The Ron Babcock Memorial Muskoka Two Man Classic 2020

Every year, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (Oct 17th this year), about 100 players assemble in 2 person teams to contest for the oldest 2Man Trophy in Muskoka and likely the biggest trophy in the Muskoka Highlands Clubhouse – the Ron Babcock Memorial 2Man Fall Classic. Players have changed over the years with some of Ron’s friends unable to attend. We miss having Ronnie here – with his classic optimism that he expressed at every turn – good or bad.

Keeping a Muskoka tradition alive, this tournament dates back to the days of Dave Ellis at Muskoka Lakes Golf Club where local lads would have one final contest – with themselves and the weather. The tournament continued on after Dave left Muskoka Lakes and it went with Ronnie Babcock down to the Pines in Gravenhurst. There it was played a bit later – with Ron often regaling us with stories of snowblowing the greens to be able to putt on them. When Ron left The Pines and came to us here, the trophy came with him – and so here it lives today along with memories of Ron and others.

This is a pic of the 2014 crowd – as you can see from the skies, it was less than perfect – but conditions are secondary. There is a lot of fun involved and everyone had a great time.

So on to 2020 we go. We would like everyone to register here – online. This will let us get up and going more smoothly on the day of the event.

As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, here are some changes that had to be made to continue with this great tradition:

  • This year will feature a mid-morning crossover start, we will have groups tee off on the 1st tee and the 10th tee starting at 10:00am.
  • We encourage everyone to arrive a maximum of 30 minutes prior to their tee time to minimize gatherings.
  • The Clubhouse will be closed. We will have Food and Beverage service set up outside and the basement will be open for washroom use only. Bring your space heaters and we will have the fire going to help players stay warm.
  • Scoring will available on our website and prizes will be mailed or emailed to the winners after the event.
  • We serve breakfast before tee off and lunch will be available when you make the turn. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer the dinner portion of the event this year so we will send you home with your own personal pizza.
  • Players are asked to leave the facility promptly after their round. Results will be available online.

Registration fees increase after September 30th, 2020. 

Muskoka Two Man

EVERYONE WINS

ARRIVAL TIME

10.00 AM

CROSSOVER START

SATURDAY OCTOBER 17th – 10.00 AM

DINNER

Take Home Pizza This Year

NON-MEMBERS

Early Bird: Riding – $135 / Walking – $120

After September 30th: Riding – $160 / Walking – $140

MEMBERS

Early Bird: Riding – $95 / Walking – $80

After September 30th: Riding – $110 / Walking – $90

REGISTRATION IN ADVANCE

Online.

If you prefer, you can call the clubhouse and we can register you over the phone with your credit card.

Get your name on this chart

it is your place in golf history in Muskoka!

Year

Player

Player

1991

Ron Babcock

Kevin Babcock

1992

Stewart Ranft

Peter Demolder

1993

Ron Babcock

Ron Babcock

1994

Ken Watson

Ken Fay

1995

Kevin Clement

Jake Vincent

1996

Jim Sands

Dave Skelcher

1997

Ron Babcock

Tom Woodall

1998

Gerry Kelly

Dave Grimshaw

1999

unknown

not recorded

2000

Ted Lowcock

Mark Hailey

2001

Don MacKay

Graham Watts

2002

Jordan Nathan

Katie Ferguson

2003

Richard Wallace

Adam Wallace

2004

Mark deActis

Sean Beane

2005

Curt Gammage

Kyle Maguire

2006

Jeff Whittle

Corey Helm

2007

unknown

not recorded

2008

Ross Conklin

Bill Ferguson

2009

TJ Coles

Royce Gracey

2010

Unknown

Not Recorded

2011

Nic Bell

Ted McCulloch

2012

Brad McIlmoyle

Brad Martin

2013

Jeremy Hymers

Dave Gourlie

2014

Mike Smith

John Harty

2015

Nic Bell

Ted McCulloch

2016

Brad McIlmoyle

Brad McIlmoyle

2017

Denver Dafoe

Joel Cairney

2018

JP Christian

Andrew Nevans

2019

TBA

TBA

2020

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Bracebridge, Ontario
P1L 1W8

(705) 646-1060 

info@muskokahighlands.com

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