2017 C.B. Macdonald Challenge
The Eastern Canadian Hickory Championship
Friday, September 8th to Sunday, September 10th
509 Hedden Court
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Please consider this your personal invitation
The Golf Historical Society of Canada
at the fifteenth annual
C.B. Macdonald Tournament
Eastern Canadian Hickory Championship
Click here for Entry Form.
This event will be played at the Niagara Golf Course
at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.
The unique location and format of this tournament
makes it a favorite for avid hickory players!
Entry fee is $285.00
Includes Friday's round
Charles Blair Macdonald
was one of the founders of the United States Golf Association
and its first official champion, in 1895.
A controversial figure, he went on to become a noted author and architect,
creating many outstanding golf courses.
The best of these are the National Golf Links of America in Southhampton,
New York, Mid-Ocean, in Bermuda, the Yale University course, and the
Old White Course, at the Greenbrier.
What is not well known is that he was born in Canada, in the Niagara Peninsula,
near Niagara on the Lake.
His family had a second home there, and he wrote fondly of the area.
Macdonald was also an organizer of the first US-Canada tournament
held in Niagara on the Lake, the first week of September, 1895.
It was called the International Championship Tournament.
This event was held on the circa 1875 golf course
at the mouth of the Niagara River.
This course is the oldest known golf club in North America
still on its original site.
He and Charles Hunter of Toronto organized the event
and Chicago friends came to participate in this historic event.
The C. B.Macdonald Challenge is a re-enactment of the first international
golf match in North America. Four teams will be formed from the entrants
to include a match play event in the tournament.