As we first speculated in a story back on December 6th, the Alexander of Tunis Championship will now have a five course hosting rotation.
Golf Quebec Tournament Director Eric Couture confirmed the new arrangement to Flagstick early Friday morning.
As had been previously noted the Rideau View Golf Club will play host to the historic Golf Quebec major in 2014. In 2015 the Camelot Golf & Country Club will host, making it the 5th and final host club in the rotation.
For over sixty years the Golf Quebec Triple Crown tournament has been played in the Ottawa Valley in a rotation between just three golf clubs – Rivermead, Royal Ottawa, and Ottawa Hunt.
No reason has yet been given for the tournament adjustment. It is is widely known that the memberships at the private clubs were looking to have their burden of hosting ever three years reduced. Adding new host clubs will serve to do that. It is also viewed by many as a way for Golf Quebec to keep a stronghold in the OVGA here more than half of the Ontario-based clubs of that association have shifted affiliation to the Golf Association of Ontario.
The Alexander of Tunis Championship, “the Tunis”, traces its roots back to 1950 when Lord Alexander of Tunis responded to a request from Stuart Wotherspoon, President of The Royal Ottawa Golf Club. Wotherspoon asked that the man who would eventually become the Governor General of Canada become the the patron for a new golf championship.
The tournament is administered by the Ottawa Valley Golf Association in early July each year.