The Ron Babcock Memorial Muskoka Two Man Classic
Every year, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (Oct 13th 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 for one reason. 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.
So on to 2018 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 – no big lineup out the door trying to get everything registered and paid. More time to socialize with people you might see only at this event.
Date – Saturday – October 13th.
Time – 11 AM arrival – 12PM shotgun – please remember the sun sets about 6:30 PM so we want to be done before then.
Dinner – will be hot and ready for your arrival – Prime Rib .
Cost for non-members – Walking – $115 ; Riding – $130
Cost for members – Walking $95; Riding – $110
Registration – in advance – online. If you would 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!
|1991||Ron Babcock||Kevin Babcock|
|1992||Stewart Ranft||Peter Demolder|
|1993||Ron Babcock||Kevin 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|
|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|
|2008||Ross Conklin||Bill Ferguson|
|2009||TJ COles||Royce Gracey|
|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||Brady McIlmoyle|
|2017||Denver Dafoe||Joel Cairney|
|2018||Could be you!||Could be your partner!|