Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Announces  2017 Junior Clinic for Kids

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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