2019 Spring/Summer Tour Schedule (Apr 16/19)
VGT Players Championship (18-Hole)
May 16, 2019 @ 12:00
VGT Players Championship | Sandpiper Golf Course | Thursday, May 16, 2019
Flight A & B - 18 Hole Event
The VGT PLAYER’S CHAMPIONSHIP is an 18-Hole stroke play tournament for Flight A & B Amateurs (5.1 -18.0 Golf Canada factor).
- Three Amateur Divisions:
- Flight A (5.1-10.0)
- Flight B (10.1-18.0)
- Women's (A/B combined)
- Must have a minimum of 5 registered in each flight for prizing purposes.
- Full Field Size: 60 players
- Amateur Prizing: $2,400 (based on 60 Amateurs)
- Amateur Payout: Top 33% of Field paid out via alternating Gross AND Net Scores in all Amateur Flights
Sponsor Prizes & Prize Credits
Top results will earn VGT Prize Credits that can be cashed in for the following premium brands throughout the year:
BUSHNELL / CLEVELAND GOLF / SRIXON / LINKSOUL APPAREL / JOFIT / TRAVIS MATHEW CLOTHING / GALVIN GREEN OUTERWEAR / MAUI JIM SUNGLASSES / PROJEKT LUGGAGE / ECOVESSEL / BIG MAX CARTS & BAGS / LIL WIZ BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS / SWING CADDIE LAUNCH MONITORS / SUN MOUNTAIN BAGS/CARTS
Entry Fee Includes
- 18-Holes of Golf at Sandpiper Golf Resort ($60 value)
- $40/player in Amateur prize pool. Alternating Gross & Net prizing within each Division
- $10 Luncheon voucher provided after round for restaurant
- Opportunity to play one of BC’s Premier Resort Courses in Championship Tournament Conditions
- Live Leaderboard Scoring thru 9 holes & 18 holes
- Professionally managed with Golf Canada Officiating and announcing off first tee
- Players qualify for valuable points in the Cleveland/Srixon Order of Merit Race.
- A chance to share in over $17,000 in Year-end Prizing including a PGA TOUR Fan Experience!
Priority will be given to Members in the field until the registration deadline. Non-Members are eligible to play if the 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.
- AM VGT Member: $110+GST = $115.50
- AM Non-Member: $150+GST = $157.50
*3% online handling fee applies for online cc payments.
E-TRANSFER: Avoid the 3% fee by sending E-transfer!
- Send E-transfers to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- SECURITY QUESTION: What the ‘V’ stands for in VGT. ANSWER: Vancouver
- Members can pay Cash/Cheque on the Day
MONDAY, MAY 13, 2019 at 6:00pm PST or when the 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.
- Tee times start at 12:00
- $10 off posted weekday rate (M-F after 12pm). Does not include holidays (must show your VGT Membership)
- Website Specials: CLICK TO VIEW
- TSN 1040 Discount Card Rate: (Mon-Fri. Only) (purchase here)
- April 1 to Oct. 31: Mon - Fri only excluding holidays, 2 green fees for $80
- Nov. 1 - Mar 31: Sat/Sun and holidays, 2 green fees for $70
- Nov. 1 - Mar. 31: Mon to Fri only excluding holidays, 2 green fees for $60
Course Details & Location
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, General Manager
Srixon/Cleveland Order of Merit
Order of Merit (OOM) points will be awarded in each category of membership:
- Flight A & B – Alternating Gross & Net
Amateur OOMs will be based on the following point system for full fields. Order of Merit Points may be modified in any given event based on field size.
Amateur Order of Merit ($7,500 in Prizing!)
- 1st PLACE: $1,000 VALUE / per flight "PGA TOUR EVENT EXPERIENCE" (Sponsored by Travis Mathew Apparel)
- Includes a FREE FLIGHT + 2 FREE WEEKLY GROUNDS PASSES to watch a 2019-20 PGA TOUR EVENT (does not include Majors)
- 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.
- Top 10 Prize values are based on a minimum of 30 members joining in each flight
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 in March.
- 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.