Although all eyes in golf were on the Open Championship at Hoylake last week, for many Canadians, next week is a major, too.
The RBC Canadian Open returns to Royal Montreal for the first time since 2001 (it hosted the 2008 President’s Cup as well) on an anniversary of sorts. It hosted the first Canadian Open championship in 1904, and, this year marks 60 years since a Canadian last won the national title. Pat Fletcher, who was formerly the golf director at Royal Montreal, captured the title in 1954.
But enough about the past. If you’re attending the Canadian Open, here’s what you need to know.
- Children 17-and-under get in FREE (all week) when accompanied by a paying adult
- RBC Avion Putting Challenge – If you have an RBC Avion credit card, you get access to the Avion VIP lounge off no.16 and get front-of-the-line access to the putting challenge
- RBC Fan Experience – a chance to take home a customized issue of Golf Canada Magazine with YOU on the cover. You can participate in a digital trivia challenge to win a signed Team RBC golf bag
- Global Montreal Anchor Experience – Experience what it’s like to be behind the Global Montreal news desk and “interview” Graham DeLaet
- On the Red Course (the pros are playing the Blue Course) Taylormade-adidas have set up a full driving range for patrons to test out Taylormade and Adams equipment while rocking the latest adidas gear.
- BMW hole-in-one challenge – Adjacent to the 13th hole, shoot for a chance to win a BMW M235i
- FAMILY DAY is July 26 (the Saturday)
- CN Future Links is putting on a tour, where young participants engage in a friendly, golf-based adventure and try out their putting, chipping and driving skills
- Get your picture taken with the RBC Canadian Open trophy AND the 1904 Olympic Golf trophy at the Golf Canada tent
Oh yeah, there’s a golf tournament on too. Tickets are on sale at: http://rbccanadianopen.com/