It’s just been three days since the announcement of the Great Waterway Classic took place at The Glen House near Gananoque but word of the event is spreading like wildfire throughout Eastern Ontario and the rest of Canada.
Local, Regional, and National media all picked up on the story of the new event which will bring the Canadian Tour back to the region for the first time since 2001 when the final Eagle Creek Classic was played in Ottawa. The inaugural Great Waterway Classic will be played at Smuggler’s Glen GC on September 3-9th.
At Flagstick we have already been inundated by phone, email, and Twitter by people seeking information on the tournament and the Flagstick Shootout where the winner will receive an exemption into the Canadian Tour event. That’s a pretty positive sign considering it is the dead of winter and green grass is months away from appearing.
On Saturday Tournament Director Dave Dargie and the CEO of Evolution Golf, the Tournament Promoters, made an appearance on Tee It Up with Kevin Haime on Team 1200 radio. If you missed the show you can catch the podcast here.
For those interested there was also this video by the Canadian Tour posted from the Tournament Announcement where Dave Dargie has a chat with Scott Pritchard, the Director of Business Development & Communications for the Canadian Tour. Pritchard also took the time get the thoughts of Kingston’s Brad Revell who will be playing the Canadian Tour for his second season in 2012 and is eager to play an event on what he considers home turf.