Hurricane Junior Golf Tour

Bluffton Junior Open

Overview
January 12-13, 2019 Bluffton Junior Open
Category: Open
Tournament Courses: Old South Golf Links (Bluffton, SC)
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 2 at Midnight
  • Eligibility:
  • Boys 8-19
  • Girls 8-19
Members Non-Members
$219.00 $294.00
Cost: $219.00 (+$75.00 non-members)
Registration Closed
Divisions
Tiger Woods - Boys 16-18
$219.00
All Rounds
Old South Golf Links
Boys 16-18/Boys 14-15 - Par 72 - 6640 Yards (135/73.0)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 5 11 9 17 13 1 7 15 3 10 18 12 4 2 14 8 16 6
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5
Yardage 383 410 525 157 530 387 364 160 385 405 185 370 354 540 342 445 172 526
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 5 11 9 17 13 1 7 15 3
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4
Yds 383 410 525 157 530 387 364 160 385
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 10 18 12 4 2 14 8 16 6
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5
Yds 405 185 370 354 540 342 445 172 526
All Rounds
Old South Golf Links
Boys 16-18/Boys 14-15 - Par 72 - 6640 Yards (135/73.0)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 5 11 9 17 13 1 7 15 3 10 18 12 4 2 14 8 16 6
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5
Yardage 383 410 525 157 530 387 364 160 385 405 185 370 354 540 342 445 172 526
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 5 11 9 17 13 1 7 15 3
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4
Yds 383 410 525 157 530 387 364 160 385
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 10 18 12 4 2 14 8 16 6
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5
Yds 405 185 370 354 540 342 445 172 526
Will Smith - Boys 14-15
$219.00
All Rounds
Old South Golf Links
Boys 16-18/Boys 14-15 - Par 72 - 6640 Yards (135/73.0)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 5 11 9 17 13 1 7 15 3 10 18 12 4 2 14 8 16 6
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5
Yardage 383 410 525 157 530 387 364 160 385 405 185 370 354 540 342 445 172 526
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 5 11 9 17 13 1 7 15 3
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4
Yds 383 410 525 157 530 387 364 160 385
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 10 18 12 4 2 14 8 16 6
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5
Yds 405 185 370 354 540 342 445 172 526
All Rounds
Old South Golf Links
Boys 16-18/Boys 14-15 - Par 72 - 6640 Yards (135/73.0)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 5 11 9 17 13 1 7 15 3 10 18 12 4 2 14 8 16 6
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5
Yardage 383 410 525 157 530 387 364 160 385 405 185 370 354 540 342 445 172 526
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 5 11 9 17 13 1 7 15 3
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4
Yds 383 410 525 157 530 387 364 160 385
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 10 18 12 4 2 14 8 16 6
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5
Yds 405 185 370 354 540 342 445 172 526
Ernie Els - Boys 11-13
$219.00
All Rounds
Old South Golf Links
Girls 14-18/Boys 11-13 - Par 72 - 5667 Yards (135/73.0)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 5 11 9 17 13 1 7 15 3 10 18 12 4 2 14 8 16 6
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5
Yardage 341 355 405 140 445 340 364 113 316 350 153 319 333 511 309 377 146 350
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 5 11 9 17 13 1 7 15 3
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4
Yds 341 355 405 140 445 340 364 113 316
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 10 18 12 4 2 14 8 16 6
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5
Yds 350 153 319 333 511 309 377 146 350
All Rounds
Old South Golf Links
Girls 14-18/Boys 11-13 - Par 72 - 5667 Yards (135/73.0)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 5 11 9 17 13 1 7 15 3 10 18 12 4 2 14 8 16 6
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5
Yardage 341 355 405 140 445 340 364 113 316 350 153 319 333 511 309 377 146 350
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 5 11 9 17 13 1 7 15 3
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4
Yds 341 355 405 140 445 340 364 113 316
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 10 18 12 4 2 14 8 16 6
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5
Yds 350 153 319 333 511 309 377 146 350
Bryson DeChambeau - Boys U10
$219.00
All Rounds
Old South Golf Links
Boys U10 - Par 71 - 4808 Yards (117/68.2)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 11 5 3 15 1 7 13 17 9 4 18 10 2 6 8 14 16 12
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 3 5
Yardage 275 300 410 125 406 290 265 103 300 295 131 281 277 402 320 135 127 366
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 11 5 3 15 1 7 13 17 9
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4
Yds 275 300 410 125 406 290 265 103 300
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 4 18 10 2 6 8 14 16 12
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 3 5
Yds 295 131 281 277 402 320 135 127 366
All Rounds
Old South Golf Links
Boys U10 - Par 71 - 4808 Yards (117/68.2)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 11 5 3 15 1 7 13 17 9 4 18 10 2 6 8 14 16 12
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 3 5
Yardage 275 300 410 125 406 290 265 103 300 295 131 281 277 402 320 135 127 366
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 11 5 3 15 1 7 13 17 9
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4
Yds 275 300 410 125 406 290 265 103 300
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 4 18 10 2 6 8 14 16 12
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 3 5
Yds 295 131 281 277 402 320 135 127 366
Justin Timberlake - Girls 14-18
$219.00
All Rounds
Old South Golf Links
Girls 14-18/Boys 11-13 - Par 72 - 5667 Yards (135/73.0)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 5 11 9 17 13 1 7 15 3 10 18 12 4 2 14 8 16 6
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5
Yardage 341 355 405 140 445 340 364 113 316 350 153 319 333 511 309 377 146 350
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 5 11 9 17 13 1 7 15 3
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4
Yds 341 355 405 140 445 340 364 113 316
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 10 18 12 4 2 14 8 16 6
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5
Yds 350 153 319 333 511 309 377 146 350
All Rounds
Old South Golf Links
Girls 14-18/Boys 11-13 - Par 72 - 5667 Yards (135/73.0)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 5 11 9 17 13 1 7 15 3 10 18 12 4 2 14 8 16 6
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5
Yardage 341 355 405 140 445 340 364 113 316 350 153 319 333 511 309 377 146 350
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 5 11 9 17 13 1 7 15 3
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4
Yds 341 355 405 140 445 340 364 113 316
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 10 18 12 4 2 14 8 16 6
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5
Yds 350 153 319 333 511 309 377 146 350
Justin Rose - Girls U13
$219.00
All Rounds
Old South Golf Links
Girls U13 - Par 71 - 4850 Yards (117/68.2)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 11 5 3 15 1 7 13 17 9 4 18 10 2 6 8 14 16 12
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 3 5
Yardage 290 310 405 137 415 295 310 110 289 305 141 281 274 407 264 141 127 349
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 11 5 3 15 1 7 13 17 9
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4
Yds 290 310 405 137 415 295 310 110 289
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 4 18 10 2 6 8 14 16 12
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 3 5
Yds 305 141 281 274 407 264 141 127 349
All Rounds
Old South Golf Links
Girls U13 - Par 72 - 4850 Yards (117/68.2)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 11 5 3 15 1 7 13 17 9 4 18 10 2 6 8 14 16 12
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5
Yardage 290 310 405 137 415 295 310 110 289 305 141 281 274 407 264 141 127 349
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 11 5 3 15 1 7 13 17 9
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4
Yds 290 310 405 137 415 295 310 110 289
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 4 18 10 2 6 8 14 16 12
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5
Yds 305 141 281 274 407 264 141 127 349
Participants
Tiger Woods - Boys 16-18 (27)
Sam Barton Center Tuftonboro, NH Class of 2018
William Broughman Conway, SC Class of 2021
Luke Cashion Charlotte, NC Class of 2020
Andrew Cherry Dickson, TN Class of 2019
Andrew Choi Englewood Cliffs, NJ Class of 2019
Blake Forbes Richmond Hill, GA Class of 2019
Boland Grayson Louisville, KY Class of 2021
Grant Griswold Walpole, INT Class of 2019
Gavin Hagstrom Fort Collins, CO Class of 2020
Hunter Holson Green Oaks, IL Class of 2020
Yu Chang Jae Busan, Republic of Korea Class of 2019
Anmol Jhangra Lawrenceville, GA Class of 2020
Alessandro Lamarca Westwood, NJ Class of 2019
Tommy Lamb Cary, NC Class of 2020
Doug Matthews Vestal, NY Class of 2019
John McCallum Saint Simons Island, GA Class of 2018
Logan Nerad Charlotte, NC Class of 2020
Todd Norman Savannah, GA Class of 2018
Joe O'Callaghan Waxhaw, NC Class of 2020
Oliver Paddon Sydney, Australia Class of 2020
Lleyton Renner Simpsonville, SC Class of 2020
Blake Shienkaruk Medina, OH Class of 2020
Seo Moon Soo Seoul, Republic of Korea Class of 2019
Martin Sumichrast II Charlotte, NC Class of 2018
Andrew Swanson Bluffton, SC Class of 2021
Nic Whittaker Lansing, NY Class of 2018
Jeong Sung Wook Busan, Republic of Korea Class of 2019
Will Smith - Boys 14-15 (14)
Zach Boorom Jackson, MI Class of 2022
Cheney Connell Blythewood, SC Class of 2021
Sean Engler Bluffton, SC Class of 2022
Thomas Ford Hilton Head, SC Class of 2023
Luke Guthrie Hilton Head Island, SC Class of 2023
Nolan Hawkins Hilton Head Island, SC Class of 2022
Colby McCaskill Fort Mill, SC Class of 2022
Charlie Miller Savannah, GA Class of 2023
Hayden Mincey Mount Pleasant, SC Class of 2022
Killian O'Reilly Reva, VA Class of 2050
Min Woo Park Soeul, Republic of Korea Class of 2023
Yi Dong Wang Foshan, China Class of 2022
Carson Woodard Mount Pleasant, SC Class of 2022
Wyatt Woodard Lebanon, OH Class of 2021
Ernie Els - Boys 11-13 (6)
Sammy Bach Hilton Head Island, SC Class of 2025
Finley Burke Jesup, GA Class of 2023
Tag Graziano Hilton Head, SC Class of 2025
Will Guthrie Hilton Head, SC Class of 2025
Colin Paris Hilton Head Island, SC Class of 2025
Gabe Schmitz Fort Mill, SC Class of 2025
Justin Timberlake - Girls 14-18 (12)
Callie Burns Wynnewod, PA Class of 2020
Tessa Charest Bluffton, SC Class of 2021
Hannah Conroy Cheswick, PA Class of 2018
Mackenzie Gallagher Orlando, FL Class of 2021
Lee Do Hee Busan, Republic of Korea Class of 2019
Lee Kyung Hyun Seoul, Republic of Korea Class of 2023
Kim An Nie Jeonnam, Republic of Korea Class of 2019
Lucia Pantigozo Lima, Peru Class of 2020
Lextyn Petz Columbia, SC Class of 2021
Abigail Sutherland Glenview, KY Class of 2022
Ryu Jae Won Seoul, Republic of Korea Class of 2023
Kim Na Yeong Seoul, Republic of Korea Class of 2022
Justin Rose - Girls U13 (3)
Cho Eun Chae Seoul, Republic of Korea Class of 2024
Lee Kyung Eun Seoul, Republic of Korea Class of 2024
Mary Miller Savannah, GA Class of 2024
Information
Tournament Ranked By
AJGA Junior Golf Scoreboard Tarheel Youth Golf Association South Carolina Junior Golf Association
AJGA: Girls 14-18 (1 to 1 = 4 Stars) (Top 10% = 1 Star)
Junior Golf Scoreboard: 36 holes with 5 or more golfers per division
Tarheel Youth Golf Association: Only players playing from the longest tees are ranked. Minimum participants: 15 boys, 6 girls
South Carolina Junior Golf Association: Only players playing from the longest tees are ranked. Minimum participants: 15 boys, 6 girls
Host Hotel

Host Hotel – Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bluffton

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bluffton will serve as the exclusive host hotel of the HJGT and the Bluffton Junior Open. The hotel is offering tournament participants a rate of $109 per night plus tax. Please reference the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour to obtain this rate when making reservations. Rooms must be booked by January 7, 2019. 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bluffton
35 Bluffton Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910
843-757-2002

Whats at Stake

-Junior Golf Scoreboard Ranking (JGS)

-Top 3 in each division will receive an exemption into the 2019 & 2020 National Championships

-Top 10 finishers receive points towards year end honors which includes ALL HJGT Teams and opportunity to meet division ambassador

-Top 5 in each division will receive an exemption into the 2019 Mid Season Invitational at Sea Island Resort/ Sea Palms Resort June 7-9, 2019

Tour Policies

HJGT Scorecard Policy

When the HJGT provides mobile scoring devices, players must use these devices for scores to be officially submitted and count towards HJGT rankings and points. When mobile scoring devices are used, no paper scorecards will be used or submitted. When you are provided a mobile scoring device, please ensure it is returned in the same condition you received it.

USGA Rules

The USGA rules will govern all play. If between the group, a ruling cannot be established and there is no rules official in the vicinity, we ask you play two balls and a ruling will be administered in the scoring tent.  Competitors must announce to your marker or fellow competitor that you intend to play two balls and which ball you wish to count if the rules permit. Please do not sign scorecards until a ruling has been made official.

Tie Breakers

Tie breakers for first place only will be decided by a sudden death 1-hole playoff. The sudden death playoff will continue until we have a champion. If weather or darkness prevents the tour from completing the playoff Co-Champions will be awarded.

Caddies and Pull Carts

Caddies are permitted at Majors ONLY in all age divisions. Pull carts are allowed in all age divisions. See our tournament schedule for events that are identified as Majors. Motorized pull carts are not allowed at any event. Boys 10 and under and Girls 13 and under can use caddies at ALL HJGT events.

Conforming Golf Balls and Driver Heads

Please click the link to check the conforming and non-conforming list.

Distance Measuring Devices

The HJGT allows devices that measure distance only. Devices that measure wind and/or slope are not allowed.

Sibling Rate

The HJGT will offer families discounts that have two or more junior golfers. Participants who register one player at the normal rate will be eligible to register their brother or sister for $50 OFF. In order to receive this discount you MUST call the HJGT office. This rate is not available online and cannot be adjusted once the regular rate has been charged.

Rainouts and Inclement Weather

The HJGT will make every effort to play an event to the conclusion. We will continue play in wet weather and cold weather unless lightning or severe weather is in the near forecast. In the event the participants need to evacuate the course, tournament officials and the host facility will sound an air horn. Once the air horn is blown you must discontinue all play. Wherever your ball lies, please mark it and we will make every effort to continue play. If an event is shortened due to rain there will be no refunds or credits issued.

In the event a stipulated round is canceled due to inclement weather, the HJGT will make every effort to post a score for that particular day. 9 hole increments will be used for shortened rounds. An entire age division must be through at least the same 9 holes for the score to post for that day otherwise no scores will be posted.  If a stipulated round is completed by some groups and not others, the round WILL be official for those that finished the appropriate number of holes. No credits or refunds will be issued for shortened events.

In the event that NO golf is played and the ENTIRE event is canceled, HJGT accounts will be credited in full for the event *minus a $50 administration fee. The credit will be in the player’s account to use for entry into a future HJGT event.

Refund/Account Credit/Transfer Policy

The HJGT has a NO refund policy on all Memberships and Event Registrations purchased.  The following Account Credit policy has been issued for Event Registrations only.  Before withdrawing from a tournament please review our policies.  All WD requests must be submitted via email to info@hjgt.org. Your email will be returned within 48 hours. In the email please include the player’s name, reason for WD, and which option below you would like to choose. Please note that WD’s cannot be accepted over the phone and must be in writing. No exceptions will be made for any reason.    

  1. Requests for Account Credit that are received prior to 13 days before the first round will be honored minus a $25 administration fee.
  2. Requests for Account Credit that are received between 12 – 7 days before the first round will be honored minus 50% of the entry fee.
  3. A transfer may be requested up until 7 days prior to the first round. Please note that you must transfer your entry fee to a tournament of equal or lesser value or you will be charged the remainder of the balance. Participants are limited to one transfer per calendar year.
  4. No credits or transfers will be issued if a participant cancels their entry 6 days or less prior to the first round. No exceptions will be made.           

HJGT Withdrawal Policy

Due to the rising number of withdraws in junior golf, the HJGT has instituted the following withdrawal policy. Once the player has decided to withdraw he or she must report to the tournament director. If a player fails to report to the tournament staff prior to withdrawing, their WD will be considered unjustified. If a player withdraws during the round for ANY reason he/she must submit a doctor’s note for the withdraw to be considered at JWD. Absolutely no exceptions will be made. The withdraw will be marked as a WD and then when documentation is sent in we will change to a JWD.

Justified Withdrawal The player is obviously ill or has been injured and physically cannot finish the round. The player will receive a WD. Illness or Injury and will be listed next to the players name in the tournament results. Once the tournament director has issued a justified withdrawal, no further action will take place. A player MUST submit a doctor’s note within 72 hours of the withdraw to be considered a JWD. Without documentation the player will remain WD.

Unjustified Withdrawal An unjustified withdrawal is a situation where a player is clearly withdrawing due to poor play or lack of ambition. An unjustified withdrawal also includes withdrawing for any reason without notifying the tournament director. The HJGT takes unjustified withdrawals very seriously and will not be tolerated. An NC (No Card) or NS (No Show) will be issued next to the player’s name in the tournament results based on the situation. Once a player has accumulated two unjustified withdrawals, his or her membership will be suspended for the rest of the calendar year.

Tournament Registration Deadlines

Deadlines to register for all events are 10 days before the 1st round. A lot of HJGT events fill up before the deadline so we always encourage players to register as soon as possible to ensure you get into the field. In the event the field is not full 10 days before the 1st round, the HJGT may allow late addition players after the deadline. This is solely at the discretion of the HJGT staff and the HJGT reserves the right to add any player after the deadline.

Official Time

The official time will be maintained at the starting tee(s) only.

Spectator Policy
General Conduct
Your child is attempting to play at a national level and spectators will be held to a high standard at all HJGT events. Please be aware that coaching of any player, on the golf course, is not allowed. Quietly follow players and keep emotions to a minimum. Smoking and drinking should be kept to a minimum and is not encouraged at any of our events.
Phones
Cell phones are not to be used on the golf course. Please turn off all electronic devices or set them to a silent ring. Cell phones may be used at the clubhouse area (if the club permits).
Dress Code
All HJGT spectators are expected to dress appropriately at the host facility. Blue jeans, tank tops, short shorts, flip flops, and other casual attire should not be worn on the golf course.
Communication with HJGT Participants
Spectators may interact with players in the event of a health reason and handing them sunscreen, food, and beverage only. When a spectator decides to do this they should always do it in front of another spectator and/or other players. (Rule 8- Advice)
Rules Officials
Rules officials will be scattered throughout the golf course to assist players in need of rulings, to monitor pace of play, and for emergency situations. Players and spectators should notify a rules official when a situation arises on the golf course.
In the situation there is not a rules official nearby; a player should play a second ball under rule 3-3. Please be aware it’s the player’s responsibility to know the rules of golf.
Spectators should respect a rules situation. All spectators are asked to stay 25 yards away and not to be involved in the conversation. A spectator will be brought into a situation only if asked by the official.
Spectators should not confront Officials. If a spectator has a question, or information, for an Official it should be done away from the players and in a calmly manner
Advice (Rule 8. Advice; Indicating Line of Play)
"Advice is any counsel or suggestion that could influence a player in determining his play, the choice of a club or the method of making a stroke. Information on the Rules or on matters of public information, such as the position of hazards or the flagstick on the putting green, is not advice."
Spectators are encouraged to stay out of rulings entirely. As a spectator you do not want to put a player in a situation where he gets a wrong ruling and is disqualified. You also put the player at risk of breaching Rule 8 (advice). All spectators are highly encouraged to read through Rule 8 (advice) in its entirety.
Penalty for a breach of Rule 8(advice) is loss of hole in match play or two strokes in stroke play.
How to properly follow a group (Where you should stand & walk)
  • All spectators should follow players from a distance (at least 25 yards) and stay in the rough or on the cart paths. Spectators should NOT be in the fairways.
  • Always stay to the side of the action and remain calm and quiet.
  • Please keep up with your group. Move forward to the putting green when all shots have been completed.
  • Spectators must never be on the putting surface and should observe the putting green from a reasonable distance that will not interfere with the competitors.
  • Looking for Balls – As a spectator please help spot balls for all participants. This is a practice that helps our pace of play and is highly encouraged by all spectators. Please keep in mind the five minute rule.
Spectator Cart Policy
(The HJGT takes this policy very seriously and any breach will result in the spectator cart being taken away)
Carts may be rented by spectators based on course availability - the daily fee is determined by each individual club and will be posted in the tournament information page on the website.
Spectator carts are required to stay on the cart path at ALL times. If the golf course doesn't have cart paths then the cart must stay in the rough at all times. A maximum of three carts will be allowed per group. This is to ensure each group has the opportunity to purchase a spectator cart (based on availability). Carts may only move forward on the golf course (from tee to green) except in case of a weather evacuation. Carts may not move while competitors are playing a stroke Only 2 people per cart are allowed except during evacuation. Spectator carts will NOT be used for shuttling of players from green to tee unless stated on the Notice to Players (local rules sheet) that is given to each player. Spectator’s carts will be used to assist with evacuation of players and spectators and may leave the cart path as necessary during an evacuation. In the event that we need to evacuate the course, spectators who have a cart are encouraged to pick up as many juniors as possible to ensure quick safety. Spectator carts may carry water for players but no golf equipment and may also carry any other spectator's items such as umbrellas etc..
Appreciation of Golf Course and Staff
It is appropriate to express your appreciation to the host facility at the conclusion of an event. The golf course staff works very hard to ensure the course is in great shape and that we can have a enjoyable event. This significantly affects the HJGT being able to return to that particular facility in the future. Please set a great example for your child and all people present. As a spectator we ask that you also respect our volunteers and tournament staff. If it weren’t for the staff members and volunteers, the HJGT would not be able to run the caliber of event that you prefer.
Pace of Play Policy
Summary
When the first player in a group has begun play on their 1st hole all players in the group are deemed to be on the clock and subject to timing. Additional info:
All 18 holes on the golf course will be considered a checkpoint. The HJGT will utilize a color-coded card system (Green cards and Red cards). An HJGT staff member, inside the scoring area, will confirm penalties with groups. It’s the players responsibility to know what color cards they receive throughout the round. The 1st group of the day is measured against time par until they get into position with any group in front of them.
Timing Cards
Green Card– Your group is in position AND/OR under the allotted time through that checkpoint
Red Card– Your group is out of position AND over the allotted time par (BOTH conditions MUST be met).
1st missed checkpoint – warning* (warning remains for duration of the round) 2nd missed checkpoint – liable to a penalty of one stroke 3rd missed checkpoint – liable to an additional penalty of two strokes 4th missed checkpoint – liable to disqualification
*Once a group receives a red card, they will have 2 holes to get either back in position OR under time par. If after 2 holes the group is still out of position AND over time par the group is liable to receive another red card.
When the group is back in position OR under time par they will receive a green card.
*When a group falls behind- regardless of the reason it must regain its position. Time for ball searches, rulings and walking time between holes is included in all maximum allowable times
*The group will be liable to penalties if in the Committee’s view a reasonable effort was not made by the players to complete their round within the allotted time. Any penalties will be confirmed and issued in the scoring area. No conversation or issuing of penalties will take place on the course.
Definitions
Overall Time Par: is the allotted time expected that all groups will complete a round based on golf course and weather conditions, setup, forced walks and quality of field.
A player is allowed 40 seconds to play a shot. A competitor’s time begins when the competitor has had a reasonable opportunity to reach his or her ball, can do so without interference or distraction. Play ready golf. In position times are measured from “Flagstick to Flagstick”. Your group time begins when the group in front of you replaces their flagstick and ends when your group replaces the flagstick.
Out of Position: When the group falls more than 15 minutes behind the group in front of them (flagstick to flagstick time).
The HJGT encourages ready golf and strives for rounds under 4-hours and 30-minutes.
Code of Conduct
The HJGT code of conduct has been instituted to ensure an enjoyable event for each and every person attending the tournament. All HJGT competitors are expected to abide by all rules and regulations set forth by the tour.
Golf Attire
All HJGT participants are required to wear proper golf attire at the host facility. Blue jeans, cut offs, and t-shirts will not be permitted. If you show up to an event without proper attire you will be asked to change clothing. If you wear a hat, it must be worn in a proper manner at all times. All golf shirts are required to have a collar or mock turtle neck (host facility permitting) and be tucked in.
Behavior
The HJGT will not tolerate poor behavior at the host facility. All participants are expected to carry themselves as ladies and gentlemen at all times. Swearing, club throwing, yelling, and cheating will not be tolerated.
Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco
The HJGT does not allow the use of these products. These products will not be allowed on the golf course or any facility affiliated with the event. The use of these products will result in disqualification and possible suspension from future events.
Code of Conduct Violation Penalties
The HJGT Tournament Committee, based on severity and frequency of the violation(s), may in accordance with Rule 33-7:
Warn the player, Issue a one stroke penalty for breach of conduct Disqualify the player from the tournament at which the violation occurs, or Depending on the severity of the violation, a tournament disqualification may also result in disqualification from the next tournament(s) for which a player has been accepted. The HJGT reserves the right to suspend or revoke a player’s membership or entries for a serious breach of the HJGT Code of Conduct. A player’s disregard of others is not limited to the current round but may include repeated offenses from tournament to tournament
Hard Card

The current Rules of the United States Golf Association and the R&A govern play.

Complete text of Rules may be found in the current “Rules of Golf” and “Committee Procedures.”  Disregard Local Rules printed on club scorecards or posted at the course. Unless otherwise noted, the penalty for breach of a Local Rule is:

  • Match play -- Loss of hole
  • Stroke play -- Two strokes
Local Rules

OUT OF BOUNDS:

a) Defined by course-side points, at ground level, of white stakes, lines and perimeter fence      

b) When the course-side edge of a paved road or curb defines out of bounds, a ball that is  

     on or beyond the road or curb is out of bounds even though it may lie on another 

     part of the golf course.

PENALTY AREAS:  

a)      When a penalty area is bounded by out of bounds, the edge of the penalty area extends to and coincides with the out of bounds line.

b)      When a penalty area coincides with the out of bounds line, Local Rule B-2 is in effect allowing an additional relief option on the opposite side of a red penalty area equidistant to the reference point.

GROUND UNDER REPAIR: Defined by enclosed white lines. Other areas of ground under repair, even when not marked, include:

a)  French drains (trenches filled with stones or the like)

SEAMS OF CUT TURF: Model Local Rule F-7 is in effect.In the General Area or on the Putting Green, if the ball lies in or touches a seam of cut turf or a sod seam of cut turf interferes with the area of intended swing, the player may take relief under Rule 16.1. All seams within the area of cut turf area are considered the same seam

OBSTRUCTIONS AND INTEGRAL OBJECTS: 

a)  When located within hazards; liners in bunkers and artificial walls and pilings are  

      integral objects unless otherwise provided for in Notice to Players.

b)  White lined areas tying into obstructions are part of the obstruction.

c)  When closely attached to trees, wrappings, electrical wire, and cables are integral 

POWER LINES: “If a ball strikes the power line during play of a hole, the stroke is canceled and the player must play a ball as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was played in accordance with Rule 14.6(Making Next Stroke from Where Previous Stroke Made).”   

PRACTICE PUTTING PROHIBITTED: Practice on or near the putting green of the hole last played and rolling a ball on the putting green of the last hole play is prohibited.  Penalty for breach is two strokes.

LIST OF CONFORMING DRIVER HEADS: 

Local Rule G-1 as prescribed in the Committee Procedures is in effect.

LIST OF CONFORMING GOLF BALLS:

Local Rule G-3 as prescribed in the Committee Procedures is in effect.

PACE OF PLAY:Players should make each stroke in NO MORE THAN 40 seconds.                        

SUSPENSION OF PLAY DUE TO A DANGEROUS SITUATION: 

During suspension of play, once the siren has sounded any participant who plays a shot will be disqualified. All practice areas are closed during suspension for a dangerous situation until the Committee has declared them open. Players who practice on closed practice areas will be asked to cease doing so; failure to comply may result in revocation of entry. 

SIGNALS FOR SUSPENSION OF PLAY:

a)  Suspension for a dangerous situation: One prolonged siren or air horn blast.

b)  All other types of suspension: Three consecutive air horn blast.

c)  Resumption of play: Two air horn blasts.

TERMS OF THE COMPETITION

OFFICIAL EVENT:

In all HJGT events, an official event may be constituted by reverting to the results of an earlier round. Eighteen holes may constitute an official event. 

CLOSE OF COMPETITION:

The competition is deemed to have closed when the winner has been announced, or in the absence of a prize ceremony, when all scores have been approved by the Committee.

Distance Measuring Devices: The HJGT permits the use of devices that measure distance only under rule 4-3. Devices that measure wind and/or slope are not permitted. Penalty for breach is disqualification.
 
Ear Phones And Cell Phones: The use of ear phones, cell phones, and devices that play music is prohibited during the stipulated round (this includes i-Pods).
 
Boys U10 and Girls U13 Caddies Allowed
Players may elect to use caddies for Major Championships ONLY. Please see the caddie policy to learn more info.
 
HJGT Caddie Policy for Boys under 10 and Girls under 13 divisions ONLY
A “caddie” is one who assists the player in accordance with the Rules, which may include carrying (transporting) or handling the player’s club during play. Along with the use of caddies comes the following strict guidelines and polices that all players and caddies will be held to.
  • Caddies will be allowed to transport the player’s clubs and equipment.
  • Caddies will be allowed to search for a player’s golf ball
  • Caddies will be allowed to clean a players golf ball
  • Caddies will be able to give players advice (Pace of Play Policy will be strictly enforced)
  • Caddies will be allowed to transport a player only when shuttle holes have been designated on the Notice to Competitors, during evacuation/restart or back to a previous spot in order play in accordance with Rule 20-5 and then back to where the player was picked up. Penalty for breach of the Transportation Condition is: Two strokes for each hole at which the breach occurred; maximum penalty per round is four strokes.
Motorized Carts
Caddies will be allowed to use motorized carts. Players will not be able to ride in the motorized cart at any point during the round. Caddies may use the motorized cart to transport themselves and the player’s equipment ONLY. If the player is in breach of this rule they will be subject to a 2 stroke penalty for unauthorized transportation.
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour has the authority to eliminate or modify this policy at any time.
Breach of Policies and or rules by caddies
  • 1st Offense = Warning from an HJGT official
  • 2nd Offense = Caddie will be removed from the golf course
If a player can receive a penalty for a breach of a Rule then the same breach by their caddie will cause the player to receive the same penalty.
Tournament Director

Alex Scitti

Alex@hjgt.org

Local Rules

Play is governed by the current USGA Rules of Golf Booklet, as well as the Decisions on the Rules of Golf. This information supplements the HJGT Hard Card, which is fully incorporated herein. Disregard any local rules found on the Club scorecard or posted at the Club.  Penalty for breach of a local rule is two strokes, unless otherwise provided. 

 

1. Format: 36 holes of stroke play. (Par 72)

Boys 14-15/ Boys 16-18: Blue HJGT Tees   6,640 Yards

Girls 14-18/ Boys 11-13: White HJGT Tees 5,667Yards

Girls U13:  PINK HJGT TEES  4,850 Yards

 

2.Out of Bounds:Out of bounds is defined by property fences, and white stakes, and white lines. All public roads define out of bounds as well. 

 

3. Stones in Bunkers: stones or shells in bunkers are deemed to be moveable obstructions.

 

5. Distance-Measuring Devices: Distance Measuring Devices are permitted. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., gradient, wind-speed, temperature, etc.), or any breach of Rule 14-3 will result in a 2 stroke penalty (penalty for subsequent breaches of Rule 14-3 will be disqualification). 

 

6. ADVICE (RULE 8): Advice is any counsel or suggestion which could influence a player in determining his play, the choice of a club or the method of making a stroke. Any conversation between players or player/spectator, including that in their native language, may be construed as advice. In either instance, penalty for breach of this rule is two strokes. Players are responsible for the actions of their spectators in regards to this rule.

 

7. Scoring: A scorecard has been returned when the player has left the designated area. 

 

8. LocalRule: When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment.

Sandy Service Roadto the left of #10 and Left of #11 is considered OB

 

9. Ties: In case of a tie for 1st place betweenboys 16-18, and 14-15 (As well as all)  divisions, a playoff will be immediately following the conclusion of the round as determined by the Committee. In the case of inclement weather the event maybe shortened to 18 holes.

 

10. Drop Zones: Drop Zones are labeled HJGT DZONLY.

#7 Fairwayand Greenside

#8 Greenside

#16 Fairway and Greenside

#17 Greenside

 

11. Automotive Transportation:Players must not ride on any form of transportation during a stipulated round unless authorized by the Committee. Unauthorized Transportation will result in a two stroke penalty. Only a committee member may shuttle a player back to and from where an original ball was played.

No Shuttle Holes

 

12. Pace of Play:  4:40 - Refer to HJGT Pace of Play policy

 

14. Only HJGT staff members are allowed to give out official rulings. 

Alex Scitti - Tournament Director

Logan Gettis

Justin Berry

Brock DeLisle

Cole Reilly

Joseph Moscato

Schedule
Wednesday, Jan 09 - 6:00 PM
First Round Tee Times Released
Saturday, Jan 12 - 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
No Registration
Please report to tee at least 10 minutes before your tee time.
Saturday, Jan 12 - 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
First Round Double Tee
Saturday, Jan 12 - 6:00 PM
Final Round Tee Times Posted
Sunday, Jan 13 - 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Final Round Double Tee
Sunday, Jan 13 - 1:30 PM
Awards (After Division Finishes)
Courses
Old South Golf Links
50 Buckingham Plantation Drive
Bluffton, South Carolina   29910
+1 (843) 785-5353

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