1. Go To http://thesouthernohiopga.com and click on “Junior Golf”
2. Click the “Sign up now!” link located in the “Member Login” box, complete the registration form and submit payment information. Note: Your credit card will not be charged until you are accepted into membership.
3. Junior will receive an email which includes a link to the SOPGA Junior Tour Membership Waiver Form. Print the form out, and have a Parent or Legal Guardian sign it. The form is also located in the “FAQs” page under “Important Documents”.
4. Submit the signed SOPGA Junior Tour Membership Waiver Form and a Proof of Age (birth certificate, driver’s license, etc.) to the SOPGA through email email@example.com, fax (937) 754-4663 , or mail 66 S Central Ave Fairborn, OH 45324.
5. If membership is approved, junior will receive an email with their Junior Tour Membership ID and Password. This will be used to log in to their account on our website.
6. Juniors will be required to complete the 2013 USGA Rules of Golf quiz prior to signing up for their first event. This will be administered online and is only available after all preceding registration steps have been completed.Returning Members Step-by-Step Application Process Juniors who were SOPGA Junior Tour members in the previous year will not have to submit a Proof of Age. The following are the steps for reapplying for membership:
1. Go To http://thesouthernohiopga.com and click on “Junior Golf”
2. Use your 2012 Junior Tour Membership ID and Password to login to your account (An email reminder will be sent to all 2012 members with the login information from the previous year) Follow the steps to renew your SOPGA Junior Tour membership for 2013.
3. Submit the signed SOPGA Junior Tour Membership Waiver Form to the SOPGA through email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (937) 754-4663 , or mail 66 S Central Ave Fairborn, OH 45324. The form is located in the “FAQs” page under “Important Documents”.
4.An SOPGA staff member will review your application. Note: Your credit card will not be charged until you are accepted into membership.
5. If accepted, you will receive an email welcoming you to the 2013 SOPGA Junior Tour. Your Membership ID and Password will remain the same from previous year.
6. Before signing up for tournaments, you will be required to complete the 2013 USGA Rules of Golf quiz. This can be completed by logging into your SOPGA Junior Tour account.
|SOPGA Junior Tour|
|Highest Place in the Boys 14-18 Player of the Year Points Race|
|Highest Place in the Girls 14-18 Player of the Year Points Race|
|SOPGA Futures Tour|
|Highest Place in the Boys 12-13 Player of the Year Points Race|
|Highest Place in the Girls 10-13 Player of the Year Points Race|
|Highest Place in the Boys 10-11 Player of the Year Points Race|
|Registration Order in the Girls 7-9|
|Registration Order in the Boys 7-9|
- Every effort will be made to keep juniors playing with others within their respective age divisions and gender
- Juniors will be paired based on randomization
- Special Requests will not be guaranteed
- Club throwing/ Club breaking
- Damage to Course equipment or property
- Profanity directed at rules officials, other competitors, spectators, sponsors, tournament staff, host staff, volunteers, and others
- Consumption of alcoholic beverages
- Usage of drugs and tobacco products
- Any other conduct considered to be detrimental to the SOPGA Junior Tour
Note: Distance measuring devices will be permitted for both the Junior Tour & Futures Tour starting in 2013.
In all 2013 SOPGA Junior Tour/Futures Tour event, a player 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, windspeed, temperature, ect.), 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.
|SOPGA Junior Tour|
|Boys Age 14-18|
|Girls Age 14-18|
|SOPGA Futures Tour|
|Boys Age 12-13|
|Boys Age 10-11|
|Girls Age 12-13|
|Girls Age 10-11|
- Boys Age 10-11
- Boys Age 7-9
- Girls Age 10-11
- Girls Age 7-9
- Go to the Caddie Program page located under the "Membership" tab.
- You will take the online caddie quiz during the registration process. Please allow 10-15 minutes.
- A caddie quiz study aid is located under the "FAQs/Important Documents" tab.
- Fax, Mail or Email a copy of your valid drivers license to the Southern Ohio PGA
- Once you successfully complete your registration, your caddie identification and rule book will be mailed to you.
- Spectators are not to communicate with or give advice to any player during the competition. They are asked and encouraged to help search for lost golf balls, but must keep communication to a minimum in the process.
- Spectators may not carry a player’s golf bag and/or clubs.
- Spectators may carry food, drinks, umbrellas, and clothing items to give to the players, but should provide them to the players between the play of two holes.
- Spectator Carts will not be allowed. Handicap carts will be allowed for those who have a handicapped parking permit. The host facility has the final decision whether handicap carts will be allowed during the competition, and the spectator will be subject to the cart rental fee of the host facility. Handicap carts must remain on the cart paths at all times.
- Spectators are to remain in the rough or cart paths at all times, and maintain a distance of 20 yards from the players.
- Spectators are not to use cell phones or beepers on the golf course. Spectators are asked to return to the clubhouse to use such devices. If needed in case of an emergency, spectators are asked to keep it on “vibrate” mode in order to not distract the players.
- Spectators are to remain away from the players when turning in their scorecards in the scoring area. The players are responsible for the correctness of their score.
- Spectators are also subject to the code of conduct policy.
One occasion exceeding 40 seconds to play a stroke
Two occasions exceeding 40 seconds to play a stroke
One (1) stroke penaltyThird Offense:
Three occasions exceeding 40 seconds to play a stroke
Two (2) stroke penaltySubsequent Offenses:
One more occasions exceeding 40 seconds to play a stroke
Unless otherwise provided, penalty for breach of a Local Rule is: Match Play – Loss of Hole; Stroke Play – Two Strokes1. SUSPENSION OF PLAY DUE TO A DANGEROUS SITUATION: When play is suspended for a dangerous situation, if the players in a match or group are between the play of two holes, they must not resume play until the Committee has ordered the resumption of play. If they are in the process of playing a hole, they must discontinue play immediately and must not continue until the Committee has ordered a resumption of play. NOTE: A suspension for a dangerous situation will be signaled by one prolonged siren or horn blast. All other types of suspension will be signaled by three intermittent siren or horn blasts. Resumption of play will be signaled by two intermittent siren or horn blasts.
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF THIS CONDITION: DISQUALIFICATION All practice areas will be closed during suspension for a dangerous situation until the Committee has declared them open for use.2. GOLF BALLS. The ball the player plays must be named on the current List of Conforming Golf Balls issued by the USGA.
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF THIS CONDITION: DISQUALIFICATION3. ONE BALL RULE: Is not in effect 4. PACE OF PLAY: (RULE 6-7 Undue Delay) A player shall be subject to penalty if he/she unduly delays play. The Local Rule for Pace of Play is in effect & posted. 5. LIFTING AN EMBEDDED BALL: The EMBEDDED BALL RULE as written in Appendix I is in effect through the green. 6. LATERAL WATER HAZARDS: Defined by red lines and identified by red stakes 7. WATER HAZARDS: Defined by yellow lines and identified by yellow stakes 8. OUT OF BOUNDS: Defined by the inside edge of white stakes and/or property fence posts at ground level. Note: A ball, which crosses a public road defined as out of bounds and comes to rest beyond that road, is out of bounds even though it may lie on another part of the course 9. GROUND UNDER REPAIR:
a) Areas completely encircled with white lines (except ball drops) b) French drains which are trenches filled with stones c) Relief is for the lie of the ball & area of intended swing for the following: (through the green only)
i) Sod Seams – All seams within the sodded area are considered the same seam ii) Newly trenched areas10. OBSTRUCTIONS:
a) Asphalt and artificially surfaced roads and paths are obstructions. b) When railroad ties, curbing, and the like adjoin cart paths and roads, they are deemed to be part of the same obstruction. c) White lined areas tying into roads and paths have the same status as the roads and paths, and thus they are obstructions and not ground under repair. d) Landscaped garden areas completely encircled by an obstruction are part of the obstruction11. RETAINING WALLS AND PILINGS: When located within water hazards or within and/or around bunkers, retaining walls and pilings are integral parts of the course. 12. TREE WRAPPINGS, ELECTRICAL WIRES, AND CABLES: Closely attached to trees: No relief. Tree wrappings, electrical wires, cables, signs, and lightning rods closely attached to trees are not obstructions. They are integral parts of the course. 13. TEMPORARY IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS: Appendix I is in effect and includes any temporary obstruction installed for the competition. 14. TURF PLUGS ON PUTTING GREEN: On the putting green, in addition to Rule 16-1c, the player may repair turf plugs of any size. 15. DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES: A player 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. 16. PERMANENT ELEVATED POWER LINES & CABLES: If a ball strikes a permanent elevated power line or cable, the stroke is cancelled and the player must play a ball as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was played in accordance with Rule 20-5 (Making Next Stroke from Where Previous Stroke Made). 17. PRACTICE: (Note 2 to Rule 7) Between the play of two holes, a player must not play a practice stroke on or near the putting green of the hole last played. 18. RETURNING SCORECARD: For the purpose of applying Rule 6-6c, a player is considered to have returned his scorecard when he has first left the scoring area. (i.e. Both feet must be outside the scoring area) 19. CLOSE OF THE COMPETITION: When all scores have been posted on the Official Scoreboard and approved by the SOPGA Rules Committee, the results of competition are deemed to have been officially announced.
SOPGA RULES COMMITTEE (12/1/13)