The Order of Merit

The Victorian SGA Tour Order of Merit

The Victorian SGA Tour Order of Merit (OOM) is the annual award for the best, most committed and most consistent Tour player of the year. At the final event of the year, The Tour Championship, the OOM Perpetual Trophy and prizes are presented to the OOM winner. The guiding principle for the OOM is to reward regular attendance and consistent performance in Tour events throughout the year. The point scoring format has been calibrated to reflect this and to foster a close race for the OOM title. Tour Members receive entry points for each event they enter and the top 20 Tour Members at each event score placing points (20 for first, 19 for second, etc). Furthermore, only the top seven performances (placing points) by a player count towards their final points tally.

This structuring of the points system means that the more points a player accumulates, the harder it becomes for them to add to their tally. This means an early bolter will struggle to escape and the closer we get to the end of the season, the tighter the race will become. Hence, even players who join the Tour mid-season still have a chance of winning the OOM and/or qualifying for the Tour Championship if they can string together some solid, consistent performances. The OOM is decided in the last event before the Tour Championship.

The Tour Championship is contested in the final event of the year by the top 25 players (plus ties) in the Order of Merit. Hence, a player who may not be able to make up the ground late in the year to win the Order of Merit can still be in contention to qualify for the Tour Championship. The points system has been structured this way in the interests of keeping as many Tour players in contention for Tour Championship qualification for as long as possible.

2019 Victorian Order of Merit

We will commence allocating 2019 Order of Merit points in February. All players who are paid-up 2019 SGA Tour Members by the start of Feb retrospectively receive the OOM points they earned in the January events. From that time, players will only receive Order of Merit points when they are paid-up SGA Tour Members on the day of the event. If a golfer plays events and then subsequently joins as a Tour Member, they will not receive retrospective OOM points for the event(s) they played before joining.

Pos

Player

Event Points

Top 7

Entry
Pts

Total
Pts

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
9
11
12
13
13
15
15
17
17
19
20
20
22
23
24
24

26
27
28
29
30
30
32
32
34
35
36
37
37
39
40
41
41
43
44
45
45
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
55
55
58
59
60
60
60
60
60
65
66
67
67
67
67
71
71
73
73
75
75
77
78
79
79
81
82
82
82
85
86
86
88
88
90
90
92
93
94
95
95
95
98
98
100
100
102
102
102
105
105
107
107
109
109
109
109
109
109
109
116
116
116
116
116
116
116
116
Dean Mitchell
Peter Calverley
Dean Connell
Glenn McColl
Michael Rohan
Matt Thomas
Cameron Thompson
Jerry Nguyen
Mariano Fernandez
Vince Simpson
Scott Willmer
Simon Davey
Kirk Hayward
Yvonne Yip
Darren Hansen
Ian Winter
Padraig Gallagher
Bill Anastasopoulos
Ian Steer
Scott Mitchell
Wayne Dyson
Darren Nelson
Graham Sherlock
Craig Lonsdale
Daniel Komen

Aileen Armour
Steve Morrison
Lisa Saunders
Steve Jurisic
Wayne Davies
Theo Vagias
Alex Findlay
Mark Gemmola
Simon Lovett
Wesley Hatch
Roberto Almano
Greg Pelletier
Seamus Mooney
Russ Dent
Dean Miller
Jason Tempest
Pete Jensen
Ben Gomez
Andrew Comb
Peter Russell
Tony Sheffield
Nick Holder
Garry Dunn
Ken Armanasco
Damien Brierty
Olga Tozer
Andrew Grant
Stuart Loweth
Ben Surey
Andy Glembin
Lewis Read
Gavan Doran
Tom Tomlin
Chris Hatten
Richard Mitchell
Thijs van Berkel
Dave Clifford
Daniel Mannix
Greg McCubbin
Jesse Seven
Chris Moody
Andrew Sexton
Yvonne Grant
Gene Kingi
Steve Kingi
Duncan Bullard
Mike Pickford
Brett Messner
Elmer Funke-Kupper
Fraser Gough
Mark Henderson
Warren Birchall
Kah Hong Liang
Chris Morgan
William Kain
Johnny Morris
Dave Warwick
Shane Morris
Darren White
Rod Tozer
Brendan Vanderwerf
Tony Eldridge
Tan Nguyen
Chris Culph
Danielle Bell
Joedy Van Eekelen
Christopher Vagias
Brian Davis
Rhys Balding
Garry Grace
Khairul Mohd
Jacob Dresden
Thomas Balmer
Neill Bell
Samuel Jones
Brett Coombes
Aaron Smith
Lee Merican
Sam Maloney
Phil Sturrock
Ross Taverner
Steve Bissiotis
Bosko Pavlovic
Adrian Goudie
Dave Puddefoot
Dianne Moody
Joel Matthews
Narelle Lopez
Rob Lugton
Grant Henderson
John Hosking
Justin Henderson
Matthew Lynch
Matthew Pitt
Mick Van Raay
Pete Solomou
Richard Fellner
Russell Hogg

0 10 12 17 0 7 1 10 0 0 11 0 9 9 17 12 6 25 19 14 13
0 10 0 0 6 0 14  0 18 3 16 9 9 21 13 18 6 12 9 17
0 5  0 14 0 1 0 12 17 11 8  7 25 18 0 20 13 8 10
 5 6 17 0 12  6  0 17 11 11 4 20 18 0 20  17 4
13 5  0  0 0 18 0 0  21 0 12   10 22  17 19
20 5  0 13 0   20 11 6   14 17 8 0  4 17 20
 10   0 0  15 19 19 3 16 14 15 20 6  12  10 13
0  0 12  0 0    19 0  15  18 4 20 15 8 17
19 5 16 19  22 17 10 0 0  16 9  0      
 10 10 12  7  19 0 15  24 14   15 15 12  10 13
     25 20 0 3 0  21  12 0  15   17 10
0 10 0 0 13 23 9  12 0 3 0 17   18 0 0  5
0 10   0   6 15  11 23  17 0 15 0   18
0 10 2  18 0 14   0 11 0 17 9 0 19 12   8 0
19     24  15    16  7 3  0 16  17
0  15 12 13  7  0 11 3 0 0    0 20 19 12 10
0 10  17  0 6  13  3 4  14 25  0  19  4
0 10  0 0 0 19 0  3 11 0 0 18 0 15  0  20 0
0 5 0  0 0 0 1 16 20 0  0 17 13 6 10 0  8 0
10     0 11  3 0 11 21 0  15   25 7  4
0 5   16 0 14    4 0    20  16  14 17
 5 0 0  7 0 0 14 0 16 1   3 12 12 16 12 3 4
10 10  4 0 19 9 4 19  3 0 0 7 0     12 0
 5  0 2 12 1 1 3 15 6 0 19  8  15 10   
          18 8  19 8 18 4 3  20 0
   0  0 1 20  3 0 8 0 20 0 13  0  18 0
10 5 0 0 8 19 6 4  0 0 0 9 9 8 8 10   5 4
   0  12  10  0 0 0 0 18 0 15 0 16  9 0
17 10 6 12 8 7 1 15 12 0 0 0         
        0 11  4 14 12   20 8 15  0
 10  19 13 0   0 17         9 6 10
0 5   20 0 0  12  15  4   19  0   
0 10 18 0    0 0 0 20      6 0  17 0
 10 0 12 0 0 0  4 0 3 0 0   8  8   17
   20   0 12 5  6  9  11      10
 10  17  22      1   23   3   
4 5  12 16 0 4  0 3  0   15   3  5
          17 0 11 12  12 0 10  5 0
    13    12 11 14  18 4       
 10 12 0  16      11    5 0 6  2
          18   17  12 0   19
0 5    0 0   0       19 22  12 0
 5 10 12  19   0  3 0    8     
     0      25 20  8   6   
 10 20     1        12    12 0
        0  11 1  14   4  5  18
0     0 15    20 21         
 5     17 17  0 16          
 10   2 0 18   0 4 0        14
     12 1     23 0      16  
10   0  22 0      4    10    0
 10   5 0 0 0  6 14    8      
0 10 0 0 2 0    11      12 4    
     7   19 0  21         
0 5  0 5   16  0 14          
0   0  16 4     0 0      20  
    0 0 0 12 12 0 14          0
17 10 15     0             
2 10    16  10    0         
 5 17  18                
0 10 10 0 0  0   0 6 0     0    
0 5 0 0 0 0    0 3     18 0    
        0 6        23 9  
        0 0 3 0 0  0  16 0 7  0
 10    7         22      
   0 0    0  14 0  7 9      
2  0 4 5     15  1         
 5   20 0 0 0  0 0          
13 5         11 0 0        
 10  0       11 4 4        
           11 0 7 11      
    0 7      0  10 3   3   0
      11  12 0  5         
             10 20      0
10 5 6 4                 
     0  4  4       17    
10     0       0      12  
 10  12   1              
17 5  0                 
 10    12      0         
  19 4                 
13  6                  
  2 17                 
         15   4        
0   0   0      0        10
17                    
            17        
           16         
     16               
  15                  
0              13      
 10  0 0                
  10 0                 
 10                   
0 5 0                  
 5  0   0              
 5                0   0
0 5                   
  0   0              3
      4 0             
4              0      
 5                   
 5                   
 5                   
0     0      0         
  0   0 0              
   0   0              
  0          0        
  0                  
0                    
   0                 
0                    
0                    
0                    
            0        
                    
                    
                    
                    
                    
                    
                    
                   

117
117
119
121
122
121
118
116
119
115
120
102
109
101
114
102
104
96
90
100
102
89
86
85
95
83
73
80
81
84
84
75
71
62
73
76
61
67
72
62
66
58
57
59
55
53
56
55
48
52
46
43
39
47
40
40
38
42
38
40
26
26
38
26
39
30
27
25
29
29
29
23
28
30
25
25
22
23
22
22
23
19
19
19
10
17
17
16
16
15
13
10
10
10
5
5
5
5
3
4
4
5
5
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
42
40
38
34
30
30
30
28
24
28
22
32
24
32
18
30
26
34
36
24
22
34
30
28
18
28
36
28
24
18
18
20
24
28
16
12
24
18
12
18
10
18
16
10
12
14
10
10
16
10
14
16
18
8
14
14
16
8
10
6
20
20
8
20
6
14
12
14
10
10
8
14
8
6
8
8
8
6
6
6
4
4
4
4
10
2
2
2
2
2
4
6
4
2
6
6
6
4
6
4
4
2
2
2
6
6
4
4
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
159
157
157
155
152
151
148
144
143
143
142
134
133
133
132
132
130
130
126
124
124
123
116
113
113
111
109
108
105
102
102
95
95
90
89
88
85
85
84
80
76
76
73
69
67
67
66
65
64
62
60
59
57
55
54
54
54
50
48
46
46
46
46
46
45
44
39
39
39
39
37
37
36
36
33
33
30
29
28
28
27
23
23
23
20
19
19
18
18
17
17
16
14
12
11
11
11
9
9
8
8
7
7
7
6
6
4
4
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


* SGA Managers are ineligible to win the six SGA Tour Trophy Events:


Order of Merit Rules

  • Two entry points are awarded to each Tour member for entry in each event to reward regular attendance.
  • Placing points are awarded in ascending order from 20 - 1 to the top 20 Tour Members in each event. Hence, 1st = 20 points, 2nd = 19 points and so on.
  • Players tied in a placing each receive the points for that place. E.g.

1st

20 points

= 5th

16 points

= 2nd

19 points

= 5th

16 points

= 2nd

19 points

7th

14 points

4th

17 points

8th

13 points

  • Placing points count for each player's top seven performances throughout the year. Hence, a player who scores placing points in more than seven events only receives the placing points for their best seven finishes. Entry points for all events are included in the player's final tally.
  • In the four SGA Tour Mini-Majors playing 4BBB, the two members of the team receive the same number of points. Hence there are twice as many points available to win at the Mini-Majors because the top 40 Tour Members in th field score placing points.
  • Order of Merit Placing Points for each of the four Club Championships rounds will be from 25 to 1 rather than the usual 20 to 1.
  • In the event of a tie for the Order of Merit title, there will be no countback and the tied players will share the award and the prize pool. Countbacks will be used to separate the prize pool for the minor places.
    • 1st tiebreaker: Whoever entered the most events
    • 2nd tiebreaker: Whoever scored points in the most events
    • 3rd tiebreaker: Most wins, then 2nds, then 3rds, etc.

Order of Merit Terms & Conditions

  • Only SGA Tour members are eligible to accrue points. If a non-member places in an event, the points pass down to the next Tour member and so on.
  • Only results achieved as a member count - hence retrospective results from prior to joining do not count. The deadline for joining to receive placing points is the same day of the event - except for the retrospective points awarded for the first three events to all paid up Tour Members at the end of January.
  • SGA Tour Members must be entered in the competition on the day to qualify to receive OOM points for the event and/or to have scores included in the 4BBB Championship.
  • The OOM runs for a calendar year in SGA Tour events from January to December.
  • The SGA Tours in each State are separate and the OOMs in each state are separate competitions and points are not transferable from one Tour to another.
  • Only players with current and valid official handicaps are eligible to receive OOM points.
  • Players without official handicaps are still eligible to receive entry points if they are Tour members.
  • If there are less than 20 teams or competitors, the points are awarded down the last place only. Hence, with 18 teams competing at a Mini-Major, each player in the team that comes 18th receives 3 placing points (plus 2 points each for attendance).
  • Eligibility, points awarded, event results, prizes awarded, membership and OOM results are all at the sole discretion of Social Golf Australia.
  • Players enter and participate in events at their own risk.
  • Social Golf Australia reserves the right to amend, alter or revise the conditions of entry, the prize pool, membership status and event results without notice.
  • The Tour Championship does not count towards the Order of Merit. The OOM is decided at the completion of the last event before the Tour Championship.

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