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You can still win. The qualifying period is from the 1st January to 31st December 2019, however games you have already play count!
To qualify you only have to play a total of 10 competition rounds and our system automatically includes them for you.
Each night we release an updated leaderboard, so you can see exactly how you are tracking.
The TaylorMade Order of Merit has 6 guaranteed winners, 1 per Grade.
Winner(s) in each Grade are those with the most accumulated points from their top 10 rounds.
For each 100 members per grade we open up another winner’s spot in that grade.
Yes, you can. View our live leaderboard here (insert link).
The leaderboard is updated nightly so you always know exactly how you are tracking, and how close you are to Vegas.
You will also receive a weekly email, showing you where you are sitting and how your compare to the rest of the field in your specific grade.
We like to think we’re one of the best kept secrets in the golf industry. We’ve been around since 2014 and run over 90 events for the Qantas Golf Club (we originally took the idea to them all those years ago). With a couple of golf tragics at the helm and with a team that’s been together for nearly 25 years we understand what golfers want. Good golf, great memories and outstanding value for money. We like to think we tick all those boxes (and a lot of our clients will tell you we do).
Last round to be used for qualifying is 31 December 2019. So, plenty of time to get out there and play some great golf (or if you don’t play that well, get back out there and have another crack)
You need to speak to your home club to get that sorted out
That’s because you haven’t submitted enough rounds yet. Do that and your well on your way to meeting the minimum 10 rounds required to qualify for the Taylor Made Australian Order of Merit. Speak to your club for more information
10 – but you can play as many as you want. The best 10 will count. Just think – if you played 50 qualifying rounds that would be $2 per round to get you in the running to Las Vegas (wish coffee was that cheap!)
Through our partnership with MPower Golf (they administer the Golf Australia handicap system) we can see all of the competition rounds you’ve played. Its fully automated so you only need to tell us if something hasn’t worked (very unlikely but you never know)
If you qualify, an expense paid trip to Las Vegas, USA in February 2020. This includes return economy airfares, 3 nights accommodation, welcome and presentation dinner as well as entry into the final round playoff.
Lumping you all together just doesn’t work. So, to make if fairer, we’ve come up with six Grades. 3 Male and 3 Female as below based on your Golf Australia handicap:
Grades for Male
A Grade: 0 – 12
B Grade: 12.1 – 19
C Grade: 19+
Grades for Female
A Grade: 0 – 19.0
B Grade: 19.1 – 27.0
C Grade: 27.1+
That depends on how many registered players there are in each grade. The minimum is 1 qualifier and there is no maximum – per grade. So, say we only have 20 A Grade Male players registered (unlikely we think) – then only 1 (the top 1) would qualify for the final. But if there were 450 B Grade Females that registered there would be 4 qualifiers. It really is a case of the more the merrier – (tell your friends and increase the chance of you all qualifying for the final!)
No, minimum number is 6 (assuming we get people registering across all the grades) and once we hit 200 in a particular grade, we take 2, 300 – 3 and so on. (Keeping it simple works best for us to!)
Now this is where it gets a bit tricky. As you can imagine coming up with a program that compares golfers across Australia playing on different courses in different conditions is not that simple. There must be a way that makes it fair to all and rewards those that do well (that is what an Order of Merit is about after all). So, we worked with our friends at MPower Golf who know a lot more about this (important) technical stuff than we do (after all we’re concentrating on trying to putt straight!)
Taylor Made Order of Merit points are calculated by establishing the Z-score for each Stableford score returned in a club competition.
Um, OK so what on earth is a Z score? First, we need to establish a mean (average) score for each competition and then calculate the standard deviation. The standard deviation is a number used to tell how measurements for a group are spread out from the average (mean), or expected value. A low standard deviation means that most of the numbers are very close to the average. A high standard deviation means that the numbers are spread out. The Z-score is the number of standard deviations a given score is away from the mean in a relevant competition. This number will then be multiplied by 10,000.
Huh – what did you just say? Ok, let’s say that you score 5 Stableford points better than the average of a competition with a standard deviation of 3.18, your score will be calculated by dividing 5 by 3.18 and then multiplying by 10,000 for a score of 15,723 points. On the other hand, if another golfer has 4 Stableford points less than the mean in the same competition with the same standard deviation, they will score -12,578 points (-4 / 3.18 x 10000). This is the fairest way to compare scores from different competitions played at different courses.
But when all is said and done, just think of it this way. The more Stableford points you score above the average, the better you’ve played, and by comparing that with the rest of the field on the day potentially the more Taylor Made Order of Merit points you accrue. Play well as compared to others in the competition and you get rewarded – don’t . . . (we’ll leave that up to you to finish).
Scores are the total of the best 10 Order of Merit points over the qualifying period (to 31 December 2019).
We’ll be honest and say what we’ve come up with isn’t foolproof. For as long as golf competitions have been around there have been ‘burglars’ and no-one has ever come up with a bullet proof way of overcoming that. We’ve got a system that uses competition rounds, Z scores (see above for a refresher) and we will be doing a few random audits if someone is shooting the lights out consistently. But you’ve also got a role to play. If you reckon someone is rorting the system – let us know and we’ll do a but of digging around as well.
But lets also state the obvious – some days you just have a great day out. Its not about cheating or manipulating your handicap, its just a day where everything seems to click. The only problem is it doesn’t happen all the time. So let acknowledge that we all can have a great day and not assume the worst (all the time anyway).
Call us on 1300 216 809 or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you.
Ah, no not yet (but we are working on it!) What we have done is team up with some great brands so that if nothing else you get great value for your $99. Our partners come from a diverse range of industries (not just golf) but as this is a golf program, we are constantly looking at ways to give you benefits. Our current range of benefits for joining the Talyor Made Australian Order Of Merit are:
As more partners come on board we will of course let you know
Look, we all play rubbish from time to time (that’s why we are amateurs after all). But 1 bad round (or 2 or 3) does not a year make. So, there’s no reason really not to have a go and see what happens. But if you want one more reason how does a lucky draw sound?
Ok we know that not everyone is an Adam Scott or Jason Day in the making (we wish) which is why we decided that we would draw one non-qualifier out of the hat at the end of the year to be able to enter the finals in the ‘USofA’ in 2020. That’s right, even if you have the worst 10 rounds of your golf career count in the order of merit and finish at -249,175 (don’t know if that’s possible by the way but it could be) then you could still be pulled out of the hat in January 2020 and be winging your way to Las Vegas. And who knows, when you’re there you might just have the round of a lifetime . . . (but if not then you’ll still have a lot of fun and some great memories).
We can’t be much fairer than that . . .
Couldn’t be easier – head to https://3linksgolf.com.au/order-of-merit/ and register today.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Taylor Made Australian Order of Merit and all the best on your qualifying rounds for 2019!
Once you experience the TaylorMade Order of Merit we know you will love it. To access the 30 Day free trial complete your details including your Golflink Number and credit card on the order form. We won’t take any money today and you will get to experience a full 30 days of membership.
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Once you experience the TaylorMade Order of Merit we know you will love it. To access the 30 Day free trial, complete your details including your Golflink Number on the order form. No credit card required.
At the end of the 30 days we will ask you if you would like to join and at that stage you can join by paying the full membership of only $99 or 3 monthly payments of only $33.