Monday, July 9, 2018     Marion Goard     Community News and Events

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Living in Halton Region has lots of perks…and one of them is being able to see high profile professional golfers tee off at the RBC Canadian Open! Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville will play host to the PGA tour Canadian National Men’s Open for the 30th time.  The Club Link course at Glen Abbey was designed by seven-time runner-up and golf legend Jack Nicklaus.  This year’s tournament runs from Monday, July 23 - Sunday, July 29.

Pro-Ams

This year the RBC Canadian Open will host two professional-amateur tournaments.  The Canada Day Pro-Am will tee off July 23rd at 12 p.m. and will consist of Canadian golfers and celebrities!  The RBC Championship Pro-Am will be held on July 25 with 52 teams competing.  These shot-gun start tournaments will tee off from the first and 10th hole giving fans an up close and personal perspective at some of their favourite players and celebrities! Proceeds from the Pro-Am benefit the Golf Canada Foundation and help support the developmental pathway to Team Canada and the Young Pro Program.

Championship Rounds 

The field has yet to be determined for the Canadian Open but the first two rounds are a shotgun start from both the first and 10th hole.  Once the cutline is determined after the first two rounds, rounds three and four will be scheduled according to individual scores.  The Sports Network, The Golf Channel, Global Television and CBS will all broadcast the event. Watching the golfers on the sidelines is exciting and is a great opportunity to stroll Glen Abbey’s beautiful grounds!

Special Events

All through the week, there’s something different happening.  On top of all the professional golf, all sorts of wonderful entertainment lay between the links.  Back again this year will be ‘The Rink’ for the Canada Day Pro-Am. The 7th hole will be outfitted with hockey boards and a Zamboni.  Additional bleachers and viewing decks allow ticket holders a rare, fun and exciting glimpse of the par three hole.  Don’t miss Red and White Day, July 27 when everyone is encouraged to wear red and white and Canadian Flags will be handed out at the front gate.  Canadian Armed Forces Day, presented by Commissionaires, will be held July 26 giving current and former members of Canada’s Armed Forces free access for the day with upgraded venues when they pre-register.  Foodies will not want to miss all the Food Trucks present all week!  

Watch some golf, spot your favourite pro golfer and shop the spectator village; it’s all happening at the RBC Canadian Open this month in Oakville.


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