Grizzly Golf Tour Announces 2018 Junior And Cub Schedule
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2018-02-05
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Local young golfers will have plenty of opportunities to learn the game and develop their competitive skills on a full schedule of tournaments on the 2018 Grizzly Golf Tour [GGT].
The GGT Cub Division for boys and girls aged 5 to 15 has a full complement of 30 tournaments, and the Junior Division for girls and boys aged 12 to 18 features 20 tournaments this year. These tournaments are posted on the GGT website www.grizzlygolftour.com.
"We have built a strong schedule on good golf courses that will allow local juniors a regular competitive platform to develop their game and take it to the next level," said GGT Tournament Director Brad Ewart. And young golfers who are new-to-the-game now have a chance to learn the rules and etiquette of golf while making friends for a lifetime."
The Cub Division events will be staged on par three, executive, and full-length courses. The Cubs will play from tees and to course yardages that correspond to their age.
Par-three courses on the GGT schedule include: Kensington Park, Central Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, Rupert Park, Langley Golf Centre, Eaglequest Coquitlam, and Mylora GC. Executive and full-length courses include: Mission GC, Greenacres GC, Fort Langley GC, and Musqueam GC.
The Junior Division events will be played on top local facilities including Northview G&CC, University GC, Pagoda Ridge GC, Hazelmere G&TC, Swan-e-Set Bay Resort & CC, Pitt Meadows GC, Burnaby Mountain GC, Riverway GC, and Mission GC.
"For many years southwest BC has been the development grounds for some of the best players in the country. Almost every one of these golfers started playing golf tournaments with the late Harry White and the Junior Linkster tour, said GGT's Ewart. "Unfortunately, Harry passed on earlier this year but his vision of young kids learning the game lives on with the GGT."
New for local junior golf this spring with the GGT will be a series of Pro D Day tournaments when schools are closed on a week day and kids can play in a golf tournament. These will be one-day tournaments with low gross divisions for both boys and girls and a Stableford tournament for all players.
Among the season highlights is the first 'Major' Cub tournament of the season --- the GGT Masters Championship. The two-day, 36-hole tournament that will have an Augusta National nostalgia theme with traditional signs and hole names. The Cubs' Masters will be played March 31 at Central Park GC and April 1 at Kensington Park GC.
The GGT schedule also features a 54-hole tournament June 26-28, Grizzly Golf Tour / Future Champions International at Hazelmere GC and Swan-e-Set Bay Resort & CC. The Pacific Northwest Evergreen Classic at Greenacres GC July 30-August 3 is a 72-hole tournament that has no cut.
The schedule for the Fall Grizzly Golf Tour includes another co-sanctioned tournament with the GGT / Future Champions Northwest Classic, September 29-30, played at North Bellingham GC in Bellingham, Washington.
About Grizzly Golf Tour - Grizzly Golf Tour is a golf organization that brings like-minded golfers together with a focus on growing the game of golf as both recreational sport and a competitive game in the province of B.C. 'Affordable and Inclusive' is the mantra that organizers of the GGT will follow in an effort to bring young people from every social and economic demographic into the game of golf. Participation on the Grizzly Golf Tour starts with new-to-golf Grizzly Cubs (5-15 years), Juniors (12-18 years) and Adults. The Grizzly Golf Tournaments will be played according to the Rules of Golf. To produce better golfers (and life-long golfers) organizers place a priority on explaining the rules, etiquette, and pace-of-play to all participants.
Grizzly Golf Tour is fun, positive yet competitive and is available to golfers of all ages. Our vision is to create an opportunity for junior golfers to excel in their strengths on and off the course through their passion for golf. Grizzly Golf Tour Junior results are recorded on Junior Golf Scoreboard earning world ranking points.
Established in 2016, the Grizzly Golf Tour was founded to give golfers of B.C. an opportunity to develop their competitive skills. Grizzly Golf Tour allows B.C. golfers to showcase their talents to Canadian and American golf coaches representing colleges and universities offering golf scholarships. Grizzly Golf Tour Junior results are sent to a diverse collection of college golf coaches. Over the past 25 years Grizzly Golf Tour's current management members have assisted in the placement of more than 100 students at post-secondary institutions around North America.
The Grizzly Golf Tour is sanctioned by the B.C. Golf Association.