SVR Lawyers return as title sponsor of The Alberta Open Championship
SVR Lawyers partner John McDougall said it was an easy decision to renew as title sponsor.
“We consider ourselves a golf firm” said McDougall. “When there was a need for the sponsorship it just seemed like it was an obvious fit. We’re proud to continue on for another three years.”
One of the marquee events on the provincial schedule, The Alberta Open Championship presented by SVR Lawyers brings together 120 amateur and junior golfers with PGA of Alberta club professionals as well as new and veteran professionals on various developmental tours. The professionals will battle for a purse of $18,000 with $5,000 going to the champion. The low amateur gains a spot on the 2020 Pacific Coast Amateur Championship Morse Cup Team.
“We are thrilled to welcome back SVR Lawyers as title sponsor of the event” said Jack Lane, Alberta Golf’s Director of Competitions & Strategic Projects. “The three-year renewal and increased investment will keep The Alberta Open Championship presented by SVR Lawyers on solid footing through 2021. The firm is a great supporter of golf and local athletes which makes them such a good fit with our organization.”
SVR Lawyers managing partner Bruce MacLeod likes the fact that up and coming amateur golfers will get to test their skills against top professionals.
“We’ve always been strong supporters of amateur athletes in the area” said MacLeod. “It’s great to combine our amateur athlete support in the area that we love the most, which is golf. We can support the kids and get active in the golf community.”
Notable winners of the event include Moe Norman, 9-time winner Stan Leonard and 6-time champion Wes Heffernan. Norman and Leonard are regarded as two of the greatest Canadian golfers of all time, defending champion Wes Heffernan is considered among the top home-grown golfers from Alberta. This year The Alberta Open Championship presented by SVR Lawyers is truly open to any amateur or professional in or outside of Alberta.
“We would love to see any one of these kids make it on any of the tours” said MacLeod. “We’ll enjoy following their careers going forward.”
The Alberta Open Championship presented by SVR Lawyers will be held June 11-13, 2019 at the Trestle Creek Golf Resort in Entwistle, Alberta. It will return to Wolf Creek Golf Resort in 2020 back to the Calgary area for 2021.
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