2020 Players Manual Play Like an Amateur, Get Spoiled Like a Pro.
24 Fergus Avenue Richmond Hill Ontario, L4E 2B7 April 27, 2019 Dear GTA AM TOUR Member: Heading into its 16th season, The Tour has, once again, experienced the largest year-over-year growth it its history. That is in large part due to recommendations and referrals from you. Thank you for referring your fellow golfing friends and family members to The Tour. The long-term success and viability of The Tour is directly dependent on players like you, who recognize the Tour’s mandate, which is, to provide competition in a well-organized, friendly and sportsmanlike setting. We thank you for your support of, and engagement in, this community! The Tour’s success is also predicated on the wonderful sponsorship support we are fortunate to receive year- over-year. You will no doubt hear this often throughout the season (1st Tee Speech)! We respectfully ask you to choose to purchase products and use services from Air Canada Rouge, Mazda, TaylorMade, Mill St. Brewery, P.J. Dermody Insurance Brokers, Cellworks, Andrew Mitchell - Investors Group, GOLFTEC, The Wronski Cann Group, Honsberger Physio+, Golf Away Tours, LPS Athletics, Huawei, M+M Contracting, Boulders Climbing Centre, Papa’s Pizzaland, Vinyl-Pro Windows, Prodigy Headwear, Sundog Eyewear and 7Camicie. It is also very important for us to know when you support any of The Tour Sponsors so, whenever possible, please send us an email and/ or provide us with a copy of your Sponsor product purchase receipts. In the first section of this Player Manual, you will find advertisements from many of the Tour sponsors. You will also find special discounts which are available to all Tour players and their immediate family members. In the second section are advertisements from many of the Private Host Golf Clubs. Many of these courses are providing Tour players with access to private clubs and, in some cases, with discounted rounds. We have also included a list Needs Updatedof Tour policies and procedures, including Handicapping Policies, Standard Local Rules, Pace of Play as well as general Tour information. Please read this information carefully! The GTA AM TOUR does not happen without the support of a passionate and dedicated Team. When you see them at an event please take a moment to say hi, and/or thank you to: Jason Gendron (Director, Event Operations), Peter Norrie (Player Communication and Tee Times), Matt MacKay (Chair - Handicap Committee), Brad Golden (Vice-Chair - Handicap Committee), Katherine Pollock (Website) Lisa Mustard (Registration and Scoring), Jeff Rogers, Karl Walkden, Kevin McCreary, Paul Hardy, Patricia Bandurka, Marko Markac, Christian De Cloet, Gord Koyama, Don Murphy and Denis Pereira, Paul Lawrence (Social Media - Twitter and Instagram), Marshall Hoare (Graphic Design and Press Releases), Susie Reaman (Graphic Design), Candice Pemberton- Yurko (Photography), Mike Alcott, Jeremy Choi, Brad Golden, Peter Cuthbert (Virtual Net Match Play), Steve Zimmermann & Mike DiFlorio (Course Guides) Judy Juhasz (Tour Accountant). Anne Edgar, Lorry Moffatt, John Sharp, Brad Elliott and Dave Colling are Tour and Golf Canada Referees. On behalf of the entire Tour Team, I thank you for your support and hope you enjoy playing ON TOUR as much as we enjoy organizing it. In good health, Canadian Golf Tours Inc. Mark Young President [email protected] 905-773-7333
UNLEASH YOUR GTA AM TOUR BENEFITS Please find below some highlighted benefits of being a 2019 GTA AM Tour player. You will find more details inside the Player Manual….. BENEFITS FROM SPONSORS • M azda - You and your immediate family are able to purchase a new Mazda vehicle for $600 off whatever price you negotiate! • Sundog Eyewear – Tour players can purchase Sundog sunglasses online for 40% off retail pricing! • P.J. Dermody Insurance – Request a quote or make a donation to The Darling Home for Kids and have a chance to win one of four $250 Air Canada Gift Certificates! • H onsberger Physio – Tour Members receive a discounted (or free if registered prior to January 31, 2019 Biomechanical Assessment (valued at $85)! • Andrew Mitchell Investors Group – If you would enjoy playing a round at Lionhead CC with me and two others to make up a foursome, I have a special purchase option available for $50 per person including cart. Call, text or email and I can arrange a game! BENEFITS FROM GOLF COURSES U • Devil’s Pulpit and Paintbrush – As a Tour player, you have the ability to book play at these two wonderful and very private golf courses. For more information, and to book, please contact April Baird at [email protected] or 519-927- 3001 Ext. 234 • Georgian Bay Club – Monday through Thursday $150/player and $185 per player guest. Friday to Sunday & Holidays $185 per player and $205 per player guest. Tee times subject to availability. • Wildfire Golf Club – You and up to three of your friends can play Wildfire once during the 2019 season for $100 Needs(plus cart and HST) per player. Please contact Jeff Mills at [email protected] or 705-877-9453 Ext. 101 • B rantford Golf & Country Club – Practice rounds for you and three of your friends Sunday June 23rd and Monday June 24th after 3pm - $85 (plus HST) • The Briars Golf Club - Monday September 5th to Sunday September 11th, Tour players can play The Briars, and have the use of a power cart, for $85 (plus HST). • T he Mad River Golf Club - Players can play, subject to availability, on Monday through Thursday for $100, for Tour players and $125 for their guest. • Grand Niagara Golf Club - Tour players can play anytime Monday thru Friday, or after 1pm on the weekends, for $79 (plus HST). This price includes golf, cart and use of the driving range. BENEFITS FROM THE TOUR • Prizing – average per event prizing is valued at $3,000!! Trophies are awarded to the first-place finisher in each of the 5 Flights (Champ., A, B, C and Seniors). Prizing is as follows: • 1st Place - A $250 TaylorMade online gift card. - A 25% discount on the purchase of two Air Canada Rouge flights. Discount coupons are good for travel anywhere Air Canada Rouge flies within continental North American. Discount coupons will be valid until October 2020. • 2nd Place - One $150 TaylorMade/adidas online Gift Card • 3rd Place - One $50 TaylorMade/adidas online Gift Card and one twelve pack of Mill Street Organic beer
Prizing based on the per Flight field size: Up to 5 players = 1st Place 6 - 10 players = 1st and 2nd Place Prizes 11+ players = 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Prizes *This prizing will be in place if there are at least seven players playing in a given event. If there are less than seven players, the winner of the Flight will receive a trophy. Players who win 1st or 2nd place in the gross prizing are ineligible to win the net prizes. Prizing for the Majors will increase by 50% and by 100% for The Air Canada Tour Championship. • TaylorMade Rewards Program– For every $50 you spend with TaylorMade (and bring in the receipt) you will get a ballot for a draw for a round of golf with Mark Young at an exclusive Muskoka-based Golf Club! • Tour sponsor gift bag containing: Barrington Valuables Pouch, Sundog sunglasses, sleeve of TaylorMade golf balls (courtesy of Vinyl-Pro Windows), Tape Measure (courtesy of M+M Contracting, Tour towel, hat, ball mark repair tool and water bottle. • Player Referral Program – For every player you refer to The Tour you will receive a ballot for draws, throughout the season, for a round of golf at Coppinwood. Also, for every player you refer to The Tour, who plays at least two events, The Tour will provide you with a $50 TaylorMade online gift card. • Players with a hole-in-one on the sponsored hole-in-one will receive a $1,500 shopping spree with any of The Tour Sponsors. • Closest to the Pin winners will receive a dozen TaylorMade golf balls. • Tee times emailed to you and posted on the Tour website 5 days prior to each event. • Teeing players off the tee in threesomes every 10 minutes. • Average per-event pace of play of 4 hours and 08 minutes. Updated• T he Tour automatically uploads your Tour scores directly into your Golf Canada Handicap Factor profile. The scores are loaded, hole-by-hole, from the correct tees, on the correct date and as a Tournament score.
DESIGNED TO INSPIRE. Introducing the ﬁrst-ever Mazda CX 30, born from the idea that a vehicle can have the power to energize you and help you focus on what matters most. Every element was crafted not only to move your body, but uplift your spirit. FEEL ALIVE™
Shown with available roof rail accessory. WHEN YOUR PATH GOES BEYOND THE COURSE. The CX 9 is a ﬁnely crafted seven-passenger SUV that is designed to impress in every way. From its powerful turbocharged engine and outstanding fuel economy to its spacious cabin and sophisticated design cues, the CX 9 invites you and your passengers to love whichever path you take. We’re pleased to o er members of the GTA Amateur Tour a $600 Preferred Pricing discount† on all new Mazda vehicles until December 31, 2020. FEEL ALIVE™ †$600 Preferred Pricing O er is available to qualifying retail customers who cash purchase/ﬁnance/lease a select new, in-stock Mazda model from an authorized Mazda dealer in Ontario until December 31, 2020. Simply give your Mazda dealer an o cial letter from the GTA Amateur as proof of your Amateur Tour status. Preferred Pricing O er will be deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Some conditions apply. O er subject to change without notice. Visit mazda.ca or see your dealer for complete details.
Shown with available roof rail accessory. WHEN YOUR PATH GOES BEYOND THE COURSE. The CX 9 is a ﬁnely crafted seven-passenger SUV that is designed to impress in every way. From its powerful turbocharged engine and outstanding fuel economy to its spacious cabin and sophisticated design cues, the CX 9 invites you and your passengers to love whichever path you take. We’re pleased to o er members of the GTA AM Tour a $600 Preferred Pricing discount† on all new Mazda vehicles until December 31, 2020. FEEL ALIVE™ †$600 Preferred Pricing O er is available to qualifying retail customers who cash purchase/ﬁnance/lease a select new, in-stock Mazda model from an authorized Mazda dealer in Ontario until December 31, 2020. Simply give your Mazda dealer an o cial letter from the GTA AM as proof of your AM Tour status. Preferred Pricing O er will be deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Some conditions apply. O er subject to change without notice. Visit mazda.ca or see your dealer for complete details.
© 2020 TAYLOR MADE GOLF COMPANY, INC. IT WASN'T ENOUGH TO CREATE A DRIVER THAT WENT FAR. SO WE INVENTED ONE THAT COULD ALSO FORGIVE. We changed the shape of the driver, allowing us to make it both fast and forgiving where you need it most: the downswing. Our Tour Players are loving it, but the real reason we changed the shape was to help make you better.
Plan to WIN! The GTA AM Tour is entering its 17th year – what an accomplishment! It just keeps getting better. Without a well-deﬁned and documented plan it’s hard to imagine that the Tour would have achieved the success it has. Speaking of a plan, how do you feel about your ﬁnancial situation? Do you have more questions than answers? I offer Retirement Planning, Tax Savings Strategies, Investments, Insurance Protection, Mortgage and Estate Planning. I will get you the answers you need. I am offering a special purchase option to play Lionhead Golf Club for only $50! Call, text or email and let’s arrange a game! See you on Tour in 2020! Andrew Mitchell as your Consultant • Personalized advice that goes beyond just numbers • You have better things to do - Thriving in your career, enjoying family or pursuing your passions • I will be the objective voice when you are tempted to “follow the pack” • Frequent and timely contact throughout the whole year • Peace of mind - Working with me, you are in good hands ANDREW MITCHELL Consultant Investors Group Financial Services Inc. Tel: (647) 980-0306 [email protected] IG.CA WWW.AMITCHELL.CA Trademarks including IG Wealth Management are owned by IGM Financial Inc. and licensed to subsidiary corporations.
Synchronized Planning and Performance. Since 1926, we’ve seen it all. Life changes, markets shift and goals evolve. One thing that remains constant is our commitment to comprehensive ﬁnancial planning, and the ﬁnancial well-being of our clients. That’s why we’re proud that so many of our IG Wealth Portfolios rank as top performing funds. Learn more at ig.ca/performance IG Core Portfolio– IG Core Portfolio– IG Core Portfolio– IG Core Portfolio– IG Core Portfolio– Income Global Income Income Focus Income Balanced Balanced 1 yr: 3 yr: 5 yr: S.I.: 1 yr: 3 yr: 5 yr: S.I.: 1 yr: 3 yr: 5 yr: S.I.: 1 yr: 3 yr: 5 yr: S.I.: 1 yr: 3 yr: 5 yr: S.I.: 4.9% 2.9% 2.7% 2.9% 6.6% 3.6% 4.2% 4.1% 10.2% 5.0% 4.9% 5.5% 12.6% 6.2% 6.0% 6.9% 13.8% 5.6% 5.8% 7.0% IG Core Portfolio– IG Managed Risk IG Managed Risk IG Managed Balanced Growth Portfolio – Balanced Portfolio–Growth Focus Payout Portfolio 1 yr: 3 yr: 5 yr: S.I.: 1 yr: 3 yr: 5 yr: S.I.: 1 yr: 3 yr: 5 yr: S.I.: 1 yr: 3 yr: 5 yr: S.I.: 16.1% 7.0% 7.3% 8.7% 15.0% 6.7% — 6.0% 16.2% 7.2% — 6.3% 8.3% 3.9% 4.0% 4.6% ANDREW MITCHELL Consultant Investors Group Financial Services Inc. Tel: (647) 980-0306 [email protected] IG.CA WWW.AMITCHELL.CA Morningstar Star Ratings reﬂect performance of Series U as of December 31, 2019 and are subject to change monthly. The ratings are an objective, quantitative measure of a fund’s historical risk-adjust- ed performance relative to other funds in its category. Only funds with at least a three-year track record are considered. The overall star rating for a fund is a weighted combination calculated from a fund’s 3, 5, and 10-year returns, as available, measured against the 91-day treasury bill and peer group returns. A fund can only be rated if there are a sufﬁcient number of funds in its peer group to allow comparison for at least three years. If a fund scores in the top 10% of its fund category, it gets 5 stars; if it falls in the next 22.5%, it receives 4 stars; a place in the middle 35% earns a fund 3 stars; those in the next 22.5% receive 2 stars; and the lowest 10% receive 1 star. Ratings are just one factor to consider when investing. For more information about this rating, contact Morningstar at 1-800-531-4725/www.morningstar.ca or your IG Wealth Management Consultant. Quartile rankings and peers beaten are calculated by IG Wealth Management based on the fund series-level data Morningstar provides. The CIFSC categories, Star Ratings, number of funds in each category, respectively, are IG Core Portfolio Global Income, Series U, Global Fixed Income category: 1 year - n/a stars (518 funds) 3 years - 4 stars (324 funds) 5 years - 5 stars (172 funds). IG Core Portfolio Income Balanced, Series U, Canadian Neutral Balanced category: 1 year - n/a stars (607 funds) 3 years - 5 stars (544 funds) 5 years - 5 stars (409 funds). IG Core Portfolio Income Focus, Series U, Canadian Fixed Income Balanced category: 1 year - n/a stars (572 funds) 3 years - 5 stars (466 funds) 5 years - 5 stars (376 funds). IG Core Portfolio Income, Series U, Canadian Short Term Fixed Income category: 1 year - n/a stars (251 funds) 3 years - 5 stars (203 funds) 5 years - 5 stars (175 funds). IG Core Portfolio Balanced Growth, Series U, Global Equity Balanced category: 1 year - n/a stars (1195 funds) 3 years - 3 stars (980 funds) 5 years - 4 stars (646 funds). IG Core Portfolio Balanced, Series U, Global Neutral Balanced category: 1 year - n/a stars (1574 funds) 3 years - 3 stars (1213 funds) 5 years - 4 stars (916 funds). IG Managed Risk Portfolio Growth Focus, Series U, Global Equity Balanced category: 1 year - n/a stars (1195 funds) 3 years - 4 stars (980 funds). IG Managed Risk Portfolio Balanced, Series U, Global Equity Balanced category: 1 year - n/a stars (1195 funds) 3 years - 4 stars (980 funds). IG Managed Payout Portfolio, Series U, Global Fixed Income Balanced category: 1 year - n/a stars (722 funds) 3 years - 3 stars (530 funds) 5 years - 4 stars (310 funds). Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees, and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns as of December 31, 2019 including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and does not take into account sales, redemption, distribution, or optional charges or income taxes payable by any security holder that would have reduced returns. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently, and past performance may not be repeated.
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Hole 12 What Players Want Golf at its best. Designed by Tom Fazio on expansive, rolling terrain, with dramatic elevation changes. Meticulous conditions. Fairways groomed to let the ball roll. Greens that are countoured, fast and true. Accessibility for planned and spontaneous play. Limitless practice possibilities. A casual, elegant clubhouse overlooking the 18th green with a view of the Toronto skyline. And above all else, No traffic. No housing developments. Nothing but golf. Coppinwood is a private club. For membership information contact: Marla Lambert, Director of Marketing, Sales and Communications [email protected] 905.649.2800 ext.121 www.coppinwood.com
THE SUMMIT GOLF CLUB THE CLUB SUMMIT FACTS; For golfers who love - Founded in 1912 the game and the - Stanley Thompson camaraderie that comes designed course with it, - Clubhouse designed in 1930 by Toronto's own The Summit Golf Club is the quintessential Eden Smith golfer's golf club www.golfsummit.com
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Whitevale Welcomes the 2020 GTA AM Tour Lifestyle * Family * Value * Pure Golf Welcome to Whitevale Golf Club Whitevale Golf Club is a private Equity Golf Club. With 531 members, and each member owning one transferable golf membership. Club History Club founder Jack Boyes Supervised the construction of the golf course on his property in 1957 and 1958. On June 14, 1958, the first game of golf was played at Whitevale. In 2004, the membership approved the largest, most exciting improvement in the history of the club.With 91% of the membership supporting a new Richard Wengle designed clubhouse, a new Thomas McBroom designed driving range and full short game practice facility. The new building and practive facility opened in 2015
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2020 Players Manual Play Like an Amateur, Get Spoiled Like a Pro.