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Shaw Charity Classic   – CALGARY—The MEG Energy Junior Golf Clinic will take centre stage on Tuesday at the Shaw Charity Classic adding to an action-packed week of events on and off the golf course with many of the PGA TOUR Champions stars, community leaders and charitable beneficiaries.

The following is a list of key player outings, August 27-29, in advance of the first official tournament round.

Tuesday, August 27

MEG Energy to Host FREE Junior Golf Clinic on Tuesday

Calgary’s junior golfers will take centre stage on Tuesday at the Shaw Charity Classic, thanks to MEG Energy hosting a Junior Clinic (ages 17 and under). The FREE clinic will be led by 2003 PGA Championship winner, Shaun Micheel, on the Upper Driving Range at Canyon Meadows at 12:30 p.m.

After demonstrating various golf skills, Micheel and local golf professionals will provide personal instruction to each of the junior golfers who will have the opportunity to take a few shots of their own.

Wednesday, August 28

PGA TOUR Pro Olin Browne to Blast Down Olympic Track with Canada’s Women’s Bobsleigh Team

Four of Canada’s top women’s bobsleigh athletes will welcome PGA TOUR Champions player, Olin Browne, to Calgary with the ride of his life by taking him down the Olympic Track at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park on Wednesday, August 28, at 10 a.m.

World Championship medallists, Christine de Bruin and Kristen Bujnowski, will team up with national team pilots, Olympian Alysia Rissling and Kori Hol to take the PGA TOUR champion down the 10-corner track in a four-man sled where they will reach speeds up to 100 km/hour.

Media advise at RFID gate intercom you are with Media covering bobsleigh ride

Thursday, August 29

Darren Clarke Hosts Irish Pub Night on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Media Must RSVP to chris@shawcharityclassic.com to Receive Ticket for Event

Darren Clarke will be pouring pints at a local pub in addition to chasing birdies at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club.

The 2011 British Open champion will bring the 19th hole downtown, August 29 at 6 p.m., where Calgarians lucky enough to have a ticket for the sold-out event will have an opportunity to have “Drinks with Darren.”

The winner of 21 tournaments worldwide on all of golf’s major tours will drop into Ceili’s Pub (351 4 Ave SW) for the “Darren Clarke Pub Night,” presented by Downtown Calgary, before taking on 78 stars on the PGA TOUR Champions.

Following a lesson in pouring the perfect beer and toasting to the freshly poured pints, guests will share an evening of laughs during a 45-minute “Open-Mic” barside chat with the Northern Irishman that will be hosted by national sports media personality, Eric Francis.

About the Shaw Charity Classic

The Shaw Charity Classic will host some of the greatest names in the game of golf in Calgary at the Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club, August 28 – September 1, 2019. The field, which will consist of 78 stars on the PGA TOUR Champions, will compete for US $2.35 million in a three-round, 54-hole stroke-play tournament. The winner will receive US $352,500. The annual PGA TOUR Champions stop in Canada showcases Calgary to the world through its broadcast on the Golf Channel. Led by a philanthropic Patron Group including Tournament Chairman – Jim Riddell, Allan Markin, Keith MacPhail, Guy Turcotte, Gary Peddle, Mike Culbert and PGA Tour Professional – Stephen Ames, along with title sponsor, Shaw Communications, the Shaw Charity Classic won the prestigious President’s Award as the top event on the PGA TOUR Champions in 2017, 2015 and 2014. The Tournament has raised more than $34 million in its first six years, with a PGA TOUR Champions record-setting donation of $12,357,863 raised in 2018 that was distributed amongst 182 youth-based charities in Alberta. For more information on the event, please visit www.shawcharityclassic.com. Follow the Shaw Charity Classic at facebook.com/shawcharityclassic and on Twitter @shawclassic.

 

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:                                                    

Chris Dornan                                                         

Shaw Charity Classic                           

T: 403-620-8731