The Ryder Cup
Smithers Golf and Country Club
Men’s Ryder Cup
Twenty-four members of the Smithers Golf and Country Club participate every year in a two-day Ryder Cup competition on the last weekend in August prior to the Northern Open.
The Ryder Cup Event was created to encourage members of the Smithers Golf Club to play in local club tournaments. Points are accumulated during the year from four Men’s Club Events qualifying members for the Ryder Cup Event. The four events are Club Championship Qualifying, Norm Kilpatrick Memorial, President’s Cup, and Bob Davidson Memorial. With points awarded on Gross Scores first place gets fifty points down to 50th place getting one point. Any member finishing out of the top fifty in each event receives zero points.
The tournament was put together in 1999 by Ray Antoniak and Steve Kerbrat. It was an instant success using the Ryder Cup format of Saturday Front Nine Team Alternate Shot and Back Nine Team Better Ball. The Sunday format consists of 18 Holes Individual Match Play with each competition worth one point.
The two teams are selected by two playing captains. Two different coloured shirts with Ryder Cup logos are ordered and purchased by the members of each team. Players on the winning team receive gift certificates in the Pro Shop.