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Major #3 – Sotheby’s International Realty Canada Whistler Open

May 29, 2018 - May 30, 2018

Sotheby’s International Realty Canada Whistler Open
Nicklaus North Golf Course | May 29-30, 2018

Presented by
Nick Soldan Harriss | CSB Academy | Nicklaus North Golf Course

$20,000 in cash & prizes

(Part of the 2018 MAUI JIM WOMEN’S SERIES)

 

2018 Whistler Open Sponsors

Tournament Details

The 2018 SOTHEBY’S REALTY WHISTLER OPEN is a 36-Hole Championship for male and female Professional and Amateur Golfers.  All Professionals and Amateurs with a valid Golf Canada or USGA handicap factor of 18.0 and under are welcome to play this event.  The event is being hosted at Nicklaus North Golf Course in Whistler, BC. 

The 2018 Whistler Open will have Five Divisions:

  •  Three Amateur Divisions:
    • Championship (5.0 and under)
    • Flight A (5.1 to 10.0)
    • Flight B (10.1 to 18.0)
  • One Male Professional Division
  • One Women’s Open Division: Sponsored by MAUI JIM Canada

Full Field Size: Limited to the first 100 players (40 Pros; 60 Amateurs)

Professional Purse: $13,000* ($3,000 First place Pro Cheque!  Top 35% of field paid out)
*Top Female Professional prize will be offered – Sponsored by Maui Jim Canada

Amateur Prizing: Over $6,500 in Amateur Prizing* (including welcome gifts)

Amateur Payout: The top 20 Amateurs in the field will reach the prize table as follows*:

  • TOP OVERALL GROSS: $750 Prize Credit
  • TOP OVERALL NET: $750 Prize Credit
  • Top 3 Gross & Top 3 Net Scores in Championship Flight (+3 to 5.0)
  • Top 3 Gross & Top 3 Net Scores in Flight A (5.1 to 10.0)
  • Top 3 Gross & Top 3 Net Scores in Flight B (10.1 to 18.0)
  • *Top Overall Female Amateur prize will be guaranteed – Sponsored by Maui Jim Canada

NOTE: FREEDOM 55 FINANCIAL OPEN MONDAY QUALIFIERS!!

Players who are qualifying for the Freedom 55 Financial Open on Monday, May 28th can register for the Whistler Open, and if they are successful at qualifying for the F55F Open, they will have their Whistler Open entry refunded in full!

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 / TRAVIS MATHEW APPAREL / LINKSOUL APPAREL / MAUI JIM SUNGLASSES / GALVIN GREEN OUTERWEAR / 2UNDR BRIEFS / NEW BALANCE GOLF SHOES / PROJEKT LUGGAGE / BIG MAXX / ECOVESSEL  + MORE

Entry Fee Includes

  • 36-holes of golf at the world-renowned Nicklaus North Golf Course (Rack rate is $169+tx/round)
  • Tournament practice round rate after 12pm on May 28th (see below)
  • Cocktail Reception on Monday, May 28th – 6pm at TABLE 19 PATIO – Sponsored by Castros Cuban Cigar Store, Aviva Massage Spa & Wislife Apparel
  • Premier Amateur tee-gifts and prizing (over $6,500)
  • BBQ Served on TABLE 19 PATIO on both days of event!!
  • KP Prizes for each flight
  • Chance to enter Hole-in-One Progressive Jackpot
  • 9 and 18-hole Live Leaderboard scoring
  • Golf Canada Officiating
  • Trophies awarded to players for Overall Gross & Overall Net + Top 3 Amateur Flight Gross Winners.

Eligibility

  • Professional Eligibility: Open to all PGA Canada, PGA Tour Canada and non-affiliated Professionals.
  • Amateur Eligibility: The event is open to all Amateur Golfers with a valid Golf Canada or USGA handicap factor of 18.0 and under. 

Professional Entry Fees

Paying with E-Transfer or Cash/Cheque*:

  • VGT Majors Membrs & Female VGT Pros: $300+GST = $315.00
  • VGT Member (non-Major): $350+GST = $367.50
  • Non-Member Female or PGA Pro: $350+GST = $367.50
  • Non-carded Pros (Non-VGT) Male: $400+GST = $420.00

E-Transfers are to be sent to payments@vancouvergolftour.com
Please make Question: “What V stands for in VGT”.  Password: “Vancouver”
*Cash/cheque option is reserved for Members only

Paying Online with Credit Card or Paypal:

  • VGT Majors Members & Female VGT Pros: $310+GST
  • VGT Member (non-Major): $360+GST
  • Non-Member Female or PGA Pro: $360+GST
  • Non-carded Pros (Non-VGT) Male: $410+GST

Amateur Entry Fees

Paying with E-Transfer or Cash/Cheque*

  • Nicklaus North Golf Course Members: $200+GST = $210.00              
  • All other Amateurs: $300+GST = $315.00

E-Transfers are to be sent to payments@vancouvergolftour.com
Please make Question: “What V stands for in VGT”.  Password: “Vancouver”
*Cash/cheque option is reserved for Members only

Paying Online with Credit Card or Paypal:

  • Nicklaus North Golf Course Members: $210+GST              
  • All other Amateurs: $310+GST

Tournament Payment


https://vancouvergolftour.com/payment

Registration Deadline

FRIDAY MAY 25 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

  • Tuesday, May 29th: 12:00p
  • Wednesday, May 30th: 8:00am

Practice Rounds

  • Amateur Practice round rate of $49+tx on May 28th (after 12pm.  Must show proof of online entry upon check-in)
  • Professional Practice round rate of $50+tx on May 28th (after 12pm).  Professionals are to book  practice times with Head Professional Andrew Smart by calling 604.938.9898 or 1.800.386.9898

Affordable Accommodations

PRIVATE HOUSE IN HEART OF VILLAGE

 

TYROL LODGE WHISTLER:

  • $40+tx / night / player
  •  LODGE DETAILS/FACILITIES:  CLICK HERE
  •  ROOM & BED CONFIGURATION: CLICK HERE
  • Guests must bring their own bedding (sleeping bags/sheets/blankets).
  • There are clean, covered mattresses on all the beds. Guests must bring their own sheets & blankets (or sleeping bag), pillows, towels and toiletries.
  • All bedrooms are STRICTLY no smoking. You may not bring food or drink into the rooms.
  •  Most rooms have 3-5 beds (bunks) in them!! It will be cozy, but VERY affordable! 
  • Great games room with pool/billiards table, table tennis, and Foozeball games and view of the lake as well! Lots of fun!!

Course Details & Location

Nicklaus North Golf Course:

Snowcapped Whistler peaks. A brilliant emerald-colored lake. Majestic fir trees. Fresh, invigorating mountain air. Whistler Golf at its Finest.

This is the setting that inspired the great Jack Nicklaus to create a golf course as unique as himself. This par 71, 18-hole course winds along a gentle valley floor offering you a spectacular setting as your golfing skills are tested to the fullest. Winner of numerous awards since its opening in 1996, Nicklaus North has played host to events such as the Skins Game and the Shell's Wonderful World of Golf, welcoming some of golf's biggest names such as Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, Ernie Els, Greg Norman, Fred Couples, John Daly, Vijay Singh and Stephen Ames to name a few.

Just minutes from the resort village of Whistler, British Columbia, Nicklaus North stands out as one of the great courses in North America. It's no wonder this is only one of a few rare golf courses in the world bearing Jack Nicklaus' name.

Contact Details:

8080 Nicklaus North Blvd.Whistler, BC V0N 1B8
Golf Shop & Tee Time Reservations: Ph: 604.938.9898
Toll Free: 1.800.386.9898 or 1.800.i.GolfBC (446-5322) »Press 1
E-mail: info_nicklaus@golfbc.com
Website: http://www.golfbc.com/courses/nicklaus_north

Srixon/Cleveland Order of Merit

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For the Srixon/Cleveland, VGT Majors & Maui Jim Women’s Series Order of Merits, both the Professional OOM and Amateur OOMs will be based on the following point system for full fields: 

Srixon/Cleveland Professional Order of Merit ($8,000 in Awards)

Based on all Regular Season results:

  • FREEDOM 55 FINANCIAL OPEN EXEMPTION FOR TOP VGT PROFESSIONAL!
    The top VGT Member* on the SRIXON/CLEVELAND Order of Merit at the end of the VGT PLAYER’S CHAMPIONSHIP on May 18th will earn an exemption into the MACKENZIE TOUR’s FREEDOM 55 FINANCIAL OPEN event at Point Grey Golf & C.C. (*Not already exempt into the F55 Financial Open).
  • 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 2018 Tour Championship.
  • 2018 VGT MAJORS SERIES ORDER OF MERIT: $2,500 Cash Bonus
    The VGT Majors Series starts with the VGT MASTERS on April 26 & 27 at Morgan Creek Golf Club includes 8 multiple-day events below. At the end of the 2018 JOHNSTON MEIER INSURANCE VANCOUVER OPEN, the VGT Majors Series will offer a guaranteed $2,500 in Cash Bonuses!

    • April 26, 27: The VGT MASTERS
    • May 17, 18: VGT PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
    • May 29, 30: WHISTLER OPEN
    • June 23, 24: FIRST CLASS WASTE FRASER VALLEY OPEN
    • June 30, July 1: TRAVELAND RV LEDGEVIEW OPEN
    • August 10, 11: WONOWON WATER SERVICES LAKEPOINT PRO-AM (Ft. St. John’s)
    • August 18, 19: TOBIANO PRO-AM (Kamloops, BC)
    • Sept 21 - 23: 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 ’18 VGT season.  Players sign a contract at the Brad Garside Open that they will be playing a minimum of 8 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 YEARPresented by the TSN DISCOUNT GOLF CARD! $1,000 CASH BONUS! 
  • MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR: $1,000 CASH BONUS!
  • FEMALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: $500 BONUS!
    There must be minimum of 10 female 'OPEN DIVISION' Members for award to be given out.

Srixon/Cleveland Amateur Order of Merit ($7,000 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.
  • Top 10 Prize values are based on a minimum of 30 members joining in each flight

Progressive Hole-In-One Jackpot Rules

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. Due to the skill difference of Pros versus the Amateurs in the field, we level the playing field for the JACKPOT two ways:
    1. By allowing the A & B amateurs to tee-off a shorter designated tee-box at various times compared to Professionals and Championship Amateurs.
    2. VGT hosts numerous Amateur only events where Amateurs have a chance to win the JACKPOT without Pros in the field.

Details

Start:
May 29, 2018
End:
May 30, 2018
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Organizer

Vancouver Golf Tour
Phone:
604-980-4653
Email:
info@vancouvergolftour.com
Website:
http://vancouvergolftour.com

Other

Presented By
Sotheby's International Realty Canada
Event Payment
http://vancouvergolftour.com/payment/

Venue

Nicklaus North
8080 Nicklaus North Boulevard
Whistler, BC V0N 1B0 Canada
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Phone:
(604) 938-9898
Website:
www.golfbc.com/courses/nicklaus_north