OGC to host national ladies amateur championships

Two-time defending champion Sue Wooster of Australia is expected to join other top Lady Amateurs in Osoyoos this August.

The Osoyoos Golf Club has secured a big win for the community, next August bringing to town the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championships.

The championships comprise one of Golf Canada’s premier events and will feature women amateurs from across the country and beyond.

“We are very excited to be conducting the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur & Senior Championship at one of the finest golf courses in British Columbia,” said tournament director Adam Cinel of Golf Canada. 

“It’s great to be back in the Osoyoos community – our competitors are in for a phenomenal experience as we look to write the next chapter of Canadian golf history.”

Competition takes place on the Park Meadows 18-hole championship course at OGC over three days: Aug. 18 through Aug. 20.

An official practice round is scheduled for Aug. 17. The 18-hole Desert Gold course will remain open for OGC members and guests.

Some 150 players will compete for four trophies: Mid-Amateur – for players over 25 years of age; Mid-Master – over 40; Senior – over 50; and Super Senior – over 60.

OGC general manager Doug Robb is proud of the club’s selection as this year’s host.

“There are about 2,500 golf clubs in Canada and only eight national events a year. So, we feel very fortunate to have this opportunity to show off the club and the town of Osoyoos.”

His enthusiasm was echoed by Osoyoos Mayor Sue McKortoff.

“I certainly think that it’s a feather in our cap that not only do they enjoy coming to Osoyoos, with our weather, but obviously the Osoyoos Golf Club has put together a package that was totally appropriate to what Golf Canada needed.”

Officials and staff from Golf Canada will visit OGC over the spring and summer and then arrive in force the week before the event for final preparations and to direct proceedings.

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