Rules, Ethics, Dress And Conduct Code
As we prepare to enter another season of the Junior Tour (formerly Top Flight Junior Tour) we would like to welcome all players.
As a committee, we have laid out some rules to make this tour successful. The responsibility is on you to make yourself aware of what is expected as a participant of this tour. We would like to make it very clear that no player will be given preferred treatment for starting times, dress, rules, or conduct. That famous excuse," I didn't know!", will not excuse you from the rules we have laid out for this tour.
To each and every one of you we wish the best of luck in your effort to capture the Junior Tour Championship.
Starting times for each week will be prearranged.
For your starting times, check the website:
www.TeeItUpJuniorGolf.com or www.ianleggattjrtour.ca
Arrive at the course 30 minutes ahead of time for registration.
The last three weeks will be done using the 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 draw system.
Shirts: Current year Tour shirts MUST be worn and tucked in at all times
Pants: No blue jeans. Dress pants, dress shorts and golf slacks are acceptable. Females may wear shorts (Bermuda style shorts with a minimum 5" inseam).
Shoes: Golf soft spikes or running shoes only.
Hats: Worn with brim forward at all times .
NO PROFANITY: We all know how frustrating golf can be. However, any reported act of excessive profanity will be looked into and immediate action taken.
NO CLUB THROWING: Not only does this show poor sportsmanship, it is outright dangerous and will not be tolerated.
NO WILFUL DAMAGE We are all guests of these fine clubs and must be welcomed back if this tour is to continue to grow and develop. Any breach in this area will draw the most serious disciplinary action.
SLOW PLAY: If a hole is open, you must close the gap within the next hole. If you can't maintain your position, allow the following group to play through or be subject to a 2 stroke penalty.
INFORMATION: Any questions you have regarding the tour should be directed to the website. Your tee times will be available there. Do not call the host club as they may or may not have your times available.
We hope this will never have to be used throughout the entire tour. However, you must realize we will not accept anything less than 100% proper conduct on this tour. For those who do not adhere to the rules and code of ethics as set out by the tour, the following consequences will result:
1. Withdrawing during a round without just cause .
2. No show for tournament without informing the committee .
3. Conduct or language likely to injure the reputation of the Junior Tour.
4. Repeated slow play. .
5. Removing ball from hole with club.
6. Throwing a club.
7. Aiding a fellow competitor.
8. Wilful damage to the course or clubhouse.
9. Failure to follow dress code.
10. Suspension from tour will disallow participant from playing on the tour in the years to follow.
DEMERIT POINTS for ALL Rules Infractions
First time; -10 points
Second time -20 points
Third time will result in an automatic suspension.
UNDER SEVERE CONDUCT PROBLEMS, THE COMMITTEE WILL DECIDE THE DISCIPLINARY ACTION TO BE TAKEN.
If you have any problems or questions contact one of the committee members.
THE POINTS SYSTEMS:
Associated with "THE JUNIOR GOLF TOUR"
1. The winner each week will be awarded 60 points: 2nd place will receive 59 points, 3rd place 58 points, 4th place 57 points, this system will be continued. Boys and Girls sections are separate.
2. In the event of ties:
(a) If a tie occurs in the first position, there will be a play off for the trophy only, points are divided.
(b) If a tie occurs in the other positions, the points are divided. (i.e. if three individuals are tied for ninth position, which would be 51 points, the numbers 51, 50, and 49 would be added together and divided by three, giving each player 50 points).
3. Your accumulated points each week will be added together. Obviously, the maximum number of points, which could be accumulated, is 360 (60 x 6 events). The standings will be listed weekly. We encourage you to look at them.
4. All prizes and awards will be presented at the closing banquet.
Please remember: The closing banquet and awards presentation will be held following the final stop on the tour. We will provide you with further details at a later date.
AIDING FELLOW COMPETITORS: We want to impress upon you the proper etiquette and rules of golf during this tour. However, should you overlook a serious breach of either etiquette or rules, you too will be subject to disciplinary action. Once a competitor has completed his/her round, he/she is not allowed to venture out onto the course to give information to fellow competitors .
NO SHOW: We understand that each and every one of you will have a busy schedule this summer.
VERY IMPORTANT AS FOLLOWS:
The tour is set up that five of your six scores will count; this will give you a chance to play in at least five of the six events. Conflicts between your schedule and the tour's cannot always be avoided; should a conflict arise which will cause you to miss an event, you are required to do just one thing, inform one of the committee members prior to the conflicting date. Any player missing TWO events without just cause will be suspended from further play. When a player is discharged from playing subsequent Tour events, the Tour will invite the player who was next closest to making the cut at the qualifier, and this player’s statistics from the Qualifier will be adjusted in the player’s regular season statistics.
Any player missing the final banquet, after saying they will attend; will be charged for their meal and will be expected to pay the Tour upon request without delay, Should they win a prize it will be forfeited back to the tour, You do not get an automatic exemption into next years tour.
If you are suspended you are ineligible for any future Junior Tour events.
CONDUCT: Some of the host clubs have areas where they request you "DO NOT ENTER". These areas are as stated OFF LIMITS.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES: Each course has requested cash sales for all food and drinks. That means no signing for food by chits except those who are members of the host club. For those who wish a snack after the front nine, remember, you must maintain your position.
LOCAL RULES: Will be available at the first tee at some of the tournament sites. Pin placement sheets will not be available.
RULE PROBLEMS: If in the event you have a rule problem on the course and no official is available, we draw your attention to rule #303 where you play two balls, the original, from where it lies, and the other from the relief position. At the completion of your round, see the scorer for the exact ruling.
PRACTICE ROUNDS: Are not included in the tour. It is possible to play any of the public courses if you wish to, as a green fee player.
CADDIES: Will not be allowed for any competitor. Parents and friends are not permitted to follow players on the course at ANY Junior Tour event including the Qualifier. Spectators will be asked to leave the course of play if found spectating.
DISTANCE FINDERS: Distance finders are not permitted and a player found using one during the course of play will be disqualified for the event at which they have attempted to use the distance finder.
LOCAL RULES AND RCGA RULES OF GOLF GOVERN PLAY ON THE Junior Golf Tour.
NOTE: All rulings and decisions by the committee will be final.
Don Tilma, Chairman: TeeItUpJuniorGolf@gmail.com