STATEMENT FROM GREAT LAKES GOLF TOUR:
Like most of our members and fellow golf professionals, the news that the Circuit Canada Pro Tour ceasing it's operation for the 2019 season came as a surprise. We held this partnership in a high regard and have much respect for Jean Trudeau and his team. It is important that all of us who had the pleasure of competing on their circuit or working with Mr. Trudeau, give him a big thank you and best wishes on his departure. We are very grateful for the work he displayed and the opportunities he provided Great Lakes Tour members over the past 3 seasons.
Waterdown ON - The Great Lakes Tour is pleased to introduce Play My Auctions as the newest partner of the Tour. The partnership is effective immediately and will see a great benefit to both players and fans of the Great Lakes Tour.
Play My Auctions is a new online platform, being led by CEO Kelly Chandler, that gives fans and followers the chance to bid on items or equipment being used by athletes or performers in live events. With crowdfunding and fundraising becoming very relevant in the golf industry, Play My Auctions has the potential for athletes to utilize their networks and raise funds for a charity close to their heart or help to assist in building finances toward their professional career.
Participating golf professionals will have the option of putting any piece of equipment or apparel up for auction during a Great Lakes Tour event and fans or followers will be able to bid on that piece as the event unfolds. A large portion of proceeds will go directly to the player and his cause...
Waterloo ON - The Great Lakes Tour will be visiting the beautiful Grey Silo Golf Club on May 10-11 for the GLT Waterloo Championship and will feature one of the strongest fields in recent years.
The field will be comprised of top touring professionals, elite amateurs and PGA of Canada club professionals. Jake Scott of Strongsville (OH), Wil Wittmann of Menasha (WI), and Ryan Erxleben of Brighton (MI) will be representing the United States while Ghyslain Allard of Drummondville and Sun Kim of L'Ile-Perrot will make the trip from Quebec...
Hamilton ON - The Great Lakes Tour would like to introduce for 2018 the Race to Mackenzie Investments Open presented by Jaguar Laval.
The Race will consist of four no cut 36 hole events leading up to the Mackenzie Investments Open presented by Jaguar Laval with a guaranteed purse over the four events totaling $80,000 ($20,000 per event with $4,000 for first place). The winner and runner-up in points over these four events will earn a direct exemption into the Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada's Mackenzie Investments Open presented by Jaguar Laval July 16-22, 2018.
Seaforth ON - The Seaforth Country Classic (SCC) and the Great Lakes Tour (GLT) have agreed on a partnership to bring back the extremely popular tournament in 2018. The SCC will feature a new invitational format with 36 male participants and 36 female participants playing in separate tournaments.
The SCC is scheduled for August 2-4. 2018 and will feature a Championship Pro Am on August 2nd followed by a 36 hole (no cut) stroke play competition for both fields August 3rd and 4th. 34 of 36 male participants will be comprised of GLT members gaining exemptions through the National Order of Merit standings and various events on the GLT schedule deemed as qualifier events. Seaforth Golf Club and the SCC organizing committee will have two exemptions available for local talent.
Hamilton ON - The Great Lakes Tour (GLT) is pleased to announce a partnership with Triple Bogey Brewing & Golf Co. The partnership will see Triple Bogey become the "Official Beer" of the GLT and during the 2018 season members will compete in the season long Triple Bogey Challenge.
The Triple Bogey Challenge will feature a unique format and will be contested during each event on the 2018 schedule. The Challenge will happen on the 18th hole of every official GLT event conducted . The Champion will be decided by the player whom accumulates the lowest score to par over a minimum amount of rounds played during the current season. The winner will receive a grand prize package from Triple Bogey Brewing & Golf Co...
Hamilton ON - The Great Lakes Tour (GLT) is pleased to announce a partnership with Golf to Conquer Cancer presented by Harry Rosen (G2CC).
G2CC will be staging the fifth playing of the tournament on Monday June 11, 2018 and in four prior years has raised over $4.7 million dollars for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. The partnership will see up to six GLT members participate in the event.
The event is contested on two exclusive golf courses in the Greater Toronto Area, Granite Golf Club and Coppinwood Golf Club. Since 2015, golf professionals have been invited to participate making the event more special as a pro-am type format. The professional presence assists in adding value to the amateur foursomes and allows for further networking opportunities while raising funds for such a worthy cause.
Hamilton ON - The Great Lakes Tour (GLT) and Circuit Canada Pro Tour (CCPT) wish to inform members and followers of each organization that they will remain partners for the 2018 season. Subsequently, the two sides have begun negotiations on a long term agreement beyond 2018.
The two tours embarked on the current three year relationship at the beginning of the 2016 season. The partnership remains exclusive with the Great Lakes Tour as the only access point for unattached golf professionals in Canada (except Quebec) to gain entry into National Division and most International Division events on the CCPT schedule. Members in good standing of the CCPT that are affiliated with a golf facility in Quebec or are residents of Quebec will have complimentary membership on the GLT (some conditions may apply).
Both organizations will work together in Ontario and Quebec to create a cohesive schedule for all members while offering the highest returns on prize money.
Since 2016, members who supported at least one Great Lakes Tour and Circuit Canada Pro Tour event in the same season have earned in excess of $900,000 in prize money. View Money List.
Further details on the 2018 schedule and membership will become available in the coming weeks.
Burlington (ON) - The 2017 season has been a slight struggle for Robbie Greenwell who is originally from Georgetown (ON) but now resides in Victoria (BC). Though he’s been playing some good golf, he has failed to take advantage of Conditional Status and the Monday Qualifying process on the Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada this season. However, a return to the tournament where he fired a final round 62 last year, may bring back some good feelings and produce a strong finish.
After Round 1 of this year’s Southern Ontario Open at Hidden Lake Golf Club (NEW Course) in Burlington (ON), Greenwell’s score of 8 under par 63 was good enough for a two shot lead over Branson Ferrier of Barrie (ON) and 3 better than a handful of players at 5 under par 66 including Mt. Laurel (NJ) resident David Sanders.
2017 Southern Ontario Open Champion and Great Lakes Tour Order of Merit Leader to Receive Exemption into Mackenzie Investments Open
Waterdown ON - The 2017 Southern Ontario Open week has become an event to watch this coming July.
The 2017 Champion of the Southern Ontario Open July 12-15 will receive an exemption into the Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada's Mackenzie Investments Open presented by Jaguar Laval July 20-23. The Mackenzie Investments Open will be contested at Les Quatres Domaines Golf Club in Mirabel (QC) and is an inaugural event in 2017 that will feature a $175,000 purse.
Along with a Three Spot Ontario Qualifier on Monday July 10 and the Champion of the Southern Ontario Open, the Great Lakes Tour Order of Merit leader at the conclusion of the Southern Ontario Open on July 15th will also receive an exemption into the field the following week in Quebec...
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