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Step-By-Step Instructions for Earning Your TGC Tours Card
- Register for a TGCT account by clicking here
- Make sure all information is accurate when filling out your profile - especially your gamertag - triple check!
- Select the system on which you will play your rounds
- Select the week you want to play
- Q-School is played via the TGCTours (CC-Pro) society in-game
- Course info can be found on the Q-School Schedule
- Wait until your selected date arrives (feel free to practice a lot in the meantime!)
- Load The Golf Club 2019
- Enter the Online Societies section
- Search and join the TGCTours (CC-Pro) society
- Begin the active tournament
- Play your rounds (all 4)
- You do not have to play all 4 in one sitting - you can stop and come back
- You can not restart - it’s a one shot deal
- You may use any clubset you wish but in order to qualify of PGA, Euro, or Web, you must use Master's Clubs. Pro or Beginner clubset users will be place in the Challenge Circuit.
- Scores will be auto-submitted by the TGCT API to the Q-School Leaderboard. The link for the Q-School Leaderboard can be found on the Q-School schedule page.
- Scores are pulled in to the leaderboard every 15 minutes. If your scores don’t show up 2 hours after you play, triple check that your gamertag on the in-game leaderboard matches your TGCT profile gamertag exactly
- If still having issues email firstname.lastname@example.org to create a support ticket
- Confirm all four rounds are on the Q-School Leaderboard prior to the event closing on Saturday
- Wait until event is finalized by TGCT admin on Sunday
- Based on where you finished you will receive a TGCT Tour card and a notification email late Sunday
- You can then begin to play official TGCT events!
- Q-School will be run out of the TGCTours (CC-Pro) society every week
- CC-A members that play that week will be placed on the Q-School leaderboard as placeholders along with new members qualifying for a tour card
- cutlines for the different tours will be placed on the Q-School Leaderboard each Thursday
- All cutlines will be based off the score above the CC-A exemption for the official CC-A flight that week
- when the event is finalized on Sunday - all new members will receive a tour card based on where they finished on the master leaderboard, CC-Pro placeholders will be ignored
- CC-A players are placed on the Q-School leaderboard to make you feel like you aren’t playing alone - they are there to give you a sense of being in a big event - again, they are just placeholders
- New members are mainly concerned about where they place within the various cutlines as that will determine your tour card
- Members that just received a tour card will be auto-registered in their new tour's upcoming event around 3am UTC on Monday morning
What Tour or Flight am I on?
You can find out by looking at your name in the top right corner of www.tgctours.com – your tour/flight will be beside it.
Where do I find the Tournaments in-game?
All our events are played in the following societies:
TGCTours (Special Events)
TGCTours (PGA Tour)
TGCTours (European Tour)
TGCTours (Web.com Tour)
TGCTours (CC-Pro) for CC-A, CC-B, CC-C, CC-D, and Weekly Q-School
TGCTours (CC-Am) for CC-E, CC-F, CC-G and CC-Z
TGC Tours now has auto-registration and auto-score submission assuming you have correctly entered your gamertag exactly as it appears on your system's leaderboard in-game.
All registrations are done automatically. If you play the event in-game, you will be automatically registered and your scores will be posted to the leaderboard.
There are no restrictions on the number of tournaments you may enter during a season. However, you may only enter into one tournament per week...the tournament for which you have a tour card. One exception is the True Sim Tour - you can play the TST alongside your regular tour every week.
Withdrawing from a Tournament
There is no need to withdraw from tournaments. If you did not play a single shot you will receive a Did Not Play Event for the week.
If you have teed off and can’t/don’t finish, you will receive a WD for the week and receive 2 demotion marks.
Scores are automatically pulled from the game. Please ensure your gamertag in your TGCT profile matches your console/PC gamertag exactly. If your scores do not get pulled within the first 2 hours (assuming event has officially opened on site), click the Submit Ticket link to get admin help.
My Scores table
Use the My Scores table on the leaderboard to self verify the scores you shot. Within 2 hours of completing your rounds you should see them in the My Scores table. Please note that not all your scores will show on the main leaderboard as they are slow revealed throughout the week.
The API will not pull scores until the event opens officially on site (Monday) so if you play early on Sunday you will have to wait until Monday to see your R1 score.
Pro Tours (PGA, European, Web): Use of Master clubset is mandatory
Challenge Circuit: All Clubsets are available for use no promotion marks will be awarded in CC-A if Master clubs not used
PGA, European, and Web.com
- 1st and 2nd round scores must be completed prior to 4am UTC on Friday of the tournament week.
- 3rd and 4th rounds completed prior to the tournament's closing at 8am UTC on Sunday.
- You must complete all four rounds by Sunday at 8am UTC.
There are no cuts on the Challenge Circuit.
For all other tours, cuts for all tournaments will be the top 70 plus ties (unless otherwise noted) of all scores that have completed rounds 1 and 2 by the aforementioned deadline. For tournaments with large numbers of participants, we may increase the cut line to be nearer to 50% of the field.
If you miss a cut, your third and fourth round scores will be displayed as MC.
You may still play your Round 3 and 4 even before the cuts are made if you wish, but any Round 3 or 4 score posted that doesn't make the cut will be removed from the database. It will be as though you never played it.
The tournament leaderboard will show progressive round scoring based on the following schedule:
- Round 1 - 4:00 AM (UTC) on Monday of week of tournament
- Round 2 - 4:00 AM (UTC) on Wednesday of week of tournament
- Round 3 - 4:00 AM (UTC) on Friday of week of tournament
- Round 4 - 4:00 AM (UTC) on Saturday of week of tournament
Winners and Ties
- The player with the lowest total number of strokes after four rounds will be the tournament winner.
- In the event of tie at the top of the leaderboard, the lowest score on the 18th hole of the 4th round will be the winner. If still a tie, the previous holes be used until a winner is decided.
- If one scorecard does not show hole by hole data for the 4th round that person will lose the tiebreak
- If both scorecards are not available the lowest 4th round score (then 3rd, 2nd, 1st) will be used. Last tiebreaker will be best WGR.
Majors and Invitational Tournaments
- PGA Tour members automatically qualify for all Major events.
- WGC events, and any other Invite Only only events, you will be automatically registered by TGC Tours.
- Qualifications for Invite Only events will be posted/stickied in the tour board on our forums
- For tournaments that require specific qualifications to enter, we will post those qualifications in the forums prior to the registration open date.
Earning a Tour Card
To earn a tour card, you must complete Q-School where your score will determine what tour card you will receive. Please refer to the Q-School section of this page for further details.
Losing a Tour Card
You may lose your tour card if you are banned or suspended for policy violations as determined by the commish.
Sponsor Exemptions have been removed for Season 5 - they are no longer possible to earn
Demotions & Promotions5 promotion marks will automatically promote you one level.
5 demotion marks will automatically demote you one level.
Pro Tours (PGA, European, Web.com)
- Winner earns 2 promotion marks
- Finish Top 10 to earn 1 promotion mark
- Finish 120-139 to get 1 demotion mark
- Finish 140+, DQ/WD to get 2 demotion marks
- Miss cut to 139 to lose 1 promotion mark
- 140+, DQ/WD to lose 2 promotion marks
- Make cut to clear 1 demotion mark
- Win to clear 2 demotion marks
You have 2 promotion marks and finish 130th (missed cut) = you would start the following week with 1 promotion mark
You have 1 promotion mark and finish 150th (missed cut) = you would start the following week with 1 demotion mark
You have 3 demotion marks and win = you would start the following week with 1 demotion mark
You have no promotion/demotion marks and finish 80th (missed cut) = no change, still no marks
- Winner is auto-promoted
- Finish Top 20 to earn 1 promotion mark
- Finish 120-139 to get 1 demotion mark
- Finish 140+, DQ/WD to get 2 demotion marks
- Finish 71-139 to lose 1 promotion mark
- 140+, DQ/WD to lose 2 promotion marks
- Finish better than 70 to clear 1 demotion mark
You have 2 promotion marks and finish 130th = you would start the following week with 1 promotion mark
You have 1 promotion mark and finish 150th = you would start the following week with 1 demotion mark
You have 3 demotion marks and win = you would be promoted to the flight above
You have no promotion/demotion marks and finish 80th = no change, still no marks
Web.com Tour Finals
PGA Tour and European Tour cards will be awarded at the end of a four-tournament series, known as the Web.com Tour Finals, in which all Web.com Members and those eliminated from the Fed Ex Playoffs and Race to Dubai after the second round will be eligible to participate.
Players in the top 10 on the Web.com Tour money list do not need to participate in the Web.com Tour Finals as they automatically earn a Pro Tour Card, though they may participate to earn WGR points.
The remaining Pro Tour cards will be awarded to players based on money earned during the Web.com Tour Finals. Number of Pro Tour Cards available will be announced shortly before the start of the Web.com Tour finals.
Challenge Circuit Purse Distribution
All Challenge Circuit scores will go on a (hidden) master leaderboard (CC-Pro and CC-Am have separate master leaderboards) from which you will be assigned your base point number via reverse ranking. From there your base point number will go through a flight multiplier. The resulting number will then be subject to a placement bonus on your flight and then finally a money multiplier - this final calculation will determine how much money you receive for that event.
- CC-A 100%
- CC-B 90%
- CC-C 80%
- CC-D 70%
- CC-E 60%
- CC-F 50%
- CC-G 40%
- CC-Z 30%
CC Money Multipliers:
- CC-Pro 50
- CC-Am 10
Finishing Position Bonuses:
- 1st 10%
- 2nd 7%
- 3rd 5%
- 4th 3%
- 5th-10th 2%
- 11th-25th 1%
Bugs and Glitches
Anytime you encounter a bug or glitch – email email@example.com immediately - most are dealt with on a case by case basis
Multiple Accounts Policy
Anyone submitting scores under multiple accounts during the same week will be subject to administrative review. If we deem it to be a blatant attempt to game the system, we will disqualify all associated accounts.
If you own The Golf Club 2019 on multiple systems, you may play on one system per week, but you are free to switch systems from week to week. You would need to have both system's gamer tags registered in your account profile.
Fair Play Policy
TGC Tours strongly recommends the use of Stock XB1 and PS4 controllers (controllers manufactured by Microsoft or Sony respectively). You may only use another controller or a mouse provided that it meets our Fair Play Analysis which analyzes several metrics from your shot data. Please note that we also recommend that you do not use Steam Link as that has been known to cause problems with input registering correctly.
Our metrics will allow most users with stock PS4 and XB1 controllers ample room to play on TGC Tours with no issues.
- Shot data will be monitored and if any results fall outside our Fair Play criteria, all scores will be withdrawn for the week
- Pro tours (PGA, Euro, Web) will have Fair Play Metrics checked for R1 & R2 after the 2nd round ends and R3 & R4 checked after the 4th round ends
- CC-Pro/Am will have Fair Play Metrics for all rounds checked after the 4th round ends
- Members that have scores withdrawn will be auto-emailed a link to a private board on our forums for support
- TGCT reserves the right to withdraw any abnormal results that we deem counter to our Fair Play Policy
A note about 3rd party controllers/officially licensed
There are many officially licensed controllers for both the PS4 and XB1. Officially licensed is another term for 3rd party controller. Most of these controllers are not built with the same quality/sensitivity as the PS4 or XB1 official controller. An officially licensed or 3rd party controller may look like a regular controller but may not pass our Fair Play metrics analysis. Please be aware of this when claiming your controller is an Official XB1 or PS4 controller - it may not be.
Also, please note we have yet to see a controller manufactured by Power A, Hori, or Logitech pass our Fair Play metrics. If your controller is manufactured by either of these manufacturers, it is highly unlikely that your scores will be accepted.
A note for mouse users
TGC Tours strongly recommends the use of a Microsoft-manufactured XB1 controller for use on PC. You may only use a mouse if you can make that mouse operate with the same difficulty that one would face when using an XB1 controller. This often means increasing the mouse sensitivity via DPI settings to facilitate a longer hand movement to create the swing.
If your scores are not accepted due to our Fair Play policy, please create a thread in our Fair Play Assistance forum and include your mouse or controller make and model number. Please note that we do not offer support for Fair Play issues via email or support ticket. Please use the private forum.
No Cheating Accusations
All public cheating accusations will result in temporary forum bans. The majority of users removed from the leaderboards via our Fair Play policy are not cheating - just using devices with forgiving settings/deadzones that make it unfair to compete against stock controller users - usually unknowingly. Any concerns should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acceptable Shots on the Greens
Putter must be used on the green unless your putting line is obstructed by fringe/rough/bunker or your putt is longer than 100 feet, in which case use of a putter is not mandatory.
Putting line Definition: The "putting line" is the line that the player wishes his ball to take after a stroke on the putting green. Except with respect to Rule 16-1e, the line of putt includes a reasonable distance on either side of the intended line. The line of putt does not extend beyond the hole.
Violations of this policy will result in event disqualification.
Policing of this issue will be the responsibility of tour members. If you see a ghost ball chipping on the green and it is obvious they are breaking the above rule, record a video and submit it to us at email@example.com (not on the forums!).
The video must be from the perspective of the ghost ball - you can do this by selecting Watch Replay and pick the ghost ball that is chipping on the greens. We must have a clear view of the infraction as well as the user's gamertag.
TGC Tours will have the final say on all cases.
Member Behavior Expectations
a. Mutual Respect Among Members. TGC Tours strives to preserve and protect the centuries-old notion of golf as a game where sportsmanship and self-respect are the pillars upon which all the rules of the game are built. TGC Tours expects from all of its Officials, Staff, Members and Designers that only sportsmanlike and courteous interactions will take place on the course, in the forums, when reviewing courses, and elsewhere.
b. General. No malicious, derogatory, degrading, racist, sexist, homophobic, offensive, harassing, or otherwise hostile comments will be tolerated by TGC Tours. Failure to follow this rule will be punished by immediate suspension of the Member's account. Repeat offenders will be permanently banned from TGC Tours. A serious or aggravated first-time offense may result in an immediate, permanent ban, without notice to the offender. Please report all issues of this type to firstname.lastname@example.org.