COJG RULESCanadian Optimist Junior Golf, its members, spectators, and guest, will adhere to RCGA rules. Canadian Optimist Junior Golf may also be referred to as the Optimist Committee.
Local rules can also be published and placed into effect for individual tournaments as needed.
All decisions and rulings made by the Committee are final.
1. THE COMMITTEE
b. Use of illegal substances before, during or after competition. Use of illegal substances on the competition site is included in this rule.
c. Disrespect of volunteers, officials and/or course personnel.
d. Abuse of Golf Course, Clubhouse and/or any Club or course facilities.
e. Non-raked bunkers.
f. Improper deposit of trash. Trash implies anything that is not part of the course or the facilities.
g. Abusive and/or vulgar language is strictly prohibited.
h. Throwing a golf club, etc.
i. Vandalism of the golf course, Clubhouse and/or any Club or course facilities.
3.002 Competition is considered to have closed when all players have submitted their scorecards to the Official Scorer and the results are officially announced.
3.003 Protest of any contest and/or tournament is not allowed. Decisions of the Committee and/or Tournament Director are final.
4.002 For the purpose of preventing slow play, the Committee may, in the conditions of a competition lay down pace of play guidelines including maximum periods of time allowed to complete a stipulated round, hole or stroke.
5. SPECTATORS CODE OF CONDUCTS
5.001 Spectators are welcome and encouraged to watch their junior golfer. All spectators are to stay in back or ahead of the group they are watching at a distance of 50 yards in the rough. On the course means, "from first tee to completion of play and until the junior golfer has turned in his/her score card".
5.002 Spectators are not permitted to communicate with any junior golfer during competition. You may clap and encourage the junior player.
5.003 Carts are not available to spectators for all practice and tournament rounds (no exceptions).
5.004 Disrespect or abuse of volunteers or officials will not be tolerated.
5.005 When on the course, turn off cell phones or turn ringers to the silent or vibrate mode.
5.006 Penalties: Spectators committing an infraction will
be instructed to leave the playing area.
6.001 " Advice" is any counsel or suggestion which
could influence a player in determining his play, the choice of
a club or the method of making a stroke .
No players, parents or spectators shall be allowed to coach or give advice to any player who is competing during play.
8.001 The use of motorized carts is prohibited.
8.004 Spectators will not be permitted to use carts.
9.001 Scorecards are to be exchanged in all divisions .
Each player should verify his/her score and that of their opponents
after each hole and prior to next tee box. It is advised by the
Committee that each player verify their score prior to signing their
10.001 Players are to report to the golf course 60 minutes
prior to their assigned tee-time, and report to the Starter 10 minutes
prior to their starting times.
11.001 Ties for first place will be determined by a hole-by-hole playoff weather and/or daylight permitting. A playoff will be held begining on the hole designated by a tournament official.
12.001 All players are to dress as required by the hosting
12.004 Any violation of any part of the Dress Code will result in the player not permitted to play until infraction is corrected and possible disqualification from the tournament.
13.001 All equipment (including golf balls) must conform to RCGA standards. Before starting play, ensure that you have placed an identifying mark on your golf ball.
13.002 A player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. However, if during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his/her play (e.g. gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3 for which the penalty is DISQUALIFICATION regardless of whether any such additional functions are actually used.
14.001 Players are permitted to withdraw
from any tournament 5 days prior to the event, subject to a $20 administration