Creating a New Golf Legacy
Posted Apr 7, 2015
While the origin of golf is not completely clear, it is accepted that a form of the game we know and love today was created in Scotland during the Middle Ages. The game took time to evolve with the first instructions for play written in the 17th century, which happens to be about the same time rum first became popular in Britain and its colonies.
Though Scotch whiskey has long been associated with golf, recognizing our unique rum heritage in “New” Scotland, we are creating a new legacy by introducing a truly Authentic Seacoast flare to the golf course by bringing our premium, craft blended FortressTM Rum to the 2015 Nova Scotia Open as its Official Rum Sponsor.
“We are really excited about this collaboration with the Nova Scotia Open and to partner with such a high profile sporting event in our region”, says Glynn Williams, President, Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company Ltd. “Our hand-crafted spirits and hearty-brews come from our seaside distillery, adjacent to our golf course, and our brewery on Guysborough harbour – we certainly have the “Scottish” passions and look forward to sharing these with event participants”.
For five consecutive days, the Nova Scotia Open, featuring the RBC Canada Cup will see PGA TOUR and Web.com stars come to Halifax for a display of world class competitive golf in Nova Scotia. One of 25 tournaments and the only Canadian stop on the Web.com Tour, the Nova Scotia Open will take place from Thursday July 2 – Sunday July 5, featuring a field of 156 international golf stars vying for a $650,000 purse and a season long chance to earn one of 50 available PGA TOUR cards for the 2015/2016 season.
The RBC Canada Cup will take place on Monday July 6, the day after the Nova Scotia Open Champion is crowned, with PGA TOUR stars competing in a Team Canada vs. Team World battle for international bragging rights. Team Canada’s Mike Weir, Graham DeLaet and David Hearn will face-off against Team World’s Fred Couples and two other to-be-named PGA TOUR players. Each team will be rounded out by a Web.com Tour player from the Nova Scotia Open.
Authentic Seacoast is proud to join RBC Royal Bank, Tourism Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Business Inc., City of Halifax, Golf Coastal Canada, Cobra Puma Golf and Steele Auto Group among others as an official partner of the Nova Scotia Open featuring the RBC Canada Cup.
Like the great game of golf, our rum takes time and patience to enjoy. After maturing in oak barrels at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, FortressTM Rum is blended and bottled by hand at our distillery next to our Osprey Shores Golf Course, on the scenic Guysborough harbour, before being shared with the world.
For more information about tickets for the Nova Scotia Open: http://www.novascotiaopen.com/