Gordon on Golf

Play the courses you’ve always dreamed of and support junior golf

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(Golf Canada)

What would it be worth to play one of the best courses in the country with the chance to qualify to take on Glen Abbey Golf Club the Monday after the RBC Canadian Open, experiencing the same conditions as the PGA Tour pros?

Just imagine if, at the same time, you were supporting junior golf programs in Canada.

For a golfer, it just doesn’t get any better.

The new Golf Canada Foundation “Play Like The Pros Charity Challenge” gives you that “bucket list” opportunity.

As of May 10th, you can register your foursome at www.playliketheprosgolf.com to guarantee your spot in this incredible event. First come, first served!

Take your pick from this list of exclusive courses (as of May 9): The National Golf Club of Canada, Hamilton Golf and Country Club, Redtail Golf Course, Coppinwood Golf Club, Oviinbyrd Golf Club, Summit Golf and Country Club, Mississaugua Golf and Country Club, and London Hunt and Country Club.

To support this endeavour, each of these outstanding clubs has donated one hour of tee times—five foursomes. Each team will compete against the other four teams at their chosen venue using a Stableford format to qualify for an exclusive outing, complete with caddies, at Glen Abbey on July 27. Imagine watching the exciting final round of our Open on Sunday and then playing that same course, under the identical tournament setup conditions, the day after!

Even if you don’t win at the course you selected, you still have a chance to get to that special Glen Abbey outing.

Golf Canada CEO Martin Barnard explains. “The objective is to raise funds to support junior golf, so let’s say your team finishes second at the course you selected. You think, ‘Wow, that was so much fun, but wouldn’t it be awesome to play in the Glen Abbey event?’ Well, you can, if you are one of the five top fundraising teams.” Those five teams will join the winning teams from each of the qualifying venues on July 27 for the golf experience of a lifetime.

Thanks to sponsor TaylorMade adidas Golf, participants will receive a welcome gift when they register at their qualifying site. Those who go on to Glen Abbey will get more gifting, as will the top fundraising teams.

“I know it’s a cliché,” says Barnard, “but this is a ‘win-win’ for everyone who participates. The golfers get to play incredible courses, the courses and their members unselfishly support junior golf, and everyone is helping the future of the game in Canada.”

Don’t wait! Spaces are limited. Visit www.playlikethepros.com now to register your foursome.

To learn more about all of Golf Canada’s philanthropic initiatives, go to www.golfcanadafoundation.com.