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

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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