Bath, ON (October 17, 2014) – The Great Waterway Classic, an official PGA TOUR Canada event, will return to Loyalist Golf & Country Club in Bath, Ontario in 2015. Having hosted the event for the first time in the event’s three-year history last season, Loyalist will see the event take place August 24-30.
Loyalist, a beautiful Ted Baker design, offers one of the best-conditioned golf courses in The Great Waterway region. The 6,779 yards of native grasses, strategic bunkering and colourful natural watercourse creates a challenging course for beginners and skilled players alike.
The Great Waterway region boasts over 60 golf courses and is laced together by the sparkling St. Lawrence River, Rideau Canal, Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario. The region serves up all the ingredients of a perfect golf getaway and on its shores you’ll find fascinating history, quaint villages, inspiring art, live theatre and gastronomic delights at every turn. On its waters, enjoy world-class sailing, scuba diving, pristine beaches and leisurely cruises.
“We are pleased to be returning to Loyalist for The Great Waterway Classic in 2015,” said tournament director Brad Parkins. “The ownership group, management team and community residents at Loyalist wholeheartedly embraced the event this year and we look on building on the momentum we established through this year’s event into the 2015 edition.”
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia native David Bradshaw captured the 2014 event with a birdie on the 72nd hole, good for a one-stroke victory over Argentinian Tommy Cocha and fellow American Adam Long.
The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) will once again be the host organization conducting the event, which will see players deep in the race for Web.com Tour status that will be handed out at the end of the season.
About The Great Waterway
The Great Waterway was established in 2010 to promote and invest in tourism along Lake Ontario, from Prince Edward County in the West, up the Rideau Canal to the North and 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. For more information, please visit www.thegreatwaterway.com.
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.
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 www.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.