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Golf Ontario- INNISFIL, ON – The 47th annual Baka Wireless Public Amateur Championship is set to take place at the immaculate National Pines Golf Club in Innisfil, Ontario. The 36 hole stroke play championship takes place Tuesday September 11th and finishes on Wednesday September 12th with a field of 84 players.

Open only to players of the Golf Ontario Player Program and members of a semi-public golf course, the championship will see players compete in 3 separate flights. Players in the A flight will compete in a gross competition while the B and C flights will compete in a net competition. Players in the B flight will also be eligible for the overall A flight as they play off the same tees.  

Ranked in the top 100 courses in Canada and designed by prolific Canadian architect Thomas McBroom, National Pines first opened for play in 1992. More than half the fairways are set out around the water-laden attractions of Lovers Creek, where forced carries are required on many of the holes.

“With a field of accomplished golfers ready to take on National Pines, the 2018 Baka Wireless Public Amateur Championship is sure to be an exciting competition,” said Tournament Director John Lawrence. “This course will be true test of golf and I’m sure players will enjoy the ClubLink experience.”

First round begins at 8:00am of #1 and #10 tees. For more information, please visit the official tournament website

About the Baka Wireless Public Amateur Championship

The Baka Wireless Public Amateur Championship was first played in 1958 at Don Valley Golf Club. Past winners include: Ken Trowbridge (1970), 2018 Ontario Golf Hall of Fame inductee Dave Bunker (2009, 2010) and Craig Loughry who has won a record four times (1997, 2001, 2005, 2006). Play of the tournament was suspended from 1984-1995. Mill Run Golf and Country Club (Uxbridge, ON) has hosted the tournament a record 9 times.

About Golf Ontario

Golf Ontario is Ontario’s Provincial Sport Organization focused on enhancing participation, elevating performance and supporting the passion of golfers in Ontario. With over 100,000 individual members and 450 member clubs, Golf Ontario is one of the largest golf associations in the world. From rating courses and keeping the integral rules of the game intact, to growing the game at the grassroots level and hosting the best amateur tournaments in Canada, Golf Ontario is a passionate group dedicated to shaping lives through Golf.

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For more information, please contact:

Peter MacKellar
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Golf Ontario
(t) 905.852.1101 ext 224
(e) PMacKellar@gao.ca