Windsor Championship Sees Economic Impact of $2.3-Million


It's a hole in one from the 2018 Windsor Championship.

As officials get ready for the city to host the 2019 MacKenzie Tour, organizers say the 2018 was a huge success.

The economic impact is estimated at about $2.3-million with 7,000 people in attendance over the week.

Tournament Director Adam Wagner says both figures exceeded expectations.

"It is amazing," he says.  "We never thought we would kinda see these numbers come in when we put this idea together and the PGA Tour Canada kinda reached out to us about us doing this event."

This year's championships is slated for July 1-7 at Ambassador Golf.

"I think you are going to see a different crop of players who are coming through, trying to make it to the professional ranks, but not to mention we are going to see more visitors come to the City of Windsor and get a bigger economic impact and spin-off," says Wagner.

The charity recipient from the 2018 championship was Hospice of Windsor-Essex which received a cheque worth more than $110,000.  

Windsor is one of 12 stops across the country for the MacKenzie Tour.