TOURNAMENT CHECK IN
Arrive at the tournament location and check in with the starter at your assigned tee box at least 30 minutes prior to your tee time. If you arrive at the course after your flight has teed off you will not be allowed to play. We will do our best to accommodate for car troubles or emergencies if the parent verifies the reason. This must have been an unavoidable situation.
Will NOT be granted for any reason. If you need to withdraw please notify us as soon as possible so we can remove you from the event.
HOW DO I WITHDRAW FROM A TOURNAMENT?
To withdraw from an event, it must be done on line up to 48 hours in advance. If it is within 48 hours of the event please notify The First Tee office directly at (520) 628-1555 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Withdrawing from an event will not affect future tournament play.
It will be at the discretion of the Program Director to cancel play and/or reduce the number of holes to a lesser number to determine age division winners. An event will not be cancelled due to bad weather unless the Program Director deems it necessary. In the event of lightning or other dangerous situations, play will be suspended until conditions are safe.
Starting times will be emailed to you within 48 hours of any event conducted by this program and will be available on our website www.tucsonjuniorgolf.com.
RULES OF PLAY
The USGA Rules of Golf shall govern all play. Supplemental rules of play will be provided (if needed) at each site. A 2-stroke penalty will be assessed every time a participant leaves litter or fails to pick up litter on the course. 2-stroke penalty will be assessed every time a participant fails to replace a divot, rake a bunker, repair a ball mark or have a dress code violation. No Electronic Devices. A 2-stroke penalty will be assessed every time a participant fails to abide by The First Tee 9 Core Values – if a participant throws clubs, yells, etc they will be assessed a penalty.
Caddies are ONLY permitted for the Boys & Girls 6-7 year old division.
Pull Carts (non-motorized) will be allowed at any Ricki Rarick event, but proper etiquette must be used, no pull carts may be pulled across any tee box or green. If a junior violates this policy they will lose their pull cart privileges.
Spectators/Parents are NOT allowed on the golf course or in the scoring area, except those volunteers acting in an official capacity.
Proper attire for all participants includes:
- Belts are preferred for Boys & Girls.
- Shoes must be worn at all times. Spikeless golf shoes or tennis shoes only.
- Sleeves and collars on boys' shirts.
- Sleeves or sleeveless collared shirts on girls. Boys shirts MUST be tucked in.
- Hats worn with bills forward
- Length of shorts must be no shorter than a dollar bill length from the top of the knee
- Boy’s shorts must NOT be lower than the bottom of the knee.
The Program Director has the right to deem other attire inappropriate. Failure to adhere to the dress code will result in appropriate action by the tournament director
There will be no further warnings given at tournaments. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to the dress code policy.
Any conduct that is detrimental to our program will not be tolerated.
- No cheating.
- No use of tobacco products or drugs.
- No gambling.
- No abusive language or profanity.
- No club throwing/breakage.
Abuse of club facilities including damage to the golf course will not be tolerated. Any breach of the above may/will result in IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION.
Medals/Trophies will be awarded for 1st - 3rd place. Ties for medals will be determined by a scorecard playoff (from last hole played). Except for first place, then a sudden death playoff will determine the winner. 9-Hole group will have a playoff for 1st – 3rd place.
TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS QUALIFYING
To participate in the Tournament of Champions the top 8 in each flight based on points and/or winner of an event will be eligible to play in this event. Note: If Divisions have less then 16 participants, it will based on a percentage of the participants. Points will be given for all Ricki Rarick affiliated events. Point Scale: 1st Place 100 points, then adjusted by 10 point increments, thereafter.
Volunteers are needed at all events. Duties include helping with registration, starting, scoring (walking along with a group - you child must not be in the group), marshalling, etc. Involved and informed parents play an important role in the success of the Series. Please call or email if you will be able to volunteer, or see the tournament staff the morning of the event.
When the tournament has received more entries than tournament spots available, a waiting list is formed on a first come, first served basis. As spots open in the tournament field due to withdrawals, the players next on the waiting list are put into the tournament. Players coming off the waiting list into the tournament will be notified by phone.
ON SITE WAITING LIST
If you are still on the waiting list prior to the event, our policy states that you may come to the tournament site the morning of the first round and be placed on a "stand by" list. Please be advised that the 'stand by' list will be decided on a first come-first serve basis with precedence given to players who were originally on the tournament waiting list. Participants on the original waiting list will automatically be placed above participants who simply decide to come out and play the day of the event.
PICK UP POLICY
A junior may “pick-up” after they reach double-par on any hole, however they will NOT be eligible to win or place in the tournament and their scores will not be posted to the Junior Golf Scoreboard.
WHAT IF I NO SHOW AT A TOURNAMENT?
If a player does not let the Program Director know that they will not play in a tournament round, and they do not play, they will be charged with a NO SHOW. The No Show policy applies to all competitive rounds of each event, not just the first round. If you begin play on the first day and cannot play in a second or third round of an event, you must tell the Program Director prior to your scheduled tee time for that round. You will not be allowed to play in your next scheduled event.
APPRECIATION OF SUPPORT
The Ricki Rarick Junior Golf Association of Arizona is a 501(c)(3) corporation (a charity), and without the generous contributions of sponsors and courses, and volunteers, our extensive schedule of programs and events would not be possible. All juniors are encouraged to take a moment at each tournament and personally thank the Host Professional and their staff for their support. We also ask that a brief note of appreciation be sent to our corporate sponsors. Addresses of sponsors will be available at each event. Many individuals and parents give freely of their time to assist with all Ricki Rarick events. A simple “Thank you” is a reminder of how much they are appreciated.
This is our 64th year of running of the Ricki Rarick junior program. The tournament season is very similar to previous years with a total of eight events. Seven of these are run directly by The Ricki Rarick Program. The Tucson City Junior Championship is run by the JGAA (Junior Golf Association of Arizona) and as a member of Ricki Rarick you will receive a discounted entry fee of only $15.00 paid directly on the Ricki Rarick web-site. If you are a member of the JGAA you will need to sign up directly with them and pay the normal JGAA entry fee. Their are NO participation points awarded for competing in this event toward the Tournament of Champions.
In each event, points are accrued and the top finishers in each division will be invited to play in our Tournament of Champions.