Junior Tour Rules and Regulations
SCHEDULE AND FEES
First Tee – Canton Junior Tour has scheduled events at area course in or near Stark County. Dates and times will be posted early 2021. Ages 13-18 boys and girls will play 18 holes at $40.00 per event. Boys and girls 10-12 years of age will play 9 holes at $25.00 per event. The participants will be given a hot dog and drink at each event. Range balls are not included in the tournament fee.
Boys ages (10-12) Girls ages (10-12) nine hole event. Boys ages (13-15) Girls ages (13-15) and Boys ages (16-18) Girls ages (16-18) eighteen hole event. You may play up in an age group in any event if you request at registration. If you turn 19 years of age you are no longer eligible for the tour. First Tee – Canton Junior Tour is for intermediate and advanced golfers. Beginners may call First Tee – Canton for available golf and life skills classes or go to register for more information.
Registrations for all First Tee – Canton Junior Tour events must be completed online before 3:00 pm the Friday prior to the event. Please do not call the hosting golf course for entrance into the event. Any participant that is not registered by 3:00 PM on the Friday before will be denied playing in the event.
The deadline for each event will be 3:00 pm the Friday prior to the event. NO EXCEPTIONS!
TEE TIMES AND PAIRINGS
Tee times will be e-mailed to the address provided to First Tee – Canton during registration. Please keep your e-mail updated so we can provide you with your tee time and pairings. You may also view tee times on our website. If your tee time is not posted please call First Tee -Canton as soon as possible. The pairings and tee times will be sent to The Repository for posting. Please be at your starting hole 10 minutes before your scheduled tee time the tour director has the right to disqualify the contestant for being late for their tee time. No Refunds!
Players should play at a prompt pace throughout the round. Players are both allowed and encouraged to play “ready golf” in a safe and responsible way (Rule 6.4b). Tournament director has the discretion to handle slower golfers as needed.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
There will be no refunds issued for cancellations after the registration deadline. Please check your calendar closely prior to registering for an event.
If a junior does not show for an event after they have registered, they will forfeit their entry fee for that event. Entry fees will not be applied to a future event.
All age brackets will be competing on the same nine holes. If an age bracket has completed nine holes, then the tournament will be deemed complete. The tournament golf professional may invoke a local rule to permit preferred lies in extreme weather conditions and will have the right to cancel due to extreme weather. No dollar refunds will be issued.
Please conduct yourself properly and courteously on the course, in the club house and on the property of the host site. Cheating and not following the USGA rules and etiquette of golf are not permitted. Use of cell phones by players or spectators is not permitted on the course. Any use of bad language or throwing equipment will not be tolerated. Proper golf attire will be expected.
RULES OF GOLF
Play will be governed by the United States Golf Association Rules of golf. If there are any questions on the rules, it can be settled by the tournament golf professional or one of his associates.
CADDIES AND CARTS
In First Tee – Canton Junior Tour all players must carry their own clubs; however, pull carts are permitted. Caddies will be permitted for the 10 to 12 year old division. There will be no motorized carts permitted without a valid doctor’s note.
In case of a tie for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in the any division, the tie will be broken based on the USGA recommended method for score card play offs according to the USGA Rules of Golf. This includes the points for this event. If possible, a tie for first place will have a playoff.
All prizes will be issued at the completion of each age division. Please do not leave until prizes in your age division are given out. If a player leaves prior to the completion of the age division, the child could forfeit their trophy and tournament standing for that event.
PARENT AND PLAYER CONCERNS
If a player is concerned or upset by the actions of another player or parent, they must report the problem to the tour professional or one of his associates before they sign their scorecard. Although we want the parents to continue watching their juniors play, parents cannot get involved with the players.
Spectators may not advise participants on club selection or how to play a shot on the hole, and must remain ½ hole away from all participants and caddies. There will be NO MOTORIZED CARTS issued to any spectator without a valid doctor’s note which must be provided at the registration deadline for the upcoming Monday tournament. Spectators may help look for a lost ball without conversing with the players. First Tee – Canton has the right to deny spectators from watching the tournament. First Tee – Canton Junior Tour is for the benefit of the contestants.
This year is a points system tour, the top 9 in each age group will play in the championship. See the schedule for the date and location. In case a player cannot make the championship the next highest point winner will take his/her place. Points are rewarded for First Place, Second Place, Third Place and participation. If there is a tie for the ninth spot, the lowest scoring average will break the tie. If you withdraw from a tournament points will not be given for that event.
1st place= 75 points – 2nd place= 50 points – 3rd place= 35 points – participation= 20pts
Contacts and business hours- Business hours are Monday – Friday 9 – 5pm.
First Tee – Canton – 330.452.5331 Golf Professional – Terry Taylor – 330.581.8817
Email – [email protected]
Rules and Regulations are subject to change if deemed necessary