The Entry Policies required to take part in the 2024 World Junior Golf Championship
7&Under – 54 Holes, Maximum of 24 players
Open to boys and girls who are not yet 8 as of Thursday 22 February 2024
8-9 – 54 Holes, Maximum of 36 players
Open to boys and girls who are not yet 10 as of Thursday 22 February 2024
10-11 – 54 Holes, Maximum of 45 players
Open to boys and girls who are not yet 12 as of Thursday 22 February 2024
12-13 – 54 Holes, Maximum of 57 players
Open to boys and girls who are not yet 14 as of Thursday 22 February 2024
14-15 – 54 Holes, Maximum of 42 players
Open to boys and girls who are not yet 16 as of Thursday 22 February 2024
16-18 – 54 Holes (WAGR), Maximum of 48 players
Open to boys and girls who are not yet 19 as of Thursday 22 February 2024
Applications must submitted by email.
Category A. ACCEPTANCE
Player has been selected to participate in the tournament and will receive additional information via email.
Category B. NON-ACCEPTANCE
Player was not chosen in the selection process and may re-apply later in the year. This may be down to playing experience, or handicap index. Should this change throughout the year, players may re-apply.
Player has been selected as a reserve, and will receive an acceptance notice if a position becomes available. We will endeavour to get acceptances out as soon as possible. We will be receiving entrance from around Europe and the rest of the world, so entry to the event will be offered on golf ability.
7/Under players will play 18 holes per day, Red Tee, with an overall yardage of 3200
Tramores Course, Holes 1-18
8-9 players will play 18 holes per day, White Tee, with an overall yardage of 3740
Tramores Course, Holes 1-18
10-11 players will play 18 holes per day, Red Tee, with an overall yardage of 5280
Flamingos Course, Holes 1-18
Boys 12-13 players will play 18 holes per day, Yellow Tee, with an overall yardage of 5960
Girls 12-13 players will play 18 holes per day, Red Tee, with an overall yardage of 5280
Flamingos Course, Holes 1-18
Boys 14-15 players will play 18 holes per day, Yellow Tee, with an overall yardage of 6400
Girls 14-15 players will play 18 holes per day, Red Tee, with an overall yardage of 5700
Alferini Course, Holes 1-18
Boys 16-18 players will play 18 holes per day, White Tee, with an overall yardage of 6800
Girls 16-18 players will play 18 holes per day, Red Tee, with an overall yardage of 5700
Alferini Course, Holes 1-18
Stroke play, Gross score only
Due to the nature of the course, and to facilitate speed of play, players on the Alferini course are required to use a buggy. These are available to hire directly from the resort at €31.50 per day. All buggies have been reserved by us, so no need to book prior to the event.
Juniors under the age of 18 are not allowed to drive the buggies, so the driving must be done by an accompanying adult. The adult must not leave the buggy at any time, unless on a toilet break. Caddying is not allowed.
54 hole players: divisions 14-15 and 16-18 years
No caddies are allowed.
Buggy drivers must not have any verbal or non-verbal interaction with the player regarding the shot.
Spectator must walk 50 metres ahead and ball spot only. No verbal or non-verbal interaction with the player is allowed.
The player is allowed 3 minutes to look for his/her ball; however, parents/spectators can help once the player is within range. Parents/spectators must not approach the ball to pick up to identify, this is for the player only to do.
Players only on the greens, no parents or buggy drivers are allowed on the greens.
Division 10-11 & 12-13
A parent may walk with the player to push the trolley, rake bunkers, clean clubs etc.
No verbal or non-verbal interaction with the player is allowed regarding the shot.
The parent should be at least 5 metres away from the player before the player takes his or her shot.
A parent is allowed to help their player mark their card.
The player is allowed 3 minutes to look for his/her ball; however, parents/spectators can help once the player is within range. Parents/spectators must not approach the ball to pick up to identify, this is for the player only to do. Parents/spectators must walk 50 meters ahead of the group.
Players only on the greens, no parents are allowed on the greens.
Divisions 7/Under and 8-9 years
A player in these categories MUST have a caddie. Any additional parent/spectator must walk 50 metres ahead.
A caddie is allowed to help their player mark their card.
We firmly believe that younger players should be permitted assistance during a competition, therefore juniors are allowed one caddie to help them on the course. However, this cannot be to the detriment of enjoyment, fairness, or pace of play on the day.
Caddies are there to help with pace of play rather than delay play.
- Coaching, in any form, is NOT permitted; leave this for the range.
- Caddies must NOT line up a player! Lining up is not permitted (rule 10.2b).
- NO assistance may be given on the green and caddies must stay off the green at all times.
- Caddies should not be critical but instead provide encouragement and stay positive – this is your main objective!
Failure to adhere to these rules will result in the player being penalised.
All players can enjoy the fantastic practice facilities at the Villa Padierna Resort.
Range balls are included at the Villa Padierna driving range.
Practice rounds are paid for on the day of the round. TBC
No player is allowed to practise on their competition course the morning of each tournament day or between tournament days. Non-adherence to these rules will result in disqualification.
Arriving to the tee
Players and caddies must arrive at the tee no later than 10 minutes before their tee time. Failure to do this will result in a penalty on the tee.
Pace of Play
This is a very important aspect of the game and one that we are constantly monitoring at events!
9 holes should take no longer than 1 3/4 hours and 18 holes no longer than 3 1/2 hours.
9 holes should take no longer then 2 – 2 1/4 hours and 18 holes no longer than 4 – 4 1/2 hours.
9 holes should take no longer then 2 1/2 hours and 18 holes no longer than 5 hours.
It is a requirement that all groups keep pace with the preceding group, NOT just keep ahead of the group behind!
‘Play-ready golf’ – be prepared to play before it’s your turn, walk between shots at a good pace, leave the green once you have finished a hole and mark your card on the next tee.
For players with a seat on their trolley, they must not be seated whilst the trolley is moving.
Unless there is a mitigating circumstance, i.e. a ruling is required (in which case the group behind should be called through), slow play will be monitored and penalised in the usual way. If a group does not finish within 15 minutes of the group in front, a penalty of 2 strokes will be added to all players in the group.
Electronic Measuring Devices
Distance only devices, GPS or rangefinders, are permitted for all players; slope measuring devices must have the slope function turned off.
7&Under Boys – Top 3
7&Under Girls – Top 3
8-9 Boys – Top 3
8-9 Girls – Top 3
10-11 Boys – Top 3
10-11 Girls – Top 3
12-13 Boys – Top 3
12-13 Girls – Top 3
14-15 Boys – Top 3
14-15 Girls – Top 3
16-18 Boys – Top 3
16-18 Girls – Top 3
In the event of a tie for the top three places, a play-off will decide the outcome.
Photography and Videography
There will be an event photographer/videographer at the WJGC. We will also be using a drone to take aerial photographs and videos.
As a standard condition of entry, photos and videos may be used by WJGC Ltd and BJGT for all promotional purposes. This includes website, newsletters, newspaper publications and social media.
If you don’t wish for photos or videos to be taken or used, please inform us via email at the time of entry.
Photos will be available to view and purchase in digital format after the event for a fee of £5.00.
All spectators should stay off fairways, tees and greens and walk 50 metres in front of the group they are watching; this way, you won’t be causing a delay to the group behind or be in any danger of being hit.
No signalling where to hit the ball is allowed. No approaching the ball after it has been hit. The player is allowed 3 minutes to look for his/her ball; however, spectators can help once the player is within range.
Spectators, under no circumstances, are allowed to approach the ball and pick it up to identify the ball, this is for the player to do.
Spectator must walk 50 metres ahead of the group.
Code of Conduct
WJGC Ltd runs high quality, professional, and fun competitions for all junior players.
Players and parents must abide by the Rules of Golf and maintain good golfing etiquette both on and off the course.
VIOLATIONS OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT
Unsportsman-like conduct, including abusive language, club throwing, disrespect to volunteers, officials or fellow competitors.
Deliberate miss-counting of shots.
Any abusive behaviour to any other persons and property at the Golf Club.
Any breach of these rules may cause a ban from attending future BJGT and WJGC events, and persons guilty of improper conduct at any competition will be asked to leave.
In the event of any unresolved issues, parents should speak, in private, to the WJGC Directors at an agreed time and not in front of children.
WJGC officials decisions are final.
Accident and Injuries
Competitors play at their own risk. Spectators and caddies also walk the course at their own risk.
WJGC Ltd takes no responsibility for any accidents or injuries that happen at any of the events.
We do recommend that all players have golf insurance, covering personal and 3rd parties.
To withdraw from this event, please email email@example.com
Tournament entry fee cancellation:
Non-refundable if cancelled by the player
90% refundable if cancelled by the WJGC Ltd
We strongly recommend that all players purchase golf and/or travel insurance to cover entry fees, accommodation and travel.