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Membership Information

WELCOME TO SOUTHERN CAPE JUNIOR GOLF

POINTS OF INTEREST:

1. All junior events will be based on age on tee and must be under the age of 19.

2. Players (boys) that are 12 years old (up to 12 years old and 364 days)and younger will play from the ladies tees.

PLAYER AND PARENT REGISTRATION

Each junior member will be required to complete and sign a Player Registration form as well as a Code of Conduct and Ethics form. Each parent will be required to complete a Parent and Spectator Code of Conduct form.

(Please note the clause requiring parents to remain at a distance of not less than 30m from all players during a tournament, to refrain from any communication with the players or giving any rulings, the only exception is children 9 years and younger playing in the C division where by arrangement the parents may provide assistance with the carrying of the golf bag and scoring only. If children want to play for a provincial team they cannot be assisted by a parent.)

In addition should any junior member be selected to represent this division they will be required to sign a Code of Conduct for Representative Players.

JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS

No joining fee is payable and the cost of Southern Cape Order of Merit Tournaments will be R100, which will not include food. Should certain courses require any additional amounts to be paid you will be advised when registration for that tournament opens.

Format of tournaments will be Full Medal for A (handicap 0-9) and B (Handicap 10-18) divisions while the C division will play individual stable ford and mark their score only (no points) up to a maximum of 3 over and then ring their score of more than 3 over. The C division stableford competition for players 13 years old and older will be combined with the U13age group’s stableford competition.

The A and B divisions in the U13 age group will play a stableford competition in addition to the medal competition, however the A and B divisions in this age group that play medal will compete as a division together.

PLEASE ENTER TOURNAMENTS ON OUR WEBSITE http://www.scgu.co.za/juniors UNDER HOMEPAGE , RHS, ONLINE ENTRY OR BY SENDING AN E-MAIL TO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(closing date on Wednesday 12:00). A list of entrants will be posted on the Wednesday (the following day) to allow entrants to ensure that their entry has been captured.  The Tee Offs for OOM tournaments will be posted on the website on Friday mornings.

ORDER OF MERIT (OOM)

The Order of Merit will be maintained as follows:

1.     U13 stroke average will be based on the best 10 of the scores in the past 12 months (Decembers are excluded) and prior to the selection of any team the individual should have at least have played 2 events (that is 2 scores) within the previous 2 months prior to the date of selection.

New players in this division may be considered for selection if they have played a minimum of 5 scores from the ladies tees (a stroke average can be determined) and prior to the selection of any team the individual should have at least have played 2 events within the previous 2 months prior to the date of selection OR the individual may be selected by the selection committee as provided for under the “SELECTION DIVISIONAL TEAMS” policy).

2.     U15 stroke average (same as above – with one further provision -  U13s who move into this division may be considered for selection if they have played a minimum of 5 scores from the mens’ tees (a stroke average can be determined) and prior to the selection of any team the individual should have at least have played 2 events within the previous 2 months prior to the date of selection OR the individual may be selected by the selection committee as provided for under the “SELECTION DIVISIONAL TEAMS” policy).

3.     U17 and U19 will be based on the best 10 scores in the past 9 months (Decembers are excluded) and prior to the selection of any team the individual should have at least have played 3 events (that is 3 scores) within the previous 2 months prior to the date of selection.

Tournaments scores that will count for the Order of Merit stroke averages will be as follows:

A.     All Southern Cape Junior Order of Merit Tournaments

B.     All Southern Cape Golf Union Order of Merit Tournaments

C.    Southern Capeaffiliated Club Open tournaments

D.    Bridge Fund tournaments within the Southern Cape and

Note #1: Players moving from a different province to the Southern Cape, may transfer their scores for OOM stroke average purposes if that respective Union confirms those scores and they meet the criteria as listed above. The selection committee reserves the right to disregard those scores until the required number of games has been played in the Southern Cape should they deem it necessary to enable them to evaluate the player’s performance. However as per the selection criteria further below the selection committee may choose such a player.

Note #2: Where 27 hole competitions are played on a given day the first 18 holes on that day will count as a score for order of merit purposes. 9 hole scores from the previous day or day thereafter will not be added to constitute an 18 hole score as these are played on different days.

Note #3: As a result of the desire of some of the U13 players to participate in Open events or similar events where they are required to play from the men’s tees, despite the fact that they are handicapped from the ladies’ tees, these players wish to gain further “competition” experience and as a result thereof the Union has reconsidered its stance on the inclusion of these scores for the purposes of the Order of Merit. We will exclude any men’s tee scores for the U13 Order of Merit, but will include these men’s tees scores under the U15 Order of Merit scores to allow these players the opportunity to gain enough scores quicker to qualify for a stroke average under the U15 Order of Merit.

U/19 IPT

Information

  • The U/19 Inter Provincial Tournament annually takes place in December, and the side will be announced in October of each year.

Age Limit

  • Only players that are under 19 (Nineteen) years of age will be eligible for the U/19 IPT.
  • A payer must be U/19 years of age on the start date of the tournament.

Minimum Requirements

  • A player must play the minimum of 10 (ten) rounds as per the SCGU Junior Order of Merit stroke average requirements.
  • These requirements include your stroke average in the SCGU Junior Order of Merit rounds played, as well as your stroke average of rounds played in SCGU Open Amateur Order of Merit tournaments.
  • A player must play in 50% of the Super League matches for his respective Club or Team.
  • The SCGU may at its discretion disregard the requirement to play in 50% of the league matches should extenuating circumstances exist.

SAGA Conditions

  • The Southern Cape Golf Union will ensure that all representative teams are selected in accordance with the conditions as set by the South African Golf Association.
  • 2016: As from 1 January 2016, 2 (two) players of colour must represent this Team. Should these players not be an automatic selection (top 5), then the wild card or selectors’ picks will go to these players in order to adhere to the SAGA conditions.
  • Players that have moved to the Southern Cape, must be an affiliated member of a golf club and handicapped in the Southern Cape region for at least 6 (six) months, before being eligible for SCGU Team selection. The 6 (six) month window applies from handicap effective date, until start of respective IPT/Team event.

Automatic Selection

  • The top 5 (five) available players on the SCGU Junior Order of Merit who are not restricted for selection to this side.

Wild Card or Selectors Picks

  • The selectors may, at their discretion, select any 3 (three) players who are members of a Golf Club affiliated to the SCGU. The selection of such players is not restricted to any minimum requirements or position on the Junior Order of Merit.

HANDICAP

The onus is on each player to enter all their scores for completed rounds, not just rounds at their home club. This can be done at any club or online using the websitehttp://www.handicaps.co.za/. The selection committee may leave you off the team for failing to register all your scores. Please note that handicaps are not factored into any decision with regard to selection of teams, but is based on stroke averages as determined above.

SELECTION DIVISIONAL TEAMS

Selection will be done by the selection committee. The selection policy will be as follows: For teams of 6 the first four will be the top players in that age group on the order of merit and the other 2 players will be as selected by the selection committee as they deem fit (“captains pick”). For teams of 8 the first five will be the top players in that age group on the order of merit and the other 3 players will be selected by the selection committee as they deem fit (“captains pick”).

To be eligible to play for a Southern Cape team you are required to play the minimum SC OOM rounds as per the stroke average order of merit requirements, unless the selection committee chooses the player as a (“captains pick”).

It is a SAGA requirement that players should have been members within the affiliated union for a period of 6 months prior to selection.

NATIONAL ORDER OF MERIT (NOOM)

FOR THE NOOM TOURNAMENTS ANNUALLY the top players on the U15, U17 and U19 Order of Merit as well as any player in the top 20 on the NOOM will most likely be eligible to play (although SAGA will set the requirements for each tournament). Should any of the top players choose not to participate the next players on the OOM will be offered the opportunity to play, but the SAGA ballot system may well apply, which will mean they might not qualify for the event.

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