With the 2023/2024 season approaching Canterbury Golf has been working towards some new additions to the CGI Tour - Order of Merit series as well some additions and changes for the 2024 Canterbury Stroke Play and Match Play.
These updates have been introduced based on feedback received in addition to our continued efforts to try and improve the experience and incentive for people to play and enjoy our top-level events throughout the season.
In the interest of wanting to increase the incentive for local players to play in the various OOM events throughout the season, as well as create another avenue to help player’s development, Canterbury Golf is happy to announce Development Fund prizes for the 2023/2024 CGI Tour – OOM.
The intention of these new Development Funds while to help grow playing numbers at the various OOM events run by clubs and CGI is also to assist aspiring local players in their development. The funds will be able to be spent on accessing developmental support or towards golf event travel and entry to enable them to play more competitive events.
To read more about this and discover the Development Fund prizes players will be competing for, read more – HERE.
After another highly subscribed Canterbury Stroke Play this year, considerations have been made as to how to continue to improve this event alongside feedback received from those participating. The aim is to continue to encourage a high-quality field as well as provide the opportunity for as many Canterbury players to take part where possible, in combination with making improvements to the general delivery and player experience. As such the following considerations and changes will be made for the 2024 Canterbury Stroke Play to be held at Christchurch Golf Club:
Once again following a review of recent Match Play tournaments and in the interests of maximising player entries and value, the decision has been made to move the Canterbury Match Play to the Labour Day long weekend from 2024. With the increased playing days moving from the previous 2-day weekend and the now available 3-day event, the following changes will be made for the 2024 Canterbury Match Play scheduled to be held at Pegasus Golf Club:
-All categories will start with a qualifying round Saturday morning to determine the seedings and match-ups for the top 16 championship to follow. All players who finish outside of the top 16 in their category will be eliminated from the event.
-The Saturday afternoon round will be the round of 16 match ups.
-Sunday morning’s round will be the quarter-finals for each division with Sunday afternoon the semi-finals for each division.
-The finals will be played on Monday morning.
-All entrants are guaranteed 1 (qualifying) round
-All top 16 qualifiers are guaranteed 2 rounds
-Round of 16 winners are guaranteed 3 rounds
-Quarter-Final winners are guaranteed 4 rounds
-Semi-Final winners are guaranteed 5 rounds
As mentioned, all of the above additions and changes have been designed off the back of feedback and as part of our continued efforts to try and improve the experience and incentive for participants. We look forward to another busy and exciting 2023/2024 season ahead.