The inaugural GolfBC Championship took place  June 6-12, 2016 at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club in Kelowna, marking the very first Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada stop in the Okanagan Valley. Congratulations to our very first Champion, Syracuse, NY’s Dan McCarthy! Dan is the first Champion to have his name on the “Gallagher’s Gold” trophy, and left the GolfBC Championship $31,500 richer.

But the real winner of the 2016 GolfBC Championship was the BC Cancer Foundation. cheque presentation During the closing ceremonies on Sunday June 12th, 2016, the GolfBC Group on behalf of GolfBC Championship presented the BC Cancer Foundation with a cheque for $150,000. With the help of generous donors, the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada event raised $75,000 which was matched by the Chan Family Foundation, GolfBC’s charitable arm, for a total of $150,000 and awarded to the tournament’s designated charity, the BC Cancer Foundation. GolfBC’s Vice President of Golf Operations, Andy Hedley, was on site to make the presentation.

Stay tuned for dates of the 2017 GolfBC Championship!


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