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For MG Men’s Club players to be eligible for Men’s Club Tournament skill and draw prizes, you must choose one of these options from the  Men’s Club Registration Info. The prize fee for this tournament is $20 for pay as you go players.

2020 Ironman Rules

This year the Ironman is a flighted tournament with Black and Blue tees in play.  Players must declare upon registration whether they will be playing black or blue tees.  Players will be grouped according to their tee preference.  Only Black tees qualify for gross prizing.

 Prizing:  Blue/Black Net prize pool is allocated proportionally to each flight based on the number of net participants in each flight.

  • Black tees:  Low Gross – first through fourth.  Low Net – first through fourth
  • Blue tees: Low Net only – first, second
  • No Deuce Pot or KP’s for this tournament.     
  • The fee for this tournament is $20 for pay as you go players.

Ironman Rules

  • Summer Rules are in effect. The ball is to be played down with the exception of the Local Rule regarding embedded balls outside of a hazard.
  • Bare areas inside of 15 yards of the green to be played as Ground Under Repair. This includes areas “marked” as GUR and those not. Those areas not marked are subject to approval of playing partners “prior” to taking a drop. Obvious areas on all fairways that should have been marked GUR and are not – are entitled to free relief once approval is obtained from playing partners as well. There is “NO RELIEF” given in the rough, except where permitted under RGCA and Local Rules and where marked as GUR
  • All Fescue areas are HAZARDS and are to be played as such. The line of the Fescue Hazard is defined by the contour of the fescue cut and not a straight line between red hazard stakes. Balls in the Hazards, including Fescue Hazards must be played “as is” if you elect to play it without taking penalty relief. You may touch the ball in the Hazard only to identify it.
  • Obvious areas that would normally be marked as GUR are to be played as GUR. You can lift, clean and place your ball through the green. Remember, this is one club length in the fairway (no closer to the hole) and 6” on the green aprons and rough. Balls in the rough stay in the rough – balls in the fairway stay in the fairway.
  • Bunkers- If your ball comes to rest in a footprint or club divot you may lift, not clean it, and foot rake the sand to the natural contour of the bunker then replace the ball in exactly the same spot.  You may not create a sand tee or more favorable lie by changing the slope near or under the ball.  That is a penalty.  
  • If unsure of a possible ruling – play a second ball and record the scores for both balls until a ruling from the Handicap/Rules Committee can be obtained.
  • Handicaps used with be RCGA Handicaps as of the cutoff date.
  • Target Pace of Play for this tournament is 4 hours and 10 minutes.  Groups over 4 hours and 18 minutes will be penalized unless they are tight to the group in front of them (within 8 minutes). Play ready golf. If you have a playing partner who is slower than the group politely ask them to “move their ass”. Slow play will not be tolerated. Multiple 3 minute ball searches are not a slow play excuse. Penalties will be invoked by the Men’s Club Captain and Handicap Chair at their discretion.
  • All other rules will be governed by RCGA.
  • Two scorecards are to be kept by each group, one electronic, one paper.  If your group cannot post to the Golf Canada app it is your responsibility to have somebody post your scores in the app after the round.
  • EACH GROUP IS RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING THEIR ELECTRONIC AND PAPER SCORECARDS.  The Golf Canada app is the only “official” scorecard.

2019 Ironman Tournament Winners
Low Gross – Kris Yardley +2
2nd Low Gross – Sean Yoon +8
3rd Low Gross – Steve Rice-Jones +11
Low Net – Jeff Song +2
2nd Low Net – Steve Coppin +4 (Retrogression)
3rd Low Net – Keith Gill +4

Deuce Pot
Sean Yoon, Marcus Frew

KP’s
Mas Watanabe, (in lieu of KP’s – Ron Dunsire, Steve Rice-Jones, Joel Levene)

Draw Prizes
Modern Golf putting session – Jack Tossavainen
Shirt – Bob Harrison

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2018 Ironman Winners Brent Lineker and Minto Roy

2018 Ironman Tournament Winners
Low Gross – Brent Lineker +8
2nd Low Gross – Mike Doran +9
3rd Low Gross – Jeff Song +9
Low Net – Minto Roy +1
2nd Low Net – Glenn Shapendonk +2
3rd Low Net – Dale Constantinoff +2

Deuce Pot
Bob Grant, Damon Jones, Dennis Thompson

KP’s
Frank Franco, Damon Jones, Dennis Thompson

Past Winners
2017 – Minto Roy
2015 – Minto Roy

2013 – Ralph Altenried
2012 – John Faris
2008 – John Fairs
2007 – Makahashi Takahashi
2006 – Damon Jones
2005 – Rudy Friesen
2003 – Rudy Friesen
2002 – Paul Sharp
2000 – Kyle Coleman
1999 – Daniel Brodeur
1998 – Steve Herkovits

Ironman History

The charity Ironman tournament was introduced by Damon Jones in 2007. The purpose of the event was two fold. 1) To play Meadow Gardens under “true championship conditions” by making the course the longest it could play, (stretched to 7200 yards) combined with fast greens and little water on course leading up to event. This was a moot point for first two years as we had incredible amounts of rain prior which some may say was a true “Ironman” event while others say just wet and cold. The second purpose of the tournament was for charity. For the first three years the charity of choice was Canadian Cancer Society and in excess of 70k was raised for a great cause that many could clearly relate to. The membership support with participation through sponsorship was amazing and Damon was grateful for the support.

Damon retired from the running the event after three years and unfortunately no one else stepped up to run it.

Fast forward a few years and Damon was coerced by Don Gold and Sam Gandesha to resume the event which then partnered with the Heart and Stroke foundation as the charity of choice. Another great cause and around 50k was raised in two events thanks again to the great support of many members and the business they work with.

The event has always been a good one that clearly helps out charity and showcases MGGC well. The Ironman tournament has continued as a MG Men’s Club Event ever since.