2nd Annual Ontario Disability Championship Takes the Stage at Woodington Lake GC, in Partnership with Special Olympics

Tottenham, ON – After a very successful launch in 2019, the Ontario Disability Championship will return to the beautiful Woodington Lake Golf Club from September 28th to 29th. The Championship will showcase some of the world’s top athletes with a disability, competing in a provincial championship environment. Focusing on player development, this inclusive event will ensure a proper pathway and better competition opportunity for some of the highest performing disabled athletes. This event will be included in the list of events eligible for world ranking points and will see both Men and Women compete in both low gross and net stableford categories.

 

As part of this year’s event, Special Olympics Ontario is pleased to partner with Woodington Lake Golf Club to help support and promote the event.

 

The beautiful course features rolling terrain, carved from towering pine forest and lush natural environment. General Manager of Woodington Lake, John Chetti, is very happy to be supporting this event. “Woodington Lake Golf Club is honoured to again be hosting the Ontario Disability Golf Championship. The 2019 event was extremely special and we saw some incredible competition. Having a new partnership with Special Olympics Ontario will enable us to take this event to the next level. Our facility is well suited to host the regions’ best athletes with disabilities for this Championship and we look forward to again having a front seat to witness some amazing golf at this Championship”.

 

The Ontario Disability Golf Championship is a marquee event on the championship calendar. Returning to the field to defend their title, is Natasha Stasiuk (Oakville, ON) in the Women’s Division and Kurtis Barley (Chesterville, ON) in the Men’s Division.

 

We are also excited to have introduced a Front Line Workers donation program this year as part of our registration process, to give back to the local communities we will be playing in. The Front Line Workers’ donations from the Ontario Disability Championship will be donated to Stevenson Memorial Hospital.

 

First tee off for round one on Monday, September 28th is set for 9:00 a.m. For more information on the championship and to follow the leaderboard, click 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).

 

Key Provincial Competitions Protocols/Restrictions (subject to change)

  • No spectators, including coaches and media, permitted. (**Exception: Players 18 & Under may have one accompanying adult)
  • No motorized carts permitted. (**Exception: Single rider carts only for Senior & Disability Championships)
  • All events will be a single tee start – no shotguns or split tees.
  • Restricted field numbers. (see individual championships)
  • Qualifiers will have limited field sizes. Entries will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Click here for the full version of the Championship protocols. **These protocols are subject to change as new guidance is received from the government.

 

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For more information please contact:

Brianna Christopher, Assistant, Marketing Communications.
Golf Ontario
BChristopher@gao.ca

Peter MacKellar, Manager, Marketing and Communications.
Golf Ontario
PMacKellar@gao.ca

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