General Information

All players must register at each tournament at the registration area. Scorecards will be distributed to contestants at the starting tee.  Scorecards must be exchanged among players within playing groups and scorecards must be signed and attested before they are turned in at the scoring table. All players must remain seated at the scorers table until released by scoring official.

Time of Starting:  1st and 10th tee start tournaments—Note under Rule 6-3 and Optional Condition prescribed in Appendix 1 shall be in effect.  Shotgun start tournaments—Any player not registered at the tournament site 15 minutes prior to the announced tournament starting time will be assessed a 2-stroke penalty. Any player who has not completed registration at the tournament site by the announced starting time will be disqualified

Caddies

The use of caddies by tournament contestants is prohibited.

Junior Code of Conduct

All participants are guests at the host Golf Club. Participants are required to wear appropriate golf attire at all times while at the facility. Shirts must have sleeves and collars (mock necks also acceptable) and be tucked in at all times. No mesh shirts, muscle shirts or any attire with offensive writing or graphics are permitted.

For junior ladies, no halter tops or tube tops are permitted. All tops must have collars and sleeves. Bermuda style or shorts of a respectable length are acceptable. No gym shorts, cut-offs, track suits or sweat suits are permitted. Soft spiked golf shoes must be worn at all times. Proper attire is required in order to appropriately represent DJGT and our sponsors. Improper attire may result in a player not being allowed to compete. Tournament officials will enforce this rule. The tournament committee will review unusual hair or clothing styles

Spectators are expected to adhere to the same dress code as the players.

Use of tobacco, drugs, alcoholic beverages, or betting by contestants during any tournament, is strictly prohibited. Violators will be disqualified.

Use of profanity or the throwing of golf equipment during any tournament will result in disqualification by the Rules Committee. Repeated offences will at the discretion of the Rules Committee, result in the forfeiture of DJGT membership.

Electronic Devices

The use of cellular phones, noise-making pagers, radios, iPods, Digital audio players (MP3) and any other similar electronic noise making devices will be prohibited during competition play. In addition, other electronic devices that support push e-mail, mobile telephone, text messaging, Internet faxing and web browsing (ie., Blackberries devices) are also prohibited. Players in breach of this condition may be subject to disqualification.

Format

Elite events - 18 Holes Stroke Play / Major Events - 36 Holes Stroke Play

tournament rounds will be comprised of two consecutive 9-hole stipulated rounds. In the event that every player is unable to complete 18 holes but has completed 9 holes and the round is subsequently cancelled, the 9-hole score will count for the tournament round. Nine holes must be completed by all participants for the round to count.
Withdrawals

If a player finds he cannot compete in an event for which he has registered, he must withdraw 48 hours prior to the event by contacting the DJGT.  In the event of illness, call DJGT prior to your tee time. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE GOLF COURSE. If you cannot compete and do not withdraw and are therefore a “no show”, the following action will be taken:

1. You will not be accepted to participate in the next event.

2. In the event of a second offense, you will not be allowed to participate in any DJGT event for the remainder of the year.

The above actions will also apply to players who do not withdrawal 48 hours in advance of the start of the scheduled event.

Scoring System

Points are awarded based on your finish in your best seven events including the final event and accumulated points for those events determine a champion for the tour. In addition, bonus points will be awarded for participation in the skills competition and rules seminar. Twelve (12) exemptions will be given for next years qualifying tournament based on total points accumulated by junior golfers in all events played and counted. Points will be awarded on the basis of finish in each event as well as participation in the skills competition and rules seminar. The exemptions will be made up as follows: juvenile/junior boy’s ten (10) exemptions and bantam boys/junior girls will have two (2) exemptions.

Points Allocation - per event

Complete Points Allocation - utilized for Butler Cup, Uprichard Cup, U17/U19 Tour Exemptions and Ontario Junior Tours team selection

Bantam (U15) Points Allocation - utilized for Sponsor's Cup, U15 Tour Exemptions and Ontario Junior Tours team selection

Junior Girls (U19G) Points Allocation - utilized for Awareness Cup, U19G Tour Exemptions and Ontario Junior Tours team selection (if applicable)

Tie Breaking Policy

Rule 33-6 States: “The Committee shall announce the manner, day and time for the decision of a halved match or of a tie, whether played on level terms or under handicap. A halved match shall not be decided by stroke play. A tie in stroke play shall not be decided by a match.”

The DJGT has determined that, for the purpose of breaking ties for gross score rounds, in order to determine spots for final position of qualifying, determining the order of the alternates and determining division winners, that the following method of tie-breaking will be utilized:

For 18 / 36 hole competition, ties will be broken on the basis of the best score for the last 9 holes.  If the tying players have the same score for the last 9 holes, determine the place based upon the last 6 holes, last 3 holes and finally the 18th hole.  If this fails to break the tie then go to the best score on the second last hole (17th hole), then to the best score on the third last hole (16th hole), then to the best score on the fourth last hole (15th hole), and continue through holes one by one to the best score on the first hole. If a tie still exists, the tie will be broken by coin toss. 

For 9 hole events, ties will be broken on the basis of the best score for the last 6 holes.  If the tying players have the same score for the last 6 holes, determine the place based upon the last 3 holes, and finally the last hole.  If a tie still exists, the tie will be broken by coin toss.

Last updated: March 2017