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2018 Handbook

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CHJT Handbook


Objective

The CHJT is a series of individual stroke play events comprised of junior golfers seeking a competitive golfing environment.

Eligibility

The CHJT is open to boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 18 (as of June 1st, 2018). High school graduates are eligible for tournament play only during the summer immediately following their high school graduation

Event Registration

CHJT registration deadline: Registration will remain open through the tournament season.

2018 Event Fees

36-Hole Event Fees:
Course No. 1 & No.3 - $79
Course No. 1/3 & No. 2-Ravines - $89
Course No. 1/3 & No.4-Dubsdread - $109
Course No. 2-Ravines & No.4-Dubsdread - $149

18-Hole Event Fees:
Course No. 1/No. 2/No.3 - $49

Questions

For any questions regarding the CHJT, please contact our Tour Director Chris Poolitsan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 866.COG.HILL ext 318.

Handicaps

The CHJT prefers that all players carry a USGA Handicap. This year’s entry contains a space for your Handicap Index. If you do not have handicap and are interested in obtaining one, please visit the Chicago District Golf Association’s website @ www.cdga.org .

Course Setup

  • Boys (13-15 Division): White Tees
  • Boys (16-18 Division): Blue Tees
  • Girls Division: Forward Tees

Registration

Registration opens 60 minutes prior to the first tee time of the event. All golfers must register at least 15 minutes prior to their tee time or risk having their tee time conceded to a member of the waitlist.

Scoring

All post-event activities (scorecard collection, score posting, awards presentation, etc.) will commence at the Tournament Scoreboard located in front of the Main Clubhouse.

Prizes

Top places each event will receive awards. Each participant earns “Player of the Year” points dependent on their finish. At the completion of the season, the CHJT Players of the Year will receive a trophy.

Player of the Year (POY) Points

Points will be accumulated in both the 18 and 36 hole events. Upon completion of the season, the season’s leading point getter in each division will be named Player of the Year and have his/her name placed on a plaque to be displayed at Cog Hill.

POY Points Breakdown

1st Place- 100 Points 11th Place- 50 Points
2nd Place-  95 Points   12th Place- 45 points
3rd Place- 90 points 13th Place-  40 points
4th Place- 85 points 14th Place- 35 points
5th Place- 80 points  15th Place- 30 points
6th Place-    75 points 16th Place- 25 points
7th Place- 70 points 17th Place- 20 points
8th Place- 65 points  18th Place- 15 points
9th Place- 60 points   19th & Below- 10 points
10th Place- 55 points    

Withdrawal Policy

If it becomes necessary for you to withdraw from a tournament, you MUST notify the Tour Director AT LEAST 48 HOURS prior to the event. Failure to do so will result in disqualification from your next tour event.

To withdraw from any CHJT Tour event, please e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Rules of Play

The USGA Rules of Golf will govern all CHJT events. Members will receive a complimentary copy of the USGA Rules of Golf as part of the membership packet. Please familiarize yourselves with the Rules and carry the Rules book in your golf bag at all times. Rules violations will be determined by the Tour Director and handled as prescribed by the USGA Rules of Golf and PGA of America.

Handheld Yardage Devices are allowed for use in 2018 CHJT Events.

Player Conduct

Any conduct deemed detrimental to the CHJT will not be tolerated. “Detrimental behavior” includes:

Cheating, vulgar or abusive behavior, swearing, club throwing, damage to the golf course, damage to a player’s belongings, possession of alcohol or tobacco products, gambling, walking off the course, and not turning in a scorecard.

Failure to comply will warrant a warning, two stroke penalty, or disqualification, dependent on the severity of the violation. Multiple or severe violations will result in dismissal from the CHJT with NO REFUND.

Pace of Play

A group is considered out of position if it:

  1. Falls one hole behind
  2. Is taking more than the allotted time per hole to complete. (Par 3- 9 minutes, Par 4-12 minutes, Par 5- 18 minutes)

*Any group that fails to keep its position on the course will be alerted to the fact and requested to play at a faster pace.

The Tour Committee deems a breach of this rule as follows:

  • First offense - Warning
  • Second offense – One Stroke
  • For subsequent offenses - Disqualification.

Dress Code

Proper dress is required at all CHJT events. Boys’ collared shirts or mock turtlenecks must be worn and tucked in at all times. Girls’ shirts without a collar must have sleeves and fashion shirts worn untucked must NOT rise above the belt line at any time during the golf swing. Girls’ shorts MUST be of mid-thigh length. All hats or visors must be worn with the bill to the front. No denim pants/shorts or cut-offs, or golf shoes with metal spikes are permitted.

Inclement weather policy

In order to protect players and spectators, the CHJT requires all players to stop play immediately and seek shelter due to inclement weather such as hearing thunder or seeing lightning or receiving notification by Tour Staff.

NOTE: Cog Hill does not offer a lightning detection device.

When play is suspended by the Tour Director for a dangerous situation and you are between holes, play shall not restart until the Tour Staff has ordered a resumption of play. If in the process of playing a hole, mark your golf balls (if nearby) and do not resume play until given clearance by the Tour Staff. Failure to abide by these rules will result in DISQUALIFICATION.

The Tour Director has the right to reduce the number of holes in an event due to inclement weather. Any 18 hole event will be considered complete if the entire field has completed 9 holes of play. In the event of a total rainout, the event fees will be rolled over to another event or refunded at the end of the season.

Spectators

Spectators are welcome and encouraged to attend all events, but:

  • MUST stay in the rough or on the cart paths at least 25 yards from the players, and ahead or equal to group.
  • MAY carry water, umbrellas, jackets, towels, and food for the players.
  • MAY rent motor carts from the golf shop for a fee of $16 (must be 18 years or older).
  • MAY NOT give advice or carry on conversations with the players, which could be construed as ADVICE and players may be penalized for this.

Practice Rounds

Practice rounds must be arranged with Cog Hill prior to the event and are NOT INCLUDED in the entry fees. All practice rounds are at the player’s expense. Cog Hill does offer discounted junior green fees.

Please contact Cog Hill at (866) COG-HILL for the most up to date 2018 rates.

A message from Cog Hill

Thank you for your interest in the Cog Hill Junior Tour. We look forward to seeing a high level of golf, etiquette, and enjoyment from all of our members this season. Good golfing!!

Katherine Jemsek- President, Cog Hill Chris Poolitsan - CHJT Director

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