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NSJGA

 

JUNE 30 TOURNAMENT

 

SOUTHERN WOODS COUNTRY CLUB

 

TEE TIMES: TBA

 

 

 

The North Suncoast Junior Golf Association

www.sugarmillwoodscc.com

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To register for the NSJGA please read through the following information, print the Membership Application and Rules Test.  

Please mail or deliver to the SMW Pro-Shop the completed application, the completed Rules Test and a check for $50.00 made payable to SMWCC.

Address: SMWCC - NSJGA, PO Box 3809, Homosassa Springs Fl, 344447

 

 

NSJGA MISSION STATEMENT

 

The mission of the North Suncoast Junior Golf Association is to provide a fun activity for junior golfers which builds strong character and teaches good sportsmanship, with an emphasis on the rules and etiquette of the game of golf.

 

NORTH SUNCOAST JUNIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION

c/o Sugarmill Woods Country Club

1 Douglas Street, Homosassa Fl, 34446

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Website:  http://www.sugarmillwoodscc.com

Click on the NSJGA Link at the Top of the Page

 

Sugarmill Woods Country Club Golf Shop - 352-382-3838  Ext 14

Southern Woods Country Club Golf Shop - 352-382-5996


Dear Junior Golfers and Parents:

This year the NSJGA has returned home.  Sugarmill Woods and Southern Woods Country Club welcome the opportunity to spearhead this junior program known as the North Suncoast Junior Golf Association (NSJGA).  It is our mission to provide a golf experience for junior golfers that is fun, builds strong character and teaches good sportsmanship.  The rules and etiquette of the game of golf will also play an important role in the development of each junior golfer . 

 

Under the co- directorship of Rick Kelso, General Manager of Sugarmill Woods, Golf Instructors; David Knighton, John Rees and Chantel Smith, the NSJGA returns home to begin a new era.  We thank the 7 Rivers’ Golf Club and their staff, The NSJGA has thrived under their leadership and we hope to do the same.  We are looking forward to a great summer and getting to know parents and juniors.

 

We are excited about this year’s junior golf program and are looking forward to a great summer.  Please continue to read through the documents below for information on Registration, the Application Test, Calendar and Guidelines for both players and spectators.

                                                                                   

NORTH SUNCOAST JUNIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

ELIGIBILITY:  Junior golfers between the ages of 8 and 18 who reside in Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Marion and surrounding counties may participate.  Golfers must have observed their 8th birthday by September 1, 2014 and may not have reached their 19th birthday by September 1, 2014 to be eligible.  Golfers must not have attended their first semester of collegeRegistrations must pass the written rules exam that is included on our website before they will be allowed to participate in any NSJGA event.  The rules test may be completed at home by using a rules book.  This test is mandatory and there will be no exceptions to the policy.  

FEES:  $50.00 Annual Membership Fee per Junior, and $15.00 Entry Fee per tournament.  Payment must accompany all entry forms.  You may submit multiple entry forms (with payment) at any time during the NSJGA season.  You may pay the Annual Membership Fee and the Tournament Fee(s) on one check or cash.   Cash or check payments can be made out to the North Suncoast Junior Golf Association.  At this time, there will be no credit or debit cards for payment of fees.

RAIN OUTS:   Please check the NSJGA website in the event of inclement weather.  If we decide to cancel an event we will post that information on our website prior to the starting time of the tournament.  Otherwise, you can assume that the tournament is being played.  Credits for entry fees for any tournaments cancelled due to rain will be issued, if the host club does not charge the NSJGA.  The credit can be applied towards the entry fee of a future event.

CAPACITY OF FIELD:  Approximately 50-75 will play at each tournament.  Participation in each tournament will be on a first-come, first-served basis; therefore consideration should be given to registering in advance for all tournaments. 

FORMAT:  Stroke play in all divisions.

TOURNAMENT DIVISIONS:

Boys Advanced Division (Ages 10-18)

Requirements:  Must be able to shoot 110 or less for 18 holes or 55 or less for 9 holes on a regulation length course.

10-12 years

-

12 holes

13-15 years

-

18 holes

16-18 years

-

18 holes               

Girls Advanced Division (Ages 10-18)

Requirements:  Must be able to shoot 110 or less for 18 holes on a regulation length course.

10-18 years

-

18 holes

 

 

 

              

Boys Intermediate Division (Ages 10-18)

Requirements:  Little golf experience.  This division is for those who shoot higher than 55 for 9 holes.

10-12 years

-

9 holes

 

13-18 years

-

9 holes

Girls Intermediate Division (Ages 10-18)

Requirements:  Little golf experience.  This division is for those who shoot higher than 55 for 9 holes.

10-18 years

-

9 holes

 

 

 

 

 Boys and Girls 8 & 9 Year Old Division

Requirements:  This age group will play from special NSJGA tees and will play 7 holes in a 2-hour time limit.  The NSJGA tees are placed at the following approximate yardages:  Par 3 = 125 yards, Par 4 = 175 yards, and Par 5 = 225 yards.

The NSJGA reserves the right to move a junior golfer from one division to another, as it deems necessary.

TEE TIMES/PAIRINGS:  Pairings will be available on the NSJGA link at www.sugarmillwoodscc.com after 12 noon the day before each event.  Please note that the pairings posted on the Internet are subject to change due to weather and/or cancellations that occur.

COMMUNICATION:  All NSJGA questions or comments from juniors or parents should be directed to the NSJGA Email address at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The NSJGA provides important information via its website or by email to its members.  Please check your email and the NSJGA website for up to minute information.

AWARDS:  Anyone finishing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in each division will receive an award for each tournament and will qualify for the Tournament of Champions to be held at the end of the season.  An entry form for the Tournament of Champions is included in this packet and is also available on the website. 

Player of the Year:  This award is presented at the end of the year to the player in each division who accumulates the most points for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishes.  Players must have participated in a minimum of 4 tournaments to be eligible for the Player of the Year award.  If the golfer shows up for an event and it is rained out, that tournament counts towards the minimum of four and a 0 score is registered.  If the tournament is shortened due to inclement weather, a 9 hole score will be used.

POINTS for Player of the Year:  1st place = 5 pts., 2nd Place = 3 pts., 3rd place = 1 pt.

Low Stroke Average:  This award is presented to the player in each division with the lowest stroke average for a minimum of four NSJGA tournaments in any one division.  If the golfer shows up for an event and it is rained out, that tournament counts towards the minimum of four and a 0 score is registered.  If the tournament is shortened due to inclement weather, a 9 hole score will be used.

Overall Player of the Year:  This award is open to all NSJGA players and will be presented to the most deserving player at the discretion of the NSJGA.  The criteria for this award include Sportsmanship, Responsibility, Attitude, and Golfing Performance—each weighted equally.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  If you are unable to play in a tournament that you have registered for, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the appropriate Golf Shop at notify the staff member.   In order to receive credit for the tournament, the cancellation must be given by 5:00 pm on the Saturday prior to the tournament.  SMW 352-382-3838 Ext 14 – SW 352-382-5996

NO SHOW POLICY:  If you have entered a tournament and fail to show up on TWO occasions without notifying the NSJGA by leaving an email.  For tournaments with limited space, golfers with one no show may be barred from entry.

DRESS POLICY:  All NSJGA players will be required to participate in all tournaments in proper golfing attire.  Collared shirts are required; Male players; Shirts must be tucked in.  No cut off shorts, jeans, jean shorts or tank tops will be permitted; and spikeless golf shoes or sneakers are required.  Other types of athletic shoes will not be permitted (i.e. baseball/soccer/football, etc.).  Short length may be no shorter than 6” above the knee.  Any NSJGA member arriving at the first tee without the proper attire will not be allowed to playParents and spectators must also abide by this dress policy to be permitted on the golf course and in the clubhouse area.

EQUIPMENT POLICY:  All NSJGA members are required to have their own golf equipment.  Golfers are allowed to use a pull cart and may utilize range finders.  Please contact the NSJGA prior to the beginning of the season if you need equipment as we may have some donated used equipment available for the juniors.

TURNING IN SCORE CARDS:

*** Any player who leaves the course without signing or turning in their scorecard by placing it in the NSJGA scorecard box will be automatically disqualified, and faces a one tournament suspension.

***  All players must check in with the scorekeepers before leaving the course to turn in their signed scorecard by placing it in the NSJGA scorecard box.  Players are required to stay with their designated foursome.  Failure to do so will automatically disqualify the player.

INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR Foul language, name calling, derogatory remarks about or to fellow competitors and throwing of clubs will not be tolerated. The junior will be warned and if inappropriate behavior continues, the committee may suspend the junior for the remainder of the season and from the Tournament of Champions.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

 1.Registration begins one hour before the first tee Please do not show up at the golf course prior to the registration time.

2.Range balls will be available no earlier than one hour prior to the first tee time.

3.Be ready to hit when it is your turn.

4.PACE OF PLAY: Keep up with the Group in Front of you at all times

5.The 10-stroke rule applies to ALL Divisions.

6.Golfers are expected to comply with all rules of golf course etiquette and are expected to leave the course in better condition than they found it.

7.Caddies are NOT allowed

8.Cell phone usage is NOT permitted on the course unless for an Emergency, remember to turn your cell phone to silent.

 

A PARENT’S ROLE

            You want that first tournament to build your child’s confidence.  Keep in mind, there are going to be nerves with this event.  If you sense anxiety, create a relaxed environment ahead of time. 

            Make sure your child arrives at the course about an hour before tee time.  This allows time to unwind, practice, and loosen up.  The golfer must check in at the NSJGA registration table immediately upon arrival at the course.  The player will receive their score card, rules sheet & lunch ticket at the registration table. 

            Parents wishing to follow their junior must register at the NSJGA registration table prior to the tournament.  If parents or spectators wish to use a golf cart they must pay the cart fee as required by each local golf course. Please present your receipt to the NSJGA staff to receive your cart assignment.

            Parents (and spectators) must abide by the same dress code policy as the NSJGA members on the golf course and in the clubhouse areas if they wish to attend.

            Parents are not to act as a caddy or scorekeeper for junior golfers, as Caddies are NOT allowed Violation of this rule may result in a two-stroke penalty or disqualification for the child.   Interference by spectators may result in their removal from the course at the discretion of the NSJGA staff.  A copy of the Parent/Spectator Guidelines is available at the registration table at every NSJGA event.

            The NSJGA staff reserves the right to restrict a parent or a spectator from an event.

 

GOLF COURSE MANNERS

From tee to green –treat others as you would like to be treated.

1.         Leave the course in better condition than you found it.

            That means:

  • §Replace your divots by retrieving the displaced turf, or, if available, by placing a sand and seed mixture in the hole you made.
  • §Rake the sand smooth after playing from a bunker.
  • §Fix at least one ball mark on every green.
  • §Never throw clubs or damage the course in frustration over a missed shot

2.         Respect fellow players.

            That means:

  • §Don’t talk, or take practice swings, or stand close to another player who is about to swing.
  • §Don’t step on another player’s line (the path the ball will take on the green).
  • §Warn other players of an approaching shot by shouting “Fore!”
  • §When a fellow player is hitting, try to follow the flight of the shot so you can help find the ball if necessary.
  • §Compliment good shots; ignore bad ones.
  • §Avoid overly vocal outbursts; even celebrating can be annoying to others.

3.         Play quickly and efficiently.

            That means:

  • Be ready to hit when it is your turn.  Know the correct yardage and select the proper club well in advance.

(Note:  The player farthest away from the hole is always next to hit.  On the tee, the player who posted the lowest score on the previous hole has the “honor”.)

  • Keep pace with the group in front of you.  You are playing too slowly if the group in front is more than one hole ahead.
  • Never look for a ball for more than five minutes – three minutes if another group is waiting on the tee.

(Note:  A ball is deemed lost, under the rules, if it is not found within five minutes of the search’s beginning.)

If you believe a ball to be lost, OUTSIDE A WATER HAZARD, play a provisional ball.

  • Don’t hit until the players ahead are out of range.

What to do when lightning is near – as published by the U.S.G.A.

AVOID

  • §Open fields, including golf course
  • §Swimming pools, lakes, and seashores
  • §Railroad tracks
  • §Wire fences, overhead wires, and clotheslines
  • §Isolated trees
  • §Hilltops and open spaces
  • §Tractors and other golf course maintenance machinery
  • §Golf carts or any open vehicles

SEEK

  • §Buildings protected against lightning
  • §Large metal-framed buildings
  • §Large unprotected buildings
  • §Automobiles with metal tops and bodies
  • §Trailers with metal bodies

WHEN ONE OF THE ABOVE IS NOT AVAILABLE, SEEK

  • §Dense woods, not isolated trees
  • §Low lying areas, not hilltops or high places
  • §Small unprotected buildings, tents or shelters in low-lying places

*  Raising golf clubs or umbrellas above the head increases the risk when lightning is near.

* The NSJGA emphasizes that all players should be aware that they have the right to stop play if they think lightning threatens them, even though the committee may not have specifically authorized it by signal as indicated in the U.S.G.A. Rules 6-8 and 33-2d.

The NSJGA generally uses the following signals:

  • To discontinue play: One (1) prolonged note of a siren, repeated
  • To resume play: Three (3) consecutive notes of a siren, repeated

  

NORTH SUNCOAST JUNIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION

PROCEDURE FOR BREAKING TIES

18 HOLES – Match cards for last 9 holes played.  If the tying players have the same score for the last nine holes, the winner will be determined on the basis of the last six holes.  If the last six holes are tied, then the score of the first three holes will determine the winner.  If the tie cannot be settled this way – the Number 1 handicap hole will be used.

12 HOLES – The total of the last six holes will be used.  If this does not determine a winner, the last four holes will be counted.  If this does not determine a winner, the last two holes will be counted.  If this does not determine a winner, the Number 1 handicap hole will be used.

9 HOLES – The total of the last six holes will be used.  If this does not determine a winner, the last three holes will be counted.  If this does not determine a winner, the Number 1 handicap hole will be used.

LESS THAN 9 HOLES – Last two holes will determine the winner of the tied match.  If this does not determine a winner, the first two holes will be used.  If this does not produce a winner, the lowest handicap hole applicable will be used.

If it is IMPOSSIBLE to break a tie, a blind draw of the cards will take place.

NOTE:   The Tie-Break procedures noted on any Local Rules Sheet will supersede this general Procedure for Breaking Ties.