TJGT PACE OF PLAY POLICY
Players will be given 40 seconds to play a shot once it is their turn If a player/group is deemed to be off-pace, the following will occur
(1) The group will be warned by a rules official they are out of position, and given a certain number of holes to get back on pace (usually 2-3 holes).
(2) If the group fails to get back on place, each player will be notified and put on the clock, having 40 seconds to hit their shot.
(3) One bad time will resort in a warning; a second bad time will result in a 1-stroke penalty for the player. Subsequent bad times will result in a general penalty (2 strokes)
(4) Gross negligence of the pace of play may result in a disqualification. The 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.
TJGT SPECTATOR POLICY
Players and spectators are to have minimal interaction during play. Spectators are allowed to discuss water, food or medical needs and may carry equipment other than golf clubs for a player. Spectators may assist in looking for a lost ball, but otherwise must stay on or near the cart path or rough, and may not walking in the fairway and must stay a reasonable distance off the green during tournament play. Please review the full TJGT Hard Card for the specific Player/Spectator Interaction Policy.
PULL CARTS POLICY
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.
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.
There are no caddies on the TJGT tour unless specifically allowed on the tournament’s information page. AJGA PBE Junior Tour Caddie Policy at selected TJGT events allowing caddies: A player may provide his own caddie or have one provided to him at player’s own expense. A player is not required to employ a caddie for any stage of the tournament. Players and Caddies must walk.
All tour members are expected to display proper golf etiquette and knowledge of the rules of golf at all times during tournament play. Appropriate behavior at all host facilities and lodging sites is required.
PERFORMANCE & SCORING
It is recommended (but not required) that players be able to comfortable break 100 for Open Series events and break 90 for Elite Series events. Any player who scores a Round 1 total of 110 or higher while competing in a TJGT event may be cut at the tournament director’s discretion and not be eligible to compete in the subsequent round(s). A refund of half the player’s entry fee will be credited back to their TJGT player account.
The TJGT also reserves the right to cut/remove any player from the golf course at any time due to lack of competitiveness or pace of play. If a player is removed in the middle of the first round, a full refund will be given, minus $50 to cover tee gifts.
(1) 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 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.
(2) Prohibited dress at the golf course: Yoga pants or leggings (unless covered by shorts or a skirt), tank tops or racerback tops, plunging necklines, T-shirts, men’s athletic-type sweat pants/joggers/workout gear, denim shorts, short-shorts, cut-off shorts, gym shorts and jeans. Any article of clothing promoting adult products such as alcohol, nicotine, smoking products, etc. are not prohibited.
USGA Rules of Golf will govern all tournament play. Local rules will be distributed at registration. TJGT utilizes the local scorecard to ensure all local rules are visible to all players. TJGT rules, hard card and spectator policies are always posted on the tournament information page. There are NO shot limits for any TJGT Event. At Qualifier and Elite Series Events, the TJGT may institute a CUT policy when deemed appropriate, and reserves the right to remove a player from a TJGT event at any time for non-competitiveness.
It is suggested that players seeking entry into Qualifier Series events shoot an average score of under 100, and Elite Series events, an average score of 90 or lower.