Ken Tarling to captain Team Ontario at Titleist Cup Matches


Ken Tarling to captain Team Ontario at Titleist Cup Matches


For Immediate Release

October 3, 2013


PICKERING, ON - Ken Tarling will captain Team Ontario for the first time at the 2013 Titleist Cup Matches between Ontario and Quebec at Weston Golf and Country Club in Toronto from October 16-18.


Tarling, who won the 2013 Hunt Trophy Order of Merit, will captain the 12-man team. He also becomes Ontario's first playing captain in the history of the matches that date back to 1961.


"It's a great honour to be named team captain and to have played well enough this summer to earn a spot on the team is very satisfying," Tarling says. "It should be a great week at Weston G&CC. I was just there for a practice round and the course is in magnificent condition. I'm sure by the time we tee it up for the matches, it will be even more spectacular.


Tarling, who has named Keir Smith as non-playing vice-captain, takes over the reins from Gar Hamilton who captained the team to a 2-2 record over the past four years.


Returning players from the 2012 squad include; 2012 PGA of Ontario Champion Brian Hadley, PGA of Canada Championship quarter-finalist Dan Greenwood, PGA of Ontario Spring ChampionDanny King, and Tarling. There's a long list of different faces including; PGA of Ontario Senior Spring Champion Ian Doig, PGA of Canada Assistants' Champion Bill Walsh Jr., PGA of Ontario Senior ChampionDave Wettlaufer, Matt Peavoy and Scott Cowx, as well as rookies; PGA of Ontario Match Play ChampionConor O'Shea, PGA of Ontario Match Play semifinalist Teejay Alderdice and PGA of Ontario Fall Champion Brian McCann.


"I'm really looking forward to working with Keir and the rest of the team to put together the possible pairings and matches. It's highly competitive when we are out there on the golf course and we'll be focused on winning in a couple of weeks time."


The Quebec PGA has won the matches 23 times, while the Ontario PGA has won it 12 times. Teams are comprised of 12 Ontario and Quebec professionals and two apprentices.

2013 Titleist Cup Team Ontario Members


Teejay Alderdice - Class A Professional at Devil's Pulpit

Scott Cowx - Hamilton G&CC Teaching Academy

Ian Doig - Ian Doig Golf Academy

Dan Greenwood - Head Professional at Heron Point Golf Links

Brian Hadley - Class A Professional at Thames Valley GC

Danny King - The Performance Academy at Magna

Brian McCann - The Academy at BraeBen Bradlee Ryall Golf

Conor O'Shea - Academy at Piper's Heath

Matt Peavoy - Head Professional at Tamarac Golf & Country Club

Ken Tarling - Ken Tarling's Golf Academy

Bill Walsh Jr. - Fairtree Golf Centre

Dave Wettlaufer - Unattached


For more information contact:

Kevin Purcell

Executive Director

PGA of Ontario



Ken Tarling

Captain Team Ontario

2013 Titleist Cup Matches


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