First and foremost, TopGolfer is a community for golfers who are dedicated and passionate enough about the game to call it an obsession. To play in any of our Tour, Matchplay or Member Events, that obsession has to be matched by talent because they are only open to golfers whose CONGU handicap is less than 10.
THE TOPGOLFER TOUR :
The TopGolfer Tour is a series of Senior or Junior scratch cups, being held at some Ireland’s very best golf clubs. TopGolfer is sponsoring these events by offering some great prizes and every competitor will get a player pack stuffed with goodies. You can play as many events as you want, in fact there are a few weekends where you might get a few lads together and take on two in a row to get a “flavour of life on tour”.
TOPGOLFER ORDER OF MERIT :
The TopGolfer Order of Merit (OOM) is your chance to experience life on tour. Accumulate points throughout the season, climb the Order of Merit Table, qualify for the PlayOffs event at a top course and ultimately secure an invite to the TopGolfer Tour Championship at a leading golf resort at the end of September.
You do not need to be competing in our Order of Merit to play in a TopGolfer event. But if you are planning in teeing it up at more than one event in a calendar season, we recommend that you join our Order of Merit (OOM). If you would like to join, the entry cost is €50, which includes an OOM polo shirt from our clothing partners
valued at €70. The closing date for entries is 1st July, and players can backdate OOM points earned from their last event.
All event winners are automatically earn a place on the OOM league table.
Once you’re a member, you will receive OOM Points at every event that you compete in, accumulating these OOM points throughout the season. The aim is to secure a Top 40 finish on the OOM table to earn an invitation to the TopGolfer PlayOffs. The Order of Merit is sponsored by Flogas.
We reward consistent appearances and good results. OOM points are awarded at all events, but only players who join the OOM will be included in the league table format.
Although OOM points are awarded to all OOM competitors at each event, the goal is to finish in a Top20 position on the day, where you will be awarded increased points.
TOPGOLFER ORDER OF MERIT PLAYOFFS:
The TopGolfer Playoffs are the first of our two season ending Finals. This is a 1-day 18-hole shootout amongst the Top40 players on the OOM table once all events have finished. All players will be competing to quality for the grand final, called the TopGolfer Tour Championship.
The goal from Playoffs is to secure a top10 finish to receive an invite to the Tour Championship (1st - 10th). In addition, once Order of Merit points from this event have been allocated, the top13 finishers in the Order of Merit table will also receive invites. The Playoffs are sponsored by Flogas.
TOPGOLFER TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS:
The season finale is the TopGolfer Tour Championship. This is a shootout event played over two days by the twenty four qualifiers, taking place at one of Ireland’s leading resorts. Invitations include two rounds of golf, overnight accommodation, a place at the Champions Dinner, and a number of other perks over the weekend.
The TopGolfer Matchplay series is a head to head single matchplay series open to golfers whose CONGU handicap is less than 10. Golfers will receive home or away draws, initially within their locality / province, eventually progressing to a more nationwide level, leading to a Semi Final and Final at a leading golf resort overseas. The entry cost is 30 Euros.
The golfer whose name is on the top of the draw will have the home draw at his golf club. That golfer is responsible for organising the fixture date and hosting their opponents green fee. They should have a scorecard available to their opponent, clearly showing where shots are to be awarded. Both players are to play off their GUI handicap at the start of the event for the full duration of the tournament, even if their handicap on the day has increased or decreased. Play from medal tees and full handicap difference is to be used, with shots awarded as per the club scorecard. The visiting golfer is awarded 1-up on the first tee.
PUTT YOUR WAY TO PORTUGAL SERIES:
The “Putt your way to Portugal” series is a putting challenge, which will be available at 12 events nationwide. Players will be challenged with a 15-foot putt. Should they hole the putt, their name will be entered into a draw from all successful participants, with two names drawn to qualify for the “Putt your way to Portugal” Finals. The 24 contestants will be invited to a leading golf course in Ireland for a head to head putting shootout at the end of September, with the overall winner being invited to play in the Pro-Am of the Portuguese Masters in October. The series is sponsored by Portuguese Tourist Board.
As a registered member of TopGolfer, we hope you’ll join us for some member events with a difference.
We don’t want to call them exclusive member events because that makes them sound a lot grander than they are, but they are only open to registered community members.
The aim is to bring members together outside of the Tour and the online community to spend time together, meet new friends and compete for some bragging rights. Our events are all designed to have two key ingredients – They’ll be competitive and very, very social!
Attend or Play in a TopGolfer Event.
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Please email us on tour at topgolfer.ie for your media pass or to request interviews, photo calls, imagery, or media packs.