Historical displays, a two-day event and gala highlight the centennial celebration for the Canadian PGA, which has announced details of the festivities July 10-11 in Gatineau, Que.
The event will consist of golf at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club and Rivermead Golf Club followed by a gala dinner on Monday, July 11, at the Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau.
It wa at Royal Ottawa during the 1911 Canadian Open that a group of 35 golf professionals decided to organize an association that now includes over 3,700 golf professionals across the country.
“We are thrilled to be going back to our roots and celebrating at Royal Ottawa, where it all began 100 years ago”, said Canadian PGA president, Glenn Cundari.
“The celebration will be a wonderful opportunity for us to share our association’s past, present and future. It promises to be a great event”.
The event expects several hundred members to take part in the celebration with industry leaders and partners, media, sponsors, PGA World Alliance members, the national board of directors, special guests and government dignitaries.
The celebration will also feature a detailed historical display depicting original members, past champions and antique equipment, organized in conjunction with the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and zone offices.