Hi :


We hope this email finds you well and looking forward to the Holiday Season!

First off, thank you for an AMAZING 2020 Tour! It has been a very different year for all of us. The Tour has been a place for all of us to connect and enjoy each others’ company. For that, I am EXTREMELY grateful.

As the subject line of this email indicates, we hope you are able to join us ON TOUR for the 2021 season - The GTA AM Tour's 18th year!

REGISTER NOW!
If you would like to register for the 2021 Tour, please visit The Tour's website, log in and, from your Player Dashboard, hit the Register for the 2021 season button (If you have forgotten your password please use the "Forgot Password" feature on the home page).

To help improve access to events, when registering for events, players will be charged a per-event non-refundable deposit of $20 (Plus HST). Event reminder emails will continue to be sent (to registered players) four weeks prior to each event. Credit cards will be billed (for the balance of the event fee) three weeks prior to each event. Out of respect for your fellow players, please only register for events in which you plan to play.

COMMITMENT TO EDUCATING THE COMMUNITY
After registering for the 2021 Tour, and before registering for your first event, players will be directed to an online evaluation that will educate them on Pace of Play, Course Care and Handicapping. Answers to ALL of the questions can be found on The Tour's website.

2021 GTA AM TOUR SCHEDULE
Given the popularity of golf in 2020, and the high demand for tee times at both private and public golf courses, it was quite challenging to book the 2021 Tour schedule. I would like to personally thank each course on the 2021 schedule for offering to host a GTA AM Tour event. We are all VERY appreciative.


We are hopeful that, as time goes on, other courses will decide to join the 2021 Tour schedule. We will keep you posted.

2021 TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP
The 2021 Tour Championship will be held at Grand Niagara Golf Club on Sunday October 3rd and Monday October 4th. This two-day (18 holes per day) event is open to all who wish to compete. In order to be eligible for Order of Merit Points and prizing in this event, players must have played at least five 2021 GTA AM Tour rounds. The event fee includes daily use of a golf cart and an AMAZING banquet or post round 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 list!

2021 MAJOR EVENTS
The Tour will hold three Majors during the summer of 2021! The first Major of the year will take place on Monday, June 14th at Legends on the Niagara and will see players play 36-holes in one day (on the same course)! The second Major of the year will take place at Carrying Place G&CC on Sunday, July 11th and Monday July 12th. This Tournament will see players tee off the first tee, in threesomes, on both Sunday and Monday. The third Major of the year will take place, on Sunday, August August 29th and Monday August 30th, at perennial Tour favourite - Barrie Country Club. The Sunday round will either be a shotgun format (and will include a cart and banquet dinner) or off the first tee in foursomes, while Monday's round will see players tee off the first tee in threesomes. 

WAITING LIST ===> NOTIFY ME
When an event reaches capacity, players will be given an option to be notified if a spot opens up. When a spot opens up, at any given time, ALL players on the Notify Me list will be sent an email. Available spot(s) will be filled on a first to register basis. Please note that twenty one of the twenty five 2020 events had a Notify Me List.

FLIGHT RANGES
As the number of players in each Flight has evolved, and to more evenly distribute players, Flight ranges for the 2021 season may be revised.

We will notify The Tour's database if Flights ranges are revised and how this may affect players.

OPEN NET STABLEFORD FLIGHT
The Open Net Stableford Flight will continue to see players in this Flight tee off at the same time slot. Prizing will change for the 2021 season and will see the first-place winner receive a $150 TaylorMade gift card.

SPONSOR GIFT BAG
The first 450 players to register for the 2021 GTA AM Tour will, once again, receive a Sponsors' gift package. We are working with current Sponsors to add new and cool items to this package.

VIRTUAL NET MATCH PLAY
The Tour will once again host the Virtual Net Match Play (VNMP) competition. There will be a maximum of 32 spots available. The VNMP competitions will take place at the following Tour venues:
1) Barrie – May 31st
2) Whitevale – July 26th
3) Cedar Brae – August 12th
4) Championship Day - TBA
To learn more about The VNMP, please click this link.

PRIZING
As you know, TaylorMade, Mill Street Brewery, and Papa's Pizza Land provided The Tour with prizing in 2020. We are VERY please that TaylorMade and Papa’s Pizza Land will be returning as Sponsors and prizing providers to The Tour for the 2021 season..! Many Tour players, Sponsors and team members have kindly connected us with potential sponsors. If you know anyone who may be interested, in working with this wonderful community of passionate, dedicated and engaged golfers, please let me know.

For those of you who won a TaylorMade Gift Card in 2020, please note that the expiry date, to use your card and place your order, is December 31, 2020.

TOUR PATRON SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Last year was the eighth year for the Patron Sponsorship Opportunity. A number of players took advantage of the opportunity to play 21 Tour rounds of golf as a marketing business expense, through this program.

In addition to 21 rounds of Tour golf, and a waiving 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 their company's website
2) "Patrons of The Tour" day of golf at Coppinwood Golf Club.

The price of the Patron Sponsorship is $4,600 (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.

REFERRAL PROGRAM
If you know of anyone interested in signing up for the Tour, please have them visit the "Join The Tour" section of the website. We will be providing Tour players, who refer a new player with a dozen TaylorMade golf balls (after the referred player plays at least two 2021 events). Please ensure your friends record you, on the Join Now page, as the person who referred them.

On behalf of the entire Tour Team, we wish you and yours all the best for the Holiday Season and 2021. We VERY MUCH look forward to hosting you ON TOUR in 2021!
In good health,
Mark
905-773-7333