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Category Archives: Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: How do I sign up for membership?
A: There is a detailed step-by-step guide for New and Renewal Members that can be found under the Membership tab.
Q: Now that I am a Member, how do I sign up for a tournament?
A: Sign into the Players Club with your ID and Password and any of the events with a “Register” next to them are available for you to register. Keep in mind, all events open one (1) month prior to the Tournament date.
Q: What is the cancellation and refund policy and how do I cancel if I need to?
A: The Cancellation Policy and the related refunds are outlined in the Rules and Regulations. To cancel, simply sign in to your Players Club account and click the “Cancel” button next to the event you wish to cancel from. Listed below is the Cancellation Policy:
Q: How do I earn an Invitation to the Toyota Tour Cup?
A: Invitations to the Toyota Tour Cup can be earned through a few different methods.
Q: I have signed up for membership but cannot sign-up for any tournaments. Why?
A: You may not have logged into the Players Club with your ID and Password. If you are a New Member, you may not have sent in your New Member Questionnaire and/or Birth Certificate/Passport, which are required to complete the registration process. Without these documents you will not be approved and therefore would not receive an ID or Password. If you have completed the above steps and received confirmation of your membership approval, you must take and pass the Rules Quiz before registering for any tournaments.
Q: How do I get my SCGA Handicap?
A: One of the benefits of being an SCPGA Junior Tour member is the opportunity to establish a handicap through the SCGA, free of charge. You will need to complete the Handicap Application (located under “SCGA Handicap Information”) on the website. The process takes approximately one month to become active. You do not need to apply for a handicap every year. You are responsible for posting your scores, the SCPGA will not post scores. A handicap is not required to participate in SCPGA Junior Tour events, however, qualifiers for USGA events require an established handicap.
Q: Where can I find all of the SCPGA Junior Tour Policies?
A: The SCPGA Junior Tour Handbook can be found under the Membership Tab, then click on the Handbook link. We strongly recommend reading through all of the information outlined in the Rules and Regulations.
Q: How many times can I try qualifying for Junior World with the SCPGA Junior Tour?
A: Players may only attempt to qualify for Junior World though the SCPGA Junior Tour once per year. You may attempt qualifying through other organizations if you do not qualify through the SCPGA Junior Tour.
Q: How do I become a member of a Traveling Team?
A: The winners of the Bastanchury, Shore, Palmer, and Toyota Tour Cup Players of the Year Awards, are exempt onto a traveling team. If you are not exempt and are a member of the SCPGA Junior Tour in good standing, you may submit a Traveling Team Application located under “Traveling Teams” on the website.
Q: What happens to players that cheat on the SCPGA Junior Tour? If I witness or suspect a player of cheating, what should I do?
A: The SCPGA takes cheating and cheating accusations very seriously. If you ever witness or suspect a player of cheating, you should immediately contact a member of the SCPGA Staff. When the SCPGA receives this notification, we will act on the matter immediately. If a player is in fact been proven to be cheating, that player will be suspended from the SCPGA Junior Tour.
Q: What is Square One?
A: Square One is the introductory level of the SCPGA Junior Tour and the ideal starting point for any child interested in the game of golf. PGA Professionals will teach the basics of swinging the golf club and prepare juniors to play on the golf course! We invite children ages 5-18 to learn how to play this great lifetime sport in a fun and positive environment.
Q: What is JDL?
A: JDL (Junior Developmental League) is the second level of the SCPGA Junior Tour. The JDL is a great start for any junior who has a working knowledge of the game but wishes to learn how to play in a competitive tournament atmosphere. All 7-8 year olds must begin in the JDL and any player who has not competed in an individual tournament will need to begin the SCPGA program at the JDL level. The focus of the JDL events is to instill knowledge of the Rules, Etiquette and Tournament Proper in a fun environment. Players who are 9 or older may graduate into the Junior Tour once they have attained an acceptable level of playing ability and, more importantly, etiquette and knowledge of the rules.
Q: Can my child “Play up” to an older age division?
A: Players are required to play in the proper age division for the current series. Players may, at their discretion, petition the SCPGA Foundation permission to “Play up” into an older age division. The rquest form can be found on the scpgajrtour.com under the Resources>Junior Tour Documents (Click here). If the request is granted, the junior will be required to participate in the older age division for the remainder of the year. The request to play-up must be made in writing to the Junior Tour Staff (email acceptable), and granted before a junior may compete in an older age division. The decision to move a player up is at the sole discretion of the SCPGA Junior Tour Staff, and will be determined based on skill level and maturity level.
Q: How can I look at just the events for JDL or Toyota Tour Cup Members?