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Major #8 – Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies Vancouver Open

August 30, 2019 - September 1, 2019

Vancouver Open

Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies Vancouver Open

August 30 - September 1, 2019

presented by

$90,000 IN CASH & PRIZES

McCleery / Langara / Fraserview

Amateur Eligibility

  • 54-Hole Championship: Open to all Amateurs with current GOLF CANADA or USGA Handicap Factor of 18.0 or less.
  • Charity Pro-Am:  Open to all Amateurs with Golf Canada handicap factor of 28.0 or less.

Professional Eligibility

  • 54-Hole Championship: Open to all VGT, PGA of Canada, Mackenzie Tour Canada Professionals and “Mini-Tour” Professionals.  Non-carded Professionals may be required to provide prior Amateur or Mini Tour playing records to verify their playing ability.  Please email with this information at time of submitting your entry.
  • Charity Pro-Am: VGT will send invites out to Professionals through golf genius for this event. There is a guaranteed $5,000 purse up for grabs.  Professionals who bring a fully paid team to the Pro-Am will have their entry fee waived for the Pro-Am.


A minimum of 70% of Amateur Golfers & ties in each Handicap Flight (Champ, A or B) & Division will make the 36-hole cut to play the final round based on alternating Gross & Net Results. 

For example, if there are 40 players in a particular flight, a minimum of 28 players & ties will make the cut as follows: The top 14 Gross scores + ties & top 14 net scores + ties will make the cut to play on Sunday.

Senior Division:

We will crown an Overall Men’s & Women’s Senior Gross Champion in this event. The top 5 Gross Senior scores not making the cut in their own flight will make the cut to play on Sunday. All other seniors (55+) that make the cut in their own flight will be eligible to win the Overall Men's or Women's Senior Championship Trophy & available prizing.


Top 60% + ties in the pro field will make the 36-hole cut (48+ties if a full field of 80 pros with the top 32+ties being paid).

Women’s Open:

For the 2nd straight year the Vancouver Open will crown an Overall Women’s Open Champion and a Women’s Overall Amateur Champion at this year’s event to include Annual Trophy Presentations.

The Top 60% + ties in the Women’s Open Division will make the 36-Hole Cut to play Sunday.  In a case where no Female Amateurs are inside the top 60% of the Women’s Division thru 36 holes, the top 3 Female Amateurs will be invited to play for Low Female Amateur honors on Sunday!

The Top 40% of the Women’s Open Division (Pros + Amateurs combined) will make the Prize Table. A Bonus $250 first place cheque will be offered to the top Female Professional thanks to MAUI JIM Canada and a $250 Maui Jim Gift Card will be offered to the top Female Amateur in the field (based on minimum of 5 Pros + 5 Amateurs in field)

Entry Deadline: 

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 @ 6 pm or when the event is full

Full Field:

  • 224 golfers (144 amateurs; 80 Pros)

Pro Purses Totaling $45,000*

*$40,000 Open Purse + $5,000 Pro-Am Purse (Based on Full Field of 80 Pros & 144 Amateurs) 

(The Open Purse will be split between Men’s & Women’s Pro Divisions based on field size). For example, if 60 Male Pros & 20 Female Pros in each respective division, the Male Pro Purse = $30,000 & Women’s Pro Purse = $10,000 and vice versa.

Amateur Prizing: $45,000**

**Based on $25,000 in tee-gifts & $20,000 in prize tables for a full field of amateurs in the Charity Pro-am and in the 54-Hole Championship.

Amateur Prizing:

  • Men’s Overall Gross & Net Champion
  • Women’s Overall Gross & Net Champion
  • Men’s & Women’s Senior Gross Champion
  • Top 25% of each Amateur Flight will make it to the prize table based on alternating Gross & Net Scores.
  • With 40 players in each Flight, the Top 5 Gross & Top 5 Net Scores in each flight will prize out
  • Amateur flights will be determined as close to 33% of the total field size of these 3 flights.

The 54-Hole Championship includes:

  • Over $25,000 in Premier Amateur Prizing & Tee-gifts
  • $100/player in Premier welcome gifts for All Amateur Competitors
  • All Professionals receive a commemorative welcome gift
  • Bagged Lunch is provided each day you compete in the tournament (sandwich, drink, apple, cookie or snackbar)
  • Guaranteed 36-holes of Championship Golf at Vancouver Park Board’s Premier City Courses:
    • One (1) round at McCleery Golf Course
    • One (1) round at Langara Golf Couse
    • A minimum of the top 70% of the Amateur Field will be guaranteed to play 54-Holes of Competition including the final round at Fraserview Golf Course.  If less than 80 Pros register, a higher % of amateurs will be included in the cut-line to play on Sunday.  In 2018, there were 56 Pros registered and 85% of all amateurs made the cut.
  • Live Leaderboard screens on the golf course & on VGT and Van Open Websites
  • ONE FREE ENTRY to MAJOR SERIES OF PUTTING at Fraserview Golf Course (Sept.1 – 11am to 7pm) with a direct qualifier to LAS VEGAS FINALS!! Players who miss the cut still qualify. (
  • Practice Round Rate: See Van Open websites for Practice Round Rates
  • Driving range warm-up is available to all competitors in the tournament field.
  • Premier Trophies for the following winners:
    • Overall Champion
    • Low Overall Gross & Net Amateur
    • Women’s Open Champion
    • Low Women’s Overall Gross & Net Champion
    • Overall Men’s & Women’s Senior Gross Champion
  • Premier Prizing for the top 5 Gross & Net Scores in each flight

54-Hole Championship Entry Fees


  • VGT Majors Member: $400+GST ($420.00)
  • Non-Major Member: $450+GST ($472.50)
  • PGA Members: $450+GST ($472.50)
  • Non-Carded Pro: $550+GST ($577.50)


  • VGT Member: $285+GST ($299.25)
  • Non-Member: $305+GST ($320.25)
Adam Hadwin is a 3-time Vancouver Open Winner! (pictured with Dave Ebner of Johnston Meier Insurance)


August 30, 2019
September 1, 2019
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