Club De Golf Le Manoir Richelieu set to host 2021 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship
|Winner receives exemption into 2022 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship|
|Club de Golf Le Manoir Richelieu, La Malbaie, Que.|
LA MALBAIE, Que. – The 2021 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship, conducted by Golf Canada, will be contested at Club de Golf Le Manoir Richelieu from Sept. 21-24, marking the 59th playing of the national championship.
A full field of 156 participants aged 55-and-over will compete in the 72-hole stroke play tournament in hopes of becoming the first Canadian Men’s Senior Champion since Gene Elliot captured the title in 2019. The tournament was not played in 2020 due to COVID cancellations.
“We have every expectation that Canada’s top senior golfers will provide for an exciting competition set against the backdrop of the St-Lawrence River and stunning Charlevoix region,” said tournament director Dan Hyatt. “The panoramic views coupled with significant course upgrades make Club de Golf Le Manoir Richelieu worthy of the associated accolades and will challenge the skills of our competitors.”
Practice rounds take place Monday, Sept. 20. Championship play will be conducted Tuesday, Sept. 21-24 with 18 holes of stroke play each day. Following the opening two rounds, the field will be reduced to the low 70 players and ties. The champion receives an exemption into the 2022 U.S. Senior Amateur championship to be contested at Saucon Valley Country Club, in Bethlehem, Pa.
A 65-and-over Super Senior Championship will run simultaneously throughout the championship, with a winner being crowned after 72 holes of play. In 2019, Lars Melander of Oakville, Ont., claimed victory after a final round of 1-under-par 70 helped him to secure the title and hoist the Governor’s Cup.
Interprovincial team competitions that are usually played concurrently with national championships will not be contested in 2021 due to the increased complexity involving group travel.
Club de Golf Le Manoir Richelieu was inaugurated by U.S President William Taft in 1925 and is known for having won numerous awards. Originally designed by English golf architect Herbert Strong, the course has since been significantly upgraded under renowned architect Darrell Huxham. The addition of a new nine brings the total to 27 world class holes of golf.
Additional information, including a full list of competitors, can be found here.
Ashley Chinner – 2021 Ontario Senior Men’s Champion
Dave Bunker – 2020 Ontario Senior Men’s Champion / 2008, 2009, 2010 Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur & Mid-Master Champion
Darren Ritchie – 1992 Canadian Men’s Amateur Champion
– Conducted since 1962.
– Golfers must be 55 and over to be eligible.
– In 1995, the Canadian Super Senior division was added and is contested through the first two rounds.
– The 2018 playing marked the first time this competition was contested over 72 holes.
– The champion is awarded the John Rankin Memorial Trophy.
– The winner of the Super Senior division is awarded the Governor’s Cup.
– Calgary’s Bob Wylie has won the event seven times since 1985.
– Nick Weslock won the event six times between 1973 and 1983.
– Paul Simson became the first person to win the British, U.S. and Canadian senior titles in the same year in 2010.
– The winner receives an exemption into the 2022 U.S. Men’s Senior Amateur Championship.
ABOUT THE COURSE
Located in the scenic Charlevoix region in Quebec, Club de Golf Le Manoir Richelieu boasts an award winning 27-hole course originally designed by English golf course architect Herbert Strong and upgraded under renowned architect Darrell Huxham.
The course consists entirely of creeping bentgrass and offers golfers breath-taking views of the Saint-Lawrence River, including an exclusive panoramic trail leading up to the Clubhouse.
GOLF CANADA AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Golf Canada annually conducts more than 20 championships nation-wide which play host to more than 3,000 domestic and international athletes from all corners of the world. In partnership with our host clubs, thousands of volunteers, provincial golf associations and our proud sponsors, Golf Canada is dedicated to supporting player development through world-class competition since our inception in 1895. Officiated by certified Canadian Rules of Golf officials, Golf Canada’s amateur competitions are fully compliant with golf’s international governing bodies and include marquee events such as the Canadian Men’s and Women’s Amateur Championships as well as the Canadian Junior Girls and Junior Boys Championships. Golf Canada’s amateur championships are proudly supported by RBC, Canadian Pacific, Sport Canada, Levelwear, Titleist and FootJoy. More information and scheduling can be found here.
Golf Canada is the National Sports Federation and governing body for golf in Canada representing 319,000 golfers and 1,400 member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada’s mission is to increase Canadian participation and excellence in golf. By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing more participants of all ages to the game, our vision is to be a world leader in golf. For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit www.golfcanada.ca.