2016 Sandpiper Open | Sandpiper Golf Course | Tuesday, June 14, 2016
The VGT SANDPIPER OPEN is an 18-Hole stroke play tournament for male and female Apprentice Pros and for Male and Female Amateurs in Flight A & B (5.1 to 18.0 factor).
- Three Amateur Divisions: Flight A / Flight B / Women’s
- One Professional Division: Apprentice Pro Division*.
- Full Field Size: 48 players
- Professional Payout: Top 40% in Apprentice Pro Division* will be paid out
- Amateur Payout: Top 1/3 of Field paid out via alternating Gross AND Net Scores in all Amateur Flights.
*Note: There must be a minimum of 10 Flight A and 10 Flight B players registered for prizing to be paid out in separate flights. If less than 10 players registered in each flight, the top Flight A and top flight B Gross winners will be paid out and then all other prizing will be based on net scores in Flight A & B combined. There must also be a minimum of 5 women in the field to hold separate women’s division prizing. Otherwise women playing in the event will compete in their handicap flight against male golfers from an equitable tee length with similar slope and rating. Order of Merit points will always be collected within a player’s own flight, not shared flighting!
Sponsor Prizes & Prize Credits
- CLEVELAND GOLF
- TRAVIS MATHEW CLOTHING
- PROJEKT LUGGAGE
- IGA GIFT CARDS
- + MORE
Entry Fee Includes
- 18-Holes of Golf
- Luncheon after round
- Gross & Net prizing within each Division
- Live Leader board Scoring
- Golf Canada Officiating
- Qualify for Order of Merit Points – Over $10,000 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 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.
Are designated professional that are not currently or have not been a member of any mini-tour (other than VGT) or sanctioned tour (PGA Tour Canada, Web.com, European, Asian, Japanese Tour…) for the last 2 years. VGT Professionals from 2014 or 2015 may play as an Apprentice Professional if they meet the following criteria: A) They have played less than 12 Tour Division events in last 2 years and B) They have less than $2,000 in combined earnings from 2014 and 2015 VGT Tour Professional events.
- 2015 Apprentice Champion:
- 2015 Flight A Winner:
- 2015 Flight B Winner:
- 2015 Event Summary & Prizes: Click Here
- Professional – VGT Member: $155+GST
- Professional – Non-Member: $205+GST
- Amateur – VGT Member: $110+GST
- Amateur – Non-Member: $140+GST
SATURDAY JUNE 11, 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.
- Apprentices: 9am start
- Amateurs: 12:00pm
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.
Course Details & Location
14282 Morris Valley Road
Harrison Mills, British Columbia
Golf Shop: (604)796-1000
Srixon/Cleveland Order of Merit
Order of Merit (OOM) points will be awarded in each category of membership as follows:
- Professional, Championship Amateur – Gross
- Flight A & B, Women’s Division – Alternating Gross & Net. Players will receive the highest (gross or net) point value for this event.
Both the Professional OOM and 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.
Srixon/Cleveland Professional Order of Merit
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 2016 Tour Championship.
- 2016 VGT MAJORS SERIES ORDER OF MERIT – $2,500 Cash Bonus.
The VGT Majors Series starts on May 8 & 9 at the “Battle at the Bear” at Bear Mountain Resort & Spa and includes 6 multiple-day events as follows. At the end of the 2016 Petron Communications Pro-Am, the VGT Majors Series Order of Merit Winner will earn a guaranteed $2,500 Cash Bonus!
- May 8, 9th – Battle at the Bear
- May 12, 13th – Chilliwack Golf Club
- May 17, 18th – Pagoda Ridge/Royalwood
- June 14, 15th – Sandpiper Golf Course
- July 1-3rd – Johnston Meier Insurance VANCOUVER OPEN
- Aug.9, 10th – Petron Communications Lakepoint Pro-Am (Ft. St. John’s)
- TOP SRIXON / CLEVELAND STAFF PLAYER – $1,000 Staff Player Bonus
A $500 CASH BONUS will be awarded to the top VGT Professional on the SRIXON / CLEVELAND Order of Merit endorsing SRIXON & CLEVELAND products throughout the ’16 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 ball in order to qualify for the CASH BONUS!
- TOP APPRENTICE PROFESSIONAL – $500 CASH BONUS!
Srixon/Cleveland Amateur Order of Merit ($6000 in Prizing!)
Presented by Bermuda Sands Apparel
- At the end of the 2016 VGT Tour Championship, the Top 5 Amateurs in each Flight will share in over $6,000 in prizes!
- 1st PLACE: $1,000 VALUE / per flight. A “PGA TOUR FAN 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
- 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 21st, 2016.
- If the jackpot accumulates to $10,000, it will be cut-off at $10,000 and the first eligible person (see above) to score a hole-in-one on an eligible jackpot hole will receive the $10,000 payout. A secondary Hole-in-one purse will be started as soon as the original jackpot reaches $10,000. From the time the original purse reaches $10,000, moneys collected for the H.I.O purse will accumulate in this secondary pot while the first pot remains at $10,000. 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 $10,000, and once the pot has reached $10,000, 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.