Foxhills GC - Tour Championship - 6th October 2019
6 & Under – 18 holes (2 x 9 holes) – Gross
9-10 (red tee) – 18 holes – Gross
Bernard Hunt Course
7-8 (black tee) – 18 holes – Gross
11-12 (red tee) – 18 holes – Gross
Mixed Age category, boys (white tee) and girls (red tee) – 18 holes – Gross and Net
Remember, even if you cannot climb the Order of Merit into the Top 3, you are still playing for some fantastic trophies on the day. You may not win the Order of Merit and become the Tour Champion, but you can become the Winner of the Tour Championship, which is being played on the day.
We highly recommend that you read our Tour Policy.
Please register and collect your scorecard at the event desk, at least 45 minutes before your start time; this will be located in the clubhouse. Registration will start at 9.00 am.
This is to be undertaken on the driving range, putting green or practice facilities that the club have. Players are not allowed to warm up on the course before the event.
Please make sure that you are on the putting green at least 15 minutes before your start time, then at the tee at least 10 minutes prior to your start time to meet your partners, exchange scorecards and get any final instructions. You should make sure that you watch the group ahead of you tee off, then make yourself known to the starter.
Pace of Play:
Slow play has become an increasing problem, with rounds taking over 5 hours and groups coming in 45 minutes apart - this CANNOT happen at Foxhills! Please be mindful of your group's pace of play or penalty strokes are liable to be enforced for all players in your group.
Be ready to play when it is your turn, do not take more than 2 practice swings, walk quickly between shots and holes, and keep up with the group in front - caddies, please treat this as one of your responsibilities. Rounds should take approximately 4 hours. If you are over 2 hours to the 10th tee, please increase your pace of play for the back 9. Finishing more than 15 minutes behind the group in front may result in a 2-shot penalty for each player in your group. Make sure that you keep sight of the group in front. Should you lose a hole through a lost ball (remember, you only have 3 minutes to look for your ball!), etc., please let the group behind through.
This should be done on your scorecard as normal, but please do not sign your card until a member of the BJGT team at the scoring desk has gone through it with you and your playing partners.
Caddies, please do not be critical on the course, this does not help! Please offer encouragement and stay positive; please respect your own player and those in your group. Should we hear any reports of unacceptable behaviour, those responsible will be removed from the course.
Only one caddie is permitted for each player. They must wear a BJGT Caddie Bib. Caddies are there to assist, not coach, and they must stay off the greens at all times (caddies of players 6 & Under and 7-8 may assist on the greens with flags and marking of balls).
Should anyone witness inappropriate behaviour, or slow play in your group, please text 07747 847857 from the course, with your group and location, and we will get someone out to review the situation.
We sincerely hope that this will not be necessary!
Spectators are allowed, but they must stay ahead of the group, and not be seen with the player and caddie. No prams or buggies are allowed on the course, so families with younger siblings (babies and toddlers) should remain in the clubhouse.
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.
All events are played using standard R&A strokeplay rules.
Please make sure that you familiarise yourselves with the 2019 R&A rule changes, as the BJGT has implemented these new rules in all categories.
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/
Food and drink:
Please note that food and drink (breakfast and lunch) will be served in restaurant Nineteen (XIX), close to the shared 18th greens of Longcross and Bernard Hunt.
Food is NOT included in your entry fee.
This will be carried out around 5.30 pm, after all categories have finished and we expect this to take around 45 minutes. This is a very important part of the day, as it concludes the 2019 season, so please do not leave before this has finished.
We would also like to get a photograph of all the juniors at the end of the presentation, so we would very much appreciate your cooperation.