Posted 7.26.16 @ 0:0
Earlier this month, Golf Canada announced the return of the RBC Canadian Open to Oakville, Ontario in 2017. This will be the third straight year for Glen Abbey to host the Canadian Open.
In a statement released by Golf Canada, the event’s return to Glen Abbey was not influenced by the plan to turn the golf course’s bunkers and fairways into houses because that’s not bound to happen for at least a few more years.
A Fantastic Golf Course
Scott Simmons, CEO of Golf Canada says that Glen Abbey is one of if not the most successful venue to host the Canadian Open in recent history, adding that there is no reason not to come back for the third year in a row and that it is a fantastic golf course.
The 29th Canadian Open
The event is scheduled for July 18 to 24, 2017 and will feature the top golf players in the world, including the defending champion Jason Day. The other world-class golfers who will be at the Open are Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson, Graeme McDowell, Brandt Snedeker, and our very own Adam Hadwin, Nick Taylor, and Graham DeLaet.
Simmons shared that facilitating the event at Glen Abbey for the 29th time is the best under the circumstances although not ideal. He added that moving the tournament around the country would have been ideal but would be a logistical nightmare, more so that Golf Canada’s headquarters is at Glen Abbey itself. He also mentioned that holding the Open in Glen Abbey is the best option in terms of financial success, as the event will surely bring in a vast number of GTA’s corporate head offices plus people around the area.
Simmons shared that Golf Canada funds several projects and programs from the proceeds of Canadian Open. The event’s financial success means they would be able to invest more in amateur golf. He further shared that although it may not be perfect to hold a national open at a permanent site, it all makes sense once you add up all the pros and cons and that they are happy to be back in Glen Abbey.
There is news that the 2019 tournament might be held at the nearly a hundred years old Hamilton Golf and Country Club, the same year that it will be celebrating its centennial. Simmons says that Golf Canada would be happy to be back at Hamilton Golf and Country Club in the future. Another news is that Golf Canada might be close to renewing an RBC sponsorship.
At current time, there is still no specific timetable for Glen Abbey’s redevelopment for real estate. Other Canadian cities such as Calgary, Vancouver, and Montreal are lining up to fill this void.
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