Hamilton ON - The Great Lakes Tour is pleased to announce that Canadian company Vari Pro Innovations Inc. and their new product RollReadyTM will become presenting sponsor of the Great Lakes Tour Order of Merit.
The relationship will see the Great Lakes Tour Order of Merit leaders paid a bonus at the end of the season based on their overall final standings. Each official event on the current schedule has points assigned to them in a similar fashion to the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup race. Up to 600 points is awarded to the winner of each Great Lakes Tour event with 1200 points allocated to the winner of the Great Lakes TOUR Championship.
Hamilton ON - The Great Lakes Tour is pleased to announce a relationship with the newly formed Buckeye Tour in North East Ohio.
The premise of the relationship is to help further expose both Tours in their geographical markets while providing more opportunities for professionals to grow and develop their games.
The Buckeye Tour is being lead by Jake Scott. The Strongsville (OH) native won twice on the Great Lakes Tour and finished runner-up at the Southern Ontario Open in 2016.
"Jake is a tremendous professional and his passion for the game of golf is second to none." says Great Lakes Tour President Jim Kenesky. "This relationship with The Buckeye Tour in North East Ohio will give our members and players further opportunity to compete during off weeks from the Great Lakes Tour and Circuit Canada Pro Tour."
Belleville ON - On Wednesday March 22, 2017 a unique pro am was announced in the Belleville region.
The J&T Pro Am Classic benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hastings Prince Edward will be played this coming June 26th at Trillium Wood Golf Course.
To Read the Full Story on the announcement of this event and the individuals behind it, please read the story by inquinte.ca's Makala Chapman HERE
Niagara Falls (ON) - The 2016 Great Lakes Tour season came to an end on Friday October 7th. The Annual Great Lakes TOUR Championship was played on the historic Legends on the Niagara Battlefield Course. The 36 hole Championship would see the top players from the season compete for both the Tour Championship and Order of Merit honours.
The field of 38 players would feature Mike Gligic from Kitchener (ON) who recently finished 10th on the Mackenzie Tour Order of Merit, Mitch Sutton from London (ON), Brett Cairns from Courtland (ON), Brett Kennedy from Waterloo (ON), Brendan Barrack from Toronto (ON) who lead the Great Lakes Tour National Order of Merit and the ever consistent Brendan Leonard from Cambridge (ON)...
Paris (ON) - On Tuesday June 21 and Wednesday June 22, the Great Lakes Tour made a stop at Paris Grand Golf Club in Paris (ON) for the Paris Championship. The Azinger Design layout has been a popular stop on the Tour for many years and always delivers a dramatic finish.
This visit was no exception as Great Lakes Tour members in the field had much to play for. The current relationship with Quebec based Circuit Canada Pro Tour (CCPT) has created a buzz among members and the Top 30 on the Great Lakes Tour National Order of Merit at the conclusion of the Paris Championship will gain automatic entry to both the $50,000 Desjardins Insurance Challenge at Wyndance Golf Club June 28-29 and the $100,000 Promutuel Insurance Quebec Open July 7-10....
Lindsay (ON) - 13 years ago marked the first time that the Great Lakes Tour visited Oliver's Nest Golf Club near Lindsay (ON). It was September 11, 2003 and Tour Alumni Brad Fritsch, Zoltan Veress and Martin Price played in a group that featured a round of 28-33-61 by Veress. It was the course record then and today the scorecard still sits on the pro shop wall signifying a small piece of history that still resonates around the club.
On Tuesday June 7th, The Great Lakes Tour returned to Oliver's Nest for the first time in 10 years with a new look and a new group of young professionals. GolfNorth Series #3 was the tournament and is the third of seven events in the season long series. 38 players were competing in the 18 hole stroke play competition...
Nottawa (ON) - On Thursday June 2nd the Great Lakes Tour visited GolfNorth Properties' Batteaux Creek Golf Club for the first time in tour history. Batteaux Creek is located in the small town of Nottawa (ON) just south of Collingwood (ON). The par 72 layout that stretches out over 7,000 yards was the site of GolfNorth Series Event #2.
The 18 hole stroke play competition was the second of seven events in the GolfNorth Series and featured a very deep 45 player field.
As scores began to trickle in through nine holes, it seemed that Batteaux Creek was winning the battle against par until 2015 Paris Championship winner, John Maley of Sudbury (ON) posted a stunning 4 under par 32 at the halfway point. His back nine eventualy cooled down and Maley settled for an 18 hole total of 3 under par 69...
London ON – The community of London, Ontario was host to the Great Lakes Tour London Championship held at Tarandowah Golfers Club on May 19-20, 2016. The London Championship is the second of four 36 hole Championships on the current schedule and serves as a Major offering an increase in Order of Merit Points.
Tarandowah Golfers Club in the small town of Avon ON just southeast of London played host to Championship and the par 70 Martin Hawtree design was a test for all competitors. The links style course was playing fast and firm and simply made each player strategize on every shot.
London ON - The Great Lakes Tour will be making a visit to the community of London, Ontario this week. May 19 & 20 will mark the playing of the London Championship hosted by Tarandowah Golfer's Club located Southeast of London in the small town of Avon.
Local professional Alan McLean will headline the field of 45 competitors. McLean is a resident of London and calls Forest City National his Home Golf Course. In the past, McLean was a member of the European Tour, Sunshine Tour in South Africa and the MacKenzie Tour where he's a past winner. McLean played many seasons on the Great Lakes Tour and sits inside the Top 5 in all time earnings...
Barrie ON - The Great Lakes Tour visited the community of Barrie, Ontario on Thursday May 12 and Friday May 13 for the first of four 36 hole championships on the current season schedule. The Barrie Classic hosted by Tangle Creek Golf Club was headlined by a number of talented professionals from across Canada. The picturesque par 72 Tangle Creek Golf Club was in wonderful spring condition and would prove to be a great test for the field of touring and PGA golf professionals.
The #2 Ranked Player in the PGA of Canada player rankings, Dave Levesque, made the trip to Barrie from the province of Quebec where he is the reigning PGA of Quebec Player of the Year. Ken Tarling, a European Senior Tour member was playing alongside Levesque for the first round and local professionals Eric Hawerchuk, Drew Nesbitt, Ryan Curran, Ian Doig and Colton Kalkanis were also competing in the field of 50 players...
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