Summer Week 9 ChampionshIP
To provide a fun and educational opportunity for our members to participate in tournament-style competition and apply the golf and life skill lessons they are developing in their weekly classes.
In each group, we will attempt have at least one “walking scorer,” who will keep tally on each player’s score. This is typical in competitive tournaments, and helps ensure accurate scoring. Players will still keep their own score and compare cards when the round is over, but they will also compare with their walking scorer. If you’d like to volunteer for this role in your child’s group, please indicate that on your registration form.
All groups start at the same time, on different holes. All groups then finish at or around the same time, and the awards presentation is held directly after. Therefore, it is important that you arrive for check-in 30 minutes prior to your division start time.
The entry fee is just a suggested $10 for the Week 9 Championship, which helps us cover the costs of greens fees, trophies, awards, etc. We want everyone to have a chance to play, so you are able to register and enter the fee of your choice upon signup.
Thanks, and we’ll see you at the course!
Parent & Guardian Roles
Families and friends are welcome to join us for the Week 9 Championship! Please review below and determine if you will be a spectator, a caddie, or a walking scorer.
Spectators: Having galleries for the tournament can make it a fun and exciting atmosphere for players, and enhance the experience for everyone. We ask that you keep a distance of 25 yards at all times (per WJGA rules).
Caddies: in the PLAYer group only, ONE parent or guardian per player is permitted to provide assistance with equipment management and scoring if deemed the player’s caddie, but those not designated as the caddie are designated as a spectator. Caddies are not allowed in the Par, Birdie, or Eagle/Ace divisions, but you are welcome to act as a walking scorer, of which there can be at least one in each group.
Walking Scorers: We will try to have one official “walking scorer” per group. This adult will keep a separate scorecard for the group. Players report their score to you on each hole. At the end of the round, your scorecard is then used to verify each of the players’ cards.
For all adults who plan to be on the golf course, as spectator, caddie, or walking scorer, please plan to participate in the orientation 5-10 minutes before the shotgun time and sendoff, when we’ll cover general expectations, rules of play, and special instructions.
As a sidenote, and in the interest of developing confidence and skills for life, we encourage parents to take an intentional role with their son or daughter. To start, we recommend that all parents and guardians watch this video: “Golf Parent for the Future” – (10 min. Pia Nilsson & Lynn Marriot). Vision 54 is an industry leader in the theories golf skill development for all ages, with the goal being the pursuit of the perfect round: in score, enjoyment, and application for the future. Pia and Lynn were also instrumental in the development of The First Tee curriculum taught in each of our classes.
Never played in a tournament? Don’t worry – this is a great place to start.
Lots of tournament experience? Great! We’ll pair you with other experienced players and you’ll have a chance to compete for the overall score award.
Various categories are awarded in each division, including special contests, overall girls, boys and scores relative to one’s “personal par”. All players are recognized for their achievement.
For players and galleries in tournament play, we maintain a code of conduct consistent with the Washington Junior Golf Association (WJGA). For more information, visit their website HERE. USGA rules apply unless otherwise stated.
Come join the fun, put your skills to work, and gain some great tournament experience!