CURRENT STANDING THROUGH WEEK 6
aG Alpha Summer 2020 Leaderboard
Eli David Yochim
ELI DAVID YOCHIM
MODERN GOLF MEETS MODERN COMPETITION
Why watch golf pros on TV when you can be in the game to WIN the game? From the inception of aG Tour, our tournaments were made for you. It’s free to enter and you can play on any aG golf simulator with an Internet connection.
To keep things interesting, this 10-week long tournament features a new venue and challenging format each week. Watch the video or scroll below to learn more about the tournament.
Let's Talk Prizes
Each week generous prizes will be awarded to four players:
$1,000 USD for 1st place
Yeti Cooler for 2nd place
Patagonia duffle for 3rd place
Door prize awarded to a randomly selected participant
A tournament wouldn’t be complete without a grand champion. At the end of our 10-week Summer Tour, a grand-prize of $10,000 will be awarded to the player who has accumulated the most aG Points.
Want to know how points are calculated or have other questions? See the Alpha Tour FAQs for more details.
Tournament Schedule and Events
CLOSEST TO THE PIN (CTP)
If you competed in the Alpha Home Tour, you’re familiar with this format. During this challenge, players receive five chances to land their shot closest to the pin. With no winds and ideal weather conditions, the real challenge is the course itself.
3-HOLE STROKE PLAY
The point of this traditional competition format is to drop your ball in the cup with as few strokes as possible. At the end of the three holes, your score will be tallied. Unlike the majority of our formats, you’ll only get one chance to play through each hole.
5-HOLE STROKE PAY
This is a slight variation of the 3-Hole Stroke Play format. At the end of the five holes, your score will be tallied. Remember, you’ll only get one chance to play through each hole.
FLOP WALL CHIPPING CTP
If you enjoy trick shots, this round is for you. You’ll need to finesse your ball over a tall wall without overshooting the pin. Each player gets five chances to land closest to the pin.
LONG PUTT CHALLENGE
There are some greens that seem to go on for miles, and those are the greens we’ll be showcasing in this challenge. Take your time to get the lay of the land because each of your five shots will count.
FLOATING GREEN CTP
You’ll need to know the distance off each club in your bag to land this shot. The green may be flat, but it’s a small target floating in the middle of a large lake. You’ll have five shots to land on the green instead of in the drink.
WIND STORM CTP
Wind Storm puts slightly less focus on the challenges of the course (although we won’t go easy on you in that department) and more focus on your ability to adjust to your environment. You'll have five chances to fight the winds to land closest to the pin.
How to Create an Online Account in aG Locker
Download the aG Locker app to your mobile device via the App Store or Google Play.
Install and start the aG Locker app.
On the main login screen, tap the Create Member button.
Fill out the Username, Email, Password, and Confirm Password fields. Note: if you already have an aG Data account, use the same login credentials.
Tap Create Member to create your new online account.
How to Create an Online Account in aG Links
You don’t need to create an aG Online Account in aG Links if you have already done so in aG Locker.
Logging in to the aG Alpha Tour
How to Compete in aG Tours
Are there requirements for my aG Links simulator?
Yes. For online competition the aG Links simulator must be connected to the Internet. Note that aG Links must be running on version 1626 (or later as updates become available).
What username and password do I use for aG Locker?
Any player who has an online account in aG Links or has logged into aG Data should use the same username and password for their aG Locker account. The same online account spans across our platform to give customers continuous access to the Modern Golf experience.
If you’ve never used an online account, you’ll need to set up a new username and password using the instructions outlined above. We recommend doing this in aG Locker. Remember, the same credentials will be used to log into aG Links online when you compete.
Are there age or any other restrictions on who can participate?
Yes. Players must be 18 or older to qualify for prizes. For additional rules and regulations, see our full list below.
If I need help, who can I call or email?
Can I invite friends to compete?
Absolutely! The more the merrier. Be sure to instruct them to set up their aG Locker account ahead of time so it’s easier for them to register for the event, log into aG Links for their turn, and view the leaderboard.
Can I log in multiple times to take more than 5 shots?
Do I need to use aG Locker to register for the tour?
No, but we recommend using aG Locker to keep up with tour announcements, leaderboards and more. Plus, the process is simple! An aG Locker account is also a requirement for qualifying for any aG Tour grand prizes. We do provide alternative methods for people without access to aG Locker, please check out how to register on aG Links in the Instructions section.
Can my customers participate at my commercial facility?
Yes. The aG Alpha Tour is open to anyone with access to an aG Links simulator. If you’re an aG Partner, contact us at email@example.com for materials to help you market this event for your location.
What happens if I win?
You'll hear from an aG Alpha Tour manager about next steps. Be sure to check your inbox (and junk folder, just in case). We need a response in order to process your winnings.
My Screen froze so I backed out of the event. Can I still compete, or did I lose my 5 shots?
If you took any shots and they were captured on the leaderboard prior to the screen freezing, you may not retake those shots. Once shots are recorded, your available shots count down until all 5 chances are used. If you didn’t take any shots prior to the screen freezing, you can still log into the event and take all 5 shots.
My wife wants to compete. How do we select ladies’ tees?
The yardage for each competition is set and can’t be changed. All participants play from the same tees.
Is there a faster way to log in to compete?
Want to log into aG Links in seconds? If you have aG Links 1500 or 1600, a QR scanner will do the trick! Simply plug it in and tap SIM LOGIN in aG Locker to scan your code.
Where can I get a QR Scanner so I can log in to Links via my Locker 2.0 app?
We recommend the Symcode Omnidirectional Hands-Free USB Bar Code Reader. You can find it on Amazon here or through several other online retailers.
How are the tour points calculated?
The top 25 finishers from each week’s competition receive points relative to their placement. 1st place receives 25 points, 2nd place received 24 points, and so on.
The more events you play, the more points you’ll get!
Do I have to waive my right to accept prize money to maintain amateur status?
RULES & REGULATIONS
1. The selection of the winner is at the sole discretion of aboutGOLF, Global.
2. aboutGOLF employees and partners are not eligible to win.
3. Players must be 18 years or older in order to qualify for prizes.
4. aboutGOLF and Host Venues reserve the right to disqualify participants for any reason, including unsportsmanlike or illegal behavior.
5. Weekly Event Winners:
a. Weekly Event Prize Pool
i. 1st – $1,000 USD
ii. 2nd – Yeti Cooler
iii. 3rd – Patagonia Bag
i. A tie is defined as multiple participants with the same score at the top of the leader board at the completion of an event.
ii. Tie Breaker Rules - Prize pool will be combined and split amongst the tied players equally.
6. Tour or Series Champion
a. The participant who holds the most points at the end of the Tour or Series will be awarded $10,000 USD.
b. In the event there are multiple players tied for first place at the end of the Tour or Series, the prize money will be divided equally across those players.
7. Alpha Tour players consent to their participant and/or username being displayed on any Alpha Tour leaderboard image used on any materials created by aboutGOLF. aboutGOLF also reserves the right to use participant and/or usernames in media and promotional activities.
8. As part of the requirement of USGA rules and standards, an amateur must waive their right to accept prize money to maintain amateur status.
9. aboutGOLF may make changes to the Alpha Tour Rules & Regulations at any time and is not obligated to notify participants of said changes. All changes to Alpha Tour Rules & Regulations will be effective upon posting.
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