The Canadian Tour schedule of events for 2012 grew by one on Monday as the tour announced the reintroduction of a tournament from it’s heralded past.
Played from 1979-1991 the Windsor Roseland Charity Classic was a popular stop on the tour. Winners included Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Jerry Anderson, local boy Matt Cole and Ken Tarling, who recently made his way on to the European Senior Tour via their qualifying school.
The dates for the tournament this year will be August 13-19th. No purse details have been given yet for what the Tour touts as the only official pro-am event on the circuit. 128 professionals will team up with 128 amateurs for tournament play.
Partnering in the tournament as hosts are the City of Windsor and Roseland Golf Club, a historic Donald Ross design that was recently renovated extensively.
“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.
Understandably, Commissioner Rick Janes is happy to see his tour grow their schedule with another stop, especially back to a city that has a hosting history for the tour.
“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.
This brings the tour’s schedule to nine full events in total for 2012, with an additional unofficial pro-am set for British Columbia early in the season.
Talk is that there are several other events in the works to bolster that schedule for the tour which recently announced major revisions to their qualifying school and also a strategic support agreement with the PGA Tour.
Golfers in eastern Ontario will be able to get an up close look at the Canadian Tour in September when it visits Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course near Gananoque for The Great Water Waterway Classic.