Keep your eyes on the ball, not just on the prize
Even though they're really great prizes
Competition and Prizing
We would like to thank ALL of the Tour sponsors for their support of The Tour. Per Flight and per Event Prizing for the 2013 season will be as follows:
Trophies are awarded to the first place finisher in each of the 4 Flights.
1st place - One pair of Ecco golf shoes (BIOM Hybrid)
2nd place - One of either a TaylorMade wedge or putter
3rd place - One dozen TaylorMade golf balls and one case of Mill Street beer
Low Net: One dozen TaylorMade golf balls and one case of Mill Street beer
The GTA AM Tour also features a season long Order of Merit competition in which points are awarded to every player, based on the order of finish in each event (see chart below). Overall Champions in each Division will be crowned at the Tour Championship (September 29th & 30, 2013) and will be based on the player's BEST 8 of 24 EVENTS. Points awarded at the season Majors will be increased by 50% and will be doubled for the Tour Championship. In the event of a tie, Order of Merit places will be decided by the player's 9th BEST EVENT. If still tied, the player who has competed in most events will be awarded the place.
|1st||100||6th||35||11th – 20th||10|
|2nd||75||7th||30||21st - 30th||5|
|3rd||60||8th||25||31st & higher||1|
Qualifying for the Tour Championship
The top 20 players from each Flight (after the last regular season event on September 23, 2013) in the Order of Merit are guaranteed entry in the 2-day Tour Championship at Muskoka Bay Golf Club. The remaining 20 available spots will be offered on a first registered, first in basis.
Per Event Draw Prizing
Even if you do not score well there is still a great opportunity to walk away with some first class sponsor product. There will be a draw at every Tour event for a Mill Street Brew Pub $50 certificate!!
Net score is the player's score after handicap strokes have been subtracted from the player's gross score. At each Tour event, using your net score, players will have the opportunity to compete against players in their own Flight. This means that, even if you don't place in the top three of your Flight in gross score, you can still do well relative to your own handicap against players in your Flight. Another of the many ways to win by playing on Tour!
Net score ties will be decided by matching cards (see The Rules of Golf, Appendix I, Section 10-C) on the basis of the best gross score for the last nine holes. If the players involved in a tie have the same gross score for the last nine, then the last six holes, last three holes and finally the 18th hole will be used to determine the winner. If the players are still tied, scores for the front nine will be used.eg: At the start of the Coppinwood event, a B Flight player's Handicap Factor is 12.4. The player's course handicap, from the blue tees is 14: 12.4 [factor] x 126 [slope] /113 [average slope].
The player's gross score at the event is 87. The player's net score for the event is 73: 87 [gross score] – 14 [course handicap] = 73 [net score].
Most Improved Player Award
A player's season will start from their first Tour event of the season and end at their last Tour event of the season.
The formula for calculating the most improved player has been established by Golf Canada as equitable in gauging the improvement of players encompassing the entire spectrum of handicaps and is calculated as follows:
Start of Season Handicap Factor + 12 divided by End of Season Handicap Factor + 12
eg. A player's season starts at Coppinwood when their Handicap Factor is 5.8. At the Tour Championship, the player's last event of the season, their Handicap Factor has gone down to 4.5. The player's Improvement Factor is 1.079.
|5.8 + 12 = 17.8||= 1.079 (calculated to three decimal places)|
|4.5 + 12 = 16.5|