ABOUT THE TOUR
At X Factor Indoor Golf our Tour is open to golfers of all skill levels and gender. With 4 different divisions there is a place for everyone to compete. 2 rounds are required to set a handicap for anyone wanting to join the Tour. The Tour is 100% individual there are no teams. You play your game and submit your score. You can play with a group of friends or play by yourself. The score you submit is for yourself only, not a team.
The Fall Tour consists of 9 rounds including playoffs and begins October 30, 2023. With 7 weeks FedEx Cup style points and 2 weeks of playoffs. The Fall Tour ends January 7, 2024.
The Winter Tour starts January 15, 2024 and ends March 17, 2024. Same structure as the Fall Tour.
We select the course and the conditions each week. Points are awarded for each week based on where you place in the standings. Should you sign up for both at the start of the season you will get the best possible savings. Or sign up for each separately as the start dates come.
Week 1 Oct 30th – Nov 5th
Week 2 Nov 6th – Nov 12th
Week 3 Nov 13th – Nov 19th
Week 4 Nov 20th – Nov 26th
Week 5 Nov 27th – Dec 3rd
Week 6 Dec 4th – Dec 10th
Week 7 Dec 11th – Dec 18th
Week 8 & 9 are both playoff rounds and can be completed
Dec 18, 2023 – Jan 7, 2024.
(2 Playoff rounds completed between Dec 19, 2023 – Jan 7, 2024)
Week 1 Jan 15th – Jan 21st
Week 2 Jan 22nd – Jan 28th
Week 3 Jan 29th – Feb 4th
Week 4 Feb 5th – Feb 11th
Week 5 Feb 12th – Feb 18th
Week 6 Feb 19th – Feb 25th
Week 7 Feb 26th – March 3rd
Weeks 8 & 9 are playoff rounds and must be completed by
March 17, 2024
(2 playoff rounds completed by between March 4th-17th, 2024)
POINTS AND PRIZES
You are playing for Points and Prizes. One of the great things about our tour is there is always something to play for. Every week there is a prize distribution for every placement. These weeks all add up in FedEx Cup points and tally’s up to winnings at the end of the year.
Skins: Each division will be playing for skins pot every week. Lowest score on a hole wins a skin. There must be one clear winner of the hole based of their net score. Each division will be playing for a dozen golf balls every week. This will be split by however many skins happen in the week. If there are more than 4 skins in a week by a division a sleeve of balls will be awarded to each player that wins a skin.
FedEx cup points
Each week you will be playing for points. Depending on the number of players in each division there will be a different point values for each division. Each placement will have an allocated point amount every week. Tour players will carry these points with them every week to make a total at the end of the year. The last 2 weeks are considered playoff points these weeks are worth 1.5x the amount of regular season weekly points. All ties are split by the placement values evenly by how many placements have tied.
Prizes X-CASH !
New for this season we are introducing X-Cash. What is X-Cash? These dollar amounts can be used for any products we offer that is not simulator time or an event. This means you will have a credit book on hand that can be used for:
- All available Puma and Cobra products. (For in house products or online ordering, fitting will be charge separately)
- All X factor merchandise and swag.
- Any inhouse Food and Beverage Items.
Each Tour player = $120 of X-Cash into the Division total pot. This dollar amount comes from your registration package. 70% of the total pot goes towards each regular week. 10% per week. 30% is pooled into the end of season FedEx cup points after playoffs. Top 4 places take 50% of the weekly pot:
1st= 20% – 2nd = 15% – 3rd = 10% – 4 = 5% – 5th- last place = split of remaining weekly pot.
When the total FedEx cup points are completed for the year, the same structure will follow:
1st= 20% – 2nd = 15% – 3rd = 10% – 4 = 5% – 5th- last place = split of remaining yearly pot.
For an example here is how a 20-person division would breakdown.
1st: $48 – 2nd: $36 – 3rd: $24 – 4th: $12 – 5th-20th: $7.50
End of Tour placement
1st: $144 – 2nd: $108 – 3rd: $72 – 4th: $36 – 5th-20th: $24
More people in your division the higher X-Cash value per placement Each player equals $120 in a 20-person division a total of $2400 total is being played for through the year.
Every division is handicap based. We determine this for you. You must play your two handicap rounds so we can establish a handicap prior to the start of the Tour. These rounds are at X-Pass rates or the standard hourly rate. All players must participate in HDCP rounds even if you have been in our tour before. Consider them warmup rounds to familiarize yourself with indoor golf again. Your HDCP will fluctuate as the season progresses. Because we have fewer rounds to base this off it will move up and down quickly all our courses have different slope and ratings which effects it as well. There is a strict no “mulligan” rule for league. If there Is any mulligans your score will not count. Exceptions can be made if a staff member awards a mulligan for a misread shot.
Handicaps change weekly but can never get to a number that is not in your division. Once you are placed there you will either be the highest or lowest allowed and can not move divisions until the tour season is complete and the next one starts.
Tee box Exception:
Anyone 60 years and older are permitted to play one tee box forward from their designated tee box. Your slope rating will change with a different box, and you will get different strokes per event. This is your choice but must designate your tee box for the season and stay with it.
RULES AND REGS
All tour weeks MUST be completed by the closing dates listed for that particular week.
You can always play a tour round ahead of time but any scores submitted after the closing date for the week will not be entered for that week NO EXCEPTIONS. Please reach ahead of time if you are planning on playing ahead of time via email so we can have the course and possible conditions set up. This can be done via email [email protected].
Rounds can be paid weekly for the tour in house at the regular hourly simulator price, if you have purchased a X-PASS you are entitled to use your discounted hourly rate to pay for your tour hours.
Tour registration fees must be paid prior to the completion of week 1 to be in the tour and have your scores entered.
It is the responsibility of the tour players to book a time and complete the tour round.
Tour rounds are to be completed mulligan free unless a mulligan is granted by the staff member working onsite due to a miss read shot (ex: a negative spin on a tee or iron shot) please ask our staff to show you how to read these numbers while playing.
If there are mulligans on your score sheet without staff approval your score for that week will not be added to the standings.
Tour rounds must be set up by the staff onsite once you decide to start a round there is no going back and restarting it.
Please inform your staff member if you are playing a tour round or just practicing.
Replaying tour rounds are not allowed once you have stated it was a tour round, coming in to practice a tour round is 100% okay but you will need to tell the staff ahead of time so you are not marked off as already having played. There is no taking practice rounds as a score if it was deemed a practice round upfront. ( course conditions maybe different from practice rounds).
Score cards are to be emailed to [email protected] by the tour players. In subject of email please include which week and course you are submitting. (Ex. Subject: week 1 winter tour TPC Scottsdale)
All Tour flights are based on HDCP’s , we will require 2 HDCP rounds be completed prior to the start of the Tour. This ensures we get you into the right flight based on skill and makes it fair for everyone to have a chance at doing well. It also gives everyone a chance to get used to the simulators again or to familiarize yourself with the game play if you are new to the Tour.
You can always play ahead of schedule but can never submit a score from a week that has finished as scores and standings will be published and HDCPs are adjusted.
NO. Once you have designated a round to be your tour round that is the score you will get for that week. The tour player is responsible to let the staff know when they are playing the tour round and the staff will set up the course and the conditions for that particular week, no exceptions.
Tour players are permitted to practice a tour event ahead of time, a practice rounds can never be submitted as a completed tour round after the fact. Conditions may not be set properly unless it was deemed a tour round prior to starting.
Always communicate with staff if you are only practicing so there is no miss understanding.
X-PASS discounted hours can be used for any tour or scramble events we offer. There are no tour packages anymore.
NO. Any registration fees for the Tour or any Scramble events will be separate from purchasing a X-PASS.
Tour and Scramble registration fees must be paid prior to any scores being submitted for competition.
YES. We recommend coming into play a round or 2 prior to your HDCP rounds to get comfortable with the simulators.
YES. If you have an existing Golf Canada Handicap it can be used, we will take your Golf Canada HDCP and add in you 2 HDCP rounds to create an indoor HDCP for you.
Our Tour is designed to allow you to play whenever is convenient for you, within the week. A Tour week is considered Monday open until Sunday close, followed by Thursday results. You can play your 18-hole event anytime during the week and operational hours. It is up to the player to make sure they have their round completed and submitted within that week. You are also able to play rounds ahead if needed. Schedule your rounds to fit your schedule. You can never play back if you miss a week, it is finalized and cannot be played.
What better reason other than playing golf in Alberta in the middle of winter. The Tour is designed to keep up your swing have some fun and win some cool prizes along the way. Playing golf weekly with your friends while improving your golf game. The Tour is structured to have some fun and take in some light competition. We have had continued growth over the years and want to see everyone enjoy the Tour.
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Ladies of all skill levels
0 – 30 HDCP play the red tees
30 – 40 HDCP play the junior tees
Men with a +2 – 9.0 HDCP
Men with a 9.1 – 18.0 HDCP
Men with a 18.1 – 36.0 HDCP
Week to week player.
REGISTRATION – $125 (LEAGUE ENTRY/WEEKLY AND SEASON ENDING PRIZE POOL)
TOUR RATE – $50 PER HOUR – $30 PER HALF HOUR (TOUR ROUND HOURS ONLY 9 total events)