Last week, the annual Senior Ryder Cup competition between Golf Kenosee and White Bear Lake took place with Golf Kenosee successfully retaining the Senior Ryder Cup. The matches took place on June 20 and June 23.
On day one, the White Bear golf course hosted the event, which was a two-person better ball. White Bear won four of the six matches played. Day two at Golf Kenosee made for a different result with the veteran golfers on their home turf defeating the White Bear team 8-4 in individual match play. The final two-day total point score was Golf Kenosee 10, White Bear 8.
Representing Kenosee Lake were Ken Appell, Dennis Beauchesne, Pat Coffey, Mel Costache, Ben Dubois, Ken Ferguson, Chuck Huber, Bryan Hookenson, Brent Lothian, Doug Rintoul, Ron Roth and Jim Walker. White Bear participants were Tom Chell, Rick Haacke, Kelly Johnson, Ian Kelln, Dean Leach, Dave Lesiuk, Terry Littlechief, Dennis Lizick, Rob Nieviadomy, Gord Paulley, Dave Poitras and Fred Pollock.
Ben Brown and Brent Lothian were the co-captains for the winning team, Earl Silcox and Clarence Gelowitz co-captained White Bear. This was the fourth year of Senior Ryder Cup competition. The White Bear team was victorious in the inaugural event, with Golf Kenosee now on a three-year winning streak. The year five rematch is scheduled for June of 2023.
Said Brown, “It was a great two days of golf. Most of the matches were close, thoroughly entertaining and got the competitive juices flowing. There were also a lot of laughs.”
Southeast Saskatchewan is fortunate to have two of the top-ten 18-hole golf courses in the province. They are located just minutes away from one another. Members from both courses regularly play each other’s layout, as do many local and out-of-area golfers