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  • Golf - Little League
Golf Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Time: 1 pm
Location: Hanging Rock Golf Course
Fee: $15 per golfer
Add $5 for all mail-in registrations

Entry deadline: July 17, 2016 (11:59PM) (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 yourown fairway
2. Players will count a score of double par as a maximum
USGA rules applywith 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 Junior Golfers, ages 7-10. The age of the golfer as of July 1, 2016 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 24th 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 parent or their designate must accompany the playerwhile 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 17th at 540-389-7275. Please checkin at the golf course 1/2hour before your tee time.
Event Codes:
Girls
Age 10
LLG 101
Age 9
LLG 102
Age 8
LLG 103
Age 7
LLG 104
Age 6
LLG 105
Boys
Age 10
LLG 201
Age 9
LLG 202
Age 8
LLG 203
Age 7
LLG 204
Age 6
LLG 205
Overview: This is the 8th year the Virginia Commonwealth Games has hosted a Junior 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 appropriateplay.
All players must have a caddy to help them play their best. Allowingcaddies is a special component of our tournament and is our commitment to encouraging family interaction that builds lasting memories.
Age Groups & Yardages:
Age Group
Tees
Yardages/Day (+/- 5%)
# of Holes/Day
Boys 10
Red
2600
9
Boys 9
Yellow
1925
9
Boys 8
Yellow
1925
9
Boys 7
Green
1100
9
Boys 6
Green
1100
9
Girls 10
Yellow
1925
9
Girls 9
Green
1100
9
Girls 8
Green
1100
9
Girls 7
Green
1100
9
Girls 6
Green
1100
9
The recommended yardage for the Green Tee course is 1,100 yards fornine holes. Theapproximate 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. Thecaddy may use the cart to shuttletheir 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 cartpolicy 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 whilewatching 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 spottee shots in advance of play.
Rules & Regulations
Eligibility: A player's age on July 1, 2016 will determine his/her age bracket.
Local Rule: A player shall take no more than 10 strokes on ahole. 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 bebroken by a sudden death play-ff immediately following the completion of playfor the age group. All other ties for second through fifth (those places receiving medals) will be broken by ascorecard 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 pagersmay not be used during play. First offense - 2 stroke penalty, Secondoffense - 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, Secondoffense -Disqualification. Repeated violations may lead to rejection of future entries.
Disqualification Policy: No playerwill be disqualified for any rulesviolations of the Rules ofGolf. Instead, the player will be assessed a maximum score of 10 on any hole where the penalty would normallybring 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 firsthole and each additional hole not played with his/her assigned group. Exceptions: A player orcaddy 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 PGATour, we will have a caddy to helpthem play their best. Players must have a caddy at all times. Wesuggest playersselect their parent, grandparent, other family members or friendat 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 onecaddy 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 thanhis caddy. Spectators are not allowed to offeradvice 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 theball. Acaddy 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 indoing so the putting green shall not be touched. No work shall be placed anywhere toindicate a line for putting. Violation of this rule will result in a 2 stroke penalty.
3. The player's ball shall not strike theflagstick 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 therules 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 540-389-7275or 1-800-277-7497, or Virginia Amateur Sports 540-343-0987