Optimist Junior Golf Tour
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2016 Kingsville Ontario Canadian Open
August 31 - September 1, 2016
For Canadian, US and International Golfers
Kingsville Golf & Country Club
Kingsville, ON, Canada
Tee Times and Results
See tee times and results.
Top finishers will be exempt from having to qualify for the summer 2017 Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida as follows:
Boys 16-18 (Top 5)
Boys 14-15 (Top 5)
Boys 11-13 (Top 5)
Girls 14-18 (Top 5)
Girls 11-13 (Top 5)
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
Tuesday, August 30
All day -- Optional practice rounds
Wednesday, August 31
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, September 1
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.
Golfers who cancel on or before July 20 will receive a refund less a $68.00 CN cancellation fee. Golfers canceling from July 20 to August 17 will receive a refund less a cancellation fee of $136.00 CN. Golfers canceling after August 17 will not receive a refund. Refund requests must be made in writing; verbal requests will not be honored.
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.
Code of Conduct
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 tournament rounds. Participants must provide their own equipment. Electric carts for spectators are permitted for a fee at the discretion of the host site.
Distance measuring devices are allowed. Players may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3 for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.
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.