Golf NB is pleased to announce its 2018 championship schedule which includes a balance of both individual stroke play events and team events to be hosted at some of New Brunswick’s top championship golf courses.
The 2018 schedule is headlined by Golf NB’s premier amateur championships— the NB Pee Wee (July 3rd & 4th only) & NB Junior Championships from July 3rd to 5th, both at the Hampton Golf Club, the NB Ladies Provincial Championships from July 8th to 10th at the Miramichi Golf & Country Club, the RBC Dominion Securities NB Men’s Amateur Championship at The Riverside Country Club from July 12th to 15th and the NB Senior & Mid-Master Championships which will be held at the Royal Oaks Golf Club from July 23rd to 25th.
The 2018 competition calendar also includes a selection of team events for all ages and skill levels. The 2018 NB Men’s Four Ball (with both Amateur & Senior Divisions) has seen its competition dates changed from its recent Father’s Day weekend slot to the final weekend in May, May 26th & 27th, at the Sussex Golf & Curling Club. The Gowan Brae Golf & Country Club will once again be hosting the NB Ladies Four Ball on Sunday June 10th in conjunction with their Ladies Scramble that will take place on Saturday the 9th, while The Riverside Country Club will again play host to the NB Family Classic & Adult/Junior, and “Jim Connolly” Little Swingers (for children 10 years of age and under and an adult partner), event on August 13th.
Participants will see some exciting new additions to some of Golf NB’s team events in 2018. Golf NB is pleased to over the addition of a “Skins Game” at the NB Men’s Four Ball and “Closest to the Pin” competitions at the Men’s Four Ball, Ladies Four Ball, Family Classic and “Jim Connolly” Little Swingers. “We hope that the addition of both the Skins Game and Closest to the Hole competitions will help the add additional enjoyment and excitement for competitors to these fun and friendly competitions, and we are so appreciative to our sponsor, MCT Insurance, for helping to make our new Closest to the Hole program possible”, said Golf NB President, Mike Hughes of The Riverside Country Club.
The tradition of giving back will continue in 2018 as the Ladies of the Petitcodiac Valley Golf & Country Club will host the 2018 ServiceMaster NB Golf Fore The Cure event on Wednesday August 15th. Entering its 15th year, the ServiceMaster NB Golf Fore the Cure has raised over $560,000 for Breast Cancer research in the province of New Brunswick. With a committed group of volunteers at the helm, the 2018 ServiceMaster NB Golf Fore The Cure is bound to be the biggest and best event yet.
Rounding out the 2018 event schedule are Golf NB’s two year end match play events. The final matches for the year-long play downs in the Past Presidents’ Cup Inter-Club Challenge will be held on September 15th & 16th at the St. Stephen Golf Course while playing captains Paula Napke-Flanagan & Wilfred Pilgrim from the North will look to regain the Estabrooks Cup from Louis Boudreau & his yet to be named co-captain’s Southern team at the Pine Needles Golf & Country Club, on September 22nd & 23rd, in Golf NB’s year end Ryder Cup style wrap up to the various season long Player of the Year Challenges.
As the Provincial Sport Organization for golf in New Brunswick, Golf NB conducts the country’s provinces amateur golf championships as part of its mandate to promote the sport of golf in the province and to provide deserving participants with the opportunity to represent themselves, their families, their clubs and their province at one of Golf Canada’s many National Championships.
In addition the variety of Provincial Championships up for grabs, the 2018 Golf NB Provincial Championships will offer the opportunity for up to 50 of New Brunswick’s top amateur golfers to earn their way into one of Golf Canada’s many regional or National Championships. With 21 positions on one of Golf NB’s seven provincial teams and 29 additional individual exemptions the potential for New Brunswick content at the National level is abundant.
“Competing in a national championship is an incredible accomplishment for each of the more than 3,000 talented Canadian and international golfers who take part in our competitions,” said Golf Canada’s CEO, Laurence Applebaum. “The depth of talent, engagement among thousands of volunteers, the quality of our host venues and the committed support of corporate partners who have aligned their respected brands with our properties have been core to our competitions for more than a century. We are excited to welcome the next wave of Canadian golf champions.” (as quoted in the article “Golf Canada releases 2018 championship schedule” from golfcanada.ca on April 9, 2018 – click here for full article)
Golf NB’s championship season kicks off on May 26th & 27th with the NB Men’s Four Ball and concludes the weekend of September 22nd & 23rd with the 21st playing of the Estabrooks Cup.
“We are once again very proud to be working with many of New Brunswick’s top golf courses,” said Tyson Flinn, Executive Director of Golf NB. “Our 2018 venues are set to showcase the very best that amateur golf in New Brunswick has to offer and we couldn’t be more appreciative to our host clubs for their support.”
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