The Callaway Junior Tour Tournament Policies
Welcome to 2017: All Callaway Junior Tour Members are encouraged to attend one of the WVGA Rules of Golf Seminars Rules Seminar location, dates, and times is located on the Schedule/Results page.
The goal of the West Virginia Golf Association and the Professional Golfers Association is to insure that all WVGA tournaments and events are pleasurable and rewarding for all participants, spectators, club staff and volunteers who assist in organizing the events. In keeping with the tradition and spirit of the game of golf, the West Virginia Golf Association and the West Virginia Professional Golfers Association requires all Junior Golfers at its events to adhere to the West Virginia Golf Association Junior Code of Conduct. The Junior Code of Conduct is a policy that players are expected to follow while participating in our Tournaments and events. The WVGA and the WVPGA has prided itself on treating tournament participants as young adults. Our interest is not only to help junior golfers improve their game, but also to help them grow and mature. The Junior Code of Conduct is not intended to scare players, but to have junior golfers understand the consequences of their actions.
THE CODE OF CONDUCT
- Strictly adhere to the USGA Rules of Golf;
- Conduct & Dress Code Policy apply during practice rounds, competitive rounds, as well as at host hotels;
- Be respectful and courteous to all volunteers, spectators, officials, host course, hotel staff, and fellow golfers;
- Refrain from any use of cell phones during the competitive round;
- Refrain from using abusive language and throwing of any golf equipment; (ZERO TOLERANCE)
- Refrain from displaying bad behavior, extreme rudeness, ridicule or intimidation toward fellow golfers; (ZERO TOLERANCE)
- Refrain from any conduct unbecoming of a West Virginia Junior Golf Member; (ZERO TOLERANCE)
- Hats/visors are to be worn with brim forward;
- Collared shirts must be worn and tucked in at all times. No T-Shirts or tank tops;
- No denim shorts, short shorts, cut-off shorts, gym shorts, or jeans;
- Players are responsible for their parents actions;
- Spectators must remain on cart paths at all times. If there is no cart path, please stay in the rough;
- Adhere to host facilities dress code and policies; (practice rounds included)
- No advice shall be given to the players at anytime;
- Spectators may not carry contestants clubs at anytime;
- You may act as a forecaddie, but please remain a reasonable distance from contestants;
- Refrain from any cell phone conversations while on the golf course;
- Personal coolers are prohibited at all tournament sites;
- Spectators must remain outside the scoring area at all times;
- 1st offense – Verbal warning. All warnings will be kept on file and will carry over to remaining events;
- 2nd offense – Spectator will be asked to leave the course immediately.
- 1st offense – Forfeit of entry fee for that tournament
- 2nd offense – Forfeit of all remaining entry fee and tournaments including the Tour Championship;
TOURNAMENT WITHDRAW / REFUND POLICY
In the event of a tournament withdraw; the player must notify the West Virginia Golf Association Office at 304-391-5000 no later than one week prior to the tournament. If withdraw is made prior to tournament deadline, the player may receive a refund regardless of reason. For a withdraw made after the entry deadline, the player may receive a refund only if player has experienced a sudden illness or injury, and only if the West Virginia Golf Association is notified prior to the first round of the tournament.
To Receive a Refund: ALL refund requests must be submitted in writing to the WVGA. Refund requests may be sent by the US Postal Service to WVGA 2115 Charleston Town Center, Charleston, WV 25389, or by email at email@example.com. For all Callaway Junior Tour refunds, a service charge of $8 will be assessed. All refunds will be issued in check form. Refund checks are mailed once a week from the WVGA office.
Transfer of Entry: For West Virginia Golf Association One-Day events, players may transfer their entry fee to another one-day event site. To successfully transfer the entry, players must submit written request to Chris Slack, Director of Junior Golf, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For West Virginia Golf Association Championships, players may transfer entries prior to entry deadline only. Players must submit the transfer in an email. Players are reminded in a championship transfer, that they must ensure that a complete entry is submitted to the WVGA prior to the championships entry deadline.