To ensure that our Texas Junior Golf Alliance members have the best possible experience when competing in a Legends Junior Tour (LJT) event, it is helpful to be knowledgable of the following information. Upon confirmation of entry into any LJT event, all players have agreed to abide by all LJT Policies and Procedures, Conditions of Competition and Standard Local Rules.
See separate memorandum to players and official LJT scorecoard for pace of play guidelines and tournament specific time charts.
Out of Position
A group will be out of position when it (A) completes play on a hole (replaces the flagstick) later than the time scheduled in the time chart provided and (B) reaches a par 3 hole and the preceding group has left the next tee or fails to clear the tee of the par 4 hole before the preceding group has left the putting green, or arrives at the tee of a par 5 hole when the preceding group is on the putting green. Both (A) and (B) must occur for a group to be out of position.
When the Committee determines that a group (or individual) will be timed, all players (or a specified individual) in the group will be notified by a Referee. Players will have 40 seconds to play a stroke. The timing of a player's stroke will begin when it is his turn to play and he can play without interference or distraction. Any time spent determining yardages will count as time taken for the next stroke.
On the putting green, timing will begin after the player has been allowed reasonable time to mark, lift, clean, and replace his ball, repair his ball mark and other ball marks on his line of putt, and remove loose impediments on his line of putt.
Penalty for Exceeding 40 Seconds
FIRST OFFENSE – Informed of "Bad Time”
SECOND OFFENSE – One stroke penalty
THIRD OFFENSE – Two stroke penalty
FOURTH OFFENSE – Disqualification
Should a ruling or other legitimate delay cause a group to lose its position, the group is obligated to regain its position within a reasonable time.
Discontinuance of Play (Note to Rule 6-8b)
Whe play is suspended by the Committee for a dangerout situation, if the players in a match or group are between the plays of two holes, they must not resume play until the Committee has ordered a resumption of play. If they are in the process of playing a hole, they must discontinue play immediately and not resume play until the Committee has ordrered a resumption of play. If a player fails to discontinue play immediately, he is disqualified, unless circumstances warrant waiving the penarty as provided in Rule 33-7.
The signal for suspending play due to a dangerout situation will be a prolonged note of the siren.