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Glorious golf at Cabot Cliffs for the RBC PGA Scramble

Written by PGA of Canada
Cabot Links (PGA of Canada)

Players couldn’t have dreamt up a more idyllic day than the one they were treated to Friday for the second round of the RBC PGA Scramble presented by the Lincoln Motor Company National Final.

Brilliant sun, warm sea breezes and classic Cape Breton hospitality enhanced the already incredible Cabot Cliffs experience.

“I’ve had a picture of the 16th hole as the background on my phone since the day we qualified and now that I’m here I can’t even believe it,” said Constantinos Anastassakis of the Ridge at Manitou team.

Not only did the squad from the Ridge at Manitou enjoy the scenery and experience of playing Canada’s No. 1-ranked golf course, they also enjoyed playing well in a national championship. The four amateurs and their PGA of Canada professional sit alone in third at 31.1-under-par.

Heading into tomorrow’s final round at Cabot Links, team Blue Springs is second at 31.6-under-par, with Cordova Bay leading the way at -33.2.

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Taking place Oct. 12-14 at the world-famous Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs in Inverness, N.S., this once-in-a-lifetime national final features 22 teams—comprised of four amateurs and one PGA of Canada professional—playing in a 54-hole Ambrose-style format.

Located in Inverness, N.S., Cabot Links is Canada’s first and only authentic links golf resort. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the picturesque town of Inverness, the Cabot Links course represents a dramatic departure from the typical golf excursion. With six holes playing directly alongside the water and every hole offers an ocean view, Cabot Links is where traditional links-land golf comes to life against the spectacular Nova Scotia landscape.

The Cabot Cliffs course, designed by the decorated team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, is the newest addition to Cabot. Exquisitely carved out of the breathtaking Cape Breton landscape, with postcard-worthy panoramas vying for your attention and every hole calling out to the sea, it is links-land golf at its best.

Cabot Cliffs ranked No. 1, while Cabot Links ranked No. 4 on SCOREGolf’s 2016 Best Golf Courses in Canada list. Cabot Cliffs also debuted 19th on the World’s Top 100 Courses list by Golf Digest.

The RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company National Final has turned out to be a golf trip of a lifetime for participants and will thanks to the incredible golfing experiences, festival of special events, prizing, meals, activations and much more.

“We’re maybe not the best golfers, but it’s simply incredible to be here this week and have these experiences,” said the team from La Vallee du Richelieu. “We’ve had so much fun, we’ve had great caddies and hopefully one day we’ll be lucky enough to come back again.”

Those not playing in the RBC PGA Scramble of Canada presented by the Lincoln Motor Company National Final can still take part in all the action throughout the week at Cabot Links through social media. Watch on Facebook Live with multiple live streams—which include player interviews, behind-the-scene looks, drone flyovers, opening and closing ceremonies, and more. Follow along on Twitter and Instagram as well for great social content.

The RBC PGA Scramble presented by the Lincoln Motor Company saw thousands of golfers from across the country participate in the series of events this summer. The 22 teams participating at Cabot Links made it through local and regional qualifying events.

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