BJGT

In 2018 we are introducing BJGT membership – click for details.

You don’t have to have a handicap.
You don’t have to be a member of a golf club.

Age group and handicap qualifying events.
Anyone can play at our events!
What is essential, you must ENJOY GOLF!

Event Entry

Age Qualifying Date: 24th June 2018 (unless specified on the event page)

Two main reasons for this date, it minimizes changes for the Junior World Champ age groups, which is a couple of weeks later, and the other is that players will only play a maximum of half the season in the ‘wrong’ age group.

There are a couple of exceptions, Junior World Champ qualifiers and Par 3, but any changes will be specified on the individual event page.

As a member of BJGT, you will receive a membership entry code that will give you a discount for every event entered. You must purchase membership first, then use the code provided via email to enter events.

Entering a BJGT tournament couldn’t be easier, just fill out the online entry form and select one or more events, you will then be asked for payment of the entry fee(s), and finally you’ll receive an email confirming your entry.
After the closing date, which is usually seven days prior, all entrants will be listed on the tee sheet and displayed on the competition page.
It is the responsibility of the player to know his or her own tee time.
All tee times are subject to change and you must check before travelling.

Arriving at the event
Registration opens 1 hour before the first tee time. At the venue, look for our BJGT registration desk and make yourself known to the Event Secretary.
Once you have signed in, you will receive your scorecard and confirmation of your tee time and groupings.

You must be at the first tee 10 minutes prior to your tee time.
Late arrival to the tee may result in two stroke penalty or disqualification.
The Event starter will announce on the tee each player’s name before he or she tees off.
It is acceptable to applaud and give a warm welcome to every player.

Competition Levels

Age Qualifying Date: 24th June 2018 (unless specified on the event page)

Six & Under (blue tee) – 9 holes – Gross
7-8 (black tee) – 9 holes – Gross
9-10 (red tee) – 9 holes – Gross
Age-related tees on shorter courses over nine holes.
Once younger players obtain a CONGU handicap, they can, if they choose, play in either their own age group competition or the full 18-hole white tee event.

Age 11-13 (red tee) – 18 holes – Gross
Once younger players obtain a CONGU handicap, they can, if they choose, play in either their own age group competition or the full 18-hole white tee event.

Age 14 -17, boys (white tee) and girls (red tee) – 18 holes – Gross and Net
Competitions for players of any age with a maximum CONGU handicap of 28 for Boys & 36 for Girls, played over 18 holes.

Hole-in-One

BJGT members will have the opportunity to win a family holiday at 3 designated events this season:

Bourn Golf Club, Lindfield (Day 3) and Foxhills (Tour Championship) have been selected as the qualifying venues. The chosen hole will be set up with cameras on the tee, behind the green and ‘pin cam’ situated in the top of the pin, capturing where shots finish on the green, as long as they are within 8 m. Pin cam also measures, very accurately, the distance each shot finishes from the hole, so we will know who wins nearest the pin should an ace not be achieved, without the leaderboard being displayed in the clubhouse.
The footage from each angle will then be combined into a 30-second clip of each player that will be available after the event for £2.50.
Should anyone achieve a Hole-In-One on the selected hole they will win a holiday for 4 to Portugal (details to be confirmed) and obviously have amazing video footage of the achievement.

This is sure to add a fantastic and unique element to each of these events, so it’s time to practice your Par 3s!

Prizes

Trophies will be awarded in each division at every competition, depending on the following conditions:

9 Hole Age Divisions:
Ten or more players – Top three.
Between four to nine players – Top two.
Fewer than four players – Winner only.
If an age category has 3 or more girls playing, the girls will have their own trophies.

18 Hole Divisions:
Gross – Winner & Runner-Up
Net – Winner & Runner-Up
Players may only win one trophy on the day, the higher place finish will be awarded on the day but points will be given based on the full results.

Junior World Championship Qualifier:
Ten or more players – Top three.
Between four to nine players – Top two.
Fewer than four players – Winner only.

In the event of a tie, for the winner and runner-up places at the Junior World Championship Qualifier, places will be decided by a sudden death play-off.

Spot prizes may also be on offer at certain events.
The presentation at each event will take place after play in each division has finished, except for the Tour Championship where there will be a single presentation once all play is concluded.

This is an important part of every event, since it allows players and families to socialise and is an excellent opportunity to interact with other players. So we always encourage players to stay for the presentation.

Tournament Field

The field may be limited at certain events, depending on tee time or light restrictions.
Places will be awarded on a first come, first served basis, with a waiting list in operation once full.

Tee Times

Tee times will be on the website three days before the event.

Order of Merit

The 2018 British Junior Golf Tour Order of Merit will run from the first event, Sunday 25th February, through to the Tour Championship on Sunday 7th October.
Points will be awarded at each event listed on the BJGT schedule, up to and including the Tour Championship – excluding the IMG Academy Junior World Championship Qualifier, Par 3 Championship and Foursomes event.

Qualification for the Tour Championship will be based on a player’s position on the Order of Merit following the tour event on Sunday 30th September.

Players may feature in more than one division – for example, a 9 year old with a CONGU handicap of 28 may play in either their age division, or the main ‘Mixed Division’ from white tees, at any event and earn the relevant points for their finishing position.

Special Scoring Events:
The 3-day event will carry event points on each if the 3 days.
The Tour Championship will carry double points.

Tour Champion:
The 2018 BJGT Tour Champion of each division will be decided following the conclusion of play at the Tour Championship, once the points earned have been added from that event.

Thanks to our sponsors at Golphin, Explanar and Designer Golf, there are some amazing prizes on offer to our Order of Merit Champions!

The table below show the points system in place.

OOM

Points example:
In a field of 20 players, the winner would receive 30 points plus 19 for the number of players they beat, giving an event total of 49 points.
The runner up would receive 25 points plus 18, total 43.

Live Scoring

The system is designed to enhance the players experience playing on the BJGT, but please be aware this is a first trial run, so please bear with us if there are any teething problems.
Each group will have one handheld device for entering their players’ scores after each hole; this should be done by an adult in each group, and viewing the leaderboard should only be done when it doesn’t cause any delay.
Please Note: This system does not replace your scorecard!
• The Handset will already be logged in to the system and you will see the players in your group on the screen, along with the hole and current score.
• The bottom button on the right side of the handset will turn the screen back on, then swipe up to return to the scoring page.
• After each hole enter the scores for each player into the relevant box and click ‘Next’; this will then move you on to the next hole and update your score on the leaderboard.
• All leaderboard scores will be gross score, for both 9 and 18 hole competitions.
• Click the ‘Leaderboard’ button to view at any point to view, then the < arrow at the bottom of the handset to return to the scoring.
• If you should get an empty box with an ‘OK’ button appear at any point, just click ‘OK’ and it will disappear.
• If for any reason the handset logs out, just click the only icon on the home screen and this will re-enter the system. You will be given a unique id. no. for your group and a password, simply enter these on the login screen and you will return to the system.
• If anything goes wrong, please put the handset away and just continue with your round without it, this will make no difference to the recording of scores, as this will still be done using your card, as usual.

Slow Play

This is a very important aspect of the game and one we are constantly monitoring at events!

9 holes should take no longer then 2 – 2 1/4hrs and 18 holes no longer than 4 – 4 1/2hrs.

It is a requirement that all groups keep pace with the preceding group, NOT just to keep ahead of the group behind!
‘Play-ready golf’ – be prepared to play before it’s your turn, walk between shots at a good pace, leave the green once you have finished a hole and mark your card on the next tee.
Unless there is a mitigating circumstance, i.e. a ruling is required (in which case the group behind should be called through), slow play will be monitored and penalised in the usual way.

Electronic Measuring Devices

Distance only devices, GPS or rangefinders, are permitted for all players; slope measuring devices are not allowed.

Tournament Withdrawals

This should be done via email to golf@juniorgolftour.co.uk or text 07747 847857.
Players may withdraw from events up to five days before the competition and receive a refund or credit note.
Withdrawal later than five days before will mean that the entry fee is forfeited.

Should a player not turn up to an event on two occasions without prior notice, a warning will be issued.
If this happens on a third occasion they will be banned from BJGT events for one month.

Event Cancellation

British Junior Golf Tour always endeavour to run all tournaments as advertised; however, in the event of any competition being cancelled, possibly due to the weather, the website will be updated immediately; players will then be notified asap by email, text or phone.
All entries fees will be refunded or carried over to a future tournament.

Caddie Policy

Juniors are permitted one caddie to help them on the course; coaching is not allowed.
The role of the caddie is to support, advise on club selection and shot required, but they must allow the player to take responsibility for their own golf game.
Caddies are NOT permitted to give advice or assistance on the green.
Pace of play is paramount for an enjoyable round. Caddies should prepare the player for the next shot without delay in order to maintain pace with the group in front.

Spectators

All spectators should stay off fairways, tees and greens and walk in front of the group they are watching; this way, you won’t be causing a delay to the group behind or in any danger of being hit.

Photography

There will be an event photographer at all BJGT competitions, plus a media photographer at some events.
As a standard condition of entry, pictures may be used by British Junior Golf Tour for all promotional purposes. This includes website, newsletters and newspaper publications.
If you don’t wish for pictures to be taken or used, please inform us via email at the time of entry.
Photos will be available to purchase after the event.

Accident and Injuries

Competitors play at their own risk. Spectators and caddies also walk the course at their own risk.
BJGT takes no responsibility for any accidents or injuries that happen at any of the events.

Code of Conduct

The British Junior Golf Tour runs high quality, professional, and fun competitions for all junior players.
Players and parents must abide by the Rules of Golf and maintain good golfing etiquette both on and off the course.

VIOLATIONS OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT
Unsportsman-like conduct, including abusive language, club throwing, disrespect to volunteers, officials or fellow competitors.
Deliberate miss-counting of shots.
Any abusive behaviour to any other persons and property at the Golf Club.
Any breach of these rules may cause a ban from attending future BJGT events, and persons guilty of improper conduct at any competition will be asked to leave.
In the event of any unresolved issues, parents should speak, in private, to the BJGT Directors at an agreed time and not in front of children.
BJGT officials decisions are final.