The final PGA of Canada national championship of 2016 takes place next week in Bermuda at the famed Port Royal Golf Course.
The 54-hole PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada presented by Titleist & FootJoy features PGA of Canada head professionals, head teaching professionals and executive professionals taking place Nov. 21-24.
“We’re very pleased to have the PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada presented by Titleist & FootJoy in Bermuda for the first time and the wonderful venue of Port Royal Golf Course,” said PGA of Canada President Steve Wood.
Six past PGA of Canada national championship winners highlight this year’s field at Port Royal, including Danny King, Dave Levesque, Matt Peavoy, Adam Chamberlain, Ian Dog and Matt Palsenbarg.
Additionally, a number of top-ranked PGA of Canada players are in the field including Scott Allred (No. 11); Ron Kenesky (No. 19); Jean Laforce (No. 25); Dan Greenwood (No. 27); Dave Zibrik (No. 40); Lindsay Bernakevitch (No. 41); Gordon Burns (No. 42); and Kevin Black (No. 49).
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In 2015, Danny King of The Performance Academy at Magna captured his third PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada. King’s three-day total of 11-under-par at Verrado Golf Club in Buckeye, Ariz., was two shots better than James Skrypec of The Golf Academy at Deer Ridge.
In addition to competing for the overall championship trophy, players in the PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada earn much-coveted ranking points with hopes of moving up on the PGA of Canada Player Rankings presented by RBC. Players who are ranked inside the top 64 following the PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada earn invites into the following year’s PGA Championship of Canada.
The Inter-Zone Team Championship, which is comprised of four players per zone (and three scores per team counting), is also handed out after 36-holes.
Former champions of the PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada include Danny King, Adam Chamberlain, Roger Beale, Norm Jarvis, Gar Hamilton, Bob Panasik, Yvan Beauchemin, Graham Gunn, Ken Tarling and Brian Hutton.