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Kansas Golf Associaition

Kansas Junior Golf Association - KJGA


Welcome to the 32nd year of the KJGA in 2017.  This program is designed to offer competitive golf for juniors across the state of Kansas.   

For a nominal membership and entry fee, a junior golfer under the age of 19 or recently graduated from high school and not yet a full-time in college student, will be eligible to compete and earn qualifying points. New members also receive a KJGA bag tag, information on various tournaments and junior programs throughout our state.  

Additionally, KJGA players have the opportunity to earn points toward representing their section in the KJGA Junior Section Team Championship and the Junior Match Play Championship for the top 16 players in the state.  The top eight junior golfers based on the points list will comprise the 2017 Kansas Junior Cup Team.  This team will compete against their Nebraska counterparts on August TBD, 2017, at TBD
, NE. The junior cup point list will also be used to determine the 2017 KGA Junior Player of the Year.

KJGA TOURNAMENT ENTRY

KJGA Members may participate in an unlimited number of KJGA sectional events outside his/her section of residence. This gives each junior golfer more opportunities to meet new competitors and play different courses throughout the state. However, KJGA sectional points MUST still be earned in a player's home section in order to qualify for the Junior Section Team Championship. Competing outside your section also provides players ages 14 & over valuable opportunities to earn Junior Player of the Year points in an effort to qualify for our season ending Junior Match Play and KS-NE Junior Cup Matches.

Entries begin on Monday, March 6th at 9:00 AM. Online entry or paper entry forms with the fee included MUST REACH the Kansas Golf Association office by the designated entry deadline for each event.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to junior golfers who are under the age of 20 or recently graduated from high school. You may be enrolled, but you must not be an active full-time college student taking 12 credit hours or more. Your age on June 1, 2017, determines the age group of competition for the entire summer program. Example: If you turn 16 on May 20, 2017, you compete in the 16 and over age division; if you turn 16 on July 1, 2017, you compete in all events in the 14-15 age division.

Must be a resident of the State of Kansas with one exception.  If you reside outside the State of Kansas, but live in a bordering state you may join the KJGA and compete in the section events and be eligible for Junior Player of the Year, Junior Match Play and Kansas Junior Cup teams.  If you live in the State of Kansas during the summer only, you are not considered a resident of Kansas.

There is no minimum age requirement.

There is no minimum handicap requirement; however, ALL participants must have and active USGA handicap index. Since this is a competitive golf program, entrants should possess the ability to complete 18 holes in four hours or less and score under 100 strokes for an 18-hole round (60 or less for 9-holes, 11 & under age group). Click here to be directed to handicapping.

COMPETITION

The tournament field at each section event will be limited to 120 players, distributed throughout the five age divisions. Entry will be on a first-come, first served basis.

Five Age Divisions:11 & Under (9 holes), 12-13, 14-15, 16 & Over and Girls Open.

ALL age divisions from 12-18 will play 18 holes. All girls and boys ages 13 & under will play from the forward tees. The 11 & under division will only play 9 holes. The only exception is if a female competitor is attempting to qualify in a boys division of the Junior Section Team Championship.

Awards: medals to the top three in each age division for each section event will be given. A scorecard playoff will decide ties for medals, however the points will be split evenly.

Players who finish in the top three in 11 & Under, top four in 12-13 & 14-15, top five in 16 & Over and top tow in the Girls Open based on "section points" earned in the four area sectionals will qualify to represent their section in the Junior Section Team Championship. The event will be played July 24-26, 2017 at Mariah Hills Golf Course, Dodge City, KS.

ALL decisions made by the KJGA & KGA are final. Ties for positions on the section teams are broken as follows.

A. If all players are present at the final section site, a sudden death playoff will be used.

B. If not all are present, the player who has the highest single finish in any of one of the four section events will be selected.

C. If still tied, the player who has placed higher in head-to-head competition. If they both have finished avove the other and are still tied, go to the next highest finish.

D. The player who has competed in the most section events in 2016.

E. If a tie still exists the spot will be determined by lot.

SECTIONAL POINT SYSTEM *NEW FOR 2017*

The following point system ONLY applies to qualifying for the Junior Section Team Championship. These points are earned at the four junior section events conducted in each of the six sections of the state. These points DO NOT apply to Junior Player of the Year.

WITHIN YOUR AGE DIVISION

Single-Day KJGA Sectionals:
1st-10 pts, 2nd-7 pts, 3rd-4 pts, 4th-2 pts, 5th-1 pt

Milti-Day KJGA Sectionals:
1st-20 pts, 2nd-16 pts, 3rd-14 pts, 4th-10 pts, 5th-8 pts, 6th-6 pts, 7th-4 pts, 8th- 2pts & 9th- 1pt.

NOTE: These points are awarded at each Junior Section event. In case of ties, points are divided evenly. Medals are awarded based on a scorecard playoff procedure (no additional holes are played). The top players in each age division will comprise the 16 member team from each section. The six sections will compete in the Junior Section Team Championship, July 24-26, 2017 at Mariah Hills Golf Course, Dodge City, KS.

MEMBERSHIP DUES & ENTRY FEES

Membership in the Kansas Junior Golf Association is $25.00 per year, and is paid with a completed application.  Membership is required to participate in the KJGA program and earn Junior Cup Points.  KJGA membership is available at anytime throughout the season. ENTRY FEES will NOT be accepted without the proper entry application.

Single-Day KJGA Sectional Tournament entry fees are $40.00 for players over the age of 11 and $18.00 for players 11 & Under.

Multi-Day KJGA Setional Tournament entry fees are $80.00 for players over the age of 11 and $36.00 for players 11 & Under. *NEW FOR 2017*

In order to participate, the KGA office MUST receive your entry form and fee by 4:00 pm on the entry deadline date.  Entry deadlines will be one week prior to the start of each secitonal tournament with some exceptions for events following the our State Junior Amateur. If a player has missed the entry deadline they MUST contact the KGA office immediately. Late entries are accepted but are at the discretion of the KGA.

NO green fees are paid to the golf course by the player on the day of the event.  

All practice rounds will be at the discretion of the host facility.

REFUNDS

Membership dues will not be refunded at any time.  Entry fees will only be refunded if the section event becomes full.  There are NO refunds for events cancelled due to weather. There are NO refunds for withdrawals for any reason with one exception.  Withdrawls of a medical nature must present the KGA with a doctor's note to verify the injury or medical condition.
This will be strictly enforced.

STARTING TIMES

Player information and starting times are posted on the KGA website 5-7 days prior to the event, they are NOT mailed. If you do not have Internet access, call your section chairperson or the KGA office.  DO NOT call the host golf course.

DO NOT BE LATE FOR YOUR TEE TIME.  There is no formal check-in for KJGA events. We ask that each player arrive at their assigned tee at least 5 minutes before your scheduled time. You will either be penalized or disqualified.

Do not ask for a change in your assigned tee time.  If you have a special request, state it with your entry form, or contact the KGA office and we will attempt to meet the request.

CADDIES, CARTS & EQUIPMENT

All players MUST walk and carry/pull/push their own clubs.  Non-motorized pull carts are allowed. Parents and friends may NOT caddy or put clubs on a cart.
Penalty: DISQUALIFICATION.

Each player must have their own clubs (NO sharing with another player).

ELECTRONIC MEASURING DEVICES: Electronic measuring devices may be used during a stipulated round to gather and share distance information only. Devices that gauge or measure gradient, wind or the like are prohibited and the player would be in breach of Rule 14-3, Penalty Disqualification.

GOLF ATTIRE:

Proper golf attire is ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED. NO t-shirts, tank tops or denim shorts. Your shirt MUST have a collar adn be tucked in. Hats, if worn, MUST have the bill forward. If you do not meet the dress code you will NOT be permitted to play.

Golf shoes are recommended, but NOT required.  As a condition of competition, the KJGA players will NOT be allowed to wear the traditional steel or ceramic tipped spikes on their golf shoes.  Players may wear golf shoes with alternative “spikeless” products, i.e. Soft Spikes.  Or players may wear any golf teaching shoe, tennis shoe, sneaker, or any other hard or soft-soled shoe that will not penetrate and/or damage a soft putting green.  Penalty:  DISQUALIFICATION.

Note:  The KJGA and the Kansas Golf Association assumes no liability to players for this condition of the competition (no-spikes). By submitting the program entry form and subsequently playing in the events, player agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the KJGA, KGA and its respective affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities and losses, including without limitation reasonable attorney’s fees, costs, and expenses of litigation, arising out of any negligent act or omission of the indemnifying party in connection with the wearing of “spikeless” shoes.

WITHDRAWALS & RETURNING SCORECARDS

If a player begins any competition and fails to turn in a scorecard, or if they enter a competition and do not play without notifying the KGA office 24 hours in advance, that player will be penalized two strokes at the start of play in the next KJGA event they enter.  Repeated violations could result in suspension from KJGA and KGA sponsored events.

SPECTATIORS

The host club may allow parents or other friends to rent carts.  Spectators are always welcome but are NOT allowed to give advice or assistance (club selection, rulings, etc.).  Spectators are asked to forecaddie & search for golf balls, however, they should not hold a conversation when in search of a golf ball.  Spectators shall NEVER pick up ANY golf ball from the golf course.  In general, spectators are asked to remain 20 yards from ALL competitors, keep carts on paths at all times & view play from the side, NOT from behind. This might disrupt play in the following group. 

Spectators who become unruly or verbally abuse KGA staff, volunteers, spetators or players, will be asked to leave the premises IMMEDIATELY. Violations of parent/spectator etiquette could result in a DISQUALIFICATION of a junior competitor. Thank you for your interest.

CODE OF CONDUCT

All players are expected to conduct themselves in a courteous manner.  NO PROFANITY.  See Code of Conduct for more details.  Any contestant who is found to be cheating will be DISQUALIFIED, and suspended for the remainder of the year from all KJGA and KGA events.

BOUNDARIES

YOUR ASSIGNED SECTION IS DETERMINED BY THE COUNTY IN WHICH YOU RESIDE

METRO SECTION (Boys and Girls)
Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, and Wyandotte.

NORTHEAST SECTION (Boys and Girls)

Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Nemeha, Osage, Pottawatomie (includes Wamego) and Shawnee.

NORTH CENTRAL SECTION (Boys and Girls)

ALL Counties or portions of counties North of U.S. Highway 50… Barton, Chase, Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Geary, Harvey, Jewell, Lincoln, Lyon (includes City of Emporia), Marion, Marshall, McPherson, Mitchell, Morris, Osborne, Ottawa, Reno, Republic, Rice, Riley, Russell, Saline, Smith, Stafford, Wabaunsee and Washington.

SOUTHEAST SECTION

Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Cherokee, Coffey, Crawford, Labette, Linn, Lyon (South of U.S. 50), Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson and Woodson.

SOUTH CENTRAL SECTION (Boys and Girls)

ALL counties or portions of counties South of U.S. Highway 50… Barber, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cowley, Elk, Greenwood, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Marion, Pratt, Reno, Sedgwick, Sumner.

WEST SECTION (Boys and Girls)

ALL Kansas counties NOT listed in any other section

SECTION CHAIRMEN

Metro
Mr. John Bott
13652 Edinburgh
Olathe, KS 66062
(913) 764-5368
jmbott68@gmail.com

Northeast
Mr. Tyler Cummins
1201 Wakarusa Drive, Suite B5
Lawrence, KS  66049
(785) 842-4833 ext. 201
tyler@kansasgolf.org

Southeast
Mr. Barry Carlson
301 Hillside Drive
Chanute, KS 66720
(620) 432-1451
barrycarlson65@gmail.com

North Central

Mr. Charlie Pierce
4113 Spyglass Drive
Hutchinson, KS 67502
(620) 663-1332
piercec@usd308.com

South Central
Mr. Chad Fuqua
49 Parkview
Hesston, KS 67062
(620) 217-1839
chad@fuquainsurance.com

West
Mr. Jim Mapel
1909 Country Club Drive
Dodge City, KS 67801
(620) 408-8292
jimmapel@hotmail.com


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