PGA Club Professional Championship Of Canada Heads To Florida
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2017-11-13
ACTON, Ontario (PGA of Canada) — The final PGA of Canada national championship of the year land in Florida.
The PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada presented by Titleist & FootJoy takes place Nov. 13-15 at TPC Eagle Trace in Coral Springs, Fla.
A 36-hole national championship featuring PGA of Canada head professionals, head teaching professionals, executive professionals and general managers, will undoubtedly feature stellar play from an impressive field.
The field at TPC Eagle Trace includes:
- Past PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada winners Gar Hamilton, Matt Peavoy, Ken Tarling and Ian Doig
- Past PGA Championship of Canada winners Dave Levesque and Eric Laporte
- Past PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada winners Phil Jonas, Marc Girouard and Billy Walsh
- PGA of Canada Player Rankings presented by RBC highly-touted Scott Allred, Alf Callowhill, Brian Hadley, David Zibrik, Lindsay Bernakevitch, Ron Kenesky and Gordon Burns.
For the full field and first round tee times, click here.
“The PGA of Canada is very excited about heading back to the great state of Florida and TPC Eagle Trace for this year’s PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada presented by Titleist & FootJoy,” said PGA of Canada president Steve Wood. “ClubLink is the largest employer of PGA professionals in Canada, so it’s fitting we host one of our flagship national championships at one of their facilities.”
Built in 1983, TPC Eagle Trace hosted the PGA TOUR’s Honda Classic from 1984-1991 and again in 1996. The layout has some unique characteristics for a Florida golf course, including an island green, three greens surrounded by wooden bulkheads, and it doesn’t have a single palm tree on the property—a rarity in southern Florida. All four par-3s require precise tee shots as water and bunkers protect each green.
Due to the unforeseen circumstances of this year’s hurricane season in southern Florida, the original PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada host venue—The Woodlands Golf and Country Club—was not suitable for hosting a national professional championship. In order to maintain the original travel dates of all competitors, while providing a championship-worthy course at TPC Eagle Trace, the championship has also been shortened to 36-holes.
In addition to competing for the overall championship trophy, players in the PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada earn much-coveted ranking points with hopes of moving up on the PGA of Canada Player Rankings presented by RBC. Players who are ranked inside the top 64 following the PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada earn invites into the following year’s PGA Championship of Canada.
The Inter-Zone Team Championship, which is comprised of four players per zone (and three scores per team counting), is also handed out after 36-holes.
Former champions of the PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada include Danny King, Adam Chamberlain, Roger Beale, Norm Jarvis, Gar Hamilton, Bob Panasik, Yvan Beauchemin, Graham Gunn, Ken Tarling and Brian Hutton.