The inaugural Nike Golf PGA Team Championship of Canada will be played in Bermuda at the Mid Ocean Club.
This newly created and unique championship will feature two PGA of Canada professionals pairing up with the partner of his/her choice, Oct. 26-29.
The Bermuda Tourism Authority and the Fairmont Southampton will partner in the inaugural championship.
The Mid Ocean Club was designed by world-renowned architect Charles Blair Macdonald and first opened for play in 1921.
The club hosted the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in 2007 and 2008, and such heads of state as Presidents George H.W. Bush and Dwight Eisenhower, Winston Churchill, The Duke of Windsor, former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and baseball icon Babe Ruth.
“Our vision for this event from its inception was to create the most memorable and unique experience on the PGA of Canada schedule,” said Nike Golf Canada’s director of marketing Tyler Keenan.
“We are confident our plans for Nike Golf PGA Team Championship of Canada will deliver just that,” said Keenan.
With a different team format each day – fourball, scramble and foursomes – the 54-hole national championship have teams from across the country competing for the championship title and a share of the $90,000 purse.
A Nike Golf PGA Team Championship of Canada qualifier was held, or will be held, in each PGA of Canada zone this summer.
The winning team from the Nike Golf PGA Team Championship of Canada will also receive an exemption into the PGA’s of Europe International Team Championship in November to represent the PGA of Canada.