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NATIONAL FINAL UPDATE

The team at the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company is hard at work to deliver another year of exciting golf events across the country.

Our plan is still to provide the golf trip of a lifetime to Cabot Cape Breton for teams that qualify beyond the first two stages of the competition, however, there is a possibility that this could be impacted by ongoing COVID-19 developments. With the safety and well being of participants guiding our decision-making process, we wanted to provide players with a transparent plan should the National Final be impacted in any way. 

Plan A: The National Final goes ahead as planned at Cabot Cape Breton, Oct. 4-6, 2020.

Plan B: The National Final goes ahead but with a reduced field to accommodate provincial restrictions on group gatherings.

Plan C: If we are unable to host the National Final at Cabot Cape Breton due to COVID-19 restrictions, players can anticipate an enhanced Regional Final experience, which would include:

  • A variety of gifting and prizes from new sponsors Titleist & FootJoy
  • A set of Titleist irons for each person on the winning team at every Regional Final

Should we have to resort to Plan C, one overall winning team would be determined by comparing score differentials across each Regional Final, with the champions taking home:

  • A full set of Titleist clubs and bag for each player (total approx. value $8,000)
  • 2021 RBC Canadian Open VIP Experience (total approx. value $4,000)

Please note: A decision as to whether the National Final will proceed as planned will be announced no later than the first week of August. Backup plans are subject to change. 

We appreciate your ongoing understanding and flexibility as we navigate the 'new normal' together. While things may look a little different this year, we are excited to provide a platform for camaraderie, competition and fun!

To find a local qualifier in your area, CLICK HERE.

Questions?
Contact Brittany Mullin
Manager, RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company
E: brittany@pgaofcanada.com
T: 519-853-5450 ext. 222


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE RBC PGA SCRAMBLE PRESENTED BY THE LINCOLN MOTOR COMPANY

After months of anticipation, the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company is pleased to announce that registration is officially open!

While golf may look a little different in 2020, our team, sponsors and host venues remain committed to providing an exciting, safe platform for golf-lovers across Canada. Your continued understanding and flexibility are much appreciated as we navigate these ever-evolving changes together.

Please note the following important updates for the upcoming season:

REGISTRATION 

  • Registration is now open for all provinces except Nova Scotia, who is yet to announce a reopening date for golf courses;
  • In support of Canadian healthcare workers fighting COVID-19, we have added a charitable donation option to The Frontline Fund within the registration form. 100% of the money raised will go toward this charity.

LOCAL QUALIFIERS - BEGIN IN JUNE

  • There are over 115 registered clubs eagerly awaiting to host golfers from coast-to-coast. To view qualifiers in your area, click here.
  • For the foreseeable future, all local qualifiers will be conducted as tee-time events and played as foursomes to avoid group gatherings;
  • Our foremost priority continues to be the health and safety of players and staff. New rules, policies and procedures to accommodate physical distancing will be shared shortly;
  • There will be limited signage at local qualifying events to minimize touchpoints for host venues;

REGIONAL FINALS

  • To see the full list of Regional Final venues, click here.

NATIONAL FINAL

  • Our plan is to still provide the golf trip of a lifetime to Cabot Cape Breton for teams that qualify beyond the first two stages of the competition;
  • Should ongoing COVID-19 developments impact this in any way, we will do everything possible to provide the experience participants have come to expect of the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company. This may mean fewer teams at the National Final or an enhanced experience at the Regional Finals. We will continue to follow directions from public health authorities and provide more information in the coming weeks.

Here's to a great, albeit different, golf season ahead!

Click HERE to register.


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As of 2020, participants in the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company will have an opportunity to support frontline worker initiatives across the country. When registering for any Local Qualifier, there will be an option to include a donation for The Frontline Fund.Read more


RBC PGA SCRAMBLE: COVID-19 UPDATE

The RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor has been carefully monitoring government health recommendations amid the growing concern of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Our foremost priority is ensuring the safety and well-being of members and participants.

We are working diligently with our partners, PGA of Canada professionals, and golf facilities across the country to develop a sensible plan, and we remain optimistic that the program will continue with a few minor adjustments to the overall schedule.

Please note the following changes:

COURSE REGISTRATION

Given the uncertainty courses are facing around opening, we have extended the course registration deadline to April 27.

Courses looking to register can do so here.

PLAYER REGISTRATION

Originally slated to open April 1, player registration has been postponed to May 1.

LOCAL QUALIFIERS

Local qualifiers will commence as of June 1.

Clubs scheduled to host local qualifying events in April and May have been contacted and asked to reschedule for later in the season.

Please visit www.rbcpgascramble.com/local-qualifiers/ to view the latest schedule of events.

REGIONAL FINALS

No changes at this time.

NATIONAL FINAL

No changes at this time.


For the past five years, the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company has proudly provided a platform for thousands of golfers from coast-to-coast to unite over a shared passion for the game.

We assure you that we remain committed to delivering another remarkable year of fun-filled golf events across Canada.

Our team will continue to follow COVID-19 developments and provide regular updates as necessary.

We wish you nothing but good health during these difficult times.

Questions? Please contact:

Brittany Mullin
Operations Manager, RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company
E: brittany@pgaofcanada.com
T: 519-853-5450 ext. 222


CABOT LINKS TO HOST 2020 NATIONAL FINAL OF THE RBC PGA SCRAMBLE PRESENTED BY THE LINCOLN MOTOR COMPANY

The country’s most prestigious golf destination, Cabot Links, will play host – for the fourth year in a row – to the National Final of the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company, October 4–6, 2020.

“The experience at Cabot Links over the past three years has been nothing short of first-class for participants,” said Mark Patterson, president of the PGA of Canada. “We are ecstatic to provide the opportunity for amateurs and PGA of Canada professionals across the country to embark on the golf journey of a lifetime to Cabot Links once again.”

In 2019, the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company saw thousands of golfers of all abilities compete at over 150 events nationwide, with hopes of ultimately advancing to the 54-hole national championship at Cabot Links. Played as a 5-person Ambrose scramble, the National Final provides amateurs and accompanying PGA of Canada professionals the pinnacle golfing experience, with two rounds played at Cabot Links and one at Cabot Cliffs. Additional gifting, activations and experiences provided by sponsors round out an already spectacular national event.

“Cabot Links is thrilled to welcome back the RBC PGA Scramble National Final presented by The Lincoln Motor Company,” said Andrew Alkenbrack, the resort's general manager. “Every year, we look forward to seeing the pure joy on player’s faces as they step off the bus. It reminds us of how truly special this place is and what a great event this is for golf in Canada. We are thrilled to be a part of it.”

In 2018, Cabot Cliffs and Cabot Links ranked No. 1 and No. 4, respectively, in SCOREGolf’s Top 100 Golf Courses in Canada and No. 9 and No. 43 in the World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses by Golf Digest.

“For anyone who has previously been to Cabot Links, things around here will look a little different next year,” said Alkenbrack. “We are working on a new clubhouse, a 10-hole par 3 course and a few more surprises.”

Our incredible list of 2020 Regional Final venues will be announced at the end of this month. Player registration is slated to open April 2020.

To learn more about the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company, visit www.rbcpgascramble.com and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


THE CARMAN CLOSES IT OUT AT CABOT LINKS

A year removed from finishing dead last in a local qualifying event in Manitoba, the team from The Carman Golf and Curling Club is now the best in the country, winning the 2019 RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company National Final.

“Honestly, we’re probably about as surprised as anyone,” said the team from Carman about the national championship Tuesday at Cabot Links. “We came here this week with literally zero expectations. Our goal was to embrace the Cabot Links experience and we just happened to play really well, too.

At 59.4-under-par through three rounds (two at Cabot Links and one at Cabot Cliffs), they certainly played well. The four amateurs—Jared Aubin, Josh McCharles, Brett Maloney and Bobby McNair—and PGA of Canada professional Dean North dominated the championship from start to finish, winning by an astounding 6.9 shots over the second place team from The Landings of Kingston, Ont.

Ottawa’s Rideau View Golf and Country Club rounded out the top three with a cumulative net-score of -51.4.

For the full final RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company leaderboard, CLICK HERE.

Taking place Oct 6-8 at the world-renowned Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs, the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company National Final sees 21 teams—comprised of four amateur golfers and one PGA of Canada professional—playing in a 54-hole national championship.

“Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs are without a doubt the most amazing two-golf course experience in Canada, if not the entire world,” Carman said about the week’s host venues. “And it’s not just the golf courses that are amazing this week, either,” they admitted, adding, “we’ve been treated like tour players from the second we got here. There’s not enough we can say about how great having RBC, The Lincoln Motor Company and The Glenlivet as partners in this championship.”

Cabot Cliffs ranked No. 1, while Cabot Links ranked No. 4 on SCOREGolf’s 2018 Best Golf Courses in Canada list. Cabot Cliffs also debuted 19th on the World’s Top 100 Courses list by Golf Digest.

“We here at Cabot were thrilled to host the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company National Final,” said Cabot Links’ General Manager Andrew Alkenbrack. “I feel our team put on a fantastic show over the past number of days for all of the amateurs and PGA of Canada professionals from around the country. I know our team will have incredible memories of this experience and I do hope that our guests for this very special event will feel the same.”

Located in Inverness, N.S., Cabot Links is Canada’s first and only authentic links golf resort. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the picturesque town of Inverness, the Cabot Links course represents a dramatic departure from the typical golf excursion. With six holes playing directly alongside the water and every hole offers an ocean view, Cabot Links is where traditional links-land golf comes to life against the spectacular Nova Scotia landscape.

The Cabot Cliffs course, designed by the decorated team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, is the newest addition to Cabot. Exquisitely carved out of the breathtaking Cape Breton landscape, with postcard-worthy panoramas vying for your attention and every hole calling out to the sea, it is links-land golf at its best.

The RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company National Final promises to be a golf trip of a lifetime and includes numerous receptions, an authentic east coast kitchen party, hole-in-one shootout, glow-in-dark golf, unique scotch tastings, prizing, meals, activations and much more.

Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member and golf media personality Bob Weeks will be on-site during championship week as an honorary starter for the final round at Cabot Links, as well as host emcee for the championship's closing ceremonies. PGA TOUR player Ben Silverman will also be on hand at Cabot, adding to the overall atmosphere and experience of the event.

Those not playing in the RBC PGA Scramble of Canada presented by the Lincoln Motor Company National Final can relive all the action throughout the week at Cabot Links through social media. Watch on Facebook Live with multiple live streams—which include player interviews, behind-the-scene looks, drone flyovers and closing ceremonies, and more. Follow along on Twitter and Instagram as well for great social content.

To learn more about the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company, CLICK HERE


RBC PGA SCRAMBLE PRESENTED BY THE LINCOLN MOTOR COMPANY LOCAL QUALIFIERS PLAYER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company Local Qualifiers Player Registration is NOW OPEN!

With more than 150 Local Qualifiers across the country, you're bound to find a venue (or a couple) to tee it up at.

SIGN UP TODAY BY CLICKING HERE

Local Qualifiers provide an opportunity for you and three friends to play a fun round of golf at your club or a course that you have wanted to play but never had the chance, all in an attempt to progress through the stages to the extravagant RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company National Final at Cabot Links this October.

For more information about the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company of Canada, please contact Brittany Mullin at brittany@pgaofcanada.com

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RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company Announces Regional Finals Host Venues

Some of Canada’s top venues have been secured as host sites for
RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company Regional Finals in
2019.

From coast-to-coast, these facilities include:

  • Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. Banff, Alta. August 11. ​
  • Royal Ottawa Golf Club. Gatineau, Que. August 26. 
  • Coppinwood Golf Club. Goodwood, Ont. August 26.
  • Brantford Golf and Country Club. Brantford, Ont. August 27. 
  • The Links at Crowbush Cove. Lakeside, P.E.I. September 2.
  • Elmhurst Golf and Country Club. Winnipeg. September 4. 
  • Royal Regina Golf Club. Regina. September 9. 
  • Nicklaus North Golf Club. Whistler, B.C. September 9.
  • Wildfire Golf Club. Lakefield, Ont., September 9.

“The venues we’ve
secured as RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company Regional
Final hosts in 2019 are truly impressive,” said PGA of Canada president Mark
Patterson. “Participants who make it through the local stage will enjoy an
amazing golf experience at a first-class facility in his or her region and a
glimpse into what the national final is like as well.”

The regional final in the B.C. east area will be announced shortly.

As one of the largest amateur golf competitions in Canada, the 2019 edition of
the RBC PGA Scramble of Canada looks to see continued growth, with estimates
that more than 10,000 golfers from across the country will participate in the
series of local and regional events this summer.

The RBC PGA Scramble of Canada saw nearly 9,000 golfers from across the country
participate in 2018— an increase of more than 60 per cent from the previous
year.

The RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company Regional Finals
will feature numerous activities to enhance the event. In addition to playing
one of Canada’s best golf courses, participants will be treated to enhanced
gifting, interactive activations from RBC, The Lincoln Motor Company and The
Glenlivet on-course contesting and a post-round dining event where the regional
final champions will be crowned.

For more information about the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor
Company, visit www.rbcpgascramble.com


THE GLENLIVET BECOMES SUPPORTING PARTNER OF RBC PGA SCRAMBLE PRESENTED BY THE LINCOLN MOTOR COMPANY

The RBC PGA Scramble of Canada presented by The Lincoln Motor Company has landed a new supporting partner.
 
The Glenlivet has come aboard as proud supporting partner of Canada’s most talked about amateur national series of golf events. Canada’s best-selling Single Malt Scotch Whisky will sponsor the newly created WildCard promotion where one team will win a chance to compete in the National Final of the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company at Cabot Links in October.
 
“We are so excited and proud to have The Glenlivet become the newest partner of the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company,” said PGA of Canada CEO Kevin Thistle. “The introduction of the WildCard promotion will add another element of excitement in 2019 to this growing series of amateur golf events across Canada.”The RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company saw nearly 9,000 golfers from across the country participating in the series of events in 2018. The 20 teams participating at Cabot Links—which are comprised of four amateurs and a PGA of Canada professional—all made it through local and regional qualifying events.

The 2019 edition of RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company looks to see more than 10,000 golfers from across the country participate in the series of local and regional events this summer.

"We are excited to partner with the RBC Scramble as it allows us to support the growth of amateur golf in Canada at a grassroots level with The Glenlivet,” says Bryan Lin, Scotch Whisky Brand Manager, Corby Spirit and Wine. “The Glenlivet is the ultimate Single Malt Scotch whisky that was distilled for pleasure since 1824. We are committed to delivering an engaging experience that can be shared by all participating golfers with multiple onsite activations and digital touchpoints.”

The RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company National Final at Cabot Links takes place Oct. 5-9. For those golfers who qualify, the national final promises to be the golf trip of a lifetime. The 54-hole championship at one of Canada’s premier golf venues will be part of a larger festival of special events, which includes prizing, activations and a chance to interact with celebrities.

For more information about the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company, please visit rbcpgascramble.com.


RBC PGA SCRAMBLE RETURNS TO CABOT LINKS FOR A THIRD TOUR

The world-renowned Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs Golf Course will host the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company National Final for the third consecutive year in 2019.

From October 5-9, golfers from coast-to-coast will be treated to a legendary golf experience for the scramble’s National Final.

“In 2017 and 2018, the RBC PGA Scramble of Canada presented by The Lincoln Motor Company National Final hosted at Cabot Links was a huge success, with participants from all over Canada enjoying the golf trip-of-a-lifetime,” said PGA of Canada President Mark Patterson. “This year we’re thrilled to share the world-class experience of Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs with even more Canadian golfers.”

In 2019, the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company National Final will once again feature 20 teams—comprised of four amateurs and one PGA of Canada professional—playing in a 54-hole Ambrose-style format.

“We’re thrilled that the RBC PGA Scramble is returning to the East Coast at Cabot Links,” said Shannon Cole, Senior Director, Brand Marketing, RBC. “It truly is one of the best-golfing gems in Canada. This tournament is an opportunity for golf enthusiasts from across the country to experience a world-class PGA TOUR-style event, right here at home.”

Located in Inverness, Nova Scotia Cabot Links is Canada’s first and only authentic links golf resort. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the picturesque town of Inverness, the Cabot Links course represents a dramatic departure from the typical golf excursion.

With six holes playing directly alongside the water and every hole offering an ocean view, Cabot Links is where traditional links-land golf comes to life against the spectacular Nova Scotia landscape.

The Cabot Cliffs course, designed by the decorated team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, is the newest addition to Cabot. Exquisitely carved out of the breathtaking Cape Breton landscape, with postcard-worthy panoramas vying for your attention and every hole calling out to the sea, it is links-land golf at its best.

The two courses ranked No. 1 and No. 4 respectively Cabot Cliffs ranked No. 1, while Cabot Links ranked No. 4 on SCOREGolf’s 2018 Best Golf Courses in Canada list. Cabot Cliffs also debuted 19th on the World’s Top 100 Courses list by Golf Digest.

“We are thrilled to be able to host the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company again in 2019 here at Cabot,” said Andrew Alkenbrack, General Manager of Cabot Links. “Our team thoroughly enjoyed the week, and the fact that the sponsors and competitors liked it enough to make a return visit is the highest compliment. We are really looking forward to welcoming the winning teams from across the country again next year.”

The RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company National Final is as much about the off-course activities as the on-course. In addition to the three rounds of golf, participants will be treated to a number of special events, prizes, meals, activations and much more.

In 2018, Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member and golf media personality Bob Weeks was on site during championship week to handle emcee duties at the opening ceremonies and to act as honorary starter for the first round at Cabot Links. Canadian sports telecaster Daren Millard was also in attendance as honorary starter for the final round and as emcee for the championship’s final ceremonies.

In addition to the opening ceremonies, participants in the national final were also treated to two RBC dinners at the Panorama restaurant, as well as two receptions by The Lincoln Motor Company and a closing ceremonies event.

The 2018 RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company National Final was won by the narrowest of margins. Fox Meadow Golf Course in Stratford, P.E.I., finished the 54-hole national championship at the world-famous Cabot Links with a score of 53-under-par, a mere 0.1 better than the team from Ontario’s Whistle Bear Golf Club.

“What an absolutely amazing experience this entire week has been,” said the Fox Meadow team. “Obviously winning the national championship is very special, but the experience has been much more than that for us—it’s been a journey that we will remember for the rest of our lives.”

The RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company saw nearly 9,000 golfers from across the country participate in the series of events in 2018. The 20 teams participating at Cabot Links—which are comprised of four amateurs and a PGA of Canada professional—all made it through local and regional qualifying events.

The 2019 edition of RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company looks to see more than 10,000 golfers from across the country participate in the series of local and regional events next summer.

For more information about the RBC PGA Scramble of Canada presented by The Lincoln Motor Company, please visit rbcpgascramble.com.