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Teeing up the Inaugural PGA TOUR Canada Golf Tournament

June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018

Teeing up the Inaugural PGA TOUR Canada Golf Tournament

Lethbridge - We are holding a media conference to kick off the inaugural Lethbridge Paradise Canyon Open, the fourth stop on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada schedule, on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Ron Sakamoto, the owner of Paradise Canyon Golf Resort, will hit the ceremonial opening tee shot of the event. Mayor Spearman may be convinced to do the same!
156 golfers will compete for a $36,000 cut of the $200,000 total purse in the Paradise Canyon Open, which runs Thursday, June 21-Sunday, June 24, 2018.

It is going to be a packed week, including an Indigenous Youth golf clinic being held following Wednesday’s media conference.

“We have gathered a huge team of volunteers, the course is Tournament ready, 4-day golf tickets are available, and we are very much looking forward to watching this level of professional golf in Lethbridge,” says Ron Sakamoto, Owner, Paradise Canyon Golf Resort.

The Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada is a series of tournaments played across Canada each summer, where tomorrow’s stars begin the path to the PGA TOUR. The leading five money winners at the end of each season earn status on the Tour for the following year. The Tour’s alumni include 20 PGA TOUR players and more than 160 Tour players since 2013. The Mackenzie Tour’s mission is to deliver a PGA TOUR experience for its members, fans, volunteers and partners in order to develop the future stars of professional golf and enrich the communities it visits.

Media Conference:

Location: 1st Tee – Paradise Canyon Golf Resort
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: 3:30 - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm - Indigenous Youth Golf Clinics (driving range)
Tickets are available at the Enmax Centre or on-site during the Tournament:
Single tickets - $10
4-day passes - $25
For more information: Kim Gallucci, Lethbridge Paradise Canyon Open – Tournament Chair 403-393-7164

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