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Living in the lower mainland of British Columbia has its privileges, one of which is the ability to golf year round, rather than seasonal in other parts of Canada.

We are fortunate to take in the action at various events hosted by The MacKenzie Tour, all of which are first class events that have an enormous number of exceptional individuals who volunteer their time to make the event successful.

We received this from The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada regarding their earlier announcement that the Mackenzie Tour players voted the Bayview Place DCBank Open as the 2019 Tournament of the Year. 

The inaugural award was held November 20 during the PGA TOUR’s annual Tournament Meetings in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

The Players Choice award is voted on exclusively by Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada members only which included the following criteria which include personal experience, tournament volunteers, hospitality, community support and attendance and the golf course and other considerations.

Mackenzie Tour Vice President Scott Pritchard.“We would like to congratulate the members of the board of the Victoria Open Golf Society for all of their hard work. They are very deserving of this award, and we are happy to award it for the first time.” 

He continued “The Bayview Place DCBank Open has made a conscious effort to improve its event year in and year out, and no better indicator of that is its charitable contributions over the last number of years. This year, the event contributed just under $200,000 for the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. It’s a hallmark of this tournament to align itself with worthwhile charities.”

The Bayview Place DCBank Open is one of the Mackenzie Tour’s longest-running events, a tournament led by a diverse group of community leaders in Victoria, British Columbia. 

Murray Thomas, the long-term Tournament Director and member of the Victoria Open Golf Society board, accepted the award on the tournament’s behalf.

Hosted at Uplands Golf Club since 2013, Mackenzie Tour players annually give positive feedback about the golf course conditions, especially the greens, which are known as some of the best-maintained on the Mackenzie Tour.

Thomas mentioned “We constantly strive to pull off the best event on the Mackenzie Tour, and we are extremely proud to be honored by the Mackenzie Tour players and I look forward to sharing this wonderful news with all of our tournament sponsors, partners and volunteers as we could not have done it without them.”

The Bayview Place DCBank Open was one of 12 events on the 2019 Mackenzie Tour. 

Earlier this year, New Caledonia’s Paul Barjon won the tournament. He went on to win the Order of Merit and earn Player of the Year honours and has since advanced as a member of the 2020 Korn Ferry Tour.

The Mackenzie Tour will embark on its eighth season in 2020. It will announce its regular season schedule in the coming months. 

Special ‘Thanks” to The MacKenzie Tour for the press release and we wish them continued success for all future events.

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