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 2015 Williamson Cup will be hosted by the West Pennsylvania Golf Association on August 7-8, 2017 at the Pittsburgh Field House. 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, 2017) will be selected based on the following criteria:
- Current year tournament results
- Current Ranking in the following:
- Golf Canada National Junior Order of Merit
- GO U19 Junior Order of Merit
- GO U17 Juvenile Order of Merit
- Trackman data
- Head to head results
- Tournament Handicap
- Coach reports
- 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.
2016 Ontario Team at the Williamson Cup
Robbie Latter, Thomas Giroux, Cougar Collins, and Ty Celone