Our season is winding down and we’d like to congratulate all of our winners during the 2019 season! Award ceremonies are meant to honor the winners and medalists and are a good opportunity for the HSJGA to recognize the host course and volunteers.  We would really like to encourage all participants to stay for the award ceremony.  Leaving the course without attending awards sort of shows poor sportsmanship.  It’s important to be there to encourage and congratulate your fellow competitors, wouldn’t you want the same? Have a great Wednesday! ...

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🚨 Attention HSJGA parents & guardians!  As you know, our tournaments are what we specialize in and without the support of volunteers, we would not be able to run tournaments or be able to offer the best tournament experience for our members. Volunteers are needed at all HSJGA events. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: Registration, Check Point Officials, Walking Scorers, Shuttle Drivers, Score Board Markers and Score Table Helpers.  Often times, we struggle to fill volunteer spots and see the same parents volunteering.  We’d love to see more parents offering their time as we’re all a team and all benefiting from the same program.
Non-parent volunteers, those who do not have kids in the program that come to volunteer their time to the HSJGA, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you do.  Thank you for understanding the importance of what we’re trying to accomplish for the junior golfers of Hawaii! 🙌🏼🙏🏼

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One of the most important parts of your tournament round happens at the score table, not necessarily on the golf course.  It’s important for parents and other spectators to keep in mind that the scoring area is for players and should not distract players while they are verifying their cards by talking to players, taking photos or lingering nearby.  These actions could lead to serious consequences for a player if an error occurs because of distraction. .
Players should always keep their own score!  Verify the score after each hole so it makes the time at the score table transpire smoothly. .
While at the score table, the marker should call out your hole scores in 3s (i.e. 3-4-5, 5-4-4, 5-3-5) to the player.  This makes verifying much easier and clearer.  Players should focus on getting the hole-by-hole scores correct; try not to focus on what the total score is because if the hole by hole is correct, the total score is correct.  Under Rule 3.3b, If your returned score for a hole is higher than your actual score, the higher returned score stands.  If your returned score for a hole is lower than your actual score, you are disqualified. .
The only person responsible for your scorecard is YOU✅

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Tyler Ogawa from Oahu is 16 years old and attends Kalani High School.  Tyler was recently selected to represent Hawaii at the Asia Pacific Junior Cup in Miyazaki, Japan, Nov. 5-8!  He started playing golf at 10 years old but really got into it at 14.  He loves playing HSJGA events because he enjoys the thrill of competition and competing to try to win every week.  He also loves the bond that is created with friends.  His goal this season was to try to win every tournament but realistically he said he just wanted to improve his scores.  Besides golf, Tyler enjoys playing video games and basketball💫

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It's no fun to play with golfers who play too slow, right? Pace of Play is one of the most important aspects of tournament golf that players need to be aware of in order to avoid being penalized.  In accordance with the Rules of Golf, "Players should play at a prompt pace throughout the round. Players are both allowed and encouraged to play “ready golf” in a safe and responsible way (Rule 6.4b) and should make a stroke in no more than 40 seconds (Rule 5.6b)." During all HSJGA tournaments, a Pace of Play checkpoint system is used to ensure that each group is on time. HSJGA's Pace of Play policy states that, "A group is out of position when it takes more than the maximum allowable time to finish a checkpoint hole and completes play of that checkpoint hole more than 14 minutes after the group in front of them" . If a group does not make a checkpoint on time, each player in the group is given a red card (warning). When a group is notified of a missed checkpoint they are expected to regain their position before reaching the next checkpoint. Two red cards in a round? That subjects the players in the group to penalty of one stroke. For three red cards, it will potentially be a two stroke penalty.  If a group fails to make all four checkpoints on time, then the group may be disqualified ✅ ...

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