Any new event needs as much of a push as possible and the PGA of Canada is not holding back with their Hyundai PGA Scramble of Canada. The association has announced a partnership with PGA TOUR Champions player Rod Spittle.
Spittle, 60, grew up in the Niagara region of Ontario and that is where the tournament’s national final will be held, at the Lookout Point Country Club in Fonthill, Ont., Sept. 29-Oct. 1.. He is a longtime member of the club.
Spittle will be on site for the week of the final and one of the nicest guys in professional golf will also wear the logo of the tournament on his hat for the rest of the 2016 PGA TOUR Champions season.
“I was thrilled to be asked to be involved with the Hyundai PGA Scramble and to have the final at Lookout Point Country Club and near my hometown makes it that much more special for me,” Spittle said. “I think the concept Hyundai Canada and the PGA of Canada have come up with is a fantastic way for the every-day golfer to play some amazing golf courses in a format that’s both fun and competitive for everyone.”
Starting this month at clubs around Canada, the PGA of Canada now says they expect up to 15,000 amateur to compete, a slightly lower number than the “near 20,000” that was first anticipated in early media releases.
Now having Spittle as an ambassador should boost the promotion and profile of the event.
The format sees teams of four amateurs compete at local and national qualifying for a chance to compete in the national final alongside a PGA of Canada professional.
“Anyone who has met Rod knows he is one of the finest gentlemen in professional golf,” said PGA of Canada CEO Gary Bernard. “The golfers who make it to theHyundai PGA Scramble of Canada national final will enjoy every second of interacting with Rod and seeing him hit a few shots that week as well.”
For more information about the Hyundai PGA Scramble of Canada, please visit the event’s website at this link.