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Pro Shop manager Allen McNairn and pro shop attendant Abby invite players to register for the Upper Canada Charity Open. (Ron Patey photo)

The registration process for the 2019 Upper Canada Charity Open has hit full stride.

On Aug. 17, men and women players will tee it up at Upper Canada Golf Course in the event that will benefit Special Olympics Ontario.

The tournament is being designed to be a something for everyone kind of day. Upper Canada’s pro shop manager Allen McNairn says it will be open to players of all ability levels.

Special Olympics Ontario is dedicated to enriching the lives of Ontarians with an intellectual disability through sport. They deliver year-round world-class sport programs daily in communities across the province.

The tournament will feature divisions for men and women and the cost is $125 per player. There will be competitive divisions for men and women with handicaps and a recreational division for men and women players that just like to golf. The divisions will be determined by the total number of players.

The fee includes use of the driving range and use of a shared power cart (quantities limited). The field will feature a maximum of 144 players.

The RCGA handicap system will be used in the competitive divisions and there will be non-handicap divisions. There will be prizes for players in both the competitive and non-competitive divisions.

The day’s activities begin at 9 a.m. with registration and the first tee-time gets play under way at 10 a.m. Once play is completed, the players can head for the Upper Canada Restaurant where they’ll dine on prime rib or special meal requests prepared by Baytown Catering during the award presentations.

Upper Canada Golf Course measures 6,926 yards from the tips (6,435 yards from the whites, 5,982 yards from the reds, 5,493 yards from the yellows). Par is 72 for men and 73 for women.

To get to the full-service facility take Hwy. 31 (Bank Street) south then make a left at Morrisburg and drive 11 km. The course is on the left across from Upper Canada Village.

For more details and to register, call 1.613.543.2003 or 1.800.437.2233.

www.SpecialOlympicsOntario.com/Upper Canada