PGA Of Canada, RBC Extend Partnership
PGA of Canada and RBC Extend Partnership
RBC continues as presenting sponsor of the PGA of Canada Player Rankings system
and the Official Bank of the Association
[ACTON, ONT.]—The PGA of Canada is pleased to announce that it has extended its partnership with RBC to remain the Official Bank of the Association. RBC also continues as the presenting sponsor of the PGA of Canada Player Rankings system.
“The PGA of Canada is absolutely thrilled to extend our partnership with RBC,” says PGA of Canada CEO, Gary Bernard. “RBC continues to be a tremendous supporter of the game of golf and of the highly successful PGA of Canada Player Rankings.”
Since first being officially released in March 2011, the PGA of Canada Player Rankings presented by RBC—which are based on a three-year rotation—have gained notoriety amongst PGA of Canada members, as well as others in the Canadian golf landscape. The No.1-ranked player at the conclusion of the PGA Championship of Canada sponsored by Mr. Lube and presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf earns an exemption into the RBC Canadian Open. The full breakdown of points within the various categories is available on the PGA of Canada website.
”As PGA of Canada Professionals, we spend the bulk of our time each day trying to make the game more enjoyable for the average golfer, but we still play the game at a very high level ourselves,” says PGA of Canada President, Gregg Schubert. “The rankings have given us a fantastic reason to keep our games sharp and see where we stand among the Association.”
Another element of the partnership will include the exclusive Learn & Earn VIP events which bring RBC invited guests and clients to some of the best golf facilities in the country where they enjoy a clinic, private lessons and on-course instruction from PGA of Canada Professionals.
“RBC is proud to sponsor the PGA of Canada,” says Andy Shibata, Head of Brand Marketing for RBC. “As the Official Bank of the Association, we are excited to support the formalized player rankings and provide the country’s best club professional each year with a coveted exemption into our National Open Championship—the RBC Canadian Open.”
PGA of Canada Members: The Lifeblood of golf—growing the game and culture of golf in Canada since 1911:
Established in 1911, the PGA of Canada is the second oldest and third largest professional golf association in the world. The PGA of Canada is a non-profit Association comprised of 3,800 golf professionals across the country. The Association’s mandate is to develop, promote and support our Members as experts in the game and business of golf and, in so doing, serve both its Members’ needs and those of the golfing public through the Association’s varied programs and events. The Association’s mission is to develop, promote and support members in living a better life and earning a better living. The PGA of Canada consists of the National Office located in Acton, Ont., and nine Zone Offices across the country.
RBC proudly supports golf around the world through high profile relationships with the PGA TOUR, the PGA of America, the PGA of Canada and Golf Canada. RBC is the Official Banking and Financial Services partner of touring professionals Luke Donald, Jim Furyk, Ernie Els, Matt Kuchar, Mike Weir, Stephen Ames, Fred Couples, Hunter Mahan and Morgan Pressel. As the Official Bank of the PGA of America and title sponsor of both the RBC Heritage and the RBC Canadian Open, RBC also supports emerging Canadian golfers through Golf Canada’s grassroots developmental programming, their Canadian Amateur Golf Championships and high performance national team. Outside of golf, RBC sponsors amateur sport, from grassroots to national sport associations. RBC is one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies and among the largest banks in the world, as measured by market capitalization.