Titleist Order of Merit
The Provincial Orders of Merit are used to identify and give recognition to top performing amateur & junior golfers across Alberta who has achieved success in the golf season. The Provincial Orders of Merit are based on those Championships that represent an extremely high standard of competition. A point system is used based on the scores and results of the players in the approved events in order to objectively rank each individuals performance. The objective of the Orders of Merit is to provide a Provincial comparison/ranking system for Alberta’s top junior/amateur players which will enable players to compare themselves to their counterparts across the country. The Order of Merit is also used to select Camp, Canada Games and Western Canada training participants, Team Alberta Members and the participants for the PGA of Alberta Junior Masters.
OOM Annual Review
Yearly, the Alberta Golf Sport Development Committee reviews the relative weighting of Championship events and the points awarded to each event. The OOM is revised where necessary at that time (off-season/winter) for the following year.
To be eligible for the OOM, juniors must be amateur golfers as defined by the Rules of Golf of Golf Canada, be a member in good standing of the Alberta Golf Association and play in at least one identified Alberta Golf Order of Merit event each year.
Obviously, juniors are not able to play in each event identified on the point template because of time constraints, team eligibility, age eligibility events (e.g. Bantam Championship) and other factors, but the relative weighting of the importance of the events may assist a player to choose one event over another because of its predetermined importance.
Process for Calculating Points
The Alberta Golf office staff is responsible for calculating points for each player who has earned points. To find out what events are used and their point values, go to the “Order of Merit Point Chart” on the website. Each golfer can keep track of their own points if they wish from their finish at each event by using this OOM Point Chart.
OOM Result Spreadsheets are posted on the website and ranked from highest to lowest points. These spreadsheets are updated regularly throughout the season with the final update at the end of September.
MAXIMUM 12 EVENTS PER PLAYER
Alberta Junior Order of Merit Category Explanation
- A Maximum of four (4) Category A events to count towards the Order of Merit
- B Maximum of two (2) Category B events to count towards the Order of Merit.
- C Maximum of three (3) Category C events to count towards the Order of Merit.
- D Maximum of three (3) Category D events to count towards the Order of Merit.
A player may play in more than the maximum number of counting events for each category and only the best results will count.
To prevent a player from accumulating a distorted number of points due to the number of tournaments played, the associated costs incurred, and recognizing the need for scheduling breaks to avoid burnout; the total points recorded will count a maximum of 12 events in which the player earns the most points.
Importance of the Order of Merit Results
The OOM is an important way for Alberta Golf to recognize golfers for their past performance. The OOM is used for awards, intermediate and elite camp selections, and Future Legends and On-Going Coaching nominations.
Alberta Order of Merit Winners
Awards are given to the top ranking boy and top ranking girl in each of the following categories:
|Junior Winner||18 and under|
|Juvenile Winner||16 and under|
|Bantam Winner||14 and under|
|Men’s Winner||19 and over|
|Ladies Winner||19 and over|
|Senior Men’s Winner||55 and over|
|Senior Ladies Winner||55 and over|
Winners are given special recognition in the fall at the Alberta Golf Association Annual Meeting.