Get Set – Staal Foundation Open is almost here!

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There is more than golf to the Staal Foundation Open. Food, displays and fun
There is more than golf to the Staal Foundation Open. Food, displays and fun
The players were followed by huge galleries of avid golf fans.
PGA TOUR Canada Staal Foundation Open 2014, the players were followed by huge galleries of avid golf fans.

THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – Organizers of the Staal Foundation Open presented by Tbaytel say that they are ready to host next week’s event in style. Monday is the official kick off with Opening Ceremonies in the morning and the Porter Celebrity Pro-Am scheduled for the afternoon. The public is encouraged to come out and enjoy these activities preceding the official competition days of Thursday through Sunday.

Adding to the previously announced line-up for Monday of Grant Fuhr and Marc Savard, the Porter Celebrity Pro-Am will also include former Edmonton Oiler Mike Krushelnyski, New York Ranger Derek Stepan, TSN’s Gino Reda and Glenn Schiller and a host of other celebrities playing in the event.

Lining up for the Staal Foundation Open - 146 Days away
Lining up for the Staal Foundation Open –

Scott Smith, Executive Director of the Tournament says that there are even more names to announce leading up to the event. “We have finalized the roster of celebrities for this year, and they are all looking forward to supporting the event” stated Smith. “We promise you, Tuesday will be an exciting day for fans to come out and watch and collect autographs.”

Hockey Hall of Famer and Legend, Bobby Orr will be at the course on Tuesday, supporting the Staal Family Foundation.

The Opening Ceremonies on Monday will include the Staal Family, PGA TOUR Officials, local and provincial dignitaries and guests. They will officially launch the second year of the Mackenzie TOUR – PGA TOUR Canada event in Thunder Bay. Brett Cleverdon’s golf show will also be a part of the opening. Organizers are very pleased to offer many on site activities beyond the golf for everyone to enjoy throughout the week.

Tickets are still available online or at a number of city venues. Tickets are $10.00 per day or $30.00 for the week-long event. Children ages 14 and under are free.

NetNewsLedger will be live on the 18th Green on Saturday and Sunday at theMackenzie TOUR – PGA TOUR Canada Staal Foundation Open, presented by Tbaytel.

Whitewater Country Club - Photo Courtesy of Tourism Thunder Bay

TENTATIVE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Monday, JULY 13th, 2015

  • Monday Qualifier 10 spots
    • Tee Times start at 7:00am
    • Location: Strathcona Golf Course
  • MacKenzie TOUR Pro Practice Rounds
    • Time: 7:00am-12:30am
    • Location: Whitewater
  • Opening Ceremonies
    • Time: 11:00am
    • Location: 18th green Whitewater
  • Brett Cleverdon Golf Show (Power Golf and Trick Shots)
    • Time: 11:30am
    • Location: 18th green Whitewater
  • Interactive activities (Snag Golf)
    • Time: Noon till 6pm
    • Location: Whitewater
  • Porter Celebrity Pro-am
    • Time: 1:30pm start
    • Location: Whitewater
  • Million Dollar Shootout Qualifying
    • Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
    • Location: Autohome Practice Facility Whitewater

TUESDAY, JULY 14th, 2015

  • MacKenzie TOUR Pros at the Autohome Practice Facility at Whitewater
  • Can-Op Official Pro-am
    • Morning Tee Times – 6:45am start
    • Afternoon Tee Times – 12 noon start
  • Bobby Orr at Whitewater
  • Interactive activities (Snag Golf)
    • Time: 10:00am to 6:00pm
    • Location: Whitewater
  • Million Dollar Shootout Qualifying
    • Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
    • Location: Autohome Practice Facility Whitewater

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15th, 2015

  • MacKenzie TOUR Pro Practice Rounds
    • Time: All day starting at 7:00am
    • Location: Whitewater
  • MacKenzie TOUR Pros at the Practice Facility
    • Location: Whitewater
  • RBC Executive Women’s Day Presented by Pandora
    • Time: 11:30am – 6:00pm
    • Location: Whitewater
  • Million Dollar Shootout Qualifying
    • Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
    • Location: Autohome Practice Facility Whitewater

THURSDAY, JULY 16th, 2015

  • First Round
    • Time: Starts at 7:00am
    • Location: Whitewater
  • Interactive Activities (Hockey Hall of Fame & Snag Golf)
    • Time: 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Hockey Hall of Fame Exhibits (Inside the Clubhouse)
  • Million Dollar Shootout Qualifying
    • Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
    • Location: Autohome Practice Facility Whitewater
  • Entertainment on 18th Green
    • Time: Following completion of Golf
  • Night at the Ball Park (with TOUR Pros) Thunder Bay Bay Border Cats
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Location: Tbaytel Park

FRIDAY, JULY 17th, 2015

  • Second Round
    • Time: Starts at at 7:00am
    • Location: Whitewater
  • Interactive Activities (Hockey Hall of Fame & Snag Golf)
    • Time: 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Hockey Hall of Fame Exhibits (Inside the Clubhouse)
  • F1 Formula Race Car on Display
  • Million Dollar Shootout Qualifying
    • Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
    • Location: Autohome Practice Facility Whitewater
  • Entertainment on 18th Green
    • Time: Following completion of Golf
  • Concert at Fort William Historical Park
    • Time: 5:00PM till Midnight

SATURDAY, JULY 18th, 2015

  • Third Round
    • Time: Starts at 8:00am
    • Location: Whitewater
  • Interactive Activities (Hockey Hall of Fame & Snag Golf)
    • Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Hockey Hall of Fame Exhibits (Inside the Clubhouse)
  • Million Dollar Shootout
    • Time: Following completion of Golf
    • Location: 18th green Whitewater
  • Entertainment on 18th Green
    • Time: Following completion of Million Dollar Shootout
  • Concert at Fort William Historical Park
    • Time: 5:00PM till Midnight

SUNDAY, JULY 19th, 2015

  • Final Round
    • Time: Starts at 8:00am
    • Location: Whitewater
  • Interactive Activities (Hockey Hall of Fame & Snag Golf)
    • Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Hockey Hall of Fame Exhibits (Inside the Clubhouse)
  • Trophy Presentation and Closing Ceremonies
    • Time: 5:30pm
    • Location: Whitewater

A full schedule and detailed information is available on the website staalopen.ca.

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