Gypsy Tours International is a new concept in amateur golf, which allows
the average recreational golfer to imagine what it would be like to play
on a professional tour. Once a local chapter has been formed, the touring
field will play a series of 7-9 courses, all within their local area. The
tournament schedule is up to each individual chapter. For
example, the Finger Lakes Chapter (shown at right) plays one week on a
and then plays again 2 weeks later on a Sunday afternoon. This schedule
allows the players to only miss one half day a month from work, and one
half day of a weekend from the family (it keeps the peace…). How
you run your chapter’s schedule is entirely up to you and your members.
Each rookie golfer is handicapped at the beginning of the season. At each
TOUR stop each individual golfer plays for themselves. Following the tournament,
net scores are used to determine the winners. The top 6 finishing positions
will earn TOUR points. At the end of the TOUR season the top 6 points leaders
will advance to the CHAPTER CHAMPIONSHIP. Handicaps are adjusted twice
during the year according to each golfers performance on TOUR, thus allowing
each golfer to be able to compete head to head, regardless of handicap.
In addition to being able to qualify for the Chapter Championship by points,
each season 2 courses will be deemed as Majors. The winner of each Major
will automatically advance to the Chapter Championship.
At the end of each TOUR season, each Chapter will hold own CHAPTER CHAMPIONSHIP.
As stated the qualifiers will be: 1) the top 6 points leaders and 2) the
winners of the two Majors. The winner of the two-day tournament shall be
deemed the CHAPTER CHAMPION and will qualify to enter the GTI
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, which will be held at one of the nation’s leading golf
resorts each October.