VGT was developed back in 2006 for Vancouver’s local Professionals and Amateurs (Handicap of 0-18) – giving them the opportunity for a high level of competition in a PGA Tour environment right at home! VGT’s goal has always been to provide local players the opportunity to learn how to win while at the same time building their confidence to play on Worldwide Major Tours.
The mission statement of VGT has always been to ‘Prepare Tomorrow’s Champions’ locally and to send a minimum of one Professional down to compete in the PGA Tour Qualifying School every year. In 2010 we had seven VGT players play in 1st stage of PGA Tour Q-School and 24 Canadian Tour Players enter our events in the same year!
Since 2006, VGT has sent its top ranked player each year to compete in the PGA Tour Q-School. Our future plans are to send multiple players down to PGA Tour School and see a growing surge of VGT players graduating to the PGA Tour. Since our inception, VGT has been working alongside the Canadian Tour to secure positions into local Canadian Tour events for our top VGT members.
“Our tour is giving our young rising stars (juniors and amateurs) a chance to compete head-to-head against the best professionals in our province on a regular basis. “We are giving Canada’s young stars an opportunity to see how some of our best professionals play the game earlier than ever before” says VGT Commissioner Fraser Mulholland.
“I want Canada’s youth to have the opportunity learn how to win against the best professionals in our country so that by the time they are 17 or 18, they are ready to win on the PGA Tour! This is the biggest reason Tiger Woods is where he is today”.
VGT has been actively giving back to the local community in various endeavours that include providing free golf clinics and instruction for less privileged kids and taking part in various Charity Golf Events that combined have raised over $120,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society, the Prostate Center at VGH and the Hadassah Hospital Tower in Jerusalem. VGT has also risen over $10,000 directly for two separate charities – KIDS UP FRONT (2007, 2008) and the CKNW ORPHAN’S FUND (2009, 2010). VGT continues to develop golf at the grass roots level with the initiation of its Junior Academy in 2007, which continues to grow each year.
“VGT’s Professionals are not only some of the best role models to our younger generation of golfers for the golf skill sets they possess, but also as ambassadors of the game and teachers of life long skills” states Mulholland.
Vancouver Golf Tour has grown rapidly in its four year history, registering over 1,000 different golfers in 2010. The tour is recognized as Western Canada’s Premier Developmental Golf Tour and has gained a lot of respect from local and regional media personalities. With the media’s support, VGT has rapidly become a driving force in the Canadian Golf Scene.
If you have any further questions regarding the tour, including sponsorship opportunities, please feel free to contact us at our office details below.
Vancouver Golf Tour
Box 18, #112-1151 Mt. Seymour Road
North Vancouver, BC V7H 2Y4
local: (604) 980-GOLF (4653)