VANCOUVER PARKS GOLF & THE VANCOUVER GOLF TOUR Announce the Fourth Consecutive Year as Hosts of the 2011 Vancouver City Open

Vancouver, B.C., August 11, 2011 – The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and Vancouver Parks Golf along with the Vancouver Golf Tour are pleased to announce the details of the upcoming 2011 (estimated) $75,000 Vancouver City Open Golf Championship 2011.  Some format changes have been made for the 2011 Championship. On August 31st the Augusta Charity Pro-Am presented by TIFOSI Eyewear will be conducted at Fraserview Golf Course and feature four amateurs playing with a professional from either the Vancouver Golf Tour or the Canadian Tour. The teams will have the best two scores out of five count on each hole. The Pro-Am will benefit the First Tee of Greater Vancouver YMCA.

Vancouver City Open Details
Practice rounds for the Championship will be played on September 1st with the 54 hole stroke play Championship beginning on September 2nd. Competitors will rotate between McCleery and Langara golf courses for the first two rounds, with a cut coming after 36 holes. The final round will be completed at Fraserview Golf Course on Sunday September 4th beginning at 7:30 am with the tournament leaders expected to tee off at approximately 11:00 am to determine the 2011 Paine Edmonds Vancouver City Open Champion.

Fraserview Golf Course - 2nd Hole

Participate in the Vancouver City Open
The Vancouver City Open is open to all Golf Professionals and Amateurs with an RCGA Handicap Factor of 18 or less, while the Pro-Am allows amateurs with a handicap under 36 to participate.  A full field of 220 competitors is expected to play and based on a sold out event the Professionals will play for a cash purse of $25,000 and the Amateurs will compete for a share of $25,000 in prizes.

“We are very pleased Vancouver Parks Golf will be playing host to the Vancouver City Open for the fourth consecutive year and are once again excited to have such a great event in our city”, stated Howard Normann, Supervisor of Golf Operation. “We believe this is a great showcase of our courses, which will provide a great challenge to the Professionals and fun day for the Pro-Am participants.” 

“It is such a great opportunity to again host the Vancouver City Open back inVancouver. We are excited to be playing Fraserview, McCleery and Langara as we believe it will enhance our event,” said Fraser Mullholand, Commissioner of the Vancouver Golf Tour. “With some new changes in the format we expect this event will be the best yet.”

Confirmed Participants
Among the participants confirmed include Vancouver Golf Tour’s top Order of Merit player Bryn Parry along with  Phil Jonas of McCleery, Ryan Williams and Dave Zibrik. Volunteer opportunities for the Vancouver Open are available for all golf enthusiasts.  Please contact Vancouver Golf Tour for more details at [email protected] or by calling (604) 980-4653.

For all the details and registration, please visit http://vancouvergolftour.com.