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Canada championship coming to Bermuda

The PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada will be played at Port Royal Golf Course in November. The tournament will form part of a nearly three-week festival of golf that runs into December and also includes the Gosling's Invitational and the Bermuda Goodwill.

Sponsored by Titleist and FootJoy, the PGA event will take place from November 21 to 24. The Gosling's, which this year will be split between Belmont Hills Golf Club and Port Royal, runs from November 27 to December 1, with the Goodwill wrapping things up from December 5 to 9.

“We're delighted to add this prestigious tournament to Bermuda's golf calendar for 2016,” Pat Phillip-Fairn, of the Bermuda Tourism Authority, said. “The event will bring more than 100 golf professionals and valuable room nights in November, the start of Bermuda's peak season for golfing and sports experiences generally.”

The introduction of the club professionals' event means that the PGA of Canada will be visiting the island twice in a matter of weeks. The PGA of Canada Team Golf Championship will return to Mid Ocean Club for a second year in October, with that event due to run from the 24 to 27.

“We couldn't be more pleased to take the PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada to Bermuda and the wonderful venue of Port Royal Golf Course,” Steve Wood, the PGA of Canada president, said. “The PGA of Canada and Bermuda have a tremendous working relationship and this latest partnership further cements that fact.”

Phillip-Fairn added: “Bermuda has developed a very positive relationship with the PGA of Canada. To have them bring another event here less than a year after the inaugural Nike Golf PGA Team Championship of Canada reflects that bond, and is verification of Bermuda's quality golf product. We're proud the BTA's golf strategy and the work of our partners within the golf industry here on-island are delivering such great results.”

In addition to the PGA of Canada events, the Pro Sports World Championship of Golf will also take place for the first time next month, with famous ex-players from the worlds of baseball, basketball, American football and ice hockey competing at Port Royal from September 8 to 10.

Golf galore: Alf Callowhill tees off at Mid-Ocean in the PGA of Canada Team Golf Championships (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published August 09, 2016 at 1:26 pm (Updated August 09, 2016 at 1:26 pm)

Canada championship coming to Bermuda

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