RCA Golf Tournament

This year's RCA Golf Tournament was the 25th annual and by all who attended it was judged a complete success. We were hosted at Öviinbryd Golf Club on Lake Joseph in Muskoka through the kindness of sponsors Tim Witzel ‘76 and Don McFarlane ‘76. Under the leadership of co-chairs Buck Orr ’76 and Hal Gould ‘69, ably assisted by Bryan Rose ‘96 who has done 14 of these events, we attracted 138 golfers and 12 more diners at Rocky Crest Resort where the post tournament banquet was held.
 
Perfect weather, a fantastic professional staff at Öviinbryd, a world-class course, generous sponsors and hard work by the Development Office combined to produce one of the best tournaments we have enjoyed. Another highlight was the presentation of a cheque for $50,000 to the Headmaster and the Renaissance Campaign chairs to be added to the Rod Ferguson ‘87 Memorial Bursary. This gift was made possible largely through the efforts of David Anderson ‘88 and Dean Karachi ‘87 who galvanized the "Friends of Rod Ferguson" to remember their dear friend who was lost to us far too early in his life.

Please click here for photos from the day and evening. Please click here for a complete list of winners and here for a list of the sponsors. 
 
"Sandy" Somerville '21
C. Ross "Sandy" Somerville '21 is best known as one of Canada’s greatest golfers. He won six Canadian amateur titles between 1926 and 1939, in 1932 he was the first Canadian to win the U.S. Amateur title and in 1934 he shot a hole-in-one at Augusta. Sandy won two Canadian Seniors titles and was President of the Royal Canadian Golf Association in 1957. He was selected the 1932 Canadian Press Athlete of the Year and in 1950 was named the CP Golfer of the Half-Century. He was also one of Canada’s top cricket players and set the highest score in school cricket of 212 runs not out.  Somerville was a member of the RCGA Hall of Fame and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. Sandy was from London, Ontario and attended Ridley College from 1913 - 1921, where his athletic career began. Sandy passed away on May 16, 1991. Click here to see "Sandy" in action.