In an effort to continue the development of and to further enhance the athlete experience at Durham Junior Golf Tour events, the DJGT has implemented the following guidelines as it pertains to onsite coaching and observation:
It is anticipated, that many players will have their personal coaches on site at some point during the competitive season and it is at the DJGT’s discretion as to who can provide coaching services during any given event. Generally, all coaches (see appendix B for definition) are welcome but must sign in, display a Durham Junior Golf Tour coaching badge and must adhere to the following guidelines:
- Work with athletes before and after competitive rounds
- Watch during competitive rounds but adhere to the DJGT spectator policy (see below)
- Access practice facilities (see appendix A)
- Offer advice during a competitive round
- Access the practice facilities without proper credentials (see appendix A)
- Offer rulings during the competition to any participating athletes
- Solicit business during the championship
Appendix ‘A’ - Practice Facilities
The DJGT will identify all practice facilities (primarily driving range and putting green) wherever possible at all tour events. Only players and designated coaches may access these areas, NO PARENTS. Signs will also be posted communicating this message. Coaches must sign in with the DJGT at the tournament registration table and obtain a badge in order to access the practice facilities. Parents, spectators and unauthorized coaches are not permitted inside the restricted areas at any time during tour events.
Appendix ‘B’ – Definition of a Coach
For the purpose of Durham Junior Golf Tour events, the DJGT defines a coach as a PGA of Canada member who has been identified by an athlete competing in the competition as their Coach of Record.
All inquiries about these coaching policies and procedures should be directed to the DJGT.
Last updated: March 2017