The Great Lakes Tour, a fourteen year-old development tour based in Ontario, has announced an addition to their ownership group.
Joining co-owners David Brisson and John Brisson will be two PGA of Canada members with strong tournament experience, Colin Murray and Jim Kenesky.
“The Great Lakes Tour has always been appreciative of past and current players wanting to help grow the tour, and this is just another example of those wanting to help show their commitment to the professional game across Ontario and Canada,” said David Brisson. “We are excited with our tournament schedule this year and the new event pricing presented. The addition of Colin and Jim will allow us to grow our networks and secure new partnerships moving forward. This will also result in the growth of the Southern Ontario Open and similar future events.”
Kenesky was recently appointed as Tournament Captain of the PGA of Ontario and currently sits as President for both the Hamilton Halton Junior Golf Tour and the Golden Horseshoe Area Golf Tour. He also worked for the Great Lakes Tour on the Operations crew from 2010-2011 and played nearly every event from 2005-2011.
“I’m extremely excited to be involved,” said Kenesky “This announcement should be greeted with much optimism as we look to give local elite athletes an affordable option to refine and enhance their skills. The Great Lakes Tour was a major step in my professional development and I can’t wait to offer my assistance moving forward.”
Murray, currently residing in Ancaster, Ontario, is a multiple winner on the Great Lakes Tour and is the reigning PGA of Ontario Champion. He brings a long history as an experienced professional and currently sits on the PGA of Ontario’s Tournament Committee.
“John and David have been doing a wonderful job the last couple years and it doesn’t go unnoticed,” states Murray. “The first step for us is to get all our ideas together and begin forging a new platform of competitive events while keeping the tradition and history of the Tour very relevant. We collectively share the same passion and that’s exciting for everyone.”
The group says the year ahead will be an exciting one with several new features and more aggressive pricing for both one and two day events.
David Brisson is very intrigued with the initial ideas from the new group. “Our early discussions have been wonderful and it will be exciting to see the reach of the Great Lakes Tour over the foreseeable future. These gentlemen are bringing a wealth of experience and we couldn’t be happier with this decision.”
The Tour’s 2015 season begins at Wyndance Golf Club in Uxbridge, Ontario on April 30th and will run through their Tour Championship hosted at Brantford G&CC in September.
For more info on their complete schedule and registration details you can visit their site at this link.