PGA Tour player Brad Fritsch of Manotick, Ont., will serve as professional ambassador for the Forces & Families Open, a PGA Tour Canada event in early August.
With roots in the Ottawa area, Fritsch is sponsored by the Ottawa Senators and has military ties through his family,
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to help PGA Tour Canada make a return to the city of Ottawa for Forces and Families Open,” said Fritsch.
“It’s extra special to have the military involved as my father flew in C-130s for the Canadian military for many years,” he added.
“I hope that the city’s golf fans come out and watch exciting young players who will no doubt be making waves on the Web .com Tour and PGA Tour in the years to come,” he said.
The Forces & Families week begins Aug, 4, with the Monday qualifier at Camelot Golf Club, and three pro-am tournaments at Hylands Golf Course on Monday and Tuesday, with a gala meet and greet on the Monday evening led by General Thomas Lawson, the Chief of the Defence Staff at Hylands.
On August 6th, Fritsch will be putting on a golf clinic for Canadian Armed Forces members, as well as a Q&A clinic for members of Ottawa’s business community at the Web .com Small Business Summit presented by RBC Royal Bank.
This clinics will precede the official opening ceremonies at 2 p.m. at Hylands.
“Having Brad Fritsch participate as our first professional ambassador of golf will give us a huge boost for the first year of this annual tournament,” said tournament director John Randolph.
“His participation will be a thrill to members of the CAF, to members of the business community as well as the young golfers in Ottawa,” he added.
All proceeds from the Forces & Families Open will go to the CAF’s Military Families Fund, supporting men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families.