FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 15, 2015
[ACTON, ONT.]—The PGA of Canada is proud to announce a partnership extension with one of its key partners, Mr. Lube Canada.
The agreement sees Mr. Lube Canada remain title sponsor of the PGA Championship of Canada and the PGA Senior’s Championship of Canada thru 2018.
“We really couldn't be happier to continue our strong relationship with an incredible partner like Mr. Lube Canada. The company has played an integral role in the support of the PGA of Canada and its members since 2011,” said PGA of Canada CEO Gary Bernard. “We are proud to be partners with Mr. Lube and look forward to building on the successful events we have created with them over the next number of years.”
The Mr. Lube Tournament for Life Pro-Am, an annual series of events taking place in Toronto and Calgary supporting Prostate Cancer Canada, also remains a key component of the partnership. Wyndance Golf Club in Uxbridge, Ont., once again hosts the Toronto-based Pro-Am on June 22nd. The venue for the Calgary-based Pro-Am will be announced in the coming weeks. Visit www.tournamentforlife.com for more information on both.
“Mr. Lube is strongly committed to helping advance the work of Prostate Cancer Canada and our partnership with the PGA of Canada creates two perfect golfing events to raise funds and help support this important initiative,” said Stuart Suls, Mr. Lube Canada President & CEO. “We are very pleased and excited to continue our successful partnership with the PGA and to continue to support Prostate Cancer Canada.”
As has been the case since the championship was re-launched in 2011, the PGA Championship of Canada sponsored by Mr. Lube and presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf is contested as a match play event featuring the top 64 players from the PGA of Canada Player Rankings presented by RBC.
The PGA Championship of Canada was first played in 1912, making it one of the oldest professional golf championships in the entire world. A storied list of past champions included: Moe Norman, Al Balding, George Knudson, Dan Halldorson, Dave Barr, Bob Panasik, Stan Leonard, Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Lanny Wadkins, Ray Floyd and Steve Stricker.
Montreal’s Dave Levesque, the PGA of Canada’s No. 2-ranked player, won this year’s PGA Championship of Canada sponsored by Mr. Lube & presented by TaylorMade-adidas at Wyndance Golf Club in Uxbridge, Ont., besting the association’s top ranked player Billy Walsh. Both players went on to represent the PGA of Canada at the 2014 RBC Canadian Open.
Remi Bouchard emerged victorious after besting Ken Tarling and Jean Laforce in a playoff at the Mr. Lube PGA Senior’s Championship presented by Adams at Beverly Golf & Country Club in Copetown., Ont.
For More Information:
Chief Business Officer
PGA of Canada
1.800.782.5764, EXT. 232
Director of Human Resources
Mr. Lube Canada
About the PGA of Canada—THE LIFEBLOOD OF THE GAME OF GOLF:
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 3,700 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 consists of the National Office located in Acton, Ont., and nine Zone Offices across the country.
About Mr. Lube Canada:
Mr. Lube is Canada's leading quick lube provider in the routine automotive maintenance sector. Mr. Lube was founded in 1976 by the Giese family in Edmonton, pioneering a category of automotive servicing that focused on convenience and no appointment necessary. With over 160 locations across the country, Mr. Lube is operated by a national network of franchisees. Mr. Lube maintains corporate offices in Richmond, BC and Mississauga, ON to support its national franchise network.