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We are looking forward to our 2016 competitions in the Toronto area for the coming season!
This year we have planned 3 tournaments to be played at 3 distinctively different courses; one new to us, the others very popular favourites which we have not visited for many years. Dates and locations are as follow:
2016 USCAK Golf Trounament - C A N C E L L E D -
Friday - Sunday 20-22 May
PLEASE BE ADVISED !!!
THE 2016 USCAK GOLF TOURNAMENT IS CANCELLED.
USCAK WILL BE PLANNING AN EVENT IN 2017 AND FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THAT EVENT WILL BE FORTHCOMING.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND COOPERATION.
REGARDS, ALEX POPOVICH
Season Opening Tournament will be:
Saturday 4 June
Crosswinds, Burlington, Ontario
Located at 6621 Guelph Line, on east side, midway between Hwys 401 and 407.
Framed within the majestic Niagara Escarpment, Crosswinds Golf & Country Club features an 18-hole championship golf course in
Burlington that extends across 200 serene acres. Ponds and sand bunkers are strategically placed to challenge shot and club
selection at Crosswinds. The bent grass greens putt true, with enough undulation to make reading them and judging speed top
priorities. The course tends to reward accuracy over length, as each shot sets up the next.
tee offs start at: 8:30 am, SHOTGUN START
Stableford scoring based on individual player handicaps.
All players will play the Blue/White tees (127 slope), ladies from Red tees (120 slope).
Cost: $110 for UGAC members, $140 for non-members
Includes green fees, practice range, BBQ lunch buffet, gratuity, and individual day's tournament awards.
For course details, scorecard, and directions refer to their website at: www.crosswindsgolf.com
Tel. 905/ 319 5991 or 1-866/ 319 5991.
Season's Second Tournament
Saturday 6 August
Wyndance, Uxbridge, Ontario
Located at 450 Durham Road 21: from Hwy 404 exit at Bloomington Road East/Hwy 47 to traffic lights in Goodwood, turn right onto Goodwood Road/Regional Road 21, clubhouse entrance is on left side past 4th Concession.
The first course in Canada designed by Greg Norman, is meticulously shaped to take advantage of the original terrain and sandy rock faces of the reclaimed gravel pit upon which it was built. Large waste bunkers, loose rock outcroppings, convey the aura of playing the American south-west. Visually stunning!
tee offs start at: 1:30 pm, MODIFIED SHOTGUN START
Stableford scoring based on individual player handicaps.
3-point Stableford bonus for those playing from the back Black tees at 7479 yards, (Slope 139). Otherwise, all players will play the White tees at 6216 yards (Slope 131), ladies from Red tees at 5407 yards (Slope 128).
Cost: $150 for UGAC members, $180 for non-members
Includes green fees, carts, practice range, BBQ dinner buffet, gratuity, taxes, and individual day's tournament awards.
For course details, scorecard, and directions, refer to their website at: www.wyndance.clublink.ca
Tel. 905/ 649 8545.
Season Finale Championship Tournament
and Annual General Meeting will be:
Saturday 10 September
Wooden Sticks Golf Course, Uxbridge, Ontario
Located at 40 Elgin Park Drive: from Hwy 404 exit at Bloomington Road East/Hwy 47 20 minutes through Goodwood into Uxbridge, to, turn right (south) onto Elgin Park Drive – club will be on right.
Play all the golf holes you’ve dreamed about! Wooden Sticks is more than simply a place to golf. It is a tribute to the rich history and grand traditions of this great game. In designing Wooden Sticks, architect Mr. Ron Garl and his team worked diligently to ensure that every aspect of your golf experience reflects the spirit found in some of today’s most famous golf holes. In fact, 12 of the 18 holes were each inspired by a different famous golf hole from the PGA. Together with the balance of the course, they present a challenging and unforgettable golf experience. During your round, you will envision yourself playing off a road in Scotland, across a famous creek in Georgia, onto an island in Florida, and through pine forests in New Jersey.
tee offs start at: 10:30 am, MODIFIED SHOTGUN START
Stableford scoring based on individual player handicaps.
All players will play White/Pine tees at 6162 yards (slope 123), ladies from Red/Spruce at 5276 yards (slope 116).
Cost: $135 for UGAC members, $165 for non-members
Includes green fees, carts, practice range, Alberta Box lunch on carts, BBQ dinner buffet, gratuity, taxes, and individual day’s and overall 2015 Season tournament awards. AGM will coincide with dinner.
For course details, scorecard, and directions refer to their website at: www.woodensticks.com
Tel. 519/ 852 4379.
The UGAC, established in 2001, is based on the model of longstanding Ukrainian golf associations in Australia and the United States, the latter Ukrainian Golf Association of Great Britain, the Ukrainian Golf Team in Germany, and now most recently the Golf Association of Ukraine.
The UGAC has founding members in Toronto, Montreal, and Winnipeg and is looking to offer golfing opportunities to Ukrainians from across Canada. The UGAC has three main goals. Firstly, the association will organize competitive golfing among our membership staging an annual Canadian individual championship. Secondly, within this competitive context, will provide opportunities for social networking and camaraderie within the broad Ukrainian community in Canada. Thirdly, and most far reaching, is to participate in international golfing events with our parallel golf associations across the world.
Membership is open to Canadians of Ukrainian ancestry, those who have familial relations, and those who through their association with Ukrainians, may be appointed as "honourary Ukrainians". The minimum age to participate is 16. To register for membership, complete the Membership Registration Form as found on our web site at www.ugolf.ca or click here. Younger players are eligible for Junior membership.
Although our events are open to all, our members will enjoy lower cost of participation and value-added benefits.
As in previous years, our individual Net Stableford and Gross Stableford Champion Golfers for 2008 will be determined by combining the player’s best score from the first 2 season tournaments with the Finale tournament score.
To Register for any of these UGAC events, please contact:
Max Trojan, our registration convener, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone at 416/315 6993.
Payments may be made by cheque (payable to UGAC), or cash and sent
UGAC, 14 Appleby Court, Etobicoke,
Ontario M9B 5A2 (e-mail: UGAC@sympatico.ca)
I look forward to seeing all our current and new members
Bob Kushnir, UGAC President.
Registration closes and payments must be received at least
14 days prior to each UGAC
Payment may be made by cheque (made out to UGAC), or cash.
Ukrainian World Golf Challenge 9
Scotland 2017 Tournament will be:
Sunday, 23 July - Sunday, 30 July2017
The Marriott Dalmahoy, Kirknewton, Edinburgh, Scotland
Golfer: £1,555.00 Non-Golfer: £1,050.00 (including excursions)
REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY JUNE 2016
When you think golf and you think back to when the game was first played you automatically think Scotland. So where better to
hold the 9th Ukrainian World Golf Challenge than in the home of golf? Scotland has some of the best courses in the world with a
fine mixture of links and parkland there is something to suit everyone’s’ tastes and test all abilities.
Scotland is not only famous though for its golf as its heritage is world renowned and beautifully picturesque. From the deepest
Lochs to the highest Glens you'll find plenty to see and do whilst relaxing and enjoying your stay. On the outskirts of Edinburgh we
will enjoy 7 nights of luxury accommodation and service at The Dalmahoy Marriott Hotel & Country Club. This fine manor house
will be our base from which we will explore the delights of Scotland.
This week-long event promises to not only continue the tradition of excellence set by previous challenges in Prague, China,
Germany, Vancouver, Australia, Hawaii, Spain, and Florida, but also to give you a uniquely Scottish cultural and golfing experience
at the birthplace of golf.
St. Andrews Eden Course
Only slightly more forgiving than its contemporaries on the seaward side of the Links, the Eden Course was built in 1914 by Harry S. Colt whose use of natural boundaries and severe bunkers provides a course full of character.
The greens on the Eden course are the most undulating of all greens shared by the St Andrews Links trust and most
defiantly should be treated with respect. On the outward nine there is not an un-interesting hole as they wind their way through the famous links.
St. Andrews Jubilee Course
The third oldest championship course at the Home of Golf, the Jubilee is considered by many to be the most challenging course on the famous Links. Built in 1897, it was originally intended for use by ladies and beginners; however, after seeing its prime golfing location between the New Course and the sea, the Jubilee was converted to a championship layout in 1988. It has hosted many prestigious amateur events including the British Amateur Championships.
The Musselburgh Golf Club
Musselburgh is a top class championship course designed by James Braid in 1938. The length from the championship tees is a testing 6725 yards and with a par 71, SSS 72 it is a quality test of golf. Built round a bend of the river Esk, it has relatively flat tree-lined yet generous fairways. The Craigie burn meanders over some fairways giving golfers the option of laying up short or going for
the carry leaving a shorter approach to the green.
To have any hope of conquering this course you have to be able to keep the ball in play while still being long off the tee. Although it
is not easy, it is still a very enjoyable course to play, which is proven by the fact that many visitors return time after time.
Dalmahoy East Course
In 2005, the prestigious East Course completed a £1 million redevelopment and is now a true championship venue once more.
The course is a monster at over 7,400 yards, however for corporate events and members' competitions, it is set at a more manageable 6,684 yards.
The East Course has hosted major championships such as the first ever Solheim Cup in 1992, the Scottish PGA Championship on numerous occasions and the Scottish Seniors Open in 2006, 2007 and 2008. There are some great holes to be played, especially on the back nine. The 17th is ominously named "The Wee Wrecker" and will test your ability to continue that memorable round.
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St. Andrews Old Course
The Old Course, considered by many to be the "home of golf", is one of the oldest golf courses in the world, a public course over
common land. It is held in trust by The St Andrews Links Trust under an act of Parliament. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St.Andrews club house sits adjacent to the first tee.
One of the unique features of the Old Course are the large double greens. Seven greens are shared by two holes each, with hole numbers adding up to 18 (2nd paired with 16th, 3rd with 15th, all the way up to 8th and 10th). The Swilken Bridge, spanning the first and 18th holes, has become a famous icon for golf in the world.
Everyone who plays the 18th hole walks over this 700-year-old bridge, and many iconic pictures of the farewells of the most iconic golfers in history have been taken on this bridge.
The Open Championship has been staged at the Old Course at St Andrews 29 times.
Additionally: Scotland Golf Pre-Tour
Wednesday, 19 July - Sunday, 23 July2017
Macdonald Marine Hotel, North Berwick, Scotland
Golfer: £825.00 Non-Golfer: £499.00
... more info to come...
North Berwick West Links
The West Links Course is a true links located on the edge of the Firth of Forth. It is a true championship
course having hosted many events over the years and is the third oldest course in the world established in 1832.
Playing the course is all about imagination with the sea in play on 6 holes! The beach is just one long and sometimes wet hazard if the tide is in. You will find walls in the middle of fairways and in front of a green. All of these hazards are an important part of the history charting the development of the course from a few holes through to the full 18 hole course.
Gullane Golf Club
The history of Gullane No. 1 Course stretches back to 1884. Carved into the ancient links turf, pot bunkers, wispy grasses and
smooth-running greens the course is a unique challenge for the serious golfer. Add to that the fabulous views across to Edinburgh,
the Firth of Forth, Fife and beyond and you have one of the world’s most cherished golfing experiences.
Not surprisingly, the course has been the setting for a host of highly acclaimed tournaments including final qualifying for the Open
Championship on five occasions, the Scottish Amateur Championship four times, and the Ladies British Open Amateur
Championship also four times.
Glen Golf Club
The Glen Golf Club is one of the most popular of East Lothian golf courses. Whether you have played golf in Scotland before, or if
this is your first visit, the Glen is a golfing venue not to be missed. This North Berwick course enjoys superb views across the Firth
of Forth and provides an enjoyable test of golf for all levels of player.
In the 17th century golf was first played in North Berwick on these historic East Links. Originally laid out as a nine hole course in
1894, it was extended to 18 holes in 1906 with a design provided by James Braid and Ben Sayers.
Also: United Kingdom Highlights Tour
Sunday, 30 July - Saturday, 5 August2017
This fully-escorted 6-night luxury coach tour includes a wonderful sightseeing and cultural experience visiting Ambleside, Cumbria, Lake Windermere, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, London.
For details & registration refer to the UGAC website at www.ugolf.ca
and refer to the SCOTLAND 2017 Newsletter.
Visit the 2017 Scotland page for more info...