Bob Panasik to Compete at 2007 BreconRidge Canadian PGA Seniors’ Championship

Bob Panasik to Compete at 2007 BreconRidge Canadian PGA Seniors’ Championship

ACTON (JUNE 26, 2007) – BreconRidge and the Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association (CPGA) are pleased to announce that Canadian Golf Hall of Famer, Bob Panasik will be in Ottawa to compete for the $ 55,000 purse at the 2007 BreconRidge Canadian PGA Seniors’ Championship, July 19-22 at The Marshes Golf Club at Brookstreet Resort.

Panasik is a nine-time Canadian Tour champion who has also represented Canada at the World Cup three times (1972, 1973, 1975) He qualified for the US Open Championship 11 times between 1964 and 1983, the US PGA Senior Tour in 1994 (fully exempt) and for the US Senior Open Championship in 2002. Panasik was also the youngest player to make a cut at a US PGA Tour event at the age of 15 at the Bell Canadian Open. Panasik has 12 provincial titles, two CGPA Championships, two CPGA Club Professional Championships, three Senior CPGA Championships and is currently a touring golf professional residing in Windsor, Ontario.

"I am really looking forward to playing this Championship in Ottawa; the combination of the Brookstreet hotel and golf course is something to get excited about," said Panasik, "I really enjoy the fact that the set up of the course is option based in that there are about 14 holes where it's not about driving the ball straight down the fairway, there are a lot of variables involved which makes the game more challenging".

Panasik joins an impressive cast of players at this years tournament, including past Seniors’ champions Graham Gunn (’06 Champ), Hocan Olsson (’05 Champ), Adam Brown (’04 Champ) as well as Canadian golf legend Dave Barr.

“This year's field for the Seniors’ Championship is shaping up to be one of the strongest ever,” said Steve Carroll, Executive Director of the Canadian PGA. “Bob is one of Canada's most recognizable Senior professionals out there and we are pleased to receive a commitment from him and add him to an already impressive group that includes Dave Barr, Graham Gunn, Jerry Anderson and other players of that caliber".

The tournament entry deadline for players to confirm their intention to compete at the BreconRidge Canadian PGA Seniors’ Championship is July 10, 2007.

The $55,000 BreconRidge Canadian PGA Seniors’ Championship will take place from July 19- July 22, 2007 and is a three-day, 54-hole individual stroke-play competition open to Canadian PGA Professionals 50 and older. The Super Senior (60 and older) and Diamond (70 and older) division will be contested over two days of 36 holes.


For more information contact:

Brad Moyer
Manager of Events and Employment
Canadian PGA
800.782.5764 (x227)

Erica Bury
Communications Coordinator
Canadian PGA

Tournament History:

The BreconRidge Canadian PGA Seniors Championship was first played in 1938 as a division of the Canadian PGA Championship. In 1973, the Seniors’ Championship became an independent event and has stayed that way ever since. Among the Canadian golf legends to win this championship are Stan Leonard, Moe Norman, Bob Panasik and Al Balding. Norman won this championship a record seven straight years from 1979 to 1985 while Balding stunned the golf world by winning the championship at age 76 in 2000.

About BreconRidge:

Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, BreconRidge is one of the world’s top 50 electronic manufacturing services (“EMS”) companies with facilities located in Canada, the United States and China. Employing state-of-the-art technology and world-class talent, BreconRidge provides customers with a full service operations model. Servicing the needs of both emerging and established original equipment manufacturers in the communications, industrial, military, aerospace and consumer market sectors, BreconRidge delivers: design, process and test engineering services, component sourcing, global procurement, supply chain management, manufacturing, order fulfillment, and distribution services, along with after sales support, including product repair, refurbishment, warranty tracking and complete logistics services. Products manufactured by BreconRidge can be found all over the world. Find us on the web at

About the CPGA:

Established in 1911, the Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association is a non-profit association comprised of approximately 3,500 golf professionals across the country with a mandate to promote and advance the game of golf, serving the needs of both its membership and the golf public through professional and junior golf development programs and high-calibre competitive events. The National Office is located in Acton, Ontario with nine Zone Offices across the country. For more information, visit