Every year, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (Oct 14th this year), about 100 players assemble in 2 person teams to contest for the biggest trophy in the Muskoka Highlands Clubhouse – the Ron Babcock Memorial 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.
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 2017 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 14th.
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 – Walking – $110 ; Riding – $125
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.