ACTON, Ontario - The Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship will have a decidedly Canadian feel this year.
In a move to significantly strengthen the championship, which takes place March 28-30 at Turtle Hill Golf Club at the Fairmont Southampton Resort in Bermuda, the PGA of Canada championship operations team has been enlisted to partner with the current tournament team, Bermuda Tees.
“We want to make the Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship a truly world class event and felt we needed to bring in one of the best operations team in the world–the PGA of Canada–to execute the various aspects of the event from start to finish,” says Turtle Hill Golf Club’s Director of Golf Anthony Mocklow. “The PGA of Canada championship operations team has a proven track record of putting on best in class golf championships, so it makes a lot of sense to have them partner with us and take the Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship to the next level.
With a total purse of $75,000, the world’s premier par 3 championship is expected to attract more than 160 participants from 15 different countries including a number of players from the PGA of Canada Player Rankings presented by RBC.
The PGA of Canada also has 10 exemptions directly into the World Par 3 Championship starting in 2014. While the top 10 players from the PGA of Canada Player Rankings are already exempt-with No.1-ranked Billy Walsh, No. 3 Dave Levesque, No. 5 Danny King, No. 6 Eric Laporte and No. 7 Brian McCann having already confirmed to play-the championship is now open to all PGA of Canada members.
Other PGA of Canada members expected to tee it up include Jean Laforce and Keir Smith.
“The opportunity to partner with Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship was something the PGA of Canada could not refuse,” says PGA of Canada CEO Gary Bernard. “Securing these exemptions and playing opportunities for our members is exciting and we are honoured the Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship team has put their trust in our team to partner with Bermuda Tees in the running of the 2014 event.”
PGA Tour winner Ian Leggatt, former European Ryder Cup member Ronan Rafferty, 2010 Grey Goose World Par 3 champion Daniel Augustus, 2013 winner Jordan Mitchell, Golf Channel analyst Charlie Rymer, Challenge Tour winner Oscar Floren and five-time European Tour winner Barry Lane are also in the championship field.
The 2014 Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship benefits the Bermuda Sea Turtle Project, the official charity partner of the Turtle Hill Golf Club. The Turtle Hill Golf Club has been recognized by Golf Magazine as one of the “Top 5 Par 3 Courses in the World” and is a recipient of Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play Golf Award.”
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