The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Junior Tour is a walking tour. Players are required to walk and are responsible for carrying their own bags. The use of non-motorized pull carts is permitted.
The use of any electronic devices (cell phones, mp3 players) and any electronic yardage devices (range finders, sky caddies) are prohibited during tournament rounds. These are permitted during practice rounds and on the practice range.
Competitors must check in at the registration table at least 1 hour prior to the tee time.
The shuttling of players from green to tee with the use of spectator cart is allowed.
All play will be governed by the 2008-09 USGA Rules of Golf and its Decisions and where applicable by Local Rules, Conditions and Definitions subject to changes or amendments by the Tournament Committee.
Pace of Play will be governed by the Rules Committee. It is your responsibility to PLAY READY GOLF. Each group will receive one warning. The next violation will result in the penalization to all players in the group.
Pace of Play Tips to Avoid Penalty
- Play Ready Golf.
- Show identifying marks on your golf ball to fellow competitors.
- Get your yardage before it is your turn to play.
- Read your putt before it is your turn to play.
- Recognize when someone will need the flag tended or your ball marked.
- Get to your next shot without delay. It is more important what you do between shots than during.
- Be aware of who is away. If you're not sure, ask.
- Know where your group is in relation to the group in front of you.
- Anyone can search for a lost ball. Have your parents and spectators one shot ahead of your group to spot errant shots.
- If a ball is not found after a brief search, the fellow competitors should go forward and play their shots to the green and let the player and spectators continue the search.
- If your ball might be lost outside a water hazard or out of bounds, play a Provisional Ball (Rule 27-2).
- If a situation arises and you do not know how to proceed, play a second ball under Rule 3-3 and continue play (stroke play only). You must report the facts to the Tournament Committee afterwards regardless of score.
- Place golf bag off the putting green near the next teeing ground. This avoids holding up the following group to hit while a player retrieves their golf bag from the front of the green.
Rule 6-6 (A and B) of the 2008-09 USGA Rules of Golf provides: "After each hole the marker should check the score with the competitor and record it. On completion of the round the marker must sign the card and hand it to the competitor. If more than one marker records the scores, each must sign for the part for which he is responsible. After completion of the round, the competitor should check his score for each hole and settle any doubtful points with the Committee. He must ensure that the marker has signed the card, signed the card himself and return it" to the scorer's table. To avoid the possibility of being disqualified, remain in the scoring area until your card has been checked and the scorer dismisses you.
A sudden death playoff to determine the champion of each age division will be held immediately following play if needed. Ties for other awarded positions will be determined by a scorecard playoff.