Boys and girls ages 7-18 may join. You need not be a resident of the Section to play, but there are restrictions on special tournaments and honors for guest members. Your age division is determined by the last day of the junior summer season. If you wish to play up in age divisions please contact the Sun Country Golf House for review.
The Tour is intended as a recreational program. There are no lessons involved. You don’t have to be a great golfer. The minimum requirement is to be able to complete a full round in a timely manner and to know golf course rules and etiquette.
We break the Tour into age divisions and genders:
When you sign-up for a tournament, the roster we send to the golf course will have your handicap / scoring average beside your name, to be used only for pairing purposes. This will allow the golf professional to put you in a group with others that have a similar ability. Assure yourself, and others, of comfortable experiences by submitting an accurate scoring average and keeping your handicap index current so you will be assigned a rating that reflects your ability.
Membership and Membership Registration
The membership is $55 for the season and includes member gifts. Each satellite tournament is $35, includes all costs and in some cases includes lunch. You may play in as many or as few tournaments as you wish.
American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard.
*Please note: All registrations must be conducted by the parent/player via the online registration system. The Junior Tour staff is not able to take payments over the phone.
Membership packets will be mailed out weekly once all of the contents have arrived at our office. Due to vendors’ shipping times, not all of the items may be in stock at our office by the beginning of registration.
Tournaments & Tournament Registration
Before you sign and turn in your scorecard, check your score with your marker and settle any questions prior to signing the card. If necessary, seek out a tournament official for help. Once you’ve signed your scorecard and turned it in, you cannot alter the scores.
Cancellations, Withdrawals and No Shows
Once inside, click on the “Events Registered For” link in the left sidebar. This will give you the list of events you’re signed up for. There is a “Withdraw” link next to each one. Just click on the Withdraw link next to the event and confirm. Clicking on the first Withdraw link will show the last day you can withdraw from the event and receive a partial refund. Click a second time to confirm.
Players are encouraged to write letters of apology to the hosting golf professional and the Junior Golf Committee (c/o the Section office) following a no show offense.
A record of no shows will be kept. If a member’s name appears on a regular basis, membership may be revoked. A late entry player who no shows will be charged the full late entry fee of $40. The credit card used to guarantee the player’s spot will be charged.
USGA Handicaps (GHIN)
You can also email us to request your GHIN number: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Do not post your Junior Tour tournament scores. They will be posted for you automatically by the Junior Tour Staff.
Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) is an adjustment of individual hole scores (for handicap purposes) in order to make handicaps more representative of a player’s potential ability. (For example, if you have a fifteen handicap and normally shoot bogeys on par fours, but you have a really bad round one day and shoot three 9’s, ESC lets you adjust the scores to 7’s so your handicap isn’t distorted).
ESC is applied after the round and is only used when the actual score or the most likely score exceeds a player’s maximum number. ESC sets a limit to the number of strokes a player can take on a hole depending on Course Handicap™. Apply ESC to all scores, including tournament scores. Below is the maximum number a player can take:
|9 or less||Double Bogey|
|40 and above||10|