July 8-14, 2024 Mactaquac Provincial Park

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Explore NB Open

July 11-14, 2024

PGA Tour America

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The Explore NB Open, proudly brought to you by Tourism New Brunswick, where the excitement of PGA Tours golf meets the beauty of Canada’s East Coast. Beyond the green, a world of adventure awaits you. New Brunswick offers adventures for everyone, whether you’re here for golf, relaxation, or exploration. So, bring a friend or a few, and discover what awaits at the Explore NB Open.
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Hon. Blaine Higgs

Premier
Government of New Brunswick

It’s a pleasure to welcome everyone to the Explore NB Open – PGA Tour Americas Golf Tournament, an event we have all been eagerly anticipating.

Over the next few days, we will get to see a high level of golf played at the Mactaquac Golf Course by some of the sport’s best young players.

I want to congratulate all the people who worked so hard to make this event happen, including the organizers, sponsors and countless volunteers.

It is a point of pride that the Mactaquac Golf Course was chosen as one of only 10 stops on this tour. Not only is this an opportunity for locals and visitors to enjoy watching the next generation of professional golfers play, but it is also a chance for everyone to enjoy all that New Brunswick and this region has to offer.

I know you will find a warm welcome and lots to explore while you’re here.

Thank you and enjoy this exciting event!

Welcome founding partners, golfers and spectators to the Explore NB Open.

As our inaugural year as a tour stop in the PGA Americas North American swing, we are thrilled to be host here at Mactaquac Golf Course located in Mactaquac Provincial Park.

The staff of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, in collaboration with the PGA Tour Americas team, have been working on this for some time and we are so pleased to finally welcome you here to New Brunswick. I would like to take this time to thank our founding partners whose commitment to this region and our province is unparalleled.

• Mactaquac Golf Course
• Fredericton Capital Region Tourism
• TNT Insulation & Building Supplies
• Moskwen-Way

We appreciate your support and collaboration. It is events like this that showcase our beautiful province and what we have to offer.

Over the next few days, we are guaranteed to see some amazing golf as this tournament highlights the next generation of professional golfers.

Welcome, thank you, and have fun.

Hon. Tammy Scott-Wallace

Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture
Government of New Brunswick

Mark Dunbar

Tournament Director
Explore NB Open

WELCOME TO THE INAUGURAL EXPLORE NB OPEN!

I’m beyond excited to extend a warm welcome to all our fantastic fans and players as we gear up for the very first Explore NB Open.

This tournament marks a significant milestone for us. It’s the first time the PGA TOUR Americas has landed right here in New Brunswick, and that’s a pretty big deal!

This event isn’t just about the excitement of the game; it’s also about showcasing the incredible talent that’s brewing on the greens all around the world. The players, hailing from various backgrounds, share a common dream: making it big on the Korn Ferry Tour and, eventually, the PGA TOUR. Every swing and putt they make brings them one step closer to achieving that dream.

And this year, we’re proud to announce our partnership with Soldier On. Net proceeds from the tournament will directly benefit Soldier On members, making a positive impact in our community and beyond.

Whether you’re here to watch the action unfold or compete for glory, the Explore NB Open promises an unforgettable experience for all. Soak in the beauty of New Brunswick’s landscape, immerse yourself in the excitement of the tournament, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

As your host, I’m honored to have you here. If there’s anything you need during your time at the Explore NB Open, please feel free to reach out. Your comfort and enjoyment are our top priorities.

Wishing you an incredible experience at the Explore NB Open!

WELCOME FROM THE PGA

With the inaugural season of PGA TOUR Americas underway, we are thrilled to welcome our fans to watch the future stars of the PGA TOUR.

Our players have come from a variety of backgrounds to get where they are now, but they all share the same goal: to earn their Korn Ferry Tour card, and eventually their PGA TOUR card. Cards will be awarded to the top 10 players in the Fortinet Cup season-long points list, meaning every tournament, round and shot could be the difference in earning Korn Ferry Tour membership.

On top of showcasing the talents of our players, our priority is to provide PGA TOUR Americas members and fans with a world class experience, inside and outside the ropes. Inside the ropes, the competition and course layouts will replicate what players will see at the next level on the Korn Ferry Tour. Outside the ropes, tournaments are committed to making an impact in the communities where they play.

Since 2013, PGA TOUR Americas tournaments have raised over $6 million for various charities. Our tournaments are committed to making an impact in their local communities, and delivering a positive, memorable experience for the fans who come out to support our players.

On behalf of all our tournaments and staff, I want to wish you all the best in your PGA TOUR Americas experience. If there is anything you need from myself or our staff, we are here to support you in any way we can to make your time on-site memorable.

Alexandra Baldwin

President, PGA TOUR Pathways

Tournament Information

From the season-opener in Tulum, Mexico to the September finale in Caledon, Ontario, PGA TOUR Americas players are competing for the Fortinet Cup and a promotion to the Korn Ferry Tour next season.

As the top two players from the Latin America Swing, New Zealander Harry Hillier and Canadian Matthew Anderson have already secured Korn Ferry Tour conditional membership for 2025. They still have plenty to play for: if they finish in the top 10 in the final Fortinet Cup standings, they will upgrade their status to fully exempt next year.

And the season’s ultimate goal remains: hoisting the Fortinet Cup at Osprey Valley.

PGA Tour America

Springtime marks graduation for students, but for professional golfers, the fall is when diplomas – or Tour Cards – are earned.

When the 16-event PGA TOUR Americas season ends in September, the top 10 players in the Fortinet Cup standings will earn exempt membership on the Korn Ferry Tour next season.

After a brief offseason, the Korn Ferry Tour begins in January and it’s onto the next stage of their careers. From the Korn Ferry Tour, the top 30 players at the end of the season will earn golf’s ultimate promotion: a PGA TOUR card.

Those #TOURBound graduates are now seasoned, ready to compete against the best on golf’s biggest stages. For many players, the path to the PGA TOUR starts with PGA TOUR Americas. This week’s event is an important step on that path.

Visit the PGA TOUR Americas website to dive into the latest news, upcoming events, and in-depth coverage of your favorite players.

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A Charitable Impact

Soldier On is a program of the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group (CAFTG) which contributes to the recovery of ill and injured CAF members and veterans by providing opportunities and resources through sport, recreational, and creative activities. Soldier On is recognized for improving the quality of life of the ill and injured and is a highly visible and integral component of the Department of National Defence and the CAF’s commitment to the care of ill and injured members.

Since 2007, Soldier On has supported over 13,000 ill and injured members using sport and physical recreational activities to enable social support, build confidence in their abilities, and realize their full potential.

Net proceeds from the Explore NB Open will benefit Soldier On members.

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We welcome you to the 2024 PGA TOUR Americas – Fortinet Cup.

As part of our continued commitment to Canada, we welcome you to the season-long event, bringing together top golf talent with leading cybersecurity experts for the third consecutive year.

For more than 20 years, Fortinet has been a driving force in the evolution of cybersecurity, including the convergence of networking and security. As a company with a long track record of investments in Canada, we have established a strong presence and reputation as a trusted cybersecurity advisor. This event is the perfect opportunity to bring you the best of golf in Canada and experience Fortinet’s industry-leading cybersecurity technology. The PGA TOUR Americas – Fortinet Cup showcases the talents of early-career professional golfers, positively impacting communities and local charities across the country, and provides extensive value to Fortinet’s business customers and partners by showcasing the importance of maintaining a focus on cybersecurity in today’s interconnected, technology-driven world.

Fortinet stands for more than technology innovation. It delivers on this vision through our corporate social responsibility by innovating sustainable security technologies, diversifying cybersecurity talent, and promoting responsible business across our value chain. Fortinet has more than 13,500 employees globally; nearly 2,500 are based in Canada. Fortinet’s Canadian team of experts leverages cutting-edge technology and deep industry knowledge to allow organizations to stay ahead of the constantly evolving threat landscape, providing businesses of all sizes and government agencies with the best possible security outcomes.

The PGA TOUR Americas – Fortinet Cup will also offer all attendees an excellent space for networking with peers and cybersecurity experts. I hope you enjoy the exceptional experiences we’ve created for you. Welcome to the 2024 PGA TOUR Americas ¬– Fortinet Cup.

Marc Asturias,
Vice President of Marketing and Field CISO for Government at Fortinet Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada

WEEKEND PROGRAM

An unforgettable experience with a lineup of exciting rounds, engaging activities for the whole family, and plenty of opportunities to connect with the sport you love.

THURSDAY - JULY 11, 2024

Round 1 for the Explore NB Open has officially been postponed to Friday due to heavy rainfall overnight and into the morning.

FRIDAY - JULY 12, 2024

7:30AM START | TOURNAMENT ROUND 1

11-6PM | HOLE 13 PATIO

11-6PM | VIP PAVILION ON 18

11-5PM | ACTIVITIES PRESENTED BY EXPLORE NB

  • “Lobster toss” cornhole lawn game
  • Giveaways

11-5PM | FREDERICTON CAPITAL REGION WELCOME TENT

  • Photo opp by Second Nature Outdoors
  • Lawn croquet by Kings Landing
  • Painting activity by Oromocto Galleria
  • Casting pool activity by Minnow Tackle Shop

VENDORS ON 14:

  • 11-5PM | Poppy’s Kettle Korn and Lemonade
  • 11-6PM | Sunpoke BBQ
SATURDAY - JULY 13, 2024

7:30AM START | TOURNAMENT ROUND 2

11-4PM | HOLE 13 PATIO

11-4PM | VIP PAVILION ON 18

11-5PM | ACTIVITIES PRESENTED BY EXPLORE NB:

  • “Lobster toss” cornhole lawn game
  • Giveaways

11-5PM | WELCOME TENT PRESENTED BY PARKS NB:

  • Pro Shop and Parks NB merchandise
  • Traveling photo exhibit 

11-5PM | FREDERICTON CAPITAL REGION WELCOME TENT:

  • Photo opp by Second Nature Outdoors
  • Lawn croquet by Kings Landing
  • Casting pool activity by Minnow Tackle Shop

FOOD VENDORS ON HOLE 14: 

  • 11-5PM | Poppy’s Kettle Korn and Lemonade
  • 11:30-5PM | Mini Treats & Sips
  • 11-6PM | Sunpoke BBQ
 

7-9PM | VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION  PARTY (volunteers & players only) 

SUNDAY - JULY 14, 2024

START TBA | TOURNAMENT R3 & FINAL ROUND

11-4PM | HOLE 13 PATIO

11-4PM | VIP PAVILION ON 18

11-5PM | ACTIVITIES PRESENTED BY EXPLORE NB:

  • “Lobster toss” cornhole lawn game
  • Giveaways

11-5PM | WELCOME TENT PRESENTED BY PARKS NB:

  • Pro Shop and Parks NB merchandise
  • Traveling photo exhibit 

11-5PM | FREDERICTON CAPITAL REGION WELCOME TENT:

  • Photo opp by Second Nature Outdoors
  • Live painting activity by House of Art
  • Putting activity by Good Guys Golf
  • Casting pool activity by Minnow Tackle Shop

FOOD VENDORS AT HOLE 14: 

  • 11-5PM | Poppy’s Kettle Korn and Lemonade
  • 11:30-5PM | Mini Treats & Sips
  • 11-6PM | Sunpoke BBQ

TBA | TROPHY & CHARITY PRESENTATION

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WEEKEND PROGRAM

An unforgettable experience with a lineup of exciting rounds, engaging activities for the whole family, and plenty of opportunities to connect with the sport you love.

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EXPLORE THE MACTAQUAC COURSE

Our hole-by-hole guide provides detailed information on each of the 18 holes, including yardages, par, and handicap ratings. Visit the official page and explore each hole’s unique challenges and beauty.

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DON’T MISS A MOMENT OF THE ACTION

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A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS

Our heartfelt gratitude to the sponsors who made the 2024 Explore NB Open possible.

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SPOTLIGHT ON THE EXPLORE NB OPEN TROPHY

We are proud to present the exquisite Explore NB Open trophy, a fusion of artistry and heritage deeply rooted in New Brunswick’s cultural tapestry. Crafted by Justin Sappier, a respected Peskotomuhkati-Wolastoqey (Passamaquoddy-Maliseet) woodcarver, and Shane Perley-Dutcher, a talented Wolastoq mixed media artist, this masterpiece embodies the spirit of our land and its people. The trophy is a testament to the rich artistic legacy and collaborative spirit thriving in New Brunswick.

The ExploreNB Trophée

TAKE HOME A PIECE OF THE TOURNAMENT EXPERIENCE

CULINARY DELIGHTS

Treat yourself to a gastronomic adventure! Don’t miss the chance to indulge in delicious offerings from our food vendors.

Moosehead Breweries

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

By entering this area, you agree to the following (and if you are a minor, your parents/guardians agree to the following on your behalf):

The event will be photographed and filmed. By entering, you irrevocably consent to being photographed, filmed and videotaped, and release all producers and users of such photos, film and videotape, including any event sponsors, from any liability (whether for infringement of any rights or otherwise), and you expressly authorize and permit use of your name, voice and likeness, and all reproductions thereof (including for promotional use), through the world in perpetuity without limitation and without any compensation to you.

You assume all risks and accept all responsibility for any injuries that might result not only from your actions, inactions or negligence, but also that of others, the condition of the premises, and/or the possibility exposure to others with communicable illness, including covid-19 and any associated risks therewith. You assume all risk and responsibility for such injury and any related damage.

All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

If you do not wish to be filmed, please do not enter this area.

Thank you for your cooperation.