At almost 70 years of age, I reasoned that the probability of my winning another golf tournament was very small considering that, locally, there is a large number of very good, senior, competive golfers, many of whom can still hit the ball a long way. However, in playing both the Prescott GC and the Stonebridge GC in the OVGA Seniors' Championship on two blistering hot days last August, where both courses demanded accuracy over distance, I was able to use my consistency to play well enough to win the Seniors Championship for the third time, and by four strokes. Needless to say, the victory was a thrilling surprise.
Locally, there are two active senior golfers, Moe Proulx and myself, who have won this championship three times, and only one, the late Charlie Douglas, who has won four times. In 2016, the OVGA Seniors will be played one each of the two courses at Greensmere and I am looking forward to using my familiarity with both Legacy and Premiere as an advantage in my quest to win for the fourth time, and tie Charlie.
I have entered the 2016 Ontario Provincial Senior 70+ Championship which is scheduled to be played this coming season at The Marshes GC in August, a tournament I am very much looking forward to. Hopefully, the work that I am doing on my golf game over the winter, will allow me to adequately represent Greensmere at the provincials.
The golf season is still a few months away, but we are already looking forward to the opportunity to host the OVGA Men's and Ladies' Senior Championship. The OVGA will make their way to Greensmere on July 18th and 19th to crown the top senior golfers in the city.
Round one of the Men's Senior Championship will be played on our Premiere course with the final round on the Legacy course. The Ladies' Championship will be a one day event held on the Legacy Course.
What we are most excited about is the opportunity for one of our members, Lyle Alexander, to defend his title on home turf. Thoughts from the defending champ on last year's win and this summer's opportunity:
Go get 'em, Lyle! We are all rooting for you.