-Local Pro to Play at Loyalist in Biggest Local Event of the Season-
Bath, ON (July 2, 2014) The Great Waterway Classic is pleased to announce Chris Barber, PGA of Canada Professional and General Manager at The Landings Golf Course in Kingston has been granted a sponsor exemption into this year’s PGA TOUR Canada event. The Great Waterway Classic will be contested at Loyalist Golf & Country Club in Bath, Ontario August 21-24.
The exemption will give Barber the chance to play in his first PGA TOUR Canada event as one of 156 players that will compete for the $27,000 first place purse.
“We are extremely pleased to award Chris an exemption into this year’s event” said Tournament Director Brad Parkins. “Chris is an exemplary golf professional with a lot of talent and we feel like this is a great opportunity for him to prove his skill and compete against the international field we will have.”
“The opportunity to compete in The Great Waterway Classic so close to home, on a golf course I love, in front of my friends and family is a great thrill. With the event less than two months away, I look forward to the challenge of getting my game ready to take on the best this Tour has to offer.”
Barber is coming off a strong showing at last week’s PGA Championship of Canada where he captured third spot, defeating Christophe Belair 3 & 2. Earlier in the day he dropped his semi-final match to eventual champion Dave Levesque 2 down. With the strong showing, Barber moved up to #14 on the PGA of Canada National Player Rankings.
The Great Waterway Classic gets under way Thursday August 21. Tickets are available by calling 1-877-508-1069 or by e-mailing email@example.com. Tickets are $10 a day or $25 for a 4 day pass. Clubhouse VIP passes are available on a limited basis for $150 for the week (Thursday thru Sunday). All ticket pricing includes tax.
All net proceeds from the event will be donated to the Lennox & Addington County General Hospital Foundation.
About The Great Waterway
The Great Waterway was established in 2010 to promote and invest in tourism along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, Prince Edward County in the West to the Quebec border in the East. The Great Waterway region includes unique towns, villages and cities of Quinte West, Belleville, Kingston, Gananoque, Brockville, and Cornwall.
About PGA TOUR Canada
PGA TOUR Canada is a series of tournaments played across Canada each summer, where tomorrow’s stars begin the path to the PGA TOUR. The leading five money winners at the end of each season earn status on the Web.com Tour for the following season. PGA TOUR Canada’s mission is to deliver a PGA TOUR experience for our members, fans, volunteers and our partners in order to develop the future stars of professional golf & enrich the communities we visit.
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About the Canadian Junior Golf Association
The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The CJGA is dedicated to providing Canada’s junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf.
Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf. For more information please visit cjga.com
The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Partner, Freedom 55 Financial, which provides financial security advice and planning for Canadians.