Gerry Bower, OVGA Rules Chairman, is extending an invitation to interested people to join a bi-weekly online rules education program. The free program will offer bi-weekly 90 minute sessions over the winter that will help with some basic education, covering the more common problems that are encountered on the golf course.
Offered online through the GoToMeeting platform, participants will simply be required to download a small program and have a headset with a microphone.
If you and/or some of your friends are interested in joining these sessions, please contact Gerry at email@example.com. Sessions are expected to start in early November.
In the final OVGA event of the season, the Tournament of Champions, Martin Carré of Rivermead carded a 3-under par 69 to edge out the host course's Rob Knights by one shot to capture the title. In the women's division, it was Susan Pearl of Rideau View who emerged victorious after a 5-over par 77.
The OVGA is seeking a volunteer to serve as Player Development Chair. The Player Development Chair shall be responsible for the promotion of local junior golf through the implementation of junior development programs and activities, including intersectionals, tournaments, and coaching.
For information on this role please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-715-9969.
Rivermead, Rideau View, and Renfrew were among the victorious clubs in the Senior Men's Intetsectionals presented by Golf-O-Max. Rivermead took the honours in the A division with Rideau View and Renfrew winning divisions B and C respectively.
Pilon/LaFreniere and Wolff/Goodwin Win OVGA Ryder Cups
Held at Greensmere Golf & Country Club it was the home team of Christian Pilon and Paul LaFreniere that put together the top men’s round of 64 (-8). In the women’s division, Bonnie Wolff and Erika Godwin were able to edge out the team of Desparois and Comeau by one shot with a 2 under par 70.
Host Clubs Take Advantage at Sr. Women’s Intersectionals
Host clubs led the way in this year’s Sr. Women’s Intersectionals. 7 of the 11 divisions saw the host club emerge victorious, including in the top 4 divisions which were played at Royal Ottawa, Rivermead, Rideau View, and Kanata.
Camelot, Carleton, and Royal Ottawa Among Those Victorious For Junior Intersectionals
Camelot captured the A division title of the OVGA Junior Intersectionals presented by Golf-O-Max, beating out the host club Rideau View by a mere 2.5 points. Camelot will now host in 2017. Other winners on the day, and who will be moving up a division for next year's competition include Carleton, Royal Ottawa, Metcalfe, Hautes Plaines, Perth, Greensmere, and Brockville.
Mississippi Golf Club Wins 60th Anniversary of the Ethel Ferguson Team Matches
In the 60th anniversary of the Ethel Ferguson Team Matches, it was the host club, Mississippi Golf Club, that captured the title of this longstanding competition. The team was comprised of Sandy Geren (23pts), Suzanne Maheral (22pts), and Sandy Iwaniw (27 points) . Their 72 point total was able finish atop the thirteen team field, with Rideau View and and Greensmere finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively.
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