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The GTA AM Tour officially kicked off its 10th anniversary season last night, in style, with a pre-season party at The Mill St. Brewery. With over 100 Tour Players, significant others, friends and Sponsors (Capture Scratch, Pixelcarve, Kingervision, Dermody Insurance and Lush, Bowker Aird Barristers and Solicitors) in attendance, this was an evening not to be missed. All in attendance were treated to a fantastic meal, outstanding service and everyone had an opportunity to sip on several of the award winning brews Mill Street has to offer.


The Party was kicked off with a welcoming speech from Mark Young, Canadian Golf Tours Inc. President, and was followed by introductions of the 2013 GTA Am Tour team. Mark spoke with passion, of the exciting 2013 Tour season that is set to start in just 2 weeks time. He finished his speech with most exciting news of the evening: Mark announced this year's prize, for the season long Order of Merit competition. Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday are this year's Order of Merit Sponsor.  Prizes will be awarded to the top three, season-long, Order of Merit winners in each of the four flights. These twelve players will win a golf trip to Myrtle Beach, in March of 2014, including golf and accommodation.


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After this exciting announcement, the players were then treated to a special, rules, question and answer session hosted by Anne Edgar (Tour Head of Officiating), followed by eight draws for TaylorMade and Ecco prizing. Congratulations to Rob Lasak, Troy Langley, Sylvia Kingsmill, Larry Withyman, Megan Mckay, Alma Queuedo, and Scott Aird for winning one of the seven TaylorMade prizes up for grabs and to Fred Snel who won a pair of ECCO shoes. Thanks to the wonderful hosts from Mill Street Brewery, each person in attendance went home with a Mill Street Spring Mix 6 pack.


"The evening could not have gone any better. It was wonderful to meet the new Tour members and catch up with the seasoned veterans after a long winter." said Mark Young, Canadian Golf Tours Inc. President. "Returning players were able to reacquaint themselves with friends and new Tour players were able to launch new friendships. On behalf of The Tour Team we would also like to extend our warmest and sincere thanks to the staff and management of Mill Street Brew Pub for the fantastic service and attention to detail throughout the evening!"

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The 2013 Tour Season officially gets under at The LG Summit on Monday, April 22, hosted at Lookout Point Country Club. This historic course, celebrating 91 years of golf, was designed by Walter J. Travis in 1919. Completed in 1922, Lookout Point is considered one of Travis' finest and most challenging accomplishments. Today, the course is consistently ranked among the Top 100 Courses in Canada by SCORE magazine.  




J.J. Alexander, Head Golf Professional, at Lookout Point Country Club, had this to say for the players registered to play Lookout Point.


"Lookout Point is very excited to host the GTA Am Tour again in 2013. The course has wintered well and will be in great condition for tournament on the April 22nd."


"The key to shooting a good score at Lookout Point is having your short game sharp and keeping your approach shots short of the pin. With the greens the size of lily pads, don't worry so much where the pin is located. Just take dead aim for the centre of the green. It does not matter how far you drive it, just make sure you know where it's going and you give yourself plenty of birdie opportunities."


"Play well and enjoy your visit to Lookout Point Country Club"


To see all the great pictures from Sunday evenings event, taken by the great team and tour sponsor Capture Scratch click on the link.  


 For more information about the Tour please visit www.gtaamtour.com, and join The Tour today.


The GTA AM Tour is owned and operated by Canadian Golf Tours Inc. and is sponsored by TaylorMade Golf Canada, Mazda Canada, ECCO Shoes, Mill Street Brewery, Sundog Eyewear, Nature Valley, Pixelcarve, Prodigy Headwear, P.J. Dermody Insurance Brokers, Joshua Kingsmill Investment Advisor, LG Electronics Canada Inc., Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, Privileged Play, Honsberger Physiotherapy and Biomechanics Clinic, Capture Scratch, The Golf Lab, Lush, Bowker Aird Barristers and Solicitors, Bright Blue Wave, Fame International Salon and Spa and Nuun Optimal Hydration. Tournament rules officials are organized through the Royal Canadian Golf Association.

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