The GolfBC Championship is proud to announce that CedarCreek Estate Winery has come on board as the Official Wine Supplier of the GolfBC Championship, one of the top tournaments on the Mackenzie Tour PGA TOUR Canada, coming to Gallagher’s Canyon in Kelowna from June 12th -18th.
Kelowna, B.C. – Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 GolfBC Championship, taking place June 15th-18th at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club in Kelowna, BC!
A 4-Day Championship Pass will get you in to the GolfBC Championship for all 4 tournament days. Your Championship Pass will also give you access to the Opening Ceremonies and the “Longest Drive Celebrity Challenge” featuring NHL Players, Mackenzie Tour pros and amateur long ball hitters!
12 events to run coast-to-coast from May to September
(March 7, 2017 – Oakville, Ont. and Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) – The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada schedule was announced Tuesday, featuring 12 events from May to September in 2017 as players look to make the next step on the path to the PGA TOUR.
The season will once again begin in May with the Freedom 55 Financial Open (May 29-June 4) at Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, B.C., with purses of $175,000 (CA$) for the first 11 events and a $200,000 purse for the season-ending Freedom 55 Financial Championship (Sept. 11-17) at Highland Country Club in London, Ont.
Kelowna, B.C. – The GolfBC Group is pleased to announce that a total of $150,000 was raised for charity at the inaugural GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club during event week of June 6-12, 2016.
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.
BY BRAD ZIEMER
KELOWNA — That old Cyndi Lauper song about girls just wanting to have fun was released long before Jacqueline Bendrick was born.
But having fun is Bendrick’s main goal as the 19-year-old collegiate player from Mercer Island, Wash., prepares to tee it up alongside the boys in this week’s inaugural GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club.
Bendrick insists she is more excited than nervous about playing on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada circuit on a sponsor’s exemption. She is determined not to be overwhelmed by the experience.
A reminder to the media that the Opening Ceremonies for the inaugural GolfBC Championship will take place on the 1st Tee Box at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club Tuesday June 8th at 2:30pm sharp. Media Interviews will be available at that time.
Langley native pumped about his first Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada win
BY BRAD ZIEMER
KELOWNA — Adam Cornelson knew his life had changed when he arrived for Tuesday’s GolfBC Championship pro-am at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club and was told his group was going off the first tee in the afternoon shotgun start.
“I always had to walk out to the 16th hole before,” Cornelson said with a smile.
The 28-year-old Langley native has been wearing that smile since late Sunday afternoon when he won his first Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada event, going wire to wire at the Bayview Place Island Savings Open in Victoria.
10 spots into GolfBC Championship were up for grabs at Okanagan Golf Club’s Quail course
BY BRAD ZIEMER
KELOWNA — It was part golf, part endurance test.
A field of 132 players teed it up Monday at the Okanagan Golf Club’s Quail Course, trying to earn one of 10 spots into this week’s inaugural GolfBC Championship on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada circuit. They battled more than a demanding golf course. It was hot Monday. Really hot.