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 the specific tournament website
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.
PACE OF PLAY
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Caddies are ONLY permitted for the Boys & Girls 6-7 year old & the Boys & Girls 6-8 year old divisions.
Pull Carts (non-motorized) will be allowed at any tournament 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.
During SAJGA Series events, Spectators/Parents, except those volunteers acting in an official capacity, are NOT allowed in the scoring area in the registration area, or on the first tee. When allowed on the course, spectators must abide by the following rules:
- Spectators are asked to abide by the dress code.
- Spectators must remain on the cart path at all times or at least 30 yards away from the group if a cart path is not available. Please refrain from walking on tee boxes, greens & fairways.
- Any contact, verbal or non-verbal with players could be construed as giving advice. Conversations with players are not permitted. A player may receive a 2-stroke penalty for talking to spectators.
- Please refrain from talking on cell phone’s & or playing music.
- Use of tobacco or consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited
Failure to abide by these rules may result in removal from the course.
Disciplinary measures:(removal from the golf course, clubhouse area, suspension of spectator privileges), will be taken for any spectator that shows lack of respect for participants, volunteers, rules officials or the tournament staff.
Immediate suspension of spectator privileges for obscene, abusive, vulgar language, threats made or any physical contact with anyone with the intent to do harm
During Ricki Rarick Series events, Spectators/Parents are NOT allowed on the golf course or in the scoring area, except those volunteers acting in an official capacity. Caddies will now be permitted in the 3 hole & 6 hole divisions.
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
For Ricki Rarick series, 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 than 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 - your child must not be in the group), marshaling, 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.
MAXIMUM SCORE POLICY
A junior should “pick-up” after they reach the announced maximum score on any hole. The maximum score will be announced at the beginning of the tournament. 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 and Southern Arizona Junior Golf Association are part of the Tucson Conquistadores Youth Golf Fund, 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 tournament events. A simple “Thank you” is a reminder of how much they are appreciated.
This is year 65 of the Ricki Rarick junior program. The tournament season is very similar to previous years with a total of eight events. The First Tee of Tucson is proud to facilitate these events and be a part of it’s rich history.