2019 Great Lakes Tour Launches New Initiatives

2019 Great Lakes Tour Preliminary Schedule

We are pleased to release our 2019 preliminary schedule and are happy to confirm the first 8 events of the season.  The full schedule and event registration will be open by March 1, 2019.  Please view below for the current list of events:














New:  GLT Senior Series

We are pleased to introduce the GLT Senior Series.  The series will be open to golf professionals and amateurs (7.9 index or lower) that are 45+ years of age. It will consist of (5) five 18 hole events and a 36 hole Series Championship.  Players will compete over the year and accumulate points toward a season long Order of Merit.  The tournaments will be conducted during regular GLT events and the Series will play from separate tee markers (6,200 to 6,600).  There will be a separate payout to the low player(s) aged 55+ at each event.

Full details and schedule will be available at the GLT website.

New: GLT Elite Amateur Series

Amateurs have always been welcome in GLT events to come test their game against the professionals.  Now an amateur with a verified handicap factor/index of 4.9 or lower will be able to compete alongside professionals and accumulate points over the year toward a season long GLT Amateur Order of Merit.  The series will consist of regular season events and a season ending Series Championship to deem the 2019 GLT Amateur Champion.  Players will receive prizing (staying within rules of amateur status) based on their overall position on the Amateur Order of Merit.

Full details will be available at the GLT website.

More Notes

The RACE to Mackenzie Investments Open presented by Jaguar Laval will be back in 2019.  The RACE will feature (4) four 36 hole events and will include the 54 hole Southern Ontario Open.  The 1st and 2nd place finishers in the RACE will receive an exemption into the Mackenzie Investments Open presented by Jaguar Laval an official Mackenzie Tour event. Details soon.

RBC Canadian Open Final Qualifier Exemption will be available in 2019.  We are in the process of finalizing the number of events that will officially count prior to the Final Qualifier on June 3, 2019. The leader on the Order of Merit as of a pre-determined date will receive the exemption. Details soon.

2019 GLT Membership and Tournament Registration will be available soon.  There will be (6) six levels of membership available in 2019.  GLT National, GLT Basic, GLT PGA National, GLT PGA $0, GLT Senior Series and GLT Elite Amateur Series.  Membership registration and tournament entry fee rates will be available early next week.  Registration opens March 1.

Circuit Canada Pro Tour and Great Lakes Tour Partnership.  We are pleased to continue our partnership in 2019 with the Circuit Canada Pro Tour (CCPT) in Quebec.  GLT National level members will have access to CCPT events in 2019. CCPT schedule coming soon.

New Structure – GLT Playoffs
The Top 50 on the GLT Order of Merit presented by RollReady will qualify for the first round of the GLT Playoffs on August 29-30, 2019.  The Top 30 will move on to the second round at the GLT TOUR Championship September 13-14, 2019.  Details soon.

Visit the Great Lakes Tour website for up-to-date information.

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