Junior Tour Policies

You are responsible for knowing these policies.

Eligibility


Participants must be between the ages of 7 and 18, have a current GCGA Handicap Index, and be a current member of the 1905 Junior Tour. A Junior’s age will be based on the final day of the season (July 31). This date will determine which age division they play in. Juniors can’t switch age divisions in the course of the season.

Note: Juniors who reach their 19th birthday during the season can still play on the 1905 Junior Tour provided they play in at least one event in a season at the age of 18.


Handicap Index


An active Handicap Index from a GCGA member facility/club is required for all juniors in order to play on the 1905 Junior Tour. If you do not have an active Handicap Index and are a member of a GCGA private club, please contact your golf professional to activate. You can also sign up online for a GHIN Number (click here) or visit a local GCGA public facility.

Membership & Tournament Entry Fees


A current 1905 Junior Tour membership is required to play. The fee is $75 per year, and membership fees are non-refundable.

The fee for one-day events is $40 to $50 ($20 to $25 for 7-12 age divisions).

The fee for two day events is $90 to $100 ($45 to $50 for 7-12 age divisions).


Tour Divisions


A Junior’s age will be based on the final day of the season (July 31). This date will determine which age division they play in. Juniors can’t switch age divisions in the course of the season.

Note: Juniors who reach their 19th birthday during the season can still play on the 1905 Junior Tour provided they play in at least one event in a season at the age of 18.

The tour will be broken into the following divisions:

Boys Division

Boys must have an active Handicap Index at a GCGA member facility/club.
There are four divisions 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, & 16-18

  • 13-15, 16-18 Divisions: 18-Holes per Day
  • 7-12 division: 9-Holes per Day

Girls Division

Girls must have an active Handicap Index at a GCGA member facility/club.
There are three divisions 7-9, 10-12, & 13-18.

  • 13-18 Divisions: 18-Holes per Day
  • 7-12 Divisions: 9-Holes per Day

Entry Procedures


Tournaments are filled in the order which entries are received. Default entry deadline is one week before event (subject to change).

Rules of Play


Play is governed by the current USGA Rules of Golf, the current GCGA Local Rules & Terms of the Competition Card, and the Notice to Players and any Local Rules Addendums distributed at each site. Some key rule principles that apply to all divisions are listed below.

  • Participants must walk and carry their own equipment.
  • Caddies are NOT permitted for the 13-18 age divisions. Caddies are permitted for the 7-12 age divisions.
  • Participants must exchange scorecards with other players in their group, and mark scores for that player throughout the round.
  • Pull carts are permitted unless prohibited by the host facility.
  • When the round has ended, the player should carefully check the hole scores entered by the marker and raise any issues with the Committee, must make sure that the marker certifies the hole scores on the scorecard, must not change a hole score entered by the marker except with the marker’s agreement or the Committee’s approval, and must certify the hole scores on the scorecard and promptly return it to the Committee, after which the player must not change the scorecard.

Distance Measuring Devices are permitted for junior tour events.

Withdraws & Refunds


A player is required to immediately notify the GCGA if they need to withdraw from a competition either online or by phone. Failure to notify the GCGA may result in disciplinary actions, which may include a suspension from future GCGA competitions. A proper withdrawal is required for a refund to be granted. There are no refunds for memberships.

All refunds will be charged a $5 processing fee unless circumstances warrant an exception.

Scenario 1

Withdrawal before the entry deadline of one week before event will receive a full refund minus a $5 processing fee.

Scenario 2

Withdraws made after the deadline, a substitute can be inserted into that spot. Refund amount is the entry fee minus a $5 processing fee.

Scenario 3

Withdraws made after the deadline, no substitute available. No refund.

Event Cancellation


The GCGA reserves the right to cancel an event in the case of inclement weather or other incidents. If weather is threatening, a player should check the status of an event by checking the website and/or their email. If the event is cancelled, the GCGA will make every effort to reschedule the event and entry fees will be credited toward the rescheduled event. All 1905 Junior Tour tournaments are considered two nine hole stipulated rounds in case of inclement we reserve the right to shorten the events to nine hole tournaments. Any player that hasn’t finished the entire 18 holes will be refunded half of their entry fee.

Onsite Check-in Policy


Starting times will be posted on the GCGA website prior to the event, and an email will be sent to all contestants. There will be a registration table to provide general information, but you are not required to check in. All players are to arrive at the tee 10 minutes prior to their tee time ready to play.

No-Shows & No-Cards


If a player does not participate in an event he/she is registered for and does not properly withdraw from the event, they are considered a No-Show. If a player fails to return his/her scorecard following the round, he/she will be disqualified from the event and are considered a No-Card. A player who No-Shows or No-Cards shall be contacted and given notice. A player who No-Shows and/or No-Cards twice shall have his/her playing privileges suspended for the remainder of the season.

Spectator Policy


The GCGA encourages spectators and parents to attend 1905 Junior Tour events. Spectators are expected to conduct themselves appropriately at all times. The GCGA reserves the right to suspend and/or ban any spectator from events. Failure to comply with the following regulations may result in the immediate removal from the host facility and/or suspension of playing privileges for the junior member. Spectators must check in at the starting/registration table to receive a spectator badge. Spectators shall not give advice to players during the round. Spectators may carry player’s umbrella, apparel, or food but no equipment. Spectators may help players search for golf balls. Spectator must not get involved with rulings unless asked by a member of the Committee. Spectators must remain on the cart path and 30 yards away from players at all times, except when searching for a golf ball in which case they are not allowed to communicate with a player. Any verbal and non-verbal contact could be construed as giving advice (Rule 10.2a). Conversations with players are not permitted.

Spectator Cart Policy


Rental carts are at the discretion of the host facility at a price determined solely by the host facility. Spectator carts must stay on cart path at all times.

Code of Conduct


The GCGA takes great pride in the quality of its programs, players, and host facilities. All members are expected to adhere to a Code of Conduct, which requires participants to grow and mature by understanding and accepting the consequences of their actions. Violations of the Code of Conduct include but are not limited to: Abusive language, club throwing, cheating, disrespect of tournament officials or host facility staff, abuse of the golf course (including failure to repair divots and ball marks), use of any type of tobacco products, drugs, or alcohol. Proper attire is part of the Code of Conduct, and required at all times. The following guidelines describe acceptable attire, unless stricter rules are required by a host facility.

  • Blue jeans, designer jeans, t-shirts, and tank tops are prohibited.
  • Shorts must be mid-thigh length.
  • Golf shirts with a collar are required (except girls) and must be tucked in.
  • Hats must be worn with the bill forward.
  • Clothing referring to profanity, alcohol, tobacco, or sexual material is prohibited.

The GCGA may assess any or all of the following penalties based on the severity of the violation. Two-stroke penalty, disqualification from the event where the violation occurs.

Player of the Year Points


Each division has separate season-long standings based on points earned at each event. The purpose of the 1905 Junior Tour Standings is to award members points for their participation & play in 1905 Junior Tour events.


Place

One-Day Event

Two-Day Event

1

110

220

2

90

180

3

80

160

4

70

140

5

60

120

6

50

100

7

40

80

8

30

60

9

20

40

10

10

20

GCGA Local Rules/Terms of the Competition (Hard Card)


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GCGA Pace of Play Policy


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