The Alberta Golf Tour has been operating since its inception in November 2012. There is no fee to join the Alberta Golf Tour, but all players must have a verifiable handicap index. You may join with a Gold Membership through Golf Canada/Alberta Golf here: http://golfcanada.ca/join/. We are committed to creating camaraderie among our competitors and believe that we can still have fun while competing in a professional-style tour.
Players may sign up for any event on the Alberta Golf Tour Website at www.albertagolftour.com. Space in events is sold first-come, first-served. Tournament entry fees include golf, cart, range, prizing, scoring, and either a light lunch or reception at the corresponding Canalta Hotel. Once a tournament has been paid for, the entry is considered confirmed.
You may cancel up to 2 weeks prior to the event. Cancellations from 8-14 days are subject to a $50 administrative fee. Any cancellations within 1 week are subject to the full amount, as the golf courses require final numbers prior to this time.
There are a variety of formats utilized in the Alberta Golf Tour. Most events will be gross stroke play, but we have introduced Stableford scoring as well.
The Alberta Golf Tour incorporated a “Dynamic Flighting” system in 2015, which will see the usually pre-determined handicap indexes in which the flights are created, on a sliding scale based on the total tournament entries and the most fair groupings based on two items (in order): handicap index (fairness in groupings based on gross stroke play), and even number of competitors throughout all flights (to create even prize pools from flight to flight). Flights are not determined based on age or gender – they are decided based on handicap only. However, the tee from which a player will play from will depend upon their age and gender and will be set by the Tour Director. The Alberta Golf Tour reserves the right to move a player to any flight. Players must post scores immediately following the tournament.
Tee times will be posted a minimum of 48 hours prior to the event. There is no guarantee of requested times or pairings, but we will try to accommodate for those traveling a long distance or other one-off type of reasons. Players are expected to check in a minimum of 30 minutes prior to their tee time.
Caddies & Spectators
Caddies and spectators are allowed so long as they walk the course and do not interfere with play. Players are responsible for their caddies and any associated spectators. If there are issues with the behaviour of a caddie or spectator, they will be asked to leave. The player may be liable for any associated penalties for breaching any rules as outlined in Rule 6.1.
All players, caddies, and spectators will conduct themselves in a responsible and respective manner at all times. The Alberta Golf Tour reserves the right to revoke the ability to play for any conduct deemed inappropriate.
Players must exchange their scorecards with another player in the group and keep the score of that player, and their own score on the bottom perforated area. Each player and scorer must sign the scorecard in the designated area on the card attesting that each hole score is correct. At the end of the round, the perforated strip should be used to check the accuracy of one’s own official card. Players are to go directly to the designated scoring area immediately following the round and can bring up any rulings issues at this point.
There is a $20 prize allocation per every entry fee. Payouts will be in the form of “AGT Bucks” and may be used towards subsequent tournament fees, or Pro Shop product to be ordered from an agreed upon Pro Shop. Please email the Tour Director at firstname.lastname@example.org to request redeemed amounts. The prize payout structure is as follows:
Players Payout 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
1 $20 $20
2 $40 $40
3 $60 $60
4 $80 $65 $15
5 $100 $80 $20
6 $120 $85 $25 $10
7 $140 $90 $35 $15
8 $160 $100 $40 $20
9 $180 $100 $45 $25 $10
10 $200 $105 $50 $30 $15
11 $220 $105 $50 $35 $20 $10
12 $240 $110 $55 $40 $25 $10
13 $260 $110 $60 $45 $30 $15
14 $280 $115 $60 $50 $35 $20
15 $300 $115 $65 $55 $40 $25
Order of Merit Points
The Alberta Golf Tour utilizes a top-down Order of Merit point structure. They will be awarded as follows:
By signing or electronically entering and playing in any Alberta Golf Tour event, the participant understands and agrees that there are certain dangers involved with the participation in a golf tournament, including but not limited to being struck by lightning, getting hit by a golf club, suffering from heat exhaustion, heart attack or injury from uneven terrain, all of for which risks participant assumes and solely accepts, and waives all claims of injury to body or property against Alberta Golf Tour. Further, the participant agrees that while on the premises of an Alberta Golf Tour tournament, the participant, and any guest, relative or anyone else affiliated with participant, shall be present at their own risk and that Alberta Golf Tour shall not be liable for any claims for injuries or damages whatsoever to person or property of the participant or related person arising out of or in connection with the participation in the tournament or presence at the tournament. Participant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Alberta Golf Tour from all claims by or liability to participant or affiliated person.