Golf Canada Foundation launches Play Like the Pros Charity Challenge

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The Golf Canada Foundation is offering golfers a unique fundraising mini-tournament experience with the launch of the first ever ‘Play Like the Pros’ Charity Challenge.

Between May 25th and July 20th, participants will have the opportunity to book a limited number of tee times at nine of Ontario’s most prestigious golf courses by pledging support for junior golf through the Golf Canada Foundation.

The top-five fundraising foursomes as well as the winning team from each ‘Play Like the Pros’ Charity Challenge event will win an ultimate prize package to play Glen Abbey Golf on July 27th – the day after the conclusion of the 2015 RBC Canadian Open – including the same tees, pin positions and tournament conditions faced by PGA TOUR players competing in Canada’s National Open Golf Championship.

Individual golfers or foursomes can secure their spot online at by selecting their preferred course, date and paying the registration fee ($100/player or $400 per foursome). Each foursome agrees to pledge or fundraise a minimum of $400 per golfer ($1,600 per foursome) to participate in the ‘Play Like the Pros’ Charity Challenge.

“It’s a unique opportunity for golfers to secure a once in a lifetime golf experience at some of the Canada’s most prestigious golf courses and fundraising their way to Glen Abbey to play under PGA TOUR tournament conditions,” said Martin Barnard, CEO of the Golf Canada Foundation. “I can’t say enough to thank the participating golf courses and their members for generously supporting junior golf through this unique fundraiser.”

Space is limited as each of the nine participating golf courses will offer up to five foursomes at each event. Foursomes that hit fundraising targets of $3,000, $5,000 or $10,000+ per team will also receive additional prize packages courtesy of TaylorMade.

The Golf Canada Foundation is pleased to have the following golf courses participating in the ‘Play Like the Pros’ Charity Challenge:

Golf Course Date Time
Coppinwood Golf Club May 25, 2015 9:30 a.m.
Mississaugua Golf & Country Club June 2, 2015 8:00 a.m. (shotgun)
The National Golf Club of Canada June 9, 2015 8:50 a.m.
Öviinbyrd Golf Club June 15, 2015 11:00 a.m.
London Hunt and Country Club June 15, 2015 2:10 p.m.
Hamilton Golf and Country Club June 23, 2015 10:00 a.m.
Redtail Golf Club July 6, 2015 10:00 a.m.
Summit Golf Club July 13, 2015 2:00 p.m.
Scarboro Golf and Country Club July 20, 2015 12:30 p.m.

Tournament play will be 4-person team Stableford format with handicap allowance of 75%. Scoring will assign Stableford points to the net score, and combine for team total. The winning team from each event will be invited to play Glen Abbey on Monday July 27th. All participating players must have an official Golf Canada Handicap Factor.

The 2015 RBC Canadian Open will run July 20-26 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont.

For more information or to register a foursome in the ‘Play Like the Pros’ Charity Challenge visit