Trio of Fathers Commit to Playing in the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

Tournament to Offer Complimentary Event Hat With Ticket Purchase Leading up to Father’s Day

VICTORIA, BC (June 15, 2017) - Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Tournament Organizers announced today that PGA TOUR Champions legends Fred Funk, Jay Haas and Paul Goydos have committed to playing in this year’s event, held at Bear Mountain Golf Resort in Victoria, BC. Organizers have also confirmed that in honour of Father’s Day, a special promotion will be available that includes a complimentary 2017 event hat with the purchase of any tournament ticket until June 18, 2017.

The three golfers join Colin Montgomerie, Bernhard Langer, Stephen Ames and Scott McCarron on the growing list of PGA TOUR Champions stars that have committed to the 2017 event to date. The latest additions to the Pacific Links Championship are all proud fathers that share the theme of unique and touching stories on the impact that golf has on fatherhood.  

 Jay Haas’ playing career includes nine PGA TOUR wins, including three PGA TOUR Champions major titles. His 2017 season has already included two top-five and five top-25 finishes. Despite his numerous playing achievements, Haas’ most memorable experience on the course came in 2015 when he was given the opportunity to select his son Bill Haas as a captain’s pick for the Presidents Cup - United States team. Bill could not have made his father more proud than by clinching the winning point for the Americans in the final match on Sunday. Bill was not the only Haas son to play professionally. Jay Haas Jr. made the PGA TOUR in 2006 and spent time on the Web.com Tour from 2007-2011.

 Taylor Funk grew up in his father Fred’s footsteps, joining him on the road in his journey around the world while his dad accumulated eight PGA TOUR wins. Taylor recently finished his junior season of golf at the University of Texas, where he carded a career-low 65 at the NCAA Franklin Regional. Fred Funk’s PGA TOUR Champions career has included nine victories including three major titles.  His 2017 season already includes three top-five finishes to date.

 Paul Goydos accumulated two wins in his PGA TOUR career to go along with four PGA TOUR Champions victories to date including the 2016 Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Paul however had to put his playing career on hold for 10 months in 2004 to provide care for his two young daughters. Since then, Goydos has juggled being a full-time single father on TOUR.

 Tickets for the event can be purchased at www.pacificlinkschampionship.com through the BUY TICKETS tab. Fans can choose from the following ticket options:

  • WEEKLY PASS – WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY: $99 (INCLUDES FREE PARKING & OFFICIAL PROGRAM)

  • DAILY PASS – FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY: $40

  • PRO-AM DAILY PASS – WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY: $25

  • CHAMPIONS CLUBHOUSE VIP PASS – FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: $200

  • TRAVEL TICKETS – ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE ON PACIFIC COASTAL AIRLINES FROM VANCOUVER, KELOWNA, OR PRINCE GEORGE TO VICTORIA - VALID ON ANY TICKET: Starting at $175

To register as a volunteer, visit the tournament website at http://www.pacificlinkschampionship.com/ and click the REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER tab.

 About Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship is an official event on PGA TOUR Champions featuring the world's premier golfers aged 50 and older competing for a US$ 2.5 million purse. Tournament play at the Pacific Links Championship will be held on the Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co- Design Mountain Course at Bear Mountain Golf Resort, Victoria, British Columbia, from September 11-17, 2017. All three competitive rounds will be broadcast live by Golf Channel to more than 200 million homes in 84 countries and 11 languages around the world.

 Website: PacificLinksChampionship.com

Twitter: @PacificLinksVic

Instagram: @pacificlinksvic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pacificlinkschampionship/

 About Pacific Links International

Pacific Links was founded in 2009 to provide members with a premium golf experience through an innovative international membership structure focused on the Chinese golfer. Pacific Links offers them access to the finest collection of high quality golf clubs in the world. Since 2012, the Pacific Links Network of Affiliated and Reciprocal clubs now stands at over 600+ properties located in 27 countries around the world. With a strong membership base continuing to grow in China, the planned expansion into other parts of Asia and the aggregated population of members from all the participating clubs, Pacific Links is now expanding the brand platform to encompass more than just golf. We are positioning Pacific Links International to be the preeminent Lifestyle portal for China’s HNW customer providing high demand travel itineraries inspired by golf but encompassing concierge services, flights, accommodations, local tourism experience and travel butler assistance. The main feature of a Pacific Links membership is reciprocal access. In the next 10-15 years, PLI will further expand its international affiliate network to over 1,000 clubs in North America, Europe, Australia, Japan and the entire Southeast Asia.

www.pacificlinks.com

 About Bear Mountain Golf Resort

Located on southern Vancouver Island - a region known for its year round golf climate, stellar fishing opportunities and strong local food movement - Bear Mountain Resort offers two outstanding golf courses that combined represent the only 36-hole Nicklaus Design golf experience in Canada. The Mountain Course, a Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co-Design, features impressive landscape and dramatic terrain that lead to breathtaking 180 degree views of nearby Victoria, the Pacific Ocean and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State. The course, a par 70 playing at 6,900 yards, sets atop a 1,100-foot mountain and has been assigned a slope rating of 142 from the back tees. The 18-hole, par 71 Nicklaus Design Valley Course, a spectacular golf setting that is nestled in a pristine natural 102 acres of mature forests, measures just under 7,000 yards. Surrounded by 3,000 acres of parks and natural setting so close to a capital city. More than a resort and an incredible community, Bear Mountain is also home to Golf Canada's National Development team, the high performance training centre of Canada’s National Mountain Bike team, and the construction of western Canada’s largest indoor/outdoor clay court tennis facility supported by Tennis Canada and Tennis BC is underway. The newly renovated Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa rounds out the amenities offering guests a luxurious getaway with outstanding fine dining options, the award-winning Sante Spa, and the Bear Mountain Golf Academy. www.bearmountain.ca

 About PGA TOUR Champions

PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golf’s most recognizable and accomplished players, age 50 and older, including 32 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2017, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 26 tournaments in 18 states, Japan, Wales and Canada, with purses totaling more than $55 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air live, tape-delayed or in a highlights-package format in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.

 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Matt Bontorin

Public Relations Manager

P: (647) 381-1463

E: mbontorin@sportboxgroup.com

2017 PGA TOUR Champions Winners Join Defending Champion Colin Montgomerie for the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

2017 PGA TOUR Champions Winners Join Defending Champion Colin Montgomerie for the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

Colin Montgomerie, Bernhard Langer, Stephen Ames and Scott McCarron Commit to 2017 Event

Victoria, B.C. (June 1, 2017) – Tournament Organizers announced today that three of the top PGA TOUR Champions golfers have committed to playing in the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship. Charles Schwab Cup leader Bernhard Langer, along with PGA TOUR Champions winners Stephen Ames and Scott McCarron will join defending Champion Colin Montgomerie in this year’s field. The event will take place at Bear Mountain Golf Resort in Victoria, British Columbia the week of September 11-17, 2017.

Colin Montgomerie will look to defend his title after sinking a 15-foot birdie putt on the third playoff hole in 2016. The 53-year-old spent a vast majority of of his career competing on the European Tour, but has made a second home on PGA TOUR Champions, having won four tournaments to date. Montgomerie won a record eight European Tour Order of Merit titles, including seven in a row from 1993 through 1999. His 31 career victories, which are the most of any British player in Tour history, gave way to a World Golf Hall of Fame induction in 2013.

Coming off back to back victories at the Regions Tradition and KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, Bernhard Langer became the first player to earn a career senior grand slam. In doing so, Langer collected his ninth senior major, surpassing Jack Nicklaus for most senior majors victories ever. This is the fourth time Langer has won multiple majors in the same season. The two-time Masters Champion has surpassed US$1.6 million in earnings in just nine events this season alone. He will look to improve on his seventh-place finish at the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship. 

Stephen Ames, who resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, starred on the PGA TOUR in the mid-2000s, earning four titles – including a breakthrough win at THE PLAYERS Championship in 2006. The 52-year-old made his PGA TOUR Champions debut in 2014. In April 2017, Ames secured his first PGA Tour Champions victory at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic. He shot a 66 in the final round to finish four strokes ahead of Bernhard Langer. He is the third Canadian to win on PGA TOUR Champions.

Scott McCarron will look to have another strong performance in this year’s event after nearly winning the tournament in 2016. The 51-year-old Sacramento, California native has had three PGA TOUR Champions wins in his career. His most recent victory came in February 2017, when he eagled the par-5 18th hole to win the Allianz Championship.

Tournament week will commence with Official Pro-Am’s on Wednesday and Thursday, where participating teams will play alongside a PGA TOUR Champions professional over 18 holes of premiere golf. Competitive action will follow with 54 holes of championship play from Friday to Sunday, with no cut.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at www.pacificlinkschampionship.com through the BUY TICKETS tab. Fans can choose from the following ticket options:

WEEKLY PASS – WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY: $99 (INCLUDES FREE PARKING & OFFICIAL PROGRAM)

DAILY PASS – FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY: $40

PRO-AM DAILY PASS – WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY: $25

CHAMPIONS CLUBHOUSE VIP PASS – FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: $200

To register as a volunteer, visit the tournament website at http://www.pacificlinkschampionship.com/ and click the REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER tab. 

About Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship is an official event on PGA TOUR Champions featuring the world's premier golfers aged 50 and older competing for a US$ 2.5 million purse. Tournament play at the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship will be held on the Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co-Design Mountain Course at Bear Mountain Golf Resort in Victoria, British Columbia, from September 11-17, 2017. 

Tournament week in Victoria will begin with the Official Pro-Ams on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by 54 holes of championship play from Friday through Sunday, with no cut. All three competitive rounds will be broadcast live by Golf Channel to 200 million homes in 84 countries and 11 languages around the world.   

Website: www.PacificLinksChampionship.com 

Twitter: @PacificLinksVic

Instagram:@pacificlinksvic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pacificlinkschampionship/  

About Help Fill a Dream (Official Charity Partner)

Help Fill a Dream inspires hope, healing and happiness in children with life-threatening conditions. Help Fill A Dream makes dreams come true, improves the quality of life of sick children and assists families with care and financial support. Since 1986, Help Fill A Dream has touched the lives of 2,245 Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands’ children and their families.

Website: http://www.helpfilladream.com/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HelpFillADream 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HelpFillADream/ 

About Pacific Links International

Pacific Links was founded in 2009 to provide members with a premium golf experience through an innovative international membership structure focused on the Chinese golfer. Pacific Links offers them access to the finest collection of high quality golf clubs in the world. Since 2012, the Pacific Links Network of Affiliated and Reciprocal clubs now stands at over 600 properties located in 27 countries around the world. With a strong membership base continuing to grow in China, the planned expansion into other parts of Asia and the aggregated population of members from all the participating clubs, Pacific Links is now expanding the brand platform to encompass more than just golf. We are positioning Pacific Links International to be the preeminent Lifestyle portal for China’s HNW customer providing high demand travel itineraries inspired by golf but encompassing concierge services, flights, accommodations, local tourism experience and travel butler assistance. The main feature of a Pacific Links membership is reciprocal access. In the next 10-15 years, PLI will further expand its international affiliate network to over 1,000 clubs in North America, Europe, Australia, Japan and the entire Southeast Asia. www.pacificlinks.com  

About Bear Mountain Golf Resort

Located on southern Vancouver Island  a region known for its year round golf climate, stellar fishing opportunities and strong local food movement - Bear Mountain Resort offers two outstanding golf courses that combined represent the only 36-hole Nicklaus Design golf experience in Canada. The Mountain Course, a Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co-Design, features impressive landscape and dramatic terrain that lead to breathtaking 180 degree views of nearby Victoria, the Pacific Ocean and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State. The course, a par 70 playing at 6,900 yards, sets atop a 1,100-foot mountain and has been assigned a slope rating of 142 from the back tees. The 18-hole, par 71 Nicklaus Design Valley Course, a spectacular golf setting that is nestled in a pristine natural 102 acres of mature forests, measures just under 7,000 yards. Surrounded by 3,000 acres of parks and natural setting so close to a capital city. More than a resort and an incredible community, Bear Mountain is also home to Golf Canada's National Development team, the high performance training centre of Canada’s National Mountain Bike team, and the construction of western Canada’s largest indoor/outdoor clay court tennis facility supported by Tennis Canada and Tennis BC is underway. The newly renovated Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa rounds out the amenities offering guests a luxurious getaway with outstanding fine dining options, the award-winning Sante Spa, and the Bear Mountain Golf Academy. www.bearmountain.ca  

About PGA TOUR Champions

PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golf’s most recognizable and accomplished players, age 50 and older, including 32 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2017, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 26 tournaments in 18 states, Japan, Wales and Canada, with purses totaling more than $55 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air live, tape-delayed or in a highlights-package format in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter@ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Matt Bontorin

Public Relations Manager

Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

P: (647) 131-1463

E: mbontorin@sportboxgroup.com

Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Announces  2017 Junior Clinic for Kids

Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Announces 2017 Junior Clinic for Kids

Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Announces  2017 Junior Clinic for Kids

Archie Johnstone Plumbing and Heating Ltd. Becomes Presenting Sponsor of the Junior Clinic  

VICTORIA, B.C. (May 24, 2017) – Tournament Organizers announced today that the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Junior Clinic for Kids will take place on Saturday, September 16, from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The clinic will be held at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa — the site of the PGA TOUR Champions event, and will be hosted by one of the PGA TOUR Champions players competing in the tournament.

Youth aged 17 and under will receive free admission to the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship pro-am and tournament rounds, as well as to the Junior Clinic for Kids on Saturday, September 16 when accompanied by a paying/ticketed adult. Junior Clinic Tickets will be dispersed to junior golf programs/golf courses and schools in Vancouver Island communities in early September.

"We are thrilled to incorporate a junior component into our event week," said Tournament Director Brad Parkins. "Juniors are the future of the game and to give them this up-close experience with golf legends will go a long way in motivating and encouraging them to participate and stay active. It will be a really great day for all involved."

The Junior Clinic for Kids participants will receive instruction and mentorship from a PGA TOUR Champions professional, participate in an autograph session with professionals competing in the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, as well as watch the legends of the game practice and play during the Saturday championship round.  

The 2017 Junior Clinic is made possible and presented by Archie Johnstone Plumbing & Heating, an experienced contractor in Victoria, BC and all of Vancouver Island that has been taking care of area homes and businesses for more than 60 years. http://www.ajph.com/

"We at Archie Johnstone Plumbing and Heating Ltd. are excited to be involved in the Pacific Links Championship - Junior Clinic,” said President, Garth Johnstone. “We are fortunate to have an opportunity to help provide children with a life experience and better their game of golf. The game of Golf helps teach us all honesty, self control and  ethics, all of which are attributes we use everyday in our lives. For the Juniors, keep your head down, swing easy and remember to have fun. For the Players, enjoy the fabulous course and we wish you the best of luck.”

This is the second year the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Junior Clinic for Kids has taken place. In 2016, the clinic drew more than 250 kids and parents and was instructed by special guest - PGA TOUR star Graham DeLaet.

JUNIOR CLINIC FOR KIDS - PRESENTED BY ARCHIE JOHNSTONE PLUMBING and Heating Ltd.

Location: The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort - Driving Range

Schedule of Events

  • 11:00 AM — 11:30 AM: Registration and gift bags

  • 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM: Watch PGA TOUR Champions professionals warm up

  • 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM: Snacks and refreshments

  • 1:15 PM — 2:15 PM: Golf clinic and demonstrations by a PGA TOUR Champions player

  • 2:20 PM — 2:45 PM: Group picture with the PGA TOUR Champions professional

  • 2:45 PM — 4:00 PM: Watch Tournament action in select locations

  • 4:00 PM — 4:45 PM: Autograph session with PGA TOUR Champions professionals

  • 5:00 PM: Departure

Junior Clinic Registration

To register for the Junior Clinic for Kids - presented by Archie Johnstone Plumbing and Heating Ltd., please contact Pacific Links Championship Assistant Tournament Director, Brian Newton, at 416-805-3747 or bnewton@sportboxgroup.com

Adult Ticket Purchase

To purchase adult tickets to the event in order to accompany a junior, please visit: www.selectyourtickets.com/promo and enter the PROMO CODE: JUNIORGOLF for a 15% discount.

About Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship is an official event on PGA TOUR Champions featuring the world's premier golfers aged 50 and older competing for a US$ 2.5 million purse. Tournament play at the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship will be held on the Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co-Design Mountain Course at Bear Mountain Golf Resort in Victoria, British Columbia, from September 11-17, 2017.

Tournament week in Victoria will begin with the Official Pro-Ams on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by 54 holes of championship play from Friday through Sunday, with no cut. All three competitive rounds will be broadcast live by Golf Channel to 200 million homes in 84 countries and 11 languages around the world.   

Website: www.PacificLinksChampionship.com

Twitter: @PacificLinksVic

Instagram:@pacificlinksvic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pacificlinkschampionship/  

About Help Fill a Dream (Official Charity Partner)

Help Fill a Dream inspires hope, healing and happiness in children with life-threatening conditions. Help Fill A Dream makes dreams come true, improves the quality of life of sick children and assists families with care and financial support. Since 1986, Help Fill A Dream has touched the lives of 2,245 Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands’ children and their families.

Website: http://www.helpfilladream.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HelpFillADream

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HelpFillADream/

About Pacific Links International

Pacific Links was founded in 2009 to provide members with a premium golf experience through an innovative international membership structure focused on the Chinese golfer. Pacific Links offers them access to the finest collection of high quality golf clubs in the world. Since 2012, the Pacific Links Network of Affiliated and Reciprocal clubs now stands at over 600 properties located in 27 countries around the world. With a strong membership base continuing to grow in China, the planned expansion into other parts of Asia and the aggregated population of members from all the participating clubs, Pacific Links is now expanding the brand platform to encompass more than just golf. We are positioning Pacific Links International to be the preeminent Lifestyle portal for China’s HNW customer providing high demand travel itineraries inspired by golf but encompassing concierge services, flights, accommodations, local tourism experience and travel butler assistance. The main feature of a Pacific Links membership is reciprocal access. In the next 10-15 years, PLI will further expand its international affiliate network to over 1,000 clubs in North America, Europe, Australia, Japan and the entire Southeast Asia. www.pacificlinks.com  

About Bear Mountain Golf Resort

Located on southern Vancouver Island  a region known for its year round golf climate, stellar fishing opportunities and strong local food movement - Bear Mountain Resort offers two outstanding golf courses that combined represent the only 36-hole Nicklaus Design golf experience in Canada. The Mountain Course, a Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co-Design, features impressive landscape and dramatic terrain that lead to breathtaking 180 degree views of nearby Victoria, the Pacific Ocean and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State. The course, a par 70 playing at 6,900 yards, sets atop a 1,100-foot mountain and has been assigned a slope rating of 142 from the back tees. The 18-hole, par 71 Nicklaus Design Valley Course, a spectacular golf setting that is nestled in a pristine natural 102 acres of mature forests, measures just under 7,000 yards. Surrounded by 3,000 acres of parks and natural setting so close to a capital city. More than a resort and an incredible community, Bear Mountain is also home to Golf Canada's National Development team, the high performance training centre of Canada’s National Mountain Bike team, and the construction of western Canada’s largest indoor/outdoor clay court tennis facility supported by Tennis Canada and Tennis BC is underway. The newly renovated Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa rounds out the amenities offering guests a luxurious getaway with outstanding fine dining options, the award-winning Sante Spa, and the Bear Mountain Golf Academy. www.bearmountain.ca  

About PGA TOUR Champions

PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golf’s most recognizable and accomplished players, age 50 and older, including 32 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2017, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 26 tournaments in 18 states, Japan, Wales and Canada, with purses totaling more than $55 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air live, tape-delayed or in a highlights-package format in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Matt Bontorin

Public Relations Manager

Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

P: (647) 131-1463

E: mbontorin@sportboxgroup.com

Help Fill a Dream Returns as Official Charity Partner of the  2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

Help Fill a Dream Returns as Official Charity Partner of the  2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

VICTORIA, B.C. (May 2, 2017) –  Pacific Links International and the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Tournament Organizers are pleased to announce that Help Fill a Dream, a Victoria based charitable organization, will once again be the Official Charity Partner of the PGA TOUR Champions Event. After a successful partnership through the 2016 Event, raising over $80,000, both parties were keen to continue the relationship and build upon what was accomplished last year. 

The Pacific Links Championship and Help Fill a Dream teams worked together on the 2016 Event to implement various charitable initiatives to not only raise funds, but awareness for the organization and the important work that it does for kids and families on Vancouver Island. Canadian PGA TOUR Star Graham DeLaet, on-site for the 2016 Event’s junior clinic, surprised Help Fill a Dream with a $10,000 cheque to help the organization grant more kids’ dreams and continue their work with improving the quality of life of sick children. 

“Pacific Links is pleased once again to support Help Fill a Dream with their mission of making life better for children with serious illnesses. We sincerely hope our contribution helps in some way with the heartache and pain endured by these families. With generosity, we proudly support these families through this charity and hope you will join us in making a difference,” said Rudy Anderson, President at Pacific Links International.

Since 1986, Help Fill a Dream has made over 2,200 dreams come true. The organization believes that dreams come in all shapes and sizes. For a child, it may be to become a princess or pirate, to meet their favourite celebrity, or to travel to some exotic destination. For the parents, the Dream can be as simple as being by their child’s side while they are sick in the hospital or making a comfortable place for them when they are home. Each dream is tailored to provide the child with the experience of a lifetime. Dreams can replace frustration and despair with hope that is so essential for a child’s recovery. Help Fill a Dream works closely with hospital social workers and other healthcare professionals to positively impact children and families who are going through a difficult time.

“We, at Help Fill a Dream, are very proud to be named the charity partner for such an amazing event once again this year. It is a unique opportunity for us to highlight the power of dreams and to raise funds to make even more dreams come true,” said Craig Smith, Executive Director of Help Fill a Dream. “Our programming is focused on making life better for children with life-threatening conditions and we can only make that happen with the support of outstanding community partners like the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship. Every dream that we make come true creates moments of happiness and a lifetime of memories.” 

The Event will once again be played at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa the week of Monday, September 11th – Sunday, September 17th, 2017. Tournament week will commence with Official Pro-Ams on Wednesday and Thursday, where participating teams will play alongside a PGA TOUR Champions professional over 18 holes of premiere golf. Competitive action will follow with 54 holes of championship play from Friday to Sunday, with no cut.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at www.PacificLinksChampionship.com by clicking on the ‘Buy Tickets’ tab. Fans can choose from the following ticket options:

WEEKLY PASS – WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY: $99 (INCLUDES FREE PARKING & OFFICIAL PROGRAM)

DAILY PASS – FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY: $40

PRO-AM DAILY PASS – WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY: $25

CHAMPIONS CLUBHOUSE VIP PASS – FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: $200.00

For information on corporate hospitality, sponsorship opportunities or group packages, please contact McKenzie Clarke at mclarke@sportboxgroup.com or (647) 468-3500.

Volunteer registration for the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship is also in full-swing. The team of volunteers consist of avid golfers, fans of the game and people looking for a fun and exciting experience. To learn more or register as a volunteer, visit www.PacificLinksChampionship.com and click on the ‘Volunteer Tab’.

About Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship is an official event on PGA TOUR Champions featuring the world's premier golfers aged 50 and older competing for a US$ 2.5 million purse. Tournament play at the Pacific Links Championship will be held on the Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co- Design Mountain Course at Bear Mountain Golf Resort in Victoria, British Columbia, from September 11-17, 2017. All three competitive rounds will be broadcast live by Golf Channel to more than 200 million homes in 84 countries and 11 languages around the world. 

Website: www.PacificLinksChampionship.com 

Twitter: @PacificLinksVic

Instagram:@pacificlinksvic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pacificlinkschampionship/  

About Help Fill a Dream

Help Fill a Dream inspires hope, healing and happiness in children with life-threatening conditions. Help Fill A Dream makes Dreams come true, improves the quality of life of sick children and assists families with care and financial support. Since 1986, Help Fill A Dream has touched the lives of 2,245 Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands’ children and their families.

Website: http://www.helpfilladream.com/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HelpFillADream 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HelpFillADream/ 

 

About Pacific Links International

Pacific Links was founded in 2009 to provide members with a premium golf experience through an innovative international membership structure focused on the Chinese golfer. Pacific Links offers them access to the finest collection of high quality golf clubs in the world. Since 2012, the Pacific Links Network of Affiliated and Reciprocal clubs now stands at over 600 properties located in 27 countries around the world. With a strong membership base continuing to grow in China, the planned expansion into other parts of Asia and the aggregated population of members from all the participating clubs, Pacific Links is now expanding the brand platform to encompass more than just golf. We are positioning Pacific Links International to be the preeminent Lifestyle portal for China’s HNW customer providing high demand travel itineraries inspired by golf but encompassing concierge services, flights, accommodations, local tourism experience and travel butler assistance. The main feature of a Pacific Links membership is reciprocal access. In the next 10-15 years, PLI will further expand its international affiliate network to over 1,000 clubs in North America, Europe, Australia, Japan and the entire Southeast Asia. www.pacificlinks.com  

About Bear Mountain Golf Resort

Located on southern Vancouver Island - a region known for its year round golf climate, stellar fishing opportunities and strong local food movement - Bear Mountain Resort offers two outstanding golf courses that combined represent the only 36-hole Nicklaus Design golf experience in Canada. The Mountain Course, a Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co-Design, features impressive landscape and dramatic terrain that lead to breathtaking 180 degree views of nearby Victoria, the Pacific Ocean and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State. The course, a par 70 playing at 6,900 yards, sets atop a 1,100-foot mountain and has been assigned a slope rating of 142 from the back tees. The 18-hole, par 71 Nicklaus Design Valley Course, a spectacular golf setting that is nestled in a pristine natural 102 acres of mature forests, measures just under 7,000 yards. Surrounded by 3,000 acres of parks and natural setting so close to a capital city. More than a resort and an incredible community, Bear Mountain is also home to Golf Canada's National Development team, the high performance training centre of Canada’s National Mountain Bike team, and the construction of western Canada’s largest indoor/outdoor clay court tennis facility supported by Tennis Canada and Tennis BC is underway. The newly renovated Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa rounds out the amenities offering guests a luxurious getaway with outstanding fine dining options, the award-winning Sante Spa, and the Bear Mountain Golf Academy. www.bearmountain.ca  

About PGA TOUR Champions

PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golf’s most recognizable and accomplished players, age 50 and older, including 32 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2017, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 26 tournaments in 18 states, Japan, Wales and Canada, with purses totaling more than $55 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air live, tape-delayed or in a highlights-package format in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Brad Parkins

Tournament Director

P: (647) 473-7100

E: bparkins@sportboxgroup.com 

Skechers Performance Announced as Official Footwear Partner of the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

Skechers Performance Announced as Official Footwear Partner of the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

Skechers Performance Announced as Official Footwear Partner of the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

Media Kit

VICTORIA, BC (April 20, 2017) - Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship tournament organizers are proud to announce their partnership with Skechers Performance Canada, a division of SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE: SKX), as the Official Footwear Partner of the 2017 PGA TOUR Champions Event. Skechers Performance is a global footwear leader, with a growing presence on the professional level with elite golfers such as Canada’s own Brooke Henderson, as well as Matt Kuchar, Russell Knox, and 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship winner, Colin Montgomerie, all representing Skechers GO GOLF.

The partnership will see Skechers Performance footwear showcased on-site throughout event week, in addition to attendee engagement. Skechers Performance will have a presence in the Spectator Village as well as on the 18th hole, where golf fans will be able to learn more about the brand’s footwear lines, and try on different products in a Skechers Performance experiential space. Skechers Performance will also provide Skechers GO GOLF and lifestyle footwear to each amateur player teeing it up in the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Official Pro-Ams.

“We are excited to be partnering with the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship,” said David Beecroft, Country Manager, Skechers USA Canada. “Joining the tournament as the official footwear sponsor will complement our marketing strategy for the Skechers GO GOLF line, as a way to connect directly with the golf community as well as build brand awareness in Canada.”

Known for its innovative designs and award winning comfort, Skechers Performance, including Skechers GO GOLF, offers everyone from spectators, golf fans, leisurely players, to professional golfers, comfortable, fashionable yet functional, and technology-advanced footwear that can be worn on and off the course.

"We are thrilled to have Skechers as our official footwear partner,” said Brad Parkins, Tournament Director of the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship. “With our 2016 Tournament Champion, Colin Montgomerie, being an ambassador of Skechers GO GOLF footwear, it is a perfect fit for our event and we are excited to showcase the brand’s performance products."

The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship will once again be played at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa the week of Monday, September 11th – Sunday, September 17th, 2017. Tournament week will commence with Official Pro-Ams on Wednesday and Thursday, where participating teams will play alongside a PGA TOUR Champions professional over 18 holes of premiere golf. Competitive action will follow with 54 holes of championship play from Friday to Sunday, with no cut.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at www.pacificlinkschampionship.com by clicking on the ‘Buy Tickets’ tab. Fans can choose from the following ticket options:

  • WEEKLY PASS – WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY: $99 (INCLUDES FREE PARKING & OFFICIAL  PROGRAM)

  • DAILY PASS – FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY: $40

  • PRO-AM DAILY PASS – WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY: $25

  • CHAMPIONS CLUBHOUSE VIP PASS – FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: $200.00

For information on corporate hospitality, sponsorship opportunities or group packages, please contact McKenzie Clarke at mclarke@sportboxgroup.com or (647) 468-3500

For more information on Skechers Performance, visit www.GOskechers.com, and follow us on Facebook.com/SkechersPerformanceCanada,Twitter.com/SkechersPerfCanand Instagram/@skechersperformancecanada.

About Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship is an official event on PGA TOUR Champions featuring the world's premier golfers aged 50 and older competing for a US$ 2.5 million purse. Tournament play at the Pacific Links Championship will be held on the Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co- Design Mountain Course at Bear Mountain Golf Resort, Victoria, British Columbia, from September 11-17, 2017. All three competitive rounds will be broadcast live by Golf Channel to more than 200 million homes in 84 countries and 11 languages around the world.

Website: PacificLinksChampionship.com

Twitter: @PacificLinksVic

Instagram:@pacificlinksvic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pacificlinkschampionship/

About Pacific Links International

Pacific Links was founded in 2009 to provide members with a premium golf experience through an innovative international membership structure focused on the Chinese golfer. Pacific Links offers them access to the finest collection of high quality golf clubs in the world. Since 2012, the Pacific Links Network of Affiliated and Reciprocal clubs now stands at over 500 properties located in 20+ countries around the world. With a strong membership base continuing to grow in China, the planned expansion into other parts of Asia and the aggregated population of members from all the participating clubs, Pacific Links is now expanding the brand platform to encompass more than just golf. We are positioning Pacific Links International to be the preeminent Lifestyle portal for China’s HNW customer providing high demand travel itineraries inspired by golf but encompassing concierge services, flights, accommodations, local tourism experience and travel butler assistance. The main feature of a Pacific Links membership is reciprocal access. In the next 10-15 years, PLI will further expand its international affiliate network to over 1,000 clubs in North America, Europe, Australia, Japan and the entire Southeast Asia. www.pacificlinks.com

About Bear Mountain Golf Resort

Located on southern Vancouver Island - a region known for its year round golf climate, stellar fishing opportunities and strong local food movement - Bear Mountain Resort offers two outstanding golf courses that combined represent the only 36-hole Nicklaus Design golf experience in Canada. The Mountain Course, a Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co-Design, features impressive landscape and dramatic terrain that lead to breathtaking 180 degree views of nearby Victoria, the Pacific Ocean and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State. The course, a par 70 playing at 6,900 yards, sets atop a 1,100-foot mountain and has been assigned a slope rating of 142 from the back tees. The 18-hole, par 71 Nicklaus Design Valley Course, a spectacular golf setting that is nestled in a pristine natural 102 acres of mature forests, measures just under 7,000 yards. Surrounded by 3,000 acres of parks and natural setting so close to a capital city. More than a resort and an incredible community, Bear Mountain is also home to Golf Canada's National Development team, the high performance training centre of Canada’s National Mountain Bike team, and the construction of western Canada’s largest indoor/outdoor clay court tennis facility supported by Tennis Canada and Tennis BC is underway. The newly renovated Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa rounds out the amenities offering guests a luxurious getaway with outstanding fine dining options, the award-winning Sante Spa, and the Bear Mountain Golf Academy. www.bearmountain.ca

About PGA TOUR Champions

PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golf’s most recognizable and accomplished players, age 50 and older, including 32 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2017, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 26 tournaments in 18 states, Japan, Wales and Canada, with purses totaling more than $55 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions.

Internationally, telecasts air live, tape-delayed or in a highlights-package format in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Brad Parkins

Tournament Director P: (647) 473-7100

E: bparkins@sportboxgroup.com

ABOUT SKECHERS USA, INC.

SKECHERS USA, Inc., based in Manhattan Beach, California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men, women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women. SKECHERS footwear is available in the United States and over 160 countries and territories worldwide via department and specialty stores, more than 2,012 SKECHERS Company-owned and third-party-owned retail stores, and the Company’s e-commerce websites. The Company manages its international business through a network of global distributors, joint venture partners in Asia and the Middle East, and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Canada, Japan, throughout Europe and Latin America. For more information, please visit skechers.com and follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/SKECHERS) and Twitter (twitter.com/SKECHERSUSA).

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the Company’s future domestic and international growth, financial results and operations including expected net sales and earnings, its development of new products, future demand for its products, its planned domestic and international expansion and opening of new stores and advertising and marketing initiatives. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking language such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will result,” “could,” “may,” “might,” or any variations of such words with similar meanings. Any such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause or contribute to such differences include international economic, political and market conditions including the uncertainty of sustained recovery in Europe; sustaining, managing and forecasting costs and proper inventory levels; losing any significant customers; decreased demand by industry retailers and cancellation of order commitments due to the lack of popularity of particular designs and/or categories of products; maintaining brand image and intense competition among sellers of footwear for consumers, especially in the highly competitive performance footwear market; anticipating, identifying, interpreting or forecasting changes in fashion trends, consumer demand for the products and the various market factors described above; sales levels during the spring, back-to-school and holiday selling seasons; and other factors referenced or incorporated by reference in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016. The risks included here are not exhaustive. The Company operates in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time and the companies cannot predict all such risk factors, nor can the companies assess the impact of all such risk factors on their respective businesses or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. Moreover, reported results should not be considered an indication of future performance.

Trophy Design Contest Winner Announced for the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship 

Trophy Design Contest Winner Announced for the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship 

Trophy Design Contest Winner Announced for the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

MEDIA KIT

VICTORIA, BC (April 18, 2017) - The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship announced today the winner of the Event’s 2017 Trophy Design Contest. Tournament Organizers received many amazing submissions, making it a difficult choice to narrow down the designs to three finalists. Following the initial finalists selection, the trophy design contest was opened to the public to decide on the winner based on the majority of fan votes. After voting closed on April 12, it was determined that Patrick Belanger of Vancouver Island was the winner. 

The Trophy Design Contest was launched with the aim of creating an opportunity for the community to take part in the inspiration behind the Official Trophy; one that represents the nature of golf in Canada, celebrates the winner, PGA TOUR Champions, the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, and the scenic and natural landscape of the island.

The vision behind Belanger’s trophy design was based on a West Coast theme: carefully chosen natural and handcrafted materials in the fabrication of the trophy are reminiscent of the landscapes offered by Vancouver Island. A modern interpretation of a carved soapstone bear embracing a live edge piece of wood towering above will evoke a sense of belonging to this natural environment, where mountains meet the sea and the tall trees.

The front of the trophy has a blue coloured epoxy, filling the splitting gaps in the wood and mimicking the ocean surrounding the island (the Strait of Georgia and Juan de Fuca), while the top shape of the wood suggests the vistas of the Olympic Mountain Range. Etching of the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship logo in the wood is also visible on the front face. On the back of the trophy, the engraving represents a silhouette of the majestic tall pines and fir trees located in the surroundings of the Bear Mountain golf courses.

A silver metal plate of the PGA TOUR Champions logo is applied to the back, offering a touch of distinction and class to the overall look of the trophy. Use of natural materials in the fabrication screams “West Coast”, while the overall craftsmanship will add a touch of elegance and prestige to the trophy. 

To view the winning trophy design, click HERE.

"The Trophy Design Contest was truly a success, with an overwhelming number of submissions as well as participation from the community in the fan voting process,” said Brad Parkins, Tournament Director. "We look forward to seeing the winning design come to life over the next few months, showcasing the landscapes of BC and the spirit of golf."

Paul Rober and Paul Shepherd were the other two trophy design contest finalists. Tournament Organizers would like to acknowledge their efforts and unique designs, making for a very close race in the end. 

Belanger’s design will serve as the inspiration behind the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Official Trophy, presented to the PGA TOUR Champions winner after the final putt drops on Sunday, September 17. Belanger will also be incorporated into the event’s closing ceremonies and trophy presentation.

Over the coming months, Tournament Organizers will work with local artists and natural resources to bring the 2017 Official Trophy design to life. Updates will be posted on the Event’s website and social channels.

The event will once again be played at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa from Monday, September 11th – Sunday, September 17th, 2017. Tournament week will commence with Official Pro-Am’s on Wednesday and Thursday, where participating teams will play alongside a PGA TOUR Champions professional over 18 holes of premiere golf. Competitive action will follow with 54 holes of championship play from Friday to Sunday, with no cut.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at www.pacificlinkschampionship.com by clicking on the ‘Buy Tickets’ tab. Fans can choose from the following ticket options:

WEEKLY PASS – WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY: $99 (INCLUDES FREE PARKING & OFFICIAL PROGRAM)

DAILY PASS – FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY: $40

PRO-AM DAILY PASS – WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY: $25

CHAMPIONS CLUBHOUSE VIP PASS – FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: $200.00

For information on corporate hospitality, sponsorship opportunities or group packages, please contact McKenzie Clarke at mclarke@sportboxgroup.com or (647) 468-3500.

About Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship is an official event on PGA TOUR Champions featuring the world's premier golfers aged 50 and older competing for a US$ 2.5 million purse. Tournament play at the Pacific Links Championship will be held on the Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co- Design Mountain Course at Bear Mountain Golf Resort, Victoria, British Columbia, from September 11-17, 2017. All three competitive rounds will be broadcast live by Golf Channel to more than 200 million homes in 84 countries and 11 languages around the world. 

Website: PacificLinksChampionship.com

Twitter: @PacificLinksVic

Instagram:@pacificlinksvic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pacificlinkschampionship/ 

About Pacific Links International

Pacific Links was founded in 2009 to provide members with a premium golf experience through an innovative international membership structure focused on the Chinese golfer. Pacific Links offers them access to the finest collection of high quality golf clubs in the world. Since 2012, the Pacific Links Network of Affiliated and Reciprocal clubs now stands at over 500 properties located in 20+ countries around the world. With a strong membership base continuing to grow in China, the planned expansion into other parts of Asia and the aggregated population of members from all the participating clubs, Pacific Links is now expanding the brand platform to encompass more than just golf. We are positioning Pacific Links International to be the preeminent Lifestyle portal for China’s HNW customer providing high demand travel itineraries inspired by golf but encompassing concierge services, flights, accommodations, local tourism experience and travel butler assistance. The main feature of a Pacific Links membership is reciprocal access. In the next 10-15 years, PLI will further expand its international affiliate network to over 1,000 clubs in North America, Europe, Australia, Japan and the entire Southeast Asia. www.pacificlinks.com 

About Bear Mountain Golf Resort

Located on southern Vancouver Island - a region known for its year round golf climate, stellar fishing opportunities and strong local food movement - Bear Mountain Resort offers two outstanding golf courses that combined represent the only 36-hole Nicklaus Design golf experience in Canada. The Mountain Course, a Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co-Design, features impressive landscape and dramatic terrain that lead to breathtaking 180 degree views of nearby Victoria, the Pacific Ocean and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State. The course, a par 70 playing at 6,900 yards, sets atop a 1,100-foot mountain and has been assigned a slope rating of 142 from the back tees. The 18-hole, par 71 Nicklaus Design Valley Course, a spectacular golf setting that is nestled in a pristine natural 102 acres of mature forests, measures just under 7,000 yards. Surrounded by 3,000 acres of parks and natural setting so close to a capital city. More than a resort and an incredible community, Bear Mountain is also home to Golf Canada's National Development team, the high performance training centre of Canada’s National Mountain Bike team, and the construction of western Canada’s largest indoor/outdoor clay court tennis facility supported by Tennis Canada and Tennis BC is underway. The newly renovated Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa rounds out the amenities offering guests a luxurious getaway with outstanding fine dining options, the award-winning Sante Spa, and the Bear Mountain Golf Academy. www.bearmountain.ca  

About PGA TOUR Champions

PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golf’s most recognizable and accomplished players, age 50 and older, including 32 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2017, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 26 tournaments in 18 states, Japan, Wales and Canada, with purses totaling more than $55 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air live, tape-delayed or in a highlights-package format in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Brad Parkins

Tournament Director

P: (647) 473-7100

E: bparkins@sportboxgroup.com

Tickets Officially On Sale for the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship plus Addition of Travel Ticket

Tickets Officially On Sale for the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship plus Addition of Travel Ticket

Tickets Officially On Sale for the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship plus Addition of Travel Ticket

Jimenez, McCarron, Sluman, and Browne comment on the 2017 Event

VICTORIA, BC (April 5, 2017) - Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Tournament Organizers announced today that tickets are now officially available for purchase for the PGA TOUR Champions event. An exciting addition to the current ticket offerings is the new travel ticket package - a joint initiative from Pacific Coastal Airlines and the Tournament to make the Event more accessible to fans from the mainland. 

The all inclusive travel ticket will consist of three different tournament pass options, as well as round trip flights into Victoria for the Event from Vancouver or Prince George and tournament transportation from Victoria International Airport (YYJ) to Bear Mountain Golf Resort. The following travel ticket options are available:

Vancouver to Victoria

Ticket Option 1 (Price: $325 - incl. tax):

  • 1 Champions Clubhouse pass from Friday – Sunday

  • 1 Roundtrip flight voucher on Pacific Coastal Airlines

Ticket Option 2 (Price: $225 - incl. tax):

  • 1 Weekly grounds pass from Wednesday – Sunday

  • 1 Roundtrip flight voucher on Pacific Coastal Airlines

Ticket Option 3: (Price: $175 - incl. tax):

  • 1 Any Day grounds pass to use for any one round during event week

  • 1 Roundtrip flight voucher on Pacific Coastal Airlines

 

Kelowna OR Prince George to Victoria

Ticket Option 1 (Price: $400 - incl. tax):

  • 1 Champions Clubhouse pass from Friday – Sunday

  • 1 Roundtrip flight voucher on Pacific Coastal Airlines

Ticket Option 2 (Price: $300 - incl. tax):

  • 1 Weekly grounds pass from Wednesday – Sunday

  • 1 Roundtrip flight voucher on Pacific Coastal Airlines

Ticket Option 3: (Price: $250 - incl. tax):

  • 1 Any Day grounds pass to use for any one round during event week

  • 1 Roundtrip flight voucher on Pacific Coastal Airlines

To purchase general tickets or one of the above travel tickets, visit www.pacificlinkschampionship.com. In addition, fans can also enjoy 20% off their flights from Pacific Coastal Airlines by using promo code PLC17 if purchasing airfare directly from the airline at http://www.pacificcoastal.com/ 

The largest sporting event held on Vancouver Island will see golf fans from across Canada watch PGA TOUR Champions legends, including 2016 Defending Champion Colin Montgomerie, compete this fall in the 2017 edition of the tournament. And there is no shortage of interest from other PGA TOUR Champions players: “It was a great experience. It’s a beautiful place. I think it’s a great golf course. We enjoyed our time in Victoria very much, and I’m looking forward to going back,” said Miguel Angel Jimenez, who finished T3 at the 2016 Pacific Links Championship and won this past week in a playoff at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

Scott McCarron - runner up at the 2016 Pacific Links Championship - commented: “I love being up in Victoria. My mom is from near there, up in Kaslo, Canada, so we had some relatives come over and watch us play. Bear Mountain is a beautiful resort and a great golf course – I just love being up in the mountains. It’s one of my favorite places we played last year.”

Jeff Sluman agreed stating: “I thoroughly enjoyed the golf course, and fortunately played well. The crowds were terrific, and Victoria was one of the most beautiful, breathtaking places I’ve ever been in my life. I just really can’t wait to get back there and play it, see it again, and experience it a bit more. I was really overwhelmed with the whole event, and the surrounding area. I had never been to Victoria, and it won’t be the last time I’m there. I thought that much of it. I said, ‘If we didn’t have a place in Chicago, and wanted to spend the summer for three or four months someplace, this would be an ideal spot.’”

“It’s an absolutely beautiful place,” said Olin Browne. “The golf course was in very good condition. It was spectacular to go up there, Dan Matthews was a great host, and I thought the volunteers and everybody did a tremendous job with the golf course. It was a treat to be invited to go up there and play, and I’m looking forward to going back.”

You can also spot some of the golf stars that played in the 2016 event at the Masters this week, including Bernhard Langer, Larry Mize, Mark O'Meara,Vijay Singh, and Ian Woosnam. 

The event will once again be played at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa the week of Monday, September 11th – Sunday, September 17th, 2017. Tournament week will commence with Official Pro-Am’s on Wednesday and Thursday, where participating teams will play alongside a PGA TOUR Champions professional over 18 holes of premiere golf. Competitive action will follow with 54 holes of championship play from Friday to Sunday, with no cut.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at www.pacificlinkschampionship.com   by clicking on the ‘Buy Tickets’ tab. Fans can choose from the following ticket options:

WEEKLY PASS – WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY: $99 (INCLUDES FREE PARKING & OFFICIAL PROGRAM)

DAILY PASS – FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY: $40

PRO-AM DAILY PASS – WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY: $25

CHAMPIONS CLUBHOUSE VIP PASS – FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: $200.00

For information on corporate hospitality, sponsorship opportunities or group packages, please contact McKenzie Clarke at mclarke@sportboxgroup.com or (647) 468-3500.

About Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship is an official event on PGA TOUR Champions featuring the world's premier golfers aged 50 and older competing for a US$ 2.5 million purse. Tournament play at the Pacific Links Championship will be held on the Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co- Design Mountain Course at Bear Mountain Golf Resort, Victoria, British Columbia, from September 11-17, 2017. All three competitive rounds will be broadcast live by Golf Channel to more than 200 million homes in 84 countries and 11 languages around the world. 

Website: www.PacificLinksChampionship.com  

Twitter: @PacificLinksVic

Instagram:@pacificlinksvic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pacificlinkschampionship/ 

About Pacific Links International

Pacific Links was founded in 2009 to provide members with a premium golf experience through an innovative international membership structure focused on the Chinese golfer. Pacific Links offers them access to the finest collection of high quality golf clubs in the world. Since 2012, the Pacific Links Network of Affiliated and Reciprocal clubs now stands at over 500 properties located in 20+ countries around the world. With a strong membership base continuing to grow in China, the planned expansion into other parts of Asia and the aggregated population of members from all the participating clubs, Pacific Links is now expanding the brand platform to encompass more than just golf. We are positioning Pacific Links International to be the preeminent Lifestyle portal for China’s HNW customer providing high demand travel itineraries inspired by golf but encompassing concierge services, flights, accommodations, local tourism experience and travel butler assistance. The main feature of a Pacific Links membership is reciprocal access. In the next 10-15 years, PLI will further expand its international affiliate network to over 1,000 clubs in North America, Europe, Australia, Japan and the entire Southeast Asia. www.pacificlinks.com  

About Bear Mountain Golf Resort

Located on southern Vancouver Island - a region known for its year round golf climate, stellar fishing opportunities and strong local food movement - Bear Mountain Resort offers two outstanding golf courses that combined represent the only 36-hole Nicklaus Design golf experience in Canada. The Mountain Course, a Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co-Design, features impressive landscape and dramatic terrain that lead to breathtaking 180 degree views of nearby Victoria, the Pacific Ocean and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State. The course, a par 70 playing at 6,900 yards, sets atop a 1,100-foot mountain and has been assigned a slope rating of 142 from the back tees. The 18-hole, par 71 Nicklaus Design Valley Course, a spectacular golf setting that is nestled in a pristine natural 102 acres of mature forests, measures just under 7,000 yards. Surrounded by 3,000 acres of parks and natural setting so close to a capital city. More than a resort and an incredible community, Bear Mountain is also home to Golf Canada's National Development team, the high performance training centre of Canada’s National Mountain Bike team, and the construction of western Canada’s largest indoor/outdoor clay court tennis facility supported by Tennis Canada and Tennis BC is underway. The newly renovated Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa rounds out the amenities offering guests a luxurious getaway with outstanding fine dining options, the award-winning Sante Spa, and the Bear Mountain Golf Academy. www.bearmountain.ca  

 

About PGA TOUR Champions

PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golf’s most recognizable and accomplished players, age 50 and older, including 32 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2017, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 26 tournaments in 18 states, Japan, Wales and Canada, with purses totaling more than $55 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air live, tape-delayed or in a highlights-package format in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Brad Parkins

Tournament Director

P: (647) 473-7100

E: bparkins@sportboxgroup.com 

Mt. Boucherie Winery Announced as Official Wine Sponsor of the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

Mt. Boucherie Winery Announced as Official Wine Sponsor of the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

Mt. Boucherie Winery Announced as Official Wine Sponsor of the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

Award-winning local British Columbia winery will have strong presence at Event to engage golf audience

MEDIA KIT

VICTORIA, BC (March 22, 2017) - Tournament organizers are pleased to announce that Mt. Boucherie Winery has signed on to be the Official Wine Partner of the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship. One of British Columbia’s premier wineries, Mt. Boucherie’s presence at the PGA TOUR Champions event in Victoria, BC will introduce the winery’s products to a key audience, making them a go-to wine brand for the golfer and golf fan. 

Mt. Boucherie will be serving up its award winning wines to golf fans and attendees, event sponsors, and players on-site throughout tournament week in concessions areas around the course, in the clubhouse and hospitality tents, and during the pro-ams and related functions. Attendees will also be able to visit Mt. Boucherie in the Spectator Village to learn more about the local winery and sample its wines. 

Craig McCulloch, CEO VP for Mt. Boucherie, quoted the company's slogan as to why their wines are of highest quality: “Discover our legacy. Mt Boucherie takes care of every detail, every choice,every grape and every drop of wine produced. Our history and passion for wine is yours to enjoy”. 

Celebrating their fifteenth anniversary in 2016, Mt. Boucherie Winery is located on the slopes above Okanagan Lake in West Kelowna. The name Mt. Boucherie proudly stands facing its namesake, a former volcano active more than 60 million years ago, created unique soil conditions for grape growing. An independent winery, Mt. Boucherie controls every facet of its production from vine to glass. From the vineyard to your first taste, Mt. Boucherie strives for the highest quality of wines possible and proudly bear the BC VQA seal. For more information, visit: www.mtboucheriewinery.com  

The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship brings with it a direct impact and revenue generator for the event’s host city and province. The Tournament is proud to support local companies and showcase them on the world class stage of PGA TOUR Champions. British Columbia is full of breathtaking scenery, rugged nature, and a renowned reputation for culture and hospitality - all of which is displayed through the event, whether on-site, through strategic partnerships, or on the Golf Channel broadcast. 

Rudy Anderson, President of Pacific Links International commented: “Pacific Links is proud to extend this established event to support local companies, and we are delighted to be partnering with the outstanding Mt. Boucherie Winery as the Official Wine Partner of the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship.”

The event will once again be played at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa the week of Monday, September 11th – Sunday, September 17th, 2017. Tournament week will commence with Official Pro-Am’s on Wednesday and Thursday, where participating teams will play alongside a PGA TOUR Champions professional over 18 holes of premiere golf. Competitive action will follow with 54 holes of championship play from Friday to Sunday, with no cut.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at www.pacificlinkschampionship.com   by clicking on the ‘Buy Tickets’ tab. Fans can choose from the following ticket options:

WEEKLY PASS – WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY: $99 (INCLUDES FREE PARKING & OFFICIAL PROGRAM)

DAILY PASS – FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY: $40

PRO-AM DAILY PASS – WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY: $25

CHAMPIONS CLUBHOUSE VIP PASS – FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: $200.00

For information on corporate hospitality, sponsorship opportunities or group packages, please contact McKenzie Clarke at mclarke@sportboxgroup.com or (647) 468-3500.

About Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship is an official event on PGA TOUR Champions featuring the world's premier golfers aged 50 and older competing for a US$ 2.5 million purse. Tournament play at the Pacific Links Championship will be held on the Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co- Design Mountain Course at Bear Mountain Golf Resort, Victoria, British Columbia, from September 11-17, 2017. All three competitive rounds will be broadcast live by Golf Channel to more than 200 million homes in 84 countries and 11 languages around the world. 

Website: www.PacificLinksChampionship.com  

Twitter: @PacificLinksVic

Instagram:@pacificlinksvic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pacificlinkschampionship/ 

About Pacific Links International

Pacific Links was founded in 2009 to provide members with a premium golf experience through an innovative international membership structure focused on the Chinese golfer. Pacific Links offers them access to the finest collection of high quality golf clubs in the world. Since 2012, the Pacific Links Network of Affiliated and Reciprocal clubs now stands at over 500 properties located in 20+ countries around the world. With a strong membership base continuing to grow in China, the planned expansion into other parts of Asia and the aggregated population of members from all the participating clubs, Pacific Links is now expanding the brand platform to encompass more than just golf. We are positioning Pacific Links International to be the preeminent Lifestyle portal for China’s HNW customer providing high demand travel itineraries inspired by golf but encompassing concierge services, flights, accommodations, local tourism experience and travel butler assistance. The main feature of a Pacific Links membership is reciprocal access. In the next 10-15 years, PLI will further expand its international affiliate network to over 1,000 clubs in North America, Europe, Australia, Japan and the entire Southeast Asia. www.pacificlinks.com  

About Bear Mountain Golf Resort

Located on southern Vancouver Island - a region known for its year round golf climate, stellar fishing opportunities and strong local food movement - Bear Mountain Resort offers two outstanding golf courses that combined represent the only 36-hole Nicklaus Design golf experience in Canada. The Mountain Course, a Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co-Design, features impressive landscape and dramatic terrain that lead to breathtaking 180 degree views of nearby Victoria, the Pacific Ocean and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State. The course, a par 70 playing at 6,900 yards, sets atop a 1,100-foot mountain and has been assigned a slope rating of 142 from the back tees. The 18-hole, par 71 Nicklaus Design Valley Course, a spectacular golf setting that is nestled in a pristine natural 102 acres of mature forests, measures just under 7,000 yards. Surrounded by 3,000 acres of parks and natural setting so close to a capital city. More than a resort and an incredible community, Bear Mountain is also home to Golf Canada's National Development team, the high performance training centre of Canada’s National Mountain Bike team, and the construction of western Canada’s largest indoor/outdoor clay court tennis facility supported by Tennis Canada and Tennis BC is underway. The newly renovated Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa rounds out the amenities offering guests a luxurious getaway with outstanding fine dining options, the award-winning Sante Spa, and the Bear Mountain Golf Academy. www.bearmountain.ca  

 About PGA TOUR Champions

PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golf’s most recognizable and accomplished players, age 50 and older, including 32 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2017, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 26 tournaments in 18 states, Japan, Wales and Canada, with purses totaling more than $55 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air live, tape-delayed or in a highlights-package format in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Brad Parkins

Tournament Director

P: (647) 473-7100

E: bparkins@sportboxgroup.com 

 

Trophy Design Contest Announced for the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

Trophy Design Contest Announced for the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

Trophy Design Contest Announced for the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

Golfers, fans, artists, and the community will have the chance to showcase their designs and have them brought to life as the PGA TOUR Champions Event’s Official Trophy

VICTORIA, BC (March 7, 2017) - The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship tournament organizers are putting out a call to fans to be part of the event as the designer behind the Event’s Official Tournament Trophy. For the first time, the public will have the chance to design and select what will be the inspiration behind the trophy presented to the PGA TOUR Champions winner after the final putt drops on Sunday.

The trophy design contest establishes an opportunity for the community to create a unique vision that represents the nature of golf in Canada and celebrates the winner, PGA TOUR Champions, the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, and the scenic and natural landscape of the island.


From March 7th - 31st, 2017, fans are invited to submit their designs. Entries will be reviewed by the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship team to determine the top three designs. These will go up on www.PacificLinksChampionship.com from April 3rd - 12th, 2017 for the public to vote on their fan favourite. The design that receives the majority of votes at closing will serve as the inspiration for the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Official Tournament Trophy.

In addition to bragging rights, the winner will receive:

  • (4) Champions Clubhouse tickets to the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship (clubhouse access; food and beverage incremental)

  • (2) Honorary Observer Passes - inside the ropes access on Saturday September 16 with select grouping

  • (1) round of golf for four on the Bear Mountain Valley Course during Event week (cart included)

  • Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship apparel package, including golf polo, outerwear piece, and headwear.

  • Winner will be incorporated into the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship closing ceremonies and trophy presentation

  • Winner will be recognized in follow up press release and media as designer of the trophy

Key Contest Dates

Submissions Open: March 7, 2017 at 10:00am PST

Submissions Deadline: March 31, 2017 @ 11:59pm PST

Fan Vote: April 3rd, 2017 @ 10:00am PST - April 12, 2017 @ 11:59pm PST

Winner Announced: April 18th, 2017

The trophy design contest is open to people of all ages in the province of British Columbia. Submissions are not limited to any material or size. One submission per person, and only one person shall be the winner.

For more information, contest rules and regulations, or to submit your design, go to http://bit.ly/2lsKLjE OR  www.PacificLinksChampionship.com and click on the “Spectators” tab to view the trophy design page.

The event will once again be played at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa the week of Monday, September 11th – Sunday, September 17th, 2017. Tournament week will commence with Official Pro-Am’s on Wednesday and Thursday, where participating teams will play alongside a PGA TOUR Champions professional over 18 holes of premiere golf. Competitive action will follow with 54 holes of championship play from Friday to Sunday, with no cut.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at www.pacificlinkschampionship.com by clicking on the ‘Buy Tickets’ tab. Fans can choose from the following ticket options:

  • WEEKLY PASS – WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY: $99 (INCLUDES FREE PARKING & OFFICIAL PROGRAM)

  • DAILY PASS – FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY: $40

  • PRO-AM DAILY PASS – WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY: $25

  • CHAMPIONS CLUBHOUSE VIP PASS – FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: $200.00

For information on corporate hospitality, sponsorship opportunities or group packages, please contact McKenzie Clarke at mclarke@sportboxgroup.com or (647) 468-3500.

About Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship is an official event on PGA TOUR Champions featuring the world's premier golfers aged 50 and older competing for a US$ 2.5 million purse. Tournament play at the Pacific Links Championship will be held on the Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co- Design Mountain Course at Bear Mountain Golf Resort, Victoria, British Columbia, from September 11-17, 2017. All three competitive rounds will be broadcast live by Golf Channel to more than 200 million homes in 84 countries and 11 languages around the world.

Website: PacificLinksChampionship.com

Twitter: @PacificLinksVic

Instagram:@pacificlinksvic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pacificlinkschampionship/

About Pacific Links International

Pacific Links was founded in 2009 to provide members with a premium golf experience through an innovative international membership structure focused on the Chinese golfer. Pacific Links offers them access to the finest collection of high quality golf clubs in the world. Since 2012, the Pacific Links Network of Affiliated and Reciprocal clubs now stands at over 500 properties located in 20+ countries around the world. With a strong membership base continuing to grow in China, the planned expansion into other parts of Asia and the aggregated population of members from all the participating clubs, Pacific Links is now expanding the brand platform to encompass more than just golf. We are positioning Pacific Links International to be the preeminent Lifestyle portal for China’s HNW customer providing high demand travel itineraries inspired by golf but encompassing concierge services, flights, accommodations, local tourism experience and travel butler assistance. The main feature of a Pacific Links membership is reciprocal access. In the next 10-15 years, PLI will further expand its international affiliate network to over 1,000 clubs in North America, Europe, Australia, Japan and the entire Southeast Asia. www.pacificlinks.com

About Bear Mountain Golf Resort

Located on southern Vancouver Island - a region known for its year round golf climate, stellar fishing opportunities and strong local food movement - Bear Mountain Resort offers two outstanding golf courses that combined represent the only 36-hole Nicklaus Design golf experience in Canada. The Mountain Course, a Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co-Design, features impressive landscape and dramatic terrain that lead to breathtaking 180 degree views of nearby Victoria, the Pacific Ocean and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State. The course, a par 70 playing at 6,900 yards, sets atop a 1,100-foot mountain and has been assigned a slope rating of 142 from the back tees. The 18-hole, par 71 Nicklaus Design Valley Course, a spectacular golf setting that is nestled in a pristine natural 102 acres of mature forests, measures just under 7,000 yards. Surrounded by 3,000 acres of parks and natural setting so close to a capital city. More than a resort and an incredible community, Bear Mountain is also home to Golf Canada's National Development team, the high performance training centre of Canada’s National Mountain Bike team, and the construction of western Canada’s largest indoor/outdoor clay court tennis facility supported by Tennis Canada and Tennis BC is underway. The newly renovated Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa rounds out the amenities offering guests a luxurious getaway with outstanding fine dining options, the award-winning Sante Spa, and the Bear Mountain Golf Academy. www.bearmountain.ca

About PGA TOUR Champions

PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golf’s most recognizable and accomplished players, age 50 and older, including 32 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2017, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 26 tournaments in 18 states, Japan, Wales and Canada, with purses totaling more than $55 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air live, tape-delayed or in a highlights-package format in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Brad Parkins

Tournament Director

P: (647) 473-7100

E: bparkins@sportboxgroup.com

The 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship is in full swing with Volunteer Registration & Pre-Sale Tickets

The 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship is in full swing with Volunteer Registration & Pre-Sale Tickets

The 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship is in full swing with
Volunteer Registration & Pre-Sale Tickets

Volunteer registration is now open for the 2017 PGA TOUR Champions Event; Pre-sale tickets available until March 31, 2017

VICTORIA, BC (February 21, 2017) - Pacific Links International and PGA TOUR Champions announced today that the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship is now accepting volunteer submissions. The event will once again be hosted at Bear Mountain Golf Resort in Victoria, British Columbia from September 11-17th, showcasing a field of 78 international players, and a US $2.5 million purse.

More than 600 volunteers donated their time and worked to make the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship a resounding success, with approximately 500 of the volunteers coming directly from Victoria and Langford, many of whom live within the Bear Mountain - Ecoasis communities.

“The amount of support and involvement that the local community demonstrated was truly remarkable,” said Rudy Anderson, President of Pacific Links International. “With such a large-scale event as the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, volunteers are the beating heart at the centre of the tournament that makes it run seamlessly. We could not have done it without everyone who was involved.”

The Event was more than just a golf tournament for volunteers; it was a symbol of pride in their community and being part of a property that showcased their home city and province on the global stage that is PGA TOUR Champions and the Golf Channel. Volunteers were also personally thanked by 2016 Champion Colin Montgomerie and received a visit from runner-up Scott McCarron during the Volunteer Appreciation party after the final round on Sunday.

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION

Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age to be considered for a volunteer position at the tournament. Each volunteer must commit to a minimum of three days during Event week and shift lengths vary (at least 6 hours per shift) between committees. All volunteers are required to purchase the Volunteer Package for $49, which covers a portion of the cost of the volunteer uniforms, daily volunteer food and beverage, and enables the tournament to contribute to local charities in the community. The volunteer package includes:
 

  • Volunteer Credential allowing access to the tournament grounds from Wednesday to Sunday

  • Two (2) transferable Any-One-Day Tickets allowing access to the grounds on any one day

  • Official Pacific Links Championship Volunteer Golf Shirt of high quality

  • Official Pacific Links Championship outerwear piece of high quality

  • Official Pacific Links Championship golf cap or visor

  • Souvenir program

  • Complimentary parking

  • Continental breakfast and lunch provided, on a voucher system, on days volunteered

  • Invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation Party hosted after the conclusion of play on Sunday

The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship team of volunteers consist of avid golfers, fans of the game and people looking for a fun and exciting experience. To register as a volunteer simply visit the recently redisigned tournament website at www.pacificlinkschampionship.com and click on the ‘Volunteer Tab’.

Committee placements are made on a first come first serve basis and Committee Directors will contact each volunteer and confirm which committee they have been placed into.
 

PRE-SALE TICKETS

Pre-Sale Tickets will also be available for the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship starting Friday, February 24 at 10am PT. Fans can enjoy 10% off all ticket types until March 31, 2017. Tickets for this premier event and can be purchased at www.pacificlinkschampionship.com by clicking on the  ‘Buy Tickets’ tab. Fans can choose from the following ticket options:

  • WEEKLY PASS – WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY: $99 (INCLUDES FREE PARKING & OFFICIAL PROGRAM)

  • DAILY PASS – FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY: $40

  • PRO-AM DAILY PASS – WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY: $25

  • CHAMPIONS CLUBHOUSE VIP PASS – FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: $200.00

For information on corporate hospitality, sponsorship opportunities or group packages for the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, please contact McKenzie Clarke at mclarke@sportboxgroup.com or (647) 468-3500.

 

About Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship is an official event on PGA TOUR Champions featuring the world's premier golfers aged 50 and older competing for a US$ 2.5 million purse. Tournament play at the Pacific Links Championship will be held on the Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co- Design Mountain Course at Bear Mountain Golf Resort, Victoria, British Columbia, from September 11-17, 2017. All three competitive rounds will be broadcast live by Golf Channel to more than 200 million homes in 84 countries and 11 languages around the world.

Website: PacificLinksChampionship.com

Twitter: @PacificLinksVic

Instagram:@pacificlinksvic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pacificlinkschampionship/

About Pacific Links International

Pacific Links was founded in 2009 to provide members with a premium golf experience through an innovative international membership structure focused on the Chinese golfer. Pacific Links offers them access to the finest collection of high quality golf clubs in the world. Since 2012, the Pacific Links Network of Affiliated and Reciprocal clubs now stands at over 500 properties located in 20+ countries around the world. With a strong membership base continuing to grow in China, the planned expansion into other parts of Asia and the aggregated population of members from all the participating clubs, Pacific Links is now expanding the brand platform to encompass more than just golf. We are positioning Pacific Links International to be the preeminent Lifestyle portal for China’s HNW customer providing high demand travel itineraries inspired by golf but encompassing concierge services, flights, accommodations, local tourism experience and travel butler assistance. The main feature of a Pacific Links membership is reciprocal access. In the next 10-15 years, PLI will further expand its international affiliate network to over 1,000 clubs in North America, Europe, Australia, Japan and the entire Southeast Asia. www.pacificlinks.com

About Bear Mountain Golf Resort

Located on southern Vancouver Island - a region known for its year round golf climate, stellar fishing opportunities and strong local food movement - Bear Mountain Resort offers two outstanding golf courses that combined represent the only 36-hole Nicklaus Design golf experience in Canada. The Mountain Course, a Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co-Design, features impressive landscape and dramatic terrain that lead to breathtaking 180 degree views of nearby Victoria, the Pacific Ocean and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State. The course, a par 70 playing at 6,900 yards, sets atop a 1,100-foot mountain and has been assigned a slope rating of 142 from the back tees. The 18-hole, par 71 Nicklaus Design Valley Course, a spectacular golf setting that is nestled in a pristine natural 102 acres of mature forests, measures just under 7,000 yards. Surrounded by 3,000 acres of parks and natural setting so close to a capital city. More than a resort and an incredible community, Bear Mountain is also home to Golf Canada's National Development team, the high performance training centre of Canada’s National Mountain Bike team, and the construction of western Canada’s largest indoor/outdoor clay court tennis facility supported by Tennis Canada and Tennis BC is underway. The newly renovated Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa rounds out the amenities offering guests a luxurious getaway with outstanding fine dining options, the award-winning Sante Spa, and the Bear Mountain Golf Academy. www.bearmountain.ca

About PGA TOUR Champions

PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golf’s most recognizable and accomplished players, age 50 and older, including 32 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2017, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 26 tournaments in 18 states, Japan, Wales and Canada, with purses totaling more than $55 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air live, tape-delayed or in a highlights-package format in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Brad Parkins

Tournament Director

P: (647) 473-7100

E: bparkins@sportboxgroup.com


 

Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Returns to Victoria, BC

Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Returns to Victoria, BC

Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Returns to Victoria, BC
Limited time pre-sale tickets available for the PGA TOUR Champions event hosted at Bear Mountain


VICTORIA, B.C. (December 13, 2016) – PGA TOUR Champions and Pacific Links International announced today that the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship will return to Victoria, British Columbia in 2017. The event will once again be played at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa the week of Monday, September 11th – Sunday, September 17th, 2017.


The 2016 event was a great success, with 81 of the top PGA TOUR Champions players competing for one of the season’s highest purses of US $2.5 million. The tournament saw more than 27,000 spectators come out to watch the largest event held on Vancouver Island, as well as the support from over 600 volunteers from the community that made the event possible. All three competitive rounds of tournament play were broadcast live by the Golf Channel to more than 200 million homes in 84 countries around the world.


World Golf Hall of Famer Colin Montgomerie (nicknamed “Monty” by fans) was victorious at the inaugural event after beating Scott McCarron in a three-hole playoff. Montgomerie closed the day at 4-under 67 to hold off McCarron; both players were at 15-under for the tournament going into the playoff. On the third sudden-death hole, the Scotsman made a 15-foot birdie putt to win the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship as well as his 50th career victory in front of crowds chanting “Monty, Monty”.


“I am delighted that the Pacific Links Championship is returning to Bear Mountain in September next year,” Montgomerie remarked. “I was thrilled to win the tournament this year, it was my first 54 hole victory on the Champions Tour and my 50th professional tournament win. The setting is superb, a fantastic course and the people of Victoria made us all so welcome. I am very much looking forward to returning to defend my title in 2017.”


Rudy Anderson, President of Pacific Links International commented: “Pacific Links is pleased to be returning to the incredible Bear Mountain Golf Resort and looks forward to watching Colin Montgomerie defend his title amongst a world class field. Western Canada is a prime travel destination and we proudly showcase Bear Mountain Resort and spectacular British Columbia by bringing this special event once again to Vancouver Island.”


Further highlights from the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship include PGA TOUR Champions player Miguel Angel Jimenez exciting crowds at the event with his unique personality and by shooting the course record with a 61 to tie for third overall at 13-under.


Top PGA TOUR Champions talent at the event included Montgomerie, who finished 2nd on the 2016 Charles Schwab Cup standings, behind fellow Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship competitor, Bernhard Langer, who finished T7 for the week and recently took home his second consecutive Charles Schwab Cup trophy. The field also comprised of Fred Funk, Jay Haas, Mark O’Meara, Lee Janzen, Vijay Singh, Mark Calcavecchia, Paul Goydos, Craig Stadler and many more amazing golfers.


Not only was the event an opportunity to watch legends of PGA TOUR Champions compete, but it also acted as a platform to raise funds for the event’s official charity partner, bring golf fans together from across Canada, and provide an opportunity for youth in the community to be introduced to the sport.


“Securing the 2017 PGA Tour Champions event at Bear Mountain with Pacific Links was very important to the principals of Ecoasis and our entire team,” stated Dan Matthews, President and CEO of Ecoasis. “The accolades received from the players and spectators this past September are truly a credit to be shared with the entire Bear Mountain community. We are excited to have the opportunity once again to showcase Victoria and our region to both a local and global audience and we will do everything we can to make next year's event one of the highlights of the tour for both players and fans.”


The 2017 tournament week will commence with Official Pro-Am’s on Wednesday and Thursday, where participating teams will play alongside a PGA TOUR Champions professional over 18 holes of premiere golf. Competitive action will follow with 54 holes of championship play from Friday to Sunday, with no cut.


Tickets will be available for a limited pre-sale period from December 13 to 31, 2016 that includes a 15% discount with the code: TEESTHESEASON
Tickets can be purchased at http://www.selectyourtickets.com/promo , where fans can choose from the following options (prices shown below are before discount):

  • Weekly Pass – Wednesday through Sunday: $99 (includes free parking & Official Program)
  • Daily Pass – Friday, Saturday or Sunday: $40
  • Pro-Am Daily Pass – Wednesday or Thursday: $25
  • Champions Club Pass – Wednesday through Sunday: $200