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
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...
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