Schedule of Events

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Name
Ontario Zone Player of the Year Championship/Senior Player of the Year
Type
Ontario Zone Tournaments
Facility
Grand Niagara Golf Club
Start Date
September 27, 2021
End Date
September 28, 2021
Registration Deadline
September 19, 2021
# Registered
31 / 52

ELIGIBILITY

Open to all PGA of Ontario Members in good standing.

Priority will be given to PGA of Ontario members until Sunday, September 19th, 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.

  1. Open to all PGA of Ontario Members in good standing - 36 hole stroke play, no cut    
  2. SENIORS' DIVISION (OPEN) – have reached their 50th birthday by September 27, 2021. This division will play the same yardage (6,500) as the Spring Open and will be eligible for Senior Player of the Year Points – 18 hole stroke play
  3. SUPER SENIORS' DIVISION – have reached their 60th birthday by September 27, 2021. This division will be contested from 6,000 – 6,200 yards. Members who choose to enter the Super Senior Division are ineligible to accumulate Senior Player of the Year points – 18 hole stroke play
  4. DIAMOND DIVISION – have reached their 70th birthday by September 27, 2021. This division will be contested from approximately 5,600 – 5,800 yards. Members who choose to enter the Diamond Championship are ineligible to accumulate Senior Player of the Year points – 18 hole stroke play

Note: If there are less than four entrants for the any of the Senior Divisions by the entry deadline, this competition will not be conducted.

Entrants will be notified and given the opportunity to withdraw from any of the Senior Divisions or participate in the Ontario Zone Spring Open.

All Senior Divisions are an 18 hole stroke play competition that will take place on Monday, September 27th.

CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD

The 2021 Player of the Year field will be comprised of a maximum of 52 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. All applications must be received by the PGA of Ontario, 10080 Kennedy Road, Markham, ON L6C 1N9 prior to Sunday, September 19, 2021, at 23:59 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).  
  2. Entries will not be accepted without full remittance of an entry fee.
  3. 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,
  4. THE PGA OF ONTARIO ACCEPTS THE FOLLOWING CARDS: VISA, VISA DEBIT, MASTERCARD

POY Open only                                                                     $300.00 + HST
POY Open & Senior Division (Open) 50+              $425.00 + HST
POY Senior Division (Open)                                          $125.00 + HST
POY Super Senior Division 60+                                   $125.00 + HST
POY Diamond Division 70+                                           $125.00 + HST

(all entry fees are subject to HST, HST# R106865660)* (all entry fees are subject to HST, HST# R106865660)*

CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

Monday, September 27, 2021                         10:30 a.m. - Straight tee times
Tuesday, September 28, 2021                          10:00 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 - $22 plus HST for shared cart.  Due to the fleet cart size, only 2 carts/ tee time.
  • 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

Arrival Instructions

  • Arrival- players will head straight to Event registration. PGA staff will direct players accordingly once registered (ie- Golf Shop for carts, driving range, etc..)
  • Masks to be worn as they enter Golf Shop, Grill
  • Sanitizer- will be available throughout the facility.

Cart Information

  • Carts will be shared. A 3-ball will see 2 carts with a single rider.  
  • Masks to be worn on riding carts
  • Staff are trained and required to sanitize all carts
  • Garbage out of Carts- golf cart return well marked with drop off for garbage and recyclables. We encourage that players do their part

Washroom Information

  • All washrooms are open and will be available in both Golf Shop and Grill Room
  • All touch points in washrooms- quick clean and sanitized on the hour (logged)
  • 2 washroom stations on-course and will be open. Also, cared for
  • Men's Locker Room/ Showers: TBA

Riverside Grill

  • Masks are to be worn in the grill
  • Sanitizer at both the enter and exit doors
  • Hours of Operation:  TBA (breakfast service- NOT available)

Golf Shop

  • Shop will be open
  • Number in the Shop:  4 max.
  • All retail OPEN for purchases
  • All forms of payment, (includes cash) accepted (except AMEX)

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

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