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THE VEGAS GOLF SERIES

TEAM GOLF, REDEFINED.

The Vegas Golf Series is an initiative by the East Coast Pro Tour to revolutionize team-based golf tournaments for amateur golfers. We provide golfers of all skills levels the opportunity to experience unforgettable rounds of golf in tour-like atmospheres. 

Players can choose from two formats. 5-Man Scramble or 2-Man Best-Ball.

The 2021 season will feature 18 events across Quebec and Ontario at the best public and private courses. That’s 18 chances to earn your spot to compete in The Tour Championship October 3-4 2021 at Golf Le Diable in Mont-Tremblant, QC where the stakes and pressure will both be higher.

The Vegas Golf Series is your chance to feel like a pro, even if you aren’t. Grab your favourite golfing bud and register for a Vegas Golf Series event happening at a course near you! 

PRIZES & PURSES

The Vegas Golf Series offers exciting prizes and purses at each event throughout the season. In addition to the voluntary parimutuel bets, skins games, closest to the hole competitions, and longest drive contests at each event, the top finishers can earn up to $7,500 in cash prizes and Amazon Gift cards. All of the prizes have been structured so as to protect a player’s amateur status.

The stakes are bigger at The Tour Championship and so are the prizes and purses. The competition gets turned up a notch and only the best from the 2021 season make it to The Tour Championship. The total purse for the 2021 Tour Championship will have include upwards of $25,000 in purses and prizes and the victors will have their names etched forever onto the coveted VGS Cup. 

Enjoy the grind on your #RoadToTheTourChampionship.

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5-man scramble

2 amateurs + 2 amateurs + 1 ecpt pro

your chance to compete alongside the pros on the East Coast Pro Tour.

5-MAN SCRAMBLE

TOURNAMENT FORMAT & DETAILS.

EVENT STRUCTURE

The Vegas Golf Series introduced the 5-man scramble format to revolutionize the Pro-Am experience on the East Coast Pro Tour. Two (2) amateurs, plus two (2) amateurs and one (1) professional per team, it’s your chance to compete alongside the pros on the East Coast Pro Tour.

7 events across the best public and private courses in Ontario and Quebec. Every event is a chance to earn valuable points to get to The Tour Championship October 3-4, 2021 at Golf Le Diable in Mont-Tremblant, QC. The Top3 teams at each 5-Man Scramble event will earn their exemption into The Tour Championship. Additional places will be awarded to the Top 50 players on the season-long Order of Merit.

WHAT'S OFFERED

In addition to the tour-like atmosphere at every Vegas Golf Series event, participants will benefit from the following:

  • Access to up to $7,5000 in purse & prizes (1st: $3,750 / 2nd: $2,250 / 3rd: $1,500 );
  • Competitive round of golf teamed up with a professional golfer from the East Coast Pro Tour;
  • Golf & Cart included;
  • Exclusive Vegas Golf Series merch & gear;
  • Long Drive Competition;
  • Putting Contest.

WHO CAN PLAY

The Vegas Golf Series is open to anyone with an official Golf Canada Handicap. For details on team eligibility click here. It is every player’s responsibility to make themselves aware of all Rules & Policies for the Vegas Golf Series. Click here for some FAQ.

TEAM FORMATION

At registration, each team will register as a team of two (2). Teams MUST respect the handicap criteria listed below when choosing. a partner. If you’re signing up as an individual, we’ll match you with a partner IF one is available. 

Prior to the start of the event, a draft will take place to detemine the final teams. The final team will consist of four (4) amateur players (two teams of two players) and a professional. The draf will allow the teams with the highest Golf Canada Handicap Indexes to draft the 2-man team of their choice to start. In doing so, the playing field will level out and give everyone a fair opportunity to compete. The same process will repeat itself where the team of four (4) with the highest Golf Canada Handicap Indexes will choose their ECPT professional first, once again levelling out the playing field.

HANDICAP REQUIREMENTS

The two team members’ aggregate Golf Canada Handicap factor must be between 2.0 and 45.0. A maximum index differential of 15.0 is permitted between the 2 team members. A professional not competing in an ECPT event may play as part of a team of two, but their handicap will be set at 0.0. They will therefore need to find a partner with a Golf Canada Handicap Index between 2.0 and 15.0.

For Example:

  • 4.6 + 7.2 = 11.8 (ELIGIBLE)
  • 15.2 + 18.1 = 33.3 (ELIGIBLE)
  • 0.2 + 1.0 = 1.2 (INELIGIBLE, team aggregate Golf Canada Handicap Index is lower than 2.0)
  • 17.8 + 30.2 = 48.0 (INELIGIBLE, team aggregate Golf Canada Handicap Index is greater than 45.0)
  • 0.2 + 1.0 = 1.2 (INELIGIBLE, team aggregate Golf Canada Handicap Index differential is greater than 15.0)

All Golf Canada Indexes must be current and active at the time of registration and through the event. Only official Golf Canada Handicap Indexes will be accepted at Vegas Golf Series evets. The Vegas Golf Series tournament committee will verify all indexes prior to the tournament.

At its discretion, the rules committee reserves the right to make handicap adjustments and player and team disqualifications based upon evidence derived through handicap examinations or evidence of past performance. The Vegas Golf Series rules committee reserves the right to suspend handicap or rules violators from future tournament participation.

SCORING METHOD

The final team score is the team’s gross score. The Vegas Golf Series does not use Golf Canada Handicap Indexes in computing the final score for the 5-Man Scramble. Golf Canada Handicap Indexes are used solely for team formation purposes in this format.

AMATEUR STATUS

An amateur golfer is not eligible to receive a cash prize or any non-conforming prize. A non-conforming prize is referred to as any non-monetary prize valued over $1,000 CAD according to Golf Canada. A player’s decision regarding their amateur status must be made PRIOR to the start of competition. An amateur golfer who wants to participate in a Vegas Golf Series event must select ‘Amateur’ as their status at the time of registration in order to preserve their amateur status. 

2-man best-ball

2 amateurs

teams of two playing at 80% handicap in the better-ball, stroke play format.

2-MAN BEST-BALL

TOURNAMENT FORMAT & DETAILS.

EVENT STRUCTURE

The Vegas Golf Series introduced a new format in 2021, the 2-man best-ball. Teams of two (2) playing at 80% handicap in the better-ball, stroke play format.

9 events across the best public and private courses in Ontario and Quebec. Every event is a chance to earn valuable points to get to The Tour Championship October 3-4,  2021. at Golf Le Diable in Mont-Tremblant, QC. The Top3 teams at each 2-Man Best-Ball event will earn their exemption into The Tour Championship. Additional places will be awarded to the Top 50 players on the season-long Order of Merit.

WHAT'S OFFERED

In addition to the tour-like atmosphere at every Vegas Golf Series event, participants will benefit from the following:

  • Access to up to $3,000 in purse & prizes (1st: $1,500 / 2nd: $900 / 3rd: $600 );
  • Competitive round of golf teamed up with a partner of your choice;
  • Golf & Cart included;
  • Exclusive Vegas Golf Series merch & gear;
  • Long Drive Competition;
  • Putting Contest;

WHO CAN PLAY

The Vegas Golf Series is open to anyone with an official Golf Canada Handicap. For details on team eligibility click here. It is every player’s responsibility to make themselves aware of all Rules & Policies for the Vegas Golf Series. Click here for some FAQ.

TEAM FORMATION

At registration, each team will register as a team of two (2). Teams MUST respect the handicap criteria listed below when choosing. a partner. If you’re signing up as an individual, we’ll match you with a partner IF one is available. 

On the day of the competition, teams of two will be paired with teams having similar handicap index for pace of play and an enjoyable Vegas Golf Series experience. 

HANDICAP REQUIREMENTS

There are no minimum handicap requirements for this format given that we consider a team’s handicap in computing the final score. The two (2) team members’ aggregate Golf Canada Handicap Index cannot be greater than 45.0. A maximum index differential of 15.0 is permitted between the 2 team members. A professional player may play as part of a team of two (2) but their handicap will be set at 0.0.

  • If a player does not have a verifiable Golf Canada Handicap, it will be set at 0.
  • The Handicap will be calculated where the event will be held.
  • The teams will be playing at 80% handicap in the better-ball, stroke play format.
  • A maximum of 18 shots will be awarded towards a player’s handicap.
  • If a player is a no-show or is late, his/her partner can still play alone.

For Example:

  • 0.0 + 0.0 = 0.0 (ELIGIBLE)
  • 10.8 + 26.8 = 37.6 (ELIGIBLE)
  • 0.0 + 22.0 = 22.0 (INELIGIBLE, Golf Canada Handicap Index between the two players is greater than 15.0)
  • 27.8 + 30.2 = 58.0 (INELIGIBLE, team aggregate Golf Canada Handicap Index is greater than 45.0)

All Golf Canada Indexes must be current and active at the time of registration and through the event. Only official Golf Canada Handicap Indexes will be accepted at Vegas Golf Series events. The Vegas Golf Series tournament committee will verify all indexes prior to the tournament. 

At its discretion, the rules committee reserves the right to make handicap adjustments and player and team disqualifications based upon evidence derived through handicap examinations or evidence of past performance. The Vegas Golf Series rules committee reserves the right to suspend handicap or rules violators from future tournament participation.

SCORING METHOD

The final team score is the team’s net score. We will use 80% of the player’s Golf Canada Handicap Indexes in computing the final score for the 2-Man Best-Ball.

AMATEUR STATUS

An amateur golfer is not eligible to receive a cash prize or any non-conforming prize. A non-conforming prize is referred to as any non-monetary prize valued over $1,000 CAD according to Golf Canada. A player’s decision regarding their amateur status must be made PRIOR to the start of competition. An amateur golfer who wants to participate in a Vegas Golf Series event must select ‘Amateur’ as their status at the time of registration in order to preserve their amateur status. 

VEGAS

[vey-guhs] noun

1. A French-Canadian term used to describe the scramble format.

Hey boys, I heard that there's a scramble at Le Portage GC next Sunday.

Do you mean a Vegas?

2. The largest city in the state of Nevada, commonly known as Sin City. Las Vegas, NV will be the home to the Tour Championship once border restrictions are lifted.

"Remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Except for herpes. That sh*t'll come back with you." - Sid Garner (The Hangover)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED.

PURSES & PRIZES

A: The Vegas Golf Series offers exciting prizes and purses at each event throughout the season. In addition to the voluntary parimutuel bets, skins games, closest to the hole competitions, and longest drive contests at each event, the top finishers can earn up to $7,500 in cash prizes and Amazon Gift cards. All of the prizes have been structured so as to protect a player's amateur status.

A: In addition to the purse, there are voluntary pari-mutuels and skins games available at each Vegas Golf Series event.

A: It is possible to bet some money on the outcome of the competition. Under the amateur status rules, gambling is not prohibited under the following conditions:

  • The players in general know each other;
  • Participation in the gambling or wagering is optional and is limited to the players;
  • The sole source of all money won by the players is advanced by the players.
  • The amount of money involved is not generally considered to be excessive.

AMATEUR STATUS

A: An amateur golfer is not eligible to receive a cash prize or any non-conforming prize. A non-conforming prize is referred to as any non-monetary prize valued over $1,000CAD according to Golf Canada. A player's decision regarding their amateur status must be made PRIOR to the start of the competition. An amateur golfer who wants to participate in a Vegas Golf Series event must select ‘Amateur’ as their status at the time of registration in order to preserve their amateur status.

A: 'The Amateur Status Committee of Golf Canada defines an amateur as someone who plays the game as a non-remunerative and non-profit-making sport and who does not receive remuneration for teaching golf or for other activities because of golf skill or reputation. Prizes in amateur events are limited to a retail value of $1,000'.

In renouncing one's amateur status, they may be eligible to purse, and prize money should they finish in a paid position.

A: A golfer who wishes to be reinstated as an amateur golfer must apply for reinstatement to amateur status. Additional information regarding the reinstatement process can be found on the Golf Canada website.

GENERAL QUESTIONS

A: The Vegas Golf Series is an initiative by the East Coast Pro Tour to revolutionize team-based golf tournaments for amateur golfers. We provide golfers of all skills levels the opportunity to experience unforgettable rounds of golf in tour-like atmospheres. 

Players can choose from two formats. 5-Man Scramble or 2-Man Best-Ball.

The 2021 season will feature 18 events across Quebec and Ontario at the best public and private courses. That’s 18 chances to earn your spot to compete in The Tour Championship October 3-4 2021 at Golf Le Diable in Mont-Tremblant, QC where the stakes and pressure will both be higher.

The Vegas Golf Series is your chance to feel like a pro, even if you aren't. Grab your favourite golfing bud and register for a Vegas Golf Series event happening at a course near you! 

 

 

A: The Tour Championship will take place October 3-4, 2021 at the Golf Le Diable in Mont-Tremblant, QC. Day 1 (October 3) will bring together the Top3 teams from each 2-Man Best-Ball in 2021 and the Top50 players on the season-long Order of Merit. Day 2 (October 4) will bring together the Top3 teams from each 5-Man Scramble in 2021 and the Top50 players on the season-long Order of Merit.

 

The stakes are bigger at The Tour Championship and so are the prizes and purses. The competition gets turned up a notch and only the best from the 2021 season make it. The victors of the 2021 Tour Championship will win $10,000 and have their names etched forever onto the coveted VGS Cup. 

Enjoy the grind on your #RoadToTheTourChampionship.

A: Ranking points are awarded to all players based on their finish in a Vegas Golf Series event. The Top 50 players on the season-long Order of Merit will be awarded a spot to compete in The Tour Championship October 3-4, 2021 at the Golf Le Diable in Mont-Tremblant, QC. Additional information regarding ranking points can be found on the Rankings page.

A: There is no annual membership to join the Vegas Golf Series. The events are open to all golfers with a valid Golf Canada handicap.

A: Registration fees can be found on the Tournament Info page of each event. Registration fees include green fees, golf cart, practice balls, exclusive Vegas Golf Series merch & gear, long drive competitions, putting contests and access to the purse & prizes.

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5-MAN SCRAMBLE

The two team members' aggregate Golf Canada Handicap factor must be between 2.0 and 45.0. A maximum index differential of 15.0 is permitted between the 2 team members. A professional not competing in an ECPT event may play as part of a team of two, but their handicap will be set at 0.0. They will therefore need to find a partner with a Golf Canada Handicap Index between 2.0 and 15.0.

 

For Example:

  • 4.6 + 7.2 = 11.8 (ELIGIBLE)
  • 15.2 + 18.1 = 33.3 (ELIGIBLE)
  • 0.2 + 1.0 = 1.2 (INELIGIBLE, team aggregate Golf Canada Handicap Index is lower than 2.0)
  • 17.8 + 30.2 = 48.0 (INELIGIBLE, team aggregate Golf Canada Handicap Index is greater than 45.0)
  • 0.2 + 1.0 = 1.2 (INELIGIBLE, team aggregate Golf Canada Handicap Index differential is greater than 15.0)

2-MAN BEST-BALL

There are no minimum handicap requirements for this format given that we consider a team’s handicap in computing the final score. The two (2) team members' aggregate Golf Canada Handicap Index cannot be greater than 45.0. A maximum index differential of 15.0 is permitted between the 2 team members. A professional player may play as part of a team of two (2) but their handicap will be set at 0.0.

  • If a player does not have a verifiable Golf Canada Handicap, it will be set at 0.
  • The Handicap will be calculated where the event will be held.
  • The teams will be playing at 80% handicap in the better-ball, stroke play format.
  • A maximum of 18 shots will be awarded towards a player's handicap.
    If a player is a no-show or is late, his/her partner can still play alone.

For Example:

  • 0.0 + 0.0 = 0.0 (ELIGIBLE)
  • 10.8 + 26.8 = 37.6 (ELIGIBLE)
  • 0.0 + 22.0 = 22.0 (INELIGIBLE, Golf Canada Handicap Index between the two players is greater than 15.0)
  • 27.8 + 30.2 = 58.0 (INELIGIBLE, team aggregate Golf Canada Handicap Index is greater than 45.0)

All Golf Canada Indexes must be current and active at the time of registration and through the event. Only official Golf Canada Handicap Indexes will be accepted at Vegas Golf Series events. The Vegas Golf Series tournament committee will verify all indexes prior to the tournament.

 

At its discretion, the rules committee reserves the right to make handicap adjustments and player and team disqualifications based upon evidence derived through handicap examinations or evidence of past performance. The Vegas Golf Series rules committee reserves the right to suspend handicap or rules violators from future tournament participation.

A: All participants are required to have a valid and active Golf Canada Handicap Index at the time of registration and through the event. Only official Golf Canada Handicap Indexes will be accepted at Vegas Golf Series events. The Vegas Golf Series tournament committee will verify all indexes prior to the tournament.

A: The Vegas Golf Series events are at the best public and private courses in Quebec and Ontario. The 5-Man Scramble events are played on the same courses and same conditions as professional golfers on the East Coast Pro Tour. The majority of events are played on Sundays and Mondays. Tee times vary but are posted on the website prior to the start of the tournament. The complete tournament schedule can be found on the Tournaments page.