Supporting Each Other est. 1929



Taylor Barnes Event



Monday October 3rd, 2022


Grand Niagara Golf Club

8547 Grassy Brook Road,

Niagara Falls, Ontario

L0S 1K0


Our Host:

John Taylor




  10:00 am             Registration (range available)

  11:00 am             Golf – SHOTGUN START   Box lunch served on carts


 4:00 pm               Cocktails, dinner, prizes – awarding of the Taylor Barnes Trophy




COST: $ 100.00



                Directions  http://www.grandniagaragolf.com/grand-niagara-directions



Notes of Concern:


-  cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres after golf

- full buffet dinner

-          Prizes for closest to the hole on par 3’s, closest to the line, skins competition

-          Draw prizes

-          Field will be capped at 120 participants.





WOGSA 2022


     Welcome to the WOGSA for 2022. I wasn’t sure I was going to get to say that as it’s been over 2 years since our world got turned upside down due to Covid, but it looks like better days are upon us now as we are slowly returning to normal life.


     This past December the WOGSA Board of Directors held our annual meeting to discuss the state and direction of our Association. The hard working Board of Directors consists of Trevor Hunter, Angelo Capannelli, Gavin Kellogg, James Raynor, Dan Sliasas, and Craig McCutcheon. The WOGSA mandate is to keep our meetings relaxed, fun to attend, and most importantly affordable for all our members. This continues to be challenging in today’s times with the cost of almost everything rising, and venues becoming very difficult to come by. We as a group are feeling a bit more of a pinch, but we are as determined as ever to try and give our members the best value for their money.


     Areas we will continue to focus on moving forward include:


  • The annual WOGSA membership fee will be waived for the year, we will price our meetings fairly to cover all costs, and put a few dollars towards the Association  
  • The square deposit method for accepting credit card payments will be available at all events.
  • Instead of golf prizes for our first 3 events, we will award closest to the pins and run a skins game with cash payouts for skins (a $5.00 skins entry fee will be automatically included in the cost of the day) Any donated prizes or leftover cash from the event will be awarded by draw prizes
  • We will again be asking our suppliers for a monetary donation for the Taylor Barnes event this year.  
  • We will continue to contribute scholarship awards to several key industry institutions
  • Our primary goal as always is to run affordable, relaxed and informative golf events for our Members and Guests to gather, network, and hopefully learn a bit in the process.


     The Association has had a very difficult task in securing meeting venue’s for the 2022 season due to the incredible popularity of the game with packed tee sheets and waiting lists for memberships, a great thing for golf but tough on our group. That being said we have managed to get our 2022 season almost set. Before I get ahead of myself, let me take a moment to thank our generous event hosts in 2021 which included Stu Bradshaw at Monthill G and CC, Duane Schmitz at Woodstock Meadows GC, and Wade Beaudoin at St. Thomas G & CC, your commitment and support of the WOGSA is greatly appreciated.


     The partial WOGSA lineup for 2022:


  •    Tuesday June 21st – Savannah Golf Links – host Mike Claydon    
  •    Thursday July 21st – Tarandowah Golfers Club – host Dan Lavis  
  •   August meeting – date and location to be announced  
  •   Taylor Barnes event – date and location to be announced



     Lastly our one important reminder, PLEASE CALL TO CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION FOR AN EVENT, IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL, AGAIN PLEASE CALL TO CONFIRM. In these busy times it is extremely important to our host clubs and to the Association to have accurate numbers for our events. Clubs charge the Association for the numbers given at registration so if you sign up and don’t show up, the Association is still on the hook for your fee for the day. It is getting increasingly harder to get onto courses so the easier we can make it for our hosts, the better. If you need to update your contact info please do so and return it to us so we have all your current information. As always if you know of someone who may be a potential member, please forward our info to them. We look forward to seeing you at a WOGSA event this year.



                                                                             For the WOGSA

                                                                             John Taylor – President