Welcome to our 13th Annual Season on the IGA Vancouver Golf Tour! Thanks to our amazing partners and sponsors, we are proud to launch our 2019 Official Schedule featuring 32 Championship events for Pros and Amateurs to play on BC’s Premier Golf Courses!
32 CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENTS
- Open to Male & Female Pros & Amateurs (18.0 hdcp & under)
- Flighted Amateur Stroke Play Events
- Play with BC’s Top Pros in our Pro-Am events!
- Play Premier BC Golf Courses in Tournament Conditions
- Single & Multiple Day Match Play & Stroke Play Events!
- Women’s Series – Sponsored by Maui Jim eyewear
- NEW Senior Division & Championship – Sponsored by Nickel Heating & Ventilation
OVER ½ $MILLION IN PRO & AMATEUR CASH & PRIZES**
- CHAMPIONSHIP (5.0 or less)
- FLIGHT A (5.1 to 10.0
- FLIGHT B (10.1 to 18.0)
- WOMEN’S (Pro + Am.)
- SENIOR DIVISION (55+ yrs old)
AMATEUR RESULTS BASED ON GROSS & NET SCORES
- All amateurs must be registered with “GOLD” membership to Golf Canada which provides them with an official handicap factor.
- Amateur Prizing and order of merit points are awarded based on an alternating gross & net scoring system within each division.
$18,500 IN YEAR-END ORDER OF MERIT AWARDS & PRIZES!
*Must have a minimum of 6 players registered in an event for there to be a Women’s Open & Men’s Senior Division. If not, players will play from equitable tee distance against players in their own flight for that event.
PREMIER MEMBERSHIP: $210+GST ($220.50)
E-Transfer Special: $200+GST ($210)
Includes up to $300 in Welcome Gifts!
- One (1) DOZEN SRIXON Z-STAR or Z-STAR XV Balls ($55 value)
- One (1) pair of 2UNDR Premium Athletic briefs ($35 value)
- A $50 MAUI JIM Gift Certificate - To be used towards the purchase of any regular priced pair of MAUI JIM Sunglasses - $50 VALUE (All Members)**
- A $50 BUSHNELL Gift Certificate – To be used towards the purchase of any regular priced BUSHNELL Rangefinder - $50 VALUE (All Members)**
- One (1) TSN 1040 VANCOUVER DISCOUNT GOLF CARD - $55 VALUE (First 150)
- 2-for-1 GOLF, plus additional savings at over 25 BC and Washington State Golf Courses (over $1,500 in savings)!!
- One (1) TSN 1040 - DESERT DISCOUNT CARD - $35 VALUE (First 75)
- 2-FOR-1 GOLF, plus additional discounts in Palm Springs and Las Vegas
- A 2019 VGT Player’s Wallet ($30 value)
- A 2-DAY PARKING PASS FOR PARK’N’FLY YVR ($35 value)
- Preferred Pricing on Premier Partner Brands:
- SRIXON / CLEVELAND GOLF
- TRAVIS MATHEW
- 2UNDR BRIEFS
- LINKSOUL CLOTHING
- MAUI JIM
- NEW BALANCE
- PROJEKT LUGGAGE
- GALVIN GREEN
- BIG MAX CARTS & BAGS
- VOICE CADDIE
- PRODIGY HATS
REGULAR AMATEUR MEMBERSHIP: $180+GST ($189.00)
E-Transfer Special: $170+GST ($178.50)
JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: $120+GST ($126.00)
E-Transfer Special: $110+GST ($115.50)
- One (1) pair of 2UNDR High Performance athletic underwear ($35 value)
- One (1) Player’s Wallet ($30 value)
- A 2-DAY PARKING PASS FOR PARK’N’FLY YVR ($35 value)
- SAVE up to 20% on Green Fees at select VGT Host Golf Courses (see below)
- Up to $200 in green fee savings!
- SAVE up to 30% off Entry Fees as VGT Member
- Up to $500 in entry fee savings!
- Member Pricing available on our Premium Partner Brands (see above)
- SAVE 25% on TSN 1040 DISCOUNT GOLF CARD (Classic & Desert Card)
- VGT Corporate Rate at PARK’N FLY YVR (Not to be used in conjunction with 2 free passes)
***Pay membership by end of the VANCOUVER GOLF EXPO (Feb.10) to receive member specials AND also qualify to play Winter Tour events at Member Pricing thru Mar.4, 2019**
- PGA or PGA TOUR Canada Pro: $210+GST = $224.00
- Non-Carded Professional: $360+GST = $378.00
- Female Professionals: $160+GST = $168.00
E-Transfer Special: $10 Off Regular Prices
MAJORS SERIES – sponsored by PURATAE
(8 multiple-day events with a separate $5,000 Majors Bonus Pool*)
- Pro Majors Series Only: $200+GST = $210.00
- Add-On to Pro Championship: $100+GST = $105.00
- VGT Amateur Members: No additional membership fee
Only Major Series Members qualify for the $3,500 Majors Bonus & Year-End Bonuses/Awards.
*Non-Members are eligible to play VGT events when not full with VGT Members at the registration deadline.
Professional Membership Includes:
- One (1) Dozen Srixon Z-Star or Z-Star XV balls** ($55 value)
- One (1) pair of 2UNDR Men’s athletic underwear ($35 value)
- 2 Days FREE Parking at PARK’N FLY YVR ($40 value) + corporate rates
- Save $50 to $250 per entry on a majority of events
- Earn exemptions into Premier VGT Pro-Ams and Invitational events
- Qualify for up to $10,000 in Pro & Amateur Order of Merit Bonuses & Player Awards
- Priority entrance into majority of events until deadline over non-members
- Member ambassador programs
**Pros must sign-on as a SRIXON Staff Player for the entire 2019 season to qualify for dozen balls
All Current VGT Members Benefits
IGA REWARDS PROGRAM:
- SAVE $10 on a VGT Entry Fee* when you bring min. of $100 IGA proof of purchase. *Only where VGT collects player entry fees. Limit of $10 off per event
- The 3 most loyal IGA shoppers will share in $500 in IGA gift cards at end season! ($250, $150, $100)
PREFERRED GREEN FEE RATES AT HOST COURSES
When booking tee-times on the phone or online, VGT members must inform the golf shop they are a VGT Member and show their 2019 Membership Card at check-in!
- NORTHVIEW RIDGE & CANAL: 10% off all posted green fee rates (7 days/week)
- MAYFAIR LAKES GOLF & CC: 15% off posted green fee rate (7 days/week after 1pm). Players must use the online discount code VGT15
- MORGAN CREEK GOLF CLUB:
- Practice rounds: $10 off posted the green fee rate (M-F after 12pm excluding holidays)
- Any future rounds: 10% off the posted green fee rate (M-F after 1pm excluding holidays)
- SANDPIPER GOLF COURSE: Weekday rate of $35+GST after 12 noon. (excludes holidays) Players are suggested to check-out Dynamic Priced Rates for best deals:
- PAGODA RIDGE GOLF COURSE: $10 off posted rates after 12pm weekdays; after 1pm weekends.
- LEDGEVIEW GOLF: As of April 1st, $10 off posted green fees after 11:30am
- CHILLIWACK GOLF CLUB: 20% off posted green fee rates (conditions below)
- Must Book Online, up to 7-days in advance
- Black Out: Wed afternoons (Men’s Night) & Weekends/Holidays prior to 10AM
- BEACH GROVE GOLF CLUB: Practice round rate for March 18th event - $50+GST (Mon/Tues/Thurs/Friday after 12pm). Players are asked to book their time with Head Professional Brent Derrheim at 948.5552 once their entry has been confirmed for either tournament.
- MEADOW GARDENS GOLF COURSE: Save $50 on the Open Fairways Discount Card ($49+tx instead of $99+tx) & receive one green fee + golf shop specials.
- PITT MEADOWS GOLF CLUB: Preferred Practice round rate the week prior to a VGT event (Rate TBA)
- BIG ROCK GOLF & PUB at Indian Springs (Palm Springs): VGT Members receive $15 off the regular posted green fee price and receive 1 Free Beer with meal purchase. VGT Members can enjoy all day happy hour in the BIG ROCK PUB in the clubhouse.
ORDER OF MERIT AWARDS
$10,000 in Professional Bonuses & Awards:
- Based on player’s cumulative point total from all 2019 VGT Spring/Summer events
- $3,500 Majors Bonus
- $2,500 Q-School Award – Full Season Player of the Year (order of merit pts)
- 3 x $1,000 Awards: Most Improved Player; Rookie of the Year; Top SRIXON Player
- $1,000 Maui Jim Women’s Series Bonus - “Female Player of the Year”
$8,500 in Amateur Order of Merit Prizing:
- Based on a player’s best 12 results from 2019 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 10 players in Champ, Flight A, Flight B win prizes
- Top 5 players in Senior Division win prizes
- Top 3 players in Maui Jim Women’s Series prize out – Sponsored by Maui Jim Canada
FIRST CLASS EVENTS
PROFESSIONAL TOURNAMENT EXPERIENCES:
- Professionally managed events with Golf Canada certified rules officials
- Electronic Leader Board Screens on course simulate the PGA TOUR!
- Scores update to website instantly as they are collected at 10th tee, 16th tee and through 18 holes.
- Complete LIVE SCORING is available via Golf Genius Player App
- Warm-up range balls provided at all tournaments with practice range
- Lunch or Dinner provided at all stroke-play tournaments
- Chance to qualify for Johnston Meier Insurance $1 Million Hole-in-One Shoot-out
- Download FREE Player APP & track stats and player performances (Golf Genius) - Registration is as simple as clicking “Playing” or “Not Playing”
MEMBER REFERRAL PROGRAM
- Sign-up a NEW Member* for 2019 and receive a $25 VGT credit for 2019**
- Sign-up a 2nd NEW Member and receive an additional $25 VGT credit
- Sign-up a 3rd NEW Member and receive an additional $50 VGT credit
*A New Member is an Amateur or Professional who was NOT a Member in 2017 or 2018 and who joins 2019 VGT Membership at regular price (does not include VGT Majors).
- Non-Members may play in VGT events any time our events are not full with members at the registration deadline.
- Non-Members are NOT eligible for VGT Order of Merit awards and prizes
** All VGT credits earned in 2019 must be redeemed by the end of the 2019 VGT season.
VGT credits cannot be used against tournaments that VGT does not take entry fee payments
for (For example, Chilliwack Open, Golden Ears, Fraser Valley Open, plus various Pro-ams)
**All Purses and Payouts are based on projected full field events & sponsorship
Complete Terms and Conditions of VGT Membership are available on the VGT website.
Our Official 2019 VGT Spring/Summer Schedule will be uploaded to our site and membership portal on Golf Genius in the beginning of February! A majority of membership goodies will be available at the Vancouver GOLF EXPO on Feb. 9-10 at the PNE Forum. Some items will be handed out at the Opening event (or your first event) in March!
We are looking forward to some really exciting new events & formats on our schedule in 2019! We hope you can join us for another great year in what will be our 13th season!
- 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 to 5.0, 5.1 to 10.0 and 10.1 to 18.0) unless smaller field sizes warrant grouping Flight A/B together.