April 11, 2012

For Immediate Release: Professional Golf is coming to West Vancouver 

The District of West Vancouver, Golf West Vancouver and the Vancouver Golf Tour (VGT) are pleased to announce that Professional Golf is coming to Gleneagles Golf Course, May 16, 2012.

“We are very pleased to be hosting the first ever VGT Golf West Vancouver shoot-out at Gleneagles Golf Course. This will be a great opportunity for the residents of our community to come out and see some of the Lower Mainland’s best Professional Golfers,” stated Dan Henegar, manager of parks arboriculture and horticulture for the District of West Vancouver.

The 10-player format for the event includes seven Golf Professionals (selected by their rankings on the VGT), James Presnail, head golf professional at Gleneagles, plus one media qualifier and one open qualifier. All 10 players will tee off on the first hole. The player with the highest score at the end of each hole will be eliminated. If there is a tie for high score on a hole a putt or chip off will determine who moves on and who goes home. Only two players will be left by the 9th hole, which will determine the Champion. The purse for the event is $1,750 with the top three competitors sharing in it.

“Gleneagles is going to provide a very good test for the VGT’s Professionals,” said Fraser Mulholland, commissioner of the Vancouver Golf Tour. “While this is fun format I know the guys will bring their “A” game as they will be competing for the first-place prize of $1,000,” added Mulholland.

Professional Bryn Parry of North Vancouver, BC, and the best player on the VGT over the past three seasons, has been confirmed to play. Parry comes to the event as the defending champion of the 2011 Rogers Canada Cup, an event that earned him $30,000 for the victory. He is also a past Nationwide Tour player and has been the PGA of BC Player of the Year in six of the past seven years.

The day begins on the first hole at 3:30 p.m. with a 45-minute clinic put on by the VGT Professionals. The ten players tee off starting at 4:30pm. The event is open to spectators and is free to attend.