Welcome to the 2018-19



We would like to begin the year by thanking everyone for their continued support of VGT in 2018 including all players, sponsors, volunteers, VGT team members and host golf courses. Our continued thanks to our Tour Title Sponsor IGA and our Major Sponsors for their contributions to this year’s Winter Tour Program.



Please read through the following information which outlines the guidelines of this year’s Winter Tour, which commences Sunday, Oct. 21st at Pagoda Ridge. For the 2018-19 fall & winter season, we have continued to offer players 18 events to play from October 21st to the end of February!!





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FIRST 80 paid Members receive: Level wear Toque ($30)

ALL Amateur Members receive:

  • TSN 1040 – “BC” Discount Golf Card Expires March / 2019 ($55)
  • Six (6) SRIXON Z-STAR BALLS ($25)
  • One (1) Pair of 2UNDR Briefs (Men) ($35)
  • Two (2) Pairs of K.Bell Socks (Women) ($35)
  • 20% off retail on all VGT Partner products (Srixon, Cleveland, 2UNDR, Travis Mathew, Projekt, Linksoul, Bushnell, Maui Jim, New Balance Golf, Big Max Carts)*

ALL Professional Members receive:

  • One (1) pair of 2UNDR briefs
  • Professional Pricing on all VGT partner products

More Member Benefits:

  • Preferred Member Rates for Parking at PARK N’ FLY
    YVR (save up to 40%)
  • Preferred winter tour entry fees (Save $20/event)
  • Preferred VGT practice round rates
  • $25,000 in Winter Tour CASH & PRIZES!
  • Includes $5,000 in BONUS PRIZING at final event!
  • Priority Entry into Events!
  • Skins Game & Hole-in-One Jackpot EVERY EVENT!!
    • TWO HOLE-IN-ONE JACKPOTS AVAILABLE ($5,000 & $3,000 as of Sept.22nd)


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  • Pros: Open to all PGA Canada, PGA Tour Canada, other Tour Carded & Non-Status Professionals.
  • Amateurs: Open to all Amateurs with Golf Canada handicap factor up to 18.0. Amateurs will compete in 3 separate flights (0 to 5.0, 5.1 to 10.0 and 10.1 to 18.0) unless smaller field sizes warrant grouping Flight A/B together.





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18 EVENTS: Primarily Sunday’s & Wednesday’s (Schedule Coming Soon!)

The first Winter Tour Order of Merit event will commence on Sunday, Oct. 21st, 2018 at Pagoda Ridge

The Winter Tour will culminate at two Tour Championships

PRO TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP: Wednesday, Feb. 27th, 2018 - Mayfair Lakes (Amateurs are also invited)

AMATEUR TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP: Sunday, March 3rd, 2018 (Northview Canal)




  • Members: $75-$85/event (+GST)
  • Non-Members: $95-$105/event (+GST)


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  • Green Fee
  • Lunch or Dinner
  • Small Range Bucket (in cases where golf course has driving range)
  • Daily Pro Purse (40% of Pro field paid out)
  • Daily Amateur prizing by flight:
    • Championship (0-5.0) - Top 25% of Gross Scores paid out.
    • Flight A & B (5.1 to 10.0 & 10.1 to 18.0) - Top 25 % of field paid out as follows:
      • Top 1 Gross & Remaining Net prizes/flight.
      • If A & B flights are grouped together, top 2 gross and remaining net prizes.
  • A chance to qualify for $5,000 in BONUS Year-end Prizing! (see below**)
  • A chance to qualify for Winter Tour Championship with bonus event prizing!!




  • $20.00 entry (optional)
  • $15.00 is paid into skins game.
  • $5.00 is paid into an escalating Hole-in-one pot!
  • Gross Skins Game: Pros & Championship Flight Amateurs compete together
  • Net Skins Game: Flight A & B Amateurs compete together
  • Hole-in-one Pot: The pot will grow until we have a winner on the designated Hole-in-one hole for the day!! Current Hole-in-One jackpots = $5,000 and $3,000 (as of Sept.21st)


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Event Registration (2 Options to register)

  • Accept email invitation from golf genius/register by clicking "PLAY" in the VGT Membership Portal in Golf Genius before the deadline (3 days out). Then Pay cash or cheque on site.
    • By clicking "PLAY" or accepting the email invitation, you are confirmed in the event even although you have not paid yet! By doing this, you accept responsibility for your registration.
    • If you do not have access to the VGT Membership portal, this will be emailed to you once you join!
  • Pay by e-transfer to payments@vancouvergolftour.com or online at vancouvergolftour.com/payment

Event Field Sizes

  • A majority of Winter Tour events (with exception to the Tour Championship at 72) a full field will consist of 60 players.
  • For events where Pros and Amateurs are invited, the first 24 pros and 36 amateurs to sign up for each event will make up the field. If the host golf course has limited field sizes, the first 24 pros and balance of amateurs will make up the field.
  • For Amateur only events, the first 48 Amateurs to register for the event will make up the field.
  • If by the deadline (3 days out), the field is not filled with either pros or amateurs, we will allow the balance of the field to consist of any amateurs or pros waiting.

No-Shows or Cancellations within 48 HOURS 

  • Anyone withdrawing from an event within 48 hours or not showing up for an event they have registered for will be FINED THE COST OF THEIR FULL ENTRY FEE. This fee must be paid to VGT before participating in their next VGT event.
  • NOTE: It is the member’s responsibility to ensure that our email server @golfgenius.com and @vancouvergolftour.com are on their safe senders list and not landing in their junk folder.

Late Registration

  • Players who sign up after the Registration Deadline will be on a stand-by basis until there is an opening in the field, or if a full field, until there is a cancellation or withdrawal from the event. If there is room in the field, their entry will be confirmed with an email from a VGT team member.

Tournament Cancellations Due to Inclement Weather 

  • VGT will be responsible for determining if the event will be cancelled due to inclement weather and golf course conditions.
  • VGT will email all players as soon as we have determined the golf course is not suitable for play.
  • We will attempt to re-schedule any tournament that is cancelled to a suitable date that works for both the Winter Tour Schedule as well as for the golf course.

Purse Payouts

  • Payout is 40% of field in the Professional field and 25% of the field in Amateur Flights (Amateurs will win VGT sponsor gift credits that can be accumulated to purchase any of our sponsors’ products: Srixon & Cleveland Golf, Galvin Green Rainwear, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Travis Mathew & Linksoul Clothing, 2UNDR briefs, Projekt Luggage, Bushnell Rangefinders, Big Max Pushcarts, New Balance Golf Shoes & more.

Winter Tour Championship Field – Invitation List:

  • Top 24 Professionals and Top 36 Amateurs (16 Amateurs in Championship; 10 in Flight A; 10 in Flight B) by end of Feb.18th will qualify for the Winter Tour Championship on March 1st. Standings will be determined by cumulative points earned in VGT Winter Tour Events.
  • Twelve (12) “open” spots will be held for non-exempt players who want to play on a first come, first entered and paid basis!!!

Winter Tour Championship: $5,000 in bonus payouts**:

Five percent of all Professional Entries and 5% of all Amateur Entries (After Green fees) will be withheld from each event and put directly into the Tour Championship Pro purse and Amateur Prize pool. **Based on full fields, VGT will guarantee year-end bonuses of $5,000 divided between the PRO field and AMATEUR field at the WINTER TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP dinner as follows:

      • $500 in CASH & $1,000 sponsored Apparel paid out to top 3 Order of Merit winners:
        • 1st: $250 CASH + $500 TRAVIS MATHEW or LINKSOUL Apparel
        • 2nd: $150 CASH + $300 TRAVIS MATHEW or LINKSOUL Apparel
        • 3rd: $100 CASH + $200 TRAVIS MATHEW or LINKSOUL Apparel
      • $500 in Cash paid out in addition to the regularly budgeted Winter Tour Championship Purse:
        • 1st: $250
        • 2nd: $150
        • 3rd: $100
  • AMATEURS: $3,000 in BONUSES!
      • The top 5 OOM Winners in each flight (Champ, A & B) receive the following gift card bonuses:
        • 1st: $300/flight = $900
        • 2nd: $200/flight = $600
        • 3rd: $150/flight = $450
        • 4th: $100/flight = $300
        • 5th: $50/flight = $150
      • 1st: $100/flight
      • 2nd: $60/flight
      • 3rd: $40/flight


From all of us at Vancouver Golf Tour (VGT), welcome to another great Winter Tour with the VGT!!


Fraser Mulholland, Commissioner
Vancouver Golf Tour