The following dress code must be observed: Appropriate attire for boys is a collared golf shirt, pants or long shorts, and golf shoes or sneakers. Appropriate dress for girls is a collared golf shirt, pants or long shorts/ skirts, and golf shoes or sneakers. No MOCK NECKS OR CARGO SHORTS, jeans, tank tops, sweat suits, T-shirts, gym/mesh shorts, bicycle shorts, halter-tops, midriffs, or short shorts/skirts will be tolerated. Girls’ shorts/skirts MUST be no shorter than 4 inches above the knee. All shirts must be tucked in. No hats are to be worn backwards and should be taken off when entering the clubhouse. The use of cell phones, iPods/mp3 players is not permitted during a stipulated round. Golf shoes must have soft spikes. It is important that children, as well as adults, dress appropriately at all times. Players and parents who do not abide by the dress code will be asked to leave club premises.
If you find that you are unable to participate in an event that you have entered, you must cancel the event online through your Players Club account and NOT by calling the office! Cancellations should be done at least two business days before the event. In the case of emergencies players will be able to cancel up until 9am the day of an event to avoid being listed as a No Show. If you fail to notify the Met PGA of a cancellation, you are subject to a loss of playing privileges listed below under "No Shows."
THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS GIVEN FOR CANCELLATIONS PAST THE CANCELLATION DEADLINE ON JUNE 9TH.
Any member can go to an event without being a confirmed participant of that event as a standby (as long as they meet age eligibilities for that event). The standby list will be first come - first serve by age division, and the junior must sign in with a Metropolitan PGA Staff member. Any names submitted to the club staff will NOT be valid. Standbys are only allowed to play with their own age division and cannot play in the place of someone in a different age division. Example: If you are 13 years old and there is a no show in the 15-18 division, you will not be allowed to play in that spot. There will be a $5 convenience fee. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED. There are NO guarantees that any or all standbys will be able to play.
The Met PGA Junior Tour cancellation/withdrawal policy enables the staff to replenish the tournament field. A "no show" takes away a playing opportunity for another Met PGA Junior Tour member. Therefore, the first time a player does not show up to an event without canceling, he/she will receive a warning from the Met PGA Junior Tour. If a member “no shows” a second time, playing privileges are subject to suspension for the rest of the season. No refunds will be given if a member is disqualified or suspended from tournament play.
Proper course etiquette and sportsmanship is extremely important and will be strictly enforced. The Met PGA Staff works hard to find courses willing to host junior events. By taking care of the course, we stand a better chance of a return visit. Players are expected to behave in accordance with the rules prescribed by the Met PGA Junior Tour.
As a member of the Metropolitan PGA Junior Tour, it is your responsibility to abide by and respect the following:
Players should always take time out to write a thank you note to the course/host Professional in order to be invited back
For those who do not abide by the rules above the following 3 strike policy has been put into effect:
The Metropolitan PGA does not condone slow play. It is inexcusable to play 18 holes in over 4 1/2 hours. According to Rule 6-7, The player must play without undue delay and in accordance with any pace of play guidelines that the Committee may establish. Between completion of a hole and playing from the next teeing ground, the player must not unduly delay play. Therefore, the following guidelines will be enforced:
The maximum amount of time groups need to play a hole are as follows:
The following guidelines have been established by the Met PGA to help ensure fairness to all Junior Tour competitors:
The USGA Rules of Golf Rule 6-6a states: After each hole the marker should check the score with the competitor and record it. On completion of the round the marker must sign the score card and hand it to the competitor. If more than one marker records the scores, each must sign for the part for which he is responsible.
After completion of the round, the competitor should check his score for each hole and settle any doubtful points with the Committee. He must ensure that the marker or markers have signed the scorecard, sign the scorecard himself and return it to the Committee as soon as possible.
“Players shall not agree to exclude the operation of any Rule or to waive any penalty.” Although a player is his/her own official, any player who witnesses another player violate a rule must report it as soon as possible. If you see a rules violation by another player and do not report it, you are in violation, which will result in disqualification.
What should I have with me?
All of the regular things you would bring to play a round of golf such as your clubs, golf bag, golf shoes, tees, balls, ball marker, divot repair tool, sunscreen etc. Please note not every club will have a snack bar available. Please be sure to bring adequate food and drink supplies with you. It is also important to make sure juniors have some basic medical supplies on them that they might need. Frequently requested items include Band-Aids, sports tape, Advil, stomach medication etc. The Met PGA staff will have most of these things available but it may be more beneficial to have these items accessible at arms length.
When to arrive
All players should arrive at a tournament at least 30 minutes prior to their starting time. Any player not checked in within 15 minutes of their starting time may be considered a no show and is subject to lose their original starting time. Please note all players should arrive at least 45 minutes early for a shotgun start
What to do
As soon as you arrive at the tournament you must check in with the Met PGA Junior Tour staff member at the Registration Table. Your starting time will be confirmed and you will be directed to the practice facilities available. Players are responsible for being at the tee 10 minutes prior to their starting time. It is NOT the responsibility of the Met PGA Junior Tour to make sure competitors are at their starting point on time. Any player who is late to the tee will be subject to penalty and/ or disqualification under the USGA Rules of Golf.
At the tee
If at anytime you are unsure of a rule, or doubt as to how to proceed please follow Rule 3-3.
Players will receive their official scorecards and additional Local Rules on the first tee. Each player will be responsible for keeping a fellow competitor’s score, as well as their own. Players are highly encouraged to keep score for the rest of the members of their group as well. Players will be responsible for complete knowledge of the Rules of Golf and any Local Rules. Players are required to carry their own clubs, and are not permitted to use motorized carts, pull carts, or employ caddies at any time, unless otherwise specified.
Parents are encouraged to drop their kids off at the tournament sites and return shortly before they finish their round. THERE ARE NO SPECTATORS ALLOWED ON THE GOLF COURSE! An average round of 18 holes takes 4.5 - 5 hours.