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Canadian Men's Senior Championship

Celebrating 100 Years of Golfing Excellence
In celebration of their 100th Anniversary, the Red Deer Golf & Country Club is pleased to host the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship from September 5th – 9th, 2022.  It will be one of the marquee events culminating a season of golfing experiences for the historied Red Deer Golf & Country Club (RDGCC).

The Canadian Men’s Senior Championship has been held since 1962 and has become one of Canada's most popular amateur golf events. One hundred fifty-six male amateur golfers aged 55 or over will qualify for this national championship by qualifying at the various Provincial championships held across the country.   The field will include the finest Canadian Senior Golfers as well as some discretionary international exemptions.  The champion will earn a coveted exemption into the 2023 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship.
 
Over 150 volunteers from both the Red Deer Golf & Country Club and the community will be on hand to host the National and International competitors and their families.
 
Registration information and further history of the Championship, including past winners, can be found on the Golf Canada web site at 2022 Canadian Men's Senior Championship. Registrations opened in March, 2022.
 
The origins of Red Deer Golf & Country Club date back to July 3, 1919. The first course was located on leased land on what is now known as West Park Estates. At that time, the six fairways were quite short, and the Club had to install extra fencing to keep the cattle out. Sheep were acquired to keep the greens trimmed, and gophers left several unplanned holes throughout the course. Realizing the need for a better property and more land to enhance the golfing experience, 175 acres of land was purchased to the north across the Red Deer River. The course was organized on its current site in 1922 and is among the 150 oldest continuously active golf courses in Canada. The Red Deer Golf & Country Club held an official opening for the new course and Clubhouse on August 22, 1922, while hosting the inaugural Central Alberta Amateur Golf Tournament, Alberta’s oldest continuously running men’s three-day amateur tournament.

Red Deer Golf & Country Club has hosted numerous provincial and national championships over its 100-year history, including the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship in 2019. “The legacy of hosting the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship will provide our members, guests and the community of Red Deer and central Alberta with an unparalleled golf and social experience and will provide an opportunity to enhance the sport of golf further,” said Hugh McPherson. -Host Committee Chair.
Red Deer Golf & Country Club Host Committee Contact Information

Hugh McPherson – Host Club Tournament Chair
Cell: 403-350-8147, Email:  hughnlois@shaw.ca
 
Mike Kenney - General Manager, RDGCC 
T 403-815-6797 Cell: 587-777-1471, Email: mike@rdgcc.ca
 
Adam Cinel – Manager, Rules & Competitions, Golf Canada
T 905-849-9700 x322 Cell: 289-838-4111 (1-800-263-0009) Email: acinel@golfcanada.ca
 
 
Host Committee Members
Barclay White - Chair: Volunteer Committee
Ken Evanecz - Chair: Golf Range & Golf Shop Committee
Boman Husted – Chair: Course Committee
Rich & Linda Roberts – Chairs: Scoring Committee
Greg & Eileen Atkinson – Chairs: Player Services Committee
Renee White - Chair: Clubhouse Committee  
Lois McPherson – Chair: Communications Committee  
Rod Murray - Chair:  Transportation 
Scott Robinson & Lyn Radford – Liaison: Sponsorship & Fundraising
Dean Manz - Head Golf Pro, RDGCC
  
 
Red Deer Golf and Country Club - www.rdgcc.ca
Golf Canada - www.golfcanada.ca
City of Red Deer - www.reddeer.ca
Tourism Red Deer - www.visitreddeer.ca
Red Deer Chamber of Commerce - www.reddeerchamber.com
Travel Alberta - www.travelalberta.com
Message from Mayor, City of Red Deer - Welcome Message

Message from President, RDGCC Club - Peter Innes - President's Message

Message from Host Club Tournament Chair - Host Club Tournament Chair Message

Conducted since 1962, the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship has grown to become one of most popular amateur golf events in Canada. In 1995, the Royal Canadian Golf Association introduced the 70 and over Super Senior division in addition to the existing 55 and over age group.

Calgary’s Bob Wylie has captured seven John Rankin Memorial Trophies since 1985. Nick Weslock, one of Canada's greatest amateurs of the century, won the event six times between 1973 and 1983. Ray Reid of Edmonton claimed a place in Canada's golf history by winning the inaugural Super Senior Championship and having his name as the first to be engraved on the Governor’s Cup in 1995. One of the new kids on the senior block is Graham Cooke of Hudson, Que., who has won four senior championships since 2001. In 2010, Paul Simson made history by becoming the first person to win the British, U.S. and Canadian senior titles in the same year.

The Senior Championship is played over 72 holes with a cut after 36 holes. The Super Senior Championship is contested concurrently over the first 36 holes of the championship. The Senior Inter-provincial Team Championship, established in 1977, runs concurrently with the first 36 holes of the tournament.

Golf Canada/Registration/Tournament Information 

Golf Canada
2022 Canadian Men's Senior Championship

Visiting the City of Red Deer

The City of Red Deer

Accommodations, Restaurants, Things to See and Do

Tourism Red Deer
www.reddeerchamber.com
Travel Alberta

 

For Canadian Men's Senior Sponsorship opportunities please click the links below:

Cdn Men's Senior Sponsorship Brochure

Cdn Men's Senior Sponsorship Form
We thank all the National Partners and our sponsors for your support of this National Championship.


                     

 
VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
 
The Red Deer Golf & Country Club is hosting the 2022 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship, September 5 to 9, 2022. The event will be one of the exciting anniversary events that will take place this year. We will be welcoming international players and the finest players from all over Canada.  To host an event of this magnitude will require the dedication of 150 volunteers, both members of our Club and the Red Deer community. Volunteers will be needed in these areas: Scoring, Course Committee, Golf Range, Player Services, and Transportation. You may sign up and indicate your area of interest, otherwise you will be assigned where you are needed the most.
 
If you would like to Volunteer, you will need to register with Golf Canada using the link below.
 
Host Club Volunteer Application Form - Golf Canada (volgistics.com)
 
If you require further information on this event, please feel free to contact me directly at: barcwhite@shaw.ca or by phone @ 403-318-5465.   

Thank you in advance of your participation in this wonderful event. We all look forward to an exciting week of golf at this national championship in September.
 
Barclay White,
Chair, Volunteer Committee