Current and veteran members of the Canadian Armed Forces will have complimentary access to all PGA Tour Canada events as part of a Military Outreach Program announced by the tour and the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services.
Throughout the season, tour events will also have Military Appreciation Day celebrations that will include service members at each PGA Tour Canada event placing and removing the flagstick at designated holes.
Tour players will also conduct golf clinics for all active military personnel, giving troops a chance to learn the game or improve their skills at selected events.
“Along with our tournaments, we think it’s important to recognize their efforts and contributions. We want to give the troops an opportunity to enjoy a day at a PGA Tour Canada event and learn the game from some future PGA Tour stars,” said tour president Jeff Monday.
General Tom Lawson, chief of defence staff, added that such opportunities will provide positive memories.
“The PGA Tour Canada team is providing both a fun and memorable experience for our folks, while also making a very meaningful contribution to the well-being of our members through the Military Families Fund,” he said.