Bath, Ont. (August 22, 2015) – Trillium Wood Golf Club is preparing to welcome an international contingent of professional and top level amateur golfers on Monday. Over 115 golfers will tee it up at Trillium Wood Golf Club in the Bay of Quinte region vying for 10 spots into the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada tournament field.
The Great Waterway Classic, the ninth event on this year’s Mackenzie Tour schedule takes place August 27-30 at Loyalist Golf & Country Club in Bath, Ontario, just outside of Kingston.
“The level of competition is on the rise and the pool of young professionals is getting larger” said Tournament Director Brad Parkins. “The list of participants looking to earn a spot in the tournament field is deep and I would not be surprised if we see players coming out of the Monday qualifier contending come Sunday at Loyalist.”
Some notable players looking to earn a spot in The Great Waterway Classic include former PGA TOUR professional Brad Adamonis, Germany’s Jan Meierling, Americans Joel Thelen and Tyler Light, along with some Canadian local players Matthew McMahon, Ryan Kennedy, and Matthew Code.
A full field of 156 players will tee it up on Thursday and Friday of the official tournament (August 27 & 28) with the top 60 professionals and ties making it to the weekend.
Players will be competing for a purse of $175,000 in the season long race to be one of the top five money winners at the end of the season and earn status on the Web.com Tour for the following season.
The Great Waterway Classic gets under way Thursday August 24. Tickets are available online, or in person at Loyalist Golf & Country Club Pro Shop or at Lennox & Addington County General Hospital Foundation Office. Tickets are $10 per day or $25 for a 4 day pass. Clubhouse VIP passes are available on a limited basis for $150 for the week (Thursday thru Sunday). All ticket pricing excludes tax.
All net proceeds from the event will be donated to the Lennox & Addington County General Hospital Foundation.
For more information on The Great Waterway Classic, please visit The Great Waterway Classic website.
About Trillium Wood Golf Club
Trillium Wood Golf Club is characterized by mature trees, large greens, elevated tees, rolling bentgrass fairways, picturesque ponds, and strategically placed bunkers. The magnificently scenic 18 holes gives one the sense that they have been part of the landscape for many years.
The par 72 course plays between 4900 and 6700 yards from four tee decks on over 200 acres of undulating wooded areas and scenic heathland. The course is supported by one of the region’s premier driving ranges with separate teaching and practice areas.
Perhaps most noteworthy is the sense that virtually every hole is its own separate entity. For most of the holes, foursomes will be alone, surrounded by awesome stands of fairway trees.
About The Great Waterway
The Great Waterway was established in 2010 to promote and invest in tourism along Lake Ontario, from Prince Edward County in the West, up the Rideau Canal to the North and to the Quebec border in the East. The Great Waterway region includes unique towns, villages and cities of Quinte West, Belleville, Kingston, Gananoque, Brockville, and Cornwall. For more information, please visit www.thegreatwaterway.com.
About Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada
Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada is a series of tournaments played across Canada each summer, where tomorrow’s stars begin the path to the PGA TOUR. The leading five money winners at the end of each season earn status on the Web.com Tour for the following season. Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada’s mission is to deliver a PGA TOUR experience for our members, fans, volunteers and our partners in order to develop the future stars of professional golf & enrich the communities we visit.
About the Canadian Junior Golf Association
The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The CJGA is dedicated to providing Canada’s junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf.
Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf. For more information please visit www.cjga.com
The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Partner, Freedom 55 Financial, which provides financial security advice and planning for Canadians.
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