Girls Golf Regulations
2014 SPRING GOLF REGULATIONS
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Begin practice - April 7
First allowable meet - April 11
Deadline for Regional Meets - May 28
Girls’ and Boys’ B
Begin practice - March 24
First Allowable meet - March 28
Deadline for Regional Meets - May 17
2. Teams may have a maximum of six players with the four lowest scores counting toward team score. The fifth player's score will be used to break ties. If still tied, the 6th player's score will be used to break ties. It is up to the school's program whether they wish to use the 6th player during regular season competition. Individual ties need not be broken except in the event of a tie for medalist or 6th place.
b. If a player is removed from the team for other disciplinary reasons, said player may not be replaced. Any changes in the roster must be cleared with the tournament manager beforehand.
4. Players shall play without undue delay. Management should be alerted to groups delaying normal progress of the meets. The tournament manager (regular season, region & state) will have the authority to warn players of irregularities on the course and may appoint an official from the coaching group to serve as a marshal where said manager sees a need. Adhering to all rules shall be emphasized.
a. Violations and Penalties:
ii. First offense - two stroke penalty
iv. ** Under certain circumstances, the tournament management may disqualify a contestant for the first offense.
a. After each hole, each golfer shall announce her/his score for all to note.
c. After approving the scorecards of your playing partners, sign and immediately hand them into the scoring committee. (Please refer to the USGA RULES OF GOLF, Rule 6, “Players’ Responsibilities”)
a. These items include, but not limited to cell phones, range finders and I-Pod type devices.
c. They may be used at the “turn”, but only off the course.
9. Collared shirts are required and players are encouraged to wear school-identifying apparel. Failure to comply is disqualification for the remainder of the day.
11. Golf coaches shall be at the tournament site and marshal as directed by the tournament manager. Marshals shall be present to assist competitors in obtaining rules interpretations from the residing pro and be available for checking scores.
13. NEW - (Class A only) – Players may use distance measuring devices for all regular season and tournament play with the following stipulations:
b. Any player using a device but does not allow other members of the pairing to utilize it when asked will be disqualified for a serious breach of etiquette (USGA Rule 33-7) by the tournament committee.
d. Range finders that calculate slope in addition to yardage are not permitted. Use of range finders that calculate slope will result in disqualification of any player that utilized the device.
a. Each team (Class A and B) shall designate TWO COACHES who will be able to offer advice at any point during a round. “Coach” is defined as a member of the institution’s coaching staff.
c. The designated coach will not be allowed within 10 yards of the green, teeing ground or bunker during play.
e. The advice is given in a private manner that does not disrupt play.
g. Players receiving advice during a hole will still be bound by the 40-second time limit to play a shot.
i. Coaches using carts – 90 degree rule, no carts on fairways, carts 30 yards from all players
i. By a coach—two-stroke penalty with a maximum of four-stroke penalty to a team, followed by a team disqualification.
iii. The tournament committee/manager is responsible for assessing the penalties.
a. Stay at least 30 yards from the golfers except when assisting the players when looking for golf balls.
c. Be aware of the group teeing off behind you at all times. Stay in the rough to help speed up play.
16. GOLF SPORTSMANSHIP REMINDER: The Golf Coaches’ Advisory Committee has requested that coaches teach the following at practice: THANK YOU
b. Make certain of the number of strokes for penalty.
d. WAIT to play until the group ahead is a safe distance away.
f. Each person shall call out his/her score as soon as one has holed out to verify score.
h. Avoid stepping in the line of another golfer's putt.
j. Do what is right. Display good sportsmanship/citizenship at all times.
17. Media Policy for NDHSAA Golf Tournaments
i. Before competition begins
iii. Following the round
1. A maximum of six golfers (counting the four best scores) per team may compete and the tournament manager will determine the entry procedure.
3. BOYS’ A: The top six teams, the top ten individuals and ties, golfers scoring 7 or less over par and golfers scoring 7 or less over the medalist at the region and the ten all-conference golfers from each of the two regions advance to the state tournament
i. To be a qualifier, tournament MUST be approved by and recorded in the NDHSAA Office prior to the tournament.
iii. If the tournament is postponed, it may be rescheduled, but if it is played, regardless of weather conditions it will count as the qualifier
v. Tee markers must be at “regular position” for that course and cannot be moved forward to enhance scoring
4. GIRLS’ B: The top three teams in each region, teams with a score of 60 or less over par in each region, the top 10 individuals (and ties) in each region and golfers scoring 10 or fewer strokes above the medalist’s score or 15 strokes or less over par at the regional meet. (These names must be sent immediately to the state manager)
a. To be qualifiers, tournaments MUST be approved by and recorded in the NDHSAA Office prior to the tournament.
b. Qualifying marks will be 7 over par for boys and 15 over par for girls
d. Qualifying tournaments do not have to be held at the region tournament site
7. ALL: Sudden victory play-offs will break ties for medalist honors, but ties for other individual awards shall not be broken.
NOTE: Each regional manager will set the tournament starting time.
REGION 1: Boys at Lisbon, Pat Adair, Mgr.; Girls at Grand Rapids, Lucas Issacson, Mgr.
REGION 2: Boys at Carrington, Greg Johnson, Mgr.; Girls at Carrington, Greg Johnson, Mgr.
REGION 3: Boys at Park River, Aaron Schram, Mgr.; Girls at Larimore, Patti Aanenson, Mgr.
REGION 4: Boys at Harvey, Jon Bertsch, Mgr.; Girls at Velva, Larry Sandy, Mgr.
REGION 5: Boys at Brandt Gaugler, Mgr; Girls at Bowman, Tyler Senn, Mgr.
REGION 6: Boys at Kenmare, Dobie Thom, Mgr.; Girls at Mohall, Robby Voigt, Mgr.
EAST REGION: Wahpeton, Mike McCall, Mgr.
WEST REGION: Jamestown, Jim Roaldson, Mgr.
Girls @ (Edgewood), Dan Martinson, Mgr.
State A, June 3 & 4
B Boys’ coaches contact the Rose Creek, 701-235-5100. B Girls’ coaches contact the Edgewood Golf Course, 701-232-2824. A Boys’ coaches contact the Jamestown Country Club at 701-252-8448. Green fees will be charged for practice rounds.
2.The rule, “no practice on the course the day of the tournament” has been modified. If no putting green or driving range is available, putting on the 9th green and driving balls on the 9th fairway until a certain hour of the morning may be permitted. Those who have not had a practice round will be permitted to walk the course prior to tee-off time on the morning of the tournament.
4. Line-ups for state competition can be adjusted until the state tournament begins.
6. Following the first day, the four lowest scores from each team are computed for team score for that day.
8. After the second day, the four best scores from that day are totaled and added to the first day total. These do not have to be the same four golfers as those of the first day.
10. Sudden victory play-offs will break ties for medalist honors, but ties for other individual awards shall not be broken.
1. First, second and third place team trophies will be awarded. Individual first place will be designated as "medalist" and the next nine lowest scores as "all state" and ties for tenth. Only ties for medalists shall be broken.