Canadian Player awards
At the Freedom 55 Financial Championship, we award the top Canadian player on the Mackenzie Tour with the Dan Halldorson trophy Opens a new website in a new window and $25,000 as part of our ongoing efforts to support Canadian golf.
Halldorson, who passed away in November 2015 at the age of 63, was known both for his success on the course as well as his mentorship and guidance of following generations of Canadian professional golfers striving to reach the PGA Tour. He was a two-time PGA Tour and seven-time Mackenzie Tour winner.
We also support Canadian golfers on the Mackenzie Tour throughout the season with the Player of the week award. The winner is awarded $2,500 at each tour stop throughout the season.
The Mackenzie Tour is a stepping stone for players from all over the world to make the PGA Tour.
There are 12 tournaments on the tour, kicking off in May with the Freedom 55 Financial Open in Vancouver. The season finishes in London, Ont., at the Freedom 55 Financial Championship. At every event on the Mackenzie Tour, a full field of 156 golfers will play Thursday and Friday and need to qualify to play Saturday and Sunday.
At the Championship, only the top 60 golfers are invited to play all 4 days.
Golfers build their ranking throughout the season, and the top 60 on the Order of Merit Opens a new website in a new window after the 11th event are eligible to play at the Championship.
The golfers compete for Web.Com Tour status, which is one step below the PGA Tour.
We’re proud to support the two events as we help Canadians chase their dreams and reach their goals, along with contributing to the communities where we do business.
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Canadian Junior Golf Association
Established in 1993, the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) Opens a new website in a new window aims to give junior golfers an opportunity to develop their skills. As a national partner of the CJGA since 2014, Freedom 55 Financial is proud to help bring the game to Canada’s young golfers.
Freedom 55 Financial Clinics for Kids
Freedom 55 Financial Clinics for Kids were established in 2014 to encourage youth to learn the foundations of golf through fun and informative clinics. Certified CJGA staff and PGA of Canada professionals run the free clinics for all juniors under the age of 19.
Clinics are held at every CJGA Linkster and Junior tournament Opens a new website in a new window – over 90 across Canada.
Email Brad Parkins Opens in a new window to find a clinic near you and register today.