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