PGA Tour Canada is currently holding its final qualifying school at Crown Isle in Courtenay, B.C., and while that’s going on, we’re gearing up here at Point Grey for the first event of the season, the new PC Financial Open, which begins at the end of this month.
Hopefully, we can get some great weather and get the course firm and fast for them to give them a good test.
I’m looking forward to it.
I worked at Mayfair Lakes when it hosted what was a Canadian Tour event and I’ll be interested to see how it’s changed and how everything is organized now that the PGA Tour is involved. It should be a good education and I’m looking forward to the experience.
We changed the aeration date, about one to two weeks earlier than normal to try and get the course in great shape by the end of May. We also put up some new range netting.
PGA Tour Canada has had a few site inspections and they’ve had a few things that they’ve talked to the superintendent about and as we get closer to the date, we’ll be thinking about rough height and green speed.
The first concern, however, was making sure the course was in great shape and ready for the challenge. As the event gets closer, obviously there will be some frazzled nerves, but it should be fun.
The membership is really on board with it and so is the staff. The golf course is a wonderful piece of property and it will shine for such an event. We’re starting to hear more of a presence on radio, too.
As the date gets closer, it will likely get more frantic and stressed around here, but the experience will be a good one.