Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) November 13, 2014
The 2014 edition of the Titleist & FootJoy PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada is headed to the Valley of the Sun. The 54-hole national championship takes place Nov. 16-19 at SunRidge Canyon Golf Club in Fountain Hills, Ariz.
"We couldn't be more excited to take the Titleist & FootJoy PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada to the SunRidge Canyon Golf Club in Fountain Hills, Ariz.," PGA of Canada president Gregg Schubert said.
The previous 10 Championships were held in Florida, at the PGA Golf Club in Port St Lucie. This year the event moves to a different venue. "Florida and it has been a very successful spot, but we feel moving west will attract more of our western PGA of Canada professionals" said Schubert.
SunRidge Canyon will provide a challenging test to this year's field. SunRidge boasts 6,823-yards of visually stunning, championship golf carved into the canyons of Scottsdale’s McDowell Mountains. It has garnered many accolades, including a Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the U.S. (as rated by Golf Magazine).
"With strategically placed bunkers and a true risk-reward style, SunRidge provides a great showcase for tournament caliber golf. We're looking forward to the fireworks!" said SunRidge Canyon Golf Club Head Professional Wes Neal. "I believe what will make the course special to the players is that they will hit most, if not every club, in their bag, therefore testing all aspects of a professional golfer's game."
The final six holes at SunRidge Canyon, known as the 'Wicked 6,' are often considered the toughest homestretch of golf holes in the state of Arizona. Made up of two par 5s, two par 4s and two par 3s, the Wicked Six plays out of the canyon, all the way to the clubhouse. "Wicked 6 features a half dozen of Arizona's most scenic, memorable and challenging holes, which rewards thoughtful play and provides players with an authentic Arizona desert golf experience," Neal said.
In 2013, Adam Chamberlain of Gowan Brae Golf Club in Bathurst, N.B., captured the Club Professional Championship of Canada. With his win, Chamberlain earned $12,000 and jumped to No. 33 on the PGA of Canada Player Rankings presented by RBC. Former champions of the PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada include Ken Fulton, Norm Jarvis, Gar Hamilton, Bob Panasik, Yvan Beauchemin, Graham Gunn, Ken Tarling and Brian Hutton.