The Mountain Youth Golf Association is designed to teach the values of sportsmanship, honesty, self-discipline, integrity, and the competitive spirit through the game of golf. This will be accomplished by conducting a series of tournaments at some of our North Georgia’s best courses and by teaching our junior golfers the highest level of course professionalism.
Our membership fee is $25 for the year, and an additional $20 per each event. The membership fee and player registration must be received prior to the first event in which the junior wishes to play in order to earn Player of the Year points and a Membership Kit.
Our goal is to invest in the future of golf through our junior golfers.
Tournament Entry Fees, Procedure, & Scoring
Tournament entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis for each event after the tournament entry date is open. Members will have registration priority over non-members. All entries must be registered online with the MYGA, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by the Wednesday before the tournament by end of day. Tournament format varies from 9-hole to 18-hole events. Registration is limited for each tournament is limited.
Tournament results will be posted within 48 hours following play of each round on the MYGA website and Facebook page. To access results please CLICK HERE.
Rules of Play
USGA Rules of Golf and the MYGA Rules of Play shall govern all play, in addition to local rules on the Rules Sheet, which is distributed at every event if available. Be sure to read the rules in their entirety prior to your first event.
Distance measuring devices are allowed in all MYGA events, assuming the device measures distance ONLY. If during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (slope, gradient, wind-speed, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 4.3, for which the penalty is the General Penalty for the first breach and for the second breach, the penalty is Disqualification.
Dress Code & Conduct
Teaching sportsmanship, etiquette and the Rules of Golf are of major importance to the Mountain Youth Golf Association. To promote these areas and to maintain the integrity of the Junior Tour the following guidelines for dress and conduct will apply. Tournament officials will enforce these guidelines at all Junior Tour functions.
Dress Code for Player and Spectators
1. Male shirts shall have collars and sleeves.
2. Mock Turtle Necks are acceptable, provided they adhere to the host facility dress code.
3. T-shirts and tank tops are not acceptable
4. Males must have their shirts tucked in at all times
5. Females may wear collared shirts, sleeveless shirts with a collar, or tailored T-shirts.
6. All shorts must be golf type shorts and Bermuda length. Tennis shorts, gym shorts and blue jeans are not acceptable
7. Clothing containing offensive slogans, languages or pictures, and references to drugs, tobacco or alcohol are not acceptable
8. Hats shall be worn with the bill to the front.
9. During tournaments all participants must wear golf shoes with soft spikes or tennis shoes.
10. Any Player or Spectator not adhering to these guidelines will be asked to leave or correct the violation prior to participating.
Any conduct that is detrimental to the MYGAr will not be tolerated, including, but not limited to the following:
- Throwing and or breaking clubs.
- Using abusive or profane language.
- Consumption of alcoholic beverages.
- Usage of tobacco products.
- Drug use.
- Damaging the golf course intentionally.
- Abuse of club facilities.
- Disrespect for the host facility staff, Association staff, sponsors, spectators or other players.
Any breach of the above guidelines will result in disqualification from the event where the incident occurred. You will also be disqualified from the next event in which you are entered without refund. Continued violations will result in dismissal from the MYGA.
Care for the Golf Course
All players are expected to maintain the golf course by repairing ball marks, raking bunkers, replacing divots, etc. Any abuse to the course or other club facilities will result in immediate disqualification. All players and parents are encouraged to thank the host club, staff, and volunteers for their support of junior golf.
Spectators are welcome and encouraged to attend tournaments. However, it is a privilege for spectators to attend and they are therefore required to conduct themselves appropriately at all times. The Mountain Youth Golf Association reserves the right to suspend and/or ban any spectator from one or more events. Failure to comply with the Rules and Regulations may result in immediate removal from the host facility and/or suspension of playing privileges for the member. Rules for spectators are as follows:
- Spectator carts will be allowed at the discretion of the host facility. Information as to whether spectator carts will be allowed will be on each tournaments website. Spectator carts must remain on the cart path at all times. Please be aware of groups in front and behind the group you are following. Cost of a spectator cart is set by the host facility. Spectator carts are not allowed to give rides to competitors at any time unless designated by the MYGA Rules Committee. Should inclement weather force a delay in play, we ask that you please shuttle players back to the clubhouse or the nearest shelter. An immediate suspension of play is signaled by one long blast of an air horn or siren. Handicapped carts will be allowed for those who have a handicapped-parking pass at tournaments where spectator carts are not allowed.
- Cell Phones must be in the vibrate mode on the golf course. Spectators will be asked to return to the clubhouse if such devices are a distraction to players.
- Walking Spectators are asked to stay on the cart paths and 30 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 players. Players may be penalized for a violation under Rule 10.2 in the USGA Rules of Golf.
“‘Advice is verbal comment or action (such as showing what club was just used to make a stroke) that is intended to influence a player in: choosing a club, making a stroke, or deciding how to play during a hole or round. But advice does not include public information, such as: the location of things on the course such as the hole, the putting green, the fairway, penalty areas, bunkers, or another player’s ball, the distance from one point to another, or the Rules.”
• Verbal Communication
• Hand signals to the participant, including gestures to influence player decisions.
• Providing participant with written material.
• Positional to assist with aim or alignment.
• Aiding in rulings or giving rulings.
Any player seen speaking to a spectator during the play of a hole, or for any reason other than for health concerns, is subject to the General Penalty based on Rule 10.2
- The player is responsible for the actions of their spectators.
- Spectators may not carry a player’s golf bag and/or clubs.
- Spectators are not permitted to walk on the fairways, tees or greens.
- Spectators are encouraged to walk ahead of the group they are watching so as to act as a forecaddie and help spot balls. Spectators are allowed and are encouraged to assist in a search for lost golf balls. Spectators should not lag behind the participants as this can delay the group behind.
- Spectators are asked to stay away from the players when turning in their scorecards in the scoring tent. Each player is responsible for his or her own score to be correct.