Founded in 2019, the East Coast Pro Tour is a developmental professional golf circuit in Canada. Created from a players’ perspective, the tour is committed to providing Canada’s aspiring professionals and amateurs alike the opportunity to compete and develop their tournament skills in a professional and unrivalled tour like environment.
The East Coast Pro Tour serves as the perfect development platform and a crucial stepping-stone between amateur golf and professional golf for thousands of elite golfers in North America.
Membershp on the East Coast Pro Tour will provide aspiring golfers the means to further develop their craft and prepare for professional golf at the next level. Membership benefits on the East Coast Pro Tour include but are not limited to the following:
A: The #RaceToTheGolfInCup is our take on the FedEx Cup. Our partnership with GolfIn will see our #1 player at the end of the 2021 regular season win an all expense paid trip to Europe to participate in the European Tour Q-School. Every point will be especially important to winning the season long points race. Are you ready to be #1?
In addition, players ranked 2 through 5 at the end of the regular season will a bonus.
A: Points are assigned according to 3 categories: Championship, Majors and the Players Championship. Both professionals and amateurs are eligible to earn points for the #RaceToTheGolfInCup.
CHAMPIONSHIPS: Spring Classic, Bromont Championship, RL Energy Lac-St-Jean Championship, Sherbrooke Championship
MAJORS: Toronto Open, Sutton Quebec Match Play, Canam & Manac St-Georges Classic
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP: Players Championship
The points breakdown is available on each tournament info page.
A: ECPT tournaments are open to all professionals and amateurs with a handicap index of 5,0 or better. There are 2 events on the 2021 ECPT schedule where players will need to qualify through the #RaceToTheGolfInCup rankings.
Sutton Quebec Match Play: Points can be earned at the following events prior to the Sutton Quebec Matcplay: Spring Classic, Bromont Championship, Toronto Open and RL Energy Lac-St-Jean-Championship. The top 64 players will qualify for this event.
Itum Sept-Iles Invitational: The top 9 professionals on the #RaceToTheGolfInCup rankings following the Sutton Quebec Matchplay will be extended an invitation. Players may choose the professional partner of their choice for this limited field team event. An additional 3 teams will be award sponsor exemptions to compete in the event. There will be a total of 12 two-man teams competing in Sept-Iles.
A: All tournaments except the ITUM Sept-Iles Invitational are included in the #RaceToTheGolfInCup rankings. Given that the ITUM Sept-Iles Invitational is a limited field team event, no points will awarded towards the season long rankings.
A: Golf Quebec will extend invitations to the Top __ based on the 2020 ECPT Order of Merit. Exemptions will be extended to players residing in Quebec.
A: The Mackenzie Investments Open tournament committee will take the following events into consideration (Spring Classic, Bromont Championship, Toronto Open, RL Energy Lac-St-Jean Championship, Sutton Quebec Matchplay) when extending exemptions into the 2021 Mackenzie Investments Open. Exemptions will be extended to players residing in Quebec.
A: Complete purse & points breakdowns can be found on the Tournament Info page of each event. Winner's cheques will range from $7,000 - $10,000 in 2021.
A: No. ECPT tournaments are open to amateurs with a handicap index of 5.0 or better. The ECPT reserves the right to verify the handicap index of amateurs and refuse anyone not meeting the requirements.
Two events on the 2021 ECPT Schedule, the Sutton Quebec Matchplay and the ITUM Sept-Iles Invitational, are are reserved for professionals only.
A: No, a PGA of Canada membership is not required to compete as a professional. A player is eligible to compete for prize money once they have renounced their amateur status.