Toledo Junior Golf Association

Player Policies

Below you will find the Player Policies of the Toledo Junior Golf Association.
It is the players and parents responsibility to review and understand all policies prior to competing in events.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

CANCELLATION POLICY

RAINOUT POLICY

LIGHTNING POLICY

TEE TIMES

ETIQUETTE

SPECTATOR POLICY

DRESS CODE

12- 13 AGE DIVISION EXEMPTION

RANGE FINDERS

SCORECARD CHECKING

TIES

RULES

THE COMMITTEE'S ROLE

 

 

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

As guests of the Clubs who are gracious enough to host TJGA events, players are expected to return that courtesy by conducting themselves at all times in an exemplary manner. Players should show proper consideration to Club members and personnel and proper regard for the Club's property and that of its members and personnel. Disorderly conduct and inappropriate behavior of any type will result in suspension from tournament play or other appropriate sanctions. In this spirit the Toledo Junior Golf Association expects participants in its events to observe all rules set forth in the Code of Conduct. Failure to observe any of these rules could result in disqualification from the present or future events and/or any other sanctions deemed appropriate by the Toledo Junior Golf Association.

1. Arrive at tournament locations and check in with the starter 20 minutes before your tee time.

2. Conduct yourself at all times like a true sportsman and do not engage in unsportsmanlike conduct. Acts of unsportsmanlike conduct include, but are not limited to the following examples:

  • Throwing clubs
  • Swearing
  • Damaging greens
  • Failing to replace divots on fairways, tees or greens
  • Failing to rake traps

3. You must play quickly enough to keep up with the group ahead of you and you should move along as rapidly as possible. You will be penalized for undue delay. (USGA Rule No. 37-7).

4. Each player must play his own game with his own skill and knowledge and may not give or receive advise. PARENTS AND FRIENDS PLEASE NOTE: Continual conversation with a player will be deemed to be the giving of advice to that player and could result in the disqualification of that player and/or the imposition of other penalties. In order to avoid infractions of this rule and to aid in promoting a climate of fair competition in all TJGA events, it is strongly recommended that you stay at least one-half hole in front of or behind the player whom you are following.

5. Show the patience and fortitude to complete even the worst of round and report your score and do not pick up or fail to turn in your scorecard. Unauthorized "pickups" will automatically suspend you from the next scheduled event. Your committee may authorize a "pick up" at any time for appropriate reasons.

6. Make certain that only one player is on the tee at one time.

7. In order to preserve the tees, do not put your golf bag on them or take unnecessary practice swings on them. Similarly, protect the greens by making sure that when you drop golf bags or flagsticks, both are off the green.

8. Develop the habit of confidence in your swing and eliminate the necessity of repeated practice swings. Remember, the repeated practice swings become a bad habit!

9. Carry or pull your own clubs. No caddies or electrical carts are permitted in any TJGA event.

10. Out of consideration of both yourself and others refrain from smoking at all times during and TJGA event.

11. Be considerate of your fellow competitors and play the game according to the rules.

12. Any participant failing to turn in a score card will be subjected to a 2 week suspension in all TJGA events.

13. TJGA Dress Code! No jeans, shirts must have collars, baseball hats worn correctly.

14. Please no cell phones in bags.

CANCELLATION POLICY

For cancellation, please contact us. We offer tour credit that can be applied to future tournaments.  Please take note that there is a $5.00 fee for cancellation. The fee covers our credit card fees.

RAINOUT POLICY

We do not usually cancel unless forced by weather. In case of cancellation, we will attempt to rescheduled the event. Tif unable to reschedule, player will get a full refund.

LIGHTNING POLICY

THIRTY-MINUTE RULE – Competition or shall be suspended once lightning has been recognized or thunder is heard. All competitors are asked to immediately find shelter. It is required to wait 30 minutes after the last flash of lightning is witnessed or thunder is heard prior to resuming competition. Any subsequent lightning or thunder after the beginning of the 30-minute count shall reset the clock, and another count shall begin.

TEE TIMES

Please be early to your tee time. We would suggest checking in at least 20 minutes before your time.

ETIQUETTE

Please remember your golf course etiquette at all times. We are very fortunate to play some of the best courses in the area. Please take care of them.

SPECTATOR POLICY

Spectators are welcome at TJGA events, however individual venues have overriding authority on this issue. The host venue has the final say.

The ability to rent carts and the cost of the cart is up to the host site.

Spectators must register with the TJGA staff located at the venue. Spectators must be 18 years old unless accompanied by an adult. Such adult assumes full responsibility for minors accompanying them.

Spectator Rules:

  • Stay 50 yards ahead of your group.
  • Do not stand in fairway, on tee boxes or greens.
  • Please be aware of other groups on the course.
  • Practice proper etiquette.
  • If a spectator comes into contact with a contestant or in any way communicates with a contestant, they will be asked to leave the course immediately and the contestant will be disqualified.

It is the responsibility of the contestant to educate spectators on the rules governing their presence prior to the spectator arriving at the course.

TJGA reserves the right to refuse admittance to any event.

Keeping in mind the above policy, please keep your conversation with the players to words of encouragement as long as advice is not given. Spectators are allowed to carry medicines, umbrella, drinks, etc.

Spectators are allowed to follow errant shots and help identify where the ball comes to rest. Spectators are allowed to aid in the search for lost golf balls.

DRESS CODE

Boys- Collared or mock shirt (host club permitting) tucked in with appropriate shorts or casual pants.

Girls- Appropriate shirts, no bare midriffs and shorts to mid thigh or casual pants.

No jeans, short shorts or bare midriffs. Baseball hats must be worn correctly.

12- 13 AGE DIVISION EXEMPTION

The winner of a 12-13 (boys and girls) division tournament earns the option of moving up to the 14-15 division to compete for the remainder of the season.

It is an option to move up. They choose which tournament to move up to and which to remain down, They are asked to contact the TJGA prior that particular tournament deadline so that arrangements and tee times can appropriately be made.

This exemption applies only to the 12-13 year old division.

When competing in the 14-15 division they are eligible to earn points for Player of the Year Awards.

This does not include the TDGA Match Play Event.

RANGE FINDERS

Range finders will be permitted for use during participation in our tournaments. Players are strongly encouraged to share the range finders within their group.

SCORECARD CHECKING

Each player reads his/her scorecard to their fellow competitors and verifies the score. Players must sign their scorecard and be certain their scorer also signs the scorecard. After the scorecard is verified and signed, the player must hand the card to the official in the scoring area. Once the player has left the scoring area, the card cannot be changed or altered.

TIES

Regular season event ties for medals will be determined by sudden death playoffs (providing there is room on the course) or done on scorecards under special circumstances (starting on the #1 handicap hole).

RULES

USGA Rules will govern play except as modified by local rules. (If necessary there will be a notice to competitors at each site.) The decisions of the Rules Committee at each site will be final.

THE COMMITTEE'S ROLE

The committee has the right to revoke, change or alter any rule or regulation that it feels is in the best interest of the Tour. If you have a grievance, it must be submitted in writing to the Toledo Junior Golf Association, which will submit it to the policy board for review. The policy board will make a decision in writing within one (1) week of receiving the grievance.