What Is the Membership Fee to Join the Tour?
- TJGT Full-Season Basic Membership: $199 (Sept 1st, 2015 – Aug 31st, 2016)
- TJGT Full-Season Expanded Membership: $299 (Sept 1st, 2015 – Aug 31st, 2016)
- TJGT Mid-Season Basic Membership: $99 (March 1, 2016 – Aug 31st, 2016)
- TJGT Mid-Season Expanded Membership: $199 (March 1, 2016 – Aug 31st, 2016)
NOTE: A $2.50 internet processing fee will be charged to your credit card per each transaction made. This will apply to membership and tournament fees.
NOTE: A $2.50 internet processing fee will be charged to your credit card per each transaction made. This will apply to membership and tournament fees.
Why Multiple levels of membership?
TJGT is offering different levels of membership to bring greater value to our members. The Expanded Membership is the Elite/Premium membership that will contain the best overall value for the entire year. Different levels of membership help bring greater value to families’ budgets and scheduling conflicts. Each level maximizes the experience for those families/players that chose to play full time or part time.
Can I join either one?
Yes, when you register, there is an overview of all memberships as well as a detailed description of each level of memberships. You will be asked in the membership registration process to select which level you want to join. You may also look under the membership icon drop-down under Tour Information for the description of all levels of memberships.
Can I purchase Expanded Membership option after I have already signed up for the Basic Membership?
YES, however the stand-alone Expanded Membership price is $249. This is an addition to the Basic Membership. So take advantage of the EM savings at the time of sign up.
What is the HighSchoolGolfScoreboard?
It is a website that posts high school golf results and creates rankings for teams and individuals with Golfstat, the company who does all the scoring and rankings for all of NCAA golf.
For the 2015-16 season, all HSGS memberships are FREE!
Go to http://www.highschoolgolfscoreboard.com to register for your free account. You will receive a Welcome Letter, via email containing your HSGS log-on ID and password. All Texas high school coaches have received a school code in their free coaches account. Please ask your high school coach to share the school code with you in order to access your HSGS player profile. (this is not your TJGT ID and password).
Why is it important to use my highschoolgolfscoreboard membership?
As a high school golfer, you have apx. 7-10 more tournament scores that are now posted on the internet for college coaches to view across the country. This has never been the case before.
Why is it important to post my profile on my high school team page?
This is the only website where a college coach or academic officer at a college can view your picture, academic information, golf resume and extracurricular activities. Colleges want to see the ‘whole’ person when making decisions.
How do I get my teams results posted?
Your high school coach receives a free membership. Make sure you tell him to get involved. This website gives exposure to all Texas high school golf and lets everyone know results and rankings in every district, region and statewide.
How are the rankings computed?
Golfstat, the provider of all NCAA golf rankings computes the team and individual rankings each week starting apprx. Nov 1st on the same formula as college golf. The rankings are based on the tournament scores submitted by any participating high school coach or approved booster parent.
Click here for highschoolgolfscoreboard.com
How Long Is My Membership in the TJGT?
Your membership allows you to play the entire schedule of tournaments starting from Sept 1 to Aug 31 of each year.
What Form of Payment Does TJGT Take for Membership & Tournament Registrations?
All payments are done online through TJGT.com with Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. TJGT does accept debit cards if it is a bank card with the Master Card or Visa label on the card.
If I Do Not Have a Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express. Can I Still Sign Up?
Yes, please email or call TJGT; the staff will make arrangements on a case-by-case basis to allow you to make payment via check or cash. Remember, this is only on a case-by-case basis.
What Will I Receive As Membership Gifts?
Each player will receive the free subscriptions to Golfweek & Golf Digest Magazine, the GCCA. Name and emails will be submitted for subscriptions on a monthly basis to these organizations. Therefore, please allow four to five weeks for the subscriptions to start.
What will I receive at individual tournaments?
TJGT will provide multiple types of tee gifts including golf shirts, hats, winter mittens, work out shirts, tee shirts, winter beanies, and a variety of different gifts for players at every tournament. Titleist ProV1 golf balls will be given as well: One dozen @ Major & Invitational. Invitational/Major tee gifts will vary depending on sponsorship but are usually double the gifts of a normal tournament.
— Non Majors / Invitationals: Two Sleeves of Titleist Pro-V1/X Balls, One additional Under Armour tee gift and various other gifts from individual sponsors.
— Majors(##) / Invitationals(***): One Dozen Titleist Pro-V1/X Golf Balls, One Under Armour Custom Stitched Golf Shirt, AND one additional Under Armour item.
Do I Have to Be a Member to Register for Tournaments?
Yes, TJGT must have each player within the BlueGolf database to open up online tournament registration.
Is There a Non-Member Policy or Option to Play if I Do Not Want to Join?
Yes, a player who has not registered online for membership and desires to participate in an TJGT event is considered a non-member. If a player wants to play as a non-member, he/she should contact Donna Smith for instructions on tournament registration. Non-members are subject to an additional $75 fee per tournament and will not receive membership gifts. (NOTE: Invitationals excluded – designated with *** on schedule)
Examples of non-members are competitors who only play one invitational or players from out of state who want to play in the Thanksgiving or Holiday Classics. TJGT welcomes out of state players and is happy to extend this non-member policy. Early notification of your desire to play is appreciated and expedites the process. TJGT will make every effort to fulfill your desire to play and accommodate your entry process around your travel plans to minimize your costs & logistical plans.
What Happens After I Online Register for Membership?
You will receive an ID & password from our tournament software (BlueGolf) to register online for tournaments. It is very important that you print or write down this ID & password and save it for future tournament registrations.
If I Lose My Password, How Do I Find It?
You need to email TJGT from the contact us page and it will be emailed to you depending on the availability at that time of TJGT staff.
What Are the Age Divisions for the TJGT?
Boys & Girls: 11-14, 15-18.
Awards: Top 3 Boys & Girls: 11-14 & 15-18.
What Are the Age Divisions for Majors(##) and Invitationals(***)?
Boys & Girls: 11-18 (one overall division)
Awards: Top 5 Boys, Top 3 Girls
Is There a Proof of Birthdate/Birth Certificate Required to Play?
No, just make sure you input your age correctly on membership registration. We trust your integrity. Please make sure you list your proper graduation class at membership registration. This is very important for recruiting purposes.
What if I Am 14 and Turn 15 During a Tournament?
The player may play in the age division originally registered but must move into the older age division upon tournament completion. All points earned in the previous division will not be transferred into the new division.
Tour Championship – Boys 11-14 Exception: Can a 15 yr old boy play in the boys 11-14 division for the Tour Championship?
Boys 11-14 Tour Championship Exception: Any boy who has played the current season in the Boys 11-14 division and has turned 15 before the annual February Tour Championship, will be allowed to STILL play in the Boys 11-14 Division. This is common practice for the TJGT and the AJGA Jr. All-Star Championship. (also see the ‘Points System Explanation’)
Can I Play up Into a Division?
Yes, with TJGT staff approval. Email the TJGT staff.
If I Play up Into a Division, How Do the Points Work?
Any points earned while playing up will not be awarded in the division the player normally plays in. Points will be awarded only in the older division for that tournament only.
Click Here for the points table
How Do the Invitational Age Groups Work?
The TJGT invitationals are open tournaments for ages 11-18. There are no divisions within invitationals for Golfweek ranking purposes. See Invitational/Major Criteria.
Are there separate tournament venues for the 11-14 division?
Yes, there will be several separate dedicated tournaments at the Holiday Classics, and the Tour Championship just for the 11-14 age division with AJGA pbe. This maximizes the strength of field and AJGA PBE. These are venues that TJGT has two or more courses to allow the younger age divisions to receive more exposure to AJGA status.
In a Normal TJGT Tournament, does the 11-14 age division play with the Older Divisions?
Yes, but they play at different yardages for their skill level, usually between 6000-6400 yds.
Do the Girl’s Divisions Play Separate Yardages in Invitationals?
No, because the AJGA awards performance based entry (PBE) to girls age 11-18. This is why they play the same yardages. TJGT will present awards in each division in any non-invitational tournament as well as points for All-Tour Teams & Player of the Year awards.] Therefore, the younger girls (11-14) playing the same yardages will always have the opportunity to win an AJGA Performance star if the have the lowest score overall. For example, a younger girl shoots the lowest overall score to win her 11-14 division and her total score is the lowest of the 15-18 division, she would receive the AJGA exemption/pbe for Girls 11-18 and the champion award for Girls 11-14. The lowest three scores within the Girls 15-18 division will receive awards as well, but the champion might not earn the AJGA exemption because her score was not the ‘overall’ lowest of all the girls. This policy is generated as a result of the AJGA PBE award.
If I Am a Girl in the 11-14 Age Division, Can I Still Earn AJGA PBE?
Yes. A girl in the 11-14 age division can win AJGA Stars if they were to win the 11-18 overall tournament with the best score since all girls are playing the same yardages. This depends on the AJGA PBE award for the individual tournament. All AJGA PBE awards are found on the individual tournament info page (TIP).
What Yardages do the Girls Play?
Normal TJGT tournaments can expect to play apx. 5700-5900 yds depending on course/weather conditions. Invitational yardages for all girls can expect to play at collegiate distances at 6000-6300 yds. Each course has their own color of tees.Therefore, it is important to play practice rounds at these yardages and not a specific color or tees. The tee color that corresponds to these yardages is the tee marker that should be played. Practice round yardages are not exact and TJGT always reserves the right to adjust the course yardage due to weather conditions and pace of play considerations. TJGT favors shortening the par 3 holes for pace of play and making the par 5 holes ‘true par 5’s’ to avoid back-ups on the tee box.
If I Am a 11-14 Girl, My Scores Will Be Higher if I Have to Play the Same Yardages As the Older Girls apx. 5700 Yds.
Yes & no, depending on the course this could be true. However, the younger girls have the opportunity to win AJGA PBE and prepare for TJGT invitationals as well as college coach exposure.
Why Does TJGT Do This to the Girls?
To maximize the national exposure earlier for girls to excel on TJGT, AJGA, and college coach exposure.
Are There Separate Awards for the Girls’ Age Divisions?
Yes, TJGT distributes awards within their respective division for the top three places in any non-invitational tournaments. Note: The Major & Invitational tournament awards are for the top 3 overall 11-18 girls.
Does TJGT Play All the Boys at the Same Yardages?
No, boys 15-18 play apx. 6800-7000 yds & boys 11-14 play apx. 6000-6400 yds at normal TJGT tournaments. Therefore, it is important to play practice rounds at these yardages and not a specific color or tees. The tee color that corresponds to these yardages is the tee marker that should be played. Practice round yardages are not exact and TJGT always reserves the right to adjust the course yardage due to weather conditions and pace of play considerations. TJGT staff will normally shorten par 3’s for pace of play and make par 5’s ‘true par five’ holes where it takes three shots to reach the green.
What Are the Yardages at TJGT Invitationals for Boys?
The yardages are set as close to college distances as possible. This usually equates to apx. 6800-7100 yds, depending on weather/course conditions. Therefore, it is important to play practice rounds at these yardages and not a specific color or tees. The tee color that corresponds to these yardages is the tee marker that should be played. Practice round yardages are not exact and TJGT always reserves the right to adjust the course yardage due to weather conditions, weather forecast predictions, local course input/limitations and pace of play considerations
Are There Separate Awards for Each Division for Boys?
Yes, TJGT gives awards for the respective division (11-14 & 15-18) for the top three places in any non-invitational tournaments. Note: The Major & Invitational tournament awards are for the top 5 overall 11-18 boys.
*Exception: There are several dedicated tournaments at the Holiday Classic at Barton Creek and the Tour Championship just for the 11-14 age division with separate awards and AJGA pbe. These are venues that TJGT has two or more courses to allow the younger age divisions to receive more exposure to AJGA status.
What yardages can I expect on the TJGT?
Non-Golfweek Ranked/Normal Tournaments
Boys 11-14: 6200-6400 yds (Target: 6300 yards)
Boys 15-18: 6600-7100 yds (Target: 6800 yards)
All Girls: 5600-5900 yds (Target: 5700 yards)
Golfweek Ranked Tournaments ( One Age Division: Girls 11-18, Boys 11-18)
All Boys: 6800-7200 yds (Target: 6900 yards)
All Girls: 5700-6300 yds (Target: 6000 yards)
What Tee Markers Do These Yardages Represent?
All courses have different color coding for distances. Important to play the distances listed above and READ the INFO SECTION on the individual tournament page.
Why do all girls play the same yardages?
The AJGA awards PBE to girls in one category: 11-18.
What is different at an invitational?
There is only one age division like an AJGA open event: 11-18 for both girls and boys.
What age divisions are played at an invitational?
Only 11-18. Per the invitational criteria, juniors & seniors are given priority to gain maximum collegiate coach exposure. Also, awards are given to the top finishers in the tournament. Usually, top 5 places for boys, top 3 places for girls. The AJGA Performance Based Entry (Performance Stars) goes much deeper into the field.
Where Can I Find the Tee Markers Played & Course Information for Each Tournament?
It will be displayed on the tournament info page on the BlueGolf section of the TJGT website. Also, look in the notes section on each tournament info page. Sometimes, TJGT will list course setup changes.
How Do I Know If Can Play As an 11/12 On The TJGT?
The standards for the younger division are primarily for pace of play. If a player can carry his own bag without caddie, normally score below 92-94 or better from yardages between 6000-6400 yds then the player is generally ready to play the TJGT. TJGT staff reserves the right to inform any 11-12 player based on tournament performance whether they will be restricted to a developmental tour.
Is There a Limit of Tournaments That Any Player Can Play on the TJGT?
No, you can play as many as you want.
ALL TOURNAMENTS WILL BE CONDUCTED UNDER USGA RULES. THE TJGT HARD CARD FOR RULES AND PACE OF PLAY IS POSTED ON TJGT.COM
Will Every TJGT Event be Nationally Ranked by NJGS?
What Is the Criteria for a Nationally Ranked Tournament With NJGS.com?
To be eligible to be ranked in The Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings a player must meet the following criteria.
- Have competed in four multi-day stroke play tournaments within the last 365 days for which we have received the results and they are listed by the same name and hometown.
- Have their high school graduation year in their tournament record.
- Still be in high school or prior to August 1st after graduation.
- Have competed in an age group that:
- completes at least 36 holes,
b. has a minimum of 5 competitors that complete all scheduled rounds,
c. has played from a minimum of 4,500 yards and not shorter than the forward most USGA rated tees, and there is no stroke limit rule in place.
Is There a Stroke Limit?
No, there is no stroke limit on the tour for Ages 11-14 or Ages 15-18.
Do You Allow Pull Carts on the TJGT?
Yes, provided the course allows.
What Is the Pull Cart Policy?
PULL CARTS POLICY: TJGT’s policy is to mirror the AJGA policy on pull carts.
Pull Carts are allowed for all age divisions provided the host course permits.
All players/parents are advised to check with each individual course. The ultimate responsibility resides with the player.
Medical Condition: Any player, in any age division, may use a pull cart due to a valid medical condition provided the host venue allows the pull cart.
TJGT Staff emphasizes safety when a player is being shuttled and pulling a pull cart. It is recommended to fold up the pull cart and place in the shuttle to prevent potential injury.
TJGT will not incur liability or responsibility for the damage to any pull cart or player as a result of pulling a pull cart when being shuttled.
Are There Distance Measuring Devices Allowed on TJGT?
Yes, TJGT allows range finders at all events provided they are “distance only” measuring devices in accordance with USGA standards/rules as of July 1st, 2011. In accordance with USGA Rules of Golf, the Note under Rule 14-3 for all TJGT Events; Therefore, a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (gradient, wind speed, temperature, visuals, etc.) the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional information function is actually used.
Will the Players Exchange Scorecards?
Yes, before the round each player is asked to exchange scorecards before play begins.
Is There a Cut Policy?
Yes, boys must score better than 94 & girls 96. Click here for polices.
Scoring Requirements/Cut Policy: The TJGT does have a cut policy at every tournament to guard against slow play. Any player who is not keeping up with the pace of play requirements may be removed from the tournament by TJGT Staff / tournament director.
Cut Policy Scoring Requirements: All Boys: 94 or better, All Girls: 96 or better. Any player cut will only be cut for that tournament only. The player will have the opportunity to play in another tournament. TJGT realizes players have “bad scoring day” and allows a player to participate in future tournaments. TJGT Staff reserves the right to inform a player he/she is not ready for TJGT competition and restrict any future tournaments.
Can the Cut Policy Be Waived?
Yes, the TJGT tournament director has the authority to waive the cut policy if he/she believes pace of play standards are being met. It is rare TJGT invokes the cut policy. Usually only for slow play.
What Are the Pace of Play Standards?
A player has 45 seconds to hit a shot once arriving at his ball initially. This means having a good idea of yardage and shot selection before he/she arrives.
Pace of Play: The TJGT tournament committee will set the pace of play to expected rounds equal to or less than but not exceeding 4 hours and 30 minutes, 15 minute maximum per hole. If the tournament committee warns a group for being out of position, the group has no more than three holes to resume proper position. If the out of position and the situation persists, a stroke penalty may be incurred for failure to reach proper position. Gross negligence of the pace of play may result in a disqualification. The TJGT tournament committee will, at its discretion, take into account any time-altering factors such as host course problems, weather conditions and any unforeseeable time obstacles. The tournament committee consists of the tournament director, TJGT VP or President if present, any TJGT Board of Director, or host venue Head Professional if so designated by tournament director.
What if I Have a Question That Is Not Answered Here?
Please read the TJGT policies and hard card rules on the TJGT website or email TJGT Staff via TJGT.com.
Food, Drink, Clothing, Umbrellas Etc?
Food, Drink, Clothing: Any parent or spectator may provide food, drink, clothing, umbrellas; hand warmers to players during the round of play provided it does not slow down pace of play or distract other competitors play. TJGT recommends this to be done between holes from green to tee box or during the turn. TJGT highly recommends that each player bring extra clothes, rain suits, umbrellas to each tournament. Weather conditions can change quickly and the better you are prepared, the better chance for success while avoiding unnecessary costs for these items at the tournament venue or last minute trips to the shopping mall.
Tournament Fees: Normal Tournaments: $230-245 Depending on Venue
Holiday Classics/Special Events: $299-$349
Withdraws & Refunds?
What if I am sick and have to Withdraw?
TJGT Staff understand situations when we get sick or injured. However, the Withdraw/Refund Policy applies to every case. TJGT must fulfill the contractual obligation to each golf course venue to remain in good standing. Contracts are signed months in advance and minimum numbers of players are required at each venue.
What Is Your Policy if Weather Cancels or Shortens the Tournament?
Weather Cancellation Policy: A tournament that completes nine holes by players within a division (boys 15-18, boys 11-14, girls 15-18, girls 11-14) is deemed a completed tournament. Therefore, no refund for the divisions that have completed the 9 holes. Rankings are at the discretion of the individual ranking system guidelines: Golfweek, Jr. Golf Scoreboard and AJGA for PBE awards. TJGT will make every effort to complete a minimum of 9 holes placing a priority on safety first. Players will receive all tee gifts if nine holes are completed.
If a tournament does not complete nine holes using the above divisional policy, players will receive a refund of the tournament fee, less the $70 cancellation fee plus any additional costs inccured by the tour. The net refund will be placed in player’s credit account with the TJGT to be used toward a future tournament. Please allow 48 hours to process the credit. There are no complete refunds in a total weather cancellation. In unusual circumstances where TJGT has incurred cost leading up to a complete cancellation, TJGT has the right to recapture expenditures in addition to the $70 cancellation/e-commerce fee.
Cancellation other than weather: TJGT will make every effort to reschedule the event and designate on the schedule which event will take the place of the original event. TJGT will make every effort to re-schedule at the same venue if venue conditions/contracts permit. If the event is re-scheduled, players will automatically be registered into the new event (rollover). If any of the rescheduled tournament dates conflict with player’s schedule, player must notify TJGT staff via email to place player’s full tournament fee in their TJGT credit account to be used toward a future event. Tee gifts will be forfeited if a player does not play in the re-scheduled event. TJGT reserves the right to cancel any tournament due to circumstances out of its control, Act of God/nature or national emergency deemed by any local, State or Federal Government agency.
Where Can I Find All the Details for Each Tournament?
On the Tournament Info Page (TIP) via the link on the schedule page. The info page lists everything you need to know about that particular tournament. Please read all the notes, schedule of events and other links. These will inform you on all the details and logistics of each tournament.
When Will Tee Times Be Posted?
Start times, pairings and tee times will be posted on the website. Every effort will be made to post tee times no less than 24 hours prior to start of play. Always check the website the night before for any last minute changes due to late withdrawals. Parents and players will be responsible for finding start times, tee times and tournament information. This information can be found on each tournament information page.
What Happens if I Have to Withdraw During an Event?
Tournament Withdrawal During Event: Once play has begun at any TJGT event, all players wishing to withdraw must report first to the Tournament Director, TJGT Vice-President or TJGT President present before leaving the golf course. The player and/or his/her pairing competitors will be interviewed on the subject of the withdrawing player’s health, illness, injury and general physical condition during the event. Based on the information gathered, the withdrawal will be categorized in one of three ways: justified withdrawal, or unjustified withdrawal. Unjustified withdrawals will be subject to a disqualification (6-3a). Results will be reported to Golfweek & NJGS through their WD policy. All WD’s are handled in accordance with AJGA Standards.
When Do I Check in for an Event?
Tournament check-in will run from approximately 1.5 hrs before the first tee time. All players must check-in prior to tournament play. More details regarding the registration procedure may be posted on each tournament page by a case-specific need. If a player does not check-in, any and all tournament gifts shall be forfeited.
How Do I Know if I Am Accepted for an Event?
Parents/Players will receive a tournament entry confirmation after online registration and payment confirmation at the email address provided during membership registration. All fields will be posted on the official TJGT website at http://www.tjgt.com.
Where Are the AJGA PBE & Rankings Info Listed for Each Event?
All AJGA PBE Stars as well as any Golfweek & Jr. Golf Scoreboard rankings will be listed on each individual tournament page. Many TJGT events contain multiple levels of AJGA Performance Based Entry and all tournaments are ranked by Jr. Golf Scoreboard. Tournaments ranked by Golfweek are elite tournaments that require strict adherence to Golfweek rankings criteria.
See Golfweek.com for these criteria.
How does AJGA know if I earned an exemption or Performance Star?
TJGT will submit the PBE winners to AJGA within 48 hours of tournament completion. AJGA is the one who updates your status, not TJGT. If there are any questions, please call AJGA player services @ 877-373-2542 or 770-868-4200 or contact them through http://www.AJGA.org.
What Are the Golfweek Ranking Requirements?
Golfweek Junior Golf Rankings Guidelines (Golfweek.com)
In order for junior tournaments to be included in the Golfweek / Titleist Junior rankings database the following conditions are recommended:
- In order to be ranked, a boy’s field must have minimum of 40 boys start the event and a girl’s field must have 12 girls start the event.
- The event should be considered a regional tournament if not a national tournament.
- 54-hole events are desired. However, 36-hole events will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If an event is reduced due to inclement weather, it will still count in the database provided that the entire field completes 18 holes.
- The rankings will only count the oldest age division unless all players play from the same tees and the fields can be combined to create one event.
- A policy designed to prohibit withdrawal due to poor play must be disclosed, implemented, and enforced1
- Results must be transmitted to Golfweek electronically (firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com) ASAP.
- Results must include the following information:Place, first name, last name, year of high school graduation, city, state, first (second/third/fourth) round score, total score and relation to par.
- Event status as a ranked event is not intended for use in a promotional context to attract players. Golfweek reserves the right to add and drop tournaments at any time.
What Is the Dress Code for Tournaments?
- Required dress at the golf course: Hats/visors must be worn with brim forward. Collared shirts or mock turtlenecks (host golf course permitting) must be worn and tucked-in at all times. Women’s fashion shirts without collars must have long sleeves. Women’s fashion shirts must not rise above the belt line at anytime during the golf swing. Women’s shorts must be no more than five inches above the knee or the inseam of the shorts must measure at least five inches. All TJGT events require players to wear Soft Spike golf shoes or other golf course appropriate footwear.
- Prohibited dress at the golf course: tank tops, T-shirts, denim shorts, short-shorts, cut-off shorts, gym shorts and jeans. Earrings (for males), body piercing and tattoos must be covered.
Who Is Eligible to Play in TJGT Events?
Eligibility: Junior Golfer Defined by the USGA
A “junior golfer ” is an amateur golfer who has not reached (i) the September 1 following graduation from secondary school or (ii) his 19th birthday, whichever comes first. (* a 19 year old junior may play the TJGT if they have not started college)
Age Divisions: Divisions for non-invitationals for both boys and girls are 11-14 and 15-18. All Majors(##) / Invitationals(***) are one division: 11-18.
A player whose birthday falls at the start of the tournament can play in age division he/she registered for membership. For example, a player who registers for the 11-14 division turns 15 on the day of the tournament; he/she may play that tournament in the 11-14 if they are already registered but all future tournaments will be played in the correct age division. Please keep TJGT advised of changing age divisions. All points earned in the previous age division will not be transferred into the new age division. A player who earned points in the 11-14 division must start over earning points when moving up an age division.
What Is an Invitational and How to I Get Selected?
Click Here to view the Major/Invitational Criteria
How Long Does It Take for TJGT Results to Be Posted on Each Ranking System?
It should take no less than 48 hours after tournament completion, depending on each ranking system.
When Does TJGT Submit the Results to Each Ranking System?
TJGT staff submits scores immediately after the tournament via a laptop computer. TJGT has invested in high speed mobile broadband cards to post results, rankings, points, stories and pictures as quick as possible to serve our members with outstanding customer service.
Are There Formal Practice Rounds Scheduled?
No. Always look on the info page for each tournament and read the notes. Players must call the respective course to set up a practice round if so desired. Always ask for the Jr. Rate or TJGT rate.
How Do I Schedule a Practice Round?
Call the pro shop of the tournament course. Identify yourself as a TJGT participant and ask for the Jr. rate or TJGT rate. If available, the practice round information may also be posted on the tournament info page of each tournament.
What Is the Cost of the Practice Round?
Each course is different. Ask for the junior rate and tell them you are playing the TJGT event.
Will I Know the Course Setup or Yardages for the Practice Round?
No, but plan on the yardages listed in the policies & FAQ’s above. Usually older boys correspond to the blue or black tees and younger boys and girls to the white tees.
Is the Practice Round Included in the Tournament Fee?
No, the junior rate must be paid individually.
If I need to contact the Tournament Director for any reason, where can I find that contact information?
The tournament director’s contact information will be listed on each tournament information page and on the TJGT website. Coach Ty (Spinella) and Dave Jones emails and phone numbers are also listed on the Contact Us link on the TJGT.COM home page.
What Are the College Coach Q & A’s?
These are evenings with a panel of top college golf coaches and a TJGT moderator. Last season these evenings were a huge success and banquet rooms were packed with parents and players. Members and parents are allowed to ask questions concerning collegiate golf opportunities, scholarships, academics, etc.
Who Can Attend the Q & A’s?
Any Member of Tjgt Can Attend the Q & A’s.
At which events do you have college coach Q & A’s? We usually have college coach Q & A’s at the Red River Challenge, Traditions at Texas A&M, Barton Creek, and Tour Championship. Many of the majors will have a coach Q & A or Coach Ty (Spinella) will do a special presentation on the Expanded Membership program. Expanded members will be given special seminars at many of these events.
What Is the Red River Challenge Held at Dornick Hills?
This is an elite Golfweek-ranked event where the TJGT and Mexican Junior Golf Association go head to head in a five-man internal team competition against the Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour and Canadian players. (Similar to NCAA Team Play). The event is a Golfweek stroke play event, but 54 players from each side are broken up into five-man/woman teams to win the annual team trophy. It is similar to the AJGA Canon Cup competition. The event has a tremendous college coach question and answer night on Friday night and a great banquet with a college coach speaker on Saturday night.
Why Are Invitationals Priced More?
Players receive more benefits such as lunch and/or banquet meals as well as maximum exposure to collegiate coaches and national Golfweek rankings.
What Is Different About Registering for an Invitational(***) on the schedule?
A players name will be put on the invitation list within the tournament software allowing online registration. If the player wants to play and has not been listed on the invitation list or cannot register, we recommend they check the Invitational Criteria to verify if they qualify. If so and you cannot register, email TJGT asap and our staff will open online registration for you. Click Here for Invitational Criteria
How Do I Know a Tournament Is Full?
The software will not allow you to register online and a ‘Full’ will show on the schedule/registration page.
If I Want to Be Placed on the Waiting List, Who Should I Contact?
Contact the Tournament Director listed on the individual tournament information page or Donna Smith, Admin Asst. or Coach Ty Spinella, Dir of Operations, via TJGT.com/contact. Player’s name will be placed on a wait list and will be contacted if a slot becomes available due to a cancellation.
Do I Have to Pay to be on the Waiting List?
When and How Will I Be Notified of Tournament Entry from the Waiting List?
The Tournament Director, Director of Operations or Donna Smith, Admin Asst., will email or call you if a space becomes available.
If I Have to Withdraw from a Tournament, Who Should I Contact?
Email Donna Smith, Admin Asst for cancellation notice. The steps for cancellation are listed in policy section. If it is outside 72 hours of tournament start time, then a cancellation charge of $70 (non-major / invitationals) will be charged and player’s credit account refunded with the TJGT for use on a future tournament. Inside 72 hours of tournament start, you may still cancel online but there will be no refund. I.e. The tournament fee will be charged. It is a good idea to contact the Tournament Director or Director of Operations via email or telephone if cancelling within 72 hours of the event. Each Tour Director’s contact information is located on the Tournament Information Page for each tournament. *No refund for major and invitational events.
What Is the Difference Between a Golfweek Tournament and a Non-Golfweek-Ranked Tournament?
A Golfweek tournament is played at one yardage for girls and one yardage for boys. Golfweek requires minimum yardages, and to maximize the exposure for each competitor, TJGT staff plays the entire field at the same yardages. Boys play 6800-7100 yards, and girls play 5700-6300 yards depending on weather and wind conditions.
Are Points Awarded Differently for a Golfweek-Ranked Tournament?
Yes, please see the points chart on the website.
Top Finisher Points: Located on TJGT.com is a table for points awarded to each finish for a normal or major event. Points will be kept for each player for the end of the year Tour Championship participation and banquet.
All-Tour Teams: The top five point leaders & ties will be named to the All-Tour Teams at the Tour Championship Awards Show/banquet. The point’s race is calculated starting from the 2015 Tour Championship to the last tournament prior to the 2016 Tour Championship.
Players of the Year: TJGT will name a one player from each age division for Player of the Year honors. These players will be determined in the same fashion as the All-Tour Teams. The top point leader in the age divisions before the Tour Championship will be named player of the year. Ties will be broken on the each players Invitational & designated Major results. These players will receive special awards at the Tour Championship Awards Show/Banquet @ Horseshoe Bay Resort. **The All-Tour Team/ Player of the Year points race is calculated starting from the 2015 Tour Championship to the last tournament prior to the 2016 Tour Championship.
NOTE: TJGT POINTS ELIGIBILITY:
Please be aware that points will only be awarded to players registered and playing under their one, original membership profile (ID & password). Players playing as non-members with corporate/alliance agreements will not be eligible for points award. There are agreements with corporate alliances that do not have profile access.
Tour Championship Field: The field will be selected primarily from the Invitational entry criteria but TJGT will make every effort to invite the top point leaders in each age division. TJGT reserves the right to invite top ranked out of state & international players. The goal is to produce the strongest field of players for national & collegiate coach exposure.
What Is the Expanded Membership Program?
The “Expanded Membership” is for the player that wants playing privileges on the Texas Junior Golf Tour AND a guaranteed college scholarship offer. The Expanded Membership also includes the following:
- All 9 of Dr. Bruce Fleming’s “Play Collegiate Golf” webinars…
- Dr. Bruce Fleming’s “Play Collegiate Golf” e-book…
- Members-only access to a private Facebook group…
- Exclusive access to monthly conference calls/webinars on various recruiting topics…
- Access to custom designed templates for resume construction and contacting college coaches…
- Exclusive access to various conference calls with TJGT Staff or College Golf guests…
- Membership to the Expanded Ping College Golf Guide ($ 80 value)…
- Access to college coach Q & A’s and recruiting seminars @ selected Invitationals & Major Events…
- Email support and mentorship from Ty Spinella & TJGT Staff…
- Phone appointments on recruiting/scholarships with Ty Spinella…
- Access to a library of interviews with college coaches, players, PGA tour players, golf industry executives and more special features…
- Monthly conference call covering recruiting & scholarship topics and special guests…
Who Runs the Expanded Membership Program?
Former collegiate golf and TJGT Director of Operations Ty Spinella.
Overall, what is most important thing a member/parent can do to maximize their experience on the TJGT?
Take time to read the Policies & FAQ section. This will answer 99% of your questions. Take time to understand the Withdraw/Refund policy and plan your schedule carefully.
Finally, read all the Notes and Schedule of Events of each TIP (Tournament Information Page) for the respective tournament you play. This is where the TJGT and Tournament Director communicates to the field.
- We recommend adoption of AJGA policies.