Golf - Little League
Date: Monday, July 22, 2013
Location: Hanging Rock Golf Course
Fee: $15 per golfer
Add $5 for all mail-in registrations
Entry deadline: July 15, 2013 (No on-site registration)
Prizes: The top 3 participants in each age and gender group will receive a medal for their accomplishments.
Rules Governing Play:
1. You may move your ball one club length in your own fairway
2. Players will count a score of double par as a maximum
USGA rules apply with the following exceptions:
1. All players are required to walk
2. Appropriate golf attire is required including a collared golf shirt. No tee shirts.
3. Golfers must wear tennis shoes or soft spikes
4. Parents, or their designate, must accompany players assisting with scoring and promoting fairness and good sportsmanship
Golf cart spectators can be rented for $16.00 and must be 16 years of age or older and a valid driver's license is required.
Eligibility: This tourament is open to all Little League Golfers, ages 6-10. The age of the golfer as of July 15th 2013 will determine the players competition group. Golfers residing outside Virginia, but holding a club membership in Virginia may compete in this tournament.
Tournament Format: The format will be a 9 stroke play championship. All golfers that enter will secure a spot in the tournament field.
Practice Round: All players may play a practice round on Sunday, July 21st after 4:30pm. There will be a reduced charge for green & cart fees for the practice round. ($15 if walking, $16.00 additional for cart) A partent or their designate must accompany the player while playing a practice round. Please call Hanging Rock Golf Course in advance for tee times.
Tee Times: You may find out your tee time by calling Hanging Rock Golf Course after July 15th at 540-389-7275. Please check in at the golf course 1/2 hour before your tee time.Event Codes:
|Age 10||LLG 101|
|Age 9||LLG 102|
|Age 8||LLG 103|
|Age 7||LLG 104|
|Age 6||LLG 105|
|Age 10||LLG 201|
|Age 9||LLG 202|
|Age 8||LLG 203|
|Age 7||LLG 204|
|Age 6||LLG 205|
Overview: This is the 4th year the Subway Commonwealth Games of Virginia has hosted a Little League Golf Tournament, allowing boys and girls, age 6 to 10, an opportunity to compete against kids their own age and gender on courses setup for age appropriate play. A player's age on July 1, 2012 will determine his/her age bracket for the tournament.
All players must have a caddy to help them play their best. Allowing caddies is a special component of our tournament and is our commitment to encouraging family interaction that builds lasting memories.
Age Groups & Yardages:
Yardages/Day (+/- 5%)
# of Holes/Day
The recommended yardage for the Green Tee course is 1,100 yards for nine holes. The approximate individual hole yardages are as follows:
|Par 3's||65 yards|
|Par 4's||115 yards|
|Par 5's||165 yards|
The recommended yardage for the Yellow Tee course is 1,925 yards for nine holes. The approximate individual hole yardages are as follows:
|Par 3's||105 -110 yards|
|Par 4's||190 - 220 yards|
|Par 5's||280 - 330 yards|
The recommended yardage for the Red Tee course is a maximum of 2,600 yards for nine holes.
Cart Policy: Caddy use of carts: Green tee and yellow tee players only.
All caddies may rent a cart for use during play. The caddy may use the cart to shuttle their player between holes. After reaching the tee, the player cannot ride and must walk the entire hole. The caddy may leave the bag on the cart or carry it on the course with the player when needed. In no case, will carts be allowed off the path. First offense - warning. Second offense - 2 stroke penalty. Subsequent offenses - Score of 10 on that hole.
Note: The cart policy has been put into effect to help those who play on a long course and have substantial walks between greens & tees.
Spectator Cart Policy: Spectators may rent carts for use while watching play. Spectators in carts must stay on the path at all times and remain behind the players being watched. Please do not go forward to spot tee shots in advance of play.
Rules & Regulations
Eligibility: A player's age on July 1, 2012 will determine his/her age bracket.
Local Rule: A player shall take no more than 10 strokes on a hole. Once a 10 has been reached, please pick up your ball and wait for the other players in your group to complete the hole.
Ties & Alternates: All ties for first place in the individual age group will be broken by a sudden death play-ff immediately following the completion of play for the age group. All other ties for second through fifth (those places receiving medals) will be broken by a scorecard play-off starting with the last hole and going backwards on the card.
Parental Responsibility: A parent or guardian must be present for registration and at all times during the competition. All parents, family members or friends who are not caddying must follow the guidelines of the Spectator Policy.
Spectator Policy: All spectators must remain on the cart path or the rough at all times. Spectators may NOT give the player advice during the round. Spectators may NOT use any electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, etc.) on the course. First offense - warning, Second offense - Immediate removal of the spectator from the golf course.
Use of electronic devices by players/caddy: Cell phones, headphones and pagers may not be used during play. First offense - 2 stroke penalty, Second offense - Disqualification
Dress Code: Participants must adhere to the following dress code: only acceptable golf attire is permitted. Players are prohibited from wearing shoes with metal spikes, short shorts, swimwear, denim of any kind, t-shirts or tank tops.
Inclement Weather: The tournament committee makes all decisions regarding weather delays and/or cancellations on-site the day of the event. Our intention is to play the event on its scheduled day, and we will do everything possible, including reducing the number of holes of the stipulated round, to determine the individual championships. If a delay occurs, it is the player's responsibility to be ready when play resumes. All players failing to start play on time after a delay will be assessed a score of 10 on that and any subsequent holes on which their group has already begun play. You may not join your group during play of hole, you must join on the next tee.
Code of Conduct: Violations of the code of conduct include: Abusive language, club throwing, cheating, disrespect of volunteers or officials, abuse to the golf course or the facility, littering, or any other conduct unbecoming of a tournament participant or caddy. First offense - 2 stroke penalty, Second offense - Disqualification. Repeated violations may lead to rejection of future entries.
Disqualification Policy: No player will be disqualified for any rules violations of the Rules of Golf. Instead, the player will be assessed a maximum score of 10 on any hole where the penalty would normally bring disqualification. In situations where the round or hole has been completed, the score of 10 will apply to the last hole played or to the hole where the infraction occurred. Should a player miss his tee time, he will be assessed a maximum score of 10 on the first hole and each additional hole not played with his/her assigned group. Exceptions: A player or caddy may be disqualified for code of conduct violations or unauthorized use of electronic devices.
Starting time: Please check your starting hole assignment and arrive at your tee box at least 5 minutes early.
Pace of Play: It is the caddy's duty to help the players hit each shot within a reasonable period of time.
Caddy Policy: Similar to the PGA Tour, we will have a caddy to help them play their best. Players must have a caddy at all times. We suggest players select their parent, grandparent, other family members or friend at least twelve years of age as their caddy, so that both can experience the joy of competition.
A caddy is one who carries or handles a player's clubs during play and otherwise assists him in accordance with the rules. A player may have only one caddy at any given time. A caddy may be replaced or eliminated at any time by the player. No other person may offer advice to a player other than his caddy. Spectators are not allowed to offer advice to a player at any time during play.
Please refrain from over-coaching the participant for whom you are caddying. It is the caddy's duty to help the player hit each shot within a reasonable period of time to help prevent slow play.
1. A player shall not allow his caddy to position himself/herself on or close to an extension of the line of play or the line of putt behind the ball. A caddy may position himself/herself in this manner before the player commits to beginning his/her swing but must move away once the player is set to begin his/her swing. Failure to do so will result in a 2 stroke penalty.
2. When a player's ball is on the putting green, the player or his/her caddy may before, but not during, the stroke, point out a line for putting, but in doing so the putting green shall not be touched. No work shall be placed anywhere to indicate a line for putting. Violation of this rule will result in a 2 stroke penalty.
3. The player's ball shall not strike the flagstick or attendant when the flagstick is attended or the flagstick is in the hole, unattended, or when the ball has been played from the putting green. Should this occur, the player is assessed a 2 stroke penalty, an the ball is played as it lies.
Always remember that a rules violation by the caddy is the same as if the player violated the rule. A caddy must be aware of the rules and assit his/her player in accordance with the rules. Rules officials are in place to help players when needed.
For More Information Contact:
Hanging Rock Golf Course at 540-389-7275 or 1-800-277-7497, or Virginia Amateur Sports 540-343-0987
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