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We hope this email finds you well and looking forward to some holiday time with family and friends!!!


First off, thank you for a wonderful 2014 Tour! We also want to thank those of you who took the time to complete the Tour Player and Equipment surveys. The results of these surveys help us to improve the Tour and communicate with current and future Tour sponsors. As the subject line of this email indicates, we hope you are able to rejoin us ON TOUR for the 2015 season - The GTA AM Tour's 12th year!!



As you can see, we have been VERY busy booking clubs! The 2015 Tour schedule is almost complete and we are very fortunate to have 80% of the 2015 Tour schedule take place at the following Private Clubs: Coppinwood, Brantford, Scarboro, Devil's Pulpit, Georgian Bay, Whitevale, Barrie, Bigwin Island, Meadowbrook, Brampton, Lookout Point, National Pines, Ladies, Beverly, Cedar Brae, Dundas Valley, Heron Point, Oshawa, Wildfire and Mad River!! To this VERY strong roster, we have added Public Clubs Lora Bay and Deerhurst Highlands. In the not-too-distant future, we will be adding another one or two events the week of September 14, 2015.



The 2015 Tour Championship will be held at The Ridge at Manitou Golf Club on Sunday September 27th and Monday September 28th. This two day (18 holes per day) event is open to all who wish to compete. The event fee includes the use of a golf cart and a banquet dinner on the Sunday evening. For those of you who have not yet had an opportunity to play this course we strongly suggest you add this to your MUST play bucket list..! We have procured a discounted accommodation rate of $100 per night at the Comfort Inn in nearby Parry Sound. Please call Dawn at 705-746-6221  or email her at this email address to book your room.



The Tour will hold three Majors next summer. In May, we see the return of Lora Bay and Georgian Bay. In June we will once again host you at The Muskoka Major at Deerhurst and Bigwin Island. In July we introduce National Pines for a two-day 36-hole. These Majors will take place on Sundays and Mondays. For each of the Majors and The Tour Championship, the Sunday rounds will be in a shotgun format and will begin around 1pm. For the Collingwood and Muskoka Majors, and The Tour Championship, a Sunday night BBQ or banquet dinner is included. More details will follow closer to the event date.



If you would like to register for the 2015 Tour, at a reduced registration fee of $99 (plus HST), please visit The Tour's website and log in (If you have forgotten your password please use the "Forgot Password" feature on the Home Page). You will see the "Register for the 2015 Tour" button. Please hit this button and you will be prompted to sign up for the 2015 Tour. Once you have registered, you'll be able to book your events for 2015 Tour events. PLEASE NOTE THAT SPACES MAY BE LIMITED with the introduction of the R Flight!


Give the gift of the Holidays... Forward the attached Tour Registration Gift Certificate  to a friend so they can register for the 2015 Tour. Or.... Give the Gift Certificate to your significant other so he/she can give you the gift of Tour golf..! J



Players will continue to receive a reminder email four weeks prior to each event for which they are registered. If you do not wish to play you will have one week (from the receipt date of the four week reminder email) to withdraw. As in previous years, three weeks prior to each event, players will be charged the full event fee. Please keep in mind that throughout the entire season, all 5 Flights will be playing on the same day.



The first 400 GTA Am Tour players to register for the 2015 GTA AM Tour will once again receive a Sponsors' gift package. We are working with current and new Sponsors to add to this package. At this time the gift package includes: a 2015 PrivPlay Membership, Sundog sunglasses, Tour T-Shirt, hat, water bottle and towel, Nature Valley bars and we are working with current and new Sponsors to add to this package!!



This year The Tour will be introducing a new Flight called the R Flight. Anyone can join this group of golfers who will be teeing off after the C Flight at each of the 2015 Tour events. The R Flight has been created to provide recreational/casual golfers with an opportunity to play some of the best golf courses in Ontario for FUN...! Golfers in the R Flight will not be required to have a Handicap Factor.


Golfers joining the R Flight will pay 50% of the then applicable Tour Registration fee (they will receive a Sponsor Gift bag), will pay the same event fee as the competitive players, will be provided with a golf cart and will, for the most part, be teeing off in foursomes. R Flight golfers will not be eligible for prizing, points and/or skins but will be eligible for Sponsor discount and Host Club access offers.



As you know, Ultra 94, TaylorMade and Mill Street provided The Tour with the 2014 prizing. We are currently working to renew the existing prizing and to procure new prizing Sponsors. Many Tour players, sponsors and Team members have stepped up to connect us with potential sponsors. If you know anyone who may be interested, from a corporate perspective, in connecting with this wonderful community of passionate, dedicated and engaged golfers, please let me know.



Last year was the third year for the Patron Sponsorship Opportunity. A number of players took advantage of the opportunity to play 20 Tour rounds of golf and have it be, through the Patron Sponsorship, as a legitimate business expense.


In addition to 20 rounds of Tour golf and a waiver of the Tour registration fee, Patron Sponsors will receive the following:

1) Their corporate logo on The Tour's website along with a link to your company's website

2) An end of season "Patron's of The Tour" day of golf at Oviinbyrd Golf Club


The price of Patron Sponsorship is $4,500 (plus HST). There will be a maximum of 15 Patron Sponsor spots, available on a first booked basis. If you are interested in becoming a Patron Sponsor, please call me at the number below. Patron Sponsors will receive a Marketing Agreement and invoice for their Sponsorship of The Tour.



Please keep in mind that throughout the entire season, all 5 Flights will be playing on the same day.



*           EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION - $99 (Prior to February 22, 2015)

*           Spring/Summer Registration - $125 (After February 22, 2015)

Registration fees will be in place until such time as there is a waiting list for any of the private club events.



If you know of anyone interested in signing up for The Tour, please have them visit the "Join Now" section of the website. Once again this year we will be providing Tour players who refer a new player (who plays at least two 2015 events) with a $50 thank you cheque for referring a friend. We will also be conducting draws for rounds of golf at Coppinwood for those of you who refer your friends and family members to The Tour. Please ensure your friends record you (on the Join Now page) as the person who referred them.



At this time, we are looking for two people to help us with event day set up and pace of play. If you know someone who can attend all 27 Tour event days please have them contact me.


On behalf of the entire Tour Team we wish you and yours All The Best in 2015 and we look forward to hosting you ON TOUR!!

In good health and Happy Holidays,





P.S. Throughout the year The Tour will be utilizing Facebook and Twitter to communicate with you. When you have a moment, please click the links below to Friend us at our Facebook page and sign up to follow us on Twitter.


ABOUT THE GTA AM TOUR:  The GTA AM Tour is owned and operated by Canadian Golf Tours Inc. and is sponsored by: BMO World Elite MasterCardTaylorMade Golf Canada, Mazda Canada, Mill Street BreweryUltra 94Nature Valley, Myrtle Beach Golf HolidayECCO Shoes, P.J. Dermody Insurance Brokers, Joshua Kingsmill, Prodigy Headwear, LG Electronics Canada Inc., Cellworks, Sundog Eyewear, Golf Away Tours, Paradym Tech  Privileged PlayApexx Global, The Golf Lab, Pixelcarve, Pacific Links, Bright Blue Wave, Dyma, Honsberger Physiotherapy and Biomechanics Clinic, Capture Scratch and Fame International Salon and Spa. Tournament rules officials are organized through Golf Canada.



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