1. Format and Venues
1.1 The OQM is a series of six (6) events:
Event 1 – Roma – June 17 & 18
Event 2 – Charleville – June 22 & 23
Event 3 – Longreach – June 29 & 30
Event 4 – Winton – July 13 & 14
Event 5 – Boulia – July 22 & 23
Event 6 – Mount Isa – July 26, 27 & 28
2. OQM Players
2.1 The OQM will have two (2) separate groups, which a player may enter based on whether they hold a Golf Australia Handicap:
Group 1: Players with a Golf Australia Handicap (GA HC Players) – If you are already questioning what this is, then it’s probably not you, so head down to Group 2.
Group 2: Players without a Golf Australia Handicap (Non-GA HC Players) – You are a person who enjoys golf on occasion and is not interested in competing in major amateur events or you simply have never tried to play golf before, then this will be your category.
2.2 Each OQM event will be played over two 9-hole rounds (18-holes total), with 9-holes being played on the first day of the event and 9-holes being played on the second day of the event.
2.3 A player may request to play with another player who may be in Group 1 or Group 2. Although all requests will be considered in some cases a request may not be possible. Please make such request at the time of registration.
2.4 In most circumstances Group 1 and Group 2 players will play with players from within their groups.
2.5 Acceptable country casual style with close toed shoes.
3. OQM Two Day Event Format
3.1 Group 1 – Individual event: The winners will be the players with the highest 18-hole stableford score over the two days in the various categories determined by the Championship Committee
3.2 Group 1 – Team event: The winners will be the team with highest combined two (2) 18-hole stableford scores in the various categories. Group 1 players may nominate their team when entering or will be placed in a team by random assortment by the Championship Committee.
3.3 Group 2 – The prize winners will be based on a combination of random draw and skill competitions in the various categories determined by the Championship Committee which will be published prior to each event based on the number of entries received.
4. OQM Series Championship Format – Group 1 (GA HC Players)
4.1 The player with the largest combined total point score of three (3) 18-hole stableford scores will win the OQM Series Championship. Players that record four (4) or more 18-hole stableford scores in the 2019 OQM will have their lowest 18-hole stableford score(s) removed based on the following number of events they play:
Four (4) events – 4 x 18-hole stableford scores recorded – Lowest 18-hole stableford score is dropped
Five (5) events – 5 x 18-hole stableford scores recorded – Two (2) lowest 18-hole stableford scores are dropped
Six (6) events – 6 x 18-hole stableford scores recorded – Three (3) lowest 18-hole stableford scores are dropped
5. OQM Series Prize Format – Group 2 (Non-GA HC Players)
5.1 The winner will be based on a random draw with player receiving one (1) entry into the draw once they have participated in three (3) OQM events. If a player participates in four (4) or more OQM events they will receive additional entries into draw based on the below:
Player plays in four (4) events – two (2) additional entries into major prize draw (total of (3) three entries)
Player plays in five (5) events – three (3) additional entries into major prize draw (total of (4) four entries)
Player plays in six (6) events – four (4) additional entries into major prize draw (total of (5) five entries)
6. Mount Isa Million Dollar Hole-In-One Challenge Eligibility
6.1 The Mount Isa event will take place over three days, players who are eligible for the Hole in one prize will play the front nine (9) at Mount Isa on Friday or Saturday (26 or 27 July) and then all eligible players will play the back nine (9) at Mount Isa on Sunday 28 July. On Sunday all eligible players will commence at the 10th Hole and finish at the 18th hole, the 18th hole will be the Million Dollar Hole-in-One hole. Based on this format some players will have a rest day on either Friday or Saturday
6.2 Both Group 1 and Group 2 players are eligible to have a chance to win the Million Dollar Hole-in-One Challenge prize if they have played in at least two other OQM events (not including Mount Isa) as listed in 1.1.
6.3 The $1,000,000.00 will be won by the first eligible player to have a Hole-in-One on the designated hole during the 2019 Mount Isa OQM Event.
6.4 Employees, or their immediate family members, of Golf Australia Limited, Golf Queensland, Tourism and Events Queensland, Weatherall Golf, Cre8ion and any other partners or sponsors of the event are not eligible.
6.5 Must be an amateur golf player who is able to prove their identity by presenting valid photo identification. Professional, ex-professional, college or university golf players are ineligible. The Promoter will determine compliance with this condition of entry in its absolute discretion.