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....
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
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