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Rules of Golf
4-4a/8 Retrieving Another Player's Lost Club
A player carrying 14 clubs found another player's club on the course. He picked up the lost club, put it in his bag but did not use it, and handed it in at the pro shop when the round was completed. Was the player in breach of Rule 4-4a for carrying 15 clubs?
Updated: May 12, 2014
Metro Golf Dome
The Durham Junior Golf Tour is excited to announce a new strategic partnership with the Metro Golf Dome as it becomes the official winter training facility of the Team DJGT program. The Metro Golf Dome is a climate controlled 53,000 square foot facility featuring 46 driving stations with both suspended and floor targets; a 3,000 square foot area dedicated to putting and chipping plus a sand trap practice area.
Team DJGT Head Coach, Jon Roy has utilized the Metro Dome as a home for his coaching programs over the past decade as it offers an effective and friendly environment for players to further enhance their skills. Over the winter months, developing athletes requires a high number of quality ball contacts where they can train swing techniques. This work on technique over the winter (pre-competition) months is what conditions the movement patterns that will be drawn on in the competitive season. The dome offers a strong environment for the training of swing technique – there are fresh balls and mats, lots of space to watch ball flight, and effective lighting for video work. There are also spaces reserved for training short game skills. The coaches of Golf Performance Coaches feel the dome is great for exploring and developing golf skills and they like to spend a significant amount of time there over the winter months.
We wish to thank Jim Tsakalos of the Metro Golf Dome for his support of the Durham Junior Golf Tour and our development programs.
A benefit to all Durham Junior Golf Tour members includes the opportunity to purchase a Junior Full Membership at the discounted price of $449.99 (regular $499.99). A Junior Full Membership is the ideal way to practice during the off season. Membership includes 1 hour range time per day, valid anytime, 7 days per week for the entire winter season (October 15th, 2014 through April 30th, 2015). Interested parties should contact Jane Iceton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-655-8234.
Golf Performance Coaches - Team DJGT
The Durham Junior Golf Tour and Golf Performance Coaches look to continue to grow junior golf in the Durham and Peterborough regions!
A 2014 initiative of the Durham Junior Golf Tour is the launch of a development / coaching program to further enhance its program offerings. We are excited to announce a new strategic partnership with Golf Performance Coaches and the introduction of Jon Roy as the tours Head Coach. The Golf Performance Coaches team is an industry leading tandem of golf coaches who specialize in junior golf development and competitive golf. As the tours new Head Coach, Jon brings over 11 years of experience working with junior aged players at all levels of development. In 2007, he was named the Ontario PGA Teacher of the Year for juniors. In 2012 he was named the Coach of the year for Ontario and then in 2013 was awarded the “Ben Kern Coach of the Year” - a national award for coaching. Jon has recently stepped down from his position as Head Provincial Coach in Ontario and will now direct his full attention to “Golf Performance Coaches”. Jon has unique expertise and experience in the field of athlete development and is most passionate about helping young players reach their goals in sport. Jon is also Ontario’s only Coach Developing Competitor certified coach and is also New Competitor Certified. He is also a certified Rules official and a Golf Psych certified instructor.
The team at Golf Performance Coaches (GPC) are really excited for this opportunity to support these junior golfers in the Durham Region. We (GPC coaches Jeff Overholt and Jon Roy) have considerable experience working with developing competitive players, and nothing gives us greater fulfillment then supporting the maturation of young golfers who love the game and are in pursuit of excellence through sport. The Durham Junior Golf Tour has been excellent for years, and as coaches we simply hope to enhance the experiences of these junior players. We feel fortunate to have been approached with this vision, and we’re confident that we can provide the very best coaching support to the athletes and families of the Durham Region. – Jon Roy
Research has repeatedly shown that talent development is largely regulated by the quantity of ‘deliberate play’ and ‘deliberate practice’ that an athlete engages in. More often than not, the correct balance is only struck when the athlete trains in a coach-facilitated environment with their peers. Therefore, our goal is to provide Durham Junior Tour members with the best environment and support possible, so they can get the repetition and feedback that they need to build skill and confidence.
The ‘Team DJGT’ Program will:
• Provide an exceptional golf training program for motivated young athletes focused on building skill and improving performance in competition.
• Provide athletes with an environment and culture that enhances their passion for the game.
• Develop an athlete’s champion traits in addition to their golf skills.
• Prepare athletes for competition at the local, state, regional, and national levels.
• Support athletes with a developmentally appropriate learning environment, backed by leading research and information.
• Assist families in navigating the competitive golf landscape and preparing for college golf.
This program is a unique and coveted training opportunity which is available to only a select group of athletes in the region. Participating athletes and families can expect to receive the very best in coaching services, training opportunities, and peer support as they continue on their journey towards excellence in golf. (Press Release)
2014 Partnership Opportunities
The Durham & Peterborough Districts Junior Golf Association is offering a wide range of partnership opportunities. We are able to provide tremendous, grassroots exposure for our partners through meaningful interaction with our members, families and supporters. In keeping with our constant desire to enhance the tour, we have a number of initiatives planned for the 2014 season; including the expansion of our program to include a fall schedule, the addition of a multi-tier player development program and the continued progression of a College/University recruiting service! Our future golfers need your help to continue to grow the game of golf to the youth of our community through the Durham Junior Golf Tour. (Additional Details)
To inquire about becoming a partner, please contact Jeffrey Iceton, at email@example.com or (905) 655-8234.