General Tee Information:
Boys 12-13 5700-6000 yards
Girls 14-17 5100-5700 yards
Girls 12-13 4800-5100 yards
All 8-11 year old play 2400-2550 yards
NOTES ON West Seattle June 26th 2014
Thank you to all the players and parent volunteers that made our
first Sub District of 2014 a good one.
A big thanks to Tyler Johnsen, our Executive Director of WJGA, for
coming out to help me on my first tournament. Thanks to the new
Rules Officials who came out to help, Margaret, Joe, Howie and Dave.
Please remember to thank them for their time.
The traditional Seattle June weather made West Seattle a nice
challenge. Just a bit of rain in the late morning and some gusty
winds but all in all a nice day.
Pace of play…I had so many players say “this is the fastest
tournament round I’ve ever played in!” and they might be right. All
groups completing their rounds in +/- 4 hours on the nose was
terrific! Very proud of all of you.
For every WJGA event, PLEASE – no distance measuring devices are
allowed. Thank you!
A couple of reminders.
There is absolutely no coaching or caddying of any kind. If you come
out to watch your child compete, please allow them the space to do
so. Try to observe from the landing areas of shots – this can help
pace by identifying any errant shots…
Please be at the first tee 10 minutes BEFORE your tee time…we had
many players on the practice green right up until their tee time. We
don’t want to have to chase you down to get you there on time.
Next, If you are assigned to be a walking scorer, you are there only
to count strokes and confirm with players after each hole. Allow the
players to work with each other without much interaction from the
scorer. We’re just trying to help them keep track but want to
encourage the players managing their own game. Thank you.
Lastly, if you placed and weren’t able to stay to pick up your
medals, please find me before your next event and I’ll get you
yours. It is good sportmanship to stick around for the award
ceremony - even if you didn't get a medal.
golfers and families to the 2014 WJGA Season! We are looking
forward to seeing our returning players and meeting our new crop of
My name is Brady McMullin and I’ll be moving up from Co-Director to
Tournament Director. I’m excited for my first season as Director.
First, I would like to thank Larry Weiss for all his help and
dedication to WJGA over the years. I’m hoping Larry has some time to
come out and help, he says he will...I’m thinking he can’t stay
away. If you see him, thank him.
I’m quite lucky to have enlisted the help of my brother, Casey
McMullin to be the Co-Director. With two fairly new Directors at the
helm, we’ll need your help (as always) to run our tournaments
smoothly and successfully, so please be available to volunteer when
available –besides, it’s fun!
Parents and players need to carefully read
the Code of Conduct (click
Players are expected to be able to play
golf independently; parents cannot give any advice to
a player during the round. Caddies are
not allowed at any time.
Players are expected to know the basic Rules
Players and spectators are expected to
follow the WJGA dress code. Refer to the Code of
Conduct for the definition of proper attire. Please Do NOT arrive at
any WJGA event wearing athletic shorts, short shorts, tee shirts,
tank tops, jeans (denim of any color), cut-offs, sweats, spandex,
yoga attire or halter tops. We will have to ask you to change, and
we really hate being put in that situation.
Walking Scorer Assignments:
ALL players 13 and under are required to
provide a walking scorer for at least two of the tournaments in
which a player is entered. As walking scorer, you will
not be making any rules decisions; your job is to keep the players
moving, keep accurate score and keep everyone safe. You will not be
paired with your child’s group. You will be carrying a radio to
contact rules officials if you have any questions. If you are unable
to be a walking scorer when you have been assigned then it will be
your responsibility to get a substitute to cover your walking scorer
duty. Failure to show for your assigned duty will result in your
child not being able to play. We make every effort to assign you to
the days you request during registration, and we ask you to
thoughtfully consider the best dates for you to commit.
Withdrawal from a tournament: –
If a player gives notice to the tournament director
(never the golf course) more than 48 hours prior to the first tee
time of the tournament, there is no penalty for withdrawal.
Withdrawal LESS THAN 48 hours to the tournament director will result
in player being DISQUALIFIED from the next WJGA event in which the
player is entered, including WJGA District, or State. “Pick-up”
(Quit) without permission of the Tournament Director, before play
has officially ended, results in the player being DISQUALIFIED (USGA
6-8a) and is automatically suspended from the next WJGA event in
which the player is entered including WJGA District, State or the
Jr. World State Qualifier. This applies to a “NO SHOW” as well.
Pace of Play---Pace of Play, Pace of Play!
PLEASE STAY "IN POSITION" WITH THE GROUP AHEAD OF YOU: With the
size of the fields, we cannot afford to play slow. Groups must stay
in position with the group ahead of them at all times. WALK FAST,
WALK LIKE AN ATHLETE! Another way to maintain position and avoid
slow play penalties is to walk fast. Be ready to hit your shot when
it’s your turn. Play like an athlete! Thank you!
REMEMBER, IF YOU PUTT OUT FIRST, YOU HAVE "HONORS" ON THE NEXT
TEE BOX AND YOU SHOULD WALK TO THE NEXT TEE IMMEDIATELY AFTER
PUTTING OUT. Please, also have your bag on the next tee side of the
putting green. This helps a lot. Do this, even when you feel like
you're "in position" - do it on every hole. Thank you.
IF YOU HAVE A SPECTATOR, PLEASE REMIND THEM TO "FORECADDIE": This
just means that spectators are watching from near the landing area
of the shot NOT near the player. This helps pace of play as well.
Spectators, please forecaddie. Thank you.
PLEASE TAKE GOOD CARE OF ANY GOLF COURSE YOU'RE ON: Repair ball
marks, fill in divots, smooth out bunkers. Leave each course you
play in better condition than you found it! Just like pace of play,
its part of the game! Thank you.
Electronic distance measuring devices are NOT allowed: Including
phone apps - cell phones may not be used for calls, texting,
We get asked all the time about the tees we’ll play. Generally…All
girls and 8-11 boys play the forward tees (red equivalents) Boys
12-13 play the middle tees (white equivalents) Boys 14-17 play the
back tees (blue equivalent)
QUALIFYING FOR THE DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP
In addition to the four sub-district tournaments, we have a two-day
district championship to be played at Jefferson Park on July 21-22nd
for qualified players. To advance to the District Championship you
must place in at least one sub-district event (and meet the scoring
guidelines for your age division) as follows:
Boys 16-17 finish in top 12
Girls 16-17 finish in the top 6
Boys 14-15 finish in the top 12
Girls 14-15 finish in the top 5
Boys 12-13 finish in the top 7
Girls 12-13 finish in the top 4
Boys 8-11 finish in the top 6
Girls 8-11 finish in the top 4
Tee Time Information
Tee times will be posted on the District 2 page of the WJGA website
at least 48 hours prior to the event. Pairings cannot be changed
once the tee times are posted. Pairings cannot be requested. Please
don’t ask to be paired with your friends. All players should arrive
at the course and check-in AT LEAST 30 minutes prior to their posted
tee time. All players in the 12-17 age divisions play 18 holes,
while players age 8-11 play 9 holes.
West Seattle GC, Seattle
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Food service available Chipping and putting areas available –No
Driving range Practice Rounds: Please call the pro shop to schedule
Tee information: To be announced later this spring.
Sub District #2
Snoqualmie Falls GC – Fall City
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Restaurant available Driving Range is there but not part of the
course, Cash only. Chipping and putting areas available Practice
Rounds: Please call the pro shop to schedule Tee information: To be
Sub District #3
Nile G&CC - Mountlake Terrace
Monday, July 7, 2014
Restaurant available Putting & chipping area available. Practice
Rounds: Please call the pro shop to schedule Tee information: To be
Sub District #4
Willows Run, Coyote Creek -Redmond
Monday, July 14, 2014
Driving Range, chipping and putting areas available Practice Rounds:
Please call the pro shop to schedule Tee information: To be
District Championship (For players that
Jefferson Park GC - Seattle
Mon/Tues., July 21-22, 2014
Please be advised that the Clubhouse, chipping/putting greens and
driving range are under construction at this time. I can’t guarantee
any practice facilities however they do have food & beverage on
Please contact the pro shop for practice rounds.
This is a two day tournament. Players are trying to qualify for the
State Championship which will be held August 6 -8 in Spokane. See
web site for more details.
Please be a good playing partner with whomever you’re paired. Very
few remember what score you shoot, but they remember how you conduct
yourself on the course. Finally, please remember to thank all the
people involved in running your tournament.
Thanks for reading and we’re looking forward to a great competitive