Junior Event Rules
Pace of Play:
- The JTI requirement is to play Ready Golf and is expected of all players the entire round:
- Each player must play without undue delay, which is defined as taking no more than 45 seconds to play a shot. Players who are first to play from a given area (tee, fairway, green, etc.) will have 10 extra seconds to play their shot. Caddies are asked to please refrain from over-coaching the player. It is the caddie’s duty to help the player hit each shot without undue delay.
Time of Starting/Late to Tee:
The final round for all events will consist of two stipulated rounds. Nine-hole competitors will play one 5-hole and one 4-hole stipulated round, and 18-hole competitors will play two 9-hole stipulated rounds. If a flight has split tees and the final round is reduced, the flight will be split into A and B flights. Only the A flight players will be eligible to win the championship.
Pull carts are allowed for use unless prohibited by the golf course.
Code of Conduct:
Violations include abusive language, club throwing, cheating, disrespect of volunteers or officials, abuse to the golf course or the facilities, littering, or any other conduct unbecoming of a player. JTI reserves the right to dismiss any player, caddie or spectator at any time for any reason during the event. Repeated violations may lead to rejection of future entries.
Only acceptable golf attire is permitted. Players and caddies are prohibited from wearing shoes with metal spikes, short shorts, swimwear, denim of any kind, t-shirts, or tank tops. Shirts must be tucked in at all times. Those not appropriately attired will not be permitted to participate.
Tobacco and Alcohol:
Use of tobacco or alcohol is not permitted during the event. First offense: Warning; Second offense: Disqualification
Distance Measuring Devices:
Distance Measuring Devices, that measure or gauge distance only, are permitted in accordance with Decision 14-3/0.5. Penalty for breach of rule: Disqualification.
Cell phones, headphones, cameras, and the like may not be used during play. You may use a cell phone to call for medical help at any time during the event. First offense: Warning; Second offense: Disqualification.
Ties for 1st place will be broken with a sudden death playoff. Playoff holes will be decided by the committee. If weather or darkness prevents completion of a sudden-death playoff, the winner will be decided by a scorecard playoff.
Scorecard Playoff Procedure:
- All ties for 18-hole players will be determined on the basis of the best score on the last nine holes. If the tying players have the same score for the last nine, determine the winner on the basis of the last six holes, last three holes and finally the 18th hole.
- All ties for 9-hole players will be determined on the basis of the best score on the last six holes, last three holes and finally the 9th hole.
- If the players are still tied using the above method, continue backwards from the last hole until a winner is determined
- If the competition has a multiple tee start for 18-hole players, it is recommended that the “last nine holes, last six holes, etc.” is considered to be holes 10-18, 13-18, etc
Did Not Start, No Show, Withdrawal, No Card, and Disqualification Policies:
- Did Not Start – Not submitted for rankings (DNS):
- If a player does not hit the first shot of the tournament for any reason, the player will be removed from the leaderboard and not submitted for any rankings.
- No Show – Submitted for Rankings (NS):
- If a player begins a tournament and completes one or more rounds, signs a scorecard, and does not show up for a subsequent tee time without contacting an official, it will be recorded as a No Show (NS) and all official round scores for the event will be submitted for rankings
- Withdrawal – Submitted for Rankings (WD):
- If a player begins a tournament and completes one or more rounds, signs a scorecard, and notifies an official they will not be going on, it will be recorded as a Withdrawal (WD) and all official round scores for the event will be submitted for rankings
- No Card – Submitted for Rankings (NC):
- If a player begins a tournament round and fails to turn in a signed scorecard for a completed round, it will be recorded as a No Card (NC). All official round scores for the event will be submitted for the rankings
- Disqualification – Submitted for Rankings (DQ):
- If a player tees it up and commits a USGA Rules infraction during the course of play or unintentionally fails to sign a scorecard before leaving the scoring area it will be recorded as a Disqualification (DQ) and all official round scores will be submitted for the rankings
Withdrawal Procedure Before an Event Begins:
- If you need to withdraw from an event, please email the Tour staff as soon as possible to avoid fees and so we may add another player from the waitlist.
- All withdrawals MUST be done via email for recordkeeping purposes. Please contact us via email, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Withdrawals will NOT be accepted over the phone or text.
- In the body of the email, make sure to include the player’s full name and age division. Once this has been received by the staff, you will receive an email confirming your withdrawal.
- Withdrawals received 6 days or more before an event will receive a refund with a $50 fee.
- Withdrawals received between 3 – 5 days before the event will receive a 50% refund.
- Any withdrawals received inside 2 days of the event will not receive a refund
- *11:59 pm is used as the cutoff time for a day in regard to this policy*