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2011 NENY PGA Junior Golf Association & Junior Tour

2011 Junior Golf Information & Welcome Letter

Dear Junior Golfer, We're excited to begin our 8th year of the Northeastern New York PGA Section's, Junior Golf Association (JGA) and Junior Golf Tour (JGT) Supported by: AmericanExpress. If you're a past junior member, we're happy to see you back and if you're a new member, we would like to welcome you to a distinct golfing opportunity for juniors! The BASICS: · Please ALWAYS refer to our junior tourney event webpage for info: each tourney link is a live, online registration for the event and is where you will find all starting times/pairings, results, cancellations, delays, etc! · Junior Handbook will be posted online and this will have all rules & regs, player of the year point distribution list, etc! · You must COMPLETE & submit a JGA Membership Application ($75 app fee) · Eligibility for juniors: Any boy or girl, ages 8-18 that reside within the NENY PGA geographic section (Albany capital district and surrounding areas in New York state and Berkshire County in Massachusetts). Any junior that is 18 years old that has attended any college classes will not be eligible. · The membership fee is $75 per junior and benefits of joining include eligibility to play in all NENY PGA Junior Tour tournaments; free clinic workshop, a collegiate informational seminar, a USGA rules book, a Pinnacle two ball pack, and more items to be announced. · Opportunity for discount junior golf course fees & range balls at participating NENY PGA golf courses & ranges · The NENY PGA Junior Tour consists of approximately 12 junior tourney playing opportunities! · Juniors compete in their own age divisions (Ages 8-12; 13-15; 16-18 for both boys and girls). · Individual Tourney Entry Fees: The youngest age division will play 9-holes with an entry fee of $35 per event and the two older age divisions will compete in an 18-hole event with an entry fee of $45 per event (each event fee is inclusive of greens fee, range fee, and lunch). You must register for each tournament online or via the paper entry form. No phone entries will be accepted. For all paper entries, an additional $5.00 administrative fee will be added per event to the registration fee regardless if you sign up for all JGT events on one paper entry form. · A winner will be determined in each age division for both boys and girls of all divisions. The top two finishers in EVERY age divisions will receive prizes. · Player of the Year system: Top 20 boy players and top 10 girl players will still receive points at each NENY JGT. NOTE: Age divisions for boy's and girl's 13-15 and 16-18 will be accumulating their own points towards the season ending 2011 Player of the Year award for each respective division. · The NENY PGA Junior PGA Championship Qualifier and JGT Player of the Year Points eligibility. You must be · The section will recognize a total of 4, 2011 Junior Player of the Year's ­ (1) 16-18 Boy's Junior POY; (2) 16-18 Girl's Junior POY; (3) 13-15 Boy's Junior POY; (4) 13-15 Girl's Junior POY. The top 10 boys in both age divisions and top five girls will be eligible for the 2012 New York State PGA Junior Championship (where the top juniors from all 4 NY PGA Sections will compete). The NENY PGA will administer all events in a professional manner and will provide junior golfers an opportunity to compete at their highest levels. PGA professionals are the leaders of promoting golf in the capital district and the NENY PGA JGT is an avenue to showcase the top juniors in the area while growing interest in the game to our younger juniors. Our goals include promoting sportsmanship, etiquette, and playing by the Rules of Golf.

registered into the NENY PGA Junior Membership prior to this event in order to be eligible to receive JGT points for the PGA Junior Championship Qualifier.

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Once your application has been submitted, you will receive an email notification from the section with the junior's ID # which will be used for all online registration. TEE TIME REQUESTS: We make every attempt to accommodate starting time requests and car pooling requests but we do ask that you give us prior notice for each event which may require such accommodations. Players may register online by going to the specific junior tournament webpage and clicking on the link to register. You can find these and any additional information on the Junior Golf Association and Tour events throughout the season as you can join any time and play in as many or as few events as your schedule permits. Some event fields may be limited so make sure to sign up in advance. LATE FEES: Any entry not received by the entry deadline but submitted for participation will have a $10 late fee added to the entry fee.

NEW: LITTLE LINKSTER "CERTIFIED" & "OFFICIAL" CADDY PROGRAM FOR 9-HOLE KIDS! We are offering a caddy program for our youngest age division (8-12 year olds) ONLY! A junior may have 1 or multiple "caddies". To become a "Certified" caddy (most likely a parent or grandparent who will be accompanying the junior for the tourney) will take a brief rules of golf test and you will receive a golf rules book and a badge. Cost is $40 to be a "certified" caddy. If you want to give your junior golfer a "professional tour event" feel...then for $75, you can become an "official" caddy and receive a caddy bib with the junior's last name!!! Cost is $75 to become an official "caddy"! Call us with questions. ONLINE TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION: Online registration for events opens on MAY 2nd, 2011. You must have submitted your $75 payment for your membership application and received your customer ID# in order to register online. If you should have any questions, feel free to call us at (518) 438-8645 regarding the NENY PGA Junior Golf Association and Junior Golf Tour. Sincerely Tracie L. Warner Executive Director & Doug Evans Assistant Executive Director/ Tournament Director Adam Drake Junior Golf Intern

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