In 2019, two young professional golfers established the Professional Circuit de la Côte Est, which today is recognized as the only professional golf course in Quebec. Two years later, their goal is the same: to allow Quebec players to participate in the PGA Tour.
Massimo Roch said on the phone to Toronto: “We have seen a huge shortcoming, and we want to know how to solve this problem.” Toronto will hold the first game of the season in Toronto. “With our experience, we were able to identify the circuit we liked and made full use of this knowledge. Therefore, we created a circuit for the player made by the player.”
The mission of ECPT is to encourage its players to participate in the best tournaments in the world, but this is completely different. Even though the tour has become an excellent platform for developing local players, Quebec is not actually recognized as a powerful force in the golf world, but this is explained.
“Statistics don’t lie. There has never been a Quebecer from the PGA Tour. First, because we were in heavy snow for half a year. Second, the difficulty of the terrain and the competition is different from that of the United States. This is why we try to make the tour a bit Be as difficult and competitive as possible in order to prepare golfers for the reality of major tournaments.”
Quebec’s professional tour caused a sensation when it entered the golf world in 2019. After that, players from Ontario and Eastern Canada joined, and the founders proceeded with the same attitude as at the beginning.
“In our first game, we wanted to win and we provided a $25,000 wallet. Roach added that this is a huge risk, but we want to show that we are serious, we are ready to lose money, and we are there Fight for the players.
Of course, in 2020, ECPT is affected by the pandemic. With eight matches scheduled, the organizers were forced to put everything on hold in mid-March. However, like the previous year, they were able to make adjustments quickly, and in less than two months, they were able to organize a schedule of five events to create the Las Vegas Golf Series, a series A tournament composed of professionals and amateurs.The program advantage Awarded to TVA Sports and awarded scholarships totaling US$175,000 to golfers in this short season.
This year, the East Coast Professional Tour is rejuvenated through innovation and a season, which will be “exciting and decisive” in the words of Massimo Roch. In the 9 games of the 2021 season, the golfer’s total prize money is $300,000, but even better, the championship this season will directly qualify for the European Tour. The four-time major championship champion Brooks Koepka (Brooks Koepka) Koepka) professional debut.
“Our goal is not to keep the players on the tour forever. We want this track to be a springboard. That’s why we want to send someone to Europe. This is to give them a chance to climb the golf ladder And reach the top.
The project is ambitious but indispensable in 2019. Today, the East Coast Pro Tour manages to build bridges with the community, promote the sport, and make the dreams of golfers in the beautiful provinces of Ontario and Maritime even better. If one of his players manages to enter the PGA Tour, it will be thanks to the hard work of the two Montrealers seeking success.