District 5

WJGA COVID-19 statement updated 2/23/2021

District 5 welcomes our parents and players to the 2021 season!

Long time District 5 Director and WJGA president, Allen Hatley

We are excited to begin our 2021 season and welcome our new and returning junior players! Our goal is to provide competitive, fun events for everyone!

Important: Events open to statewide players will be available for sign up at registration on Monday, March 1, 2021, at 9 A.M. Please check the WJGA tournament schedule for the numerous statewide golfing events. These events provide opportunities for competitive players to earn points for AJGA events, the America’s Cup Team, and the Hogan Cup Team. Please sign up early for these events if you are interested, as they may not be available once the field is full. Many of these events are filled within hours/days after registration opens.

Regarding our District tournament, we have made arrangements for our host hotel for Districts to be at the Residence Inn Marriott, which is located in Pullman, close to the Palouse Ridge Golf Course. If you plan to stay there, be sure to mention that you are a WJGA participant as we have negotiated a special rate for our group. Our district tournament which is a two-day tournament will be held on Monday and Tuesday, July 19-20, 2021. A player must qualify for this event by playing in the sub-district events.

If your child is in the 8-11 and 12-13 age groups, we are requiring parents to be walking scorers for both days at our District tournament that is held in Pullman at Palouse Ridge Golf Course.  This is the same requirement as for each subdistrict.

As always, we need your assistance to make this an awesome year.   Please read the rules and responsibilities for both players and parents, along with any current changes in WJGA policies. And be sure to read the player and gallery rules, dress code, and tournament withdrawal and refund information carefully. This website was designed specifically with you in mind and hopefully, will be a valuable resource for available tournaments, tee times, points, and registration.

If you are a parent with player(s) in the 8-11 or 12-13 age divisions, it is important that you read the walking scorer information below.  This outlines our District’s requirements for your child to participate in District 5.

We are looking forward to another great season with our outstanding group of young people. It is always our pleasure to spend part of the summer with them, and what better sport than golf to have fun in.

Sincerely,

Allen and Karen Hatley

Walking Scorer Requirement

**IMPORTANT NEW REQUIREMENTS for parents of all 8 to 13 year old golfers**

Without our parent volunteers, we would not be able to have a program that runs smoothly. All 8-11 and 12-13 age division participants require their parent to walk and score in the group with them.  This is done to assist your junior in making sure scores are accurate.  They are required to keep their own scores as well.  Here are some items you should be aware of:

  1.  As a parent, you are required to walk at each event that your child participates in during the season or to find a substitute to replace you.  If for any reason you find that you cannot make it to the tournament, you are responsible to find your own walking scorer replacement.  You will be assigned to the group with your child.

*** WJGA reserves the right to deny any player from participating in a tournament if this requirement cannot be met.

2. Cyndi Kelly will continue as our district’s designated coordinator for walking scorers.  You are asked to check in with Cyndi 30 minutes prior to your assigned scoring time.  She will review scoring with you and provide a radio for each group in the event rules officials are needed.  You can contact her at (509) 290-1671 or you can email her at cyndijkelly@yahoo.com

Refund Policy

Refund policy – All refund requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and should be submitted by email to the Tournament Director. Refunds because of scheduling conflicts will only be allowed until May 31st, and when granted will be subject to a $10 administration fee for Sub-District events and $20 administration fee for all other events. No refunds will be issued within 1 week of any tournament date.

Important Player and Gallery Rules

Parents and players need to carefully read the Code of Conduct found HERE.

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 of Golf.

Qualifying for District information

Qualifying for Your District Championship

To qualify for your district championship, you must place (plus ties) in at least one sub-district event as follows:

Boys 16-18 score in the top 13
Girls 16-18 score in the top 7
Boys 14-15 score in the top 12
Girls 14-15 score in the top 5
Boys 12-13 score in the top 7
Girls 12-13 score in the top 4
Boys 8-11 score in the top 6
Girls 8-11 score in the top 4

(In addition – all players must meet scoring guideline to
advance to the District Championship)
Boys 16-18       85           Boys 14-15       90
Boys 12-13       100        Boys 8-11         60 (9 holes)
Girls 16-18        100       Girls 14-15        105
Girls 12-13        115        Girls 8-11          75 (9 holes)

Tee Times Details

Tee times will be posted on the District 5 Tee Times 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 12-18 age divisions play 18 holes, while players age 8-11 play 9 holes.

 

Get my tee time (48 hours before the events) here!

See who is playing in my district events here!

See results in REAL TIME in my district events here!

Contact my District Directors here!