Once approved, the JGAA office will mail out the Spectator Cart Badge to the applicant. This badge must be with the pre-approved applicant to use a spectator cart.
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To be eligible for the Spectator Cart Badge, the applicant must submit a copy of one of the following with the application to be eligible:
- Department of Motor Vehicle Disable Person Placard Identification Card
- Disable Insurance award letter
- V.A Letter confirming a disability
A 5-day waiting period (from the date we receive the materials) is required to verify the documents and issue the official JGAA Spectator Cart Badge.
There will be a $15 charge for processing, materials and shipping of the badge. Any lost badges will have a $10 replacement fee. Violation of any of the policies printed on the Spectator Cart Badge will result in the immediate loss of privilege.
The following are the Rules and Guidelines for those approved for a Spectator Cart Badge:
The Spectator Cart Badge MUST BE present to have access to a cart an event that allows spectators. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Before checking-in with the golf shop to receive a golf cart, the Spectator Cart Badge holder must check-in with the JGAA Staff on site.
The privilege may only be used at courses that allow spectators on the course. Spectators are responsible for the courses cart fee. It will be at the discretion of the host facility if they will grant use of spectator carts.
The JGAA is not responsible for a course that chooses not to allow any spectator carts on the course. Playing at each facility is a privilege, not a right, and all spectators shall abide by the rules of the facility.
Spectator carts should be operated in a safe manner, observing golf etiquette and without any unnecessary interference with play.
The individual whom the privilege was granted to is the ONLY individual who may be in the golf cart. If the individual who has the JGAA Spectator Cart Badge is unable to physically drive the golf cart, he or she must notify the JGAA office as least one week before the event to request an additional badge for a driver to use during the event.
If at any time a player, or another spectator that does not have his or her own spectator cart badge, is in the cart while in motion, the approved spectator will lose the Spectator Cart privileges for the remainder of the year, no exceptions.
The Rules printed on the back of the Spectator Cart Approved badge must be followed, in addition to the JGAA Spectator Policies. Failure to abide by these rules will result in immediate loss of priviledges.
The Spectator Guidelines for JGAA events are as follows:
- All spectators MUST be at least 7 years of age.
- Spectators are asked to adhere to the JGAA dress code.
- Spectators must remain on the cart path at all times or at least 30 yards away from the group if a cart path is not available.
- Any verbal or non-verbal contact could be construed as giving advice (Rule 10). Conversations with players are not permitted.
- Requests to use a golf cart while spectating must be submitted to the JGAA office at least two days prior to the event. Requests will be approved if warranted by physical or health reasons.
- Use of cell phones or other electronic devices are prohibited when spectating.
Failure to abide by these rules may result in removal from the course.
Disciplinary measures: (removal from the golf course, clubhouse area, suspension of spectator privileges), will be taken for any spectator that shows lack of respect for volunteers, rules officials or JGAA staff.
Immediate suspension of spectator privileges for obscene, abusive, or vulgar language or any physical contact with anyone with the intent to do bodily harm
The JGAA Code of Conduct is a guideline for junior golfers to follow throughout the tournaments, both on and off the course. It is not intended to scare players, but to help JGAA participants understand the consequences of their actions.
Specific Penalties will be assessed for the following:
- A 2-stroke penalty will be assessed every time a participant leaves litter on the course property and fails to pick up litter found on the course.
- A 2-stroke penalty will be assessed every time a participant fails to replace a divot, repair a ball mark or fails to rake a bunker.
- Any of the following behavior will result in a warning. Flagrant and subsequent violations will result in disqualification. Repeated infractions will result in suspension of membership:
- Lack of respect for others
- Improper attire (see dress code)
- Use of electronic devises (includes walkmans, radios, MP3 players, beepers and mobile phones) are prohibited during the round of play. Devises may be used before and after the round. This policy applies to scorekeepers and caddies.
The following violation are always considered flagrant and as such, they will result in automatic disqualification:
- Lack of respect for volunteers or officials
- Damage to course or course property
- Smoking or use of tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs
- Throwing clubs
- Obscene, abusive or vulgar language
- Belts on boys
- Neat and clean clothing
- Hats worn properly (bills forward)
- Sleeves and collars on boys’ shirts. Shirts must be tucked in.
- Collared shirts with or without sleeves on girls
- Capri pants, shorts, skorts and skirts on girls that are appropriate for golf
- Girls shirts not to rise above the belt line at any time during the golf swing.
- Midriff must not be visible at any time during the golf swing
- Boy’s shorts must NOT be lower than the bottom of the knee
- Shorts, pants, or cargo shorts that are appropriate for golf.
- Spikeless golf shoes or tennis shoes only (shoes must be worn at all times)
- All clothing must be worn in a neat and respectable way.
Improper attire includes, but is not limited to:
- Visible body piercing other than earrings on Girls
- Visible body piercing including earrings on Boys
- Tee shirts
- Tank tops
- Tennis shorts
- Caps worn backwards
- Bathing suits
- Short shorts
- Excessively baggy shorts
Please note that the JGAA Tournament Staff has the right to deem other attire to be improper, even if it does not appear in the previous
Sanctions for No-Show Infractions
- The player is disqualified from the next JGAA event for which the junior has previously entered (Invitational or open entry).
- The player is disqualified from the next two JGAA events for which the junior has previously entered, and must assist the staff at a JGAA event prior to being allowed to play in another event in the 2018 season.
- The player is disqualified for the remainder of the 2018 season, including any State JGAA Teams.
Did Not Start, No Show, Withdrawal, No Card, Justifiable Withdrawal, and Disqualification Policies:
Did Not Start – Not submitted for rankings ( DNS ):
- If a player does not hit the first shot of the tournament for any reason, it will be recorded as a Did Not Start ( DNS ) and will not submitted for the rankings
No Show – Submitted for Rankings ( NS ):
- If a player begins a tournament and completes one or more rounds, signs a scorecard, and does not show up for a subsequent tee time without contacting an official, it will be recorded as a No Show ( NS ) and all official round scores for the event will be submitted for rankings
Withdrawal – Submitted for Rankings ( WD ):
- If a player begins a tournament and completes one or more rounds, signs a scorecard, and notifies an official they will not be going on without a justifiable and independently verifiable reason, it will be recorded as a Withdrawal ( WD ) and all official round scores for the event will be submitted for rankings
No Card – Submitted for Rankings ( NC ):
- If a player begins the tournament, and for any reason other than a justified withdrawal, fails to turn in a signed scorecard for a completed round, it will be recorded as a No Card ( NC ) and all official round scores for the event will be submitted for the rankings
Justifiable Withdrawal – Not submitted for Rankings ( JWD ):
- If a player tees it up, plays a complete or partial round and notifies an official with a justifiable and independently verifiable reason such as clearly swollen ankle, bee sting, etc…, it will be recorded as a Justifiable Withdrawal ( JWD ) and will not be submitted for rankings. However, hurt wrists, bad back, sore neck, or not feeling well are not reasons for a JWD. Receipt for treatment from medical personnel will be accepted and considered when making these decisions by the tournament committee.
Disqualification – Submitted for Rankings ( DQ ):
- If a player tees it up and commits a USGA Rules infraction during the course of play or unintentionally fails to sign a scorecard before leaving the scoring area it will be recorded as a Disqualification ( DQ ) and all official round scores will be submitted for the rankings
- All refund requests, online or other, must be in our office before the Closing/Deadline Date of the event.
- After the entry deadline, and more than 3 days out from the 1st round, only ½ of the tournament entry fee will be credited to the players account if they request credit when they withdraw.
- Less than 3 days out and when round 1 pairings are posted, there will be no refund issued.
- The amount credited will be the amount originally paid, minus a $5.00 per tournament handling fee.
- Refunds will be automatically credited to the players’ credit account. The credits can then be used to enter future JGAA events.
- If a player would like their refund to be issued back to the credit card used for their original entry, they must contact the JGAA office to make this request.
- When requesting a refund in writing, please include the members’s name, age, address and the name and date of the tournament.
Any refunds will be automatically credited to the players’ credit account. The credits can then be used to enter future JGAA events.
If a player would like their refund to be issued back to the credit card used for their original entry, they must contact the JGAA office to make this request.
All refund requests, online or other, must be in our office before the Closing/Deadline Date of the event. No refunds will be available after the Closing/Deadline Date.
The amount refunded will be the amount originally paid, minus a $5.00 per tournament handling fee. JGAA invitationals will have specific refund deadline dates assigned to each event.
When requesting a refund in writing, please include the members’s name, age, address and the name and date of the tournament.
- Minimize all contact between yourself and the players, including your own child. If you wish to hand your child a drink or some other item they might need, feel free to do so, but keep all conversations brief and make sure you are not giving any advice to your child. Any parent who gives advice will be immediately asked to leave the course and your actions could result in a penalty being assessed to your child.
- In general keep a reasonable distance from the players. Do NOT walk down the fairway with them.
- Do NOT go on the greens or tees.
- If you walk ahead of the group, do not position yourself in a manner that would give your child some information on how to play a shot.
- If you walk with the group, keep to the side of play. Please do not walk down the fairway behind the group as it might hold up the group behind.
- Be aware of other groups on the golf course at all times.
- ALL cell phones are prohibited on the golf course.
- Please help look for potentially lost balls. It can help speed up play and help the group avoid a pace of play penalty.
If you violate these policies one of our officials will speak with you and if the violation is serious enough, you might be asked to leave the course. Please enjoy your day on the course and do not cause your child embarrassment by your behavior.
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