Outside of Golf Ontario Provincial Championships, Ontario golfers can compete in a number of additional events, including:
Golf Canada’s National Championships
Golf Ontario provides an opportunity for golfers to represent the province through a variety of team competitions, including:
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Golf Ontario selects seven different Ontario Provincial Teams each season (pre Covid). Each Golf Ontario Championship serves as the sole qualifier for selecting the Ontario Provincial Team that will represent Ontario at the various Golf Canada National Championship Inter-Provincial Team Championships. Plays must be members in good standing with Golf Ontario and be residents of Ontario in order to be eligible for selection to an Ontario Provincial Team. Golf Ontario provides each Ontario Provincial team member with two Golf Ontario team shirts, a Golf Ontario golf bag and a $500 subsidy towards expenses to attend the national championship. Golf Ontario Team Selection Committee reserves the right to amend the team selection process at any time during or following the individual Golf Ontario Provincial Championship.
Canada Summer Games
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Golf was included as a sport in the Canada Summer Games for the first time in 2009. The golf championships at the 2009 Canada Summer Games were held at Brudenell River Golf Course in Prince Edward Island. Ontario took home the bronze medal in the Boy’s Team Championship and a silver medal in the Girls Team Championship. In the individual competition Augusta James took home the sole individual golf medal for Ontario with a silver medal in the girl’s championship.
Ontario Summer Games
The City of Mississauga will be the official host for the 2022 Ontario Parasport Games from May 13 – 15, 2022, in addition to the 2022 Ontario Summer Games from July 21 – 24, 2022
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Ada MacKenzie Matches
This is an annual two day senior women’s match play team event for Ontario vs. Upper New York State. The tournament is usually held in May each year and the teams alternate in hosting the event. Each team consists of their top ten senior women golfers. Team Ontario is comprised of the top ten eligible finishers from the prior year’s Sr. Women’s Order of Merit. The format for this competition consists of two rounds. First day is an afternoon competition, Chapman format, and the second day is a morning Better Ball. These matches have been conducted since 1960.
The Williamson Cup is an annual 36 hole junior team stroke play event in August that features four-man teams from 11 state and regional golf associations from Delaware, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New York, Ontario, Quebec and Washington, D.C. The 2019 Williamson Cup will be hosted by the Rochester District GA on August 711th & 12th, at the Irondequoit Country Club. For more information on the Williamson Cup tournament please click here.
In the competition, the low three scores of the four-man team for each round will be counted. If there is a tie in the team competition, all four player scores will count. A medalist plaque also will be awarded to the individual player with the lowest overall score. First held in 1964, the Williamson Cup Matches differ from usual junior competition, in that it basically is a family affair. Players are house guests of host club members. Social activities away from the golf club are chaperoned by those hosts. Family activities are designed to be the core of the experience for all contestants. As a result, long lasting national and international friendships have developed over the years between Williamson Cup players and host families.
Selection criteria for the Ontario team to compete at the Williamson Cup is as follows:
Age eligible team members (under 18 years of age as of Aug 1, 2013) will be selected based on the following criteria:
- Current year tournament results
- Current Ranking in the following
- Junior Golf Pathway U19 Rankings
- Junior Golf Pathway U17 Rankings
- Head to head results
- Work ethic, behaviour and team compatibility
Date of team selection will typically be made in mid-June but may be delayed until the completion of the Ontario Junior Boys Championship if required
Ontario VS. Quebec Matches
Golf Ontario and the Quebec Golf Association together hold the annual Ontario/Quebec matches consisting of 24 juvenile golfers (12 boys and 12 girls from each province) who are selected by the Golf Ontario based on their performance in events during the 2015 golf season. The age categories for the team members for Team Ontario for this event are as follows:
4 Juvenile Boys under 17 years of age
4 Juvenile Girls under 17 years of age
2 Bantam Boys – 13 years of age and younger
2 Bantam Girls -13 years of age and younger
The format for the Ontario/Quebec Matches is as follows:
Day 1: Practice Round
Day 2: 18 hole Four-Ball Matches
Day 3: 18 hole Singles Matches
Selection of athletes will be based on the following criteria:
-Current year tournament results
-Current Ranking in the following:
a) CN Future Links National Junior Order of Merit
b) GAO U19 Junior Order of Merit
c) GAO U17 Juvenile Order of Merit
-Shot by shot data
-head to head results
– Current Team Ontario program members are ineligible for selection
– Current year National Team members are ineligible for selection
Date of team selection will be typically be mid-July but may be delayed until the completion of the current year Bantam Championship if required.
The 2015 Ontario-Quebec Matches will be hosted by Quebec in August of 2012. Exact date and venue have not yet been announced.
Ontario-Michigan Senior Matches
This is an annual Senior Men’s Team event that sees the top 8 Ontario senior men selected from the previous years Senior Men’s Order of Merit in team matches against the top 8 senior men for Michigan. Ontario hosted the inaugural Ontario-Michigan Senior Matches at the historic Essex Golf & Country Club on May 19th and 20th, 2011 in LaSalle, Ontario where Michigan captured the first title. The competition is a two-day Ryder Cup style team event, the first round consists of 4 best ball matches and the second round is 8 singles matches.