Freedom 55 Financial Open
When the Freedom 55 Financial Open first sought a location in Vancouver, Point Grey was a natural fit. The club had hosted tournaments in the past—the historic 1954 Canadian Open won by Pat Fletcher, the last Canadian to hoist the trophy, and the 2003 Canadian Women’s Open—and, unlike many classic courses in the area, Point Grey was still relevant as a test for the best up-and-coming tour professionals in the game.
Since it began hosting the tournament, Point Grey has become recognized as a shotmaker’s course, a place where even bombers of the ball have to carefully consider their approach.
But there’s more to hosting a top tour event than simply fairways and greens, and as a club Point Grey has enthusiastically supported the tournament.
“I think things that separate Point Grey from other clubs that hold Mackenzie Tour events is the enthusiasm members show towards holding a tournament,” says Mackenzie Tour veteran Ryan Williams. “The pride they take doing that is amazing. There’s a great atmosphere at the club. Everyone is friendly at Point Grey.”
“Point Grey is a tremendous golf club. I hadn’t played it before we sponsored the [Freedom 55] tournament, but it is certainly one of the best in Vancouver. It has a great location in the city and the clubhouse and service there work so well.”
—Mike Cunneen, Senior Vice-President, Freedom 55 Wealth