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Skechers Performance Announced as Official Footwear Partner of the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

Posted on April 20, 2017

VICTORIA, BC (April 20, 2017) – Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship tournament organizers are proud to announce their partnership with Skechers Performance Canada, a division of SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE: SKX), as the Official Footwear Partner of the 2017 PGA TOUR Champions Event. Skechers Performance is a global footwear leader, with a growing presence on the professional level with elite golfers such as Canada’s own Brooke Henderson, as well as Matt Kuchar, Russell Knox, and 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship winner, Colin Montgomerie, all representing Skechers GO GOLF.


The partnership will see Skechers Performance footwear showcased on-site throughout event week, in addition to attendee engagement. Skechers Performance will have a presence in the Spectator Village as well as on the 18th hole, where golf fans will be able to learn more about the brand’s footwear lines, and try on different products in a Skechers Performance experiential space. Skechers Performance will also provide Skechers GO GOLF and lifestyle footwear to each amateur player teeing it up in the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Official Pro-Ams.


“We are excited to be partnering with the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship,” said David Beecroft, Country Manager, Skechers USA Canada. “Joining the tournament as the official footwear sponsor will complement our marketing strategy for the Skechers GO GOLF line, as a way to connect directly with the golf community as well as build brand awareness in Canada.”


Known for its innovative designs and award winning comfort, Skechers Performance, including Skechers GO GOLF, offers everyone from spectators, golf fans, leisurely players, to professional golfers, comfortable, fashionable yet functional, and technology-advanced footwear that can be worn on and off the course.


“We are thrilled to have Skechers as our official footwear partner,” said Brad Parkins, Tournament Director of the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship. “With our 2016 Tournament Champion, Colin Montgomerie, being an ambassador of Skechers GO GOLF footwear, it is a perfect fit for our event and we are excited to showcase the brand’s performance products.”


The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship 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-Ams 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:







For information on corporate hospitality, sponsorship opportunities or group packages, please contact McKenzie Clarke at mclarke@sportboxgroup.com or (647) 468-3500


For more information on Skechers Performance, visit www.GOskechers.com, and follow us on Facebook.com/SkechersPerformanceCanada,Twitter.com/SkechersPerfCanada Instagram/@skechersperformancecanada.


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 


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.



Brad Parkins

Tournament Director P: (647) 473-7100

E: bparkins@sportboxgroup.com



SKECHERS USA, Inc., based in Manhattan Beach, California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men, women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women. SKECHERS footwear is available in the United States and over 160 countries and territories worldwide via department and specialty stores, more than 2,012 SKECHERS Company-owned and third-party-owned retail stores, and the Company’s e-commerce websites. The Company manages its international business through a network of global distributors, joint venture partners in Asia and the Middle East, and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Canada, Japan, throughout Europe and Latin America. For more information, please visit skechers.com and follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/SKECHERS) and Twitter (twitter.com/SKECHERSUSA).


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