Schedule of Events

More Information
Name
Dick Duff's Fall Classic/Senior & Women's Fall Classic
Type
Ontario Zone Tournaments
Facility
Tarandowah Golfers Club
Schedule
August 31, 2022 1:00:00 PM
September 1, 2022 8:00:00 AM
Registration Deadline
August 21, 2022
# Registered
5 / 60

ELIGIBILITY

Open to all PGA of Ontario Members in good standing. 

Priority will be given to PGA of Ontario members until Sunday, August 21st, 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.
 

  • FALL CLASSIC – Open to all PGA of Ontario Members in good standing - 36-hole stroke play, no cut
  • SENIORS' DIVISION (OPEN) – have reached their 50th birthday by August 31, 2022. This division will play the same yardage (6,500) as the Fall Classic and will be eligible for Senior Player of the Year Points  - 18-hole stroke play
  • SUPER SENIORS' DIVISION – have reached their 60th birthday by August 31, 2022. 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
  • DIAMOND DIVISION – have reached their 70th birthday by August 31, 2022. 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
  •  WOMEN’S DIVISION – Open to all PGA of Ontario female professionals in good standing.  This division will be contested from approximately 5,600 – 5,800 yards. All divisions require 4 entrants or more.  A woman may choose to enter the Women’s division (18 holes) or enter the Open (36 holes) and play at 88% of the total yardage. 

Note: If there are less than four entrants in any Divisions (Senior or Women's) 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/Women's Division or participate in the Ontario Zone Fall Classic.

All Senior & Women’s Divisions are 18-hole stroke play competitions that will take place on Wednesday, August 31st.

CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD

The 2022 Fall Classic field will be comprised of a maximum of 60 players, inclusive of one exemption spot for the defending champion. Entries will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

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 plus applicable taxes.  

ENTRY FEE SCHEDULE

  1. All applications must be received by the PGA of Ontario, 10080 Kennedy Road, Markham, ON L6C 1N9 prior to Sunday, August 21, 2022, at 23:59 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).
  2. Entries will not be accepted without full remittance of an entry fee.
  3. THE PGA OF ONTARIO ACCEPTS THE FOLLOWING CARDS: VISA, VISA DEBIT, MASTERCARD
  • Fall Classic only                                                                                           $300.00 + HST
  • Fall Classic & Senior Division (Open) 50+                                    $400.00 + HST
  • Fall Classic Senior Division (Open) (Wednesday only)          $150.00 + HST
  • Fall Classic Super Senior Division 60+ (Wednesday only)   $150.00 + HST
  • Fall Classic Diamond Division 70+ (Wednesday only)           $150.00 + HST
  • Fall Classic Women’s Divisions (Wednesday only)                   $150.00 + HST

All entry fees are subject to HST, HST# R106865660

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY

No refund will be provided after the tournament/event tee sheet has been released to the players and/or posted on the PGA of Ontario website.

Refunds will only be provided if:

  1. You are forced to withdraw from a tournament/event for medical reasons. A refund will be issued once the PGA of Ontario office receives a doctor’s note.
  2. The cancelling player/team finds an eligible* PGA of Ontario member/team to take their place.
    • NOTE: It is the cancelling player's/team’s responsibility to find an eligible PGA of Ontario member/team to replace them and notify the PGA of Ontario office no later than 24 hours prior to the start of the event.
    • The cancelling player’s/team’s refund will be processed once the replacement has paid their entry fee in full.

*See eligibility criteria on tournament/event entry form

If the cancelling player’s spot is NOT filled 24 hours prior to the event’s start time, a refund will not be issued.

CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

Wednesday, August 31, 2022         1:00 pm Straight tee times
Thursday, September 1, 2022          8:00 am Straight tee times

FORMAT

Fall Classic - 36-hole stroke play without a cut  
Senior and Women's Divisions -18-hole stroke play on Wednesday, August 31st

PLAYOFFS

The Championship tie will be decided by a “sudden victory” playoff immediately following the conclusion of play. Any competitor involved in a playoff and not immediately available assumes the last playoff position.  

CADDIES

  • Caddies are welcome.

SPECTATORS

  • Spectators are welcome.

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

CARTS AND ON-COURSE EQUIPMENT

  • Two carts per group rule in effect.
  • 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.
  • Players can purchase carts in the shop - shared $19, Single - $30

FOOD & BEVERAGE

  • Food and beverage will not be offered as part of the event

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. 

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.

ALCOHOL AND DRUG POLICY

Stroke Play Event Alcohol Policy

  • The consumption of alcohol before or during any PGA of Ontario stroke play event or Playing Ability Test is strictly prohibited. Violation of this policy is considered conduct unbecoming of a Member of the PGA of Ontario, and swift penalty will be issued by the Tournament Captain and PGA of Ontario office.

Team Event Alcohol Policy

  • The PGA of Ontario is launching a pilot project regarding team events which will allow the purchase of alcohol from the host facility during team events only. This policy will be reviewed following each event and if any issues arise (including, but not limited to, professional conduct, alcohol abuse, or liability), this policy will be revoked immediately. Penalties will be issued based on any Professional violating Liquor Laws and/or our professional code of conduct.

Drug Policy

  • The PGA of Ontario will abide by each facility's drug policy.

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.

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
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