How Oakdale G&CC joined the venue rotation for the RBC Canadian Open

Photo Bernard Brault, Golf Canada Toronto, Ontario: Monday, June 5th, 2023 RBC CANADIAN OPEN Oakdale Golf and Country Club Drone views

It was a simple idea that grew. Why couldn’t we do that? It was a question posed to Jordan Klein by phone by Mark Laurie while the two Oakdale Golf and Country Club members watched the 2019 RBC Canadian Open at the Hamilton Golf & Country Club from their respective homes.

“They are both very good and passionate golfers at Oakdale,” says the club’s immediate past president Mark Sadowski of that fateful conversation “Jordan replied that he thought their course would be too easy. Mark pointed out that Melbourne Golf Club in Australia hosted a big tournament by using a composite 18 of their 27 holes and Oakdale likewise has 27 holes.” Sadowski said the more the two men thought about it and talked about it the more they got excited at the prospect of actually doing it. A phone call a few days later to Laurence Applebaum, CEO of Golf Canada who has friends who are members at Oakdale, really got the ball rolling. The concept then took on a life of its own with more and more people at the club getting involved.

Sadowski became president of the club in 2021 and the project fell on his shoulders. He said they had an extremely consultative program involving Golf Canada, the PGA TOUR, and the members. It was important for the members to understand all aspects of what they were getting themselves into. In the end the members voted 73 percent in favor which he says is the highest percentage of membership approval for any club that has hosted the Canadian Open in recent years. As a result, they were approved to host this year’s tournament, June 8-11, as well as the 2026 event which aligns with the club’s centennial celebration.

For Oakdale, which was founded in 1926, it will be a coming out party of sorts, a chance for Toronto and indeed the whole world to see their facility for perhaps the first time and hear their story. “It was out of necessity that this club came into being,” says Sadowski. “A hundred years ago the world was a very different place and there were clubs who would not allow Jewish people to join or even play. And it was the same in the medical community and other aspects of business. There were very clear, no blacks, no Jews, and no Asians rules.” While it was members of the Jewish community who purchased the land a hundred years ago and formed the club Sadowski says it is not now and never has been a club for Jewish people only. He says the membership is predominately but not exclusively Jewish. “There is nothing on our membership application that asks your religion and never has been,” said Sadowski. “What we do ask, and have asked since basically the club was formed, is that you have a willingness to give back to the community in one way or another.” Sadowski points out, as an example, that when Golf Canada introduced the First Tee – Canada program to help inner city kids get into golf couple of years ago, Oakdale was the first private club in Canada to jump on board. And years earlier when a young George Knudson moved from Winnipeg to Toronto to become the club’s professional, a group of members put together some money to send him out on the PGA TOUR. “They told him he didn’t have to pay them back, just to go out and make the club proud,” said Sadowski. Knudson made all of Canada proud winning eight times between 1961 and 1972. And Sadowski says the membership has gotten behind the RBC Canadian Open in a big way. He says the members have bought out the club’s complete allotment of private lodges and have signed up in big numbers to volunteer for the various committees that are required to run an event as big as an RBC Canadian Open. “The members and their families are looking at this as great for Oakdale but also a great life experience, a chance of a lifetime,” he says. “This is something that money can’t buy.”

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PGA TOUR Champions

Stephen Ames birdied the penultimate hole to hold off Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly and win the Principal Charity Classic by one stroke. It is his third win of the season, which ties him with Stricker for the most so far this year. Ames improved to 4 for 8 when leading or co-leading a tournament entering the final round and has converted three times after being 1 for 5. The win moves Ames up to second in the Charles Schwab Cup standings behind Stricker, who was looking for his third straight win after winning back-to-back majors. Defending champion Kelly closed with two birdies over his final three holes, but he had to settle for par on the 18th which kept him out of a playoff.

1Stephan Ames66-66-67-17 

NEXT EVENT: American Family Insurance Championship (Jun 9)



Viktor Hovland birdied two of his final four holes to force a playoff before sinking a seven-foot par putt on the first extra hole to win the Memorial. It was his fourth career PGA Tour victory. Denny McCarthy, who bogeyed the 18th hole twice – once in regulation and again in the playoff – finished runner-up for the first time in his career in his 156th start. Scottie Scheffler, who made the weekend cut on the number, finished third and missed the playoff by one shot. Sheffler has not finished worse than 12th in his 13 starts this year. …Taylor Pendrith equaled his highest score to par on the PGA Tour

T60Taylor Pendrith77-69-76-76+10
MCMackenzie Huges75-70-73-72+2
MCAdam Hadwin75-73
MCAdam Svensson69-79
MCCorey Conners77-75

NEXT EVENT: RBC Canadian Open (Jun 8)

CANADIANS ENTERED:  Wil Bateman, Aaron Cockerill, Corey Conners, Myles Creighton, Taylor Durham, Michael Gligic, Adam Hadwin, David Hearn, Mackenzie Hughes, Drew Nesbitt, Daniel Kim, Stuart Macdonald, Etienne Papineau, Taylor Pendrith, Ben Silverman, Roger Sloan, Adam Svensson, Sebastian Szirmak, Nick Taylor, Johnny Travale, Mike Weir


Rose Zhang made a par putt on the second playoff hole to win the Mizuho Americas Open in her first professional LPGA start. The 20-year-old is the first to win on the Tour while making her pro debut since Beverley Hanson in 1951, and she’s only the eighth woman to win in her first LPGA start since 1992. She’s also the fourth ever player to win on Tour using a sponsor invite. Two weeks ago Zhang won the NCAA individual title in her final tournament as a college player. Jennifer Kupcho, also a former NCAA champion, finished runner-up. … Brooke Henderson, who was two shots back to start the final round, will be looking to defend the first of two titles she won in 2022 this week at the ShopRite LPGA Classic. …Golf Canada women’s team member Lauren Kim finished tied for ninth in the AJGA portion of the event, which was played using the modified Stableford format. …Fellow team member Michelle Liu was T14 while Team Canada NextGen members Vanessa Borovilos finished 12th, Luna Lu was 21st, and Vanessa Zhang was T22.

T33Brooke Henderson69-70-76-73E
T49Maddie Szeryk73-72-69-78+4
MCMaude-Aime Leblanc74-78

NEXT EVENT: Mizuho Americas Open (Jun 1)

CANADIANS ENTERED: Brooke Henderson, Maude-Aimee Leblanc, Alena Sharp


Jorge Fernandez Valdes made a birdie on the first playoff hole to defeat Trent Phillips in the UNC Health Championship. It was his first career title and moved him to No. 10 on the points list. The top 30 at the end of the season will earn PGA Tour cards for the 2024 season. Phillips birdied four of his last six holes to force the playoff. …Wil Bateman recorded his fifth top-40 result of the season.

T37Wil Bateman69-69-70-70-2
MCRoger Sloan72-69 

NEXT EVENT: BMW Charity Pro-Am (Jun 8)



Tom McKibbin birdied two of his final four holes for a two-shot victory at the European Open. It was the first career win for the Northern Irelander who made the move up from the Challenge Tour this year. Marcel Siem, Maximilian Kieffer and Julien Guerrier all finished in a tie for second. Siem and Kieffer were looking to become the first German golfers to win a tour event on home soil in 15 years. German players have won six events in the last 10 months on the European tour after previously not having won since 2014. There were no Canadians entered in the event.

NEXT EVENT: Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed (Jun 8)



Myles Creighton carded a final round 68 to win the Inter Rapidisimo Golf Championship by a single stroke. It was his first career win in 27 starts on the development tour and the victory moves him into top spot in the Totalplay Cup standings. With two events left in the season, Creighton can secure exempt status on the Korn Ferry Tour next year if he can maintain that position. The top five players in the standings will also earn an exemption into the final stage of the 2023 PGA Tour Q-School. …Max Sekulic notched his fifth top-30 result of the season

1Myles Creighton66-66-69-68-19
T28Max Sekulic73-69-71-69-6
T40Stuart Macdonald71-71-69-74-3
MCBlair Bursey73-75
WDJoey Savoie80 

NEXT EVENT: Jalisco Open GDL (Jun 22)


Alena Sharp birdied two of her final three holes for a two-stroke victory at the Champions Fore Change Invitational. It’s her second career win on the developmental tour, the first since 2014. It’s her second top-five finish in four starts this season. With the win, she moves up to No. 8 in the Race for the Card standings. The top 10 players at the end of the year will earn LPGA Tour membership for next season. …Selena

Costabile, who was tied for second after the first round, notched her fourth top-15 result of the season.

1Alena Sharp67-64-68 -17
T14Selena Costabile66-71-72 -7
MCSarah-Eve Rehaume77-76

NEXT EVENT: FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship (Jun 9)

CANADIANS ENTERED:  Mary Parsons, Selena Costabile, Kate Johnston, Christina Foster (reserve), Josee Doyon (reserve), Megan Osland (reserve)

UBC Thunderbirds hold lead in women’s division, Victoria Vikes take lead in men’s division after third day of the University/College Championship

Jackson Jacob fires a 63 to maintain lead in men’s individual division

Komoka, Ont. –  As temperatures continue to soar in Komoka so does the action at FireRock Golf Club. Jackson Jacob (Fraser Valley Cascades) recorded two eagles and five birdies on his way to a 9-under, 63 to continue to hold the lead in the individual men’s division after three rounds of the 2023 Canadian University/College Championship presented by BDO on Thursday.

Jacob got off to a hot start with an eagle on the opening hole. He followed up the front nine with three birdies for a 31. “Today, I didn’t do anything super crazy, I hit a lot of greens, hit a lot of fairways, let the putter do the work and add a chip in here and there,” he said with a smile.

Both the Fraser Valley Cascades and Université Laval Rouge et Or are trailing the Victoria Vikes for first place. The Vikes hold a one-shot lead on Laval heading into the final day. The Cascades had a day to remember, firing a combined 17-under, 271 to move into third place in the men’s team division. Jacob and his teammates have been looking forward to this tournament for a while, “it means a lot, this is the last nationals that Aaron (Pauls), our head coach is going to be with us so we’re all just trying to do our best and win it for him,” said Jacob.

Élizabeth Labbé (UBC Thunderbirds) shot a 2-under, 71 on Thursday. She currently sits in third with teammates Sonja Tang leading at 5-under and Grace Bell in second at 1-over to round out the top three in the women’s individual division.

“This course sets up really well, not just for me but for our whole team,” said Labbé. “I just try to stay patient and know that the birdies are coming. It’s nice because there’s five par 5’s, definitely good opportunities. Overall, just staying patient and the birdies will come.”

In the women’s team division, the UBC Thunderbirds will be taking their lead into the final round on Friday after shooting a combined 216 on Thursday and currently sit at 6-under with a 45-shot lead.

“I think we just want to keep doing what were doing, we’ve had a really great season overall. I think just sticking to our game plan, having fun, and we’ll manage,” added Labbé ahead of tomorrow’s final round.

The field has now been cut to the top ten (10) men’s teams and the top six (6) women’s teams. Individuals within ten (10) shots of third place have made the cut, in addition to any players in the top ten (10) men’s teams and top six (6) women’s teams.

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Top-5 Women’s – Individual

1Sonja Tang68, 70, 76-5
2Grace Bell71, 77, 72+1
3Élizabeth Labbé71, 79, 71+2
4Sukriti Harjai78, 71, 76+6
T5Victoria Tse79, 76, 72+8
T5Lexie McKay72, 75, 80+8

Top-5 Men’s – Individual 

1Jackson Jacob68, 71, 63-14
T2Andrew Rouble71, 69, 71-5
T2Justin Allen73, 67, 71-5
T4Nicolas Dessureault71, 73, 68-4
T4Liam Mosher72, 68, 72-4

Top-5 Women’s – Team

1University of British Columbia Thunderbirds210, 225, 216-6
2University of Victoria Vikes237, 222, 237+39
3University of British Columbia Okanagan Heat230, 234, 234+41
4University of the Fraser Valley Cascades237, 237, 233+50
5Humber College Hawks232, 234, 244+53

Top-5 Men’s – Team

1University of Victoria Vikes290, 283, 287-4
2Université Laval Rouge et Or289, 284, 288-3
3University of the Fraser Valley Cascades299, 292, 271-2
4University of British Columbia Thunderbirds295, 287, 285+3
5McMaster University Marauders295, 292, 286+9

Fans will be able to play so called Hole Zero at upcoming RBC Canadian Open

Photo Bernard Brault, Golf Canada Toronto, Quebec: Sunday June 12th, 2022 RBC CANADIAN OPEN St-George’s GCC Final Round Tony Finau Rory McIlroy Justin Thomas

Fans will be able to play a hole at Oakdale Golf and Country Club when it hosts the RBC Canadian Open next week.

The unique spectator experience is possible because the club in Toronto’s northwest corner has 27 holes on its property, but the PGA Tour event needs just 18 of them.

“It’s going to be a legit 150-yard plus par-3, that you get to play like a real hole,” said Aubrey Levy, senior vice-president of marketing and content for theScore, which is sponsoring the hole through its betting service. “It’s not just come up and take a swing at a simulator or range. You play an entire hole.”

Stations will be set up around Oakdale during the Canadian Open where fans can sign up for a time slot at the so-called Hole Zero. Golf carts will pick them up at the station and take them to the extra hole.

“We’re going to have coaching on site for you, we’re going to have a caddy, we’re going to kit you out with a locker room,” said Levy. “The hope is to make you feel like a pro for a 20-minute block, whether you play like a pro or not.”

This is the first time that fans will be able to play at a PGA Tour event, albeit on an extra 19th hole, according to theScore Bet.

At last year’s Canadian Open theScore Bet sponsored Skyline seats, a dining table that was raised 100 feet into the air by a crane, allowing for a view of St. George’s Golf and Country Club and Toronto’s downtown core.

Levy said that the goal with Hole Zero was to create almost an opposite experience to the Skyline seats.

“We thought ‘OK, if (Skyline) was well received, creating a unique vantage point, then what can we do to bring them even closer to the action?”’ said Levy. “That led to the thought of actually taking them on the course and giving them the opportunity to play a hole during an actual event, like the Canadian Open.”

The RBC Canadian Open starts June 8 and stretches to June 11. The week includes concerts by the Black Eyed Peas and Alanis Morissette on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

12 Canadians receive exemptions into 2023 RBC Canadian Open

Johnny Travale, Myles Creighton, Stuart McDonald, David Hearn, Roger Sloan, and Wil Bateman join previously announced exemption recipients, trio of Regional Qualifying medalists and seven Canadian PGA TOUR members as part of 19-player Canadian contingent for the 112th playing of Canada’s National Open Championship at Oakdale Golf & Country Club

(May 30, 2023)  Golf Canada and RBC have confirmed the names of 12 Canadians who have accepted exemptions into the 2023 RBC Canadian Open, June 6-11 at Oakdale Golf and Country Club in Toronto, Ont.

Leading the way is a trio of Team Canada athletes who will each be making their second start in Canada’s National Open. Johnny Travale of Stoney Creek, Ont., a recent graduate of the University of Central Florida has been a member of the Team Canada program for four years. Myles Creighton of Digby, N.S. receives an exemption as the low Canadian player on the current PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season points list, currently sitting 16th overall. Stuart Macdonald of Vancouver, B.C. also receives an exemption for his strong play on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, finishing top-20 in each of his five starts this season including a solo third at this past week’s Colombia Classic.

PGA TOUR veteran David Hearn of Brantford, Ont. has accepted an exemption to compete in the National Open Championship for the 19th time while Roger Sloan of Calgary, Alta. (Korn Ferry Tour) will compete in his seventh RBC Canadian Open. Also accepting an exemption is Edmonton, Alta. native Wil Bateman (PGA TOUR Canada) who will make his first ever start in the RBC Canadian Open.

The group joins previously announced Canadian exemptions for Ben Silverman of Thornhill, Ont. (Korn Ferry Tour) and Aaron Cockerill of Winnipeg, Man. (DP World Tour).

Canadian golf icon and President’s Cup International Team Captain Mike Weir of Bright’s Grove, Ont. will be competing in his 31st RBC Canadian Open, one back of fellow Canadian Golf Hall of Famer George Cumming who had a record 32 starts in Canada’s National Open Championship.

Three other Canadians earned exemptions through RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifying including Taylor Durham of North Vancouver, B.C. (BC Regional Qualifier at Ledgeview Golf Club), Daniel Kim of Toronto, Ont. (Ontario Regional Qualifying #1 at Oshawa Golf & Curling Club), and Sebastian Szirmak of Toronto, Ont. (Ontario Regional Qualifying #2 at TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley).

A 19-player Canadian contingent will challenge for the national championship led by PGA TOUR winners Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont. (world no. 29), Adam Svensson of Surrey, B.C. (world no. 61), Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ont. (world no. 66), Nick Taylor of Abbottsford, B.C. (world no. 69), and Adam Hadwin of Abbottsford, B.C. (world no. 74) as well as fellow PGA TOUR members Taylor Pendrith of Richmond Hill, Ont. and Michael Gligic of Burlington, Ont.

“We are pleased to extend these additional tournament exemptions and welcome our roster of 19 deserving Canadians competing in the 112th playing of Canada’s National Open Championship,” said RBC Canadian Open Tournament Director Bryan Crawford. “The passion and commitment that these talented athletes have shown in representing Canada on the global golf stage is an inspiration to golf fans across the country and we are proud to welcome them to the field for the 2023 RBC Canadian Open.”

Four additional exemptions will be available during the RBC Canadian Open Final Qualifier on Sunday, June 4 at Coppinwood Golf Club in Goodwood, Ont.

In addition to world class golf, fans at the 2023 RBC Canadian Open will be treated to the two-night RBCxMusic Concert Series onsite at Oakdale Golf and Country with Grammy Award-winning group, the Black Eyed Peas performing on Friday, June 9 and Canadian Grammy Award-winning icon Alanis Morissette performing on Saturday, June 10.

Tickets for the 2023 RBC Canadian Open are available here. Children aged 12-and-under get free admission with a ticketed adult.

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Emiliano Grillo made birdie on the second playoff hole to defeat Adam Schenk at the Charles Schwab Challenge. It was the second career win for the Argentinian, the first in more than 7 1/2 years. Grillo made birdie with two holes remaining to go up by two strokes only to squander it with a double bogey on the final hole. Rookie Harry Hall bogeyed the final hole to finish in a tie for third with world No. 1 Scott Scheffler, who had a hole-in-one at No. 8 during his final round. Scheffler was runner-up at this event last year after losing in a playoff. PGA teaching pro Michael Block, who crafted an inspirational story a week ago at the PGA Championship, could not find the same magic this past week. He failed to make the cut and finished in the field.

MCNick Taylor71-73 

NEXT EVENT: the Memorial Tournament  (Jun 1)

CANADIANS ENTERED: Corey Conners, Adam Hadwin, Mackenzie Hughes, Taylor Pendrith, Adam Svensson


Steve Stricker made a par putt on the first playoff hole to defeat Padraig Harrington and win the Senior PGA Championship. It was the sixth major title for the 56-year-old and his second straight after winning the Regions Tradition two weeks ago. Harrington was trying to become the first wire-to-wire winner of the Senior PGA since Rocco Mediate in 2016. Stewart Cink, who turned 50 last week, finished third in his Champions Tour debut, two shots back. He also recorded a hole-in-one in the third round …Stephen Ames recorded his fifth top-20 result of the season. Ames finished runner-up in this event in 2022. …This was the first time in three career starts that Mike Weir did not record a top-5 finish in this event.

T15Stephen Ames70-70-70-73-5
T37Mike Weir75-70-73-72+2

NEXT EVENT: Principal Charity Classic (Jun 2)

CANADIANS ENTERED:  Stephen Ames, Mike Weir


Pajaree Anannarukarn of Thailand made a birdie to win the seventh hole and never looked back, defeating Ayaka Furue of Japan 3&1 to win the Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play. Furue finished runner-up for the second straight year. Anannarukarn won for the second time on the LPGA Tour, and the first since 2021. …Brooke Henderson finished 2-1-0 in the group stage event and did not advance. She defeated Yaeeun Hong 3&2 in her first match, lost to Sophia Schubert 1 UP, and closed out the round-robin with a 4&2 win over Jeongeun Lee6. …Maddie Szeryk finished 1-1-1 in her group and did not advance. She fought back from 2 down with pars on the final two holes to halve her opening match against Linn Grant, defeated Eun-Hee Ji 3&2, and in her final round-robin match made double bogey on the final hole to lose 1 UP to Matilda Castren

NEXT EVENT: Mizuho Americas Open (Jun 1)

CANADIANS ENTERED: Brooke Henderson, Maude-Aimee Leblanc, Maddie Szeryk, Alena Sharp (reserve)


Rico Hoey made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a one stroke victory at the Visit Knoxville Open. It was his first career win and moves him up to No. 2 on the points list. The top 30 players at the end of the season will earn PGA Tour cards for 2024. Chase Seiffert birdied three straight holes but couldn’t convert a fourth birdie putt on the final hole to force a playoff. Norman Xiong, the third round leader, only made one birdie and 17 pars in the final round to finish tied for second. …This was the first result outside the top-30 for Wil Bateman in five weekend cuts this season

T41Wil Bateman68-69-71-66-6
MCRoger Sloan71-68 

NEXT EVENT: UNC Health Championship (Jun 1)

CANADIANS ENTERED:  Wil Bateman, Roger Sloan


Pablo Larrazabal birdied three of his final four holes for a two-stroke victory at the KLM Open. It was his ninth European tour title and the second in the last four weeks. Fellow Spaniard Adrian Otaegui birdied two of his last three holes to finish runner-up. There were no Canadians entered in the event.

NEXT EVENT: Porsche European Open (Jun 1)



Walker Lee overcame a three-stroke deficit and made a 15-foot birdie on the final hole for a one-shot win over Austin Hitt at the Colombia Classic. Stuart Macdonald was leading with six holes to play before three consecutive bogeys starting at No. 14. He managed to birdie the final hole to finish solo third. It was his second top-10 result of the season and fifth top-20 finish in as many starts. Twelve of his last 20 rounds have been sub-70. …Myles Creighton notched his third top-10 result of the season, first since March. …Blair Bursey posted his second top-30 finish in his last four starts.

3Stuart Macdonald65-64-66-68-17
T7Myles Creighton66-68-64-67-15
T24Blair Bursey69-67-64-70-10
T52Joey Savoie71-65-69-69-6
MCMax Sekulic71-68 

NEXT EVENT: Inter Rapidlisimo Golf Championship (Jun 1)

CANADIANS ENTERED: Blair Bursey, Myles Creighton, Stuart Macdonald, Joey Savoie, Max Sekulic


Jiwon Jeon overcame a one-stroke deficit to start the final round on her way to a two-shot victory over Alyaa Abdulghany and Lindy Duncan in the Inova Mission Inn Resort and Club Championship. It was the first career victory for Jeon, who celebrated her 26th birthday on Friday. Abdulghany recorded her third top-10 finish of the season.

MCSelena Costabile72-79 
MCSarah-Eve Rheaume78-78 

NEXT EVENT: Champions Fore Change Invitational (Jun 2)

CANADIANS ENTERED:  Selena Costabile, Alena Sharp, Sarah-Eve Rheaume, Brogan McKinnon (reserve), Christina Foster (reserve), Josee Doyon (reserve), Megan Osland (reserve)

Golf NB Championships

Champions Crowned at NB Men’s Four Ball, Driven by Audi Moncton

Andrea Garland, Golf NB Vice-president & Membership Services Chair (Right), posing with 2023 NB Men's Four Ball Champions, Braeden Burgess (Middle), and Chase Burgess (Left)

NB Men`s Four Ball Results

NB Senior Men`s Four Ball Results

For Immediate Release:

Sunday brought sunny and warm conditions to entice the field at the NB Men’s Four Ball Championships Driven by Audi Moncton, the first event of the 2023 Golf NB Championship Schedule.

In the Senior Men`s Division, the team of Mike Breen of the Hampton Golf Club, and Mark Armstrong of the Riverside Country Club would complete their wire-to-wire win shooting a score of five under par 67, (-5) on day 1, and a three under par 69, (-3) on day 2 ending with a narrow two-shot lead over runner-ups Shawn Branch & Greg Jones of the Country Meadows Golf Club.


In the Senior Net Division, it was Joe Sullivan & Gary Grant of the Covered Bridge Golf & Country Club who would be crowned. Grant and Sullivan would card a net six under par 66, (-6) on day 1, and a net five under par 67, (-5) on day 2. The pair ended their tournament with a 2-day net total of eleven under par 133, (-11) giving them a two-shot victory over runner-ups Gerry Garnett & Charlie Christensen of the Hampton Golf Club, and Shawn Branch & Greg Jones of the Country Meadows Golf Club who both carded a net total of nine under par 135, (-9).

jARED LEGACY, Golf NB Interim Executive Director (RIGHT), POSING WITH 2023 nB mEN’S sENIOR lOW nET cHAMPIONS, jOE sULLIVAN (MIDDLE), AND GARY grant (left)


The Amateur Men’s Division saw a very close and hard-fought battle between the brother duo of Chase & Braeden Burgess of the Petitcodiac Valley Golf & Country Club and the team of Will O’Connell & Scott Friars of the Riverside Country Club. Both teams would tee off from hole #1 in a sudden-death playoff where team Burgess would card a birdie to capture the victory.

Both teams carded a three under par 69, (-3) during day 1, and an even par 72, (E) during day 2 for a tournament total of three under par 141, (-3).

andrea Garland, Golf NB Vice-president & Membership services chair (right), posing with 2023 NB men’s four ball champions, Braeden burgess (middle), and chase burgess (left)

In the Amateur Net Division, it was the Sussex Golf Club’s Nicholas Arseneault, and NB Public Player Brendan Foster. The pair beat the brother duo of Luke & Eric LaMorre by retrogression scoring. Both teams ended their tournament with a net total of nine under par 135, (-9).

We would like to give a massive thank you to the Algonquin Golf Course for their hospitality and great work over the weekend.

For more information on our host, the Algonquin Golf Course please CLICK HERE.

For more information on the 2023 NB Men’s Four Ball, Driven by Audi Moncton including results and tee times please CLICK HERE. 

Pro golfers challenged to ‘Make Turkeys’ at RBC Canadian Open

Think Turkey and Golf Canada Team Up to Support First Tee 

TORONTO – This summer, Think Turkey is proud to be an official partner of Golf Canada and this year’s RBC Canadian Open June 5 to11 at Oakdale Golf & Country Club in Toronto and the CPKC Women’s Open at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club in Vancouver from August 21 to 27.

The partnership will tee up the first ever Make Birdies Count challenge at both events, calling on players to make ‘turkeys,’ (known as three birdies in a row – or better!) to benefit First Tee – Canada, a national organization focused on introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people, with a donation of up to $15,000.  

“Like a delicious turkey dinner, golf brings people of all ages together.” said Darren Ference, Chair of Turkey Farmers of Canada. “We’re proud to partner with Golf Canada to support First Tee, which introduces youth to a sport that helps build confidence, character and connections to communities.”

“We are very excited to welcome Think Turkey as an Official Partner of Golf Canada, the RBC Canadian Open, and the CPKC Women’s Open,” said Lisa Ferkul, Chief Commercial Officer of Golf Canada. “The Make Birdies Count challenge is a great initiative and we’re looking forward to working alongside their team on this fun competitive story on the course, while making an impact that will benefit First Tee – Canada.”

Graham DeLaet, retired Canadian golfer and broadcaster, has signed on as an ambassador for the Make Birdies Count challenge, promoting it to players, media, the Golf Canada network and fans.  

“A turkey on the golf course or at home is always exciting,” said Graham DeLaet. “First Tee – Canada is a charity that’s close to many players hearts, including mine, and I’m pleased to help raise awareness for the Make Birdies Count challenge and drive some added competition for a great cause.”    

Turkey Player Stats

At the 2022, RBC Canadian Open, pros made 45 turkeys at St. George’s Golf & Country Club, with defending champ Rory McIlroy achieving one. Players in the CPKC Women’s Open in 2022 made 25 turkeys, with Brooke Henderson scoring one and Lydia Ko and Stephanie Kyriacou achieving two turkeys.

Chances for a Turkey at RBC Canadian Open at Oakdale Golf & Country Club

The back nine of Oakdale golf course presents the greatest opportunity for a turkey with holes 12 (553 yards, par 5), 13 (424 yards, par 4), 14 (172 yards, par 3), 15 (419 yards, par 4), 16 (398 yards, par 4), 17 (432 yards, par 4), and 18 (494 yards, par 5) most likely for players to make three birdies in a row. Defending RBC Open champion, Rory McIlroy, may be on a path to achieve the ultimate turkey – three consecutive wins of the Canadian Open.

“The Canadian turkey industry prides itself on serving our communities through programs that fight food insecurity and support youth,” said Nicolas Paillat, Director, Chicken and Turkey Primary Processing Sectors. “We’re proud that the Make Birdies Count challenge will support and empower youth through the sport of golf to build values and skills which will serve them for life and fuel their game.” Golf Canada and Think Turkey will be sharing a daily ‘turkey tally’ during the RBC Canadian Open and the CPKC Women’s Open. Visit to learn more. 

Golf NB

Golf New Brunswick Names New Executive Director

On behalf of GolfNB Board of Directors and staff it is my pleasure to announce and introduce to you our new Executive Director Brianna McQuillan. 

Brianna comes to us from PGA Atlantic where she served as Management Coordinator and Director of Operations. Previous to that role Brianna was Social Media Manager with Fredericton Jr. Red Wings, served as communications writer with  UNB Varsity Reds and worked with Camp Rotary and Easter Seals New Brunswick. 

Brianna’s strong communication skills, outgoing personality traits and commitment to volunteerism makes her a perfect fit for the position as we work through our strategic plan of growing the game with our youth, women and working with Golf Canada and the First Tee initiative making the game more available to a more diverse group as we encourage everyone to enjoy our great game. 

Recently our game has experienced tremendous growth.  Brianna’s immediate challenge will be to encourage our member facilities and sponsors to  support our commitment to provide a tournament schedule that will allow us to showcase the best in what our game represents; Sportsmanship, Camaraderie and Fun for all levels of participants. 

Brianna is a UNB graduate, Dean’s List Scholar with a Bachelor of Recreation and Sport Studies and a Masters in Human Kinetics, Concentration in Sport Management from University of Ottawa. 

Brianna’s official start date is June 5th. 

Please join me in welcoming Brianna to Golf New Brunswick.


Joe Sullivan


Golf NB

2023 NB Men’s Four Ball driven by Audi Moncton set for the Algonquin Golf Course

NB Men’s Four Ball – 1st Round Pairings & Tee-Times

For Immediate Release:

The 2023 Golf NB Championship Schedule kicks off the weekend of May 27th & 28th, 2023 at the Algonquin Golf Course with the Golf NB Men’s and Senior Men’s Four Ball, driven by Audi Moncton.

With the event selling out in 33 minutes with 168 players, this year’s registration numbers show a clear indication of how excited players are for the return of this event.

The NB Men’s and Senior Men’s Four Ball, driven by Audi Moncton will continue with its historical two-day, 36-hole, format with 54 Amateur Teams and 30 Senior Teams respectively.

The deep and diverse fields in both the Men’s and Senior Men’s divisions should make for an exciting weekend filled with great competitive golf.

Golf New Brunswick (Golf NB), a not for profit organization founded in 1934, is the official governing body for amateur golf in New Brunswick.  In January of 2006, the New Brunswick Golf Association (NBGA) officially merged with the New Brunswick Ladies Golf Association (NBLGA), resulting in one united governing body for amateur golf in the province.  Programs offered by Golf NB to its 8,000 members include: 12 provincial events, rules of golf education, course rating and handicap services, junior golf development programs and member club marketing initiatives.