Premier Junior Golf Tour (hereinafter referred to as "Premier" or "PJGT") reserves the right to change its policies and rules at any time. It is the responsibility and agreement of all players, caddies, and spectators to keep apprised of any changes made to Premier's Rules.
Important Note on Divisions/Points
For the 2018 Points Year, which runs from Jan. 1, 2018 - Nov. 30, 2018, your age on the final round of a tournament will determine the division you will play in for that event. In the case of a birthday moving you into a new division during the course of the points year, you may wish to play up a division early on if you are vying for year end honors or Player Of The Year for a division. Please know that points earned in a division won't transfer to another division.
Code of Conduct Violation Penalties
The game of golf relies on the integrity of the individual to show consideration for other players and conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, irrespective of how competitive they may be that day.
The Premier Tournament Committee, based on severity and frequency of the violation(s), may in accordance with Rule 33-7:
- Warn the player, or
- Disqualify the player from the tournament at which the violation occurs, or
- Depending on the severity of the violation, a tournament disqualification may also result in disqualification from the next tournament(s) for which a player has been accepted.
- The PJGT reserves the right to suspend or revoke a player’s membership or entries for a serious breach of the PJGT Code of Conduct.
- A player’s disregard of others is not limited to the current round but may include repeated offenses from tournament to tournament.
To compete, you must be an amateur golfer no older than 18 years old for the given Points Tour Season. When you turn 19 years old, you can play on our brand new adult amateur tour. Check us out at www.premiergolftour.com.
PJGT allows caddies at all tournaments. Caddies have three options. They can carry the competitor's bag, they can use their own provided push cart, or they can rent a golf cart from the course and keep the competitor's bag on it. Players must walk from each tee to each green, but are allowed to ride in the golf cart between all holes.
Spectators are allowed to ride in caddie carts, but only the caddie can give advice to the competitor. Competitors are not allowed to rest in caddie or spectator carts during the course of each hole. Caddies should not over-coach competitors at the risk of penalty strokes to the competitor for slow play. Visit Caddie Rules for further information.
Registering For A Tournament
Our events and Major Championships are "open", meaning any amateur junior golfer may apply for their age division, with any exceptions noted on our Schedule page. We have divisions at each event for junior boys and girls ages 9-18. All of our events are also first come first served until full. You may pay online, or if you wish to mail us a check, please email us with that information. Mail checks to: Premier Junior Tour, P.O. Box 510412, Punta Gorda, FL 33951, and make the check payable to Premier Junior Tour.
All of our age divisions have no maximum # of strokes per hole. You must play each hole until you hole the ball out.
Practice On Tournament Days
Players are not allowed to play a practice round on the tournament course during any tournament round date. Penalty: Disqualification.
Each age division will receive a trophy or award for Champion, Runner-Up, and Third Place, regardless of field size.
Rejection Of Entry And Behaviors That Could Result In Immediate Disqualification (Code Of Conduct) by either Player, Caddie or Player's Spectator/s
Club Throwing or Profanity by Player, Caddie or Player's Spectator/s, also Caddie/Spectator involvement in discussing/arguing with anyone regarding scores/rulings, and anyone causing undue delay of the tournament: First Offense of either during a tournament weekend: Official Warning; Second Offense, two-stroke penalty to the player; Third Offense: player's immediate disqualification. If caddies or spectators verbally/physically engage with ANYONE, they lose the privilege of being on the golf course with the player and must leave the course immediately, and the PJGT reserves the right to remove anyone disruptive to the field in any way. See Code of Conduct for additional details.
Tee Times & Pairings
Round 1 tee times & pairings will post on the PJGT website one day before the first round, typically at 10am. Subsequent rounds will post on the PJGT website approximately two to three hours after the last group has finished. It is the competitor's responsibility to know their tee times and to be at the tee at least ten minutes before their scheduled tee time.
Devices that measure distance ONLY are permitted for use during competition at PJGT events. However, if the device measures anything other than distance (e.g., slope, etc.), that device may not be used during competition. Penalty: disqualification.
Ties And Play-Offs
Ties for division Champion are determined by an on-course, sudden death play-off. It is the responsibility of the players to be present for play-offs. If not present, they forfeit the higher position finish.
Ties for Runner-Up and Third Place and overall 13-19 divisions are determined by a scorecard playoff, beginning with the #1 handicap hole moving backward to #2, etc. as needed.
Premier has the sole discretion to determine a Champion/s if it deems for any reason that there will be no on course play-off but to rather decide the Champion via handicap scorecard playoff, beginning with the #1 handicap hole moving backward to #2, etc. as needed
Typically, a single practice round will be available for an additional fee, arranged with and payable to the golf course. Some courses allow player's guests to also play for a fee. Players without a driver's license will not be allowed to operate carts during practice rounds, but typically all players may ride in carts during the practice rounds.
Proper Attire Required By Competitors, Caddies And Spectators
Proper golf attire must be worn at all times when competitors, caddies and spectators are at a host facility. Hats and visors must be worn with brim forward; males must remove hat/visor while indoors at host facility; collared shirts or golf shirts must be worn and tucked in at all times; Women's fashion shirts without a collar are acceptable but must have sleeves; shorts must be no higher than 5" above the knees or the inseam of the shorts must measure at least 5"; all attire must be acceptable by the host facility, and men's shorts cannot hang below the knee. You may not wear tank tops, t-shirts, earrings (males), body piercing (earrings for females acceptable), denim attire of any kind.
Withdrawals (WD), No Shows (NS) And No Cards (NC)
Players who have entered and been accepted into a field may only withdraw with a full credit (no refund) minus a $25 administration fee if a doctor's written excuse is mailed to Premier, or an extreme situation arises, such as a family death, emergency surgery, etc. The player or parent must either call or email Premier prior to the start of the event.
A no-show (NS) is a player who fails to show for a round of a tournament without contacting Premier by phone. No shows do not receive a credit. Withdraws (WD) of any kind do not receive a credit. A withdrawal is a player who begins the round but does not complete the round or the tournament. To withdraw from a tournament, the player MUST speak with the Premier Committee for the withdrawal to be considered justified. Withdrawing for poor play is considered an unjustifiable withdrawal, and will be reported as such to the National Junior Golf Scoreboard.
If a player does not return a scorecard at scoring or to the committee for proper withdrawal, the player is designated as no card (NC). Serious breaches of Premier policy are no shows, no cards and improper or unjustifiable withdrawals.
No entry fee may be refunded. Credit policy: requests for a credit 7 or more days before a tournament will be honored less a $25 administration fee to be used within a 12-month period. No requests will be honored within 7 days of the tournament (unless an extreme situation arises, such as a family death, emergency surgery, etc.) No credits will be issued due to tournaments being shortened for any reason.
Shoes with traditionally-designed spikes, comprised entirely or partially of metal (when metal comes in contact with the surface of the putting green) are prohibited. Penalty: disqualification.
All checks returned due to insufficient funds will carry a $30.00 service charge.
Any appeal must be made in writing to the Premier Junior Golf Tour Tournament Committee at:
P.O. Box 510412, Punta Gorda FL 33951
Appeals must be made within two weeks of the date in question.