Virtual Net Match Play

To provide GTA AM Tour players with a Match Play format competition that provides a fun experience combining all of the unique competitive aspects of Match Play, while also providing an opportunity for players from mixed flights to compete against each other in a NET format.  The first four rounds of the competition will be contested virtually and in combination with designated, regularly scheduled tour events.  The fifth round will include the four finalists that will play in actual head to head competition to determine seating for the Championship and Consolation matches. The competition will conclude with the completion of the head to head Championship & Consolation matches determining 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places.

The NET format will see all players placed in to a single pool from which the brackets will be filled in via Blind Draw. This will create many cross flight matches and allow players from different flights to compete against each other. The NET format will ensure a level playing field by using course specific handicaps for each player and adjustments for different tee decks.

2017 Round 1 Results  
Round 1 Hogan Flight Hole-By-Hole Results
Round 1 Palmer Flight Hole-By-Hole Results
Round 1 Jones Flight Hole-By-Hole Results
Round 1 Nicklaus Flight Hole-By-Hole Results

2017 Round 2 Results 
Round 2 Hogan Flight Hole-By-Hole Results 
Round 2 Palmer Flight Hole-By-Hole Results
Round 2 Jones Flight Hole-By-Hole Results
Round 2 Nicklaus Flight Hole-By-Hole Results

2017 Round 3 Results 
Round 3 Hogan Flight Hole-By-Hole Results 
Round 3 Palmer Flight Hole-By-Hole Results
Round 3 Jones Flight Hole-By-Hole Results
Round 3 Nicklaus Flight Hole-By-Hole Results

2017 Round 4 Results 
Hole-By-Hole Results

2017 Semi Final Results 
2017 Final Results

Outline

 

  1. A maximum of sixty four (64) players can register online.
  2. Entry fee is $75 + HST (13%) = 84.75. To register, please email info@gtaamtour.com.
  3. Registered players will have to compete in the FOUR designated Match Play events, or concede and withdraw from the competition. Players should make sure they register early for these events to ensure their inclusion. 
  4. Players will be placed into brackets via Blind Draw.
  5. The Match Play competition will conclude with a 36 hole day consisting of two 18 hole, Semi-Final matches in the morning to determine placement into the 18 hole Championship & Consolation matches to be played in the afternoon.
    • To be played at an exclusive Muskoka golf course on September 7th of this year
    • Golf, Cart Fees & Lunch to be provided by the GTA AM Tour for the four semi finalists
    • Those players finishing in the top 16 will be invited to attend the Championship finals and play 18 holes at an exclusive Muskoka golf course in the morning at their own cost. (special tour rate)
  6. Players will earn  & accumulate prizes as they advance to the final 16, final 8 and final 4.  Players reaching the 36 hole Championship will earn prizing in accordance with their final finishing position of 1st, through 4th place.  
    • Final 16 = One 12 pack of Mill St beer
    • Final 8 = One $50 TaylorMade gift card
    • Final 4 = Golf, Cart & Lunch @ an exclusive Muskoka golf course during 36 Hole Championship
      • 4th place = Two $50 TaylorMade gift cards
      • 3rd place = One $150 TaylorMade gift card
      • 2nd place = One $150 TaylorMade gift card & Runner Up Trophy
      • 1st place = One $300 TaylorMade gift card & Winner’s Trophy                                                                                                    

* The above prize plan is based on a minimum of 60 registered players. Any adjustments will be communicated in advance of the 1st round. 

Virtual Match Play With Handicap

All players competing in the match play event must register and play in the designated regular tour events that include the Match Play competition.

The first four rounds are contested virtually and in combination with the regular tour event. That means, match play competitors will play the designated events as a regular Stroke Play tournament, in their normal assigned flight and from their normal assigned tee decks. But, after completion of the tournament, their Stroke Play score card will be used to establish a Win / Loss / Tie determination against their match play opponent for each of the 18 holes making up that round using NET and tee adjustment calculations to provide for a fair competition.  

For the purpose calculating Net adjustments, the player with the lower course handicap will play as scratch, or ZERO against the difference of their opponent’s course handicap.

Example 1:

If Player A ( having a course handicap of 18 ) plays against Player B ( with a course handicap of 10 ). Player B plays as scratch, and Player A plays as an 8 (18 minus 10 = 8 course handicap).
Therefore, Player B receives a stroke on the 8 highest rated course handicap holes (1 being the highest), and receives the required strokes on these holes.

Example 2:

If Player A (with a course handicap of 25) plays against Player B (with a course handicap of 0).
Player B plays as scratch and Player A plays as 25 (25 minus 0 = 25 course handicap).
Player B receives one stroke on all eighteen holes plus an additional strokes (25 minus 18 holes = 7) on the highest rated course handicap holes (1 being the highest).

Designated Events

Round 1

64 players / 32 matches
June 5, 2017
Barrie Golf Club

Round 2

32 players / 16 matches
July 31, 2017
Whitevale Golf Club

Round 3

16 players / 8 matches
August 14, 2017
Cedar Brae Golf Club

Round 4

8 players / 4 matches
September 5, 2017
Devil's Pulpit

 

 

VNMP Championship Day / 36 Holes 

September 7, 2017

An Exclusive Muskoka Golf Course

Morning Tee Off
Semi Final

                             4 players / 2 matches
 

Afternoon Tee Off
Championship & Consolation

                                 2 players / Consolation Match
                                 2 players/ Championship Match

 

What Is Match Play

Simply Put; Match Play is a hole by hole competition where the low score on each hole wins the hole. Every hole has a determined outcome where each player in the match will record a Won, Loss or Tie for that hole. The player accumulating more WON holes over the 18 hole match is the winner. During the first 4 rounds that are contested virtually the Won / Loss / Tie determinations will be calculated after completion of the GTA AM Tour’s event that day. The results will be communicated via email and the bracket results updated. Winning players advance to the next round.

Brackets & Blind Draw

64 players will be placed in to a common pool and placed in to the brackets via random, blind draw.  32 matches will be contested in the first round, with half of the players from each round advancing to the next. The following is summary how players advance through the 4 round rounds, to the Semi Final and then the Championship & Consolation Rounds.

Round 1:  64 players / 32 matches [ 32 winners advance to round 2 ]

Round 2:  32 players / 16 matches [ 16 winners advance to round 3 ]

Round 3:  16 players / 8 matches [ 8 winners advance to round 4 ]

Round 4:  8 players / 4 matches [ 4 winners advance to the Semi-Final ]

Semi-Final:  4 players / 2 matches determines seating into the Championship & Consolation Matches

Consolation Match:  2 players [ Winner Places 3rd , opponent places 4th ]

Championship Match:  2 players [ Winner places 1st, opponent places 2nd ]

Defining Course Handicap

A player’s Course Handicap is calculated by multiplying their Handicap Factor by the slope of the tees played, divided by 113. Each set of tees has a specific slope and rating.

For Example:

Player A's handicap factor is 14.6 and he's playing a tee box with a slope of 127. The formula to calculate course handicap is: 14.6 x 127 / 113. The answer to this example is 16.4. Player A's course handicap is therefore 16 (round up or down to the nearest whole number).

Additional calculation is required for players playing from different tee decks. The difference in the rating of the two tee decks in play is added to the equation.

Rules For A Tie

In the event of a tie during first four rounds ( that portion of the championship contested virtually ) the winner will be determined according to following Tie Break Procedure.

Applied In Order, As Required.

 1st Tie Break;

  • Player leading for most holes through 18 holes  ( If player A leads the match 1 up or better for 9 holes, player B leads for 3 holes and they were AS for 6 holes; Player A wins )

2nd Tie Break

  • If we are still tied after the above, the same procedure is used for the last 9 holes

3rd Tie Break

  • And if still tied, then the first 9 holes

4th Tie Break

  • And if still tied, then counting back from 18, the last player to hold the lead is declared the winner.

Semi Final, Championship & Consolations Matches

Four players will advance from the Virtual portion of the competition played out over the first 4 rounds and earn placement into the Semi Finals. The Semi Final, Championship and Consolations matches will all be contested in traditional singles Match Play format with players competing head to head and out in twosomes.  The format & rules will remain unchanged from the Virtual portion of the competition with players teeing off from their GTA AM Tour flight designated tee deck, course handicaps and tee deck adjustments will all be included in the NET calculation determining the Won / Loss / Tie outcome for each hole.

A match tied after 18 holes will be subject to a resolution process announced prior to the start of play on Championship day.
Player Handicaps will not be adjusted between the Semi’s and Championship / Consolation Matches.