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Welcome to the 2023 Royal Beach Victoria Open
In 1981 four Victorian’s started this Canadian professional golf tournament – Keith Dagg, John Ansell, Ken King, and Ray Horne. The first event was held at Glen Meadows in North Saanich and was won by Dave Barr. Since then, many world class golfers have hit the links including Steve Stricker who earned his first professional win in Victoria. Other past participants who are PGA TOUR members include BC natives Adam Hadwin, Adam Svennson, Roger Sloan, and Nick Taylor, as well Graham DeLaet, Tony Finau, and 2019 Champion Paul Barjon.
In partnership with our title sponsors, Reliance Properties and Seacliff Properties, we look forward to bringing world class golfers to the city once again, celebrating 40 years at Uplands Golf Club.
Keith Dagg – one of the four original Founders
Dave Barr – First tournament winner, 1981
The Royal Beach Victoria Open has long been one of the most important professional golf tournaments in the country. Many future PGA TOUR stars have begun their journey to the PGA TOUR in Victoria. We look forward to celebrating the 40th playing of the Royal Beach Victoria Open in June.
– Scott Pritchard, Executive Director, PGA TOUR Canada
Lengthy playoff pays off for American Stevens
Cleve Dheensaw ~ Times Colonist
The first call Scott Stevens makes after every tournament is to his mother, Tricia, and father, David, back in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Only on Sunday he did it as tournament champion, after winning the PGA Tour Canada Royal Beach Victoria Open presented by the Times Colonist, on the third playoff hole at Uplands over fellow American Jake Knapp. “My parents have sacrificed,” Stevens said of his golf career. “It’s lonely sometimes out here and you need the support.”
It’s part of chasing the dream. The $36,000 first-place prize was important for Stevens, but it was just another building block. The golfers at Uplands, crossing the road in the parking lot between holes, did so under a billboard featuring PGA Tour Canada alumni and current PGA Tour players Corey Conners and Tony Finau. All the current players on PGA Tour Canada hope there are bigger things in their careers.
“The money is a nice bonus but the ultimate goal is the Korn Ferry Tour and then the PGA Tour,” Stevens said. Only a few will get there, of course. But everybody playing at Uplands on Sunday was at a level — as author Roger Kahn once said about the minor pros — where you are good enough to dream. Stevens has already played in six career Korn Ferry Tour tournaments.
“The players are so good out here this week — any of the 156 starters could have won — and it’s such a fine line from here [to the Korn Ferry Tour],” said Stevens, a 2019 graduate of the NCAA Div. 1 University of South Carolina Fighting Gamecocks. Stevens and Jake Knapp, an NCAA graduate of the UCLA Bruins who played 36 events on the Korn Ferry Tour last season, finished tied after four rounds at 16-under 264. Stevens sank a clutch putt and birdied the 18th to force the extra holes. He then birdied all three sudden-death playoff holes, and Knapp the first two, as Stevens won on the third playoff hole by one stroke as the high drama stretched into the evening.
Royal Beach Victoria Open Charity
The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Greater Victoria in 1897. As one of the largest direct-providers of social services outside of the government, its programs and services feed, clothe and shelter individuals and families in need every day, while helping others escape violence and addiction. Beyond helping with the basic necessities of life, The Salvation Army is transformational through its life-changing programs such as substance abuse recovery, housing supports, jobs and skills training, budgeting and education classes – all of which help people find a way out of poverty permanently. Youth and children partake in summer camps, back to school backpack programs and receive gifts at Christmas, which all provide hope and a helping hand for families struggling to make ends meet. The practical, kind and compassionate face of The Salvation Army continues to be a beacon of hope strengthening the community we all share.
Last year over 2.6 million Canadians were helped by The Salvation Army though their various programs and services. To learn more about the organization, please visit VictoriaSalvationArmy.ca and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
PGA TOUR Canada Record History
Uplands, established in 1922, now has a new course record of 60 ( 29-31 ) set by Cody Blick of Alamo, California on Saturday June 10th, 2017, playing in the Bayview Place Cardtronics Open: an Event on the MacKenzie Tour PGA TOUR Canada.
Roger Sloan & Andrew Roque shot a nine under 61 (31-30) the lowest round in the 88 year history of uplands to take over the Course Record.
Sonny Skinner from Georgia shot a 62 (32-30) in the 1989 Victoria Open. This record wiped out the old record held by Canadian Legend Moe Norman who shot a 63 (34-29) in 1969.