Rogers Group Financial Tour Championship | Meadow Gardens Golf Club | Friday, Sept. 29, 1PM Shotgun
Presented by Pat McGuire
The VGT Tour Championship is the final VGT event where points will qualify for the 2017 CLEVELAND/SRIXON Order of Merit.
FULL FIELD: 100 amateurs and 40 Professionals.
- The event is open to all VGT Members and Non-Members with ‘first come, first entered with payment’ priority.
- Twelve amateur player spots are reserved for our event sponsors and our Tour Title Sponsors.
- The top 30 VGT Professionals and top 30 VGT Amateurs on the Order of Merit are guaranteed a spot in the field as long as they are entered by Sept.15, as follows:
- PROS: Top 24 Tour Division and Top 6 Apprentice Division Pros as of Sept. 4th.
- The top 10 Championship Amateur players as of Sept. 4th.
- The top 10 Flight A Amateurs as of Sept. 4th.
- The top 10 Flight B Amateurs as of Sept. 4th.
All above Players above have until Sept.15th to confirm their entry on Golf Genius. After this time the event will be open to all non-exempt players (including non-members) who have not already been admitted into the field.
2017 Tournament Format
The VGT Tour Championship has Two Tournament Formats:
- 18-Hole Stroke Play Championship
- Players will compete within their own flight for Order of Merit Points and prizing:
- PRO PURSE: $7,500 (based on full field of 40 pros)
- AMATEUR PRIZING: Top 5 Gross & Top 5 Net Scores in each Flight win prizing
(30 prizes total. Over $5,000 in Prizing based on full field)
- 18-Hole Pro-Am Team Format:
- Four Amateurs will be paired with one Professional to make up teams of 5 players. Where we have an excess of 30 Pros in the field then the next 10 Pros will join another pro with 3 Amateurs to make their 5-person team.
- Top 5 Teams will win prizes totaling over $2,500!!
Entry Fee Includes
Amateur Entry Includes:
- Welcome Tee-gift
- Driving Range Warm-up
- 18 Holes of Golf at Meadow Gardens Golf Club
- An “Inside the Ropes” experience playing with a Premier BC Pro Golfer
- Over $10,000 in Amateur Prizing & Tee-Gifts!!
- Buffet Dinner after round
- Flighted Awards & Trophies
- On Course refreshments
- Fabulous Team & Individual Prizes
- Qualify for Year-end Draw Prizes and Awards
Pro Entry Includes:
- $7,500 Pro Purse
- Driving Range Warm-up
- On Course refreshments
- 18 holes of golf
- Buffet Dinner
- Qualify for Year-end Order of Merit Awards & $8,500 in Cash Bonuses
- PRO: VGT Member: $175+GST
- PRO: Non-Member: $225+GST
- PRO APP: VGT Member: $155+GST
- PRO APP: Non-Member: $175+GST
- AM: VGT Member: $125+GST
- AM: Non-Member: $175+GST
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 25th at 6:00pm 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.
Wind-up Year-End Awards Dinner
The year-end wrap-up dinner and awards presentations will be held at the MEADOW GARDENS GOLF CLUB immediately following play at 7pm
Course Details & Location
Water, sand, tree-covered rolling mounds and attention to the needs of nature mark Meadows Gardens from the moment you arrive. From the winding drive, spectacular views of the Golden Ears Mountains appear right through to the 18th green. The theme of harmony and challenging golf repeats itself hole after exciting hole.
Featuring tournament Black, through Blue, White, and Green Tees, Meadow Gardens presents a risk- reward opportunity for serious shot makers, without sacrificing playability. Peppered with exciting Par 4s, Par 3s, each requiring a different club to reach the green and the signature 18th.
19675 Meadow Gardens Way
Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 1Z2
Srixon/Cleveland Order of Merit
Order of Merit (OOM) points will be awarded in each category of membership as follows:
- Tour & Apprentice Professional – Gross
- Championship Flight – Gross
- Flight A & B – Alternating Gross & Net
Both the Professional OOM and Amateur OOMs will be based on the following point system for full fields for this event. Order of Merit Points may be modified in any given event based on field size.
Srixon/Cleveland Professional Order of Merit ($8,500 in Awards)
Based on all Regular Season results:
- 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 17, 18: 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 ($7,500 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.