Schedule of Events

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Name
Ontario Zone Women's Championship
Type
Ontario Zone Tournaments
Facility
Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto
Date
September 13, 2021
Registration Deadline
September 6, 2021
# Registered
18 / 30

ELIGIBILITY

Open to all female PGA of Ontario Members in good standing.

Priority will be given to PGA of Ontario members until Sunday, September 5th, at which point if there are spots remaining, they will be awarded to out-of-zone members residing in Ontario on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are an out-of-zone player interested in competing, please contact Kristine Schmidt at kristine@pgaofontario.com to be put on a wait list.

CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD

The 2021 PGA of Ontario Women’s Championship field will be comprised of a maximum of 30 players, inclusive of one exemption spot for the defending champion. Entries will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

PRIZE MONEY – TIES

In the event of ties, prize money will be divided equally among those tied, except that if a competitor wins a playoff for the Championship, that player will receive first-place prize money.

APPLICATION FEE & PROCEDURE

  1. All applications must be filed through your online member account or on the official application printed from www.pgaofontario.com.
  2. The application fee (see fee schedule below) must accompany the application (includes all applicable taxes).  Credit card users, please print all numbers clearly.

ENTRY FEE SCHEDULE

  1. PGA of Ontario Members $152.55 ($135.00 + $17.55 HST) *(all entry fees are subject to HST, HST# R106865660)*
  2. All applications must be received by the PGA of Ontario, 10080 Kennedy Road, Markham, ON L6C 1N9 prior to Sunday, September 5, 2021, at 23:59 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).  
  3. Entries will not be accepted without full remittance of an entry fee.
  4. Application fees will be refunded if the PGA of Ontario is notified in writing of the player’s intention to withdraw prior to the application closing date.  Application fees will not be refunded after the application deadline without a medical certificate.  Refunds are subject to a $25 service charge.
  5. THE PGA OF ONTARIO ACCEPTS THE FOLLOWING CARDS: VISA, VISA DEBIT, MASTERCARD

CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

Monday, September 13, 2021                         9:00 a.m. Straight tee times

PLAYOFFS

A tie for the Championship will be decided by a hole-by-hole playoff immediately following the conclusion of play.  Any competitor involved in a playoff and not immediately available assumes the last playoff position.  Multiple no-shows for playoffs shall be decided by lot.

RULES OF GOLF; CLOSE OF COMPETITION; CONFORMING GOLF BALLS; CONFORMING DRIVERS

  1. Golf Canada's Rules of Golf will govern all play. The PGA of Ontario Tournament Rules Committee shall have the final decision on all claims and disputes.  
  2. Only brands of golf balls on the most current List of Conforming Golf Balls may be used.
  3. Any driver selected for play must have a clubhead that is listed on the most current List of Conforming Driver Heads.

TRANSPORTATION

Competitors may walk or make arrangements with the host club for use of a motorized golf cart.  Players must adhere to the host facility cart rules.  

TRAVEL

The PGA of Ontario assumes no responsibility for entrants' travel arrangements. The PGA of Ontario advises entrants not to book travel or room arrangements prior to confirmation of tournament acceptance unless those arrangements can be cancelled without penalty. The host hotel information is available on the championship fact sheet.

GROOVE SPECIFICATIONS

The Local Rule for groove and punch mark specifications, effective January 1, 2010, has been adopted as a condition of competition for all PGA of Ontario events. For full details on the groove and punch mark specifications, please visit: https://www.randa.org/en/rog/2019/rules/committee-procedures/8g.

DRESS CODE

Competitors must adhere to the PGA of Ontario Dress Code which is also available in the competitor registration package.  In addition, all golf shirts must be tucked in and hats pointed forward.

TIME OF STARTING   

All players in a group must be present and READY TO PLAY at the time laid down by the Committee.  The order of play is not relevant.  READY TO PLAY is defined as being on or near the player's first tee accompanied with the necessary equipment needed to put a ball in play.  Notification by a PGA of Ontario Rules Official will be given to late starters on the first tee or as soon as practicable.

ANTI-DOPING POLICY

The PGA of Ontario has adopted the Canadian Anti-Doping Program set by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.  For further information please visit www.cces.ca.

REMINDER    

  • Masks are required to enter the Clubhouse

PROTECTING YOURSELF AND OTHERS

  • Stay home if:
    • You are feeling unwell,
    • You have traveled outside Canada within the past 14 days,
    • You have a new or worsening cough or fever,
    • You have been advised by a medical professional to self-isolate.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Practice respiratory etiquette, including coughing and sneezing into your arm. Dispose of tissues immediately into trash receptacles.
  • •    Face coverings must be worn in the clubhouse at all times

BUNKERS

  • Bunker rakes, benches and ball washers have been removed from the course.
  • No rakes are in the bunkers so please repair your footprints by using your feet.  If a player’s ball ends up in a footprint or unmaintained area of the bunker, they are entitled to mark, lift and place within 6″ no closer to the hole.  If a player’s ball is originally plugged in an unmaintained area of the bunker, they must re-plug the ball within 6″ no closer to the hole.

FLAGSTICKS

  • The flag will remain in at all times – DO NOT REMOVE THE FLAG!
  • A mechanism to safely retrieve golf balls from holes without touching flagsticks has been installed. All golfers are asked to refrain from touching the flagsticks.

CADDIES

  • Caddies are not permitted at this time.

SPECTATORS

  • Spectators are not permitted at this time.

CHECK-IN WITH TOURNAMENT CONVENOR

Players are asked to check-in at the 1st tee no less than 5 minutes prior to their tee time, while maintaining physical distance.  

SCORING

  • No exchange of scorecards between players before or after their round; final score verification will take place verbally
  • A final scoring area will be established using social distancing measures whereby you can check your scores and your playing partner can attest to them.
  • You will be asked to re-read your scores to your playing partners and to our team for verification.
  • Please sign your own scorecard on the LEFT SIDE to attest for your playing partner’s score
  • Please sign your own scorecard on the RIGHT SIDE to verify your own score that has been read by your scorer.  
  • Drop your scorecard into the box provided when all scores are verified.  
  • Scoring will be final once you have submitted your scorecard.
  • Final results will be available online

CARTS AND ON-COURSE EQUIPMENT

  • Competitors may walk or make arrangements with the host club for use of a motorized golf cart.  Players must adhere to the host facility cart rules.
  • Carts will be available for purchase - $20 per player (includes tax)
  • If you are sharing a cart face masks are required.

EVACUATION PLAN

  • Should a weather event take place that requires golfers to evacuate the golf course, please return to your personal vehicles immediately following a suspension of play in an effort to prohibit large gatherings.

HOST CLUB COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Ladies Golf Club of Toronto Arrival Instructions

  • There will be a greeter at the front gate where you will be required to submit a health declaration and waiver prior to arrival.
  • Masks are required when entering any indoor facilities on the property
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at all entrances

Cart Information

  • Shared carts are preferred due to a smaller fleet.  Masks must be worn in the cart when riding but can take it off outside the cart, even if there is a divider installed.
  • Carts will be immediately sanitized after being stationed
  • layers will be responsible for cleaning garbage out of their cart at the end of their round
  • After the round carts will have access to the parking lot and then be guided by our staff to the cart sanitary station.
  • Washroom Information
  • Washrooms will be open in the clubhouse, golf shop, on course and halfway house. Please follow the signage.

Clubhouse Access Information

  • Masks are required when entering any indoor facilities on the property
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at all entrances
  • Please follow the signage to access the clubhouse

Golf Shop Services/Purchases

  • The Proshop is open with social distancing in effect.
  • Cash, debit or credit are acceptable forms of payment

Food and Beverage Access Information

  • Dine-in (covered patio or lawn) or take on-course
  • Cash, debit or credit are acceptable forms of payment
  • Please remain masked until seated
  • Water Stations on-course are closed except for halfway house (self-serve however Ladies GC of Toronto can staff for the groups in the tournament for payment if they do not have reciprocal signing privileges).

COVID-19 Protocols are subject to change.  Players will be notified of any changes prior to the PGA of Ontario Women's Championship.

Registration is closed.