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Specific rules and guidelines are designed insure a great time on the golf course. Review our policies and procedures and if you have any questions, be sure to contact us.

Pace of Play

Our Player Guidelines:
  • Play ready golf from the green to the tee.
  • Walk ahead – after you finish the hole walk to the next tee, and tee off when ready, It does not have to be your honor.
  • Putt out when possible – don’t rush, just finish!
  • Play a provisional ball when in doubt about OB or a lost ball.
  • Know the Rules! (do you know the proper procedures to drop off a cart path?)
  • Play a provisional ball if in doubt about a ruling. Remember to declare your preferred ball to your opponents.
Play at a Good Pace and Keep Up

A 5-hour round (or longer) is no fun! The PJRGT has set a pace of play goal at 4 hours and 15 minutes. It is a group’s responsibility to keep up with the group in front. Time checkpoints are set on the course. Our rules officials have checkpoints for time and will keep you updated. You are out of position if the group in front of you is a hole ahead.
On a par 5, 2 groups should be on the hole. If you fall behind you will receive a warning and a yellow card. You are required to get back in position. Once you are back in position you receive a green card.

Be Ready to Play

Players should be ready to play as soon as it is their turn to play. When playing on or near the putting green, they should leave their bags or carts in such a position as will enable quick movement off the green and towards the next tee. When the play of a hole has been completed, players should immediately leave the putting green.

Lost Ball

If a player believes his ball may be lost outside a water hazard or is out of bounds, to save time, he should play a provisional ball. Players searching for a ball should signal the players in the group behind them to play through as soon as it becomes apparent that the ball will not easily be found. They should not search for five minutes before doing so.
Having allowed the group behind to play through, they should not continue play until that group has passed and is out of range.

Caddies & Spectator Policy

Course Behavior
  • Use encouraging language
  • Don’t argue or cause disruption with other players, caddies or staff.
  • No foul language or no swearing (players or caddies).
  • No alcohol, smoking OR chewing tobacco products allowed.

The PJRGT allows caddies for all events. Golfers are encouraged to play without a caddy. Caddies may NOT assist on the greens. Caddies are to move to the side of the green closest to the next tee. Coaching and caddying do not go together. Carrying and managing clubs are a caddy’s primary job. Words of encouragement are the best advice.

Range Finders

The PJRGT allows range finders for distance only.

Pull Carts

Pull carts are allowed and ENCOURAGED.

  • Are not allowed on the course. Stay on the cart paths or in the rough.
  • Are not allowed to interact with players during the round.
  • Are asked to be one shot ahead of the group.
  • May assist in locating a lost ball until such time as a player declares it lost.
  • No cell phones — use for live scoring only (and please silence your phone).
  • May hand off beverages or snacks during the round.
  • May say “Nice Shot!”

Scoring Procedures on the Course

  1. Each player is an official “Marker” for a fellow competitor in their group.


  1. The role of the Marker is to protect the field and the integrity of the competition by making sure the Player follows

all rules of play, applies all penalties correctly and scores ACCURATELY.


  1. If a question arises during a hole make sure player and marker communicate.


  1. After putting out, verify your scores while walking to the next tee. Have scores agreed to before leaving the next tee.


  1. Always confirm the score, remember it is your job as the Marker to keep track of your players score.


  1. After the round, proceed to the scoring table to verify scores, resolve any rules questions and sign the cards.


  1. If a score cannot be resolved by the group, please ask for assistance from the official at the scoring table.

Withdrawing from Round

If you are unable to continue after day one you will receive a NS score for the day 2 score. Don’t be the golfer who comes down with the “92 FLU.” If you want the NS to be a WD you will need to provide support to the tournament director.

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