Uxbridge, ON – With fall golf season now upon us, Golf Ontario is excited to welcome the 2021 Ontario Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship to Taboo Muskoka from September 28th to 30th. As championship season is nearly approaching a close, we would like to thank all players, spectators, and volunteers for respecting and continuing to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols.
After kicking off our 2021 season at Taboo Muskoka in June, we are extremely pleased to be back to the course that will offer competitors a challenging layout carved into the dramatic Canadian Shield landscape. Consistently voted among Canada’s Top 100 courses and renowned for its panoramic beauty, the Taboo golf course is a captivating gateway to Muskoka, one of Canada’s truly outstanding golf destinations. Managing Director, Nigel Hollidge, shared that due to the rain “the course might play a little longer. However, it’ll be a great test of golf that everyone will enjoy.” We greatly appreciate Taboo’s continued support of Golf Ontario championships and look forward to experiencing the picturesque course over the three-day championship.
The Ontario Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship will consist of athletes from the following eight qualifiers: Woodington Lake Golf Club (July 19, 2021), Rebel Creek Golf Club (July 20, 2021), Otter Creek Golf Club (July 21, 2021), Rosedale Golf Club (July 26, 2021), Donalda Club (August 9, 2021), Cataraqui Golf & Country Club (August 19, 2021), Lively Golf Club (August 28, 2021), and Essex Golf & Country Club (August 30, 2021).
Players to watch for include the 2020 Men’s Mid-Amateur Champion Ryan Tsang (Cedar Brae GC), 2020 silver medallists Charles Fitzsimmons (Thornhill Club) and David Lang (Donalda Club), and the always dangerous three-time winner of this championship, Dave Bunker (Cherry Hill Club).
First tee for round one (of three) is set for Tuesday, September 28th at 8:00 a.m. For more information on the championship and to follow the leaderboard, click here to view our Golf Genius tournament page.
About the Ontario Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship
Since 1993, the Ontario Men’s Mid-Amateur championship has proven to be one of Ontario’s most sought after and important Championship titles. The 54-hole competition caters to Ontario’s best golfers age 25 and older that have gained entry into the event through qualifying tournaments or an exemption.
Despite its young history, the championship has developed a notable list of past champions including Garrett Rank (2015, 2018) and Golf Hall of Fame members Stu Hamilton (1993, 1998), Kelly Roberts (1997), Dave Bunker (2007, 2011, 2014).
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Key Provincial Competitions Protocols/Restrictions (as of September 22nd, 2021)
- Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses, plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities.
- The Ontario Government has indicated that as of September 22, valid proof of vaccination will include either the paper or PDF vaccine receipt (received following 2nd shot), along with a government-issued photo ID.
- Proof of vaccination IS required for:
- Indoor Golf Simulators
- Indoor Dining
- Indoor Sports and Recreation Facilities
- Indoor Meeting and Events Spaces
- The Ontario Government has indicated that there are exceptions:
- Individuals who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical exemptions will be permitted entry with a doctor’s note until recognized medical exemptions can be integrated as part of a digital vaccine certificate.
- Children who are 11 years of age and younger and unable to be vaccinated will also be exempted from these requirements.
- You can find more information in this Ontario Government News Release.
For more information please contact:
Manager, Marketing and Communications, Golf Ontario;
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