Schedule of Events

More Information
Name
Ontario Zone Tour Championship/Senior & Women's Tour Championship
Type
Ontario Zone Tournaments
Facility
St. Catharines Golf & Country Club
Schedule
September 30, 2024 10:00:00 AM
October 1, 2024 8:30:00 AM
Registration Deadline
September 16, 2024
# Registered
5 / 100

ELIGIBILITY
The Tour Championship to all PGA of Ontario Members in good standing.  

Priority will be given to PGA of Ontario members until Sunday, September 22nd, 2024, at which point if spots are 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.

TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP – Championship to all PGA of Ontario Members in good standing - 36-hole stroke play, no cut

SENIORS' DIVISION (OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OVER 50) – have reached their 50th birthday by September 25, 2023. This division will play the same yardage (6,500) as the Tour Championship and will be eligible for Senior Player of the Year Points  - 18-hole stroke play

DIAMOND DIVISION – have reached their 70th birthday by September 25, 2023. 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 – Championship to all PGA of Ontario 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 Championship (36 holes) and play at 88% of the total yardage. 

Note: If there are fewer than three entrants for the Senior Diamond Division (70+) or Women's Division by the entry deadline, this competition will not be conducted.

Entrants will be notified and allowed to withdraw from the Senior Diamond Division (70+) or Women's or participate in the Ontario Zone Tour Championship.

The Senior Diamond Division (70+) & Women’s Divisions are 18-hole stroke play competitions that will take place on Monday, September 30th.

CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
The 2024 Tour Championship field will be comprised of a maximum of 100 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 players must register individually.
  2. All applications must be filed through your online member account or on the official application printed from www.pgaofontario.com.
  3. The application fee (see fee schedule below) must accompany the application plus applicable taxes.

ENTRY FEE SCHEDULE

  1. 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 22, 2024, at 23:59 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).
  3. Entries will not be accepted without full remittance of an entry fee.
  4. THE PGA OF ONTARIO ACCEPTS THE FOLLOWING CARDS: VISA, VISA DEBIT, MASTERCARD

EARLY BIRDIE INCENTIVE - Closes Monday, September 16th at 9:00 am

Tour Championship only $325.00 + HST
Tour Championship & Senior Division (Championship 50+) $650.00 + HST
Tour Championship Senior Division (50+ Open) $325.00 + HST
Tour Championship Diamond Division 70+ (Monday only) $175.00 + HST
Tour Championship Women’s Divisions (Monday only) $175.00 + HST

                           

REGULAR ENTRY FEE - Closed Sunday, September 22nd at midnight

Tour Championship only $375.00 + HST
Tour Championship & Senior Division (Championship) 50+) $700.00 + HST
Tour Championship Senior Division (50+ Open) $375.00 + HST
Tour Championship Diamond Division 70+ (Monday only) $225.00 + HST
Tour Championship Women’s Divisions (Monday only) $225.00 + HST


CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY

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. Please note this means that regardless of the circumstance, a refund cannot be provided once a player commences play.

A refund may be provided in the following circumstances:

  1. A full refund will be provided if a player withdraws from the event due to medical reasons no later than 10:00 am on the Friday before the event. The refund will be issued once the PGA of Ontario office receives a doctor’s note.
     
  2. A full or partial refund will be provided due to extenuating circumstances, at the discretion of the Tournament Committee. The PGA of Ontario Tournament Committee will review all submitted supporting documents to provide a fair and equitable resolution in a timely manner.
     
  3. A full refund will be provided if the cancelling player/team finds an eligible* PGA of Ontario member/team to take their place.
  • 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 before the event starts.  
  • The cancelling player’s/team’s refund will be processed once the replacement player/team has paid their entry fee in full.
  • If the cancelling player’s spot is NOT filled 24 hours prior to the event’s start time, a refund will not be issued.
  • *See player eligibility criteria on the tournament/event entry form
 

CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

Monday, September 30, 2024  10:00 am Straight tee times
Tuesday, October 1, 2024  8:30 am Split tee times


HOST FACILITY
St. Catharines Golf & Country Club - 70 Westchester Ave, St. Catharines, ON L2R 3P4 - Directions/Map

FORMAT

Tour Championship - 36-hole stroke play without a cut
Senior Tour Championship - 36-hole stroke play without a cut
Senior Super Senior (60+) and Diamond Divisions -18-hole stroke play on Monday, September 30th
Women's Tour Championship -18-hole stroke play on Monday, September 30th

YARDAGES

  • Open to all PGA of Ontario Members in good standing - 36-hole stroke play with no cut from a maximum of 6,600 yards
  • SENIORS' DIVISION (OPEN) – This division will play the same yardage as the open field from a maximum of 6,600 yards.
  • DIAMOND DIVISION (70+) This division will be contested from a maximum of 5,900 yards
  • WOMEN’S DIVISION – This division will be contested from a maximum of 5,900 yards

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.

CADDIES

SPECTATORS

  • Spectators are welcome and MUST walk.

CHECK-IN WITH TOURNAMENT CONVENOR
Players are asked to check in at the 1st tee no less than 5 minutes before their tee time

CARTS AND ON-COURSE EQUIPMENT

  • A two-cart per-group rule is in effect.
  • Competitors may walk or make arrangements with the host club for the use of a motorized golf cart. Players must adhere to the host facility cart rules.
  • Players can purchase carts in the shop for $25 plus taxes. No charge for pull carts but the facility has a limited number.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

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

SPECIFICATIONS OF CLUBS AND THE BALL

  1. List of Conforming Driver Heads: Model Local Rule G-1 is in effect.
    Penalty for making a stroke with a club in breach of this Local Rule: Disqualification.
     
  2. Groove and Punch Mark Specifications: Model Local Rule G-2 is in effect.
    Penalty for making a stroke with a club in breach of this Local Rule: Disqualification.
     
  3. List of Conforming Golf Balls: Model Local Rule G-3 is in effect.
    Penalty for making a stroke with a ball in breach of this Local Rule: Disqualification.
     
  4. Replacing Club that is Broken or Significantly Damaged – Model Local Rule G-9 is in effect.
    Penalty for Breach of Local Rule – See Rule 4.1b.

Note: An updated List of Conforming Clubs and Balls is available by clicking here.

TRANSPORTATION
Competitors may walk or make arrangements with the host club for the 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 before confirmation of tournament acceptance unless those arrangements can be cancelled without penalty.

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 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, our Tournament Policy and/or the  PGA Code of Professional Conduct and Safe Sport Policy.

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.

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