Applications are rolling in rapidly for the 2017 Flagstick Open Amateur Championship presented by TaylorMade and adidas Golf Canada.
The tournament, which will once again be played at the premier eQuinelle Golf Club in Kemptville, Ontario, is attracting a field of high quality players. That includes many of the former champions that have won the event, as well as elite amateur players from as far away as Indiana.
This year’s edition will take place a little earlier than in the past, on May 20/21. This was done to eliminate conflicts with many other golf events in the National Capital Region scheduled for the season ahead.
The only major conflict will be with some of the NCAA Conference Championships but many college players (including the defending champion, Noah Steele) have indicated they will attend if they are eliminated from advancing to the NCAA Championship.
As always, players will be treated to the best competitive tournament experience possible. The invited field of 72 players will each receive registration gifts (including exclusive items) almost equal in value to their entry fee, two rounds of play at the eQuinelle Golf Club (no cut), as well as a fine meal and a chance to win a full slate of quality prizing worth more than $5000. The registration gifts and prizing emanate from the strong partnership with TaylorMade Canada and adidas Golf Canada, in their second year as the presenting sponsor.
As part of the top-class operations the event has some of the most experienced tournament/rules officials in the country overseeing play.
In 2016 Noah Steele of Kingston took the title with a score of -11 (68-65) tying the tournament record of Allen McGee. It was a pitched battle as Wesley Kwok of the Cedar Brae Golf & Country Club in Scarborough posted a -9 total (68-67) to take second place.
The championship golf course at eQuinelle was designed by renowned designer Darrell Huxham. It has fast become a favoured layout among eastern Ontario golfers and its 7,000 yards makes for a perfect test for tournament players.
Known for its impeccable and fast putting surfaces, eQuinelle leaves competitors yearning to return for rounds on their own time.
Potential competitors are asked to submit their applications by April 21st for consideration.
FLAGSTICK OPEN Amateur Championship
Presented by TaylorMade / adidas
May 20 & 21, 2017
Format: Stroke Play
Divisions: Single Division – No Flights, No Handicaps
LIMITED 72 Player Field
Flagstick Open Package
Registration Gift | Two Rounds of Golf
Steak Meal Saturday After Golf
Practice Range Balls Both Days
Prizes Right After Golf Sunday
$199.00 + HST & Processing Fee
Optional Practice Rounds Available – Call For A Tee-Time
Carts Optional if required
The 2017 Flagstick Amateur Championship is returning to the limited field format for this season. There will no longer be flights or divisions. 72 players will be selected from all entries to form the field, all playing for one Championship Title. The top 16 will be automatically invited to participate in the next season’s tournament.