Hurricane Junior Golf Tour

#SaveGolf Junior Open

Registration
April 17, 2020 - #SaveGolf Junior Open
Category: Open
Tournament Courses:
Registration Deadline: Sunday, April 19 at Midnight
  • Eligibility:
  • Boys 7-19
  • Girls 7-19
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$29.00 $29.00
Cost: $29.00
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#SaveGolf Junior Open Tournament Information

This event is open to all boys and girls ages 8-18 and is an 18 hole event that is to be played between the days of April 17-19 at the course of your choice. After your round please submit your scores by emailing us at info@hjgt.org by Monday April 20th at noon. For every score that is submitted, you will be entered into a drawing to win 1 of 3 prizes. Players can get one additional entry into the drawing by posting a picture playing at your course of choice to social media, tagging @Hurricanejrgolf and using #SaveGolf.

- Registration is open from April 8th at 8am to April 19th at midnight. Your 18 hole round must be played between April 17th & April 19th. Your score must be submitted by April 20th by noon.

- Please make sure when registering for the event that you enter the name of the golf course you will be playing on (course must be an 18 hole course).

- Please hit from your typical age division yardage, to see yardages please CLICK HERE.

- All proceeds from the #SaveGolf Junior Open will go towards our #SaveGolf Fund to aid those in the golf industry that were affected by COVID-19. To view our #SaveGolf Fund page, please CLICK HERE. 

 Results:

Winners of Raffle:
1 Lilly Moreau
2 Jesse Williams
3 Tim Powers

 

Player First Player Last Course Played Score
Hannah Sanders Big Spring Lake Golf  86
Reece Scott Clinton Country  Club 75
Rush Williams TPC Sugarloaf 80
Bo Carpenter  Spring Hill Country Club 73
Ethan Webber Wedgefield Golf Club 70
Connor Wood Army Navy Country Club 79
Jesse Williams Country Club of Winter Haven 76
Kathryn Gleason Chaparral Pines Golf Course 73
Doug  Gugel Tuscawilla Country Club 76
Lilly Moreau TPC Highlands 74
Tim Powers Glen Echo County Club 76
Claire  Swathwood Stony Creek Golf Club  80
Tyler  Taber Charleston National Golf Course 77
Lucas  Dietrich Mallard Creek 83
Gina Milazzo Ratptor Bay Golf Club 75

 

About the HJGT #SaveGolf Initiative

We hope you are doing well in this time of uncertainty and that you and your loved ones are able to find peace and a sense of normalcy in the challenging times that lie ahead.

We understand the complexity of the situation that our country and our greater golf community are in and we want you all to know that we at the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour are committed to giving back in this difficult time and that we will do everything we can to help those who help us throughout the year, and across the country, to host the exciting events and create the memorable experiences that our players and families have come to expect.

We are steadfast in our efforts to preserve the game we all love and ensure that when the time is right, our Junior Golf Tournaments that you enjoy so much, will be able to be run once again as they have in the past.

It is with this that we are excited to announce a brand-new initiative that we will be spearheading that will be aimed at helping those in the golf community that need it the most.  The people on the front lines at golf courses across the country.  The ones who work countless hours behind the scenes to make sure the courses are set up and in pristine condition, the pro shops are stocked, and the restaurants are operational each and every day so that golf can be played and enjoyed the way it was meant to be.  

We want to ensure that we are giving back to the people in our extended golf family that are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic the most.  The ones that have had to be let go, or be put on leave, until things get back to normal.  We know we can’t solve all of the issues that these folks are dealing with, but it is our hope and commitment to be able to try the best we can, and we are asking for your support to help those that have helped us all so much.

Starting today, April 8th, and going until Friday May 15th, we are creating a #SaveGolf FUND where we will be giving a portion of the proceeds of every sale made to help benefit those who have helped us so much throughout the years.  That means that with every dollar you spend with the HJGT during this time you will be helping to give back directly back into the golf community to help those in need.  There are a few different ways that you can help us out along the way, and we will be rolling out new ways throughout the days and weeks as well.  I’m asking all of our friends, family, and partners to come together to help us #SaveGolf so the game we love, and the ones that make it possible for us all to enjoy it, can get through these tough times.

Here are a few of the ways you can help contribute to the #SaveGolf FUND between 4/8-5/15:

  • Sign up for a membership, or refer a friend to sign up if you are already a member.
  • Sign up for any of our events for the second half of the year.
  • Purchase any HJGT swag items from our website.
  • Participate in our new online charity auctions (we will be posting new items and experiences daily).
  • Register for our new Webinar Series and gain valuable information and advice from industry professionals.
  • Donate directly to the FUND through our website.
  • ALSO, stay tuned for a few new cool things we have planned to help our Junior golfers get through these times!

The reason for us reaching out is to ask for your help in our efforts to #SaveGolf by donating products or services that will be auctioned off. Once the items are auctioned, we will be using all proceeds to give back to golf industry employees who have been affected the most in these times.

If you know anyone in the golf industry who might be affected by this tragedy and you would like to either recommend them or have them sign up to be a beneficiary of the FUND, CLICK HERE to see the qualifications, and Application details.  We will be awarding donations on a weekly basis to those who are eligible. 

Thank you again for your continued support throughout the years, and we hope you will join us in our effort to help #SaveGolf.

#SaveGolf Tournament Safety Precautions

The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour is continuing to closely monitor all available information related to the continued spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). When participating in the #SaveGolf Jr Open please use the following precautions. 

Starting immediately:

- Please continue to follow Social distancing guidelines of 6 feet apart and all recommendations from the CDC which is listed below

- All flag sticks are to remain in the hole at all times.  If you need to remove the flagstick, use a glove.

- All range and/or practice facility time will be limited or closed entirely to avoid close contact and touching of driving range balls by multiple people.

- Players are to use gloves when handling all bunker rakes.

- No Caddies allowed

- Please keep your group to no more than 4 players and if carts are used please make sure to have 1 cart for each player (if under legal driving age we ask that you walk to avoid having two people in a cart)

Some helpful tips from the Red Cross:

- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

- Stay home when you are sick.

- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and throw the tissue away after use. If a tissue isn’t available, cough or sneeze into your elbow or sleeve, not your hands.

-Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

-Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

-Practice other good health habits.

-Get plenty of sleep, by physically active (play safe golf), manager your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious foods. 

If you have any additional questions please feel free to call our office at 407-614-2962 or email us at info@hjgt.org.

We thank you again for your support of the HJGT and for helping to #SaveGolf

Whats at Stake

- Each participant who registers for the #SaveGolf Junior Open and submits their score will be entered in a raffle to win a complimentary 2020 HJGT event, we will be issuing 3 winners for this prize. The 3 winners will be posted on the tournament information page by Monday April 20th at 5pm.

- To have your name entered into the raffle twice please email us your scores to info@hjgt.org as well as post a photo of you playing at your course of choice on Instagram or Facebook, tag @hurricanejrgolf and hashtag #SaveGolf.

- How to Post Your Score: Please submit your score by emailing info@hjgt.org by Monday April 20th at noon as well as posting a picture of you playing at your course of choice on social media, please tag @hurricanejrgolf and make sure to use the #SaveGolf. All scores will be posted in on the tournament information page by Monday April 20th at 2pm.

 

Winners of Raffle:
1 Lilly Moreau
2 Jesse Williams
3 Tim Powers
Player First Player Last Course Played Score
Hannah Sanders Big Spring Lake Golf  86
Reece Scott Clinton Country  Club 75
Rush Williams TPC Sugarloaf 80
Bo Carpenter  Spring Hill Country Club 73
Ethan Webber Wedgefield Golf Club 70
Connor Wood Army Navy Country Club 79
Jesse Williams Country Club of Winter Haven 76
Kathryn Gleason Chaparral Pines Golf Course 73
Doug  Gugel Tuscawilla Country Club 76
Lilly Moreau TPC Highlands 74
Tim Powers Glen Echo County Club 76
Claire  Swathwood Stony Creek Golf Club  80
Tyler  Taber Charleston National Golf Course 77
Lucas  Dietrich Mallard Creek 83
Gina Milazzo Ratptor Bay Golf Club 75

 

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.

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.

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 change in Junior Golf Scoreboard policies and the rise in 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 the withdraw will be marked as a 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.

Did Not Start, No Show, Withdrawal, No Card, and Disqualification Policies:
**There are no more Justified Withdrawals. The junior golf community and rankings are no longer accepting JWD as a tournament designation.

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 notifies an official they will not be finishing the event, it will be recorded as a Withdrawal (WD) and all official round scores for the event will be submitted for rankings at the discretion of the tournament committee

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

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

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.

Caddies and Pull Carts

Caddies are NOT permitted for this event. Pull carts are allowed in all age divisions. 

 

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.
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
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