ORLANDO — The Golf Channel Amateur Tour is coming to Canada.
The new Tour, called Golf Channel Amateur Tour – Canada presented by Golf Town, will provide Canadian amateur golfers with a platform to compete in a variety of local and “Major” (two-day) tournaments, as well as a season-culminating three-day national championship.
Golf Channel Amateur Tour – Canada presented by Golf Town will be open to the public, and provide avid amateur golfers of all ages and skills levels with access to some of the most established and demanding golf courses throughout Canada.
With the agreement, Golf Channel will coordinate the Tour’s website, create and execute marketing and promotion initiatives – including banner ads on GolfChannel.com, and GolfNow.com – as well as develop dedicated social media campaigns. Hi5golf will manage all tournament operations including membership management, and the on-site planning and execution of local, major and national championship events. Hi5golf also will seek out sponsorship opportunities for the Tour overall, in addition to opportunities for specific events.
The 2015 Tour schedule will include more than 60 local events across several major cities and regions including: Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon,Winnipeg, Toronto, Southwestern Ontario, Montreal, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The schedule will also feature six (two-day) Majors, as well as a season-culminating Nationals competition held October 7-9, at Hamilton Golf and Country Club – five-time host of the RBC Canadian Open.
A Golf Canada Handicap Factor is required to compete in events. Registration into the Golf Channel National Amateur Tour includes a Golf Canada membership for anyone who is not already a member.
Northview Golf and Country Club (Vancouver)
Wolf Creek Golf Resort (Ponoka, Alta.)
Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course (Jasper, Alta.)
Osprey Valley Golf Course (Orangeville, Ont.)
Angus Glen Golf Club (Markham, Ont.)
Cabot Links Golf Course (Cape Breton, N.S.)
For the full 2015 schedule, and to sign up to compete in Golf Channel Amateur Tour – Canada presented by Golf Town, visit GCAmTourCanada.com.