Tely Junior Golf Tour
What you should know before your first event
Counting. Players should keep track of their score on a hole
as they play the hole. That is, when the hole is finished and players are
leaving the putting green they should not be turning around and counting 1, 2,
3, etc. They should know their score at any point during the play of the
hole. And, the player's current score includes any penalty strokes. "Whiffs"
count as strokes! Players should try to keep track of the scores of other
players in their group also.
2. Informing marker.
Each player is the marker for another player. Scores should be announced as
soon as each hole is completed. The marker should not wait for a couple of holes and record two at a time.
The marker should not have to ask. But if the
score is not volunteered the marker should ask the player. The marker should
not write down what he/she thinks is the correct score.
3. Scorecard. Keep the player's score on the bottom and your own score on
the top (tear-away). The player and/or marker must not sign for a score that
one of them knows is incorrect. Discuss the situation as soon as possible
but no later than in the scoring tent. Signing for a score lower than taken
can lead to disqualification.
4. Golf is played on the "honour
system". Players are required and assumed to be honest. However, each
player is also responsible for other players. This is called "protecting the
field". If something seems wrong it should be discussed and resolved.
5. Etiquette. On the putting green you should not stand directly
behind other players while they are putting. Nor should you stand in their
line beyond the hole. Stand off to one side. Same goes for shots from off
the green including the teeing area. While another player is making a
stroke, a player should not be moving, talking or making noise.
Practice Ready Golf. Among other things, this means you should be
ready to play when it is your turn. For example, if another player is making
a stroke and you will be next to
play, try to get as close to your ball as you can safely get without being a
distraction or endangering yourself.
Dropping. When dropping a ball in relief situations (free or
penalty) the ball is dropped from knee height. This change was new in 2019.
Care for the Course. Replace divots, fix ball marks on the putting
green and rake the bunkers.
9. When in doubt
ask a referee for help.