Golf fans can watch rising golf stars putt for glory in BC this Summer including Kelowna’s Gallagher’s Canyon June 11-17.
The Province has provided $10,000 to help promote five Golf Canada national championships for amateur golfers, and $80,000 for the PGA Tour Canada’s BC Golf Swing, for professionals, through the Tourism Events Program.
Combined, these championship golf events are expected to attract more than 12,500 spectators and provide approximately $7.2 million in economic benefits to the host communities.
The Golf Canada events include:
* The Canadian University/College Championship in Chilliwack (May 28-June 1)
* The Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship in Vancouver (July 24-27)
* The Canadian Junior Girls Championship in Tsawwassen (July 31-Aug. 3)
* The Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship in Duncan and Qualicum Beach (Aug. 6-9)
* The Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship in Victoria (Aug. 20-24)
PGA Tour Canada’s BC Golf Swing includes:
* The qualifying tournament in Courtenay (May 1-4)
* The Freedom 55 Financial Open in Vancouver (May 28-June 3)
* The Bayview Place DC Bank Open in Victoria (June 4-10)
* The GolfBC Championship in Kelowna (June 11-17)
The BC Golf Swing is the first leg of the MacKenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada, a series of 13 tournaments held across Canada each year. This is the tournament that launched the Pro career of Adam Hadwin back in 2012.
For more information about Golf Canada championships, visit: www.golfcanada.ca/competitions
For more information about the BC Golf Swing, visit: http://bcgolfswing.com/