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Tournament Procedures

Withdraw Policy 

Code of Conduct

Pace of Play Policy


Eligibility Requirements 

The Legends Junior Tour is open to male and female golfers age 12-19.  Those members who have graduated from high school may only play until September 1st of the season directly following high school graduation.  Any member who has graduated high school and started college is not eligible to play in LJT events. 

The Tour was founded to give the best players in the state of Texas a chance to compete against one another. We pride ourselves on conducting first-class events at some of the finest facilities in the state. Although the Legends Junior Tour does not have a handicap limit, we do expect our players to play to the level of their competition. If a competitor shoots consecutive rounds over 95 in any given tournament, he/she may receive a letter from the Championship Committee of the Legends Junior Tour and will not be allowed to compete in LJT events until further notice. The Tour will be responsible for determining when that player may return to competition on the Legends Junior Tour.  

Players may sign up for any open Legends Junior Tour event, given they meet the eligibility requirements of the Tour and the individual tournament. Individual tournament eligibility requirements can be found on the specific championship information page. Players must be a member of the Texas Junior Golf Alliance to compete on the Legends Junior Tour. For more information on the Alliance, please click here.

Tournament Procedures

Tournament Acceptance Notice
Players will be notified, via email, when they have been accepted into the tournament. It is the player's responsibility to log on to the website to check the starting field, write down their tee time, schedule a practice round, and secure hotel reservations.

* A player will not be charged the tournament entry fee until they have been accepted into the tournament. At that point, the credit card on file will be charged the tournament entry fee.

Pairings/Starting Times
Information concerning parings, starting times, etc., will be posted on the website no later than 2 days after the tournament entry deadline and will be emailed to players and parents.

Alternates
In the event of the competition being oversubscribed, the order of alternate players will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. This will be done immediately after the closing date for entries. All unsuccessful entrants will be notified without delay, but may be given an opportunity to compete if withdrawals subsequently occur. Entry fees will be refunded to those entrants on the waiting list who do not make into the tournament.

Course Yardage
Tournament yardage will vary based on the following factors: strength of field, overall difficulty of the golf course and daily weather conditions. On average, the following yardages will be used:

  1. Boys 14 & Under (6,200-6,500)
  2. Boys 15-18 (6,700+)
  3. Girls 14 & Under (5,000-5,400) *State Junior Championship ONLY
  4. Girls 15-18 (5,800-6,200)

Electronic Measuring Devices
In accordance with USGA Rules of Golf, the Note under Rule 14-3 for all LJT Championships, tournaments, and qualifiers is in effect. Therefore, a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.) the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional information function is actually used.

Travel & Lodging
Information about the host hotel, discounted room rate, telephone numbers, and directions to the hotel will be posted on the website on the championship's Tournament Information page.

Practice Round
Players will be responsible for calling the host facility to schedule practice rounds. The practice rounds are optional and green fees are not included in the tournament entry fee. However, the Legends Junior Tour will attempt to negotiate a reduced rate for practice rounds at the host facility.

Player Registration
Generally speaking, registration will be held at the tournament site starting approximately 60 minutes prior to the first tee time on Day One. Participants must register at the designated registration area prior to the first round. Players will receive their tee gift at that time. Players must then report to their starting tee 10 minutes prior to their starting time. Players are not required to check-in prior to Round 2.

First Round
The Legends Junior Tour recommends that players always double-check their tee time. The penalty for failure to show up on time is two-strokes or possible disqualification. (Please refer to USGA Rule 6-3 for more information.)

Second/Final Round
After the completion of the first round, all competitors will be re-paired (by score and within their division) for the second/final round. Second and/or final round parings will be available approximately 1 – 2 hours after the conclusion of the first round of play and can be found posted on the website, at the scoreboard, or by calling the pro shop. Pairings will also be emailed to all players.

Ties
Any ties for first place will be decided by a "sudden death” playoff. Ties for second place will be decided by matching scorecards. The following procedure will be used until the tie is broken:

  1. Low final round score
  2. Low score for the final nine (9) holes
  3. Low score on holes #13-#18
  4. Low score on holes #16-#18
  5. Low score on #18
  6. Process repeated on front side

The process of matching scorecards is used only to determine which player will receive the 2nd place trophy and exemptions, but will not affect the number of Player of the Year points awarded.

Awards Ceremony
Trophies will be awarded to the top three places in each age division. The trophy presentation will take place at the scoreboard immediately following the conclusion of play.

Withdrawal Policy

Prior to Cancellation Date
If it becomes necessary for a player to withdraw from a tournament that they have been accepted to play in, he or she must logon through www.TLJT.org and withdraw themselves through Tournament Pairing Program. Once reviewed by the tournament committee and the withdrawal is accepted, a refund will be issued minus a $25 administrative fee. Players may also call the Legends Junior Tour office at (214) 468-8955 to cancel.

After Cancellation Date
If a player withdraws after the cancellation deadline date or if they No Show to an event, they are not entitled to an entry fee refund. The following are the only exceptions:

A player is entitled to a full refund if he/she:

  1. Qualifies for an AJGA event over the same dates.
  2. Qualifies for any USGA national championship over the same dates.
  3. Qualifies for any national competition that is affiliated with the Legends Junior Tour.

A player is entitled to a refund minus a $25 administrative fee:

  1. If an injury is sustained leading up to the event. Documentation from a doctor is required.
  2. If a player has a death in the family.

Refunds will not be issued to those who withdraw because of "double scheduling” or qualifying for any other kind of tournament other than those listed above.

In an exceptional circumstance, a player may file a written appeal for a refund to the Legends Junior Tour Executive Committee. These appeals will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

During the Tournament
Upon commencement of play, any withdrawals for reasons other than family or medical emergencies will not be considered acceptable. For example, withdrawing because of poor play or "being out of the running” is not acceptable.

Players that "No Show” after a round of play will receive a warning from the Legends Tour and may:

  1. Be suspended from entering the next event or;
  2. Be withdrawn from the next event.

A player that is disqualified during a tournament is not entitled to a refund.

Code of Conduct

The Legends Junior Tour takes great pride in the quality of its players, host facilities, and sponsors. The Legends Tour requires all members to adhere to a set of guidelines known as the Code of Conduct. The purpose is to help all Legends Tour participants grow and mature by understanding and accepting the consequences of their actions, both on and off the golf course.

Violations of the Code of Conduct
Any of the following actions by a Legends Tour member at a Legends Tour event, non-Legends Tour event or toward another Legends Tour member anywhere, constitutes a violation of the Legends Tour Code of Conduct:

  • Unsportsmanlike conduct including abusive language, club throwing, cheating, disrespect of volunteers, officials and host staff, or abuse of the golf course.
  • Use of smoking or chewing tobacco products, drugs or alcohol.
  • Not adhering to the dress code while at the host facility. This includes during a practice round.
  • Leaving the course during a competitive round without permission of a Legends Tour official.
  • Conduct deemed unbecoming of a Legends Tour member, such as acting in anger or creating other distractions.
  • Physical abuse, threat of physical abuse, verbal abuse, slander or libel towards other players, parents, host golf course staff or members, Legends Tour staff or volunteers in any medium.

Required Dress at the Host Facility

  • Hats/visors must be worn with brim forward, males must remove hat/visor while indoors.
  • Collared shirts or mock turtlenecks (host golf course permitting) must be worn and tucked in at all times.
  • Women's fashion shirts without a collar must have sleeves.
  • Women's fashion shirts must not rise above the belt line at anytime during the golf swing.

Prohibited Dress at the Host Facility

  • Tank tops, T-shirts
  • Denim shorts, short-shorts, cut-off shorts, gym shorts, jeans
  • Earrings (males)
  • Body Piercings
  • Tattoos (must be covered)

The Legends Junior Tour Committee may assess any or all of the following penalties based on the severity of the Code of Conduct violation:

  1. Issue a verbal or written warning to the player and his/her parent/guardian.
  2. Enforce a two-stroke penalty.
  3. Disqualify the player from the tournament where the violation occurs.
  4. Suspend the player for a portion of the season or the remainder of the year.
  5. Suspend the player's membership indefinitely.

In addition, any player that is disqualified under Rule 33-1 for gross misconduct or unsportsmanlike behavior is automatically suspended from the next tournament he/she is registered for. In the case where the player in question is not registered for another event, that player is suspended from the next Major championship.

Grievance Committee
In the event of a suspension, the player may submit a written account of the Code of Conduct violation to the Legends Tour Grievance Committee within seven (7) days of the suspension/ disqualification. The Grievance Committee will review all submitted materials, including a tournament staff account of the violation. The Legends Tour Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors will review grievances; all grievances must go through the appropriate channels to be considered.

Pace of Play Policy

The Legends Junior Tour takes pace of play very seriously and will do their best to ensure that each player finishes in a timely fashion. In 2010, on average, the final pairing in each tournament finished their round in 4 hours and 31 minutes. We hope to improve on that time in 2011 with increased staff and stricter enforcement of the Pace of Play policy.

The following is the Pace of Play policy adopted by the Legends Junior Tour Executive Committee. This policy was cultivated from the policies set forth by the USGA, PGA of America, PGA Tour and AJGA.

Out of Position
A group will be out of position if it (A) has taken longer than the allotted time to play and (B) reaches a par 3 hole and the preceding group has left the next tee or fails to clear the tee of the par 4 hole before the preceding group has left the putting green, or arrives at the tee of a par 5 hole when the preceding group is on the putting green. Both (A) and (B) must occur for a group to be out of position. Groups deemed to be out of position are subject to being timed.

Timing
Players will have 40 seconds to play a stroke. The timing of a player's stroke will begin when it is his turn to play and he can play without Interference or distraction. Any time spent determining yardages will count as time taken for the next stroke. On the putting green, timing will begin after the player has been allowed reasonable time to mark, lift, clean and replace his ball, repair his ball mark and other ball marks on his line of putt, and remove loose impediments on his line of putt. Even though a group regains its position and is no longer being timed, "Bad Times” are cumulative and are carried forward to the remainder of the round.

Rulings
Should a ruling or other legitimate delay cause a group to lose its position, the group is obligated to regain its position within a reasonable time.

Penalty for Exceeding 40 Seconds

FIRST OFFENSE – Informed of "Bad Time”
SECOND OFFENSE – One stroke penalty
THIRD OFFENSE – Two stroke penalty
FOURTH OFFENSE – Disqualification

In addition, each player is entitled to know the established pace of play for a given round. Therefore, the time that a group should complete a given hole, i.e. flagstick placed in the hole, will be listed on each player's scorecard.

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