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CYO GRAMMAR SCHOOL GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
DR. THEODORE A ATLAS MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT RULES

PURPOSE:

  • To run a Junior Golf Tournament that focuses on introducing grammar school children to the game.  Most current youth golf tournaments concentrate on the High School age player.
  • To introduce grammar school level golfers to the team concept of golf similar to High School play.
  • To encourage High School coaches and players to participate on tournament day, as a way of helping the grammar school players prepare for high school competition.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • This is a competitive tournament, not a clinic.  Those children who participate must be experienced players.
  • Any experienced grammar school golfer in grades 6, 7 and 8 will be eligible to compete (children in fifth grade may compete by exception if the school’s coordinator feels that they can make their team – these exceptions must be submitted to the tournament director and approved by the committee).
  • The tournament is open to both boys and girls.
  • Players must compete for the school they attend.  The tournament will be open to public, private and parochial school children.
  • A maximum number of golfers per school will be determined each year based upon available tee times and the number of applicants.  This number will likely vary from year to year.

FORMAT:

  • The boy’s tournament will be conducted in a 12 hole stroke play format.  The girl’s tournament will be 12 hole stroke play format. ( its is possible that the tournament format can change)
  • The tournament’s main prize will be the Staten Island Grammar School Championship Trophies.  This will be awarded to the boys and girls team with the lowest 4 person team score (coaches must determine their teams prior to the tournament).  All teams must be gender specific.
  • The rotating team trophies will include the winning school, the players and score they shot.  The trophy will be exhibited at the winning school for the school year following their victory.  These trophies were donated by Victory Sports .
  • The individual awards will also be given out for both boys and girls:
    • Low score overall (first, second, third) boy & girls
    • Low score by grade (first, second, third) boys & girls
    • Longest drive – boys & girls
    • Closest to the pin boys & girls
    • Coaches Award for Sportsmanship
    • Firefighter Stephen Siller Character Award
  • Boys will compete from the forward tees playing 12 holes and the girls play from the 200 yard marker for 12 holes
  • Players will be ranked by their respective schools CYO directors according to ability, with the #1 player being best.  The #1 player will be designated team captain.
  • Higher numbered players will be sent out on the course first with the team captains being the last players to compete.
  • Maximum stoke is double par plus 1.  For example, for a par 4 if the ball in not in the hole by 8 stokes, the player picks-up their ball and marks a 9 on the score card; par 3 if not in the hole by 6 pick-up and place 7 on the scorecard.)
  • Players can lift clean and place the ball only in sand traps.
  • USGA rules apply to all other circumstances (local rule exceptions will be posted on tournament day).
  • Whiffs count!!!!
  • All players must arrive at the course a minimum of one half hour before their scheduled tee time to check in. If a player is late, they can catch up to their group and place double par plus 1 for every hole they missed.

ADMINISTRATION:

  • There will be a committee to organize and run the tournament.  That committee consists of:
    • Mike Neely – SI CYO Director
    • Tournament coordinator -Mike Sanborn
    • All Grammar School Golf Coordinators
  • An e-mail is sent to each school coordinator inviting their school to enter a team and outlining the rules & regulations.
  • Each school team will consist of 4 players.  Schools may send additional teams to the tournament based on available tee times.  Players competing on each school’s teams must be determined before the tournament starts.  No changes to team rosters can be made once the tournament begins.  If for any reason a team member is unable to complete their round once they start play, their team will be eliminated form tournament eligibility.
  • Schools with more children interested in playing than there are spots available will have to hold tryouts and pick the children that will compete.
  • Each school sending a player will have to send 1 marshal to go out on the course with a foursome.  Schools sending more than 4 golfers must send 1 marshal for each foursome.
  •  Nobody may marshal for their children from their own school.  The marshals are in place to insure correct scoring, rules interpretation and fast play.  Marshals may not provide any help to the golfers.
  • Any excess marshals will be utilized to coordinate scoring, facilitate play at key points on the course or help with the awards ceremony.
  • Marshals may utilize a golf cart if they want to.
  • Each coordinator must fill out a team profile.
  • All golfers must wear the team shirt that they are provided with in order to play.

EQUIPMENT:

  • All golfers must provide their own clubs for the tournament.
  • Each golfer will be provided with 3 golf balls, a shirt and a bag tag.
  • Pull/push carts are allowed and encouraged

TIME & LOCATION:

  • The tournament will be held on June 29, 2017 at Silver Lake Golf Course with tee times from
    start at 10.  The awards barbecue will be held immediately following the event.
  • A rain date will be determined on the date of the tournament if needed.

PRIZES:

  • Prizes will consist of trophies for the team and individual winners outlined above.
  • Additional prizes will be awarded as door prizes as they are donated.  Players must be present for the raffle to win.
  • The awards ceremony will take place immediately after the tournament at the barbecue for the golfers.

FINANCE:

  • It is the goal of the committee to solicit donations to make the cost of the event as minimal as possible for the participants.
  • Participants will be required to pay $35 registration fee to compete in the tournament.