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Parent & Spectator Information

Parents / Spectators Rules: New in 2010 all spectators must register and receive a wrist band to be worn while on the course, the wrist bands are non-transferable. Any spectator found without a wrist band will be asked to return to the clubhouse immediately to register. Also, the HSJGA Staff, Rules Officials and Directors will give a warning card to anyone in violation of the dress code.

Penalties for spectator infractions:

1st offense: Warning card and must sign form

2nd offense: Removal from the golf course

3rd offense: 25 point deduction for junior involved and a one (1) year suspension for spectator from the time of the infraction.

New in 2010, during tournament play, all verbal communication must be in English and must be heard by other spectators. Do not speak to juniors during the round except for a “good shot” and it must be done in English. The HSJGA will allow spectators to follow players on the course for the 13-18 Age Divisions only. Spectators are not allowed for any of the 7-12 Age Divisions. Courses that do not allow spectators as part of their club policy will be indicated on the entry form and on the HSJGA website. Please note the spectator policy to follow:

  • All spectators are asked to follow the same dress code as juniors. (Spectators in violation of the policy may be asked to leave the property). Spectators must remain at least 30 yards away from the players on cart paths, where provided, or in the rough away from any player and must keep up with the group they are following spectators are not allowed to speak with juniors while on the golf course unless authorized by the Tournament Committee.
  • Please do not interfere or distract players with the use of cameras, cellular phones or beepers. Cellular phones and/or beepers must be on “vibrate” or silent ring when on the golf course.

Spectators must walk. Spectators who request relief under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and seek a reasonable accommodation for their disability by the use of a motorized golf cart during all tournament competition for 2010 shall be required to submit a request in writing with state authorized handicap number to the HSJGA office at least one week prior to the first tournament date they wish a cart for review/approval and determination when allowed by the course. Permission to use a cart will be on file throughout the year and must be applied for annually. These spectators must pay the applicable cart fees. No riders are allowed unless they also have applied for and have been granted an exception. Any breech of this policy may result in loss of any future use of a cart and the individual/s involved may be asked to leave the premises.

Spectator Guidelines additions for 2010: All spectators must register and receive a wrist band to be worn while on the course; the wrist bands are not transferable. Any spectator without a wrist band will be asked to return to the clubhouse immediately. Also, the HSJGA’s Staff, Rules Officials and Directors will give a warning card to anyone in violation of the dress code.

Spectators:

1st offense: Warning card and must sign form

2nd offense: Removal from the golf course

3rd offense: 25pointdeductionforjuniorinvolvedandaone (1) year suspension for spectator from the time of the infraction.

Inappropriate Behavior

  • Disciplinary measures: (removal from the golf course, clubhouse area, suspension of spectator privileges for a time to be determined by the HSJGA Executive Committee), will be taken for any spectator that shows lack of respect for juniors, other parents/spectators, volunteers, Rules Officials or the HSJGA Staff.
  • Handing food items/umbrellas/jackets and the like to the player is permitted by leaving item/s on the next teeing ground.
  • Failure to abide by the above rules may result in removal from the course and failure to abide by these rules may result in disqualification of the related participant.

Note: Spectators may assist in searching for lost balls.