CPGA News: May 2005

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National Tourney Schedule

The Canadian PGA 2005 tournament schedule features five national tournaments, the Canadian PGA Championship Member Only Qualifier and the Buick Scramble Canadian National Championship. Highlights include the return of Acushnet Canada as title sponsor of two events:  The Titleist & FootJoy Canadian PGA Club Professional Championship (CPC) and the Titleist & FootJoy CPGA Assistants’ Championship.

The CPC ventured outside of Canada for the first time in its history to The PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The field was its highest in participation in recent years and will again feature qualifying formats – players otherwise not exempt must qualify via their respective Zone Championship. The tournament will again fall the week of the American Thanksgiving, November 21-23.  Last year’s winner Ian Doig of Newmarket, ON, won in dramatic fashion on the first sudden death playoff hole over Ryan Danberg of Melfort, SK.  

The Canadian PGA Championship presented by MasterCard, a Nationwide Tour event, will return to Whistle Bear Golf Club for its second year in Cambridge, ON.  Last year’s tournament celebrated record crowds of 35,000 throughout tournament week and donated close to $60,000 to local charities in the Region of Waterloo.  
    
In addition to the traditional Monday Qualifier, the CPGA will again host a Member Only Qualifier for the CPGA Championship at Angus Glen Golf Club, site of the 2007 Bell Canadian Open.  Five spots are available exclusively for CPGA Members for Canada’s second-oldest professional golf tournament.  
    
The Buick Scramble will launch its third year at 210 sites across the country, which includes local and sectional tournaments culminating with the Canadian National Championship at the Legends on the Niagara, Battlefield course, August 21.  The top low net and low gross winners at Legends will advance to the North American Championship in Orlando, Fla., October 13-16, 2005.

“The Canadian PGA is looking forward to another exciting year of providing high-calibre competition for our more than 3,300 members in our five national championships,” stated Alan Scott, President of the Canadian PGA.  “2004 was indeed a tremendous and successful year for our tournaments and heading into our 93rd year, our goal is to build on that momentum.  The host courses are exceptional and will certainly test the skills of our talented
CPGA Professionals.”  
    
For more information, visit www.cpga.com or contact Rima Katorji at 519.853.5450 ext. 230 or at rima@cpga.com
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