USGA rules will apply unless otherwise noted. Please review and follow proper golf etiquette when competing.
The ball will be played up everywhere except for in a hazard unless conditions allow otherwise.
There will be a 10 shot pickup rule. For ages 11 and under, after 8 shots they will pick up the ball and place it a flagstick away from the hole and are allowed no more than 2 putts. Maximum score will be 10 shots per hole. For ages 12 and up, the golfer will simply pick up their ball after 10 shots.
Do NOT practice on the course the day of the tournament. You may practice on the practice green. If there isn’t one, ask what area has been designated for this purpose.
Have your own equipment. Don’t use other player’s equipment during tournament play as this will mean disqualification (USGA rules). Rangefinders are allowed during play. Cell phones and GPS watches are not allowed.
Each group will have a scorer if possible; older groups may be allowed to keep their own score if necessary. If any spectator follows they must adhere to the spectator guidelines on the sheet provided. Scorers will also receive an instruction sheet prior to starting the round. Scorers must count each attempt at the ball.
Medals are awarded to the top 3 golfers in each division at each open tournament. In case of a tie, a playoff will determine the medalist. If one of the tying golfers has left the course, the medal will be awarded to the golfer who is on site. All golfers placing in the top 3 at an open tournament (including ties) will qualify for the championship tournament. All qualifying golfers must register for the championship tournament before the deadline if they wish to participate.
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You must be 7 years old by January 1st to medal in the Divisional Championship. Age Divisions are determined by the golfer’s age as of January 1st.
Golfers may choose to play in an older age division but will be competing for medals in the older division. You must qualify for the postseason championship in your correct age division.
Players who are not present at their designated tee time will receive a score of 10 on each hole that they are not present for.
A tournament card is $10.00 and you must show it at every tournament (a replacement card is $2.00), these may be purchased at the tournament site. ONLY OFFICIAL NWKS JUNIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION CARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR TOURNAMENT ENTRY.
Your club is responsible for seeing to it that each golfer has a rules sheet. Please have one with you at all tournaments.
Please do not wear inappropriate T-shirts or sloppy shorts. You are representing yourself, your town, your club, and the sport of golf.
You must walk. No caddies. You must carry your own clubs, however, pull carts are permitted.
No tobacco, no foul language, no throwing clubs, and no cheating on score. Any one of these will result in disqualification.
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