Hyundai and PGA of Canada to Launch New Grassroots Amateur Golf Tournament

  • Hyundai PGA Scramble of Canada heading to over 200 golf courses this year
  • Hyundai also becomes Official Vehicle for the PGA of Canada

MARKHAM, ON, Feb. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. and PGA of Canada announced today that they will be joining forces to bring a new amateur golf series to Canada with the Hyundai PGA Scramble of Canada. The series will take place at more than 200 golf facilities around the country in 2016, culminating with regional finals and a national final later this year.

The series is expected to attract nearly 20,000 amateur golfers — who will form their own team of four players — from across the country. Teams will look to make it through local and regional qualifying at some of the Canada's finest golf courses with the ultimate goal of playing in the national final later this year. There, all finalists will add a PGA of Canada professional to their team and vie for the championship.

"Hyundai is proud to help bring the PGA Scramble to Canadian golfers," said Don Romano, President and CEO for Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "This grassroots, amateur-level tournament gives golfers everywhere the opportunity to compete, play with professionals, and challenge themselves to raise their game like no other series in the country."

Each golfer who plays in a Hyundai PGA Scramble of Canada local event will receive an impressive set of gifts and prizes from supporting partners.

"The PGA of Canada and its 3,700 members from across the country are extremely thrilled with the launch of our newest national event, the Hyundai PGA Scramble of Canada," said PGA of Canada CEO Gary Bernard.  "We look forward to working alongside the team at Hyundai Canada for many years to come and showcasing their fantastic vehicles through our events."

Individuals and teams may attempt to qualify in as many local events as they want to reach the regional and national finals. For many, the series of events will provide an opportunity to tee-off at golf courses they wouldn't normally have an opportunity to play.

Further, the Hyundai PGA Scramble of Canada national final promises to be a golf trip of a lifetime. It will be a 36-hole championship scramble feature at one of Canada's premier venues and will be part of a festival of special events, prizing, activations, and a chance to interact with the latest Hyundai vehicles.

As the Official Vehicle of the PGA of Canada, Hyundai Auto Canada will also offer a fleet program to the 3,700 PGA Professionals in Canada during the partnership.

About Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.
Hyundai Auto Canada, established in 1983 and headquartered in Markham, Ontario, is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout Canada by Hyundai Auto Canada and are sold and serviced through more than 210 dealerships nationwide. Hyundai is also the first to offer its zero-emissions Tucson Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle to Canadian customers. More information about Hyundai and its vehicles can be found at

Established in 1911, the PGA of Canada is the second oldest and third largest professional golf association in the world. The PGA of Canada is a non-profit Association comprised of 3,700 golf professionals across the country. The association's mission is to develop, promote, and support its members in living a better life and earning a better living while growing participation, excellence and passion for the sport of golf. The association consists of the national office located in Acton, Ont., and nine zone offices across the country.

SOURCE Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.

For further information: about Hyundai and its products, please contact: Chad Heard, Public Relations Manager, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp., Office: (905) 948-6712, Mobile: (416) 559-9640, Email:; Laurence Myre Leroux, Public Relations Specialist, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp., Office: (905) 948-6837, Mobile: (416) 518-5852, Email:; Jeff Dykeman, Chief Business Officer, PGA of Canada,


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