2019 Spring/Summer Tour Schedule (Apr 16)
Major #3 – Sotheby’s International Realty Canada Whistler Open
June 4, 2019 - June 5, 2019
Sotheby’s International Realty Canada Whistler Open
Nicklaus North Golf Course | June 4-5, 2019
Nick Soldan Harriss
$22,000 in cash & prizes*
(Part of the MAUI JIM WOMEN’S SERIES)
The 2019 SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY CANADA 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 2019 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 (46 Pros; 54 Amateurs)
*VGT Members & Nicklaus North Members are given priority for this event until the registration deadline.
Professional Purse: $15,000* ($3,000 First place Pro Cheque! Top 33% of field paid out) *Based on full field of 46 Pros & 54 Amateurs. A bonus prize of $250 will be offered to the top Female Professional - Sponsored by Maui Jim Canada
Amateur Prizing: Over $7,000 in Amateur Prizing* (including welcome gifts)
Amateur Payout: The top 1/3 of the Field in each Flight will reach the prize table as follows, based on 54 Amateurs in field*:
- Top 3 Gross & Top 3 Net scores in Championship Flight (+3 to 5.0) win prizes based on 18 players
- Top 3 Gross & Top 3 Net scores in Flight A (5.1 to 10.0) win prizes based on 18 players
- Top 3 Gross & Top 3 Net Scores in Flight B (10.1 to 18.0) win prizes based on 18 players
*Whether there is a female Open Division or not, the Top Overall Female Amateur will be guaranteed a $250 prize credit Sponsored by Maui Jim Canada. And the top Overall Female Pro will be guaranteed a cheque for $250 even if they are the only Pro in the field.
*A Female Open Division will be offered if a minimum of 5 Female Pros and/or Champ Flight Amateurs in the field.
- Professional Eligibility: Open to all VGT, PGA of Canada, Mackenzie Tour 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.
Entry Fee Includes
- 36-holes of golf at the world-renowned Nicklaus North Golf Course (June Rack rate is $169+tx/round)
- Cocktail Reception on Monday, June 3rd @ 6pm at TABLE 19 PATIO includes ONE FREE ENTRY into Major Series of Putting (www.msop.com) - Qualifier for one (1) Direct Spot to the Vegas Finals!!
- Premier Amateur tee-gifts and prizing (over $6,500)
- Deluxe BBQ Dinner after Round One
- Burger Buffet after Round Two
- KP Prizes for each flight
- Chance to enter Hole-in-One Progressive Jackpot ($5,000 Jackpot & $1,200 Jackpots available as of April 23)
- 9 and 18-hole Live Leaderboard scoring
- Golf Canada Officiating
- Trophies awarded to players for Overall Gross Winners in each Amateur Flight.
- Amateur Prize Credits for the following premier name brands:
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
Professional Entry Fees
- VGT Majors Members & Female VGT Pros: $330+GST ($346.50)
- VGT (non-Major) Member: $375+GST (393.75)
- PGA of BC / PGA of Canada Members: $375+GST ($393.75)
- All other Professionals: $425+GST ($446.25)
Amateur Entry Fees
- Nicklaus North Golf Course Members: $220+GST ($231.00)
- VGT Member Amateurs: $310+GST ($325.50)
- Non-Member Amateurs: $330+GST ($346.50)
Players can AVOID online handling fees when paying by E-Transfer, or (for Members only) cash on day.
E-Transfers are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make Question: “What V stands for in VGT”. Password: “Vancouver”
*Cash/cheque option is reserved for Members only
FRIDAY MAY 31st 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.
- Tuesday, June 4th: 11:00-15:00
- Wednesday, June 5th: 07:30-11:30
- Amateur Practice round rate of $89+tx on June 3rd (after 12pm. Must show proof of online entry upon check-in)
- Professional Practice round rate of $50+tx on June 3rd (after 12pm). Professionals are to book practice times with Head Professional Andrew Smart by calling 604.938.9898 or 1.800.386.9898
PRIVATE HOUSE IN HEART OF VILLAGE
- Sleeps 12 golfers. $50/night = $150 for 3 nights
- Please contact Nick Soldann Harriss at email@example.com for details.
TYROL LODGE WHISTLER: Players Must Book Their Own Room.
- $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.
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
Srixon/Cleveland Order of Merit
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:
Professional OOM ($12,000 in Year-End Awards)
Based on all Regular Season results:
- 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 2019 Tour Championship.
- VGT MAJORS SERIES ORDER OF MERIT – $5,000 IN BONUSES!
The VGT MAJORS SERIES consists of 8 multiple-day events below:
- April 25,26: JM MEDIA GROUP VGT MASTERS
- May 16,17: VGT PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
- June 4,5: SOTHEBY’S REALTY WHISTLER OPEN
- June 21,22: FIRST CLASS WASTE FRASER VALLEY OPEN
- June 29,30: TRAVELAND RV LEDGEVIEW OPEN
- Aug. 10,11: MIGHTY PEACE BREWING CO. LAKEPOINT PRO-AM (Ft. St. John’s)
- Aug. 17,18: TOBIANO PRO-AM (Kamloops, BC)
- Aug. 30-Sept.1: JOHNSTON MEIER INSURANCE VANCOUVER OPEN
At the end of the VANCOUVER OPEN, the VGT MAJORS SERIES will pay out $5,000 in Bonuses as follows:
- 1st Place: $2,500
- 2nd Place: $1,500
- 3rd Place: $1,000
- 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!
- PERIODIC BONUSES FOR “SRIXON PLAYER OF THE MONTH”!
- ROOKIE OF THE YEAR - $1,000 CASH – Presented by the TSN DISCOUNT GOLF CARD!
- IGA MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR - $1,000 CASH AWARD!
- “MAUI JIM” FEMALE AMATEUR OF THE YEAR - $500 PRIZE CREDIT
- “MAUI JIM” FEMALE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR - $1000 CASH AWARD (must play min of 5 Maui Jim events)
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.