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Canadian PGA TOUR Star Graham DeLaet Joins the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship to Host the Junior Clinic for Kids

Posted on September 14, 2016

Canadian PGA TOUR Star Graham DeLaet Joins the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship to Host the Junior Clinic for Kids

DeLaet will be on-site for the Event on Saturday, September 24th to conduct the clinic

VICTORIA, B.C. (September 14, 2016) – Tournament Organizers announced today that Canadian PGA TOUR Star Graham DeLaet will join the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship to host the junior clinic for kids, held at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa on Saturday, September 24th.

DeLaet is known to be one of the game’s best ball strikers, while also possessing one of golf’s most colorful personalities on and off the course. After recording three top-10 finishes on the 2016 PGA TOUR schedule, DeLaet went on to represent Canada for golf in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. DeLaet will once again represent his native country at the prestigious World Cup of Golf in November. Off the course, DeLaet has launched several initiatives including his own blue collar craft beer line, Prairie Baard, as well as continuing his philanthropic initiatives through the Graham & Ruby DeLaet Foundation’s charitable work to improve children’s health and wellness and support junior golf across North America. DeLaet is also an ambassador for Golf Canada’s Golf in Schools campaign – delivering golf equipment and educational support materials to teachers and schools across Canada to get kids in the game.

DeLaet had his breakthrough year on the PGA TOUR in 2013, placing 8th in the FedExCup Playoffs, and ending the year with a revolutionary performance in his first Presidents Cup International team appearance. DeLaet continued this impressive play in 2014, with six Top-10 finishes, and three Top-10 results in 2015.

“I am excited to come back to Victoria to be part of the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Junior Clinic,” said DeLaet. “I have always been a big supporter of golf at the grassroots level and believe that it is important to introduce the game to kids so they can start learning the sport early, and we can ultimately grow the game of golf in Canada. This should be a really fun day for the kids – I am looking forward to it.”

Junior golfers (aged 17 and under) will receive free admission into the event, from Wednesday, September 21st – Sunday, September 25th, as well free admission to the junior clinic on Saturday, September 24th, when accompanied by a paying/ticketed adult (donations are also being accepted for the Event’s Official Charity Partner – Help Fill a Dream).

Junior golfers will have the opportunity to receive instruction and mentorship from DeLaet during the Junior Clinic, presented by The Greenard Group, participate in an autograph session with PGA TOUR Champions 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.


11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Registration and gift bags

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Watch PGA TOUR Champions professionals warm up on the range

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Snacks and refreshments

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM
Golf clinic and demonstrations with PGA TOUR Star Graham DeLaet

2:20 PM
Group picture with PGA TOUR Star Graham DeLaet

2:45 PM – 4:30 PM
Watch Tournament action in select locations

4:30 PM
Autograph session with PGA TOUR Champions professionals

5:00 PM


1. To register for the Junior Clinic, presented by The Greenard Group, please contact: Kevin Greenard, Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Junior Clinic Coordinator, at (250) 389-2138 OR kevin.greenard@scotiawealth.com

2. To purchase adult tickets for the event in order to accompany a junior, please visit: www.selectyourtickets.com/promo and enter the PROMO CODE: BMGOLF1 for a special 15% discount on any ticket.

In addition to DeLaet coming into Victoria, BC to host the junior clinic, his blue collar craft beer, Prairie Baard, will be on-site throughout tournament week as the Official Beer of the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship. For more information about Prairie Baard visit www.prairiebaard.com

Tournament week in Victoria will begin with 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 more than 200 million homes in 84 countries and 11 languages around the world.

About Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship is an official event on PGA Champions TOUR 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, Victoria, British Columbia, from September 19-25, 2016. 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. For more information on the Pacific Links Championship or PGA TOUR Champions, please visit www.PGATOUR.com/Champions

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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 Golf Resort and Spa offers two outstanding 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 71 playing at 6,925 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 hiking trails, Bear Mountain is one of the few golf courses in North America that offers an authentic 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 construction recently commenced on Canada’s largest indoor/outdoor clay court tennis facility supported by Tennis Canada and Tennis BC. The 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 golfers age 50 and older, with the most recognizable and accomplished players in the game – including 34 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame, which compete regularly in its events. PGA TOUR Champions is where Legends play, and is home to The Ultimate Clubhouse. Conceived in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, it started with just four events and purses totaling $475,000. The primary purpose of PGA TOUR Champions 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, protect the integrity of the game and generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays. In 2016, the newly-introduced Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs will identify and recognize the Tour’s leading player via a season-long race for the Charles Schwab Cup. The Commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Greg McLaughlin is President of PGA TOUR Champions. The PGA TOUR’s website is pgatour.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow PGA TOUR Champions atfacebook.com/PGATOURChampions<https://www.facebook.com/PGATOURChampions> and on Twitter @ChampionsTour<https://twitter.com/ChampionsTour?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor>

About Help Fill a Dream – (Official Charity Partner)

Help Fill a Dream provides hope, help and happiness for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands children with life-threatening conditions. The foundation fulfills dreams, improves quality of life and assists families with care and financial support. Help Fill A Dream is proud to be celebrating 30 years of making Dreams come true. www.helpfilladream.com


McKenzie Clarke
Senior Manager
Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship
P: (647) 468-3500
E: mclarke@sportboxgroup.com