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September 9, 2004
Club champions tee off in City tournament
More than 120 people will tee off between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. at the Tam
O'Shanter Golf Club in the 11th annual City of Toronto Public Golf Course
Championship being held on Saturday, September 11. The field of players teeing
off in this event will consist of the current 2004 club champions and low
qualifiers from each of the five City of Toronto municipal courses.

The youngest person to play in this year's tournament is 10 years old and the
oldest is 74 years old and there are people of almost every age in between. The
age categories in this tournament are: Junior boys (17-18), Juvenile Boys
(14-16), Bantam Boys (13 and under), Junior Girls, Senior Men, Senior Women,
Adult Men and Adult Women.

"This tournament celebrates the great caliber of golf played at our
award-winning courses," said Dave Richardson, Director of Golf for Toronto
Parks and Recreation. "It brings people together in a competitive environment
while providing an opportunity to meet new people and establish new
friendships, which is what golf is all about."

Every golfer in the tournament will walk home with a prize and the winners will
receive plaques to take home, trophies for their clubs and their pick from an
exceptional prize table. As well as the award ceremony and prize giving, which
will start at about 4 p.m., there will be a dinner served in a tent that has
been erected for the occasion.

The City of Toronto Public Golf Course Championship rotates between the City's
three regulation courses - Humber Valley, Don Valley and Tam O'Shanter. The
other two City-owned and operated courses are: Dentonia and Scarlett Woods.
Dentonia is a par 3 course and Scarlett Woods is an executive-length course.

All City courses offer excellent facilities, pro shops, rentals and quality
instruction by members of the Canadian Professional Golfers' Association. The
courses are reasonably priced and conveniently located within City boundaries,
are easily accessible by public transit, and offer great opportunities and
challenges to novice and experienced players.

For more information on City golf courses visit

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