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We are looking forward to our 2017 competitions in the Toronto area for the coming season!
This year we have planned 3 tournaments to be played at 3 distinctively different courses; all are very popular favourites. Dates and locations are as follow:


Season Opening Tournament was held:
Saturday 27 May
Wyndance, Uxbridge, Ontario
Located at 450 Durham Road 21: from Hwy 404 exit at Bloomington Road East/Hwy 47 to traffic lights in Goodwood, turn right onto Goodwood Road/Regional Road 21, clubhouse entrance is on left side past 4th Concession.

The first course in Canada designed by Greg Norman, is meticulously shaped to take advantage of the original terrain and sandy rock faces of the reclaimed gravel pit upon which it was built. Large waste bunkers, loose rock outcroppings, convey the aura of playing the American south-west. Visually stunning!

Closest to the Hole Competition
Played at the 158 yard, par 3, 3rd hole Winner: Mike KOCUR.

Longest Drive competition
Winner: Mike KOCUR.

Net Stableford category
Winner: Mike KOCUR, 18 hdcp, gross score of 90, for 36 points,
Runner-up: Bohdan KUSHNIR, 13 hdcp, gross score of 87, for 34 points.

Gross Stableford category
Winner: Slav DYVONIAK, 5 hdcp, gross score of 78, for 30 points,
Runner-up: Andy KISIL Andy, 6 hdcp, gross score of 80, for 29 points.

Handicaps to be modified
Michael BKREPAKEVICH, from 22 to 24
Max TROJAN, from 20 to 22.

2017 Scoresheet.

Season's Second Tournament was held:
Saturday 12 August
Glencairn Golf Club, Halton Hills, Ontario
Located at 9807 Regional Road 25: west of Toronto, from Hwy 401, exit at Hwy 25 (Exit 320, Milton), take Hwy 25 north a short distance past Campbellville Road, clubhouse entrance is on right (east) side.

It’s been said that Glencairn is the closest you’ll come to Scotland without crossing the Atlantic. From the moment you pass the stone gates and wind your way between rock fences to the majestic multi-turreted clubhouse, you will feel like you just arrived at a Scottish links. Designed by Thomas McBroom, Glencairn’s 27 links-style holes are punctuated by steep pot bunkers and framed by fescue that waves menacingly in the ever-present wind that buffets the Halton Hills. Burns (narrow meandering streams) cut through the heaving landscape of the Niagara Escarpment. You’ll have to be creative on the tight lies that surround the mammoth undulating greens.

Net Stableford category
Winner: Vince GARISTO, 16 hdcp, gross score of 87, for 38 points,
Runner-up: Paul KUSHNIRENKO, 20 hdcp, gross score of 91, for 38 points.

Gross Stableford category
Winner: Slav DYVONIAK, 5 hdcp, gross score of 79, for 31 points,
Runner-up: Andy KISIL Andy, 6 hdcp, gross score of 82, for 29 points.

Handicaps to be modified
Vince GARISTO, from 16 to 15
Paul KUSHNIRENKO, from 20 to 19
Andrew PINCHAK from 11 to 10.

2017 Scoresheet.

Season Finale Championship Tournament
and Annual General Meeting
will be:
Saturday 9 September
The Club at Bond Head: The South Course, Bond Head, Ontario
Located at 4805 7th Line, Beeton: from Hwy 400 exit west at Simcoe Road 88, pass thru town of Bond Head at Hwy 27, continue for 1 km – clubhouse is on left (south) side.

The South Course is links-style, with wide fairways features, and gaping bunkers.

tee offs start at: 9:00 am, MODIFIED SHOTGUN START
Stableford scoring based on individual player handicaps.
All men will play the White tees at 5860 yards (Slope 120), ladies from Burgundy tees at 5291 yards (Slope 113).

Cost: $135 for UGAC members, $165 for non-members
Includes green fees, carts, practice range, BBQ dinner buffet, gratuity, and individual day’s and overall 2015 Season tournament awards. AGM will coincide with dinner.

For course details, scorecard, and directions refer to their website at:
Tel. 905/ 778 9400.

The UGAC, established in 2001, is based on the model of longstanding Ukrainian golf associations in Australia and the United States, the latter Ukrainian Golf Association of Great Britain, the Ukrainian Golf Team in Germany, and now most recently the Golf Association of Ukraine.

The UGAC has founding members in Toronto, Montreal, and Winnipeg and is looking to offer golfing opportunities to Ukrainians from across Canada. The UGAC has three main goals. Firstly, the association will organize competitive golfing among our membership staging an annual Canadian individual championship. Secondly, within this competitive context, will provide opportunities for social networking and camaraderie within the broad Ukrainian community in Canada. Thirdly, and most far reaching, is to participate in international golfing events with our parallel golf associations across the world.

Membership is open to Canadians of Ukrainian ancestry, those who have familial relations, and those who through their association with Ukrainians, may be appointed as "honourary Ukrainians". The minimum age to participate is 16. To register for membership, complete the Membership Registration Form as found on our web site at or click here. Younger players are eligible for Junior membership.

Although our events are open to all, our members will enjoy lower cost of participation and value-added benefits. As in previous years, our individual Net Stableford and Gross Stableford Champion Golfers for 2008 will be determined by combining the player’s best score from the first 2 season tournaments with the Finale tournament score.

To Register   for any of these UGAC events, please contact:

Max Trojan, our registration convener, at: or phone at 416/315 6993.

Payments   may be made by cheque (payable to UGAC), or cash and sent
c/o: UGAC, 14 Appleby Court, Etobicoke, Ontario M9B 5A2 (e-mail:

I look forward to seeing all our current and new members this summer.
Bob Kushnir, UGAC President.


Registration closes and payments must be received at least 14 days prior to each UGAC tournament date.
Payment may be made by cheque (made out to UGAC), or cash.


Ukrainian World Golf Challenge 9
Scotland 2017
 will be:
Sunday, 23 July - Sunday, 30 July2017
The Marriott Dalmahoy, Kirknewton, Edinburgh, Scotland

Golfer: £1,555.00 Non-Golfer: £1,050.00 (including excursions)

When you think golf and you think back to when the game was first played you automatically think Scotland. So where better to hold the 9th Ukrainian World Golf Challenge than in the home of golf? Scotland has some of the best courses in the world with a fine mixture of links and parkland there is something to suit everyone’s’ tastes and test all abilities. Scotland is not only famous though for its golf as its heritage is world renowned and beautifully picturesque. From the deepest Lochs to the highest Glens you'll find plenty to see and do whilst relaxing and enjoying your stay. On the outskirts of Edinburgh we will enjoy 7 nights of luxury accommodation and service at The Dalmahoy Marriott Hotel & Country Club. This fine manor house will be our base from which we will explore the delights of Scotland. This week-long event promises to not only continue the tradition of excellence set by previous challenges in Prague, China, Germany, Vancouver, Australia, Hawaii, Spain, and Florida, but also to give you a uniquely Scottish cultural and golfing experience at the birthplace of golf.

St. Andrews Eden Course
Only slightly more forgiving than its contemporaries on the seaward side of the Links, the Eden Course was built in 1914 by Harry S. Colt whose use of natural boundaries and severe bunkers provides a course full of character.
The greens on the Eden course are the most undulating of all greens shared by the St Andrews Links trust and most defiantly should be treated with respect. On the outward nine there is not an un-interesting hole as they wind their way through the famous links.

St. Andrews Jubilee Course
The third oldest championship course at the Home of Golf, the Jubilee is considered by many to be the most challenging course on the famous Links. Built in 1897, it was originally intended for use by ladies and beginners; however, after seeing its prime golfing location between the New Course and the sea, the Jubilee was converted to a championship layout in 1988. It has hosted many prestigious amateur events including the British Amateur Championships.

The Musselburgh Golf Club
Musselburgh is a top class championship course designed by James Braid in 1938. The length from the championship tees is a testing 6725 yards and with a par 71, SSS 72 it is a quality test of golf. Built round a bend of the river Esk, it has relatively flat tree-lined yet generous fairways. The Craigie burn meanders over some fairways giving golfers the option of laying up short or going for the carry leaving a shorter approach to the green.
To have any hope of conquering this course you have to be able to keep the ball in play while still being long off the tee. Although it is not easy, it is still a very enjoyable course to play, which is proven by the fact that many visitors return time after time.

Dalmahoy East Course
In 2005, the prestigious East Course completed a £1 million redevelopment and is now a true championship venue once more.
The course is a monster at over 7,400 yards, however for corporate events and members' competitions, it is set at a more manageable 6,684 yards.
The East Course has hosted major championships such as the first ever Solheim Cup in 1992, the Scottish PGA Championship on numerous occasions and the Scottish Seniors Open in 2006, 2007 and 2008. There are some great holes to be played, especially on the back nine. The 17th is ominously named "The Wee Wrecker" and will test your ability to continue that memorable round.

PLUS access* to...
St. Andrews Old Course
The Old Course, considered by many to be the "home of golf", is one of the oldest golf courses in the world, a public course over common land. It is held in trust by The St Andrews Links Trust under an act of Parliament. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St.Andrews club house sits adjacent to the first tee.
One of the unique features of the Old Course are the large double greens. Seven greens are shared by two holes each, with hole numbers adding up to 18 (2nd paired with 16th, 3rd with 15th, all the way up to 8th and 10th). The Swilken Bridge, spanning the first and 18th holes, has become a famous icon for golf in the world. Everyone who plays the 18th hole walks over this 700-year-old bridge, and many iconic pictures of the farewells of the most iconic golfers in history have been taken on this bridge. The Open Championship has been staged at the Old Course at St Andrews 29 times.

Additionally: Scotland Golf Pre-Tour
Wednesday, 19 July - Sunday, 23 July2017
Macdonald Marine Hotel, North Berwick, Scotland

Golfer: £825.00 Non-Golfer: £499.00

... more info to come...

North Berwick West Links
The West Links Course is a true links located on the edge of the Firth of Forth. It is a true championship course having hosted many events over the years and is the third oldest course in the world established in 1832.
Playing the course is all about imagination with the sea in play on 6 holes! The beach is just one long and sometimes wet hazard if the tide is in. You will find walls in the middle of fairways and in front of a green. All of these hazards are an important part of the history charting the development of the course from a few holes through to the full 18 hole course.

Gullane Golf Club
The history of Gullane No. 1 Course stretches back to 1884. Carved into the ancient links turf, pot bunkers, wispy grasses and smooth-running greens the course is a unique challenge for the serious golfer. Add to that the fabulous views across to Edinburgh, the Firth of Forth, Fife and beyond and you have one of the world’s most cherished golfing experiences.
Not surprisingly, the course has been the setting for a host of highly acclaimed tournaments including final qualifying for the Open Championship on five occasions, the Scottish Amateur Championship four times, and the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship also four times.

Glen Golf Club
The Glen Golf Club is one of the most popular of East Lothian golf courses. Whether you have played golf in Scotland before, or if this is your first visit, the Glen is a golfing venue not to be missed. This North Berwick course enjoys superb views across the Firth of Forth and provides an enjoyable test of golf for all levels of player.
In the 17th century golf was first played in North Berwick on these historic East Links. Originally laid out as a nine hole course in 1894, it was extended to 18 holes in 1906 with a design provided by James Braid and Ben Sayers.

Also: United Kingdom Highlights Tour
Sunday, 30 July - Saturday, 5 August2017

Cost: £899.00

This fully-escorted 6-night luxury coach tour includes a wonderful sightseeing and cultural experience visiting Ambleside, Cumbria, Lake Windermere, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, London.

For details & registration refer to the UGAC website at
and refer to the SCOTLAND 2017 Newsletter.

Visit the 2017 Scotland page for more info...