2017 Tour Dates
Big things are happening with Junior Golf in Ontario.
In years past, our Junior golfers had to go play in other tournaments to get noticed and to open opportunities for them in golf (such as golf scholarships, being on Ontario Jr. Golf Team, etc.) Playing in our tour (or any of the 10 Regional Jr. Golf Tours) didn’t help the better players get recognized. That’s why many of them stopped playing in the St. Lawrence Tour... they were too busy going to events in Ottawa, Toronto, etc., where they would get noticed.
Now Golf Ontario (formerly Golf Association of Ontario) has done something to even the playing field for all Junior Golfers. They have developed a merit award ranking system. Here’s how it works. You must have a registered handicap with Golf Canada/Golf Ontario. If you join the St. Lawrence Tour again, we will send your name to Golf Ontario and they will put you on the list of Junior Golfers for merit points. Every time you play in one of our events (provided it meets the criteria set by Golf Ontario) we will send your score to them. Points are awarded for how you performed in each event. You can earn as much as 200 points by winning one of our events in your age division. Most importantly, if you are gaining merit points by doing well at several Junior Golf Tournaments, your name will become known by all those interested in supporting Junior Golfers. They’ll be looking at the Merit list and seeing which Juniors have the most points. To learn more about this new Merit Award system check the following 2 links:
NOTE: To qualify for this program GO has requested all players must submit a copy of their HEALTH CARD as proof of residency. As a result when you enter your first event for 2017 we need the following:
a) your annual entry fee of $25.00 and
b) Health Card to verify your residency (not required if already submitted )
|St Lawrence Junior Golf Tour 2017 Events|
|June 18th||Sunday||Roundel Glen G.C.||$35.00||12.30 pm|
|June 30th||Friday||Amherstview G.C.||$40.00||8.30 am|
|July 4th||Turesday||Smugglers Glen||$50.00||11.20 am|
|July 10th||Monday||The Landings G.C.||$35.00||8.30 am|
|July 16th||Sunday||Black Bear Ridge||$60.00||SG||2.00 pm|
|July 20th||Thursday||Bay of Quinte G. & C.C..||$50.00||9.30 am|
|July 24th||Monday||Napanee Golf Club||$40.00||8.30 AM|
|Aug 1st||Tuesday||Evergreen Golf||$35.00||9.00 am|
|Aug 8th||Tuesday||Trillium Wood||$45.00||10.00 am|
|Aug 14th||Monday||Cataraqui Golf & C. C.||$45.00||SG||1.00 pm||Note 1|
|Aug 20th||Sunday||Loyalist Gof Club||$90.00||11.00 am||Note 2|
SG - Shot Gun
If you are registering for Smugglers Glen Click on http://sggc-stlawrencejuniortoursmugglersglen.golfgenius.com/register
Age Divisions for 2017 Tournaments
As at August 1st, 2017
In keeping with Golf Canada, and the Golf Association of Ontario, the cut-ff date for the age classifications will be August 1st. for the current year.
Girls must be 18 years old or younger, Atom Boys (U11) must be 10 years old or younger, Peewee Boys (U13) must be 12 years or younger, Bantam Boys (U15) must be 14 years old or younger, Juvenile Boys (U17) must be 15-16 years old and Junior Boys (U19) must be 17-18 years old on August 1st. The St. Lawrence Junior Golf Tour are considering a new Peewee Division (U13) 2015 to be consitant with GAO Divisions, and also to encourage the younger players to participate with players of similar abilities.
If a player requests to compete in a Division that is above their own age classification, he/she will still accumulate merit points in their Division, but they must play from the tees of the higher age Division, not the tees of their age Division.
If a player is required by the tour to play in a higher age Division due to the draw situation, he/she will accumulate merit points in their age Division, and play from the tees of their age Division.
The numbr of Merit Points awarded in each event will depend on the number of participants
You can register through your home club (if they have a sign up list) or contact the host club directly.
Registration cut-off dates are 4 days prior to date of the event. Late registrations will be considered, but not necessarily accepted. It is important you register by the deadline.
The information required when registering is: