Junior Sectional Program Guidelines & Rules

The top five finishers in each boys' division and the top three finishers in each girls' division will receive medals.

Points System
One participation point is awarded to each player. Additional points are awarded to the top five participants in both boys' and girls' age divisions. In the event of a tie, the points for the number of tied positions will be added and split among those tied.  A scorecard playoff will be used to determine trophy winners.

1st Place 6 Points
2nd Place 4 Points
3rd Place 3 Points
4th Place 2 Points
5th Place 1 Point

Rules of Play

Play is governed by the USGA Rules of Golf and its Decisions. Supplemental or Local Rules will be supplied as needed at each site. All Junior Sectional Program one-day events will be conducted as two nine-hole stipulated rounds.  If all competitors in the same age group complete the same nine holes, the event will be official and the nine-hole score will be used for both points and trophies.

Spectator Guidelines
Spectators are welcome and encouraged to attend tournaments. Rules for spectators are as follows:

  • Spectators must stay in the rough or on the cart path and 25 yards away from the players.
  • Spectators are allowed to carry water, umbrellas, jackets, towels, and food for the players.
  • Spectators are not allowed to give advice to the players. Players may be penalized for a violation.
  • Players shall not carry on conversation with spectators. This action could be construed as ADVICE. Players may be penalized for a violation.
  • Spectator carts may be rented from the golf shop, based on availability at each golf course. All golf carts must stay on the cart path at all times and must stay behind the junior furthest from the hole. The cart cannot be moved while other juniors are playing their shot. Failure to abide by these rules will result in a warning, second failure will result in the removal of the golf cart.
  • The player is responsible for the actions of his/her spectators.


All divisions that play nine holes will be allowed to have a caddie for both the one-day events and the Junior Sectional Challenge Match. Caddies may walk or rent a golf cart to transport the bag. There is no restriction on who the caddie can be for the player.

Dress Code
Proper attire is required at all times at the golf club or facility. Shorts can be worn, but must be a minimum of mid-thigh length. The dress code prohibits tank tops, T-shirts, denim shorts and jeans.

Player Conduct
Any conduct which may be detrimental to the GSGA Junior Sectional Program will not be tolerated including swearing, intimidation, club throwing, or damage to the golf course or another persons belongings. The Tournament Director has full authority to apply a warning or disqualification as needed.