Pro-golf event tees off

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The first professional golf tour event ever to hit the Okanagan officially kicks off later today.

Opening ceremonies for the GolfBC Championship will be held at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club later this afternoon. Following the opening festivities, four pros from the MacKenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada will team up with four current and former NHL players in a five-hole charity skins game.

Wade Redden, Todd Simpson, Deven Dubnyk and Chuck Kobasew will represent the NHL. A total of $10,000 will be available for charity. The 156-player field will tee it up in the four-day, 72-hole event Thursday in two waves at 7:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The field will be cut to the low 60 and ties following Friday’s second round. A total prize purse of $175,000 is up for grabs with $31,500 going to the winner.

Wednesday’s opening ceremonies will take place at the first tee box at 2:30 p.m.

Wayne Moore – Castanet Online – Jun 8, 2016 / 9:44 am