Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship

Players will be competing for the Qualifying Spots into the Notah Begay III Jr Golf National Championship! 

Available Qualifying spots by Division: 

  • Boys 14-18: 2 qualifying spots 
  • Girls 14-18: 2 qualifying spots
  • Boys 13 & Under: 1 qualifying spot 
  • Girls 13 & Under: 1 qualifying spot 

*Spots are subject to change based on field size within each Division* 

Overview & Registration
August 2-3, 2021 - Ohio Regional
Category
Regional
Tournament Courses
Mill Creek Park Golf Club (Boardman, OH)
Cost
$299.00
Members Non-Members
$299.00 $299.00
Registration Deadline
Thursday, July 29 at 1AM
Eligibility
Boys 7-18
Girls 7-18
Qualifying Tournament
Compete to qualify for the Ohio Regional Qualifier - August 2-3.
Attributes
Ohio Regional Qualifier - August 2-3
Notes
AJGA-Boys/Girls: AJGA-Boys/Girls: The Boys 14-18 & Girls 14-18 Divisions will receive PBE Stars if the minimum numbers required by the AJGA are met in each age Division. After the event, if those numbers are hit, we will submit the results and stars will be awarded.
Registration Closed
Divisions
Boys 14-18
$299.00 - Max Field 75
All Rounds
Mill Creek Park Golf Club - North
Boys 14-18 - Par 70 - 6412 Yards (123/71.4)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 11 9 15 1 3 13 7 17 5 8 10 12 2 16 4 18 14 6
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4
Yardage 377 400 155 419 386 346 469 144 440 379 396 364 439 199 519 181 334 465
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 11 9 15 1 3 13 7 17 5
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4
Yds 377 400 155 419 386 346 469 144 440
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 8 10 12 2 16 4 18 14 6
Par 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4
Yds 379 396 364 439 199 519 181 334 465
All Rounds
Mill Creek Park Golf Club - North
Boys 14-18 - Par 70 - 6412 Yards (123/71.4)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 11 9 15 1 3 13 7 17 5 8 10 12 2 16 4 18 14 6
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4
Yardage 377 400 155 419 386 346 469 144 440 379 396 364 439 199 519 181 334 465
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 11 9 15 1 3 13 7 17 5
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4
Yds 377 400 155 419 386 346 469 144 440
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 8 10 12 2 16 4 18 14 6
Par 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4
Yds 379 396 364 439 199 519 181 334 465
Boys 13 & Under
$299.00 - Max Field 24
All Rounds
Mill Creek Park Golf Club - North
Girls 14-18 / Boys 13 & Under - Par 72 - 5798 Yards (117/73.9)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 11 9 15 1 3 13 7 17 5 8 10 12 2 16 4 18 14 6
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 5
Yardage 336 370 146 342 357 292 456 125 424 353 375 346 341 169 455 159 314 438
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 11 9 15 1 3 13 7 17 5
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5
Yds 336 370 146 342 357 292 456 125 424
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 8 10 12 2 16 4 18 14 6
Par 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 5
Yds 353 375 346 341 169 455 159 314 438
All Rounds
Mill Creek Park Golf Club - North
Girls 14-18 / Boys 13 & Under - Par 72 - 5798 Yards (117/73.9)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 11 9 15 1 3 13 7 17 5 8 10 12 2 16 4 18 14 6
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 5
Yardage 336 370 146 342 357 292 456 125 424 353 375 346 341 169 455 159 314 438
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 11 9 15 1 3 13 7 17 5
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5
Yds 336 370 146 342 357 292 456 125 424
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 8 10 12 2 16 4 18 14 6
Par 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 5
Yds 353 375 346 341 169 455 159 314 438
Girls 14-18
$299.00 - Max Field 27
All Rounds
Mill Creek Park Golf Club - North
Girls 14-18 / Boys 13 & Under - Par 72 - 5798 Yards (117/73.9)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 11 9 15 1 3 13 7 17 5 8 10 12 2 16 4 18 14 6
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 5
Yardage 336 370 146 342 357 292 456 125 424 353 375 346 341 169 455 159 314 438
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 11 9 15 1 3 13 7 17 5
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5
Yds 336 370 146 342 357 292 456 125 424
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 8 10 12 2 16 4 18 14 6
Par 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 5
Yds 353 375 346 341 169 455 159 314 438
All Rounds
Mill Creek Park Golf Club - North
Girls 14-18 / Boys 13 & Under - Par 72 - 5798 Yards (117/73.9)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 11 9 15 1 3 13 7 17 5 8 10 12 2 16 4 18 14 6
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 5
Yardage 336 370 146 342 357 292 456 125 424 353 375 346 341 169 455 159 314 438
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 11 9 15 1 3 13 7 17 5
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5
Yds 336 370 146 342 357 292 456 125 424
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 8 10 12 2 16 4 18 14 6
Par 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 5
Yds 353 375 346 341 169 455 159 314 438
Girls 13 & Under
$299.00 - Max Field 21
All Rounds
Mill Creek Park Golf Club - North
Girls 13 & Under - Par 72 - 5097 Yards (119/70.0)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 11 3 7 15 9 13 1 17 5 8 6 10 16 12 2 14 4 18
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 5
Yardage 257 320 143 339 302 290 354 122 345 293 273 276 338 166 452 156 311 360
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 11 3 7 15 9 13 1 17 5
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5
Yds 257 320 143 339 302 290 354 122 345
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 8 6 10 16 12 2 14 4 18
Par 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 5
Yds 293 273 276 338 166 452 156 311 360
All Rounds
Mill Creek Park Golf Club - North
Girls 13 & Under - Par 72 - 5097 Yards (119/70.0)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 11 3 7 15 9 13 1 17 5 8 6 10 16 12 2 14 4 18
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 5
Yardage 257 320 143 339 302 290 354 122 345 293 273 276 338 166 452 156 311 360
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 11 3 7 15 9 13 1 17 5
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5
Yds 257 320 143 339 302 290 354 122 345
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 8 6 10 16 12 2 14 4 18
Par 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 5
Yds 293 273 276 338 166 452 156 311 360
Participants
Boys 14-18 (34)
Alec Barker Morehead, KY Class of 2023
John Beskid Raleigh , NC Class of 2022
Simon Burgos Raleigh, NC Class of 2022
Matthew Cichowlas clinton township, MI Waitlisted
Maverick Conaway Tipton, IN Class of 2023
Dominik Cosic Painesville, OH Class of 2023
Dylan Dunn Stow, OH Class of 2022
David Fuhrer Pittsburgh, PA Class of 2024
Siddharth Ganesh Columbus, OH Class of 2023
Daniel Grabo III Morgantown, WV Class of 2025
Christopher Harpum Union, KY Class of 2022
Cal Hoskins Warsaw, IN Class of 2022
Dominic Kapics Youngstown, OH Class of 2022
BK Kwasniak Chesterland, OH Class of 2022
Daniel Lee Strongsville, OH Class of 2023
Michael Lee Strongsville, OH Class of 2021
Nash Linder Grove City, OH Class of 2022
Nick Longano Longano Concord, OH Class of 2021
Austin May Mount Airy, MD Class of 2022
Hunter McCourt Avon, OH Class of 2024
Brayden Miller Goshen, IN Class of 2025
Ian Morgan LaGrange, OH Class of 2022
Jake Morgan LaGrange, OH Class of 2022
Sachin Nallapaneni Canfield, OH Class of 2024
Ben Oakley Dublin, OH Class of 2024
Mark Pillar Independence, OH Class of 2024
Topher Reed Fairview Park, OH Class of 2022
Ayden Richmond Geneva, OH Class of 2022
Zachary Ross Moon Township, PA Class of 2024
Trent Ruffing GROVE CITY, OH Class of 2022
Benjamin Siriboury Columbia, MD Class of 2024
Kyle Smith Akron, OH Class of 2024
Alex Swinarski Chagrin, OH Class of 2022
Jackson Turner Thousand Oaks, CA Class of 2024
Boys 13 & Under (9)
Vishruth Badiga Powell, OH Class of 2026
Ethan Dai Sewickley, PA Class of 2025
Caden Fehr Wildwood, MO Class of 2027
Sam Frishman Huntington Woods, MI Class of 2031
Rocco Iacobelli Bloomfield Hills, MI Class of 2026
Kameron Knox New Hudson, MI Class of 2025
Charlie Pollock Chagrin Falls, OH Class of 2025
William Sanders Johnson City, TN Class of 2027
Nathan Vorthong Akron , OH Class of 2029
Girls 14-18 (23)
Lily Bargamian Grosse Ile, MI Class of 2023
Morgan Cornwell Mount perry , OH Class of 22
Rosalie DiNunzio Clarence Center, NY Class of 2023
Angela Dodson Shaker Heights, OH Class of 2022
Erin Drahnak Glenshaw, PA Class of 2022
Olivia Drankwalter Powell, OH Class of 2023
Meg Fosnot Greenwood, IN Class of 2021
Gia Guerra Miami Springs, FL Waitlisted
Aimee Hayes Hilliard, OH Class of 2023
Taylor Kondel Grand Blanc, MI Class of 2022
Sydney Leyerle Helena, OH Class of 2021
Alexa Luebbe Pataskala , OH Class of 2022
Caroline McConnell South Fayette, PA Class of 2022
Brooklyn Millard Aurora, OH Class of 2024
McKenzie Miller Hilliard, OH Class of 2024
Madison Murphy Canfield, OH Class of 2023
Alexandra Petrochko Hermitage, PA Class of 2024
Lauren Pham Las Vegas , NV Class of 2023
Cailyn Rogers Lexington, KY Class of 2025
Aubrie Rush Avon, OH Class of 2023
Erin Strouse Louisville, OH Class of 2022
Lydia Swan North East, PA Class of 2022
Tara Thomas Erie , PA Class of 2021
Girls 13 & Under (7)
Olivia Baker St. Clairsville, OH Class of 2026
Liliana Billups Terrace Park, OH Class of 2026
Grace Carter Jupiter, FL Class of 2029
Mia Hammond New Albany , OH Class of 2026
Cadence Nance Sharpsburgs, GA Class of 2026
Kate Sowers West Middlesex, PA Class of 2026
Lyra Whitman Nashville, TN Class of 2026
Information
Tournament Ranked By
AJGA-Boys/Girls JGS GJGR
AJGA-Boys/Girls: AJGA-Boys/Girls: AJGA-Boys/Girls: The Boys 14-18 & Girls 14-18 Divisions will receive guaranteed PBE Status and the stars will be awarded after the event is finished and the results are submitted.
JGS: 36 holes with 5 or more golfers per division
GJGR: Only divisions with a minimum of five players completing at least 18 holes from the same tees can be ranked.
Number of Qualifying Spots Available

Players will be competing for the Qualifying Spots into the Notah Begay III Jr Golf National Championship! 

Available Qualifying spots by Division: 

  • Boys 14-18: 2 qualifying spots 
  • Girls 14-18: 2 qualifying spots
  • Boys 13 & Under: 1 qualifying spot 
  • Girls 13 & Under: 1 qualifying spot 

*Spots are subject to change based on field size within each Division* 

Tournament Hole Locations
Local Rules

NOTICE TO COMPETITORS

Play is governed by the current USGA Rules of Golf including Clarifications on the Rules of Golf. This information supplements the Local Rules and Conditions of Competition on the Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship Hard Card/Pace of Play Policy.  Posted course local rules do not apply.

CONDITIONS OF PLAY 

Teeing Area

Boys 14-18: Blue Course tee markers identify the teeing area.

Girls 14-18 / Boys 13 & Under: Gold Course tee markers identify the teeing area

Girls 13 & Under:  Red Course tee markers identify the teeing area

 

Pace of Play: Pace of Play is set at 4 hours and 40 minutes.  When a group is out of position at any time, the group is subject to monitoring and timing per the Pace of Play Policy.  Out of position means when your group is more than 15 minutes behind the group ahead.

 

Format: The Competition consist of 4 rounds of 9-hole stroke play (36-holes total). 

 

Ties & Scoring: Tiebreakers for qualifying spots into the National Championship will be determined by a sudden death playoff. Players will continue the playoff until all qualifying spots are determined. In the event that a playoff is not feasible (e.g. weather, darkness, or course is not available) matching scorecards will determine who qualifies. This will be determined by the following: The spots will first be determined by the final round score of the competition. If the tying players have the same score for the last round or if the competition consisted of a single round, we will determine the winner based on the score for the last nine, the committee will then go to the last six holes, then the last three and finally the score on the 18th hole. (When this method is used in a competition with multiple tee start, the "last nine holes, last six holes, etc." are holes 10-18, 13-18, etc.) If the players are still tied, the committee will go through the same procedure on the front nine. If the players’ scores are completely the same on every hole, then the committee will make the decision to invite all tied players to the National Championship.

 

Rulings: If a Referee is not readily available, please call 657-201-7134 for an official, or play two golf balls under rule 20.1c(3). Before playing either ball, you must announce which ball will count for your score you must finish the hole with both balls and you must report the facts to the Committee at scoring.

 

ADDENDUM TO LOCAL RULES 

Out of Bounds: Out of bounds is defined by white stakes at ground level, white dots, freshly painted white lines, perimeter/barbed fences, boundary fence posts and certain walls (both at ground level), inside edge of paved public roads or any combination thereof.  A ball coming to rest on or beyond any paved, public road is out of bounds, even if it comes to rest on another part of the course that is in bounds for other holes. The parking lot and driving range are out of bounds.

 

Abnormal Course Conditions: Ground Under Repair is the area from which optional free relief is available, is defined by white lines, colored stakes or colored flags may include areas of unusual damage including area cart traffic or seasonal conditions, and includes the following: Dirt patches/holes in closely mown areas, tire ruts in mud, dirt or grass, Worn areas adjacent to cart path due to cart traffic, French drains with gravel showing.

 

Automotive Transportation: Players must not ride on any form of transportation during a stipulated round unless authorized by the Committee. Unauthorized Transportation will result in a two-stroke penalty. Only a committee member may shuttle a player back to and from where an original ball was played.

 

Drop Zones: There are no drop zones on the course.

 

Distance Measuring Devices: Measuring Devices will be permitted; however, they cannot measure anything other than the actual yardage (ie, slope or wind).

 

Integral Parts of the Course: paths covered with soil, dirt, crushed shells, stones, or pine needles.

 

Penalty Areas: Red penalty areas may be identified by red lines, mow lines, where ground falls toward water or ditch, and straight line at ground level between stakes. When a penalty area is connected to an OB edge, the penalty area extends to and coincides with out of bounds. Cart paths / bridges crossing penalty areas are inside the penalty area. Red penalty areas where the opposite side is not another hole extend to infinity.

 

Local Rules:

? Maintenance Shed/machines to the right of Hole 9 and to the right of Hole 10 are treated as immovable obstructions.

?2-2 Local Rule for rule 16 relief. If an immovable obstruction (sprinkler head) is within 2 club lengths of green and 2 club lengths of ball and interferes with line of play, free relief allowed.

?If a player’s club is “broken or significantly damaged” during the round by the player or caddie, except in cases of abuse, the player may replace the club with any club under Rule 4.1b(4).

Host Hotel Information

The exclusive host hotel for the event is The Holiday Inn: Youngstown-South (Boardman) 7410 South Ave, Youngstown, Ohio 44512

Players can make reservations by calling the number below or following the link below to do so online. The rate will start at $85 per room for a standard double bed accommodation! 

Call 330-726-1611 to book: Mention you are with the Notah Begay Jr Golf Event 

OR 

Go online at the link below to book your stay: 

CLICK HERE FOR HOTEL BOOKING LINK

 

 

Practice Round Information

To book a practice round, please call the golf shop at 330-740-7112 and mention you are playing in the Notah Begay III Regional Qualifier on August 2-3 and they will give you our exclusive rate ($20 per player not including a cart) and inform you of the availability on the tee sheet. 

NEW Scoring App for 2021 Season

NEW SCORING FOR 2021 SEASON:

 

New to 2021, all NB3 tournaments starting this spring will be utilizing a mobile scoring app called "ShotStat Live" that all players need to download and activate on their mobile device before the tournament begins. For parents/spectators, you may view live, hole-by-hole scoring on the NB3 website on the tournament leaderboard. 

 

App Instructions...

 

  • Locate and download "ShotStat Live" in the app store of your mobile device
  • Open the app and follow the instructions to activate the app and tie to your player account.
  • Once pairings have been posted, you will be to go into the tournament and view your pairing. 

 

For more info on the app, including screenshots, AND directions on how to use the app  CLICK HERE. If, after downloading the app, you are having trouble activating it, a NB3 staffer at registration can assist you.

 

Also, we understand that a player may not have access to a mobile device for a number of reasons - while we would prefer for all players to utilize the app, if you do not have access to a mobile device, please let the NB3 staff know at registration and we will provide you with a paper scorecard and hole location sheet.

 

If you have already downloaded the app for a previous event, please open the app, click on "Account" in the bottom right, and click "Clear App Data" to refresh the app. If you are planning to use the app for Live Scoring, please ensure your cell phone is fully charged prior to the start of your round to eliminate any scoring difficulties. 

 

We appreciate everyone’s full cooperation with the above information and if you have any questions please find our staff in the morning and we can assist you.

Age Divisions

Division Breakdown & max number of players:   


Boys 14-18: 75 total players 

Girls 14-18: 27 total players 

Boys 13 & Under: 22 total players 

Girls 13 & Under: 21 total players 

 

 

A player’s age division is determined by their age on May 1st. For Example, if a player turns 14 in July of 2021, they will compete in the 13 & Under Division throughout the entirety of the Series even though they may be 14 during a Local or Regional Qualifier. If a player turns 14 before May 1st of 2021, then the player will compete in the 14-18 Division throughout the entirety of the Series. If your birthdate falls on May 1st and you turn 14, you will play in the 14-18 division.

 

If you have a question regarding what age division you should be competing in, please email info@jgnc.org. When you register, our system will automatically put you in the correct age division based on the cutoff date of May 1st, 2021. 

 

If a player turns 19 before the 2021 National Championship on November 14th - 16th OR is attending college and playing on a college golf team, they will NOT be allowed to compete.  

Hard Card

The current Rules of the United States Golf Association and the R&A govern all play in NB3 JGNC events. 

RULE 20.1 c(3): 
The NB3 JGNC strongly urges its players to play 2 balls if they are not sure how to proceed with a ruling as a rules official is not always present. In addition to playing 2 balls, players are also asked to play a provisional ball when he or she thinks it could be lost (this is even more important now that the search time has been shortened to 3 minutes). 

MEASURING DEVICES: 
Measuring Devices will be permitted in all NB3 JGNC events however, they cannot measure anything other than true yardage (ie, slope or wind). 
• When the local rule is in effect, a distance-measuring application may be used, provided the specific application is restricted to “distance only” and the device does not have any other “non-conforming” features. This is the case even if these other features are not being used.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICES: Multi-functional devices such as mobile phones, PDAs, etc (i.e., devices that are primarily communication devices, but which may have other potential uses) may be used as follows:

    • The device may be used for any non-golfing purpose (e.g., as a communication tool to phone, text or email), subject to any club/course regulations and the rules on accessing advice-related matters – see Decision 14-3/16. The NB3 JGNC recommends that ALL players only reference their mobile devices when utilizing the Shotstat Live app. 
    • When the local rule is in effect, a distance-measuring application may be used, provided the specific application is restricted to “distance only” and the device does not have any other “non-conforming” features. This is the case even if these other features are not being used. As above, the rules on advice-related communications (including the use of the internet) still apply.


PACE OF PLAY: 
Time Par is 4 hours and 30 minutes. Please keep pace with the group in front of you and play ready golf. Players have 40 seconds to play their shot. Only individual players may be held accountable for their pace of play (no group penalties). 

-Out of position: When a group falls more than 15 minutes behind the group in front of them. Flagstick to Flagstick time 
1st missed checkpoint – warning* (warning remains for duration of round) 
2nd missed checkpoint – Subject to penalty of one stroke 
3rd missed checkpoint – Subject to additional penalty of two strokes 
4th missed checkpoint – Subject to disqualification 


WEATHER: 
A player has the right to suspend play if he feels threatened by dangerous lightning conditions without penalty. If NB3 JGNC Staff or host club should indicate suspension of play all players should mark their balls, cease playing immediately and seek shelter. 
Discontinue Play Immediately: One prolonged siren or air horn blast. 
Discontinue Play for non-dangerous situation: Three consecutive short siren or air horn blasts. 
Resume Play: Two short siren or air horn blasts. 

OUT OF BOUNDS: 
Out of bounds is defined by white stakes at ground level, white dots, freshly painted white lines, perimeter fences, inside edge of paved public roads or any combination thereof. A ball coming to rest on or beyond any paved public is out of bounds, even if it comes to rest on another part of the course that is in bounds for other holes. 


PENALTY AREAS: 
• When a penalty area is bounded by out of bounds, the penalty area edge extends to and coincides with the out of bounds line. 


GROUND UNDER REPAIR: 
Defined by white lines. Other areas of ground under repair, even when not marked, include: 
• French drains (trenches filled with stones or the like). 
• Large or hard ant hills on the course. 
• Edging grooves around putting greens. 

 

AUTOMATIVE TRANSPORTATION:

  • Players must not ride on any form of transportation during a stipulated round unless authorized by the Committee. Unauthorized Transportation will result in a two-stroke penalty. Only a committee member may shuttle a player back to and from where an original ball was played.
    • In the event a player receives a medical exemption to drive a cart during the round, he/she will receive approval from the Tournament Director on site and that player will then be approved to drive a cart during play. 




SEAMS OF CUT TURF (Newly Sodded Areas): 
If a player’s ball lies in or touches a seam of cut turf or a seam interferes with the player’s area of intended swing: 
• Ball in General Area: The player may drop a ball under Rule 16.1b. 
• Ball on Putting Green: The player may place a ball under Rule 16.1d Interference does not exist if the seam only interferes with the player’s stance. 

OBSTRUCTIONS AND INTEGRAL OBJECTS: 
• When located within the penalty area; liners in bunkers and artificial walls and pilings are integral objects unless otherwise provided for in Notice to Players. 
• White lined areas tying into obstructions are part of the obstruction. 
• When closely attached to trees; wrappings, electrical wire, and cables are integral objects. 

LOOSE IMPEDIMENTS: 
Wood chips and mulch are loose impediments. 

PRACTICE: 
Players are no longer allowed to practice putt between holes, even if they aren’t holding up play. Players will receive one warning before potential penalties and disqualification.

Code of Conduct

The Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship (JGNC) prides itself in the quality of players, host facilities and community involvement of each of its events. In order to continue making our events enjoyable for everyone, the JGNC will not tolerate any behavior that is unbecoming of a junior golfer. Players in violation of the code of conduct with the JGNC may lose playing privileges as well as being liable to penalty strokes or disqualification. 
 

All JGNC participants are reminded to respect the host facility and their staff/golf course. Players are expected to repair ball marks on the greens and divots where needed. Players are also expected to rake all bunkers and care for the course throughout their tournament experience. 
 

Violations of the Code of Conduct include: 

  • Unsportsmanlike conduct which includes: abusive language, cheating, club throwing, disrespect to volunteers/staff/officials or fellow competitors, and abuse of golf course property. 

  • Not adhering to the dress code of the host golf course 

  • Use or association of drugs or alcohol 

  • Conduct not becoming of a JGNC player, such as acting in anger or creating other distractions. 
     

Code of Conduct Violation Penalties: 

  • The JGNC Tournament Committee may assess any or all of the following penalties based on the severity of the violation(s) 

    • Issue a one stroke penalty for each act of unsportsmanlike conduct on the golf course 

    • Immediate disqualification from the tournament at which the violation occurs 

    • Depending on the severity of the violation, a tournament disqualification may also result in disqualification from the next tournament or tournaments for which a player has been accepted. 

    • The JGNC reserves the right to suspend or revoke a player’s registration for a major breach of the JGNC Code of Conduct.

Caddie Policy

The JGNC will allow caddies for the Boys 13U and Girls 13U Divisions throughout ALL Events. Caddies are optional for all events for these two divisions and players must declare a caddie prior to the start of their round.

Purpose of caddies: Caddies may carry a player’s clubs, give advice, and other help during the round but there are limits to what the Caddie is allowed to do. The player is responsible for the Caddie’s actions during the round and the player may incur a penalty if he/she breaches the Rules.
 

  • Caddies will be allowed to transport the player’s clubs and equipment.

  • Caddies will be allowed to search for a player’s golf ball.

  • Caddies will be allowed to clean a player’s golf ball.

  • Caddies will be able to give players advice.

  • Caddies will be allowed to use motorized carts (depending on host course cart availability)

  • Caddies will be allowed to transport a player only when shuttle holes have been designated on the Notice to Competitors, during evacuation/restart or back to a previous spot in order of play in accordance with Rule 20-5 and then back to where the player was picked up. Penalty for breach of unauthorized transportation is: Two strokes for each hole at which the breach occurred; maximum penalty per round is four strokes.

Once the player’s tees off on his or her first hole the player may not gain a Caddie during the round. A Caddie must be designated prior to the first tee shot. 

  • Players are not allowed to switch caddies during the play of a round.

Caddies ARE NOT ALLOWED TO:

  • Deliberately stand on or close to the extended line of play behind a player while the player is taking his or her stance and until the stroke is made.

  • Use personal cell phones during the round unless for an emergency

Players will not be able to ride in the motorized cart at any point during the round. Caddies may use the motorized cart to transport themselves and the player’s equipment only. If the player is in breach of this rule they will be subject to a 2 stroke penalty for unauthorized transportation. 

This policy is in effect as of January 1, 2021. The JGNC has the authority to eliminate or modify this policy at any time.

 

Breach of Policies and/or rules by Caddies:

1st Offense= Official Warning from a JGNC official

2nd Offense= Caddie will be removed from the golf course

Spectator Policy

With the exception of caddies, all spectators need to stay out of the fairways and off of greens and tees during play. It is ok to gather near tee and greens to watch, but we ask that they stay on the cart paths or rough while walking the course.

Spectators may not interact with participants at any time on the golf course, except in the case of an emergency. Any conversation between a spectator and participant will be subject to penalty under Rule 10.2 (Advice).

  • Only exceptions allowing spectators to interact with players during a round include handing them sunscreen, food, beverage, or any health emergency.  This should always be done in front of another spectator or tournament official.

 

Spectators are not allowed to give a player a ride under any circumstances during the player’s round. This includes driving players back for lost balls or from green to tee. The JGNC staff will select shuttle holes prior to the start of the tournament. The only time a spectator can shuttle is at an authorized shuttle hole. Any time a player takes a ride from a spectator that is unauthorized, he/she will incur a 2 stroke penalty. In the event of a course evacuation for inclement weather, spectators can shuttle players to safety. 

Spectators will be subject to removal from the golf course for the following breaches of etiquette:    

  • Repeat offenses of interacting with players after being warned by Tournament Committee

  • Rude, vulgar or other inappropriate comments or gestures.

  • Verbal or physical harassment of players, volunteers, officials or fellow spectators.

  • Distracting a player or causing any disruption of play.

  • Behavior that is unruly, disruptive, unsafe or illegal in nature.

  • Failing to follow the instructions of a JGNC Tournament Committee official, volunteer or host personnel.

Schedule
Friday, Jul 30 - 6:00 PM
Tee Times Posted
Monday, Aug 02 - 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Registration
Monday, Aug 02 - 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Rd 1 Single Tee
Tuesday, Aug 03 - 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Rd 2 Single Tee
Courses
Mill Creek Park Golf Club - North
1 West Golf Drive
Boardman, OH   44512
+1 (330) 740-7112

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