Policies & Procedures
Rules of Golf
- USGA Rules will govern play at all times
- SDJGA Hardcard and Local Rules are also in effect unless otherwise noted
Age Division Assignments
Members are required to play in their designated age division unless their birthday moves them into the next division in the middle of the season. A player may decide to move up early for purposes of qualifying for the Callaway Junior World Golf Championships or for end of the year awards at the SDJGA Awards Banquet. Any points earned prior to moving up divisions will not carry over to the older division.
Juniors between the ages of 5-8 compete in tournaments amongst members of the same gender in the same division. Awards will be given to the top 6 places at each tournament.
Juniors between the ages of 9-10 compete in tournaments amongst members of the same gender in the same division. Awards will be given to the top 6 places at each tournament.
Juniors between the ages of 11-12 compete in tournaments amongst members of the same gender in the same division. Awards will be given to the top 6 places at each tournament.
Juniors between the ages of 13-14 compete in tournaments amongst members of the same gender in the same division. Awards will be given to the top 6 places at each tournament.
Juniors between the ages of 15-17 compete in tournaments amongst members of the same gender in the same division. Awards will be given to the top 6 places at each tournament.
Code of Conduct Policy
All SDJGA members are expected to exhibit sportsmanlike conduct as well as show respect for facilities, staff and fellow members at all times. The use of tobacco, alcohol or controlled substances is strictly prohibited at all SDJGA events. All members of the SDJGA must agree to abide by the Code of Conduct policy as a condition of participating in SDJGA events. Any member who behaves in violation of this policy may be subject to tournament disqualification, suspension, or loss of membership. Infractions of the Code of Conduct policy by a member's parent(s) or guardian(s) may also subject the player to the above mentioned consequences. Conduct infractions may also disqualify a member from consideration for end of the year awards and/or selection to SDJGA travel teams.
To qualify as a resident the player must be able to show proof of completion of their most recent quarter of school that is within the San Diego County limits. If your most recent quarter of school was completed outside of San Diego County then you will be classified as a non-resident.
Appropriate golf attire must be worn at all times during SDJGA tournaments.
Every junior ages 12 and under must identify an adult that is responsible for them at the registration table for every tournament*. The adult responsible must be present the entire time the junior is on the premises of the golf course. This policy is aimed to provide a safe environment for all juniors and to ensure every junior is properly supervised. Any junior who does not have an adult supervisor will not be allowed to participate in the tournament.
*One adult may be responsible for one or more juniors. (i.e. in a carpool situation, the adult driving can be identified as the supervisor for all the juniors in the carpool).
Each group in the 10 & under divisions MUST have a parent scorekeeper present in order to participate. Parents play a vital role in the success of this Association's activities and we cannot conduct tournaments, especially for the younger divisions, without the support of the parents. We hope that all parents will share in the responsibility of providing the best possible experience for all juniors by volunteering their time at tournaments. Individuals who decline to volunteer when asked, whether at a tournament site or previously scheduled, may cause the cancellation of a tournament or risk the revocation of membership privileges.
Volunteering will give parents a chance to interact with the juniors. It will prove to be a positive and enjoyable experience for both the volunteer and the junior. Please share your time with the junior golfers of San Diego. We need parents to volunteer at the registration table and scoring tables, as course marshals and mostly as walking scorers. Thank you for your support.
Tournament Registration and Entry Fees
It is the member's responsibility to register for SDJGA tournaments prior to the deadline. Deadline dates will be posted for each tournament at www.sdjga.org. Payment for each event will be processed 14 days prior to the competition date. Members will be charged their full entry fee for canceling within 5 business days of the tournament.
Rulings & Decisions
Rulings may only be made by designated representatives of the SDJGA Tournament Committee. Any ruling or decision that does not conform to the Rules of Golf or the Conditions of Competition will not be valid.
All ties for 1st place will be decided but a hole-by-hole sudden death playoff. All other ties for awards shall be decided by matching scorecards. All remaining ties will stand. Tying scores shall be matched starting with the cumulative score the last 9 holes, last 6 holes, last 3 holes and then individual hole scores starting from the last hole of the stipulated round. The scorecard with the best score shall be the winner. In the event this procedure does not produce a winner, the Tournament Director has the authority to determine a method most appropriate for the tournament.
The player first to win a hole shall be determined the 1st place winner. In the event of a multiple player playoff, the players with the best score for each hole move on to the next hole until the 1st and 2nd place finish is determined. All previously eliminated players shall stand tied at 3rd place. The tiebreak for the remaining awards shall be determined by the tiebreak procedure.
Points will be awarded to the top 20 finishers in each competition, excluding the Tony Figueras Memorial (Novice) Series.
Junior World Points
The following points will be awarded to members finishing in the top 10 of the Callaway Junior World Golf Championships:
1st - 350, 2nd - 300, 3rd - 250, 4th - 200, 5th - 150, 6th - 125, 7th - 100, 8th - 75, 9th - 50, 10th - 25
The Ethics Committee reserves the right to make final decisions regarding the Code of Conduct. The Ethics Committee is comprised of 2 members of the SDJGA Board of Directors, the Executive Director, the Tournament Director and SDJGA legal counsel. The Committee will only review Code of Conduct infractions documented in writing. The Executive Director and the Director of Tournament Operations will investigate all documented infractions. The facts investigated will be presented to the Committee. All parties involved will have an opportunity to report their version of the events regarding the incident before the Committee.
No Show Policy
Any member who misses a tournament without proper notification to the SDJGA tournament office will be considered a no show. All cancellations should be submitted via email to the SDJGA office. (Chris@sdjga.org or Andrew@sdjga.org)
Time of Starting
All members are responsible for arriving on time to the teeing ground, ready to play at the time posted on the pairing sheet. It is the request of the SDJGA staff that all participants check in at the registration table 30 minutes prior to their tee time.
Caddies are not permitted in any SDJGA tournaments unless otherwise stated.
Distance Measuring Devices
Distance measuring devices will be permitted for the 2013 season in the Championship, 13-14 and 11-12 divisions.
Practice in Between Holes
Between the play of two holes, a player shall not play any practice strokes on or near the putting green on the last hole played.
Practice Between Competition Rounds
Rule 7. Practice
7-1. Before or Between Rounds
b. Stroke Play
Before a round or play-off on any day of a stroke-play competition, a competitor must not practice on the competition course or test the surface of any putting green on the course by rolling a ball or roughening or scraping the surface.
When two or more rounds of a stroke-play competition are to be played over consecutive days, a competitor must not practice between those rounds on any competition course remaining to be played, or test the surface of any putting green on such course by rolling a ball or roughening or scraping the surface.
Practice putting or chipping on or near the first teeing ground before starting a round or play-off is permitted.
Penalty for Breach of Rule 7-1b: Disqualification.
The Committee may, in the conditions of a competition (Rule 33-1), prohibit practice on the competition course on any day of a match-play competition or permit practice on the competition course or part of the course (Rule 33-2c) on any day of or between rounds of a stroke-play competition.
Under Rule 33-2c, the SDJGA will allow practice on a competition course between rounds of a stroke play event. Only applies when competition takes place over two or more courses.
Example 1 - Two day tournament at Cottonwood Golf Course. Practice would not be permitted on the compeition course from the first day of competition through the duration of the event.
Example 2 - Two day tournament played at Cottonwood Golf Course for round 1, and Doubletree golf course for round 2. Practice would not be permitted on either course the day the course was in use for competition. Players would be permitted to practice on the Doubletree course after the start of round 1 at Cottonwood.
Rights as a Player
It is the member's responsibility to be informed of their rights as a player and their responsibilities as a player. It is to the player's ultimate advantage to be familiar with the Rules of Golf, Rule 6-The Player, and Rule 3-3- Doubt as to Procedure. Please review these rules in order to affirm your rights as a player.
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2851 Camino Del Rio S.
San Diego, CA 92108