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The Junior Development Tour is a way for juniors to gain competitive golf experience in a more relaxed and fun environment. It is a way for junior golfers to gain knowledge of the rules, etiquette and competitive nature of tournament golf. First and foremost, we want the juniors to have fun on the golf course. The JDT is not meant to be extremely competitive, but rather meant to give players the experience they need to be comfortable playing competitive golf and move to the next level.
All 5-18 year old with no previous competitive golf experience MUST start in the JDT. These events are 9-hole tournaments and are played on par-3 and executive length golf courses. JDT events are offered 6 to 8 times per month during our Spring, Summer and Fall seasons. All events have a double par +1 rule in effect where kids must pick up and move to the next hole once they reach the max score. Example; (7) on a par 3, (9) on a par 4
Player must be at least 9 years of age.
Boys: Shoot 3 or more rounds of 7 over par or better in an SCPGA JDT event, in a single calendar year.
Girls: Shoot 3 or more rounds of 8 over par or better in an SCPGA JDT event, in a single calendar year.
Fill out the JDT Application for Players Tour. Once you have printed and filled out the form, please email it to Eddie Rodarte at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to (951) 331-4701. Applications will be considered by the SCPGA Junior Tour staff and only approved if the applicant is proficient enough in the rules of golf, etiquette, scoring, etc. to compete on the Players Tour.
Upon approval, you will receive a confirmation email from the SCPGA Junior Tour. Then, applicants must take the Players’ Tour Rules Quiz on this website under the Membership tab.
The JDT is now implementing a 5-7 age division and will allow players, within that division only, to have parent caddies. Caddies will not be permitted once a player reaches the season of their eighth birthday. Players must remain in the JDT until their ninth birthday.
The guidelines for parent caddies are:
- Have a basic understanding of the game of golf and how each of the fourteen golf clubs are used.
- Know where your player’s ball is at all times: mark its position.
- Replace or repair all divots.
- Rake all bunkers and attend the flagstick.
- Assist player with club selection, pace of play and correct score for each hole played.
- Never touch a golf ball while it is in play.
- Always wear your JDT Caddy badge while on the course.