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.

2018 Victorian Order of Merit

We will commence allocating 2018 Order of Merit points in February. All players who are paid-up 2018 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

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

25
26
27
28
29
30
31
31
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
89
91
91
93
94
95
95
88
98
98
100
100
102
102
104
104
104
107
107
109
109
109
109
109
109
115

Dean Connell
Ian Steer
Kirk Hayward
Darren Nelson
Chris Hatten
Jerry Nguyen
Theo Vagias
Cam Thompson
Andrew Grant
Stuart Loweth
Dean Mitchell
Neill Bell
Peter Calverley
Steve Jurisic
Dave Clifford
Dermott Cullen
Steve Morrison
Simon Lovett
Matthew Lynch
Mark Gemmola
Craig Lonsdale
William Kain
Rod Tozer
Dean Miller
Warren Birchall
Gavan Doran
Matt Thomas
Mike Wilcox
Mike Pickford
Yvonne Yip
Jason King
Phil Sturrock
Yvonne Grant
Brett Messner
Roberto Almano
Greg Pelletier
Gary Dunn
Shane Woiwod
Pete Jensen
Mariano Fernandez
Brent Johnstone
Greg Cole
Russell Dent
Mark Henderson
Darren Jewell
Graham Sherlock
Ben Surey
Nathan Smith
Nick Holder
Paul Holt
Chris Culph
Matthew Lambert
Stephen Crockford
Olga Tozer
Steve Lambrakakis
Paul Papadopoulos
Darren White
Patrick Kuhn
Chris Moody
Lindsay Pyke
Ben Gomez
Matt Foenander
Jamie Naismith
Ken Armanasco
Wayne Dyson
Russell Schulz
Rob DiConza
Justin Henderson
Jesse Seven
Fraser Gough
Robert Dix
Danielle Bell
Andre Evans
Dave Warwick
Pete Solomou
Tom Tomlin
Jacob Dresden
Jeremy Hudyma
Jonathan Morgan
Jimmy Lantides
Bosko Pavlovic
Joel Matthews
Shane Morris
Shiv Shahaney
Trent Merrigan
Pat Ryan
Lawrence Peters
Jose Alonso
Aaron Smith
Alan Gaplin
Fiona Morgan
Johnny Morris
Elmer F Kupper
Brian Davis
Ben Bonello
Matt Absolom
Travis Lewis
Brad Wright
Dean Trainor
Adrian Goudie
James Morrow
Stephen Kenny
Dianne Moody
Adam Bate
James Bourke
Rob Bennett
B. Vanderwerf
Ken Smith
Bob Sturrock
Dave Puddefoot
Mitch Grosky
Rhys Balding
Sam Maloney
Warren Hahnel
Jeff Smith

20 10 18 15 8 14 0 0 0 25 0 18 0 6 0 18 22 0
20 5 0   20 17 16 0 0 14 0 16 10 16 0   0  
9 5 16   15 14   6 2 4 18 7 19 20 0 9 14 7
  10 16   0 11 0 6 0 0 0 17 22 0 12 20 17 7
  10 9 6 0 5 18 18 2 18 16 0 0 0     25 12
14     8   16 5 6 18 14 0 4 25 0 1   0 20
0 10   24 2 8 3 0   21 0 3 21 0 20 7 4  
  10 4   20   0 0 0 14 18 7 0 18     22 12
  10 0 15 0 2 0 12 0 18 0 0 2 9 13   23 14
3 5 0   6 2   0 5 18 13 3 14 16 7 17 0 18
18 5 0 6   18 3 20 5 4 0 0 5 0 9 19 0 0
          11     14 25 20 0 18 6 17   2  
  10 0 0 14 14 3 0 14 5 0 20 2 6 0 15 0 7
14 5 4 18 0 14 0 12 0     16 2       9 14
0 5 0 0 10 2   0 1 4 2 12 14 13 0   17 18
        17 19 3 12 20 14 0       7 12   7
  10 9 21   8   16 14 4 0 12 0 13 0      
0 5 9     11 0 0 1 25 10 16 0 6     2 10
0       14   16   20 10 0   0 19 18      
3 10 12 4     10 17 10     3     7 17   16
          5 10 0       12 14 16 12   25 0
0 10 9     5 3 6 5   10 7 23       20 0
6       17 20 0 0 10 18 2 0 0 0     2 7
0 10     6   0 6 10 25 12   5       14 0
15 5     14     12     10 0 0   20 6 0  
0 5 0 24 0 17 0 0 0   0 18 0       9  
  10 4   6   0   5 10 0       15 15 14 0
  5     0 19 3   10 0 0 7 0 0     17 10
                  4 16 16 14 18     9  
  10 12 18   8   0 0 0 4 3 0 9 0      
      11 8       18   0 9 2   17   0  
0     15 0   16 16   0     18       0  
    0 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 12   20 0
0 5   15 0 11     0   10 0 10   0   0  
  5     20 16 0 16   0     0          
0       2 2 10 12 0     0 5 0 7   9  
                    16       15   14 16
  10     0 14   6 12     12     0      
6 5 4 4 0   6 0     0 0 10 6       0
6 5         0       10         8 14 7
  10   25   14 5 0                    
            20   12     20   1     0  
        2       1     12 0 11 9 11   0
      4 0     12     19 16            
17 10 0 18 0   0   0                  
  10 0       10 0 0 0 0 0         20  
  5           0   20   20 0   0      
  5 20 24       0                    
9     11 2   0 0   10     10          
  10     6   16 0   0   9         0  
  10 9                 9 18          
14       14     20                    
      19         18           0     7
0       0 20 0 0 0               9 0
0 10     0         10           15    
17             0   19         0      
        0       18   10       7      
          16     0       21          
                18   0 12     0   0 0
  5 18 0   2     0   0   0         0
  5             5     16   7        
            19 16   0                
      21 0 8   0 0                  
                  0     24 0       7
0   0       16     0 0   10          
            0   10     20   0        
0 5     10         0           11    
0 10         18                      
      0         18 0         7      
14 10         0           0          
            0   12     0   11        
                14 0 0 0 0 0     2  
  10   0 0 8         0   0          
14 10         0                      
                20     0         0 0
0           16 6                    
  10       2 0   1       2 0        
    12   0 5 0               0      
  10 0     11                        
0                     3         4 10
            0           18   0      
0                                 20
    19       0                      
0       0 2 0     10                
0     0   3     10                  
      4 0 8   0                    
                10   4           0  
            0   10     0   0        
9 5                                
      11   3                        
    16                              
    16                              
                    12     0        
  10         0                      
  10                                
  10                                
        0   0 0       0   0        
  5         0                      
0 5                                
  5                                
  5                                
        0 0   0                    
                            0   0 0
3                                  
                      3            
3                                  
        0     0                    
        0 0                        
0                                  
0                                  
0                                  
                            0      
                            0      
0                                  
                                  
136
119
116
115
117
115
111
114
105
103
95
111
94
97
89
101
95
87
97
92
94
85
80
83
82
73
75
71
77
64
65
65
49
51
57
47
61
54
41
50
54
53
46
51
45
40
45
49
42
41
46
48
44
29
35
36
35
37
30
25
33
35
29
31
26
30
26
28
25
24
23
16
18
24
20
22
15
17
21
17
18
20
19
12
13
12
14
10
14
14
16
16
12
10
10
10
0
5
5
5
5
0
0
3
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
36
30
32
32
30
28
30
26
32
32
34
18
34
26
32
20
24
28
18
22
18
24
26
22
20
26
22
24
12
24
16
16
30
22
14
22
8
14
24
14
10
10
16
10
14
18
12
8
14
14
8
6
8
16
10
8
8
6
12
16
8
6
10
8
12
8
10
6
8
8
8
14
12
6
8
6
12
10
6
8
6
4
4
10
8
8
6
8
4
4
2
2
4
4
2
2
10
4
4
2
2
6
6
2
2
2
4
4
2
2
2
2
2
2
0
172
149
148
147
147
143
141
140
137
135
129
129
128
123
121
121
119
115
115
114
112
109
106
105
102
99
97
95
89
88
81
81
79
73
71
69
69
68
65
64
64
63
62
61
59
58
57
57
56
55
54
54
52
45
45
44
43
43
42
41
41
41
39
39
38
38
36
34
33
32
31
30
30
30
28
28
27
27
27
25
24
24
23
22
21
20
20
18
18
18
18
18
16
14
12
12
10
9
9
7
7
6
6
5
5
5
4
4
2
2
2
2
2
2
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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