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OLYMPIC VIEW GOLF CLUB SET TO HOST 2015 PGA OF BC PRO-JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Richmond, B.C. (PGA of BC) – On July 20, 2015, 17 teams will tee off at Olympic View Golf Club in Victoria, B.C. at the 2015 Jack McLaughlin Memorial PGA of BC Pro-Junior Championship. Each team features a PGA of BC professional, along with three junior members from their respective facility.
The 2015 field consists of teams from across the province, including former champions Seymour Golf & Country Club (2001, 2012), Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club (2002, 2006), The Vancouver Golf Club (2010), The Redwoods (2011), and Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club (2013). Competing facilities local to Vancouver Island include Olympic View, Bear Mountain, Nanaimo Golf Club, Glacier Greens, Royal Colwood, and Alberni Golf Club.
Pros will be playing for a split pot of $3,000 based on the amount of birdies and eagles made.
The always popular event amongst both Professionals and Junior alike will feature a two-person team net best ball format, where the Professional’s gross score may count towards the team. Juniors who have participated in the event have ranged from six years old, all the way up to eighteen year olds on their way to college golf scholarships.
The PGA of BC Pro-Junior is named in memorial of the late Jack McLaughlin, a long-time member of the Association. During his career, McLaughlin was a tireless promoter of junior golf and an influencer of young, aspiring professionals. He worked as the Head Professional at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club from 1974 – 1991, and also held the position of President of both the PGA of Ontario and BC in 1963 and 1976, respectively. In 1984, McLaughlin was the Director of the PGA of Canada.
Click here for the tournament fact sheet.
For more information about the Jack McLaughlin Memorial PGA of BC Pro-Junior Championship, click here.
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