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Tap-In News: Riverside GM $1M hole-in-one shootout set for Sunnidell

Sunnidell Golf and Learning Centre hosts the Riverside GM $1M Hole-in-One Challenge in June.
Sunnidell Golf and Learning Centre

The Riverside GM $1M Hole-in-One Challenge will be held at Sunnidell Golf and Learning Centre from June 23-29 in support of the St. John Ambulance - Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Caring for Our Community Capital Campaign.

Seven golfers each day from June 23-28 will qualify for the semifinals on June 29.

From those 42 players, seven will be given one ball each to try and make a hole-in-one for $1M that will be divided in half - $500,000 for the successful golfer and $500,000 for the Caring for Our Community Capital Campaign.

For more details, call 613.803.5260 or e-mail david.dargie@bell.net.

Great Waterway Classic qualifier

The Great Waterway Classic reserves 10 spots in the tournament for open qualifiers.

This year’s open qualifier takes place Aug. 18 at Bay of Quinte Golf and Country Club in Quinte West, ON.

The event is available to professionals and amateurs. Amateurs must have a handicap index of 2.0 or less.

Successful qualifiers will have their entry fee applied as a credit toward their entry fee for The Great Waterway Classic. The entry fee is $350 plus HST and the deadline for non-members is 5 p.m. on Aug. 13.

The Great Waterway Classic – the ninth event on this year’s PGA Tour Canada schedule – goes from Aug. 18-24 at Loyalist Golf and Country Club in Bath, ON, just outside of Kingston.

For more details, contact tournament director Brad Parkins at 1.877.508.1069, ex. 221 or e-mail brad.parkins@cjga.com.

Earl Fritz enters Ontario Golf Hall of Fame

Earl Fritz, executive director and founder of the Canadian Junior Golf Association, is one of four new members of the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame.

Establishing the CJGA in 1993, Fritz has been a driving force toward the development of golf in Canada.

He has a passion for Canadian amateur sport and that passion allowed him to build the CJGA as an internationally recognized organization that is the leader of junior golf development in Canada.

Joining Fritz in the induction ceremony were John Hendrick, Bob Weeks and Dorothy Campbell Hurd Howe.