Player Development Policy
As the P.S.O. the Prince Edward Island Golf Association is committed to the development of competitive golfers. The Association believes that competition at all levels benefits both individual enjoyment of the game and the growth of the sport. The Association believes that providing players, of all ages, with increased exposure to competition at the regional level represents the best path for overall skill development.
Commencing in 2014 the Association’s primary focus for developing competitive golfers will be the new Atlantic Championship.
The Provincial Amateur Championship will be the sole qualifying tournament for the selection of players to represent the P.E.I.G.A. at the Atlantic Championship. Team spots will be awarded based on 54 hole gross score finish as follows:
Men’s Team (3 players under 40)
Women’s Team (3 players under 40)
Mid-Amateur Men (3 players 40-54)
Mid-Amateur Women (3 players 40-49)
Senior Women (3 players 50-59 and1Super Senior 65 plus)
Senior Men (3 players 55-69 and1Super Senior 70 plus)
Each player that is invited to play on the P.E.I.G.A. team will receive:
A $500 travel subsidy
Each player playing in the Atlantic Championship is responsible for paying their own entry fee.
A P.E.I.G.A. player who wins their Division at the Atlantic Championship will be awarded an exemption by Golf Canada into their respective National Championship the following year. The P.E.I.G.A. will provide financial support (excluding entry fee) for that player(s) to attend the National Championship the following year.
While the primary focus for Player Development will be the Atlantic Championship the P.E.I.G.A. will continue to hold a number of exemptions into National Championships. For the Men’s , Mid-Amateur and Senior Men’s categories these exemptions will be awarded annually on the basis of point standings on the Player’s Series and King of Clubs Tour as of July 15th each year . Players using these exemptions will be responsible for all costs in attending the event.