Optimist Junior Golf Tour | 2016 Core Golf Academy Open
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Tee Times and Results
April 16-17, 2016
Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge
Winter Garden, FL
For tee times and results each day
Age Divisions and Eligibility
Age divisions offered: Boys 16-18, 14-15, 11-13 and Girls 14-18, 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) and 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:
Boys 11-13 192
Boys 14-15 166
Boys 16-18 156
Girls 11-13 192
Girls 14-18 170
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 4)
Boys 14-15 (Top 3)
Boys 11-13 (Top 3)
Girls 14-18 (Top 3)
Girls 11-13 (Top 3)
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.
The Optimist Junior Golf Tour is ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard.
Schedule of Events
All day -- Optional practice rounds
9:00 til last tee time -- Tournament registration
Noon - 4:00 p.m.-- Tournament Round 1
11:00 a.m. -- Player's Lunch
Noon - 4:00 p.m. -- Tournament Round 2
11:00 a.m. -- Player's Lunch
Following Play -- Awards ceremony
Play will conclude by 8:30 p.m.
The registration fee for the tournament is $195.00 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 is open. Deadline to registration; April 1, 2016 – registration based on space availability –first come-first serve.
Golfers who cancel on or before March 11 will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee. Golfers canceling from March 12 to April 1 will receive a refund less a cancellation fee of $100. Golfers canceling after April 1 will not receive a refund. Refund requests must be made in writing; verbal requests will not be honored.
Orange County National has lodging onsite. For rates and availability visit Orange County National Lodge. or call (407) 656-2626 Ext. 2290.
SpringHill Suites Orlando at Flamingo Crossings/Western Entrance. For rates and availability visit: Marriott SpringHill Suites Orlando
Travel and Transportation
Orange County National is located in Winter Garden, Florida, approximately 25 miles from the Orlando International airport (MCO).
Optional practice rounds are available on April 15. Call Orange County National at (407) 656-2626 ext. 3 for available times.
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.
Core Golf Academy Map
Code of Conduct
Pace of Play and Tips
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 7:00 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.
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. Second place tie will be determined by a scorecard playoff.