The Canadian PGA has launched its own national player rankings list for association members across the country.
“This is massive, not only for the Canadian PGA and its 3,700 members, but for the entire Canadian golf industry as a whole,” said Canadian PGA president Glenn Cundari.
“This will create an ongoing story for our members, our partners and the Canadian golf media and we are excited to watch it all unfold,” he added.
Gary Bernard, executive director of the Canadian PGA, said he expects momentum to build over this season and into the future.
Based on a hybrid of the World Golf Rankings, the Canadian PGA rankings will calculate results on a three-year cycle from championships at the national level and all nine of the association’s zones. According to Jeff Dykeman, director of business development and brand, the Canadian PGA is the first PGA in the world to launch its own national player rankings list.
“We’ve been working on this for a few months now and we believe this will become one of the greatest promotional tools for our members in the history of the association,” said Dykeman.
“From the early conversations we’ve had, we know our partners want to get involved and we expect to see our members utilizing it to help promote themselves to their clients, customers and employers,” he added.
Bryn Parry of North Vancouver is the first No. 1-ranked player as the 2011 season gets underway.
“I’m absolutely pumped to be recognized as the No. 1 ranked player in the entire Canadian PGA,” said Parry, a teaching professional at Seymour Creek Golf Centre.
“I want to thank the Canadian PGA for creating something that we can all strive for and I’ll do my best to remain at the top of the list for as long as I can,” he added.
The Canadian PGA rankings system is in partnership with Computan, a developer of ebusiness solutions that specialize in sports specific database systems.
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