Back to one of the oldest golf clubs in England, Royston Golf Club. This is the fourth year in a row that the BJGT will be Royston, and although we cannot get many players into the field, due to the course layout, it is still one that we very much like to visit.
Divisions 9-10, 7-8 and 6/Under will play 10 holes: holes 1-6 then 15-18.
Please click the link below to read the full operational changes for BJGT events:
Please ensure that you check the link again prior to the event on Sunday 1st September, as there WILL be updates to the start sheets.
We highly recommend that you read our Tour Policy.
This is to be undertaken on the driving range, putting green or practice facilities that the club may have. Players are not allowed to warm up on the course before the event.
Pace of Play:
Speed of play will be vital, please make sure that you are ready to play when it is your turn, hole out where possible and walk quickly between holes.
Please make sure that you are keeping up with the group in front; if you fall behind, call the group behind you through, at the earliest possible time. 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. If a group does not finish with 15 minutes of the group in front, a penalty of 2 strokes will be added to all players in the group.
Players are permitted one caddie to assist them on the course; they are there to help with pace of play by carrying the bag, handing clubs and raking bunkers, etc. A caddie will be wearing a caddie bib collected from the BJGT team at the start of the day, and they will need to return their caddie bib at the end of play. Over-coaching is not permitted, lining up is not permitted (rule 10.2b, see below) and NO assistance may be given on the green. Caddies are to stay off the greens at all times.
All events are played using standard R&A strokeplay rules. It is a player’s and caddie’s responsibility to learn the rules of golf, and penalties will be applied if rules are broken.
Here is a link to the R&A website, where you will find great videos explaining the 2019 rule changes. https://www.randa.org/
6&Under and 7-8 age groups have the following ‘Academy Rules‘; these are designed to keep the game fun, to stop younger players becoming demoralised and keep play moving:
- 10-Shot maximum per hole
- After 3 failed shots to escape a bunker, players may take a free drop to the side of the hazard, only counting the 3 failed shots.
- All water hazards are considered ‘Lateral’, so take a penalty drop to the side of the hazard where possible, but should a stream cross the hole, a drop may be taken on the other side of the hazard (meaning players don’t have to hit over the water a second time).
- Out of Bounds is considered a ‘Lateral Hazard’, so drop a ball back in play 2 club lengths from where the original shot crossed the boundary, with a 1-shot penalty.
- Caddies may help tee the ball up when playing from the tee, although lining up is not permitted (rule 10.2b, as above). Caddies may mark their player’s ball on the green and attend flags; it is hoped that players will learn these skills as they play on the Tour.
Distance Measuring Devices:
Range finders and GPS devices are allowed, as long as they measure distance only.