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...
Waterdown ON - The Great Lakes Tour is pleased to announce in partnership with the Circuit Canada Pro Tour they will be hosting a three (3) spot Ontario Qualifier for the Mackenzie Investments Open presented by Jaguar Laval.
The Mackenzie Investments Open presented by Jaguar Laval will be played at Les Quatres Domaines Golf Club in Mirabel (QC) July 20-23, 2017 and feature a $175,000 purse. This is an inaugural event on the Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada and the Circuit Canada Pro Tour will be the managing company for the Championship....
Barrie ON - The Great Lakes Tour Championship Series got started earlier this past week with the Barrie Classic hosted by Tangle Creek G&CC. The Barrie Classic was the first of four Major Championships on the schedule and was competed over 54 holes with a cut to the low 40% and ties after two rounds.
The first round was highlighted by GolfNorth Series #1 Grey Silo Champion Brendan Leonard of Cambridge (ON) who continued his bogey free season with a round of 4 under par 68 to lead by one shot over Brian Churchill-Smith of Oakville (ON) and a local favourite Ryan Curran of Thornton (ON)....
Waterloo ON - The Great Lakes Tour continued their season at Grey Silo Golf Club in Waterloo (ON) this past Thursday. Considering the rain soaked conditions over the past week to ten days, the golf course was in remarkable condition to host the field of 48 professionals and 8 elite amateurs.
The forecast was ominous from the start with Tour Officials putting a stipulated round of 9 holes into effect due to the heavy rainfall warning and imminent weather system tracking toward the region. However, the heaviest rains held off long enough for the field to complete 18 holes and crown a champion...
Burlington ON - It was a warm, sunny and dry start to the Great Lakes Tour season on Thursday. Past history would suggest that conditions would not be favourable to start the season. However, Hidden Lake Golf Club Old Course in Burlington (ON) was in fine shape with above average temperatures greeting the largest field in GLT Shootout history.
The Great Lakes Tour Shootout has been played as the first event of the season for nearly ten years and features a prize payout unlike any other on the schedule. Players compete for the chance to win their 2017 tournament entry fees. In 2016, David Markle of Shelburne (ON) battled adverse weather to win a full season of tournaments. Michael Dart was runner up and received his GolfNorth Series Entry Fees for the year....
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