PGA Women’s Championship of Canada Headed To Burlington

Burlington Golf & Country Club (Supplied photo)
Burlington Golf & Country Club (Supplied photo)
Burlington Golf & Country Club (Supplied photo)

It’s been five years since they last played host, but few will be disappointed on news that the Burlington Golf and Country Club (ON) will be site for the PGA Women’s Championship of Canada.

This July 20-22 will see the championship return to the course that first opened in 1924 on a layout shaped by legendary architect Stanley Thompson.

“The PGA of Canada is very excited to be returning to Burlington Golf and Country Club for the first time in five years,” said PGA of Canada president Constant Priondolo. “There was tremendous support for this championship back in 2010 and I expect the same to be true this time around.”

The field will enjoy a layout the runs across a rippling landscape overlooking Hamilton Bay.  The course is a favourite to many who have had the pleasure of a visit to a place that has been included in national rankings.

“Burlington Golf and Country Club is very proud once again host the PGA Women’s Championship of Canada,” said head PGA professional Trevor Fackrell. “The golf course has changed dramatically since the last time we hosted in 2010 and sure the players will appreciate our brand new bent grass greens, as well as the new bunkering on every hole of our Stanley Thompson gem.”

Some of the legends of Canadian golf have their name on the trophy including Cathy Sherk, Gail Graham, Nancy Harvey, Lorie Kane, Alena Sharp, and Jessica Shepley.

2014 saw Brooke Henderson to become the first amateur to ever win the title. The 16 year-old from Smiths Falls, who has since turned professional, turned in a record score of -13 (65-66) to claim her third professional win.

There is no word if Henderson, who is playing a combination of Symetra and LPGA Tour events this year, will be able to return to defend the title.

There is good incentive for those who do enter. The champion of the PGA Women’s Championship of Canada will receive an exemption into the 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open to be held Aug. 17-23, 2015 at the Vancouver Golf Club in Vancouver.