VGT Player’s Championship | Sandpiper/Chilliwack | May 18-19, 2017
VGT Majors Series #2
- Total Prize Purse: $13,500*
- Thursday & Friday, May 18-19, 2017
- Round 1: Sandpiper Golf Course – 9:30am Start
- Round 2: Chilliwack Golf Club 10am start. Leaders off at 1pm with full field.
- 36-HOLE MAJOR (Professionals & Championship Amateurs +3.0 to 5.0)
The VGT Player’s Championship Major held at SANDPIPER & CHILLIWACK GOLF CLUBS is a 36-Hole VGT MAJOR Stroke play tournament for male and female Professionals and Championship Amateurs (5.0 Golf Canada factor or less)
- Full Field Size: 80 (44 Pros & 36 Amateurs)
- Professional Purse: $12,000*
- First place: $3,000*. Top 33% of Professional field size will be paid out. *(based on full field)
- Amateur Prizing: $1,600*
*Based on a full field of 36 Amateurs, the top 9 Amateurs will be awarded the following prizing:
- 1st Place: $500 Sponsor Prize Credits
- 2nd Place: $300 Sponsor Prize Credits
- 3rd Place: $200 Sponsor Prize Credits
- 4th Place: $175 Sponsor Prize Credits
- 5th Place: $150 Sponsor Prize Credits
- 6th Place: $125 Sponsor Prize Credits
- 7th Place: $75 Sponsor Prize Credits
- 8th Place: $50 Sponsor Prize Credits
- 9th Place: $25 Sponsor Prize Credits
Sponsor Prizes & Prize Credits
- CLEVELAND GOLF
- TRAVIS MATHEW CLOTHING
- MAUI JIM SUNGLASSES
- GALVIN GREEN OUTERWEAR
- 2UNDR BRIEFS
- PROJEKT LUGGAGE
- BIG MAX PUSH CARTS
- + MORE
Entry Fee Includes
- 36-Holes of golf in 3-somes including green fees
- Final qualifying event to count towards exemption into FREEDOM 55 FINANCIAL OPEN (see details below)
- Driving Range Warm-up (Chilliwack G.C.)
- Discounted practice round rates
- One meal or food & beverage component per day of competition
- Opportunity to play two of BC’s Premier Golf Clubs
- Live 9-Hole and 15-Hole Leader board Scoring
- Unparalleled Professional Tournament Experience
- First Tee Announcing and Golf Canada Officiating
- Qualify for Order of Merit Points – Over $15,000 in Year-end Awards & Prizing!
Priority will be given to Members in the Professional and Amateur field. Non-Members are eligible to play if the tournament field is not full at the end of the Registration Deadline. Non-members are recommended to register in advance as non-member entries will be accepted in priority of their entries being received if we have space available for some but not all non-members waiting for the field to be open at the deadline.
- PRO: VGT Majors Member: $300 + GST
- PRO VGT (non-Majors) Member: $350 + GST
- PRO: Non – VGT Carded PGA Member: $375 + GST
- PRO: Non – VGT, not Carded: $400 + GST
- AM: VGT Member: $200 + GST
- AM: Non – VGT Member: $240 + GST
SATURDAY MAY 13, 2017 at 6pm PST or when event is full (whichever comes first)
Players are reminded to review the Policies and Procedures of VGT outlining all cancellation and no show fees HERE.
- Round 1: 9:30am Start
- Round 2: 10am Start. Leaders off at 1pm with full field.
(Subject to change based on field size.)
SANDPIPER GOLF COURSE
Amateurs: Please contact Sandpiper Golf Course at 604.796.1000 to arrange a practice round. VGT Amateur Members are entitled to practice rounds at the VGT Preferred Rate of $30/player year round valid Monday-Friday excluding holidays after 12pm. (Taxes Extra)
Professionals: Please contact Ted Swaine at 604.796.1000 or email Ted Swaine at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a practice round at an off-peak time M-F.
CHILLIWACK GOLF CLUB
- 8 Week Membership opportunity from April 1 to May 31st – $300.00 including tax (see online brochure)
- Includes unlimited use of the practice facility
- Afternoon standby access to the golf course
- Please call Professional Jared Rempel at the Chilliwack Golf shop at 604 823-6521 or 1-888-757-7222 to arrange for this membership opportunity.
- PGA Canada or Mackenzie Tour Members are asked to contact Jared Rempel at the Chilliwack Golf Shop to request one complimentary tee-time at a non-peak time.
- All other players, practice Rounds are at $25 + GST per player.
Course Details & Location
SANDPIPER GOLF COURSE
Sandpiper Golf Course, recent winner of the PGA of BC’s “Hidden Gem” awards, is located 75 minutes East of Vancouver and is open to the public 364 days a year. This par 72 course runs 6,500 yards from the back tees, and is gently sloped, featuring four sets of tees for all playing abilities. Canadian course designer, Russ Olsen, has done an amazing job of taking advantage of the spectacular water and mountain vistas when designing this masterpiece. Sandpiper Golf Course has played host to several Vancouver Golf Tour events, most notably the 2013 Canada Bread BC Match Play & the VGT’s Inaugural 36-Hole Major Series Event the ‘2013 VGT Sandpiper Open’.
For more information, contact: Ted Swaine, Director of Golf Operations
14282 Morris Valley Road
Harrison Mills, British Columbia
Golf Shop: (604)796-1000
CHILLIWACK GOLF CLUB
The Chilliwack Golf Club, established in 1958, is a semi-private facility located between Chilliwack and Abbotsford, only 45 minutes from Vancouver. It features magnificent tree lined fairways, a creek that meanders through the back nine and breathtaking mountain vistas in every direction. Members and non-members have enjoyed the Fraser Valley’s most popular golf course for over 50 years. With a reputation for year round world class conditioning, Chilliwack has played host to every major Provincial Championship – and always to rave reviews.
Set against the stunning backdrop of the Cascade and Coastal Mountains, the Chilliwack Golf Club promises you a relaxing and enjoyable golf experience. In additional our fully stocked pro shop can accommodate all of your golfing needs, and our staff is dedicated to providing a warm and friendly atmosphere
41894 Yale Road West, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4J3
Phone: (604) 823-6521
Srixon/Cleveland Order of Merit
Both the Professional OOM and Amateur OOMs will be based on the following point system for full fields based on gross results. Order of Merit Points may be modified in any given event based on field size.
VGT Majors Series Order of Merit
Order of Merit (OOM) points from this event will count towards the Majors Series Order of Merit as follows:
Srixon/Cleveland Professional Order of Merit ($8,500 in Awards)
Based on all Regular Season results:
- FREEDOM 55 FINANCIAL OPEN EXEMPTION FOR TOP VGT PROFESSIONAL!
The top VGT Professional on the SRIXON/CLEVELAND Order of Merit at the end of the VGT PLAYER’S CHAMPIONSHIP on May 19th will earn an exemption into the MACKENZIE TOUR’s FREEDOM 55 FINANCIAL OPEN event at Point Grey Golf & C.C. * = Top VGT Professional not already exempt into the F55 Financial Open (must be a Majors Member in good standing)
- The SRIXON / CLEVELAND ORDER OF MERIT WINNER – $2,500 Q-School Award!
The top Professional for the entire VGT season (Championship Series & Majors Series) earns a $2,500 Q-School Award at the end of the 2017 Tour Championship.
- 2017 VGT MAJORS SERIES ORDER OF MERIT – $2,500 Cash Bonus
The VGT Majors Series starts with the VGT MASTERS on April 27th & 28th at Morgan Creek Golf Club includes 7 multiple-day events as follows (dates subject to change). At the end of the 2017 JOHNSTON MEIER VANCOUVER OPEN, the VGT Majors Series will offer a guaranteed $2,500 in Cash Bonuses!
- April 27, 28: The VGT MASTERS
- May 18, 19: VGT PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
- June 20, 21: CSBA WHISTLER OPEN
- July 1, 2: LEDGEVIEW OPEN
- August 15, 16: WONOWON WATER SERVICES LAKEPOINT PRO-AM (Ft. St. John’s)
- September 1-3: FIRST CLASS WASTE SERVICES FRASER VALLEY OPEN
- September 22-24: JOHNSTON MEIER INSURANCE VANCOUVER OPEN
- TOP SRIXON / CLEVELAND STAFF PLAYER – $1,000 CASH BONUS!
A $1,000 CASH BONUS will be awarded to the top VGT Professional on the SRIXON / CLEVELAND Order of Merit endorsing SRIXON & CLEVELAND products throughout the 2017 VGT season. Players sign a contract at the Brad Garside Open that they will be playing a minimum of 10 SRIXON / CLEVELAND clubs and the SRIXON Z-Star or SRIXON Z-Star XV ball in order to qualify for the CASH BONUS!
- ROOKIE OF THE YEAR – $1,000 CASH BONUS!
- MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR – $1,000 CASH BONUS!
- TOP APPRENTICE PROFESSIONAL – $500 CASH BONUS!
Srixon/Cleveland Amateur Order of Merit ($7,000 in Prizing!)
- 1st PLACE: $1,000 VALUE / per flight “PGA TOUR EVENT EXPERIENCE” (Sponsored by Bermuda Sands Apparel)
- 2nd PLACE: $500 VALUE / per flight
- 3rd PLACE: $300 VALUE / per flight
- 4th PLACE: $200 VALUE / per flight
- 5th PLACE: $100 VALUE / per flight
- 6th PLACE: $75 VALUE / per flight
- 7th PLACE: $60 VALUE / per flight
- 8th PLACE: $50 VALUE / per flight
- 9th PLACE: $40 VALUE / per flight
- 10th PLACE: $30 VALUE / per flight
- All Amateur Order of Merits are based on a player’s best 12 results for the season
Progressive Hole-In-One Jackpot Rules
- In order to qualify for the Hole-in-one (H.I.O) JACKPOT offered at a VGT event, a player must be entered into the $20 skins game/hole-in-one pot for that event. If there is no winner of the hole-in-one at VGT event, the current hole-in-one pot will carry over to the next event until we have a winner of the jackpot. If by the end of the Winter Tour the jackpot has not been won, the current jackpot will be carried over into the Summer Tour schedule commencing on March 20th, 2017.
- If the jackpot accumulates to $5,000, it will be cut-off at $5,000 and the first eligible person (see above) to score a hole-in-one on an eligible jackpot hole will receive the $5,000 payout. A secondary Hole-in-one purse will be started as soon as the original jackpot reaches $5,000. From the time the original purse reaches $5,000, moneys collected for the H.I.O purse will accumulate in this secondary pot while the first pot remains at $5,000. The secondary pot will continue to grow until the next eligible player scores a hole-in-one on the designated jackpot hole at a VGT event. The maximum H.I.O purse paid out at any time will be $5,000, and once the pot has reached $5,000, a 3rd and 4th purse (and so on) will be established for future winners.
- Due to the skill difference of Pros versus the Amateurs in the field, we level the playing field for the JACKPOT two ways:
- By allowing the A & B amateurs to tee-off a shorter designated tee-box at various times compared to Professionals and Championship Amateurs.
- VGT hosts numerous Amateur only events where Amateurs have a chance to win the JACKPOT without Pros in the field.