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Golf New Brunswick Announces 2020 Schedule

Golf New Brunswick (Golf NB) is pleased to announce its 2020 Tournament Schedule which will include 15 various competitions and see the naming of some 34 separate provincial champions at 10 of New Brunswick’s top golf facilities.

The 2020 schedule is headlined by Golf NB’s four “Major Championships”, the NB Pee Wee & Junior Championships (June 30 to July 2, Hampton Golf Club), the NB Ladies Provincial Championships (July 5 to 7, Lakeside Golf & Country Club), the RBC Dominions Securities NB Men’s Amateur Championship (July 10 to 12, Royal Oaks Golf Club) and the NB Men’s Senior & Mid-Master Championships (July 20 to 22, Miramichi Golf & Country Club).

For a complete Golf NB Event & Championship Schedule CLICK HERE.

As the Provincial Golf Association and governing body of golf in New Brunswick, Golf NB conducts the province’s to amateur golf championships as part of its mandate to promote the sport and support the game of golf in the province.

Golf NB’s Championship Season at a Glance…
The 2020 competition calendar includes six team events and eight individual stroke play events including;

NB Men’s Four Ball, presented by TaylorMade
May 23 & 24, 2020 – Algonquin Golf Course

Golf NB will once again kick of the competitive golf season with the 39th playing of the NB Men’s Four Ball at the beautiful and historic Algonquin Golf Course.  Hosting both Amateur Men’s and Senior Men’s divisions in 2020, the NB Men’s Four Ball will once again provide the perfect starting point to New Brunswick’s competitive golf season, at one of the provinces most challenging and picturesque venues.

Entry into the 2020 NB Men’s Four Ball includes two competitive rounds, a tee gift, a meal and the opportunity for prizes in both gross and net flights.


NB Ladies Four Ball
June 14, 2020 – Gowan Brae Golf & Country Club

The Gowan Brae Golf & Country Club will play host to NB Ladies Four Ball for the ninth time in the event’s 14-year history.  Tied to Gowan Brae’s annual Ladies Scramble two-person scramble, the 2020 NB Ladies Four Ball is a perfect way for the golfing women of New Brunswick to spend time with friends while enjoying one of the province’s top championship courses.

Entry into the 2020 NB Ladies Four Ball includes one competitive round, lunch and the opportunity for both gross and net prizing.


East Coast Junior Championship
June 23 & 24, 2020 – Covered Bridge Golf & Country Club

Following a successful 2019 golf season that that saw the Covered Bridge Golf & Country Club host East Coast Junior Championship, the Future Links, driven by Acura Atlantic Championship and the Canadian Junior Boys Championship, the Covered Bridge Golf & Country Club will once again open its doors to some of eastern Canada’s top junior golfers during the 22nd playing of the East Coast Junior Championship.  With 1,000 Golf Canada Order of Merit Points up for grabs and past champions like Charles-Eric Bélanger, Valerie Tanguay, Anne-Chatherine Tanguay, Maude-Amiee LeBlanc, Ron Harvey Jr. and Brodie Flanders, the East Coast Junior Championship has been Atlantic Canada’s premier junior championship since its inception.

Entry into the 2020 NB East Coast Junior Championship includes one practice round, two competitive rounds, a tee gift, lunch and championships in the Junior Boys, Bantam Boys and Junior Girls categories.

NB Pee Wee & Junior Championships
June 30 to July 2, 2020 – Hampton Golf Club

For the third consecutive year, the Hampton Golf Club in Hampton, NB will play host to the season’s first major, the NB Pee Wee & Junior Championships.  “We are very proud to be hosting this event again in 2020”, said Craig Mills, General Manager of the Hampton Golf Club.  With eight championships up for grabs, Boys & Girls Pee Wee, Bantam, Juvenile and Junior titles, as well as positions on the Team NB, there will be lots to play for on the 6,509 yard, Graham Cooke layout, that has recently been named the host venue for the 2022 Canadian Junior Girls Championship.

Entry into the 2020 NB Pee Wee & Junior Championships includes one practice round, three competitive rounds, a tee gift and a meal for competitors.

Leanne Richardson – 2019 Argus Audiology NB Ladies Amateur, Mid-Amateur & Senior Champion


NB Ladies Provincial Championships
July 5 to 7, 2020 – Lakeside Golf & Country Club

The Lakeside Golf & Country Club, in Lakeville, NB will challenge New Brunswick’s to female golfers, as it plays host to the 85th playing of the NB Ladies Provincial Championships from July 5th to 7th.  With Leanne Richardson set to defend three of the four trophies on the line (the NB Ladies Amateur, NB Ladies Mid-Amateur and NB Ladies Senior) and Kathy Grebenc looking to hold on to her NB Ladies Super Senior crown, the 54-hole event is sure to see another exciting finish.

Entry into the 2020 NB Ladies Provincial Championships includes one practice round, three competitive rounds, a tee gift and a banquet for competitors.


RBC Dominion Securities NB Men`s Amateur Championship
July 10 to 12, 2020 – Royal Oaks Golf Club

In conjunction with its 20th anniversary, the Royal Oaks Golf Club will play host to the RBC Dominion Securities NB Men’s Amateur Championship for the second time, and first since 2011 when the Moncton Golf & Country Club’s Mathieu Gingras claimed his second of three RBC Dominion Securities NB Men’s Amateur title in a thrilling 9-hole playoff over Stephen Boudreau.  “We are excited to be able to bring the RBC Dominion Securities NB Men’s Amateur Championship back to the Royal Oaks Golf Club, and we look forward to another exciting event in 2020”, said Gary Melanson, Golf NB Tournament Chair.  Having been reduced from 72 to 54-holes the 2020 version of the NB Men’s Amateur Championship will be contested over three days in the heart of the province’s competitive golfing market.

In addition to the NB Men’s Amateur Championship, eligible players will also compete for the 2020 NB Mid-Amateur crown and five positions on Team NB, three positions on the NB Men`s Amateur Team and two positions on the NB Mid-Amateur Team.  With the final Mid-Amateur Team position, as well as the first alternate positions, being awarded at the Argus Audiology NB Mid-Master Championship to be held later in July.

Entry into the 2020 RBC Dominion Securities NB Men’s Amateur Championship includes one practice round, three competitive rounds, a tee gift and the opportunity for prizing based on a minimum of four divisions.

L to R: Ralph Michaud & Sonny Phillips – 2019 Argus Audiology NB Senior & NB Super Senior Champions


NB Senior Men`s Championship & NB Mid-Master Championship
July 20 to 22, 2020 – Miramichi Golf & Country Club

The Miramichi Golf & Country Club, in Miramichi, NB, plays host to the 44th NB Senior Men`s Championship and the 2020 NB Mid-Master Championship from July 20th to 22nd.

The two events will be run concurrently, as separate events, over the same three-day period and will carry a maximum field of 144 players over all.  In addition to the NB Men’s Senior & Super-Senior Championship and the NB Mid-Master Championship, eligible players will also compete for four positions on Team NB, three positions on the NB Men`s Senior Team and one positions on the NB Mid-Amateur Team.

Entry into the 2020 NB Men’s Senior & Mid-Master Championships includes one practice round, three competitive rounds, a meal, a tee gift and the opportunity for prizing based on divisions.


NB Family Classic, presented by TaylorMade

Date: August 10, 2020 – Venue: Country Meadows Golf Club

The 41st playing of the NB Family Classic, presented by TaylorMade will take place at a yet to be determined venue and date.

This 18-hole event uses a Pinehurst Scoring method where partners both drive on each hole and then each play a 2nd shot with the other’s ball.  After the 2nd shots, a choice is made regarding the ball with which the hole will be completed, playing alternate shots from there until the ball is holed out.  This unique event provides opportunities for the entire family with six different division; Father/Son, Mother/Son, Father/Daughter, Mother/Daughter, Adult/Junior (Male) and Adult/Junior (Female).

Entry into the 2020 NB Family Classic includes one competitive round, a meal and a tee gift.

L to R: Don Connolly (The Riverside Country Club), Craig & Ethan Mills (2019 Jim Connolly “Little Swingers” Champions and Pam Connolly


Jim Connolly “Little Swingers”

Date: August 10, 2020 – Venue: Country Meadows Golf Club

In its 4th year, the Jim Connolly “Little Swingers” is open to two player teams made up of one youngster between the ages of 5 and 10 and one adult.  The Jim Connolly “Little Swingers” combines a 45-minute instructional clinic with 9 holes of golf using the Pinehurst Scoring method.  Named for the late Jim Connolly, the Golf Professional Emeritus of The Riverside Country Club, the date for the Jim Connolly “Little Swingers” has yet to be determined but will be posted on golfnb.ca once it is available.

Entry into the 2020 Jim Connolly “Little Swingers” includes a pre-event clinic, 9 holes of golf, a meal and a tee gift.

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ServiceMaster NB Golf Fore The Cure
August 19, 2020 – Petitcodiac Valley Golf & Country Club

The Petitcodiac Valley Golf & Country Club, in Petitcodiac, NB, will host the 20th playing of the ServiceMaster NB Golf Fore the Cure on August 19, 2020.  Having raised nearly $640,000 for breast cancer research in the province of New Brunswick since its inception, this four-player scramble has become one of the more unique and fun way to give back to the community while spending an enjoyable afternoon with friends and family.

The theme of the 2020 ServiceMaster NB Golf Fore the Cure will be “COVERS FOR CANCER”.  Raffle tickets will be sold on queen-sized quilts, lap quilts, golf seat covers etc.  In addition, the “Surprise a Friend” gifts will be used again along with the Pink Ball Competition will be another fun test of players golfing skills.

Teams for the 2020 ServiceMaster NB Golf Fore the Cure must be made up of two players with a handicap index of 20.0 or lower and two players with a handicap index of 20.1 or higher, and with the winning team earning their way to Golf Canada’s National Golf Fore The Cure event, there the spirit of giving back is matched only by the spirit of friendly competition.

Entry into the 2020 ServiceMaster NB Golf Fore The Cure includes one competitive round and a meal for each team member.

Team NB – 2019 Atlantic Golf Championships Team Champions

Atlantic Golf Championships
September 19 & 20, 2020 – Mill River Resort (PEI)

The 2020 Atlantic Golf Championships will return to Prince Edward Island (PEI), as the Mill River Resort in gets set to host the 7th playing of the Atlantic Golf Championships on September 19 & 20, 2020, where some of the region’s to amateur golfers will gather to compete over 36 holes for both individual and team titles in this unique invitation only event.

The 2020 Atlantic Golf Championships will see male and female golfers in amateur (under 40) Mid-Master (male 40-54 & female 40-49), Senior (male 55+ and female 50+) and Super-Senior divisions (one male and one female over 65) competing for both provincial teams and individual titles.  With individuals being invited to participate based on their 2019 performances in Golf NB’s three adult Player of the Year Challenges, Team NB will set out in search of it’s 4th consecutive Atlantic Golf Championship team title.

Entry into the 2020 Atlantic Golf Championships includes one practice round, two competitive rounds, a players’ banquet, and the opportunity to earn an exemption into the 2021 Canadian Championships.

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Past Presidents’ Cup Inter-Club Challenge
September 19 & 20, 2020 – Lakeside Golf & Country Club

The Lakeside Golf & Country Club will play host to the 21st playing of the Past Presidents’ Cup Inter-Club Challenge.  The yearlong competition saw 14 clubs enter 16-player teams (divided into five different handicap flights) in search of the 2019 crown.  Each round of the competition consists of a home and home series between the clubs, with each team fielding 8 sets of two player teams who compete in a “Hole by Hole” match play format with the team winning the most total holes advancing to the next round.  The final matches will be hosted at the Lakeside Golf & Country Club on September 19th and 20th in 2020.

“The Past Presidents’ Cup Inter-Club Challenge is one of Golf NB’s most inclusive events”, said Tyson Flinn, Executive Director of Golf NB.  “With players ranging in handicap indexes from 0.0 to 20.0+, the Past Presidents’ Cup provides a truly unique form of comradery and competition that is unmatched in any other event.”

Entry into the 2020 Past Presidents’ Cup Inter-Club Challenge is open to all Golf NB partner facilities.

Team North – 2019 Estabrooks Cup Champions

Estabrooks Cup
October 3 & 4, 2020 – Gowan Brae Golf & Country Club

The North and South will renew their rivalry at the Gowan Brae Golf & Country Club for the 23rd playing of the Estabrooks Cup on October 3rd & 4th.  The 2020 Estabrooks Cup will again pit the best golfers, in the Amateur Men, Senior Men and Ladies divisions, in the province against each other in this best on best “Ryder Cup” style competition.

The Estabrooks Cup has seen many changes over the years, but 2020 will again see the makeup of each team include 2 Amateur Men, 8 Senior Men and 8 Ladies, for 18 player teams, which will include two “Playing Captains”, one male and one female, from each side.

Entry into the 2020 Estabrooks Cup is by invitation only with players being selected from the TaylorMade NB Men’s Player of the Year, the MCT Insurance NB Senior Men’s Player of the Year and the Royale NB Ladies Player of the Year Challenges.

 

Golf New Brunswick (Golf NB), a not for profit organization founded in 1934, is the official governing body for amateur golf in New Brunswick.  In January of 2006, the New Brunswick Golf Association (NBGA) officially merged with the New Brunswick Ladies Golf Association (NBLGA), resulting in one united governing body for amateur golf in the province.  Programs offered by Golf NB to its 6,800 members include: provincial championships, rules of golf education, course rating and handicap services, junior golf development programs and member club marketing initiatives.

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