July 24, 2023
Uxbridge, ON – Celebrating its 88th anniversary, the Ontario Senior Men’s Championship is set to take place at the prestigious Whitevale Golf Club on July 25-27, 2023. The championship will witness a gathering of 135 accomplished competitors, each driven by the aspiration to etch their names into the province’s golfing legacy.
The three-round 54-hole event will see the best senior men’s golfers, age 55 and older, compete for the provincial title. Over 350 players attempted to qualify for the championship through one of seven qualifiers held in June and July.
Last year’s champion John Crowther will be competing again this year, determined to defend his title once more. The stage is set for a thrilling showdown as Crowther faces tough competition from a lineup of past champions, including Dave Bunker, who claimed victory in 2020. Additionally, there is the return of Ashley Chinner, who won the championship in 2021 and will undoubtedly bring his A-game to vie for the championship once again. The atmosphere is charged with excitement as these seasoned golfers prepare to take on Whitevale Golf Club, making this year’s tournament a must-watch event for golf enthusiasts across Ontario.
Whitevale Golf Club is a member-owned club located in the Greater Toronto Area featuring scenic championship golf, world-class practice facilities and a state-of-the-art clubhouse. This is the first time in 15 years that Whitevale Golf Club will be hosting a major Golf Ontario Championship. “The membership and staff are looking forward to hosting the 2023 Ontario Senior Men’s Championship,” said Ryan La Rose, Head Golf Professional at Whitevale Golf Club “The excitement to welcome the best players in the province has been building over the past few months. With the spotlight now on us for the next few days, we look forward to showing the players and patrons what a special place Whitevale is. We are grateful for the many local businesses who have provided tremendous support.”
Round 1 is set to place on Tuesday morning starting at 7:30 am. Click here to view the championship website for pairings and results.
About The Ontario Senior Men’s Championship
Conducted since 1936, the Ontario Senior Men’s Championship event features Ontario’s best male amateur golfers aged 55 and over, competing over 54 holes of stroke play competition. Canadian and Ontario Golf Hall of Fame member Nick Weslock, one of Canada’s greatest amateurs of the century, won the event a record 11 times between 1968 and 1980. Other notable past champions include Stu Hamilton (2001, 2006), Mike Jackson (2010, 2011 and 2013) and Ontario Golf Hall of Fame member Warren Sye in 2012.
About Golf Ontario
Golf Ontario is Ontario’s Provincial Sport 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 most significant 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.
For more information, please contact:
Greg Mitchell, Coordinator; Brand, Communications & Marketing Golf Ontario
John Lawrence, Tournament Director