TOUR POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Players are not allowed to rent motorized carts. There may be shuttle services provided at some events and players will be notified at the start if this applies to an event they are participating in. A two stroke penalty will be assessed for players riding on an unauthorized cart during a stipulated round. Pull carts are allowed as long as they are in compliance with the host course’s policy. Parents/spectators may rent carts if the course allows. However, ONLY 2 carts will be permitted per group. Carts will be rented to parents/spectators on a 1st come 1st serve basis. If there are already 2 carts rented for your group, no other carts will be issued.
Financial assistance is available to all players upon request. Eligibility will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Cell Phone Policy
Use of cell phones by players will not be permitted at any time during tournament play. iPhone, iPod and MP3 music players are not permitted during the tournament round. Violation of this policy results in disqualification.
**Note: Due to COVID-19 concerns, refund deadlines and policies have been adjusted for all tournaments through April 31, 2020. The new “Refund Deadline” for March/April tournaments is 7AM the Friday before the event. Players may withdraw from any event in that time period without penalty (up until the above posted deadline). Also, the $25 admin fee has been reduced to $5. The RMJT will review this policy in mid-April and may decide to extend this policy into May events.**
To cancel a tournament registration – e-mail email@example.com with player name and tournament name/date. In the event of a cancellation, funds will be returned to credit card used to make the purchase. ALL REFUNDS will be subjected to a $25 cancellation fee, per player, per entry.
Refund request deadline is 12 PM (Noon), minimum of 5 days prior to Round 1 (Ex: Monday at 12 PM (Noon) before the following Sat-Sun tournament). Once the deadline has passed, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN, unless one of the below requirements is met:
- Significant injury or illness to player (note from doctor required) preventing play on event dates
- Death of family member or close friend
- Qualification for national-level tournament (AJGA, USGA) or adult state amateur event. This does not include qualifiers, only the tournament themselves. Junior state-level tournaments and other local junior tour events are not included.
There will be no consideration of a refund, 24 hours prior to Round 1 start time. No exceptions.
Any credits that were issued to your player account must be used within the same calendar year.
Rocky Mountain Junior Tour is open to any junior golfer age 6-19*. Age divisions will be determined by the player’s birth year.
10 & Under
10 & Under
NEW AGE DIVISION POLICY FOR 2019 SEASON :
A player’s age division is determined by his/her age during round two. A player can move up during the middle of the season. For example, if a player is 14 and turns 15 during the middle of the season, they will play the remainder of the season from the 15-19division. Points do not roll over to another division. Players can earn points in two age divisions.
In the event the Boys 10 and under or Girls 10 and under divisions have one player in the field, that player will be moved up one division automatically for that event.
A “junior golfer ” is an amateur golfer who has not reached (i) the September 1 following graduation from secondary school or (ii) his 19th birthday, whichever comes first. (* a 19 year old junior may play the TJGT if they have not started college)
Scorecard Playoff Procedure
In any case that a playoff is needed to break a tie during a regular season event, our tournament staff will use a scorecard playoff.
The winner will be decided by a comparison of the LAST NINE HOLES of second round scores (the last nine holes will be will be 10-18, even for a shotgun or double tee starting format). The winner will hold the lowest score. If a tie still exists after the last nine holes, then the winner will be decided by the last six holes. If a tie still exists, the winner will be decided by the last three holes. If a tie still exists, the winner will be decided by the last hole. If a tie still exists, the scorecard procedure will be applied to the first nine holes until a winner is decided.
Note: Our first priority is a sudden death playoff, but if for any reason a sudden death playoff cannot occur, (inclement weather, course availability, etc) then we will resort to a scorecard playoff.
We offer families discounts that have two or more junior golfers for our events*. Participants who register one player at the normal rate will be eligible to register their brother or sister at a 20% discount. This rate will only apply to those who have brothers and sisters in an effort to help families that have two or more children who are playing tournament golf. In order to receive this discount you must contact Erica at the RMJT office.
Register as normal for both (or all) siblings, after registration is complete and initial deposit has been charged please call, text or email Erica at (719) 209-0511 or firstname.lastname@example.org requesting the sibling rate and disclose all registered golfers names. She will then retroactively apply the discount to the remaining fees before they are charged. If the office is not notified & the full rate is inevitably charged for each sibling, we are not permitted to correct to mistake.
*This discount is only available to members.
*This discount does not apply to the membership fee.
A tie for 1st place will be dealt with a by a sudden death playoff. Playoff holes will be decided by the committee based on what is available at the course. Ties for any other place will be handled according to the scorecard playoff procedure.
Tournament Registrations & Tee Times
All tournament registration will take place online. Tournament registration for Rocky Mountain Junior Tour events will be accepted up to a day before the event or until the tournament is sold out. Tee times will be posted online a few days prior to the event. If a waitlist is necessary, an email will be sent if/when a player has been accepted into an event.
All individual event start times, event registration closing date & time, and tee times will be available on the corresponding tournament console.
Boys 15-19 between 6600-7000 yards
Boys 11-14 up to 6000-6400 yards
Boys 10 & Under up to 5500 yards
Girls 15-19 between 5500-5900 yards
Girls 11-14 between 5500-5900 yards
Girls 10 & Under up to 5500 yards
The above yardages are just general guidelines. Yardages for each hole of a given tournament are posted on the event’s tournament information page. Players are encouraged to review those yardages before playing a practice round.
The RMJT reserves the right to alter yardages posted in the event of severe weather, course conditions or other circumstances beyond the RMJT’s control.
Rocky Mountain Junior Tour members are accepted into events on a first-come first-served basis. If an event becomes oversubscribed we will form a wait list. If spots become available, players will be moved to the active player roster based on their order of entry.
A tournament that completes 18 holes by players within a division (boys 15-18, boys 11-14, girls 15-18, girls 11-14) is deemed a completed tournament. Therefore, no refund for the divisions that have completed the 18 holes. Rankings are at the discretion of the individual ranking system guidelines: GolfWeek, Junior Golf Scoreboard and AJGA for PBE awards. RMJT will make every effort to complete a minimum of 18 holes placing a priority on safety first.
If a tournament does not complete 18 holes using the above divisional policy, players will receive a refund of the tournament fee, less a $45 cancellation fee to cover tee gift and staffing costs. The net refund will be credited back to the credit card used to make payment. If a complete cancellation occurs before a tournament has begun, a full refund will be given to each player. In the event of a full cancellation, please allow up to 7 business days for refunds to be processed, due to field sizes. Note: a tournament has officially started once check-in begins before the first round
In the event that NO golf is played and the ENTIRE tournament is cancelled, RMJT will work with the course to reschedule at a later date. If rescheduling is not an option for RMJT or the course, the tournament fee will be applied back to the credit card that was originally used.
Did Not Start, No Show, Withdrawal, No Card, and Disqualification Policies
These definitions and policies are mandated and defined by the rankings organizations such as Golfweek and Junior Golf Scoreboard, and are recognized and followed by the RMJT. As of January 1, 2020, the TJGT will no longer be utilizing “Justified Withdrawal.”
Note: Players and parents need to be aware that none of the below delineations have any mathematical affect on a player ranking, other than the official score reported for the round(s).
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 completes one or more rounds, signs a scorecard, and notifies an official they will not be going on without a justifiable and independently verifiable reason, it will be recorded as a Withdrawal (WD) and all official round scores for the event will be submitted for rankings.
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. ALL withdraws during the first round will be recorded as NC … there will be no “WD” designations from a player failing to finish the first round.
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
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