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GolfBC Championship Long Drive Challenge – Looking for Big Hitters!

The exciting Long Drive Challenge for charity returns to the GolfBC Championship on Wednesday June 13th at Gallagher’s Canyon. Golfers from throughout the Okanagan Valley are invited to test their driving skills in this fun competition that will feature a number of the Mackenzie Tour professionals who will set the mark for the amateurs to shoot for. Former two-time World Long Drive Champion Jamie Sadlowski will also make a speaking appearance at the event. Participants will be driving to win great Adidas golf prizes!

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GolfBC Championship and Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Announce Partnership

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce recently announced a creative marketing partnership with the GolfBC Championship: a Mackenzie Tour PGA TOUR Canada tournament taking place at Gallagher’s Canyon June 11th -17th.

The agreement will see both groups participate and cross promote at a number of Chamber and GolfBC Championship events leading up to and including the tournament. The partners will promote each other on various social media platforms. Chamber members who become tournament sponsors will also be recognized on social media posts. As part of the deal, the Chamber will host the popular “Wine Around the Okanagan Reception” that tees off tournament week at Gallagher’s Canyon where Mackenzie Tour professionals are introduced to their Pro-Am team amateurs.

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The Hottest Tickets in Town – Now On Sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 GolfBC Championship, a Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada event, taking place June 11th-17th at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club in Kelowna, BC.

Purchase 4-Tournament Day Passes that will get you into the GolfBC Championship for all four (4) days of tournament play, Thursday June 14th – Sunday June 17th, for only $35!

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Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada announces 2018 schedule

Coast-to-coast schedule features 13 events and increased prize money

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA – The 2018 Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada schedule was announced on Tuesday, featuring 13 official tournaments from May to September and a $25,000 increase for all tournament purses as players compete to make the next step on the path to the PGA TOUR.

The season will begin with the Freedom 55 Financial Open (May 28-June 3) at Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, British Columbia, with purses of $200,000 (CA$) for all regular events and a $225,000 (CA$) purse for the season-ending Freedom 55 Financial Championship (Sept. 10-16) at Highland Country Club in London.

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GolfBC Championship announces major donation to Charity

Kelowna, B.C. – The GolfBC Group is pleased to announce that a total of $150,000 was raised for charity at the GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club during event week of June 12-18, 2017.

With the help of generous donors and a significant contribution by the Chan Family Foundation, the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada event raised $150,000 which was awarded to the tournament’s designated charity, the BC Cancer Foundation and the Red Cross Kelowna flood relief.

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Shelton completes wire-to-wire win at GolfBC Championship with clutch birdie on final hole

By Brad Ziemer

KELOWNA — Robby Shelton mistakenly thought he was going to a playoff. It was about the only error the Alabama native made all week at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club.

Shelton poured in a seven-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole late Sunday afternoon to win the $175,000 GolfBC Championship. It took him a few seconds to realize what had happened.

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Round 4 Notes: Brother act working nicely for Jared and Russell du Toit

By Brad Ziemer

KELOWNA — Jared du Toit acknowledges he can be tough on himself on the golf course and that is one of the reasons why he loves having his brother Russell on his bag as caddie.

While Jared may be more of a glass is half empty kind of guy, Russell sees that glass as half full. He has an ability to see the positive when Jared is a little down on himself.

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Sunday shootout set for final round at Gallagher’s Canyon

By Brad Ziemer

KELOWNA — Kimberley’s Jared du Toit set the tone with an early-morning 10-under 61, but there were many more birdies and eagles to come during the remainder of Saturday’s third round of the GolfBC Championship.

It was like Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club was under siege by some of the world’s top young professionals, who were taking dead aim at the pins on a day that offered near-perfect scoring conditions.

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