With the potential for restrictions in British Columbia around travel and sport to overlap with the planned opening of the 2021 PGA of BC championship schedule, the Association has opted to reschedule two tournaments to later in the season.
Each of the events to be played on new dates will remain at the venues previously announced.
The Tournament of Champions presented by Tee-On Golf Systems Inc. & PING Canada, which was originally slated for May 31, will now be contested on Aug. 9 at Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club in Richmond.
The Assistants’ & Seniors’ Championships presented by Natera Sport & Arbor Memorial Inc. will be played July 19-20 at Kamloops Golf & Country Club instead of their previously scheduled dates of June 7-8.
Each of the rescheduled events are making their return to the championship calendar in 2021 after being suspended last year due to complications created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The adjustments to the championship calendar have prompted a change in the Interior PGA Tour schedule as well. The event originally scheduled for Aug. 9 at Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club will now be held Aug. 16 to eliminate a conflict with the Tournament of Champions.
“The PGA of BC would like to thank each of our event sponsors and facilities impacted by these changes for their understanding and willingness to accommodate the adjusted schedule,” said PGA of BC Executive Director Donald Miyazaki. “Rescheduling championships is no small undertaking, and we appreciate the efforts of all involved to assist the PGA of BC in proceeding with a full 2021 schedule should circumstances allow.”
Anyone registered for the rescheduled tournaments who is unable to participate on the new dates are welcome to withdraw and receive a full refund of their registration fees. Withdrawals must be made in writing to the PGA of BC administration team no later than 10 days prior to the tournament’s start date. Please note that the Assistants’ & Seniors’ Championships have both reached registration capacity and wait lists have been started accordingly, so it is appreciated if those now unable to compete in the rescheduled events promptly submit withdrawals to accommodate those awaiting access to the field.
The PGA of BC will continue to monitor developments in the province’s actions and response to ongoing public-health challenges as they relate to further events comprising the Association’s 2021 championships.
“The health and safety of our member Professionals, the staff and patrons at our host facilities and the community at large remains our No. 1 priority and will be the guiding principle around all future decisions related to conducting our 2021 tournaments,” said Miyazaki.