Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

January 26, 2005 11:38 ET

DAILY TICKETS ON SALE FOR 2005 BMO CANADIAN WOMENS OPEN

Volunteer opportunities still available for Canada's only LPGA Tour stop Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor HALIFAX--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 26, 2005) - The Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) announced today that daily tickets are now available for the 2005 BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open set for July 11-17 at Glen Arbour Golf Course in Halifax, N.S.

Due to an overwhelming response from the Atlantic market, the RCGA has launched its daily ticket sales campaign ahead of schedule. Previously only weekly passes, clubhouse packages and corporate hospitality products were available for the 2005 championship. With clubhouse badges nearly sold out, a strong response to corporate product and a course capacity limited to 20,000 spectators per day, Tournament Director Sean Van Kesteren is anticipating the event's first-ever complete sellout.

"We've had such a tremendous response to our advanced sale of corporate product that we decided to adjust the timing of our daily ticket campaign accordingly," said Van Kesteren, RCGA Director of Professional Women's Championships. "With the bulk of our corporate products sold out or close to selling out and excitement surrounding the event continuing to build, we are thrilled to offer Maritime golf fans an early opportunity to secure daily tickets see the stars of the LPGA Tour.'

The following are advanced prices (CDN) for daily and weekly tickets (prior to June 24, 2005):

Monday (Practice Rounds)-- Free
Tuesday (Practice Rounds / Family Day)-- $10
Tuesday (Family Pass)-- $15
Wednesday (Championship Pro-Am)-- $15
Thursday (First Round)-- $30
Friday (Second Round)-- $30
Saturday (Third Round)-- $40
Sunday (Final Round)-- $40
Anyday Ticket-- $40
Weekly Badge-- $95
10-Pack Anyday Tickets-- $350

Tickets can be ordered through the ticket office at 1-866-571-LPGA or online through the Royal Canadian Golf Association website at www.rcga.org or the BMO Golf website at www.bmogolf.com.

Volunteer Opportunities
The RCGA and Glen Arbour officials have also announced that several volunteer committees are still accepting applications for golf fans looking to be a part of the 2005 BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open. Over 800 volunteers have already signed up to be a part of the event with officials looking to recruit another 400 before the July 11-17 championship. Anyone looking for more information on volunteer opportunities can contact Kristin Bishop at (902) 832-2920 or kbishop@annapolisgroup.ca or visit www.rcga.org to download an application or apply on-line.

Corporate Product and Hospitality
Corporate products for the event include 9th Green Champions Tables, 18th Fairway Skyboxes, 17th Green Skyboxes, and Clubhouse Lounge packages. Skyboxes are strategically located overlooking the 18th & 17th holes to provide the ultimate level of viewing and entertainment value. 9th Green Champions Tables allow you to entertain eight guests per day, while a Skybox permits hosting on a grander scale, with capacity for 30 guests per day. Remaining Skyboxes and 9th Green Champions Tables may be ordered by contacting James Laidlaw at 1-800-263-0009 x 370.

About BMO's Involvement with Golf
In addition to being the proud title sponsor of the Canadian Women's Tour and the Canadian Women's Open, the only Canadian stop on the LPGA Tour, BMO Financial Group is also the title sponsor of Future Links, a national development program for junior golfers. The program is designed to make the game more accessible for young golfers aged 5 to 18. For more information please visit www.bmogolf.com.

About the Royal Canadian Golf Association
The Royal Canadian Golf Association is the governing body of golf in Canada, representing close to 400,000 members nationwide. In addition to providing core services such as the Rules of Golf, handicapping, support of turfgrass and environmental research, and BMO Financial Group Future Links, Canada`s national junior golf program, the RCGA also conducts Canada`s most prestigious golf championships. The Bell Canadian Open and BMO Financial Group Canadian Women`s Open attract the best professional golfers in the world, while six regional junior championships, 10 national amateur championships and the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women`s Tour showcase the best of Canadian golf. For more information please visit www.rcga.org.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Dan Pino
Senior Communications Coordinator
Phone: 905-849-9700 ext. 406
Cell: 416-434-5525
E-mail: dpino@rcga.org
IN: SPORTS

Contact Information

  • Dan Pino, Senior Communications Coordinator, Royal Canadian Golf Association
    Primary Phone: 905-849-9700 ext. 406
    Secondary Phone: 416-434-5525
    Toll-Free: 800-263-0009
    E-mail: dpino@rcga.org