Southwest Missouri Junior Golf Association

Rules

SMJGA FAQ Sheet

  1. 1.    What does my $39 membership fee get me?
    1. Access to area Jr. Tournament Schedule and registration. Both Summer and Fall.
    2. Year End Championship Tournament entry fee reduced to $10
    3. A gift of SMJGA Logo Merchandise presented at the Championship Tournament at Rivercut.
    4. Access to yearly participation and point total leader contests
  2. 2.    Do I have to register and pay the $39 membership fee every year?    
    1. Yes
  3. 3.    Does SMJGA administer or host all the Jr. Tournaments?
    1. No.  The only tournament SMJGA administers/hosts is the SMJGA Championship Tournament and the Match Play Point Total Championship .  All the regular season tournaments are administered by the Club/Course that hosts the tournament.
  4. 4.    How much does each tournament cost?
    1. Each course sets their own price
  5. 5.    How do I pay for each tournament?
    1. Follow instructions on the detail page for each tournament.
    2. All tournaments can be paid through the SMJGA website. Follow instructions on each tournaments detail page.
  6. 6.    Does SMJGA  guarantee me a spot in each tournament?
    1. No.  Each host facility  has limits, and guidelines for each event.
  7. 7.    How do I qualify for the SMJGA Championship Tournament?
    1. You must compete in at least 2 of the events prior to the SMJGA Championship Tournament.  There will be a cut for the second day of play. Top 10 scores and ties will qualify for the second day of play. You must also pass the Rules test for your age division
  8. 8.    Age divisions are as follows:
 BOYS                                                               GIRLS

Age 16-18                                                   Age 16-18

Age 13-15                                                   Age 13-15

Age 10-12                                                   Age 10-12

Age 9 and Under                                       Age 9 and Under

NOTE: 18 yr olds can only play the summer of their senior year, and cannot have attended College.

NOTE: The number of holes played for age divisions 15 and under will be determined by each course.  The determination will be based on length and difficulty of the course being played.

 

  1. 9.    What age group do I play in if my birthday is during the golf season?
    1. You play in whatever age division you would fall into on September 1st. (Example: DOB 9/1/2005 would play in the 13 yr. old age division all season.)
  2. 10.           How does the point system work?
    1.  You will receive points based on your overall place in each event (not just within SMJGA members) as follows:

Place

Points

1

50

2

40

3

35

4

30

5

26

6

22

7

18

8

15

9

13

10

11

11

10

12

9

13

8

14

7

15

6

16

5

17

4

18

3

19

2

20+

1

1 point will be give to all other places

 

  1. 11.          What are the points for?
    1. Points will be accumulated throughout the season. The top 2 point leaders in each age division will square off in a match play event that will decide the Point Total Leader Match Play Champion!
    2. Points will also be used to determine the alternate spots on the  Annual Horton Smith Cup Team. (Boys)