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RBC Visa Infinite AVION named the official credit card of The Golf Town Amateur Tour

RICHMOND HILL (June 12, 2008) — The Golf Town Amateur Tour is pleased to name RBC Visa Infinite AVION as the official credit card of The Golf Town Amateur Tour - the first official tour credit card in its five year history. Over the next five years (2008-2012), RBC is the title sponsor for the RBC Canadian Open, Canada's national golf championship, and is now also sponsoring Ontario's premium amateur golf tour.

"We're absolutely thrilled to have the RBC Visa Infinite AVION as part of our growing group of sponsors," said Canadian Golf Tours Inc. President Mark Young. "Their leadership as a title sponsor of the RBC Canadian Open combined with being the official credit card sponsor of The Golf Town Amateur Tour clearly demonstrates RBC's dedication to the development of golf in Ontario and Canada."

As part of RBC's Visa Infinite Avion sponsorship deal with The Tour, RBC will host a longest drive challenge at each of the remaining 25 events in the 2008 tour. Winners of The Tour's long-drive competition prior to July 22nd will receive two one-day Executive Rooftop Patio tickets for The 2008 RBC Canadian Open. Long-drive winners after July 27th will receive tickets to the 2009 RBC Canadian Open.

"The new RBC Visa Infinite AVION card lets cardholders fly sooner by earning points faster," said Cathy Honor, RBC Head of Global Cards. "Not only does it have one of the most flexible travel programs in Canada, fewer points are needed compared to many other travel cards. There's no limit to where this card can take you and we're pleased to encourage this way of thinking at prestigious events that many of our clients attend such as The Golf Town Amateur Tour and the RBC Canadian Open."

The RBC Canadian Open will also host the RBC Visa Infinite AVION longest drive contest to be run on the 16th hole at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario. Spectators can enter the contest by guessing which pro will hit the longest drive of the day. All entrants have access to a daily prize and are eligible for a grand prize draw at the end of the RBC Canadian Open - a one-week trip for four to golf in California, Arizona or Florida. Golf fans who are unable to attend the tournament can also participate in the grand prize contest by selecting the yardage they think will represent the longest drive of the tournament and enter the contest at www.rbccanadianopen.com.

About the RBC Visa Infinite AVION Card
The RBC Visa Infinite AVION card continues to offer all the advantages of the Platinum Avion card including flights anywhere on any airline, no blackout periods, and no reward seating restrictions. Plus, the RBC Visa Infinite AVION card also provides more opportunity to earn RBC Rewards points faster, an enhanced suite of travel insurances, personal concierge service, and luxury travel benefits. The new card will be available starting in July.

About The Golf Town Amateur Tour
The Golf Town Amateur Tour provides golfers with handicaps up to 22 an opportunity to compete in a series of 15 one-day competitive amateur tournaments held at Ontario's top courses. The Tour runs from late April until the end of September.

Owned and operated by Canadian Golf Tours Inc., the Golf Town Amateur Tour is sponsored by Golf Town, TaylorMade Golf, Mazda Canada, Prodigy Headwear, Second Skin/Hollas, Sky Caddie, Sundog Eyewear, ECCO Canada, Fairways Magazine, Eco Golf Tees, NX-G Premium Golf Bags, Howard Johnson Canada, Knights Inn Canada, Nature Valley, il fornello restaurants and RBC Visa Infinite AVION.

RBC and the RBC Canadian Open
In partnership with the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA), RBC is the title sponsor of the RBC Canadian Open, the third oldest national golf championship worldwide, next only to the British Open and the U.S. Open. With a history of great players and premier fields, the RBC Canadian Open provides golf fans with the opportunity to experience the excitement of a world class event on Canadian soil. RBC also sponsors all levels of amateur sport, from grassroots programs in local communities to national sport organization and elite-level athletes.

For more information on The RBC Visa Infinite AVION card visit http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/RBC:SDr7B471JsUAJ-BAgkc/visainfiniteavion/index.html

For information about The Golf Town Amateur Tour or The TaylorMade Tussle, contact:

Mark Young
President
Canadian Golf Tours Inc
mark@golftowntour.com
905-773-7333

Chris Mumford
Director of Media
Golf Town Amateur Tour
chris@golftowntour.com
416-884-1277


 



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