Abbotsford golfer Adam Hadwin has landed a contract with the Vancouver Canucks.
To be clear, it’s not to play hockey. Rather, Hadwin has struck a promotional partnership with the local NHL team which will see the 24-year-old golfer display the Canucks logo on his apparel and participate in Canucks for Kids Fund charitable events where his schedule allows.
“Adam embodies a number of qualities we value at our organization, from his competitive drive, to his commitment to professional success, to his connection to British Columbia,” Canucks chief operating officer Victor de Bonis stated in a press release. “Adam’s partnership with the Canucks extends into the community realm, allowing us to further support local charities in innovative ways.”
Hadwin staged a breakthrough season in 2011, when he appeared in and made the cut in five PGA Tour events – the U.S. Open, RBC Canadian Open, Frys.com Open, McGladrey Classic and the Greenbrier Classic – and earned $440,752.
His performance at the Canadian Open at Vancouver’s Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club captured the attention of a nation of golf fans – he was in contention for the title, before ultimately finishing fourth.
Hadwin is a regular on the Nationwide Tour this season, where he’s made the cut in six of eight events thus far and has earned $44,838.
“It is a great honour to partner with my favourite professional sports team, the Vancouver Canucks,” Hadwin said. “This is a very exciting time in my professional golf career and I look forward to sharing it with the Canucks organization and their fans everywhere.”