The Entry Policies required to take part in the 2023 World Junior Golf Championship.

Age Requirements

7&Under – 27 Holes, Maximum of 21 players
Open to boys and girls who are not yet 8 as of Thursday 16th February 2023

8-9 – 27 Holes, Maximum of 33 players
Open to boys and girls who are not yet 10 as of Thursday 16th February 2023

10 – 54 Holes, Maximum of 21 players
Open to boys and girls who are not yet 11 as of Thursday 16th February 2023

11-12 – 54 Holes, Maximum of 48 players
Open to boys and girls who are not yet 13 as of Thursday 16th February 2023

13-14 – 54 Holes, Maximum of 42 players
Open to boys and girls who are not yet 15 as of Thursday 16th February 2023

15-16 – 54 Holes, Maximum of 36 players
Open to boys and girls who are not yet 17 as of Thursday 16th February 2023

17-18 – 54 Holes (WAGR), Maximum of 36 players
Open to boys and girls who are not yet 19 as of Thursday 16th February 2023

Selection Process

Applications must submitted by email. Players going through the selection process during the registration period will receive one of the following notices within 48 hours:

ACCEPTANCE
Player has been selected to participate in the tournament and will receive additional information via email.

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.

WAITING LIST
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.

Player Yardages

7/Under players

Tee lengths for the 7/Under and 8-9 category are likely to be changed after each day.  The lengths shown below are the tee lengths for day 1.

7/Under players will play 9 holes per day, with an overall yardage of 1880 yards, 1700 meters
O’Connor Jnr Course , Holes 10-18, par 37

7/Under players, as well as their caddies will be transported to the 10th tee by minibus.

Hole
Par
7/Under Meters
7/Under Yards
10
5
230
255
11
5
270
300
12
4
200
222
13
3
100
111
14
4
180
200
15
4
190
211
16
5
270
300
17
3
100
111
18
4
160
178

8-9 players

8-9 players will play 9 holes per day, with an overall yardage of 2442 yards, 2200 meters
O’Connor Jnr Course, Holes 1-9 , par 37
 
8-9 players, as well as their caddies will be collected from the half way house by minibus.
Hole
Par
8-9 Meters
8-9 Yards
1
6
440
448
2
4
225
250
3
3
109
121
4
4
280
311
5
5
360
400
6
3
117
130
7
4
220
244
8
4
230
255
9
4
219
243

Aged 10 players will play 18 holes per day, Red Tee, with an overall yardage of 5700 yards
O’Connor Jnr Course, Holes 1-18, par 73


11-12 players will play 18 holes per day, Red Tee, with an overall yardage of 5700 yards
O’Connor Jnr Course, Holes 1-18, par 73


13-14 players will play 18 holes per day, Yellow Tee, with an overall yardage of 6400 yards
Faldo Course, Holes 1-18


15-16 players will play 18 holes per day, White Tee, with an overall yardage of 6900 yards
Faldo Course, Holes 1-18


17-18 players will play 18 holes per day, White Tee, with an overall yardage of 6900 yards
Faldo Course, Holes 1-18

Playing Format

Stroke play, Gross score only

WHS

WHS Qualifying Scores
 
Unfortunately, we are not able to upload the World Junior Golf Championship scores directly to the various World Handicap Systems of the various nations represented.
Players may take their scorecards back with them to their home clubs to see if they can be put through as supplementary scores, but this will be at the club’s discretion.
Should clubs need any further information at this point just ask them to get in touch, full results will be published for them to see but individual daily course ratings will not have been calculated.
 
WAGR Points
 
The Boys 15-16 and 17-18 Divisions (Faldo Course White Tee) will qualify for WAGR Points, the results will be automatically uploaded and winners will be contacted after the event regarding points.
The Girls 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18 Divisions (Faldo Course Red Tee) will qualify for WAGR Points, the results will be automatically uploaded and winners will be contacted after the event regarding points.
Please be aware there will not be any separate prizes for the overall results.

Golf Buggies

Due to the nature of the course, and to facilitate speed of play, players on the Faldo course are required to use a buggy.  These are available to hire directly with the resort at €30 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.

Pull Trollies

The resort has a large number of pull trolleys, and these are available to hire. There will be nobody else using the course, so all these trolleys are available for the WJGC.
Alternatively, if you would like an electric trolley, these can be hired locally.

Caddie Policy

54 hole players: divisions 13-14, 15–16 and 17-18 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
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.

 

27 hole players: 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 MAY NOT spend more than a few seconds discussing shots with their player, if required. If needed, caddies may give them the yardage and/or direction of shot, and suggest a club, but that is it.  This advice, along with the shot, should take no more than 40 seconds, as per the rules of golf.  Caddies may pull or carry the bag, clean clubs, and rake bunkers.

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.

Juniors in their nature want to get on with the game, so please let them, they will learn from their mistakes, and you will face less of the blame if decisions are left to them!

Practice facilities

All players can enjoy the fantastic practice facilities at the Amendoeira Golf Resort. These include one of the best driving ranges in the Algarve, chipping and putting greens and a Par 3 course.

Practice rounds are included with any player booking an accommodation package with WJGC Ltd.

Players entering with the golf only option can book and pay for their practice round separately. Practice rounds cost €60, and are paid for on the day of the round.

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.

7/Under players, as well as their caddies will be transported to the 10th tee by minibus.

8-9 players, as well as their caddies will be collected from the half way house by minibus

Pace of Play

This is a very important aspect of the game and one that we are constantly monitoring at events!

O’Connor Jnr Course

9 holes should take no longer then 2 – 2 1/4 hours and 18 holes no longer than 4 – 4 1/2 hours.

Faldo Course

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.

Trophy/Prize Allocation

7&Under Boys – Top 3
7&Under Girls – Top 3

8-9 Boys – Top 3
8-9 Girls – Top 3

10 Boys – Top 3
10 Girls – Top 3

11-12 Boys – Top 3
11-12 Girls – Top 3

13-14 Boys – Top 3
13-14 Girls – Top 3

15-16 Boys – Top 3
15-16 Girls – Top 3

17-18 Boys – Top 3
17-18 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.

Spectators

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.

Tournament Withdrawals

To withdraw from this event, please email worldjgc@gmail.com

Cancellation Policy

Tournament entry fee cancellation:

Non-refundable if cancelled by the player

90% refundable if cancelled by the WJGC Ltd

Accommodation cancellation:

Full prepayment is required when booking, with cancellation terms as below:

100% refund if cancelled prior to 31st October 2022

50% refund if cancelled prior to 31st December 2022

Accommodation cancellation must be submitted via email to the relevant accommodation provider (Amendoeira Golf Resort or the Holiday Inn Hotel, depending on who you booked with).

We strongly recommend that all players purchase golf and/or travel insurance to cover entry fees, accommodation and travel.