Help Your Child Master His or Her Golf Game with Our Junior Golf Tour
Based in Mandeville, Louisiana

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(985) 630-3066

Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour Rules


Hold Harmless


The AJGT will be held harmless for any incidents or accidents occuring when traveling to, participating in, or returning from tournaments.  All participants must be medically cleared to play competitive golf.  Tournaments will normally progress as planned, even in difficult conditions, which include summer heat, winter cold, wind and sometimes rain.  Participants are instructed to stop play and take cover immediately, though, if lightning is seen nearby.  AJGT Tournament Administrators will sound a golf club siren or an air siren to notify participants to suspend play if lightning is seen nearby.  When play resumes, a siren or air horn will again be sounded to resume play.  Please note that participants who see lightning nearby should not wait for a signal to discontinue play and take cover.  This hold harmless agreement applies to players, caddies, parents, family members, spectators or other participants.

When Can I Join?


Players can join the AJGT anytime during the year
and be immediately eligible to participate in upcoming AJGT tournaments.  Players who join after Labor Day in the autumn of the year will be eligible for the remainder of the current year and all of the next year for one year's membership price.

There are four types of membership:  Par, Standard, and Express.  A Par Members is $1650.00 and you can enjoy Express Membership (sign up via phone or email) and play any 10 tournaments. This membership is good for 12 month from the date of purchase. A Standard Membership is $195.00.  AJGT Standard Tour members go online and fill out credit card information when entering tournaments.  Tournament registrations receive an automated electronic email confirmation.  An Express Membership is $245.00.  AJGT Express Tour members email and phone their tournament entries in and are not required to go online.  Their credit card information is kept on file and the card is charged appropriately at the direction of the Express Member when entering events. 

  

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Age Divisions and Yardage

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Any boy or girl 11-18 years old who has not yet begun college is eligible to play on the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour. Graduating high school seniors are encouraged to compete throughout the summer after their senior year in high school.  All tournament participants must be AJGT members.

Age Divisions and Yardages are as follows:

Boys 15-18 6500-7100 Yards Blue Tees

Boys 11-14 5655-6600 Yards (Mixture of Blue/White Tees:  Holes on scorecard which players are to play white tees are circled.  Play blue tees on all other holes.  Pro shop has same information for practice rounds before tournaments.

Girls 15-18 4955-5850 Yards White Tees

Girls 11-14 4955-5850 Yards White Tees

Boys 15-18 and 11-14 will be awarded engraved silver oval plates for first through fourth place. The Boys 15-18 will also compete for the Boys Overall Championship Award, a gold resin trophy, at each event. Girls 15-18 and 11-14 will be awarded engraved silver oval plates for first through third place and will also compete for the Girls Overall Championship Award, a gold resign trophy, at each event.

Double Hitting:  The AJGT will often double hit groups, especially on par threes.  If two groups are waiting to hit on the teebox of a par three, the AJGT will request that both groups hit and that both pairings move to the green.  The second pairing should mark their balls, while the first group plays out.  This keeps players from getting cold waiting to take a full swing.  Occasionally the AJGT will also double hit on par fours and par fives if two groups are waiting to hit.  Again, both pairings will tee off together.  On par fours and par fives, however, the AJGT will request that the first group move toward their second shot and hold the second group on the teebox until the first group has reached the landing area. 

If AJGT Tournament Administrators request that you double hit on a teebox, this is what is taking place.  No one is playing through your group and you are not losing your place.  It is simply a tour policy implemented to avoid having players getting cold and waiting to hit on a teebox.

Ready Golf On All Teeboxes:  The AJGT plays ready golf on all teeboxes and honors golf in the fairway and on greens.  Any player who is ready to play on any teebox should go ahead and hit, regardless of their score on the previous hole.

College Golf and the AJGT


The Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour believes strongly that it is part of our mission to promote qualified tour members to the nation’s collegiate golf programs. The AJGT has been very successful in this regard.

 

 These are just some of the colleges where Arrowhead Tour members are currently competing or have competed in the last several years:

 

• LSU • St. Thomas (Georgia) • Millsaps College
• University of Alabama • Montevallo in Alabama • Emory (Georgia)
• University of Mississippi • University of West Florida • Springhill College
• Mississippi State University • Louisiana Tech University • Louisiana College
• Princeton University • Belhaven College • Centenary College
• University of Mobile • Tennessee State University • Belmont University
• St. John’s University • University of Arkansas Little Rock • St. Louis University
• Southern Mississippi • Miss. Gulf Coast Comm. College • University of Houston
• Birmingham Southern • University of Southern Arkansas • McNeese State University
• Samford University • University of Alabama-Birmingham • Faulkner State in Alabama
• Tyler Community College • University of Louisiana-Lafayette • University of North Alabama
• University of New Orleans • University of South Alabama • St. Edwards of Austin, Texas
• University of Georgia • University of Kentucky • University of Arkansas
• Copiah-Lincoln Community College • Meridian Community College

 

Over seventy-eight percent of the graduating class of 2007 received collegiate golf scholarships.  College coaches are watching the Arrowhead Tour website carefully, both for tournaments scores and points standings, and are often checking with us for recommendations on players and inquiring about grades, test scores, coachability, and character.  Naturally, the AJGT cooperates with all of these inquiries.

The Arrowhead Tour has compiled a mass email list of every collegiate golf program in the nation.  Several times a year the tour sends the results of events to college coaches by mass email. 

Scorecards/Awards/Website Photos

Players are asked to gather as a pairing at the Official's Scorer's Table and wait to sign their scorecard until they have reviewed the card carefully. Players should wait to sign their card until all members of their pairing are together a the Official Scorer's Table. Only players are allowed at the Official Scorer's Table and only players can discuss scorecards, scores and rulings with the tournament officials and one another. Players who have played two balls on a hole and recorded two scores or who have a ruling question should wait until their pairing is gathered in its entireity and discuss the ruling with their pairing and tournament officials.

Players are also asked to wait to stay to participate in the Award Ceremony for their Age Division and to receive appropriate plates and trophies at that time. Awards cannot be shipped or brought back to future tournaments for early departures.

The Boys and Girls Overall Champions will have a photo taken onsite for the AJGT website. If you are mentioned in the story and your photo is not displayed, please email us a good colored digital headshot at info@arrowheadjgt.com.

Behaviorial Expectations

Thank you in advance for your excellent on-course behavior.  A vast majority of our AJGT members accept that golf is a difficult game and handle adversity with equanimity and grace.

Please remember that it is part of the spirit of the game to accept good bounces and bad and good breaks and bad without disturbing the concentration of other players or poisoning the atmosphere in a pairing.

College coaches are interested in good players and good young people. When coaches contact the AJGT regarding a player, they have already seen his or her scores.  Most often what they want to know is, “What kind of person is he/she?  Does he/she get along with other players? Is he/she coachable?  Is this young person someone that we can trust to represent our program?  All of these questions relate to on-course behavior, which is just as important as your scoring average.  Proper behavior on the course is vital to your successful future in golf.

Warnings, stroke penalties and/or disqualification from an event may ensue if a player engages in repeated acts of club throwing, ball throwing, swearing or other unsportsmanlike behaviors.


 

Tournament Entry and Withdrawal Policies

 


Entering AJGT Events

All tournament participants must be members of the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour.

The AJGT observes a 3 day registration deadline before most tournaments. There is no front end date; players can register for events anytime prior to this 3 day deadline. AJGT members/families are also reminded and encouraged to reserve any necessary hotel rooms by this two-week deadline as well. This insures AJGT hotel room block availability and our discounted group rate.

It is wise to email (info@arrowheadjgt.com) or call Owen Seiler (318-402-2446) or Diane Ford (985-630-3066) the AJGT office if you register after a tournament deadline to make sure that your registration can be accommodated. Members who pay by check must have their registration arrive in the AJGT office by the tournament deadline to insure inclusion in a tournament field. Registering online with intent to pay by check does not insure inclusion in a tournament field.

Standard Tour memberships are required to register online and will receive an automatic electronic email response confirming your registration. Express Tour memberships can register by phone or email.

Withdrawing from AJGT Events

Green fees and an official count to the host golf club, tee gifts, trophies and other pre-tournament financial commitments by the tour require that the AJGT maintain a strict withdrawal policy. Withdrawals also often impair the integrity of pre-established pairings and put more threesomes behind foursomes and more twosomes behind threesomes, lessening the quality of the the AJGT tournament experience.

The AJGT's withdrawal policy is explained below. Complete refunds are issued from the AJGT office only to those members who cannot play due to illness or injury. There is no refund provision for scheduling conflicts, family outings or other personal circumstances unrelated to illness or injury. There is no refund provision for potential poor weather. All tournaments will be played as scheduled unless dangerous or unplayable conditions ensue and that decision will always be made onsite. The AJGT has never cancelled a tournament in advance due to cold, hot or potentially inclimate weather. If a predicted hurricane threatens an AJGT event and credit cards have been charged and the tournament is cancelled, all registrations will be honored at future AJGT tournaments.

Members who are forced to withdraw from an event prior to or during the tournament are asked to please contact the AJGT office as soon as you know you will not be there. If you call the AJGT office (985-630-3066) and the staff is onsite at the tournament, please leave a message there and also at the pro shop of the host golf club.

There is no withdrawal form. Simply call or email the AJGT office(318-402-2446 or Diane - 985-630-3066). If you are injured or ill and cannot play, email a doctor's note to the AJGT office and for a complete refund or credit toward the next event.

Players who withdraw from an event cannot roll their registrations over to future tournaments.

Refund Policy

Players who register for a tournament and withdraw from an event will receive:
Withdrawals any time before registration deadline: 100% of tournament entry fee.

There is a no-refund policy for AJGT Championship Events.


Rainouts/Inclement Weather Policy

Every effort will be made to play each event through to its conclusion. Play will continue in wet weather unless lightning or other dangerous conditions ensue. Players should continue to play until they hear an air horn halting play or until they see lightning and then should take shelter immediately. If the air horn is sounded and play is halted, as soon as it is safe to do so, players should ride back tothe clubhouse in any available cart, including those of AJGT tournament and host course officials.

When in a weather delay we will not return to the course until 30 minutes from the last lightning strike. In the case of continual weather issues, we will give the first update on all the information available to us. It is our responsibility to the field to do everything in our power to complete the event. With this in mind, a decision on the status of the current days round will not be made until we have exhausted all possible options to complete the days round. A number of variables including course condition, weather forecasts and time of day will be considered in our decision. We will use the pro at the course we are competing at to aid in our decision making. Please understand that we need to take our time in making this decision.

 

Refund Policy on Rain Impacted Events

Events in which we are able to complete at least one round and determine a champion will be considered a completed event. Events in which the tournament begins, groups begin teeing off, and we are unable to get a completed round in will be considered suspended. In this case $100 will be credited to you for a future event. Events that are cancelled for any reason will result in a full refund.                                                             

Caddying

The Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour is one of the few year-round junior tours in America that allows the participation of adult caddies. Participation is entirely voluntary. At any AJGT event, about half the field will be using a caddy and half won't. It is not mandatory that a player use a caddy.

The opportunity to caddy in an AJGT event is a unique one. It is a bonding experience unlike anything available in other competitive sports. The AJGT has established strict guidelines for caddies to follow in hopes that we will be able to continue to offer this wonderful experience. Caddies must read the following guidelines and willingly abide by them. Unlike spectators, caddies are allowed on teeboxes, in fairways and on greens, but must abide by AJGT Caddy guidelines. Specators must remain on cart paths and must remain separate from players and caddies.

AJGT CADDY RULES -Players can compete with or without a caddy. At any AJGT event, about half the field will be using a caddy and half won’t. It is entirely optional.  Bibs or coveralls are required and can be ordered from Fred's Golf at 1-800-874-7395 or purchased onsite at any AJGT event.

-You must pack the bag at all times (player cannot carry the bag) with your AJGT bib showing.  If you wish to withdraw and become a spectator, please remove your AJGT bib and watch the match from the cart path.  There is no player penalty for a caddy’s withdrawal, but you cannot return to the bag again during that round.  No alcohol intake or smoking from first ball struck to last ball holed.  If a tournament approved shuttle is provided, please hop on and move to the next shot with the pairing.  Caddies must be 21 years of age to participate.

 -Like a PGA Caddy, you are to give yardage and hand a requested club to the player.  You are not allowed to impart lessons.  Do not tell the player, “Keep your head down”, or “Watch your alignment”.  You are not allowed to touch a club during the round except to transfer it immediately from the bag to the player.  You are not allowed to point, with finger or flagstick or putter, to a spot on the green where the player should putt the ball.

-Pre-shot comments or pre-putt reads must be one sentence recommendations, as in “You’ve got 150 yards to the bunker”, or “This putt is left edge.”  Either the player or the caddy are allowed to operate distance measuring devices, but the player still must play within 40 seconds.  Your advice and participation is part of that time allotment.  Lengthy pre-shot and pre-putt rituals can cause slow play and result in pace of play warnings and slow play penalties.  After you hand the club to the player, no further verbal interaction is allowed.  Once you hand the club to the player, caddies are not allowed to speak to the player until the shot is struck.  Caddies are not allowed to assist with grip, stance or alignment. 

 -After the player takes the club in the fairway or on the green, move away and let the player hit the shot.  Caddies should avoid standing behind any player while the player is hitting a shot.

-The player must keep his/her own scorecard.  Caddies are not allowed to hold or keep your player’s official scorecard or to tell your player what they had on a hole or what a member of the pairing had.  Do not ask a member of your pairing what they had on a hole.  Caddies are prohibited from entering into any part of the scoring process, during and after the round.  Caddies are not allowed in the area near the scorer’s table.

 -Do not provide a ruling to your player or any player, even if asked.  The player must make his/her own ruling and confer with other players on rulings. 

 -Caddies and spectators alike are allowed & encouraged to look for all lost balls.  The player must mark his/her own ball, then give it to the caddy to clean, which is within the rules.  Caddies are asked to rake bunkers and tend flagsticks to assist with place of play.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 


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