General Policies

Membership Application 

All junior golfers are welcome to become a member of the JGFP and join its tournaments regardless of their playing ability.

Application Process

1. An online membership application form is available at https://jgfp.ph/be-a-member/
2. All applications are subject to the JGFP’s membership committee’s approval
3. Membership fees may be paid through direct bank deposit or through online banking via Instapay.

Tournament Entry

Reminders for non-members:
Juniors who are not current members of the JGFP may enter events with the following restrictions;
1. The event must be considered an “Open” event by the JGFP and available to non-members.
2. Higher event entry fee.
3. May be waitlisted for events with limited slots where priority is given to JGFP members.

Tournament Entry Process

1. All entrants must apply through the JGFP online registration system at https://jgfp.ph prior to the tournament entry deadline.
2. Payments may be made through direct bank deposits or through online banking via Instapay.
3. Entries are only considered accepted after payment has been confirmed by the JGFP.

Withdrawals

1. The JGFP has a NO REFUND policy.

2. Once a player has registered, they are deemed to be accepted into the event. Participants are expected to pay the tournament fee, show up at the event and be prepared to play.

WITHDRAWALS

The JGFP understands that there may be circumstances when withdrawing from an event cannot be avoided. Such circumstances may include illness, injury or personal emergency.

Withdrawals fall under two categories:

a.) Prior to 72 hours of the first day of the event – credit minus an administrative fee of Php 500 will be applied towards the next tournament. Credit may only be applied to future tournaments and not towards membership.
b.) Within 72 hours – entire tournament fee will be forfeited regardless of reason for withdrawal.
If you are withdrawing on the day of an event, as a courtesy, please call the JGFP secretariat. This will allow any waitlisted player to be added into the field.

NO-SHOW POLICY

Failure to withdraw by notifying the JGFP prior to 24 hours of the first day of the event, player will forfeit entry fee and will result in suspension from all remaining tournaments for the year. Players may appeal the suspension in writing a letter addressed to the JGFP Tournament Committee.

Code of Conduct

The JGFP requires all members and competitors to adhere to a set of guidelines known as the Code of Conduct. Our objective is help them mature as individuals through golf.

Violations of Code of Conduct

  • Unsportsmanlike conduct, including abusive language, cheating, club throwing, disrespect to volunteers, officials or fellow competitors, or abuse of golf course property
  • Abusive language, club throwing, and emotional outbursts
  • Disrespect for JGFP officials, tournament personnel, golf course representatives, fellow-competitors, or spectators.
  • Use or association with drugs, alcohol, or any tobacco products
  • Failure to treat host golf course with respect or any intentional abuse of the golf course
  • Intentional breach of the Rules of Golf
  • Withholding any relevant information about a rules infraction
  • Leaving the course during a competitive round without notifying a JGFP official
  • Not adhering to the dress code.

PLAYER DRESS CODE
Proper, respectable golf attire is expected of all participants of JGFP events.

  • Tank tops, T-shirts, denim shorts/pants are not permitted
  • Athletic/Cargo shorts/pants are not permitted
  • Shirts with a collar are required, except for mock neck shirts
  • Hats/visors must be worn with brims facing forward
  • Closed toe golf shoes must be worn while playing. Metal spikes are prohibited.
  • Ladies sleeveless golf shirts are allowed
  • Shirts that display offensive language or material will not be allowed.

PENALTIES
The JGFP or it’s Tournament Director may apply any of the following penalties for Code of Conduct and Dress Code violations based on the severity of the infraction.

  • Verbal or written warning to the player and his/her parents/legal guardian
  • One-stroke penalty for each act of unsportsmanlike behavior on the golf course
  • Immediate disqualification of the player from an ongoing tournament
  • Suspension of the player from joining future tournament(s)
  • Notify other golf associations of the code of conduct violation
  • Suspension or revocation of a player’s JGFP membership
  • Violation of the JGFP Code of Conduct may affect a player’s eligibility for Invitationals and post-season honors

APPEAL PROCESS
In the event of a disqualification or suspension, player, his/her parents or guardians will be informed in writing. Appeals may be made in writing and submitted to the JGFP TRA (Tournaments, Rules and Awards) Committee.

Spectator Policy

INTERFERENCE AND INFLUENCE:
Spectators, including parents, are to have no influence on play. Any direction, instruction, interference, scolding, or advice given to any player is a violation of the Spectator Policy and the JGFP Code of Conduct. Any of these incidents or similar incidents may result in disqualification of the player. Spectators or parents violating this rule will be asked to leave the course and the property. Incidents will be reviewed by the JGFP Tournament Director to determine any further action.Serious violations may result in suspension of membership.
Advice (Rule 8) is any counsel or suggestion which could influence a player in determining his play, the choice of a club or the method of making a stroke. In addition, any conversation between player/spectator may be construed as advice. This includes any conversation between player/spectator in their native language. In either instance, penalty for breach of this rule is two strokes. Players are responsible for the actions of their relatives and spectators in regards to this rule.
Keeping the above statement in mind, please keep your conversation with the player to words of encouragement as long as advice is not given.
Spectators are prohibited from the following areas:

  • Tees, Fairways, Greens;
  • Scoring and Starting areas; and,
  • Rules Situations

Spectators should not give rulings. Please seek a JGFP rules official if the need arises.

LOST GOLF BALLS

Spectators may walk ahead of the flight they are following in order for them to be able to assist in observing and locating errant balls. It is permissible to point to the area where the ball travelled but spectators are not authorized to assist the player in searching for the ball unless asked by a tournament official.

EQUIPMENT
Spectators are permitted to carry items for players (e.g. a rainsuit, umbrella, food, and drink). However, once a spectator has given the item to the player they are not to retrieve the item at any time during the round.
DRESS CODE
Each host course has its own particular dress-code policy. Spectators who do not meet the standard established by the host club, may be refused admittance to both the golf course and/or clubhouse.

MOBILE PHONES
All mobile devices must be set to the “vibrate” only or “silent” mode or turned off. It is the responsibility of the spectator to follow the policy of our host facility.

GOLF CARTS
Spectators who wish to rent golf carts to ride at a JGFP event may do so from the host golf club. However, some host courses do not allow spectators or spectators without golf carts. Please make sure to check each venues own policy concerning this. Spectators must obey the golf course cart policy and must remain on the cart path at all times. Should the usage of your golf cart interfere with the tournament, you will be asked to return to the clubhouse.
All players and spectators are not permitted to ride on the back of a golf cart at any time during JGFP competitions.

PENALTIES
Based on a breach of the Spectator Policy, any or all of the following penalties could be given:

  • Verbal warning to the spectator and/or the player.
  • Two-stroke penalty to the player being followed.
  • Disqualification from the tournament of the player being followed.
  • Spectator banned from the golf course and or property for the round.
  • Spectator banned from the tournament.
  • Spectator banned from future JGFP events.

OTHER GUIDELINES
Alcohol Consumption, smoking and vaping is strictly prohibited while on the golf course.
Spectators attend JGFP events at their own risk.

Pace of Play
It is the responsibility of every player in each flight to make sure that their group is following the proper Pace of Play

  • Every group is “on the clock” as soon as the first player tees off on their starting hole.
  • Play “ready golf” whenever possible.
    The first person to complete each hole should immediately go to the next tee and is expected to be the first person to tee off.
  • Players may play their own ball while another player is searching for their ball or waiting on a ruling.
  • Play “2 balls” when necessary to avoid delays waiting on tournament officials.

Time Goals:

  • Each player is given 30 seconds to play their shot with the first player in the group given an extra 10 seconds.
  • Each group is expected to take an average of 12 minutes to finish a par 3, 14 minutes to finish a par 4 and 16 minutes to finish a par 5.
  • All groups must finish their round in 4 hours and 30 minutes (4:30:00) or less.

Out of Position

A group is out of position if it fails to:
1) complete a par 3 before the hole ahead is completed
2) clear the teeing ground of a par 4 before the group ahead completes the hole
3) arrive at the teeing ground of a par 5 before the group ahead has reached the putting green.

A group is out-of position anytime they fail to maintain this spacing.

Note: The lead group, and subsequent groups, are in-position when their elapsed time is under the applicable time goal.