Click the Register button on the top right of this site. Fill in the Sign Up form completing all fields.
Your steamID is your steam profile URL. This is very important as your steamID is used to setup the API, allowing the live automatic scoring, stats and tournament play here at OGT.
Once you have submitted the form, a Tour Admin will create your account, and add you to your desired Tour. You will then be contacted via email with further instructions. Please ensure a valid and current email address is provided to ensure a quick and trouble free registration process.
If you have previously played on the simulator tours at onlinegolftour.net, please post so in the comments section.I am/was registered at onlinegolftour.net, do I need to re register here?
Yes, while this site is still run and maintained by the same people that brought you onlinegolftour.net, this site is a separate entity in terms of registration, and is solely for simulator hardware users, and simulator golf. If you have previously played on the simulator tours at onlinegolftour.net, please post so in the comments section when registering for this site.Will my previous profile be carried over to this new site?
If you played on the previous simulation site (onlinegolftour.net), your previous tournaments and stats will not be carried over at this time.
The JNPG Simulator Tour, or any tour created here, is a virtual online golf tour where players, using approved launch monitor hardware, can play a full season of weekly tournament and challenges against other live players.
Here are some bullet points of information on our handicap system, in no particular order. This only applies to the NET category of our events. The GROSS categories are played at 0 handicap for all.
Here are some bullet points of information on how our World Golf Ranking system functions, in no particular order.
For each tournament round played the player is scored both gross (no handicap), and net(tour handicap applied), simultaneously.
So for each round played a player will have a gross score (ie one with 0 handicap applied) ,shown on the gross leaderboard, and a net score (ie gross score minus tour handicap), shown on the net leaderboard.
Players are able to switch between the 2 leaderboards to see where they stand on each. At the end of the tournament, players will receive gross points, based on their final gross position, that contribute to the overall gross standings, and net points based on their final net position, contributing to the overall net standings.
In the event of a tie, either gross or net, the winner or the tournament is decided by a scorecard countback system. No playoff holes are required.
The last round’s scorecard will be used, starting with the back 9. For Net ties each player's handicaps will be halved, then applied to the their back 9 totals. The player with the lowest handicapped total is the winner. If a single winner still can not be determined, the last round front 9's will be used, after applying their halved handicaps. If needs be, the same process will continue with the previous round’s scorecard until a single winner can be determined.
For Gross ties the same process is applied, although is done purely on gross scores.
The Tour is played using the Fedex Playoffs system. At the end of the regular season there will be 4 playoff events which will crown a season champion at its conclusion.
The Challenge Leaderboard leader at the end of the season will be crowned the Challenge Champion
The player who has earned the most virtual prize money will win the Top Money Earner title at season’s end.
When first joining the Tour, new players must first complete a minimum of 8 rounds before they can establish a Tour handicap.
Until these rounds have been completed a player is placed in Q School, and will have a handicap set to -10, and a Q annotation next to their name on any tournament leaderboards. This basically eliminates new players from winning the NET cateogory of a tournament while in Q School, they can however win the GROSS category. They are also ineligible to win any Fedex points or prize money while under Q School Restrictions.
In order to allow players to complete these 8 rounds more quickly there are 4 Q School Qualifier tournaments that are available as soon as players are accepted onto the Tour. Players can complete these tournaments in any order, and are also free to play Full Tour Events, and Exhibition events, even while in Q School, although they will be subject to the handicap limits and Q School Restrictions as detailed above.
To play a Simulator Tour round a player must first be registered on Tour.
Once signed up a player is free to register for any tournaments that are available. A full list of tournaments can be found on the site under Tours - Tournament Schedule.
To register for a tournament simply click the "tick" icon in the links section next to the desired event and then click Register in the popup window. A warning message will popup if the selected tournament is not yet open for registration or if any other restrictions apply.
Once registered, to play the tournament simply open JNPG, and then navigate to Tournaments - Private. All of your registered tournaments and challenges will be shown. Click Play on the desired tournament and the tournament round will load.
All game settings such as course, tees, green speed, weather wind etc are all centrally set so all players are playing identical settings.
The Tour consists of Regular Events, Major Events, Exhibition Events, Closest to the (CTP) Challenge Events and Long Drive Challenge (LDC) Events.
Regular Events are Tour events where players compete for Fedex points and virtual prize money.
Major Events are similar to real life golf Majors, in that they count for more Fedex points and virtual prize money and are the more prestigious events on the Tournament Schedule.
Exhibition Events are for Sim golfers looking to play more rounds per week and are played only for virtual prize money and bragging rights
CTP and LDC challenge events are scored separately to the main tour and have their own standings with players competing for Challenge Points shown on the Challenge Leaderboard.
This season we will crown a Challenge Tour Champion. To do so we've implemented a Challenge season points standings. Here are how points are distributed:*Win a challenge event (CTP or Long Drive) and receive 150 pts. *Any subsequent player will receive 10 points less than the previous. *If the challenge is a CTP, the players who win the individual holes will receive 25 pts per hole won. *If the challenge is a CTP, any Hole in one will earn 100 pts.