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POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Golfweek's Junior Tour is open to any junior golfer age 8-19*. Age divisions will be determined by the player’s birth year. For example, any player born in 1995 will compete in the 15-18 age division. Our age divisions are broken down as follows:
10 and Under
10 and Under
You may play up into an older division with approval from Tournament Director.
Multi-day Events: Cancelling for an event must happen more than 8 days prior to an event to receive a refund minus a $30 cancellation fee.
-A withdrawal within 8 to 14 days of the event will result in a 50% refund of the tournament fee.
-A withdrawal within 7 days of the event will result in a forfeit of the entire tournament fee.
If you need to withdraw from an event, please contact the Tour staff as soon as possible so we may add another player from the waitlist. Please contact us via email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Golfweek's Junior Tour members are accepted into events on a first come-first serve basis. If an event becomes oversubscribed we will form a waitlist. If spots become available, players will be moved to the active player roster based on their JGS ranking.
No Show/No Card:
If a player does not show up for an event and has not made contact with the GJT staff prior to the event, it will be recorded. The same procedure will be taken if a player does not turn in his/her scorecard at the end of a round. If either of these events occurs twice, the player will be suspended from future GJT events. If a player chooses to withdraw during a round, please be respectful and inform a GJT staff member. If a staff member is informed, it will not be recorded as a No Card.
Pace of Play Policy:
The pace of play at our events is very important to us. To alleviate pace of play issues, please keep in mind the amount of time allotted for each hole:
-par 5: 18 minutes
-par 4: 15 minutes
-par 3: 12 minutes
At the start of every event, the starter will announce the amount of time you are allotted to play the course. If the first group plays longer than the allotted time, they will be considered “out of position.” For all of the groups following to be considered “out of position” they will have failed in two ways. First, they will have taken longer than the allotted time to play and an entire hole open ahead of them. We will notify a group when they are out of position and will give them a chance to regain their position. If a ruling or ball search has delayed the group and caused them to become “out of position”, the group will be expected to regain its position within two holes. If they fail to regain their position, they will be subject to penalty.
Penalties for being “out of position”:
1st violation: verbal warning
2nd violation: 1 stroke penalty
3rd violation: 2 stroke penalty
Additional violations: disqualification
Once we have realized that a group is “out of position”, monitoring will occur by a Rules Official or other GJT Staff Member. Each player is expected to play a shot in no longer than 60 seconds for first player and 40 seconds for the rest. Timing will begin once the player has reached his/her ball, it’s his/her time to play and there are no distractions. Determining yardages is considered as part of your shot and will be included in the timing.
A tie for 1st place will be dealt with a by a sudden death playoff. Playoff holes will be decided by the committee prior to the event. Ties for any other place will be handled according to the scorecard playoff procedure.
Scorecard Playoff Procedure:
A winner will be decided by the lowest score on the last nine holes, (the last nine holes will be 10-18, even for a shotgun starting format). If a tie still exists after the last nine holes, then the winner will be decided by the last six holes. If a tie still exists, the winner will be decided by the last three holes. If a tie still exists, the winner will be decided by the last hole. If a tie still exists, the scorecard procedure will be applied to the first nine holes until a winner is decided.
Note: Our first priority is a sudden death playoff, but if for any reason, a sudden death playoff cannot occur, (inclement weather, course availability, etc) then we will resort to a scorecard playoff.
Tournament Registration & Tee-Times:
All tournament registration will take place online. Tournament registration for Golfweek's Junior Tour events will be accepted up until 10 days prior to the event. Tee times will be posted online a few days prior to the event. If a waitlist is necessary, an email will be sent if/when a player has been accepted into an event.
Stroke Limit Policy:
There is no stroke limit in the Golfweek's Junior Tour.
Cell Phone Policy:
Use of cell phones by players, parents or spectators will not be permitted at any time during tournament play. IPOD and MP3 Players are not permitted. Violation of this policy results in disqualification.
Players are not allowed to rent motorized carts. There may be shuttle services provided at some events and players will be notified at the start if this applies to an event they are participating in. Pull carts are allowed as long as they are in compliance with the host course’s policy. Parents/Spectators may rent carts, if the course allows. However, ONLY 2 carts will be permitted per group. Carts will be rented to parents/spectators on a 1st come 1st serve basis. If there are already 2 carts rented for your group, no other carts will be issued.
For the 10 and Under Divisions – We allow caddies for this division and you may rent a cart at your own expense for the caddy and player to ride together. No other family members can ride in the cart.
Measuring Devices/Range Finders:
Measuring devices and range finders are allowed in all Golfweek's Junior Tour events.
Players must be aware of Rule 14-3 in regard to the use of a distance-measuring device. This means that in accordance with the local rule allowing for the use of measuring devices, those devices may measure or gauge distance only. The use of a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect a player’s play (e.g. gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.) is not permitted regardless of whether such an additional function is used.
Only allowed in the 10 and Under Divisions. Caddy’s main job is top help with the pace of play for the younger players and to advice on shots. Please let the players play the game and avoid over-coaching. Reminder that there is a penalty if the caddy is standing behind the ball and player on line of shot during play. You must move to the side before the ball is struck.