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Vancouver Golf Tour

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14 EVENTS: OCT/2021 - MAR/2022
WEDNESDAYS & WEEKENDS

We would like to begin the year by thanking everyone for their continued support of VGT in 2021 including all players, sponsors, volunteers, VGT team members and host golf courses. Our continued thanks to our Tour Title Sponsor IGA and our Major Sponsors for their contributions to this year’s Winter Tour Program. We will have over $5,000 in Winter Tour Bonuses at the end of the schedule in the spring of 2022!!

Please read through the following information which outlines the guidelines of this year’s Winter Tour. For the 21/22 fall & winter season we will offer our players 14 events to play in commencing October 20th through to the first week in March!

MEMBERSHIPS REGISTRATION

  • ALL PLAYERS must have a VGT account in Golf Genius to join as a Winter Member.
  • Sign in to Golf Genius or Create an Account: HERE 
  • Purchase a VGT Winter Membership: HERE

First 100 Amateur Members go in a draw for prizing!

JUNIORS (18 & under)

$105 +GST

PROS & AMATEURS

$125 +gst

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

ALL Amateur Members receive $90 in Gifts:

  • 12 SRIXON Z-STAR or XV BALLS ($60 value)
  • One (1) Pair of 2UNDR Briefs (Men) ($30 value)
  • Three (3) Pairs of 2UNDR socks (Women) ($30)
  • First 100 Members get into a draw for a SRIXON Z-SERIES driver ($700 value!)
  • Member pricing on VGT Partner products (Srixon, Cleveland, 2UNDR, Asics, Travis Mathew, Projekt, Bushnell, Maui Jim, New Balance - Up to 25% off)
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All Professional Members receive:

  • One (1) pair of 2UNDR Briefs (men) ($30)
  • Three (3) Pairs of 2UNDR Socks (women) ($30)
  • 1 Dozen SRXIXON Z-STAR or XV balls ($60 value)*
  • VGT Pro Pricing on all VGT partner products (up to 40% off retail)

*Pros must commit to signing on as a Srixon brand ambassador for the winter tour season to qualify for the Free dozen Z-Star balls.

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All Members receive:

  • Preferred winter tour entry fees (Save $20-$25/event)
  • Priority Entry into Events until the registration deadline!
  • Skins Game & Hole-in-One Jackpot optional entry at EVERY EVENT!!
  • $25,000* in Winter Tour CASH & PRIZES!
  • *Includes $5,000 in BONUS PRIZING at final event!
  • Preferred Member Rates for Parking at PARK N’ FLY YVR (save up to 40%)
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WINTER TOUR SCHEDULE

FIRST EVENT – WEDNESDAY, OCT.20th, 2021!

ELIGIBILITY

  • Pros: Open to all PGA Canada, PGA Tour Canada, other Tour Carded & Non-Status Professionals.
  • Amateurs: Open to all Amateurs with Golf Canada handicap factor up to 18.0. Amateurs will compete in 3 separate flights (0-5.0; 5.1 to 10.0 and 10.1 to 18.0) unless smaller field sizes warrant grouping Flight A/B together.

MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION

  • ALL PLAYERS must have a VGT account in Golf Genius to join as a Winter Member.
  • Sign in to Golf Genius or Create an account: HERE 
  • Purchase a VGT Winter Membership: HERE

First 100 Amateur Members go in a draw for prizing!

JUNIORS (18 & under)

$105 +GST

PROS & AMATEURS

$125 +gst

EVENT FEES

  • Members: $85-$120/event (+GST)
  • Non-Members: $105-$140/event (+GST)

EVENT ENTRIES INCLUDE

  • Green Fee + lunch or dinner
  • Small Range Bucket (in cases where golf course has driving range)
  • Daily Pro Purse (35% of Pro field paid out)
  • Daily Amateur prizing – Top 25% of field earn prize credits (alternating gross/net scores by flight)
  • Championship (0-5.0)
  • Flight A (5.1 to 10.0)
  • Flight B (10.1 to 18.0)
  • If we have less than 6 players in either Flight A or B, A & B flights will be grouped together, and the top 1 gross in each flight, plus remaining net prizes will win prizing.
  • Due to limited field sizes, all male and female golfers will compete against each other in the same flight and all Senior golfers will compete in their own flight vs. non-senior players.
    • Senior Championship Flight Golfers and Female golfers who are playing vs. Male golfers will be allowed to tee-off approximately 12-15% shorter distances to make play equitable.
    • Being our A/B tee length is at around 6,000-6,200 yards in winter, Senior players in A & B flight will play same tee length as non-senior A/B players.
  • A chance to qualify for $5,000 in BONUS Year-end Prizing! (see below**)
  • A chance to qualify for Winter Tour Championship with bonus event prizing!!

SKINS & PROGRESSIVE HOLE-IN-ONE POT

$20.00 entry (optional)

  • $15.00 is paid into skins game.
  • $5.00 is paid into an escalating Hole-in-one pot!

Hole-in-one Pot: The pot will grow until we have a winner on the designated Hole-in-one hole for the day!! 
Current Hole-in-One jackpots: 3 x $5,000 jackpots!! (as of Oct. 11) 

  • Gross Skins Game: Pros & Championship Flight Amateurs compete together
  • Net Skins Game: Flight A & B Amateurs compete together

*Entry available to both Members & Non-Members.

EVENT ENTRY PAYMENT

Payment Options

**ALL ENTRIES MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE**
**NO CASH WILL BE TAKEN AT REGISTRATION (no exceptions)**

All players will be required to pay for events in advance online through their golf genius profile.  Please register through your golf genius profile, click on Event Calendar, and click on the event you wish to play in.  Hit the registration button and confirm online payment.

The registration deadline for each event may vary from course to course, but generally our registration deadline will be 8 days in advance.

If you see an event listed as ‘CLOSED’, and you wish to play, please email info@vancouvergolftour.com with your intent to play and our team will reply if space is available and will open up registration for you to register through your profile.

If you are querying whether you are confirmed from an event, please click on ‘TEE-TIMES’ on the event portal and click “2020/21 Winter Tour” and select the event you are querying about.  If your name appears on the Player Roster, you are confirmed in the field!

Please note that a $10 charge for Professionals may be in effect for some of our winter tour events for some of the courses that require a $10 donation to their Junior Program in lieu of a green fee.  This amount is included in your Professional Entry Fees and will reflect in the purse reducing by that amount per player.

EVENT FIELD SIZES

  • For a majority of Winter Tour events (with exception to the Tour Championship at 100) a full field will consist of 80 players.
  • For events where Pros and Amateurs are invited, the first 24 pros and 56 amateurs to sign up for each event will make up the field. If the host golf course has limited field sizes, the first 24 pros and balance of amateurs will make up the field. 
  • For Amateur only weekend events, the first 80 Amateur members to register will make up the field.
  • If by the deadline (8 days out), the field is not filled with either pros or amateurs, we will allow the balance of the field to consist of any amateurs or pros waiting.
  • For all events, members will have priority registration until 8 days out. Non-members are always welcome and will be admitted into the field as long as the events are not full with members as of 8 days out.

Tournament Withdrawal Policy

  1. All Players must provide at least 8 days notice to qualify for a full refund of their entry. All players must withdraw through their Golf Genius profile (click ‘unregister’ on the app) and send an email to info@vancouvergolftour.com at least 8 days in advance to qualify for a full refund.
  2. Players who provide less than 8 days notice for their withdrawal but more than 5 days notice (from first tee time start) will qualify for a refund less $50 + GST admin fee. Players who do not provide 5 days notice of their withdrawal, will forfeit their full entry fee.

Waitlist Players

Players on the waitlist will not be charged for the event fee until they are officially accepted into the field.  The pending payment for the event will not be processed on your credit card until you make it into the event.  If you fail to get into the field, your pending payment for this event will disappear. 

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: It is the member’s responsibility to ensure that our email server @golfgenius.com and @vancouvergolftour.com are on their safe senders list and not landing in their junk folder.

Tournament Cancellations

Due to Inclement Weather...

  • VGT will be responsible for determining if the event will be cancelled due to inclement weather and golf course conditions.
  • VGT will email all players as soon as we have determined the golf course is not suitable for play.
  • We will attempt to re-schedule any tournament that is cancelled to a suitable date that works for both the Winter Tour Schedule as well as for the golf course. If we cannot find a date in our winter tour to re-schedule an event, all players will be refunded their entry fees in full.

Purse Payouts

  • Payout is 35% of field in the Professional field and 25% of the field in Amateur Flights
  • Amateurs will win VGT sponsor gift credits that can be accumulated to purchase any of our sponsors’ products:

Winter Tour Championship Field

Invitation List:

  • The top 24 Professionals will qualify to play in the Professional Winter Tour Championship at the beginning of March. An additional 56 Amateurs will be invited to play in this event as their 2nd last event on the Winter Tour.
  • The Top 30 Amateurs in each flight (Champ, Flight A, Flight B) by end of Feb.16th will qualify for the Amateur Winter Tour Championship in early March. Standings will be determined by cumulative points earned in VGT Winter Tour Events.
  • Eight (10) “open” spots will be held for non-exempt Amateur players who want to play on a first come, first entered and paid basis for the Amateur Winter Tour Championship.

Winter Tour Championship

$5,000 in bonus payouts**:

  • Five percent of all Professional Entries and 5% of all Amateur Entries (After Green fees) will be withheld from each event and put directly into the Tour Championship Pro purse and Amateur Prize pool.
  • **Based on full fields, VGT will guarantee year-end bonuses of $5,000 divided between the PRO field and AMATEUR field at the WINTER TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP dinner as follows:

PROFESSIONALS: $2,000 in BONUSES (based on min. of 14 events run)

  • $1,500 IN ORDER OF MERIT BONUSES!!
    • $500 in CASH & $1,000 sponsored Apparel paid out to top 3 Order of Merit winners:
      • 1st: $250 CASH + $500 in Asics Golf, Nike Golf or Srixon product
      • 2nd: $150 CASH + $300 in Asics, Nike Golf or Srixon product
      • 3rd: $100 CASH + $200 in Asics, Nike Golf or Srixon product
  • $500 IN TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP BONUSES!
      • $500 in Cash paid out in addition to the regularly budgeted Winter Tour Championship Purse:
        • 1st: $250
        • 2nd: $150
        • 3rd: $100

AMATEURS: $3,000 in BONUSES (based on min. of 14 events run)

  • $2,400 IN ORDER OF MERIT BONUSES!!
    • The top 5 OOM Winners in each flight (Champ, A & B) receive the following gift card bonuses:
      • 1st: $300/flight = $900
      • 2nd: $200/flight = $600
      • 3rd: $150/flight = $450
      • 4th: $100/flight = $300
      • 5th: $50/flight = $150
  • $600 IN TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP BONUS PRIZING!!
    • 1st: $100/flight
    • 2nd: $60/flight
    • 3rd: $40/flight

JUNIORS (18 & under)

$105 +GST

PROS & AMATEURS

$125 +gst

Frequently Asked Questions