Legends on the Niagara to Host North America's Top Senior Male Golfers

06 June 2019

Niagara Falls, Ontario – Entries are now being accepted for the 2019 North America Friendship Cup, scheduled for June 25 – 28, 2019, at Niagara Parks’ Legends on the Niagara golf complex in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.  This 54-hole scratch event for senior male amateurs will be played over Legends’ Ussher’s Creek course designed by celebrated Canadian architect Thomas McBroom. In addition to the individual stroke play tournament, competitors from the United States and Canada will have the opportunity to represent their countries and contribute to the Friendship Cup team competition.

Honorary captains for the inaugural Friendship Cup are Dave King, representing the United States and Fred Silver, representing Canada. In addition to their amateur golf achievements and numerous coveted awards, Dave King hosts three marquee senior events in the U.S., while Fred Silver is the longstanding host and tournament director for the prestigious Senior Porter Cup in Niagara Falls, New York.

Retired NHL goaltender Don Edwards is behind the start-up of the Friendship Cup and will serve as the honorary host for the event. “Born and raised just minutes from the Niagara region, this is a truly spectacular golf destination complimented by the breathtaking natural beauty of Niagara Falls,” stated Edwards. “As a senior competitor, I know the quality of golf played at this level. Bringing together some of the best senior golfers from Canada and the United Sates will not only produce a great individual contest, but also an exciting team competition where each day the competitors will have the opportunity to represent their country.”

Age categories for the Friendship Cup include: Senior 55-64, Super-Senior 65-69 and Legends age 70 years plus. Following three days of competition, an individual champion will be crowned in each division and at the conclusion of play each day the top scores in each division will contribute to the final score for the Canadian and U.S. teams. For further information please visit: niagaraparks.com/friendshipcup.

About Niagara Parks
Since its establishment in 1885, Niagara Parks has remained a self-financed agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport, entrusted to preserve and protect the land surrounding Niagara Falls and the Niagara River. Today, Niagara Parks boasts gardens, a horticulture school, recreation, three championship golf courses, a 45-acre golf academy, restaurants, heritage and historic sites, gift shops and, of course, Niagara Falls. In short, natural landscapes, history, family fun, hiking, culinary delights, attractions and adventure.

For more information, please visit niagaraparks.com.


Curtis Labelle - Senior Manager, Golf Operations & Legends Head Professional
Niagara Parks Golf
Niagara Parks Golf, The Niagara Parks Commission,P.O. Box 150,7400 Portage Road,Niagara Falls,Ontario L0S 1J0,
Tel: +1 905 295 9595
Email: clabelle@niagaraparks.com
Website: www.niagaraparksgolf.com