Uxbridge, ON – With the continued support of Woodington Lake Golf Club, we prepare to welcome the 2021 Ontario Disability Championship to the beautiful Legacy Course from September 15h to 16th. Celebrating its third year running, this championship showcases some of the top athletes with disabilities from near and far, to ensure an inclusive pathway and better competition opportunity for the highest performing disabled athletes. Promoting awareness and participation for golfers with disabilities in a competitive provincial championship environment, the Ontario Disability provides a platform for future talent identification with the championship counting towards World Ranking for Golfers with Disability (WR4GD) points.
The gorgeous course located in Tottenham is “thrilled to have the Ontario Disability Championship back for its third year,” expressed Scott Loosley, Head Golf Professional of Woodington Lake Golf Club. “The course conditions are fast and firm right now and everything is in really good shape, as we’ve been lucky to have great weather conditions the past couple of weeks.” Competing on the Legacy Course, players can anticipate a true mix of Links and Stadium styles, with wide open fairways and several water hazards that add to the challenge of large undulating greens. “We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the Legacy Course next week!”
Contested over 36-holes of championship stroke play, Men and Women will battle for respective titles across four open divisions: Men’s Gross Champion, Women’s Gross Champion, Men’s Net Champion, and Women’s Net Champion. The championship is open to competitors of all ages and will requires participants to have an Official Handicap Index Limit of 28 for Men and 36 for Women.
Returning in 2021 to defend their crown is both 2019 and 2020 champions, Kurtis Barkley (Public Player) and Natasha Stasiuk (Heron Point Golf Links). 2020 Net Men’s and Women’s champions, Gary Bos (Public Player) and Tess Trojan (Public Player), will also be in attendance in the hunt for another shot at the title.
Action from the Woodington Lake GC begins on September 14th, with a practice round set to start at 9:00 a.m.. Championship play gets underway on Wednesday, September 15th at 9:00 a.m… For tee times and leaderboard information, check out our Golf Genius webpage here. Learn more about the Ontario Disability Championship here.
ABOUT THE ONTARIO DISABILITY CHAMPIONSHIP
In 2019, Woodington Lake Golf Club hosted the inaugural Ontario Disability Championship. Played over a 36-hole competition for Men and Women, the Ontario Disability Championship is an inclusive event in which athletes with disabilities compete in a provincial championship environment. The championship promotes awareness and participation for golfers with disabilities and provides a platform for future talent identification. The Ontario Disability Championship is a counting event on the World Ranking for Golfers with Disability (WR4GD).
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Key Provincial Competitions Protocols/Restrictions (as of July 21st, **subject to change)
- At all times, and in all places, 2-metre physical distancing should be respected.
- Coaches and spectators are permitted at Golf Ontario Championships and Qualifiers with capacity limits. Spectators must check in at registration, complete a wellness check and pick up accreditation before being allowed on the course.
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