Toronto, ON – On Monday, October 2nd, the 64th Ontario Men’s Better Ball Championship returns to Oakdale Golf & Country Club, the site of Nick Taylor’s dramatic win at the 2023 RBC Canadian Open. Ontario’s best 60 teams will square off in this crowning event of the 2023 Golf Ontario championship season.
With its three nines, Oakdale is a magnificent course, rambling over rolling land, with the picturesque Black Creek running throughout the design. The players will take on the Thompson (front nine) and Knudson (back nine). This is the first time since 2018 that golfers will compete on these nines.
Some notable names are the 2022 Champions; Deer Ridge Golf Club’s Ryan Kings and Josh Hunke who finished with a strong five-under (67) on the strength of 4 birdies and an eagle, and will no doubt try to repeat this year. Other big names in the mix include former champions, John Drewery and Derek McGrath who won in 2021, 2019 Champions Garrett Rank and Mike Roberts, as well as Simon Reyers and Peter Sauerbrei who won in 2016 and 2017. Meanwhile, Oakdale hopes a few of its members will win the Championship, a feat first accomplished by current members Howard Mandelbaum and Michael Katz in 1996.
Teams will take to the course with a shotgun round starting at 10 a.m. More information on the Ontario Men’s Better-Ball Championship can be found on our official tournament website.
About The Ontario Men’s Better-Ball
The Ontario Men’s Better-Ball Championship has been played since 1959. All but two of the championships have taken place at Oakdale G&CC. The tournament is open to teams whose members both have up-to-date Golf Canada Handicap Factor of 8.4 or less at the time of online registration through the completion of the Championship. Each team’s combined Handicap Factor must not exceed 12.8 at the time of online registration through the completion of the Championship. Previous event winners include: Gary Cowan, Bill Morland, Nick Weslock, Kelly Roberts, Warren Sye, Matthew Ion Young, Albin Choi, Garrett Rank and Simon McInnis, Simon Reyers and Peter Sauerbrei, John Drewery and Derek McGrath, Ryan Kings and Josh Hunke.
About Golf Ontario
Golf Ontario is Ontario’s Provincial sports organization focused on enhancing participation, elevating performance, and supporting the passion of golfers in Ontario. With over 100,000 individual members and 500 member clubs, Golf Ontario is one of the largest golf associations in the world. From rating courses and keeping the integral rules of the game intact to growing the game at the grassroots level and hosting the best amateur tournaments in Canada, Golf Ontario is a passionate group dedicated to Shaping Lives Through Golf.
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Greg Mitchell, Coordinator; Brand, Communications & Marketing Golf Ontario,
Rob Watson, Tournament Director