24th July, 2003
Vancouver, BC - Inforetech (WYRE) has announced that Greg Norman will help celebrate the first Canadian installation of its GPS (Global Positioning System) yardage system at Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club in Richmond, BC August 4. Norman, spokesperson and member of Inforetech's Board of Directors, is coming off a great performance at the British Open Championship. He will play 18 holes of golf with the new handheld system and get first-hand feedback of the technology, portability and ease of use.
In order to share the celebration with fans, tickets will be available to the first 500 people who wish to see Norman play the course in an intimate setting. All net proceeds from the event will go to Junior Golf in British Columbia.
Fellow Inforetech Board of Directors members Doug Wood, Rick Harrow, who recently released his latest book "When the Game is on the Line", and other local celebrities will join Norman in this 18-hole event.
Inforetech, a Vancouver based company and leader in GPS technology, provides a system that not only enhances the golfer experience, but also allows the golf course to manage their tee sheet and help control pace of play on the course.
Bob Silzer, President/CEO of Inforetech, said "Inforetech is excited to be working with GolfBC and be able to provide Mayfair Lakes with the first GPS install in Canada, and look forward to having the Shark, Mr. Greg Norman attend this exciting function."
Mayfair Lakes General Manager, Dave Hodgson, said his team is excited to have Norman play the course, and excited to invite all the great customers and fans in the Lower Mainland to this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Adding to the excitement of Norman's visit is the announcement that the Canadian Tour will be back to Mayfair Lakes in June 2004. The course hosted a Tour event for seven years - from 1994 to 2000 - and past winners include 2003 Masters champion Mike Weir.
The Inforetech Greg Norman Invitational at Mayfair Lakes will begin at 12:00 pm and tickets can be purchased in person only at Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club, part of the GolfBC group. Tickets will be sold for $30 + GST on a first come first serve basis beginning Tuesday, July 29th. GolfBC cardholders will have priority access to purchase advance tickets starting at 12 NOON on Monday, July 28th.
For more information visit www.golfbc.com, or call Mayfair Lakes at (604) 276-0585.