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Cabot Cape Breton Set for RBC PGA Scramble National Finals

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B.C.'s Team Talking Rock captures 2020 national title

Canada's greatest series of golf events came to close this week with Team Talking Rock from Chase, B.C., becoming the 2020 national champions.

As a result of the national final being cancelled due to COVID-19, finalists from coast-to-coast were competing for titles in their own region as well as the overall title, awarded to the team with the greatest score differential*.

The winning squad—Cole Bryant, Lee Bryant, Mike Hughston, Joe Saunders and PGA of Canada professional Nathan Grieve—from Talking Rock Golf Course sat atop the Canada-wide leaderboard with a score differential of -19.14 after their regional final win at Tower Ranch Golf Club on Aug. 18.

Their score proved to be strong enough to fend off winners from the subsequent nine regional finals, including runner-up Team Crimson Ridge from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., who finished just 0.91 back.

“To come out on top of almost 11,000 players is pretty incredible,” said Team Talking Rock's Cole Bryant. “We didn’t expect to win heading into our local qualifier but after playing well there, we sort of thought we found something as a team.”

And find ‘something,’ they certainly did.

Team Talking Rock's bogey-free round at Tower Ranch featured five eagles and twelve birdies en route to a net 23.7-under-par finish.

Winning groups from each regional final took home an online shopping credit with Titleist and FootJoy and a custom-leather keepsake from Lincoln and Dormie Workshop.

On top of their shopping spree prize, Team Talking Rock was awarded a VIP RBC Canadian Open experience including airfare, accommodations and tickets to next year’s PGA Tour event at St. George’s Golf & Country Club in Etobicoke, Ont.

A special Prairie category was also created this year in response to provincial health restrictions on fivesomes in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Team Deer Valley—Brendon Canaday, Devon Dicus, Darcy Rask and Dylan Smith—emerged as Prairie champions after firing a net 51.5 at Wascana Country Club as an all-amateur team.

The RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company saw record-breaking participation in 2020 despite a delayed start to the season. Nearly 11,000 players teed up at over 140 local qualifying events across Canada. Female participation, in particular, grew 73 per cent year-over-year following the creation of an all-female spot at each regional final.

Over 1,300 players enjoyed an enhanced regional final experience that featured more than $150,000 worth of prizes and gifts, hole-in-one contests for $10,000, special video messages from #TEAMRBC players, and more.

The program also raised $4,350 toward The Frontline Fund, which supports Canadian healthcare workers in the fight against COVID-19.

“We are amazed and humbled by the turnout,” said PGA of Canada CEO Kevin Thistle. "To provide golfers with a fun, competitive outlet during a year like this brings great joy to our team. None of it would have been possible without the support of our fantastic partners and participants, who made this season a success against all odds."

To view the final leaderboard, CLICK HERE.

*Score differentials were used to compare results across 11 regional finals and calculated using the following formula: (113 / course slope) x (net score - course rating). 

RBC PGA Scramble moves forward with alternative finale plans

Participants to enjoy an enhanced regional final experience featuring over $150,000 CAD worth of gifting and prizing

Acton, Ont. (August 13, 2020) - The RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company announced today the cancellation of its national final, originally scheduled from Oct. 4-6 at Cabot Cape Breton in Inverness, N.S.

The decision comes as a result of ongoing travel restrictions associated with the Atlantic bubble, the recent extension of Nova Scotia’s state of emergency and continued health concerns surrounding COVID-19 across the country.

The program announced its backup plans in June, committing to a decision on the national final’s fate prior to the start of regionals.

“The safety and well-being of everyone involved in the program continues to be our top priority,” said Mary DePaoli, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, RBC.  “In conjunction with our partners, we have made the decision to move forward with our alternative plans given the information available at this time. While we share in the disappointment of players, we are pleased to proceed with an enhanced and unique regional experience for all participants.”

As a result of the cancellation, the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company will move forward with enhanced regional events featuring over $150,000 CAD worth of gifting and prizing. These prizes come in addition to the complimentary Pro-level GOLFTV subscription included with all player registrations at the local level.

“We’ve been able to leverage the funds normally put toward the national final and work with our partners to create one of the all-time greatest prizing experiences available in Canada,” said Kevin Thistle, chief executive officer of the PGA of Canada.

For the first time, all regional finalists (approx. 1,100 players) will receive one dozen Pro V1s and a Titleist hat for advancing beyond the first stage of the competition.

Prizing at regionals will be awarded to the top three teams, with first-place groups winning a $1,500 CAD per person online shopping experience with Titleist and FootJoy and second and third-place teams receiving a Pro Shop gift certificate at their regional venue. The top two teams will also take home a custom leather keepsake thanks to a collaboration between Lincoln and Nova Scotia-based Dormie Workshop.

One overall winning team will be determined by comparing score differentials (using net scores and Course and Slope Ratings) across the 11 regional finals, with the national champions taking home a 2021 RBC Canadian Open VIP Package, which includes travel, accommodations and tickets to next year’s PGA TOUR event at St. George’s Golf & Country Club in Toronto, in addition to the $1,500 CAD per person shopping spree with Titleist and FootJoy.

A draw prize for two nights’ accommodation and two rounds of golf at Cabot Cape Breton will also be awarded to one lucky team.

The RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company saw record-breaking participation this season, with nearly 11,000 players taking part in 140 local qualifying events nationwide. Female participation grew 25% year-over-year following the creation of an all-female spot at every regional final.

The program implemented several safety protocols in response to the coronavirus pandemic, including the use of online registration and scoring to reduce touchpoints, tee-time starts, mailing prizes post-play, mandatory physical distancing and more.

“We are proud to provide an enjoyable opportunity for golfers to safely compete, especially during a time when most team sports and events are unable to operate,” stated Thistle. “We look forward to building on the enthusiasm at local qualifiers to deliver an elevated experience for participants at the next stage of the competition. We would like to thank all PGA of Canada professionals and amateur players for embracing the new safety protocols that allowed us to make this possible.”

The RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company Regional Final season comprises 11 events over four weeks at some of the country’s top golf courses. Historically conducted as shotgun events with a closing dinner and prize presentation, this year’s tournaments will follow a tee-time format to limit group gatherings.

The first regional final kicks off Aug. 17 at Cutten Fields in Guelph, Ont.

To view the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company Regional Final schedule, click here.

For more information, please contact:

Brittany Mullin
Manager, RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company
C: 519-853-5450 ext. 222

Notice to players

Notice to Players

Thanks to a strong handicap framework, the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company is proudly able to provide a platform for golfers of all abilities and ages to compete. It’s the very reason we have witnessed everyone from newcomers to scratch players find enjoyment and success at our events.

We want to assure you that our team has proactive measures in place to mitigate dishonest behaviour. We work closely with Golf Canada to monitor player handicaps, checking for scoring irregularities in advance of each event. When possible, we also encourage clubs to utilize 8-somes and volunteer scorers to assist with on-course vetting.

In the event that an individual or team is suspected of unethical behaviour, be it through handicap manipulation, inaccurate score reporting or other means, we investigate the issue and determine the proper course of action, through immediate disqualification and/or up-to a 5-year playing suspension from any RBC PGA Scramble event. Additionally, we notify the player’s home club for further corrective action, where applicable. These measures are used to protect the field and ensure that all participants have a fair competitive opportunity.

Since launching the program in 2016, we are pleased to share that the vast majority of qualifiers have progressed without issue. Honesty, integrity and fairness are integral components of the game and we have seen these values reflected time and time again by participants. We have, however, issued the maximum suspension in a few cases, particularly this year.

We designed the program with the intention of creating a fun, professional-like competition accessible to golfers of all skill levels. For this to be possible, we must continue to have a zero-tolerance policy with respect to any unauthorized activity that provides an unfair advantage.

Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.