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How Do I Qualify for The Atlantic Golf Championship?

The Atlantic Golf Championship is an annual event conducted by Golf Canada and the Atlantic Provinces.  The top players from each province gather every season to compete for a spot in the following years National Championship.  Players who qualify to represent PEI are awarded team clothing, a travel subsidy and a weekend of comradery.  Those who win their division are awarded an exemption to their respective division at the following years Golf Canada National Championship with all expenses paid by the Association.

These divisions are:

  • Canadian Men’s Amateur
  • Canadian Women’s Amateur
  • Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur
  • Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur
  • Canadian Men’s Senior Amateur
  • Canadian Women’s Senior Amateur

Here are the criteria and steps to qualify:

Amateur, Mid Amateur Men | Amateur, Mid Amateur Women & Senior Women

  • Points are awarded through the season by playing in the following events
    • Avondale Open | 1000 pts
    • Countryview Open | 1000 pts
    • Mill River Open | 1000 pts
    • PEI Amateur Championship | 2000 pts
    • Stanhope Open | 1000 pts
    • Island Open | 1000 pts
    • Harvest Moon | 1000 pts
  • The best 4 out of 6 events PLUS the PEI Amateur are used for qualifying
    • Players are not obligated to play in four events or the Amateur to qualify for a team position
  • Points are awarded to individuals based on their placing among other competitors in the same age category. Points for each age category will be based on the totals above. For example, if you are a Mid Amateur* and place 3rd overall in the event but you are the highest placing Mid Amateur in the field you will receive 1000 ranking points for your age category not the point total for your third place overall finish.
  • In events that play different tees based on the handicap division you are in, the points system will be modified to reflect the difference in course difficulty. Competitors in the lowest handicap division will play for full points, next division (shorter yardage) one half points. For example, you are a Mid Amateur and the event you are playing in is using different tees. Your handicap for that event places you in the second lowest handicap division. You will be playing for 500 points for first rather than the 1000 points other Mid Amateur competitors could be competing for should there be any Mid Amateurs in the lowest division.

* Mid Amateur age is defined by the PEIGA as someone that has reached the age of 40.

Senior Qualifying | Men 

  • Points are awarded through the season by playing in the following events
    • PEI Amateur Championship | 2000 pts
    • Stanhope Open | 1000 pts
    • Island Open | 1000 pts
    • Harvest Moon | 1000 pts
  • The best 2 out of 3 events PLUS the PEI Amateur are used for qualifying
    • Players are not obligated to play in at least three events
  • Player must have a PEIGA/Golf Canada Gold Card and be in good standing with the Association and Golf Canada.
  • Points will be awarded by using the Golf Canada Order of Merit system
    • Information on this points system can be found here

How Do I Qualify for a Golf Canada National Championship?

The Prince Edward Island Golf Association has quota spots for the following Golf Canada National Championships.

  • Canadian Men’s Amateur (6)
  • Canadian Women’s Amateur (4)
  • Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur (4)
  • Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur (4)
  • Canadian Men’s Senior Amateur (4)
  • Canadian Women’s Senior Amateur (4)
  • Canadian Junior Boys (4)
  • Canadian Junior Girls (4)

Adult Qualifying

The top players in their respective divisions after the first three PEI AM Tour events (Avondale Open, Countryview Open & Mill River Open) and the Cooke Insurance Amateur Championship will earn spots to represent PEI at their respective national championship.  Points will be calculated using the best 2 of 3 tour events plus the Cooke Insurance Amateur Championship.

Points are awarded to individuals based on their placing among other competitors in the same age category. Points for each age category will be based on the totals above. For example, if you are an Amateur and place 3rd overall in the event but you are the highest placing Amateur in the field (a Mid Amateur player wins overall and a Senior comes in second) you will receive 1000 ranking points for your age category not the point total for your third place overall finish.

(Note – The PEIGA does not provide any financial assistance to adult players who qualify for National Championships through this pathway. In years past Golf Canada provided full financial support to the PEIGA for players attending National Championships but this funding was eliminated several years ago)