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Order of Merit

RACV Golf 2019 Order of Merit Event Series

The 2019 Order of Merit Event Series provides five events for RACV Golf Members to compete in to earn order of merit points.

At the end of the series, the top 14 ranked RACV Golf Members will be awarded a position in the Victorian PGA Championship Celebrity Amateur Challenge to be played in conjunction with the Victorian PGA Championship at RACV Cape Schanck Resort in October 2019.

Entry fees for each event are $49.

Round 1: Sunday 7 April at RACV Healesville Country Club, Yarra Valley
Round 2: Sunday 19 May at RACV Goldfields Resort, Ballarat and Daylesford Region
Round 3: Sunday 23 June at Yarra Bend Golf, Fairfield
Round 4: Sunday 14 July RACV Torquay Resort, Great Ocean Road
Round 5: Sunday 25 August at RACV Cape Schanck Resort, Mornington Peninsula

Registration opening dates are provided below and once open, bookings can be made here.

Rd 1 Bookings Open 00:01 Thursday 7 March
Rd 2 Bookings Open 00:01 Thursday 18 April
Rd 3 Bookings Open 00:01 Thursday 23 May
Rd 4 Bookings Open 00:01 Thursday 13 June
Rd 5 Bookings Open 00:01 Thursday 25 July

Limited places are available in each event and will be filled on a first to book basis.

In 2018, RACV Golf Member Order of Merit qualifier, Danny Lovell claimed the title of the Victorian PGA Championship Celebrity Amateur Challenge paired with PGA Professional, Maverick Antcliff. As the 2018 amateur champion, Danny has been awarded direct entry into the 2019 Victorian PGA Championship Celebrity Amateur Challenge so that he may defend his title.

RACV Golf invites you to compete in the 2019 Order of Merit Series and wishes you the very best of luck to join Danny in the field and represent RACV Golf Membership in 2019.

The format of the Order of Merit series will be as follows:

  • Placing points are awarded from 15 - 1 to the top 15 place-getters in each event. Hence, 1st = 15 points, 2nd = 14 points and so on.
  • Players tied in a placing will be separated as per the Golf Australia countback rules.
  • Two entry points are awarded to each RACV Golf member for each event that they play in, with all entry points for all four rounds being counted. Entry points are in addition to placing points.
  • Only RACV Golf Members with current and valid official Golf Australia handicaps are eligible to receive Order of Merit points.
  • RACV Golf Members without official handicaps are still eligible to receive entry points.
  • In the event of ties within the Order of Merit Top 14, the following tiebreakers will be used to determine final placings for each position from 1 to 14:
  1. Whoever entered the most events.
  2. Whoever scored placing points in the most events.
  3. Most wins, then 2nds, then 3rds, etc.

Want more chances to win your way in to the Victorian PGA Championship Celebrity Amateur Challenge? The winners of the RACV Healesville Super 6 Pro-Am and the RACV Cape Schanck Battle Pro-Am will also receive positions in the field.

Order of Merit Round 1


Format: Individual Stableford
Tee times: 9am shotgun start
RACV Golf Member Entry Fee: $49

To celebrate the first event of the series a light BBQ lunch will be provided after the round.

Golf carts can be hired from the Pro Shop. To book call (03) 5969 9451.

If you have not visited RACV Healesville Country Club recently, it has dramatically improved and has gained itself a spot into the Australian Golf Digests’ Top 100 Golf Courses in Australia.

RACV Healesville Country Club hosted a Ladbrokes Legends Tour Pro-Am in March 2018 with major champion, Ian Baker-Finch playing in the field. The golf course received praise from all involved including Baker-Finch who said that it was “fantastic”.

In December 2018, PGA Pro Jack Wilson showed us all how to play the unique course with a 10-under par 58 in Round 2 of the modified stableford Pro-Am which saw him claim the win.  Wilson commented on how much he enjoyed the course saying that “it’s great fun” and “a fantastic innovative golf course”.

To view pictures and videos from the Pro-Am, visit the RACV Golf Facebook page.

Order of Merit Round 2


Format: Individual Stableford
Tee times: 9am shotgun start
RACV Golf Member Entry Fee: 
$49

Golf carts are included in this event.

RACV Goldfields Resort hosted two PGA Pro-Ams in 2018 with both events getting RACV Goldfields praise from Professionals and amateurs alike. Australian golfing legend, Peter Senior said that the course at RACV Goldfields was “set up fantastic”! 

Check out pictures and videos from the two Pro-Ams on the RACV Golf Facebook page.

Order of Merit Round 3


Format:
Individual Stableford
Tee times: 10am rolling start
RACV Golf Member Entry Fee: $49

Pull buggies are included in this event.

Golf carts can be hired from the Pro Shop. To book call (03) 9481 3729.

Yarra Bend is one of RACV Golf’s most popular partner courses amongst our members. It also has some of the best practice facilities in Melbourne so be sure to check out the world-class range, short game area and coaching facilities before you tee off in this event.

Order of Merit Round 4


Format: Individual Stableford
Tee times: 9:30am - 12 noon rolling start
RACV Golf Member Entry Fee: 
$49

A grab-and-go light lunch will be included in this event.

Golf carts can be hired from the Pro Shop. To book call (03) 5261 1600.

In 2019, the Order of Merit Series ventures down to the Great Ocean Road to RACV Torquay Resort. In a supreme location, RACV Torquay Resort Golf Course provides players with traditional seaside golf featuring minimal trees but challenging winds are a common theme. The golf course also features large forgiving greens and views of the spectacular RACV Torquay Resort.

Order of Merit Round 5


Format: Individual Stableford
Tee times: 11:32am - 12:45pm two tee rolling start
RACV Golf Member Entry Fee: $49

Golf carts are included in this event.

RACV Cape Schanck Resort will host the Victorian PGA Championship in October and the Top 14 from the RACV Golf Order of Merit Event Series will receive invites to play in the Celebrity-Amateur Challenge which is held in conjunction with the Tournament. This event will present an opportunity to familiarise yourself with the course and to experience the new RACV Cape Schanck Resort.

If you have not played RACV Cape Schanck golf course before, check out the course flyover here.

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