Seaforth Country Classic
The Seaforth Country Classic professional golf tournament continues to provide excitement for golfers and fans across southwestern Ontario and beyond.
The 2019 event highlighted the skills of both male and female professionals, as well as elite amateurs. The tournament, held at the Seaforth Golf Course, is a popular stop for golf pros planning their competitive season.
After the 2020 cancellation of most sporting events, the organizing committee is happy to once again be working with the Great Lakes Tour and hosting a modified version of the Classic. This year there will be the fun and friendly Pro-Am on Thursday, July 29, when regular golfers get to team up with pros, play 18 holes of golf and enjoy lunch and dinner together.
The following day, Friday July 30, there will be an 18-hole competition for the $2,000 first place cheque and the Country Classic Trophy.
“We went with a one-day competition this year to minimize the need for host-housing or billeting overnight guests due to the ongoing pandemic concerns," advised Committee Chair Maureen Agar.
Agar went on to add that the event will continue to raise funds for the Tanner Steffler Foundation, at a time when many charities are struggling to hold fundraising activities.
The Country Classic has raised over $130,000 for local and area medical organizations since it began in 2008 as a full four-day Canadian Tour (now McKenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada) event with such well known players as Adam Hadwin, James Hahn and Nick Taylor in attendance. The tournament has reinvented itself by adding a female pro division, an amateur competition, opening the field to club professionals, and even hosting a Skins Game with former LPGA player Lorie Kane.
Although border restrictions may prevent some players from attending the 2021 event, the field will have many skilled players from the Great Lakes Tour, as well as local professional Robyn Doig competing in the women’s pro division.
Admission and parking are complimentary but a donation to the Tanner Steffler Foundation upon entry is appreciated. Enter the Thursday Pro Am by calling 519-522-0985 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit seaforthcountryclassic.com for details. 42990 Front Rd., Seaforth.