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:
- Whoever entered the most events.
- Whoever scored placing points in the most events.
- 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.