Restrictions are subject to change for the 2022 season.
The Metropolitan PGA will adhere to all state/county/local health official’s guidelines and regulations when conducting tournaments in an attempt to minimize risk of exposure to its participants. This plan was developed by using recommendations from global health partners and working in conjunction with the Back2Golf plan, an industry-wide collaboration of the PGA TOUR, PGA of America, USGA, LPGA, IAGA and allied golf associations. Thank you for reviewing, and adopting, these practices to protect all stakeholders at events.
PLAYERS VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISKS, HAZARDS AND DANGERS arising from or relating in any way from Met PGA Junior Tour Events, whether occurring before, during, or after Met PGA Junior Tour Events, including, without limitation, the risk of contracting a communicable disease or illness. Players waive all claims and potential claims relating to or arising from such risks, hazards and dangers.
Players/Parents who violate tournament guidelines may be be subject to disqualification and future tournament suspensions. Tournament Guidelines will be reviewed and adjusted in accordance with changing government guidance.
The Met PGA will adhere to all host club policies regarding COVID-19 and will notify players of anything they should be aware of before an event.
If you do not feel well, please stay home.
Avoid touching your mouth, nose, lips and eyes.
Wash your hands frequently. If you are unable to wash your hands, use hand sanitizer.
TEE MARKERS: Players will be advised of the color tee markers they will be playing from on the first tee.
FORMAT: 9 Hole, 18 Hole, or 36 hole Stroke Play depending on the respective event
TIME OF STARTING: All players must be at the first tee exactly 10 minutes before their given starters time. If the player arrives at his starting point ready to play within 5 minutes of their starting time, in the absence of circumstances which warrant waiving the penalty of disqualification, the penalty for failure to start on time is two strokes, instead of disqualification.
EMBEDDED BALL: Through the green a ball which is embedded in its own pitch mark, in the ground other than sand, may be lifted without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to the spot where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green.
GROUND UNDER REPAIR: Defined by connected white lines. Also, all french drains, which are exposed trenches filled with stones.
YELLOW PENALTY AREAS : Defined by Yellow Stakes/Lines
RED PENALTY AREAS: Defined by Red Stakes/Lines
OBSTRUCTIONS: In addition to artificially surfaced roads and paths, white lined areas tying into such roads and paths are considered part of the obstruction and not ground under repair. Wood chips and mulch are loose impediments.
DOUBT AS TO PROCEDURE: Rule 20.1c(3): In stroke play, if a player is uncertain about the right procedure while playing a hole he / she may complete the whole with two balls without penalty. The player must decide to play two balls without penalty. The player must decide to play two balls after the uncertain situation arises and before making a stroke. The player should choose which ball will count if the Rules allow the procedure used for that ball, by announcing that choice to his or her marker or to another playr beefore making a stroke. The player must report the facts of the situation to the Committee before returning the scorecard, even if the player scores the same with both balls. The player is disqualified if he or she fails to do so.
DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES: May be used but only to ,measure distance and nothing else (Wind, Slope, Etc.)
PUSH CARTS: Push carts are permitted at all Met PGA Junior Tour events with the exception of facilities that do not permit their use.