Canadian Tour adds Windsor Roseland Charity Classic Pro Am to 2012 schedule
Windsor, ON (February 27, 2012) - The Canadian Tour is proud to announce it has partnered with the City of Windsor, Ontario and Roseland Golf Club to bring the Canadian Tour back to Windsor. The Windsor Roseland Charity Classic was re-introduced today at a gathering of nearly 100 at Roseland Golf Club, which has recently undergone an extensive renovation.
From 1979 until 1991 the Windsor Roseland Charity Classic was a mainstay on the Canadian Tour circuit. Past Champions include future Canadian Golf Hall of Famer Jerry Anderson, Windsor native Matt Cole and recent European Senior Tour Q-School graduate Ken Tarling.
"Windsor is pleased to be welcoming the Charity Classic back to our great city and further we applaud the partnership between the Canadian Tour and Roseland Golf & Curling Club. Windsor is ready to welcome golf fans to a renowned Donald Ross designed course and looks forward to showcasing our tourism infrastructure with them." said Mayor Eddie Francis.
The Windsor Roseland Charity Classic will be played on the par 70 6900-yard Donald Ross layout beginning August 13-19, 2012. The event will be the only official Pro Am on the Canadian Tour circuit for 2012 and will include 128 amateurs and 128 professionals.
"We are thrilled to have the Windsor Roseland Charity Classic back on the schedule for 2012," commented Canadian Tour Commissioner, Rick Janes. "The support from the community for the Tour Championship last season was phenomenal and we expect that to continue with the re-establishment of the once great Windsor Roseland Charity Classic," added Janes.
The Canadian Tour is steeped in history dating back to the 1970's and has boosted a number of great alumni that have gone on to do great things in the world of golf. Those names include Canadian golf icons, Mike Weir, George Knudson, Dave Barr, Al Balding, Dan Halldorson, Bob Panasik, Richard Zokol, Stephen Ames, Ian Leggatt, and more recently David Hearn, Graham Delaet and Matt McQuillan. In addition to the great Canadain's to have played the Canadian Tour a number of international and American players have also graced the fairways of the Canadian Tour. They include major champions Todd Hamilton and Michael Campbell as well as top ranked players such as Steve Stricker, Chris DiMarco, Paul Casey, Tim Clark and Nick Watney.
The economic impact of a Canadian Tour event is in the range of $800,000 to $1.6 million depending on the community. The most important element of a Canadian Tour event however is its impact for local charities. In 2011 Canadian Tour events raised just over $250,000 for various local charities.