For Immediate Release
(Fraser Valley, B.C.) In four weeks, the Chilliwack Golf Club, Sandpiper Golf Course, and The Falls are hosting the inaugural Fraser Valley Open Golf Tournament. This three day, 54-hole tournament will host 48 of British Columbia’s leading golf professionals and 144 amateur golfers on August 30, 31 & September 1.
For only $295, each golfer
- can explore the unique layout of each golf course, each set amongst breathtaking scenery and is entered to play three rounds
- Round 1: The Falls
- Round 2: Sandpiper Golf Course
- Round 3: Chilliwack Golf Club
- will be issued an invitation to attend a post-game party on August 30, hosted by Chances Chilliwack.
- qualifies to win a Pro Purse at $15,000 (based on a full field) while amateurs compete for $15,000 and an array of prizes
- receives a tee gift, which is a bonus green fee game pack to come back and play each course.
- will play alongside Bryan Parry—a six-time Chilliwack Open Champion
“The event should be a lot of fun, and was created by three award-winning golf courses in the Fraser Valley, and will be an official VGT ‘Order of Merit’ event. Most likely it will be the event to decide who wins our year-end Order of Merit on the professional side as it has a high point ranking,” says Fraser Mulholland, Commissioner of the Vancouver Golf Tour.
“I am very happy to be a part of the Inaugural Fraser Valley Open! It’s nice to finally have a three-day event that truly showcases how many great golf courses are offered in the Fraser Valley along with how many talented players we have as well,” says Ted Swaine, Director of Golf at Sandpiper Golf Course.
The Fraser Valley Open is positioned to be a marquee event on the 2014 Vancouver Golf Tour schedule. To register, visit http://vancouvergolftour.com/schedule/fraser-valley-open/
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About Chilliwack Golf Club
The Chilliwack Golf Club, established in 1958, is a semi-private facility located between Chilliwack and Abbotsford– only 45 minutes from Vancouver. It features magnificent tree-lined fairways, a creek that meanders through the back nine and breathtaking mountain vistas in every direction. The club has 500+ members who are passionate about both golf and their club. Seeing more than 50,000 rounds played last year, the Chilliwack Golf Club is a popular destination for many golfers in the area and plays host to one of the longest running and most successful “Opens” in the province each July.
About Sandpiper Golf Course
Sandpiper Golf Course, is located 75 minutes East of Vancouver and is open to the public 364 days a year. This par 72 course runs 6,500 yards from the back tees, and is gently sloped, featuring four sets of tees for all playing abilities. Canadian course designer, Russ Olsen, has done an amazing job of taking advantage of the spectacular water and mountain vistas when designing this masterpiece. Sandpiper Golf Course has played host to several Vancouver Golf Tour events, most notably the 2013 Canada Bread BC Match Play & the VGT’s Inaugural 36-Hole Major Series Event the ‘2013 VGT Sandpiper Open’.
About the Falls Golf Course
Chilliwack was carved from the foothills of Mount Cheam, providing the course with a dramatic landscape that is ideal for a challenging round. The views from the golf course span across the scenic Fraser Valley. The rolling terrain is accented with natural rock outcroppings and tall cedars, which both come into play throughout the golf course. The changes in elevation total over 750 feet, ranging from subtle to dramatic. There are many formidable holes but The Falls Golf Club’s memorable fourth hole has nine different tees as well as a 100-foot drop to the green.
About the Vancouver Golf Tour
Now entering its eighth year, the Vancouver Golf Tour has been giving local professionals and amateurs the opportunity to compete in a PGA Tour environment right here in the Lower Mainland. The goal has always been to provide local players the opportunity to learn how to win and gain confidence, advancing their games to the next level. In 2014, the Vancouver Golf Tour saw three past VGT players / alumni (Nick Taylor, Roger Sloan, and Riley Wheeldon) earn ‘Full Status’ on WEB.COM; and three past VGT players / alumni (Devin Carrey, Eugene Wong, and Justin Shin) earn ‘Conditional Status’. In addition, Phil Jonas who finished T39th on the European Senior Tour money list, kept his full status on the tour this year.
Adam Hadwin, VGT’s most prominent graduate was a winner on the WEB.COM in April of this year, and continued his great play to the point where he has written his ticket to the PGA TOUR for the 2014-2015 season!! Congratulations Adam, VGT is behind you all the way!!