WJGC Entry Policies

Paying for your Package/Event Entry

Golf Only

If you have booked the ‘golf only’ option, you will pay your fee in Pound Sterling to the WJGC Ltd.  This fee is £300.

Practice rounds are available for €60 on Monday 13th Feb. Details for booking these will follow.

Accommodation Package (now removed due to selling out)

The package price shown on the website was in Euro, however, payment will be made in two parts: part Pound Sterling, and part Euro.  The total shown for the packages will add up to the two parts in the two different currencies.

If you have applied for one of the packages that were offered, and were lucky enough to get one, your payment will be made up of the following:

Your entry fee will be in Pound Sterling to the WJGC Ltd.

This fee will differ, depending on the number of players. This part of your payment will need to be paid in full before the accommodation payment code is supplied to you.

After you have received your code, your accommodation fee will be paid in Euro, and will be paid directly to either Amendoeira Resort, or the Holiday Inn Hotel.

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

100% refund if cancelled prior to 31st October 2022

50% refund if cancelled prior to December 31st 2022

Included in the accommodation package bookings:

5 nights B&B at Amendoeira Golf Resort or Holiday Inn Hotel

Opening Ceremony

Gala Dinner (includes water, soft drinks, beer, and white and red wine) Optional for ‘Golf Only ‘bookings, at €35 per person.

1 practice round  Optional for ‘Golf Only’ bookings, at €60 per person.

Unlimited range balls

3-day tournament

Mini-bus around the Amendoeira Golf Resort

Transfers to and from the Holiday Inn Hotel to the resort

 

 

Age Requirements

7&Under – 27 Holes, Maximum of 30 players
Open to boys and girls who are not yet 8 as of Thursday 16th February 2023

8-9 – 27 Holes, Maximum of 48 players
Open to boys and girls who are not yet 10 as of Thursday 16th February 2023

10-12 – 54 Holes, Maximum of 51 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 42 players
Open to boys and girls who are not yet 17 as of Thursday 16th February 2023

17-18 – 54 Holes (WAGR), Maximum of 42 players
Open to boys and girls who are not yet 19 as of Thursday 16th February 2023

 

Selection Process

Applications must submitted by 15 October 2022. 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. This will be no later than October 15th. 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 will play 9 holes per day, with an overall yardage of 1600 yards
O’Connor Jnr Course , Holes 10-18

8-9 players will play 9 holes per day, with an overall yardage of 2700 yards
O’Connor Jnr Course, Holes 1-9

10-12 players will play 18 holes per day, Red Tee, with an overall yardage of 5700 yards
O’Connor Jnr Course, Holes 1-18

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

16-18 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

Golf Buggies

Caddie Policy

54 hole players: divisions 10-12, 13-14, 15–16 and 17-18 years
No caddies are allowed. A parent/spectator may 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. Parents/spectators must walk 50 meters ahead of the group.

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.

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 then 2 – 2 1/4 hours and 18 holes no longer than 4 – 4 1/2 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 are not allowed.

Trophy/Prize Allocation

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

8-9 Boys – Top 3
8-9 Girls – Top 3

10-12 Boys – Top 3
10-12 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.
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/hers 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 golf@juniorgolftour.co.uk

 

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.