Spectator Cart Policy
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
Player Code of Conduct
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
Electronic Devices / Range Finders
- 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
NO SHOW / NO CARD Policy
No Card is defined as player walking off the course for no reason, and not informing the JGAA Staff / Volunteers his reason for walking off the course.
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 season.
- The player is disqualified for the remainder of the current season, including any State JGAA Teams.
No Show, Withdrawal, No Card, Justifiable Withdrawal, and Disqualification Policies:
No Show – (NS) :
- If a player does NOT show up for their 1st Round tee time, and DOES NOT properly withdraw from the event. Proper withdraw includes notifying the JGAA staff (Lexi@jgaa.org) of their withdraw BEFORE the player is suppose to tee off, before their scheduled tee time.
- If a player NO SHOWS without properly withdrawing from the event, he / she will be removed from the next event they are signed up for.
Withdrawal – Submitted for Rankings (WD):
- If a player begins a tournament and withdraws for a verified reason, such as illness, injury or other outstanding circumstance. This includes a withdraw after a few holes, or after the 1st round. The player MUST notify the staff person on site that they are withdrawing and the reason they are withdrawing. IF THE player withdraws because of poor play, or without a legitimate reason, they will be listed as a NO CARD (see below). If a player withdraws AFTER Round 1, before ROUND 2, they must still notify staff via email/ phone (Lexi@jgaa.org) that they are withdrawing and the reason for their withdraw. If the JGAA staff is NOT notified of the WD after the 1st round by the player (in-between rounds), the player could be listed as a DQ (disqualification).
Justifiable Withdrawal – Will NOT be used anymore moving forward
- Justified Withdraw (JWD) will not be used any more in JGAA events. If a player withdraws AFTER he/ she tees off, they will be listed as a WD on the results online, and the results sent to Junior Golf Scoreboard. Depending on the reason for the withdraw the player could be listed as a No Card (NC); See No Card explanation below.
No Card – Submitted for Rankings (NC):
- If a player begins the tournament, and then he/she withdraws without a good reason, such as playing poorly (good reason = illness, injury), he/ she could be listed as a No Card (NC) in the online results and the results submitted to Jr Golf Scoreboard. This includes failure to turn in a signed scorecard for a completed round (ie= walking off the course). The Player MUST notify a staff member on site that they will be withdrawing and any reason for the withdraw. If the player DOES NOT notify the staff member on site, they would be listed as a No Card (NC). Final determination on the NC will be determined by the JGAA staff.
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. This would also include a player that finishes Round 1, and does NOT notify the JGAA staff of his intent/ reason to withdraw and does NOT show up for his/ her Round 2 tee time.
To withdraw from an event before the 1st round, including an invitational, notice must be given to the JGAA Tournament Staff.
To withdraw, call the JGAA office or 602-944-6168 or Email Tournament Director Lexi Sobieski: firstname.lastname@example.org.
When requesting a refund in writing, please include the members’s name, age, address and the name and date of the tournament.
2023 WITHDRAW / REFUND POLICY
Before Deadline and 2 weeks (14 days) prior:
Tournament Entry fee credited to players account, minus a $15 fee. The credit can be used toward a future JGAA event.
After Deadline and 8-13 days prior to event:
Half of the tournament entry fee will be credited to the players account.
After Deadline, 7 days or less from Round 1:
No refund will be issued. Cancellations within 7 days with a verifiable doctor’s note will be granted a refund on ½ the entry fee.
If the player would like a refund on their credit card instead of future credit, it must be requested at the time of the withdraw.
On-Site Waiting List Policy
Parents Code of Conduct
- 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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