TOURNAMENT POLICIES

Know what to expect to have the best time possible!

Specific rules and guidelines insure a great time on the golf course.
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Age Divisions & Yardages

Boys and girls between the ages of 10-19 are eligible for PJRGT tournaments. Players who have started college are not eligible, regardless of age.

2016 age divisions and approximate yardages

Boys 15-19   6,400-6,800 yards

Boys 13-14   5,200-5,700 yards

Boys 12 and under    4,500-5,200 yards

Girls 15-19    5,200-5,700 yards

Girls 13-14    5,200-5,700 yards

Girls 12 and under    4,500-5,200 yards

*In the event the Boys & Girls 12 and Under divisions have 1 player in the field, that player will be paired with players in another division but still play from the 12 & Under tees.
Yardages are approximate.

**PJrGT has the right to adjust tournament yardages at any time based on weather & course conditions.

Pace of Play Policy

A five hour round (or longer) is no fun!
The PJRGT has set a pace of play goal at 4 hours and 15 minutes.

 

Our player guidelines:
• Play ready golf from the green to the tee.
• Walk ahead – after you finish the hole walk to the next tee, and tee off when ready, It does not have to be your honor.
• Putt out when possible – don’t rush, just finish!
• Play a provisional ball when in doubt about OB or a lost ball.
• Know the rules. (do you know the proper procedures to drop off a cart path?)
• Play a provisional ball if in doubt about a ruling. Remember to declare your preferred ball to your opponents.

 

Time checkpoints are set on the course. Our rules officials have check points for time and will keep you updated. You are out of position if the group in front of you is a hole ahead. On a par 5, 2 groups should be on the hole. If you fall behind you will receive a warning and a yellow card. You are required to get back in position. Once you are back in position you receive a green card.

Caddy & Spectator Policy

CADDIES

The PJRGT allows caddies for all events. Golfers are encouraged to play without a caddy. Caddies may NOT assist on the greens. Caddies are to move to the side of the green closest to the next tee.
Coaching and caddying do not go together. Carrying and managing clubs are a caddy’s primary job. Words of encouragement are the best advice.

 

RANGE FINDERS

The PJRGT allows range finders for distance only.

 

PULL CARTS
Pull carts are allowed and ENCOURAGED.

 

SPECTATORS
• Are not allowed on  the course. Stay on the cart paths or in the rough.
• Are not allowed to interact with players during the round.
• Are asked to be one shot ahead of the group.
• May assist in locating a lost ball until such time as a player declares it lost.
• No cell phones — use for live scoring only.
• May hand off beverages or snacks during the round.
• May say “Nice Shot!”

Scoring Procedures on the Course

Each player is an official “Marker” for a fellow competitor in their group.

 

The role of the Marker is to protect the field and the integrity of the competition by making sure the Player follows all rules of play, applies all penalties correctly and scores ACCURATELY.

 

If a question arises during a hole make sure player and marker communicate.

 

After putting out, verify your scores while walking to the next tee. Have scores agreed to before leaving the next tee.

 

Always confirm the score, remember it is your job as the Marker to keep track of your players score.

 

After the round, proceed to the scoring table to verify scores, resolve any rules questions and sign the cards.

 

If a score cannot be resolved by the group; please ask for assistance from the official at the scoring table.

Refunds & Withdrawl Procedures

Withdrawals

If you need to withdraw before a tournament begins, you must notify the PJRGT immediately. Texts, emails only please phone calls are not accepted. We will contact any players on the wait list, modify tee times and groups as needed and inform the players. The Tournament Director will confirm your withdrawal as a WD.

 

If you are unable to continue after day one you will receive a NS score for the day 2 score. Don’t be the golfer who comes down with the “92 FLU.” If you want the NS to be a WD you will need to provide support to the tournament director.

 

Refunds

Prior to 14 days of the tournament – Refunds are issued less a $25 processing fee.

Between 7-14 days of the tournament: Refunds are issued less a $50 processing fee.

Between 0-7 days of the tournament: No refunds are issued.

You may transfer your entry fee to another tournament if done prior to 14 days before the tournament.

 

Weather Cancellations
We will make every effort to play the tournament. Rain and wind are character builders! If the course becomes unplayable or unsafe, play will discontinue. The Director will sound and air signaling stoppage of play.

The event may shorten to a nine hole round on that day. Refunds are not granted for cancellations due to weather once the event is underway. If the event is cancelled prior to beginning, the entry fee is credited to a future event.