2017 Junior Greatest Golfer Eligibility Requirements and General Rules of Play
TWO JUNIORS DIVISIONS for GIRLS and BOYS:
Upper: Ages 15,16,17 Lower: Ages 12,13,14
Regardless of the qualifier date, you compete in division that reflects your age as of the Championship Finals .
If you are 18 before the Finals , you are ineligible unless you will still be in high school for upcoming year.
No playing up into Upper bracket unless you are a past “Greatest” champ.
RESIDENCY: Players must reside in The Vindicator delivery area of Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, Mercer and Lawrence counties.
REGISTRATION: All registration is through the Juniors form. Guaranteed entry closes two(2) days prior to tee off. Entry into any event after that date must be handled via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and is subject to availability. Golfers may participate in multiple qualifying matches but may only qualify once.
ADVANCEMENT: Twelve players from each division (Girls 15-17 & 12-14 and Boys 15-17 and 12-14) will advance to the Greatest Golfer of the Valley Junior championship. .
Players advance the following way:
Win one of the 6 qualifiers that will take place from May-July.
Be in the top 6 point-getters when the qualifiers are complete.
Players can earn Greatest points by performance at each qualifier as spelled out here:
2nd best score(s) — 5 points
3rd best score(s) — 4 points
4th best score(s) — 3 points
5th best score(s) — 2 points
One point will be assigned to all entrants not in the top 5 but who completed the qualifier. Points advancers are players chosen from the Greatest field, excluding the qualifier winners who have already advanced. Ties in qualifiers earn the points as assigned above. (Example: If 3 players tie for 2nd best score, they all earn 5 points). Tie-breakers for entry into field of 12 will be average score for series events.
SOME PLAYING RULES:
Range finders permitted, but cannot detect elevation.
Pull carts optional, but no caddies except for finals.
Spectators allowed but cannot advise except in finding lost balls.
Tie-breaker is by scorecard starting with hardest handicap hole.