The iconic Mid Ocean Club plays hosts to the newly created and unique championship that sees two PGA of Canada professionals pairing up with the partner of his or her choice Oct. 26-29
The inaugural Nike Golf PGA Team Championship of Canada is heading to the island of Bermuda and one of the world’s most iconic golf courses, The Mid Ocean Club.
This newly created and unique championship sees two PGA of Canada professionals pairing up with the partner of his or her choice Oct. 27-29.
“The Nike Golf PGA Team Championship of Canada marks a new and exciting chapter in the association’s proud history of national championships,” said PGA of Canada president Constant Priondolo. “We couldn’t be more pleased to be heading to the beautiful island of Bermuda and the iconic Mid Ocean Club.”
The Bermuda Tourism Authority and the Fairmont Southampton will partner in the inaugural championship.
Ranked the 47th best golf course outside of the United States by Golf Digest, The Mid Ocean Club was designed by world-renowned architect Charles Blair Macdonald and first opened for play in 1921. The club has played host to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in 2007 and 2008, and has hosted such heads of state as Presidents George H.W. Bush and Dwight Eisenhower; Winston Churchill, The Duke of Windsor; former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney; as well as baseball icon Babe Ruth.
“Our vision for this event from its inception was to create the most memorable and unique experience on the PGA of Canada schedule,” said Nike Golf Canada’s director of marketing Tyler Keenan. “We are confident our plans for Nike Golf PGA Team Championship of Canada will deliver just that.”
With a different team format each day—fourball, scramble and foursomes—this 54-hole national championship sees teams from across the country compete for the championship title and a share of the $90,000 purse. A Nike Golf PGA Team Championship of Canada qualifier was held (or will be held) in each PGA of Canada Zone this summer with the top teams booking their ticket to Bermuda and The Mid Ocean Club.
The winning team from the Nike Golf PGA Team Championship of Canada will also receive an exemption into the PGA’s of Europe International Team Championship in November to represent the PGA of Canada.
About the PGA of Canada
Established in 1911, the PGA of Canada is the second oldest and third largest professional golf association in the world. The PGA of Canada is a non-profit Association comprised of 3,700 golf professionals across the country. The association’s mandate is to develop, promote and support our Members as experts in the game and business of golf and, in so doing, serve both its members’ needs and those of the golfing public through the association’s varied programs and events. The association consists of the national office located in Acton, Ont., and nine zone offices across the country.