IGA | VANCOUVER GOLF TOUR
2015 PETRON COMMUNICATIONS
Invitational Charity Pro-Am
Lake Point Golf and Country Club (Fort St. John, BC)
Aug.11th & Aug.12th
For Immediate Release: Vancouver, BC (July 8th, 2015)
“Vancouver Golf Tour’s Final Major”
For the first time since inception the Vancouver Golf Tour is expanding its Official Tour schedule into the Northern Region of BC thanks to a great new partnership with the Lake Point Golf and Country Club and some of its premier partners.
The 2015 LAKEPOINT GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB’S Annual Invitational Charity Pro-Am will conclude the 2015 VGT Major Series on August 11th and 12th. The event is proudly sponsored by PETRON COMMUNICATIONS for the 5th straight year. Thanks to Petron’s support as well as many supporting sponsors, the event will entice some of Canada’s top Professionals to venture north and play for a $20,000 total Pro Purse with $5,000 up for grabs for top Pro spot and the top 50% of the field being paid out! A further $2,500 BONUS will be awarded to the top Professional on the 2015 VGT Majors Series Order of Merit at the conclusion of the Pro-Am.
As in past years the Petron Communications Invitational Pro-Am tournament will offer Professionals an affordable entry fee that will include a complimentary flight to Fort St. John, hosted accommodation, skins game, horse race event and tournament meals throughout the event. The Lake Point Golf & Country Club has extended invitations to the top 24 VGT Professionals on the CLEVELAND / SRIXON Order of Merit as of the end of June 11th (last VGT Major). And another 8 PGA of BC and PGA TOUR Canada Professionals will be invited from past player’s list to round out a maximum field of 32 Pros.
“Thanks to Lake Point Golf & Country Club Management and membership, the VGT is proud to offer its Professionals a first class Pro-Am event on its calendar” stated VGT Commissioner Fraser Mulholland. “As a past player in the event I am honored to bring the VGT up north to be a part of such a fabulous event. The whole community really comes together to be a part of this Annual Pro-Am. They are proud of showcasing their golf club to some of Canada’s top Professionals each year and they have good reason to. It is a fabulous layout that is in pristine conditions all season”!
“From the members graciously offering up their homes to the Professionals, to the “horse race” event after round one (and boisterous galleries!), to the Pro chipping contests on the side green, to the fantastic meals that greet the players after play, to the legendary river boat rides, the Lake Point Pro-Am will be sure to offer our Professionals one heck of an experience up North! I expect the event will draw a number of our top Professionals to compete in the Pro-Am, not only for the $20,000 Pro purse and to chase down a total of $5,000 in Order of Merit Bonuses, but to enjoy a great golf course and kick back on an off week and enjoy the hospitality of the beautiful northern region of Fort St. John, BC!”
“Lakepoint is thrilled to host the Final Major of the VGT schedule. We look forward to hosting some of the best young golf professionals in Canada” stated Head Golf Professional Douglas Grieve.
The Lake Point Golf & Country Club Pro-Am has been carefully slotted in an off-week for the VGT Professionals playing on PGA TOUR Canada, and follows just a few days after the VANCOUVER OPEN. So players will be able to fly up and back to Fort St. John in time to get back home and still have four days off before they fly out to their next event on PGA TOUR Canada.
FULL EVENT DETAILS: CLICK HERE
ABOUT VANCOUVER GOLF TOUR
The Vancouver Golf Tour is proud to launch its 2015 Membership Program and 32 event tournament Spring & Summer schedule. For the 9th straight year, the VGT is offering its players some significant membership benefits this year for joining the tour. Not only will players compete on some of BC’s Premier Golf Courses this year, but they will be offered some amazing prizing throughout the year thanks to our Partner Sponsors IGA,CLEVELAND/SRIXON, BUSHNELL, TRAVIS MATHEW & 2UNDR. The Tour Schedule will wrap up with its Tour Championship in the first week of October. Top players in each Amateur Division will be awarded significant Order of Merit prizing worth over $5,000 and our top Professionals will be awarded over $5,000 in Year-End Awards and Bonuses thanks to our Premier Sponsors, including our 8-year Order of Merit Sponsor CLEVELAND GOLF / SRIXON CANADA.
2015 VGT MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM: http://vancouvergolftour.com/membership/
ABOUT LAKE POINT GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB
Lakepoint Golf and Country Club is located on the shores of Charlie Lake, minutes from Fort St John. We were established in 1958 as a 9 hole golf course and have evolved throughout the years into Northern BC’s best. In 1974 we hired Norman Woods to design our second nine, and redesign our first. He has left a very fun and memorable tree lined layout, in a beautiful setting with great views.
Lakepoint also offers many amenities, including a full-service restaurant and lounge, fully stocked pro shop, campground, driving range, and putting green. Our restaurant boasts home cooking, two patios to enjoy the view’s, and daily specials. Our pro shop employs Professional Staff who are here to help with all your golfing needs. We sell high quality golf clubs, clothing, and accessories at very competitive prices.
Lakepoint is proud to be a non-profit organization, providing a quality recreational experience for residents and guests of the Peace Country. We invite you to ‘Swing by the Lake!’ and hope to see you soon!
Head Golf Professional
Douglas Grieve (250) 785-5566 ext 21 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Troy Knight (250) 785 5566 ext 29 – email@example.com
ABOUT PETRON COMMUNICATIONS
Petron Communications is the leader in design, installation and servicing of all communication needs in the heart of the BC oil patch. We specialize in mobile, cellular, microwave, S.C.A.D.A., UHF, VHF, stand-alone voice and data communication systems.
Our head office has been located in Fort St. John since 1978 and we have expanded and maintained our technological edge ever since. We provide our customers with the finest in communication technology along with excellent in-store and onsite service.
We have four offices in Northeastern British Columbia including Fort St. John, Fort Nelson (2) and Dawson Creek.
Head Office Address: 11315 Alaska Rd, Fort St John, BC, V1J 6N2