by Golf NB
Golf New Brunswick (Golf NB) and title sponsor RBC Dominion Securities are pleased to announce that the Fraser Edmundston Golf Club has agreed to host the 2019 RBC Dominion Securities NB Men’s Amateur Championship.
Following the June 14th announcement that this year’s event would need to be moved from the Westfield Golf & Country Club because of significant winter damage, the Golf NB was forced to pursue other options. “We were very fortunate, as three of our partner facilities put their hands up right away”, said Tyson Flinn Executive Director of Golf NB. “The first call we received was from the Fraser Edmundston Golf Club, the second from the Sussex Golf & Curling Club and the third was from Memramcook (Golf Club).”
With choices to be made the Golf NB staff and Championship Committee got to work to evaluate their options. “There were not doubts that each of these venues would be able to host this year’s championship”, said Golf NB Tournament Committee Chair, Gary Melanson. “At the end of the day, we wanted to keep in mind our sponsor’s continued desire to have the event moved around to the various regions of the province, while also being sure that we could provide the best championship experience possible for the competitors.”
Having hosted two (2) Canadian Men’s Amateur Championships (1956, 2002) and countless NB Provincial Championships, including seven (7) NB Men’s Amateur Championships (1952, 1982, 1975, 1967, 1963, 1958, 1952), the Fraser Edmundston Golf Club checked all the boxes.
“We wanted to do our part”, said club president Henri Allain. “We know that winter was very hard on a number of golf courses in the southern part of the province, but our course is in very good shape, our schedule would allow us to accommodate the event and we felt like it would be good for the event, the club and the community.”
With the largest hurdle cleared, finding a venue, the work now begins for both Golf NB and the Fraser Edmundston Golf Club to quickly coordinate their resources in preparation for an event that is now just slightly more then three weeks away.
“Players will be teeing it up on the July 11th, so there is no time to waste”, says Flinn. “Having hosted multiple Provincial Championships in Edmundston over the years, we know the venue and the team in Edmundston well, so we are confident that we won’t skip a beat.”
Registration for the 2019 RBC Dominion Securities NB Men’s Amateur Championship will close on Sunday July 7, 2019 and the $225.00 entry fee includes one practice round, four competitive rounds and a tee gift furnished by Golf NB and TaylorMade.