Kevics Junior Tour
Parent Expectations & Caddying
Please have your KJA member read this before playing on the KJT. Our KJT events are all about the kids and their personal responsibilities as golfers. The parents can drive the carts, help search for lost balls (3 minutes max), and provide positive encouragement to the golfers. The parents should not act as caddie, give advice, keep track of the scores, fill out the scorecards for the players, nor yell or scream at the players (as it relates to their golf swings, shots, mistakes). This is a learning environment specifically for the kids and the coaches. All players are to write down the scores after each hole. It is their personal responsibility as a golfer to track their playing partner's score. Failure to write down a correct score will lead to disqualification in tournament play. If there is a disagreement about a score, make a note and the coaches will settle the matter at the scoring table after the round. The coaches will be in carts roaming among the groups on the course.
We truly understand how hard it may be for you to refrain from giving advice and wanting to help line-up shots. Just remember that the players are already under a lot of pressure on the golf course, primarily from themselves. They have high expectations of themselves as well as wanting to impress you and their coaches. When someone is constantly in their ear about how they are doing this or that incorrectly, their self-esteem, frustration level, and playing ability significantly decrease, which leads to bad performance, sad kids, and a hatred for the game of golf. Let's allow them to grow as golfers and allow the coaches to coach them through these situations. Thank you for your cooperation.
- TEE TIMES, PAIRINGS, LOCATION:
These are emailed to the players prior to the tournament and will include
the location of the event. Currently, our home course is:
Riverside Golf Club
3000 Riverside Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
(just south of 183 on 360)
- ENTRY FEE: The KJT is a monthly optional participation event. When a player registers for a KJT event, a $30 charge from Kevics Golf will be assessed to the card on file after the round. The greens/cart fee are a separate charge paid at the course.
- GREENS FEE & CART FEE: These will vary based on the courses we play. The current rate at Riverside is $15+tax for 9-holes and a cart for our players. These course fees are paid in the pro shop upon arrival to the course and are subject to change at the course's discrection.
- ARRIVAL TIMES:
Please be at the course and checked-in with the coaches at least 20 min before
your tee time as we may send groups off early to help with pace of play. At
Riverside, we gather at the practice putting green. This is located across
the entrance road, down the hill from the clubhouse (between holes 1 & 10).
You can practice your chipping and putting while you're waiting to tee off.
If you want to hit balls at the driving range, we recommend you show up at
least 1 hour before your tee time.
If you arrive late for your tee time, then you will need to go directly to the group you are paired with and start playing once the group reaches the next tee box. In tournaments, a late player would be disqualified.
- RIDING CARTS ARE REQUIRED: For the Kevics Junior Tour days, the course requires us to take riding carts to keep pace of play to 2 hours and 15 minutes. Someone that is 18 years old or older must accompany the player and be their driver on the golf course on these days. Whomever will be driving, they will need to go into the pro shop, pay for the round, and sign the liability form on the pro shop counter. The course will then provide you with the cart key.
- CART RULES (Failure to follow may result in your or the KJA's removal from the course.)
- Driver must be 18 yrs or older with a valid driver's license.
- No one under the age of 18 is allowed to drive then carts, not even a foot up the cart path.
- All people riding in the cart must sit on the seat facing forward. No players or spectators are allowed to sit or stand on the back or along the windshield. This is all a liability issue for the golf course and we must abide by those rules.
- Keep the carts at least 20 yards away from the putting green and tee boxes.
- Keep the carts at least 20 feet away from the sand bunkers.
- All carts must be back at the pro shop before sunset.
- DRESS CODE:
- WEAR YOUR KEVICS JUNIOR ACADEMY HAT AND STARS
- No denim, t-shirts, or opened-toe shoes. Gentleman tuck in your shirts and wear a belt.
- Check the weather before you leave the house, plan accordingly
- PACE OF PLAY: Your pace of play should be 2 hours and 15 minutes from when you tee off. The coaches will be pushing the groups that are playing slow and give penalties strokes, as would happen in a tournament. Please remind your golfer about pace of play. We play "ready golf" and continuous putting during the on-course sessions. Each group should be able to finish the holes in under 14 minutes per hole. There is a maximum of 2 practice swings on each shot and use continuous putting.
- FORMAT OF PLAY:
We play 9-holes of individual stroke play, meaning you will hit your own shots
until you hole-out or reach the stroke limit. If a different format will be played
then we will notify the players ahead of time. Each player will receive a scorecard
indicating from which yardage they will play.
SHOT LIMIT & BUNKERS:
- ALL: please rake the bunker behind you as you exit it
- FUNdamentals: 6-shot limit, you get a free drop when you go in a bunker simply pick it up and place it next to the bunker then proceed
- Advanced: 7-shot limit, you are to make 1 attempt from the bunker, if you are not successful in getting it out of the bunker, then you take free relief only count the 1 stroke you took in the bunker
- Elite: no shot limit, you are to hit from the bunker until you are out of the bunker
- SCORING TABLE AFTER THE ROUND: Upon finishing the round, each group should proceed to the clubhouse to turn in the scorecards.
- THINGS EVERY GOLFER SHOULD HAVE IN THEIR GOLF BAG
- Sun block before the round, after applying it, make sure your hands are dry and non-greasy before gripping your clubs
- Bug spray either before the round or keep it in the bag
- Bag & Clubs (14 clubs is the maximum you're allowed to have according the rules)
- Scrub Brush if you have one, to clean the grooves of dirty clubs
- Push Cart if you have one. While we require a riding cart, there have been times when the course has run out of carts for us. It is our recommendation to bring it along in the trunk and if you need it, it's there.
- Balls (at the very least have six (6))
- Sharpie Marker (used to mark your golf ball before the round starts: writing initials or drawing a picture on your ball helps you identify it on the course)
- Tees (at least 1 tee for each hole you'll be playing, so if you're playing 9 holes, then have at least 9 tees)
- Ball Markers (something to mark your ball on the putting green: a shiny coin like a quarter or dime usually make great ball markers)
- Pencil w/eraser (recommend having at least two (2) in the bag)
- Towel(s) to clean your ball and clubs, also to dry your hands
- Water bottle to keep in the bag for hydration
- Umbrella and/or Rain Gear to keep dry if the weather calls for a wet day