Optimist Junior Golf Tour
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Kingsville Ontario Canadian Open
August 30-31, 2017
For Canadian, US and International Golfers
Kingsville Golf & Country Club
Kingsville, ON, Canada
SRIXON -- THE OFFICIAL GOLF BALL OF THE OPTIMIST JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAM
Tee Times and Results
See tee times and results.
Top finishers will be exempt from having to qualify for the summer 2018 Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida as follows:
Boys 16-18 (Top 3)
Boys 14-15 (Top 3)
Boys 11-13 (Top 4)
Girls 14-18 (Top 3)
Girls 11-13 (Top 4)
Age Divisions and Eligibility
Age divisions offered: Boys 16-18, 14-15, 11-13 and Girls 14-18 and 11-13. To be eligible, golfers may not be enrolled in college. All golfers may apply to "play up" and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
** All players must meet the scoring criteria for this event in order to qualify for the Championships.
Boys 11-13 192
Boys 14-15 166
Boys 16-18 156
Girls 11-13 192
Girls 14-18 170
Competition is 36-hole stroke play. Carts and caddies are prohibited for all tournament rounds. Time and weather permitting, a playoff will occur for first place positions only. All other ties will be broken using a scorecard playoff.
Schedule of Events
Wednesday, August 30
8:00-11:00 a.m. -- Tournament registration
11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.-- Tournament Round 1
11:00 a.m. – end of play -- Player's Lunch
Thursday, August 31
11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.-- Tournament Round 2
11:00 a.m. – end of play -- Player's Lunch
Following Play -- Awards ceremony
The registration fee for the tournament is $191.00 CN. The registration fee includes two tournament rounds, range balls prior to play, golfer's lunch on both tournament round days, and an Optimist Golf gift package. Player or family is responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. Deadline to registration – August 19, 2016 – registration based on space availability –first come-first serve.
Refund Policy: Please review the following refund policy before withdrawing from an Optimist Junior Golf event:
Tournaments: Players that have registered for a tournament may withdraw between the date of their registration and three weeks prior to the event's first tee time and receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee.
After three weeks prior to the first tee time, players will be charged $100 of the original entry fee.
10 days or less of the first tee time, no refund will be issued.
The following websites have a listing of accommodations to suit your needs:
Kingsville area: www.mykingsville.ca/stay
Leamington area: www.leamington.ca/en/discover/wheretoeatandstay.asp
Windsor, Ontario: www.visitwindsoressex.com/stay/hotels
Travel and Transportation
Kingsville Golf and Country Club is located in Kingsville, Ontario Canada, it's located just 30 minutes from the Windsor/Detroit border. It's approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.
Optional practice rounds are available seven days in advance of the event. Call Kingsville Golf Club at (519) 733-6561 for available times. Greens fee cost is $40 CND walking. All fees for practice rounds are payable directly to Kingsville Golf & Country Club.
Driving Range and Putting Green
Registration includes range balls prior to play and unlimited access to practice greens on days of rounds.
Rules and Regulations
The tournament will be played in accordance with all USGA and local course rules. A local rules sheet will be given to all players at tournament registration. All participants are responsible for following the Optimist Golf Code of Conduct. Violations to any rules or regulations may result in stroke penalties or disqualification. Severe violations of the Code of Conduct will result in immediate disqualification and the golfer will be sent home at the first available opportunity at his/her own expense.
Pace of Play and Tips
Carts, Pull Carts, Caddies and Distance Measuring Devices
Electric carts and caddies are prohibited in all age divisions for all tournament rounds. Pull carts are allowed in all age divisions for all rounds. Participants must provide their own equipment.
Distance measuring devices are allowed. In this competition a player may obtain distance information by use of a distance-measuring device. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. elevation changes, wind speed, etc.) the player is in breach of Rule 14-3.
Completion of Play
Provided there are no weather or other delays, the final round is scheduled to conclude by dark. Please plan your departures accordingly and allow for ample time for airport transfers. If the final round cannot be completed by dark due to weather delays or unforeseen circumstances, the tournament will revert back to the last 18 holes completed by the entire field. If inclement weather suspends play on the final day of the tournament and it is determined that all players in an age division cannot complete 18 holes by dark but the entire field in an age division can complete a common 9 holes, then the tournament will revert to a 27-hole event. If a common 9 holes cannot be completed on the final day then the tournament will revert back to the last stipulated round completed by the entire field in an age division.
Trophies will be awarded for first and second place in each division. In case of ties, there will be a playoff for first place only.
Questions or Inquiries
All questions or inquiries should be directed to the Optimist Junior Golf office. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314.881.1307 or toll free 800.500.8130, ext. 207.