Sunningdale Heath GC - 13th Sep 2020
The British Junior Golf Tour is visiting the fabulous Sunningdale Heath Golf Club!
Please note that registration will open at 8.30 am and you should not arrive earlier than 45 minutes prior to your scheduled tee time. To avoid penalties, you need to collect your scorecard from the registration desk and ensure that you are on the tee 10 minutes before you are due to tee off.
Please note that Divisions 6/Under, 7-8 and 9-10 will be playing 14 holes.
Also, the club has asked us to stress the following points:
- Spectators are NOT permitted on the course.
- Parking is very limited, so players and caddies should be dropped off where at all possible, or car share, in line with government advice.
Please click the link below to read the full COVID-19 operational changes for BJGT events:
Sunningdale Heath club features, at its heart, an 18-hole golf course designed by Harry Colt and is laid out on picturesque Surrey heathland. Sunningdale Heath’s 14 par 3s and four par 4s form a fairly short, but memorable test of accuracy for all golfers.
Despite its compact size, the course is acknowledged as being very challenging, and, unusually in golf, men and women play from the same tees.
It is said that even a professional playing Sunningdale Heath would be happy with a score of level par, so this is going to be a great challenge for our juniors!
We, together with Tom Reid and Kristian Baker, are looking forward to welcoming you all to Sunningdale Heath!
Please ensure that you check the TEE TIMES link again prior to the event on Sunday 13th September, as there WILL be updates to the start sheets.
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.
Players are permitted one caddie to assist them on the course; they are there to help with pace of play by carrying the bag and handing clubs, etc.
Coaching is not permitted, lining up is not permitted, and NO assistance may be given on the green.
Caddies are to stay off the greens at all times.
Pace of Play:
This is a very important aspect of the game and one that we are constantly monitoring at events!
9 holes should take no longer than 2 – 2 1/4 hours and 18 holes no longer than 4 – 4 1/2 hours.
It is a requirement that all groups keep pace with the preceding group, NOT just 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. If a group does not finish within 15 minutes of the group in front, a penalty of 2 strokes will be added to all players in the group. We will be very strict on this rule in 2020, so caddies and players, please encourage your playing partners to play at the recommended speed.
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/
Distance Measuring Devices:
Range finders and GPS devices are allowed, as long as they measure distance only.
6&Under and 7-8 age categories 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; pick up after 10 shots (including puts).
- 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 help them tee up; it is hoped that players will learn these skills as they play on the Tour.