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(SOLD OUT) Tour Championship
September 25, 2020
2020 VGT TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Meadow Gardens Golf Club | Friday September 25, 2020
***PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING***
BY REGISTERING, YOU AGREE TO ADHERE TO ALL COVID-19 SAFETY PROCEDURES OUTLINED IN THE FOLLOWING LINKS HERE:
The VGT Tour Championship is the final VGT event where points will qualify for the 2020 CLEVELAND/SRIXON Order of Merit.
Full Field Size: 112 players (24 Pros / 88 Amateurs)
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PLAY THE TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP?
- Four amateur player spots will be reserved for our Major Sponsors.
- Of the remaining 108 player spots, we will reserve the following number of player spots for each division & flight:
- Championship Women (5.0 & less): 12 spots
- Professionals: 24 spots
- Championship Men: (5.0 & less): 24 spots
- Flight A: (5.1 to 10.0): 24 spots
- Flight B: (10.1 to 18.0): 24 spots
- The top 12 Championship Women, the top 24 VGT Professionals and the top 24 VGT Amateurs in each of our 3 Divisions (Championship Flight, Flight A, Flight B) on the Order of Merit as of Sept.1st are guaranteed a spot in the field until Sept.11th.
- After Sept.11th, the event is open to all remaining VGT Members with priority being given in the order of their payment being received and filling each flight to its capacity.
- If the field is not full with members as of Sept.18th at 6pm, we will accept non-members into the field in priority of their payment being received.
VGT TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT FORMAT
18-Hole Stroke Play Championship
Players will compete within their own flight for Order of Merit Points and prizing as follows:
- PRO PURSE: $5,000 (based on full field of 24 pros)
- AMATEUR PRIZING:
- CHAMP FLIGHT: Top 4 Gross & Top 4 Net Scores win prizing
- FLIGHT A: Top 4 Gross & Top 4 Net scores win prizing
- FLIGHT B: Top 4 Gross & Top 4 Net Scores win prizing
- WOMEN’S CHAMP FLT: Top 4 Gross Scores win prizing
Sponsor Prizes & Prize Credits
Top results will earn VGT Prize Credits that can be cashed in for the following premium brands throughout the year: (Players have until Oct.30, 2020 to cash in their credits)
Entry Fee Includes
- Welcome gift (Amateurs only)
- Driving Range Warm-up
- 18 Holes of Golf at Meadow Gardens Golf Club
- $40/player in Amateur prizing = $3,500 in event prizing
- Boxed lunch before the round
- Refreshment in the clubhouse after the round
- Flighted Awards
- Fabulous Individual Prizes
- PRO - VGT Member: $200+GST = $210.00*
- PRO - Non-Member: $225+GST = $236.25*
- AM - VGT Member: $130+GST = $126.00
- AM - Non-Member: $150+GST = $157.50
*Pro entry includes a $10 donation to Meadow Gardens Junior Golf Program.
All Entry Fees must be paid in advance by E-transfer or CC!!
All players will be placed on the wait list until payment is received. Non-members will be placed on the waitlist until the registration deadline and admitted in order of payment received if the event is not full with members.
Skins Game (optional)
Please add $20 to your E-transfer if you are playing in the Skins Game.
There are two skins games: Pros/Champ Flight: GROSS. A/B Flight: NET. Skins payment must be received by 6pm the night before to be eligible.
- Interac e-Transfer (no handling fees)
E-Transfer your entry fees to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If prompted to give a security question & password, please email your password to email@example.com.
- Online Credit Card / PayPal (handling fees apply)
*Players can AVOID online admin fees when paying by E-Transfer.
All members must confirm their entries through the Golf Genius Member area to be confirmed for all events. Even if you pay online, you must also confirm your entry thru the round sign-up on Golf Genius or accept the email invitation, or you will not be entered into an event.
All non-members must confirm payment online in order for their entry to be considered for an event. Once the deadline for entry has been reached and the event is not full with members, non-member entries will be accepted on a priority based on date of event payment.
Note: All players are designated on the ‘Wait List’ when signing up via the player app or accepting the email invitation. Only once payment has been received will a player’s entry be confirmed with an auto-email via golf genius letting players know they have moved from the wait list to confirmed player list.
- Qualified Member Priority Registration:
Until Friday, Sept.11th or when the event is first full.
- Member Priority Registration / Deadline: Friday, Sept.18th
Players are reminded to review the Policies and Procedures of VGT outlining all cancellation and no show fees HERE.
- 12:00 - 2:00pm off 1st & 10th Tee
- Wind-up Awards and Presentations will be conducted in the clubhouse over a cold refreshment!
Course Details & Location
LOCATION: 19675 Meadow Gardens Way
Srixon/Cleveland Golf Order Of Merit
Order of Merit (OOM) points will be awarded in each category of membership:
- Professional & Women’s Open Divisions – Gross
- Championship Flight – Gross
- Senior, Flight A & B – Alternating Gross & Net
- Women’s Flight A & B – Alternating Gross & Net
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.
YEAR END PLAYER AWARDS
Due to Covid-19 disrupting many of our sponsors’ commitments, all year-end player awards are TBC until further notice, other than some great news that JM MEDIA GROUP has committed to a $2,500 PRIZE for our Top Professional at the end of the VGT season. Please see below all Year-end Award announcements:
Professional Order Of Merit
Based on all Regular Season results:
- $2,500 JM MEDIA GROUP – PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD!
- One (1) x $2,500 Award sponsored by JM MEDIA GROUP
- This award must be used for Q-School Entry Fees and/or fees associated with Q-School (hotel, flights, etc)
- The award will be determined by points accumulated through the year on VGT (and other global tours).
- SRIXON / CLEVELAND ORDER OF MERIT AWARD – At this time is TBC
The top Professional for the entire VGT season earns a bonus (amount TBC) at the end of the 2020 Tour Championship. The previously posted $2,500 Q-School award is currently on hold due to Covid-19 possibly affecting Srixon's ability to support this bonus. As soon as we know either way, we will post what is going to be guaranteed for our Player of the Year.
- TOP SRIXON / CLEVELAND STAFF PLAYER: BONUS TBC
At this time the $1,000 SRIXON/CLEVELAND STAFF PLAYER BONUS is on hold until further notice. Players are still required to play a minimum of 8 SRIXON / CLEVELAND clubs and the SRIXON Z-Star or SRIXON Z-Star XV ball in order to qualify for any SRIXON CASH BONUS made available at end of the year!
- ROOKIE OF THE YEAR - CASH AWARD TBC
- IGA MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR - CASH AWARD TBC!
Amateur Order of Merit
- Based on a player’s best 10 results from 2020 Spring/Summer season
- Five Amateur Flights:
- Championship Flight (5.0 & less)
- Flight A (5.1 to 10.0)
- Flight B (10.1 to 18.0)
- Senior (55+ years of age)
- Women’s Division
- Top players win prizes
- Order of Merit Prize Values this year are TBC. They will ultimately be a function of sponsorship support that VGT receives in the coming weeks and months. We thank-you for your patience in posting these bonuses.
- All Order of Merit Flight Winners will be guaranteed to receive at special award recognizing their achievement and a Prize valued no less than $500/person.
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.