Tournament Divisions

Playing to Your Strengths

Division Information

Where Are You Placed?

Depending on a players golfing ability, they participate in one of twelve (12) divisions and play rounds of 3, 5, 9 or 18 holes. Trophies are presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each flight (see “Rules for Advancing” below for player advancement).

PLAY FOR EACH DIVISION:

Division Holes Played Tees Distance
Boys Championship 18 Holes Blue Tees 6600 – 6900
Boys Junior 18 Holes White Tees 6300 – 6600
Boys “A” 9 Holes White Tees 3100 – 3300
Boys “B” 9 Holes Red Tees 2800 – 3100
Boys “C” 9 Holes Red Tees 2600 – 2900
Boys “D” 5 Holes Red Tees 1300 – 1500
Boys “E” 5 Holes Advanced Tees 1000 – 1300
Boys “F” 3 Holes Cones 450
Girls Championship 18 Holes Red Tees 5600 – 6000
Girls Junior 18 Holes 5000 – 5400
Girls “A” 9 Holes Red Tees 2500 – 2700
Girls “B” 5 Holes Advanced Tees 1300 – 1500
Girls “C” 3 Holes Cones 450

 

RULES FOR ADVANCING:

Players returning for the upcoming season will begin play in the same division in which they finished playing in the previous season, except for players moving up in division because of their finish in the JGA Championship. The tournament committee will assign new members to a division. New members will not be assigned to Boys Championship. New members’ play will be monitored and division adjustments will be made by the Board of Directors accordingly.

A playoff between players tied for 1st place will be conducted to determine the 1st place winner. Ties for the 2nd or 3rd place trophy will be decided by a match of cards beginning with the last hole the division played, going back until a winner is determined.

Any player eligible to move up after the last weekly tournament of the season will have the option of staying in their current division for the JGA Championship or moving up. If they stay in their current division for the JGA Championship they will move up the following season to the division they obtained in the last weekly tournament of the season, regardless of their finish in the JGA Championship.

All players must be competitive in their division to remain in that division. The Executive Director will make the decision on a player’s ability to remain in their current division.

Girls and Boys 3-hole and 5-hole Divisions:

In order to be eligible to move up a division, a player must finish in 1st or 2nd place AND be approved by the Executive Director who will review divisional scoring, size and strength of field that week. 

Boys 9-hole Division: 

In order to be eligible to move up a division, a player must finish in 1st or 2nd place AND shoot a score of 43 or better. If a player shoots two scores of 50 or higher in a given season, they are subject to being moved down one division. 

Girls 9-hole Division:

In order to be eligible to move up a division, a player must win the division twice
AND shoot a score of 45 or better. If a player shoots two scores of 55 or higher in a given season, they are subject to being moved down one division. 

Boys Junior Division:

In order to be eligible to move up a division, a player must finish in 1st or 2nd place AND shoot 85 or better. If a player shoots two scores of 95 or higher in a given season, they are subject to being moved down one division.

Girls Junior Division:

In order to be eligible to move up a division, a player must win the division twice AND shoot a score of 90 or better. If a player shoots two scores of 105 or higher in a given season, they are subject to being moved down one division.

Boys Championship Division:

A player in Boys Championship must have averaged 85 or below in the previous season to begin the next season in the championship division.  The player must maintain an average of 85 or better in his first three (3) events of the current season to stay in the division.

Girls Championship Division:

A player in Girls Championship must have averaged 90 or below in the previous season to begin the next season in the championship division.  The player must maintain a 90 average or better in his first three (3) events of the current season to stay in the division.

Alumni Division:

JGA welcomes Alumni’s to participate in our weekly tournaments as a player and/or volunteer.  To register as a player, please email director@jga.org.  To find out about volunteer opportunities, please email volunteer@jga.org.