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A Sneak Peek at the 2016 Mackenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada Schedule

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 05:58 Wednesday, 10 February 2016 05:48

Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR CanadaThe pro circuit landscape today appears dramatically different than when the PGA TOUR took over the Canadian Tour in 2013. That year they managed to cobble together eight events spread over the 15 weeks form the beginning of June to mid September.

By 2015, there were twelve tournaments from the last week of May through the third week in September, a 17-week period... an obvious improvement. Add in a move from minimum purses rising from $150,000 to $175,000 over the same period and this has to be called a success.

While the tour has yet to officially announce the 2016 schedule, a review of the individual tournament websites did give some indications as to what will happen later this year... Overall it appears that there are 12 tournaments confirmed to be back in the rota (ten existing and two new) while two stops in Ontario are a bit more of a question mark at this point.

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Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada and Cape Breton Open Announce Three-Year Extension

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 05:48 Wednesday, 10 February 2016 05:32

C.T. PanThe Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada announced a three-year extension and new name for the Cape Breton Open, which moves to Baddeck, Nova Scotia’s Bell Bay Golf Club in 2016.

The event will take place August 29th to September 4th under the direction of a new host organization led by local business figure and longtime Baddeck resident Sandy Campbell, who will serve as the event’s Executive Director.

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GolfBC Championship Coming To Kelowna In 2016

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 February 2016 13:20 Thursday, 04 February 2016 11:23

Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club To Host New Mackenzie Tour Event
 

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(February 4, 2016) – The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada and GolfBC announced today a new official event for 2016, the GolfBC Championship, which will focus on making a positive charitable impact in the Kelowna area.
 
The inaugural event will take place June 6-12, 2016 at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club in Kelowna. GolfBC, which owns and operates a collection of world-class courses throughout British Columbia and in Hawaii, will be the title sponsor as part of a four-year agreement.

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Graham DeLaet to Host Celebrity Match and Concert to Kick Off 2016 SIGA Dakota Dunes Open

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 23:10 Tuesday, 02 February 2016 23:05

Graham DeLaetSportBox Entertainment Group, in partnership with the Graham and Ruby DeLaet Foundation, released the SIGA Dakota Dunes Open ft. Graham Slam’s official 2016 event dates and schedule. As the driving force behind the SIGA Dakota Dunes Open ft. Graham Slam, the DeLaet Foundation will use the overall event week as a platform to raise funds in order to continue supporting local charitable organizations and community initiatives across Saskatchewan.

The Dakota Dunes Golf Links in Saskatoon, SK, will play host to the ninth annual Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada event, scheduled June 20-26, 2016.

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Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada Makes Return to Alberta Capital Region

Last Updated on Monday, 25 January 2016 09:37 Sunday, 24 January 2016 00:07

Jeff Monday and Bob NicholsonEDMONTON, Alberta (Gord Montgomery/iG) — Professional golf is getting a mulligan in Alberta’s capital region this summer, thanks to the Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG), who are backing a new Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada event called the Oil Country Championship.

The official announcement about the comeback was made on Jan. 21 at a media conference that included PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem via teleconference.

“This is an exciting announcement, a significant announcement that we are excited to share with you in the world of golf,” the day’s emcee, OEG’s Stu Valentine began.

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