Beverly Golf & Country Club to hosts PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada

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The 2014 Mr. Lube PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada presented by ADAMS Golf touches down at Beverly Golf & Country Club August 5-7.

Located in Copetown, Ont., this classically designed Robbie Robinson gem is often referred to as one of the best secrets in Canadian golf. At more than 6,500 yards, the par-70 layout features angled greens, traditional bunkering and large mature trees.

“We are both honoured and excited to host the Mr. Lube PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada here at Beverly Golf Club,” said Mark Cunningham, Beverly’s General Manager & Director of Golf. “We’re confident our challenging layout and tough greens will offer this year’s competitors a good test and result in a worthy champion.”

Champions Tour player Jim Rutledge of Victoria captured his second-straight (and third since 2010) PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada in 2013 at Lookout Point Golf Club after a birdie on the fourth playoff hole over fellow Champions Tour player Rod Spittle. With the victory Rutledge became just the seventh player in the championship’s history to win three or more times.

“In 2013, we saw two Canadian golf legends go head-to-head in an absolute battle for the Mr. Lube PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada,” says PGA of Canada President Gregg Schubert. “This year I fully expect another impressive field featuring the best players from the PGA of Canada, the Champions Tour and from abroad.”

The PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada was first played in 1938 as a division of the PGA Championship of Canada. In 1973, the PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada became an independent event and has stayed that way ever since. Among the Canadian golf legends to win this championship are Stan Leonard, Moe Norman, Bob Panasik, Al Balding and Rutledge. Norman won this championship a record seven straight years from 1979 to 1985, while Balding stunned the golf world by winning the championship at age 76 in 2000.