Yearly Tmnt Schedule for 10 & younger.

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  • tiger1873tiger1873 Members Posts: 1,011 ✭✭
    mrshinsa wrote:


    leezer99 wrote:



    That's right, SCPGA doesn't allow parents at the events at all, do they? You guys in California are too serious about your golf. Must've had too many parents brawling in the parking lot after tournaments.




    It's about 70% of the courses that allow parents to spectate on the golf course. Only talking with the child should be about whether or not they need food / drink or if they are hurt. At the other 30% where they don't allow spectators, the CRAZY parents try watching from outside the fences while the normal parents enjoy a beer. Pace of play is faster without parent caddies and amazingly, the kids actually talk about things that are important to them among themselves.



    *Spectating means you stay 25 yards or more away at all times and on the cart path. No walking with your child.




    That is how it is here, but 50 yards away from the kids. How some parents spectate bugs me. You should always try to walk ahead of the group.



    How to Properly Observe a Group (Where you should stand & walk)
    • Follow your players from a distance (at least 25 yards). Stay ahead of the group and in the rough or on the cart paths. Do not lag behind the participants as this often delays the group behind.
    • The FSGA encourages spectators to stay ahead of players to help spot golf balls.
    • You should NOT be in the fairway.
    • Stay to the side of the action and remain still and quiet while all players play.
    • Move forward to the putting green when all shots have been completed.
    • Putting Green - Spectators must never be on the putting surface and should observe the putting green from a reasonable distance that will not interfere with the players
    • Looking for Balls - Please help spot balls for all players. Spectators are encouraged to watch each player's shot closely and may assist searching for a lost ball during the five-minute search period.





    Could be different in other organization, but spectators are not allowed to go ahead of the group per US Kids policy. Otherwise I would have the whole family spread out 200 yards in the front to keep an eye out for my sons ball. image/search.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':search:' />



    Spectator Policy: If spectator carts are permitted, the above Cart Policy must be followed. Cell phones, headphones, pagers, and the like may not be used during play. All walking spectators should stay on or near the cart path at all times. Spectators are not allowed on the greens or in the fairway. Please stay behind the group being followed and do not go ahead to spot shots in advance of play. First offense: warning, Second offense: removal from the golf course.




    I haven’t seen that policy anywhere of course or at least enforced if it is in place. I will admit I am as guilty as anyone or reading the official policy of every tour we play. Generally speaking though if you just stay away from the kids and watch and there isn’t any problems.



    The only reason I can see not allowing ahead of the kids is if there was a problem of dropping extra balls on the course. Could not imagine too many people get away with that sort of thing.

  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX Posts: 8,780 ClubWRX
    edited Oct 12, 2018 #33
    /\/\ That is pretty incredible. I need to remind my wife that she isn't doing her job as a spectator!! lmao
  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter Members Posts: 3,003 ✭✭
    leezer99 wrote:




    Scenarios where parents walking ahead are a problem (real life examples from 9=11 year old groups)



    1. Child hits ball into a hazard up ahead where their parent is. Once you all get to the ball it is no longer in the hazard and sitting nicely in some grass.

    2. Child hits ball into a hazard again up ahead where parent is. Miraculously the ball is in a playable position with a straight shot to the green.

    3. Your child hits their ball down the middle up ahead where the other kids parent is. Somehow your ball is never found.






    That is crazy.



    I did see a high school coach once drop a ball out of his pocket for a girl at the state high school championship.



    I really can't imagine anyone doing that. Loss of reputation, DQ from event and probably the tour. I have seen some crazy stuff, but stuff like this makes me shake my head.
  • tiger1873tiger1873 Members Posts: 1,011 ✭✭
    edited Oct 12, 2018 #35
    I am well aware of these scenarios leezer is talking about and they have happens to us in tournaments but that was years ago before I knew what to look for. The good thing is there also the easiest to catch.



    You know you have a problem if someone is always getting a perfect lie and everyone else’s is going into the water. People who cheat have balls that don’t obey physics. You know someone Is honest if they will stand back 10-15 yards before walking up to the ball. It always a good policy to have two people see the ball if there is a chance it was in water or out of bounds.
  • tiger1873tiger1873 Members Posts: 1,011 ✭✭

    leezer99 wrote:




    Scenarios where parents walking ahead are a problem (real life examples from 9=11 year old groups)



    1. Child hits ball into a hazard up ahead where their parent is. Once you all get to the ball it is no longer in the hazard and sitting nicely in some grass.

    2. Child hits ball into a hazard again up ahead where parent is. Miraculously the ball is in a playable position with a straight shot to the green.

    3. Your child hits their ball down the middle up ahead where the other kids parent is. Somehow your ball is never found.






    That is crazy.



    I did see a high school coach once drop a ball out of his pocket for a girl at the state high school championship.



    I really can't imagine anyone doing that. Loss of reputation, DQ from event and probably the tour. I have seen some crazy stuff, but stuff like this makes me shake my head.




    It happens more in places with wooded courses and rivers. A lot course in Texas have wooded areas and creeks around the holes. So sometimes you can’t really tell where a ball ends up. In places like Florida you generally can see the complete hole and it would be very obvious. Used to laugh at all the balls left on the course when your the last few groups going though. Most of this stuff though happens in 1 day tournaments. Could not think of a junior who actually is ranked doing it as it would be really bad for them.
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