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Optimist Junior Golf Tour | 2016 Waterchase Golf Club

Tournament Details
March 25-26, 2017
Waterchase Golf Club
Fort Worth, TX

2016 Waterchase Junior Tour Event

Tee Times and Results
Optimist Junior Golf, in cooperation with Shotstat, will feature live scoring. See tee times, results and the hole-by-hole scores of players as they compete.
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REGISTRATION Opens in January 2017

For a list of registered golfers, click here.



Exemptions
Top finishers will be exempt from having to qualify for the summer 2016 Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida as follows:

Boys 16-18 (Top ??)
Boys 14-15 (Top ??)
Boys 11-13 (Top ??)
Girls 14-18 (Top ??)
Girls 11-13 (Top ??)


Age Divisions and Eligibility

Age divisions offered: Boys 16-18, 14-15, 11-13 and Girls 14-18 and 11-13.  The age division corresponds to the junior golfer's age they will be on the last day of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships (age 11-13 (July 24) age 14-15 (July 29) age 16-18 (August 4)). To be eligible, golfers may not be enrolled in college. All golfers may apply to "play up" and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

** All players must meet the scoring criteria for this event in order to qualify for the Championships:

Target Scores
Boys 11-13 192
Boys 14-15 166
Boys 16-18 156

Girls 11-13 192
Girls 14-18 170

Tournament Format
Competition is 36-hole stroke play. Carts and caddies are prohibited for all tournament rounds. Time and weather permitting, a playoff will occur for first place positions only. All other ties will be broken using a scorecard playoff.

Rankings
The Optimist Junior Golf Tour is ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, March 25
10:30 a.m.- until last tee time -- Tournament registration (Club House)
Lunch will be provided to you upon checkin (Club House)
12:15 p.m. – 2:30 pm -- Tournament Round 1

Sunday, March 26
7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. -- Tournament Round 2
at end of play -- Player's Lunch (Club House)
Following Play -- Awards ceremony (Leaderboard)

Registration Fee
The registration fee for the tournament is $185.00 US. The registration fee includes two tournament rounds, range balls prior to play, golfer's lunch on both tournament round days, and an Optimist Golf gift package. Player or family is responsible for making their own hotel arrangements.  Online registration opens December 1, 2015.  Deadline to registration – March 11, 2016 – registration based on space availability –first come-first serve.

Refunds
Golfers who cancel on or before February 19 will receive a refund less a $50.00 cancellation fee. Golfers canceling from February 20 to March 4 will receive a refund less a cancellation fee of $100.00. Golfers canceling after March 4 will not receive a refund. Refund requests must be made in writing; verbal requests will not be honored.

Accommodations
There are several hotel/motels in the area. Only blocks from the course is La Quinta Inn, 8250 Anderson Blvd, Fort Worth, TX, (682) 237-7519.

For a list of other nearby hotels, click here.

Travel and Transportation
Waterchase Golf Club is located in Fort Worth, Texas, approximately 30 miles from the Dallas/Ft. Worth International airport (DFW).

Practice Rounds
Optional practice rounds are available on Friday. Call Waterchase Golf Club at (817) 861-4653 for available times. Greens fee cost is $35 plus tax walking. All fees for practice rounds are payable directly to Waterchase Golf Club.

Driving Range and Putting Green
Registration includes range balls prior to play and unlimited access to practice greens on days of rounds.

Rules and Regulations
The tournament will be played in accordance with all USGA and local course rules. A local rules sheet will be given to all players at tournament registration. All participants are responsible for following the Optimist Golf Code of Conduct. Violations to any rules or regulations may result in stroke penalties or disqualification. Severe violations of the Code of Conduct will result in immediate disqualification and the golfer will be sent home at the first available opportunity at his/her own expense.


Code of Conduct
Scoring Policy
Pace of Play and Tips
Rules Reminder

Carts, Pull Carts, Caddies and Distance Measuring Devices
Electric carts and caddies are prohibited in all age divisions for all tournament rounds. Pull carts are allowed in all age divisions for all tournament rounds. Participants must provide their own equipment. Electric carts for spectators are permitted for a fee at the discretion of the host site.

Distance measuring devices are allowed. Players may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3 for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.

Completion of Play
Provided there are no weather or other delays, the final round is scheduled to conclude by 5:30 p.m. Please plan your departures accordingly and allow for ample time for airport transfers. If the final round cannot be completed by dark due to weather delays or unforeseen circumstances, the tournament will revert back to the last 18 holes completed by the entire field. If inclement weather suspends play on the final day of the tournament and it is determined that all players in an age division cannot complete 18 holes by dark but the entire field in an age division can complete a common 9 holes, then the tournament will revert to a 27-hole event. If a common 9 holes cannot be completed on the final day then the tournament will revert back to the last stipulated round completed by the entire field in an age division.

Awards
Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place in each division. In case of ties, there will be a playoff for first place only.

Questions or Inquiries
All questions or inquiries should be directed to the Optimist Junior Golf office. Please e-mail golf@optimist.org or call 314.881.1307 or toll free 800.500.8130, ext. 207.

Past Results
2016
2015
2014
2013


Photo courtesy of Waterchase Golf Club


The Waterchase Course


From tree-lined doglegs to split fairways, the risk and reward opportunities are abundant. A cascading waterfall between the ninth and eighteenth greens highlights the course's beauty. It is this combination of challenge and beauty that has helped Waterchase achieve such high acclaim.


Rankings


The Optimist Junior Golf Tour is ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard.



Course and Yardages


All divisions will play on the golf course at Waterchase Golf Club. Approximate course yardages are:

BOYS 11-13
5,868 yards (White tees)

BOYS 14-15
6408 yards (Blue tees)

BOYS 16-18
6882 yards (Gold tees)

GIRLS 11-13
5,298 yards (Green tees)

GIRLS 14-18
5868 yards (White tees)



Questions


golf@optimist.org
Direct: 314.881-1307
Toll free: 800.500.8130 ext. 207