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Section 2. Participating Clubs and Divisional Alignment
League Rules and Format of Play
These league rules
were established at the charter meeting on April 5, 1967. Amendments made
at various meetings are incorporated herein. Originally drafted by Captain
Ed Chester, USCG Retired, Castlewood CC. Early league founders included:
William I Clark, San Jose CC; Hal Rosenberg, Green Hills; Lloyd DeMartini,
Green Hills; Bill Fisher, Santa Rosa.
a.) To provide an opportunity for competitive golf for Junior Golfers in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.
b.) To augment the junior golf programs of the Northern California Golf Association (NCGA), the California State, and the United States Golf Association (USGA).
c.) To promote and foster the desirability of golf etiquette and competitive spirit.
Blackhawk Country Club, Danville
Castlewood Country Club, Pleasanton
Contra Costa Country Club, Pleasant Hill
Diablo Country Club, Diablo
Oakhurst Country Club, Clayton
Orinda Country Club, Orinda
Round Hill Country Club, Alamo
Claremont Country Club, Oakland
Marin Country Club, Novato
Meadow Club, Fairfax
Napa Valley Country Club, Napa
Richmond Country Club, Richmond
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club, Santa Rosa
Sequoyah Country Club, Oakland
Almaden Golf & Country Club, San Jose
La Rinconada Country Club, Los Gatos
Ruby Hill CC, Pleasanton
Pasatiempo Golf Club, Santa Cruz
San Jose Country Club, San Jose
Saratoga Country Club, Saratoga
Silver Creek Golf & Country Club, San Jose
Lake Merced Golf & Country Club, Daly City
Los Altos Golf & Country Club, Los Altos
Palo Alto Hills Country Club, Palo Alto
Peninsula Golf & Country Club, San Mateo
The Olympic Club, San Francisco
Sharon Heights Golf & C. Club, Menlo Park
Stanford Golf Club, Stanford
The following two classes of players are eligible to participate in the Bay Cities League of Jr. Golfersand to play in League Matches
provided that they have not yet reached his or her 21st birthday on or before January 1st in the year of the season. (Amended 4/22/88. In the past the junior could not compete on or after his/her 21st birthday.):
1. "Bona fide" junior members are defined as the "sons or daughters of bona fide, dues-paying members, or grandchildren of bona fide, dues-paying members, where the grandchild has the same full and equal privileges of junior membership to use the club as would a son or daughter of a bona fide, dues-paying member." Such members may participate without limitation as to numbers.
2. "All Other" junior members are defined as:
a. Non-members invited to play on the team as has been the case in the past,
b. Special junior memberships – these would be boys or girls whose parents or grandparents ARE NOT bona fide, dues-paying members, but have been granted a special junior membership where they:
1. pay dues monthly/annually;
2. have an account number, are billed by the club monthly for dues and use (e.g., food, beverage, etc.), and
3. have privileges to use the club on a year-round basis;
c. Grandchildren of bona fide, dues-paying members where the grandchild DOES NOT have the same full and equal privileges of junior membership to use the club as would a son or daughter of a bona fide, dues-paying member.
b.) The total number of "All Other" players that may compete during a match for a team for points shall not exceed 5 players beginning for the 2002 season. This will be reduced to "not to exceed 4 players" for the 2003 season and beyond. The competition committee will review this policy change at the end of the 2002 season.
c.) A player may only be listed on one teams' roster. A player cannot "float" from one team to another. (Added 8/20/87)
d.) Any Club may request from the League president a hardship exemption from these eligibility rules for good cause shown (which should include statements from the Club president and head professional the nature of the hardship and what actions will be taken to resolve such hardship in the following year.
e.) Subject: Clarification of Rules of eligibility of boys and girls who are not "bonafide" members as defined above to play in League Matches:
2.) A list of all Juniors must be submitted to the League Secretary by June 1st of each year.
3.) Any Junior ("bona fide" as well as "all others") must have participated in at least three (3) of the League's matches to be eligible to participate in the League Match Play Championship between the Division Winners and runners-up competing for the League Championship Trophy.
Each club will play every other club in their division. The divisional winners will play the league play-off matches beginning August 1st , 1992. Eight teams will qualify for the play-offs. One or more exhibition matches may be played between teams from different. The “home” team will be the “away” team on alternate years in division play.
a.) Eight teams will qualify for the play-offs (amended 2/1/95, 3/31/2001):
1.) The winners of each division (4).2.) The second place finishers of each division (4)
b.) The play-off teams will be ranked (“seeded”) in terms of their winning status, and then by their average points per division match. The teams will be matched as follows:
c.) In determining the rank of “seeding,” should there be a divisional point average tie, the winner of any head-to-head match shall be seeded above the loser of that match. If that does resolve the seeding, then the point averages from all matches played that year will determine the seeding. If that does not resolve the seeding, the seeding team will be determined by a flip of a coin.
d.) The championship will be a home and home event, either spread over two weekends, or back to back on the Saturday and Sunday of one weekend, whichever is agreed upon by the coaches of these teams.
e.) If a playoff match results in a tie, the winner of the match will be determined on the basis of the better score for the two man best ball scores. If that should also result in a tie, the winner will be determined by comparing individuals match scores, starting with the #1 match, until the tie is broken.
f.) In the unfortunate event that a team which has qualified for the playoff, but is unable to field a team of at least eight junior golfers, then the third place team from their division will have the option to take over that spot in the playoffs. If the third place team is unable to do so, then the fourth place team may do so, and so on. If a course scheduling conflict develops whereby a playoff team cannot be the host their playoff match, it is in the spirit of the League that the match be played, if possible, at the other team’s home course or such other arrangements as approved by the League.
g.) If the Championship match results in a tie after normal play, no tie breaker will be utilized. Both teams will be declared League Co-Champions.
A predetermined squad of 8 junior golfers shall constitute the point scoring team. The traveling team shall be limited to 12 junior golfers plus 2 adult golfers (usually the club's Junior Golf Chairman, Alternate Chairman, or the Club's Professional.) [Amended 4/18/86] By prior arrangement with the home club, the visiting team may take as many players as are welcome by the home team.
For the scoring team,
play is from the Championship tees (usually blue) for boys, and the girls
shall play from the next forward tee or from such forward tee as designated
by the host’s Club Professional. (Typically,
this is from the next forward tee). Par for boys and girls
will be the same. Non-scoring players may use tees designated by the coaches. The
same tee will thereafter be used for all matches at the Club.
All players must walk. However, a player may use a motorized cart for medical necessity. (Added 8/22/86.) Club policy may require all players to use carts.
Individual club policy on spectators shall be enforced. Each club is to provide their stipulations concerning spectators. If spectators are allowed by the club, they must adhere to the JCANC rules regarding galleries. Spectators are to remain at least twenty-five yards away from the players. If advice is given by the spectator, loss of hole will be imposed on the junior receiving the advice.
In all cases, it is the responsibility of the visiting coach to obtain prior permission to allow spectators from the host club.
There will be no coaching allowed during any league match. Coaching is defined as giving advice on golf swing, putting, or other mechanics related to the game. Coaches are also not allowed to caddie for a team member during a league match. The coach can, however, offer motivational advice during play. Breach of this rule is loss of hole on the junior receiving the advice.
Team members are ranked
according to ability and shall be placed in the line-up in such order. Violation
of this rule, better known as "stacking the line-up," will
result in disqualification of that team. Each team's ladder shall be available
for inspection by the League and each opposing coach.
Points for the team championship trophy are based on the play of eight player teams. Points are scored as follows:
a.) All teams matches are played scratch (no handicaps).
b.) Eight individual matches - one point for match play winner on the front nine, one point for match play winner on the back nine, one point for the winning player for the overall match for 18 holes. (Changed from medal play to match play 2/3/91).
c.) Four two-man best ball matches - one point for team best ball match play winner of the front nine, one point for team best ball match play winner of the back nine, one point for the team best ball match winner for the 18 holes. (Changed from medal play to match play 2/3/91).
d.) A player's contribution to the scoring effort shall be recorded even if he is not able to complete 18 holes. (Added 8/20/87)
e.) A team with less than eight players shall position them consecutively, one through as many positions as the players may fill.
f.) Ties represent one-half point each.
g.) All putts should be holed out, but with consideration for “pace of play”.
h.) To improve scorecard accuracy, the scorers in each foursome are instructed to ask each player his or her score immediately upon completion of the hole, and record the score immediately. This helps prevent score card errors.
i.) The team receiving the majority of the 36 total possible points is the winner of the match.
j.) The team with the best won/lost percentage of all of the matches played against other teams within their division is that division’s champion. Individual match ties shall not effect the won/lost percentage. If two or more teams tie for the best won/lost percentage, the tied team scoring the most points in all their matches against other teams in their division shall be the division champion.
k.) A League “Perpetual Trophy” is to be presented to the League Champion as soon as possible upon completion of the final division winner's match.
Each season begins after a “kick- off” meeting held in the spring of each year (usually in April). At this meeting, the League will provide the team match schedules for each division, any proposed rule changes, financial reports, issues from the floor, informational packets, team gifts, and such other matters as comes before the League. A golf tournament comprised of the various club’s Junior Golf Chairpersons, their assistant, and League officials shall precede the spring meeting.
The list of the hosting clubs is provided later in this document. Attendance by each member club’s Junior Golf Chairman, Coach, Co-Coach, or Club Professional at this meeting is mandatory. The Junior Golf Chairmen of each of the four division winners of the previous year are responsible for contacting the various club directors in their division to ensure proper attendance. The division winners must also present an attendance list to the host club at least two weeks prior to the event.
The Junior Golf Chairman for the host club for the spring meeting is responsible for notifying each division winner of the date, and time of the event at least eight weeks prior.
[modified 3/2001, 4/2002]
The End of Season Meeting is held at a host club course directly following the League Championship match. Nomination and election of League officers, as well as any other League business, shall be conducted at the Fall Meeting. Each team shall have one vote.
[Beginning 2002, the League Championships and Fall Tournament may be combined, to be held at a site to be selected. This is approved as follows: The Fall Tournament & Meeting and the League Championship shall be held at the same time and place. Each team in the league will send their top individual junior player, along with the coach. The junior will compete for an individual "scratch" Player's Championship, the coaches in a "handicap" Coaches Tournament. Awards ceremony would be held immediately following the completion of play. This will allow immediate presentation of awards and for everyone present to celebrate the achievements.]
(Delete the following] Each club is to be represented by 2 junior golfers, the Junior Golf Chairman (or designate) and the club professional (or designate). The juniors golfers play for a two man gross best ball match against the field, with prizes awarded for first and second places. The two juniors and the two seniors play a four man best ball match. The juniors play scratch. The coaches play net score using established club handicaps. Prizes will be presented upon completion of the tournament.
Their Junior Golf Chairman
Each member club will have a person designated, identified and on file with the League as that club’s “Junior Golf Chairman” (also sometimes referred as the coach). The Junior Golf Chairman will be the direct interface between the League and the Member Club and its Bay Cities Junior golf team. Responsibilities and functions of the Member Club and the Junior Golf Chairman are as follows:
a) Fiscal Involvement
1.) Dues in the amount of $500 per year (amended 4/2003), payable before the Spring Meeting each year.
2.) The host club is to provide simple lunch for the visiting team and to provide golf carts for the Coach and co-coach chaperons.
b) Junior Golf Chairman Functions1.) To make the necessary arrangements for home matches with your club manager and your pro.
There is no prescribe method for determining ranking, so long as it is used for all matches and the method can be documented,
Actual arrival time, lunch, play and dress code are the responsibility of the Home (host) Club. The following will apply unless special arrangements are required:
1.) Matches are to be held on Saturdays.
2.) Arrival, approximately 11:00 AM
3.) Lunch 11:30-12:30
4.) Play to begin between 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Generally, some clubs may require that girls wear skirts, and most clubs will not allow boys to wear cut-offs or jeans. When visiting other clubs, the “away” team are guests and must abide by the home club’s rules. Please check with each Junior Golf Chairman or Head Professional prior to scheduled match to determine if there are other variations which will apply. Most clubs now require “soft spike” shoes be worn.
The season will be from May 15th through August 15th of each year.
Prior to teeing off at each match, it is recommended that the Host Junior Golf Chairman or the Host Club Professional assemble all participants and announce the following:
1.) This is a match play tournament - one point for the front nine, one point for the back nine, and one point for the eighteen. Plus a two-man best ball match for similar points
2.) All putts should be holed out - with due consideration given for pace of play.
3.) Medal scores are used to determine the playing spot on team ladders. A ball should, therefor be played out, or scores posted using the applicable rules of golf .
4.) Summer rules apply unless local conditions do not permit. Specify what change(s) is in effect and where.
5.) Imbedded ball rules are in effect depending on the condition of the course.
6.) State any special local rules that apply. Ask about local rules.
7.) Review briefly Rule 29 - ball lost, out of bounds, and unplayable lie procedures.
8.) Review briefly Rule 30 - Provisional Ball procedures.
9.) Announce that two complete scorecards for the foursome must be kept; one by each club; agreed upon, signed and turned in to the Match scorers at the end of play. Any scoring disputes must be resolved between the players involved. The foursome involved must NOT leave the scoring area until the matter is resolved, or a ruling has been made by the Host Club Professional, or submitted to the Competition Committee. If any matter is still in dispute, the Junior Golf Chairman, or his or her designate, shall immediately forward all applicable details in writing to the Chairman of the League’s Competition Committee, who shall decide the dispute within 48 hours and pursuant to Committee rules and procedures. The decision shall then be final.
Each club must inform the visiting clubs of dress code requirements for their facility. Bay Cities would like to continue to maintain a good image, and therefore recommends that each Club provide team shirts and pants to the team.
Golf shirt with collar and sleeves
Long pants or mid-thigh shorts
Shirts tucked in at all times
Hat (optional) worn with the bill in front
Soft spike golf shoes.
The following are not proper attire for Junior Golfers:
Shorts shorter than mid-thigh
Cleat-like golf shoes (baseball, football, etc.)
Listed below are the meeting places for the Spring and Fall meetings to be held over the next few years.
Spring Meeting Year Fall Meeting
Meadow Club 1990 Los Altos G&CC
Blackhawk CC 1991 Peninsula G&CC
Round Hill CC 1992 San Jose CC
Santa Rosa G&CC 1993 Sharon Heights
Stanford GC 1994 Olympic Club
Castlewood CC 1995 Almaden G&CC
Crow Canyon CC 1996 Diablo CC
La Rinconada CC 1997 Green Hills CC
Claremont CC 1998 Marin CC
Los Altos G&CC 1999 Meadow Club
Palo Alto Hills CC 2000 Blackhawk CC
San Jose CC 2001 Round Hill CC
Peninsula G&CC 2002 ?????????
Sharon Heights 2003 Olympic Club
Almaden G&CC 2004 Castlewood CC
Diablo CC 2005
Pasatiempo GC 2006 Sequoyah CC
Saratoga CC 2007 Silver Creek CC
Napa Valley CC 2008
The Host Club will provide complimentary tee times. The BCLJG will reimburse the Host Club for food and refreshments. The Host Club may provide golf carts or the participants may be charged for carts, at the discretion of the Host Club.
Year Winner Division Runner-Up Division1967 Marin CC Northern ? Southern1968 Green Hills CC Northern ? Southern1969 Green Hills CC Northern ? Southern1970 San Jose CC Southern ? Northern1971 Santa Rosa CC Northern Almaden CC Southern1972 Santa Rosa CC Northern Peninsula G&CC Southern1973 Almaden CC Southern ? Northern1974 Sharon Heights Southern ? Northern1975 Olympic Club Northern ? Southern1976 Olympic Club Northern ? Southern1977 Santa Rosa CC Northern Palo Alto Hills CC Southern1978 Olympic Club Northern ? Southern1979 Olympic Club Northern ? Southern1980 Green Hills CC Northern La Rinconada CC Southern1981 Santa Rosa CC Northern La Rinconada CC Southern1982 Meadow Club Northern La Rinconada CC Southern1983 Castlewood CC Southern Crow Canyon CC Northern1984 Castlewood CC Southern Olympic Club Northern1985 Castlewood CC Southern Santa Rosa CC Northern1986 Crow Canyon CC Northern Almaden CC Southern1987 Crow Canyon CC Southern Marin CC Northern1988 Castlewood CC Southern Santa Rosa CC Northern1989 Santa Rosa CC Northern Los Altos CC Southern1990 Olympic Club Northern Los Altos CC Southern1990 Olympic Club Northern Los Altos CC Southern1991 Olympic Club Northern Castlewood CC Southern1992199319941995 San Jose CC Southern Olympic Club Northern1996 San Jose CC Southern Santa Rosa CC Northern1997 Castlewood CC Eastern Blackhawk Eastern1998 San Jose CC Southern La Rinconada CC Southern1999 Santa Rosa CC Northern San Jose CC, Southern2000 Santa Rose CC Northern La Rinconada CC Southern
2001Santa Rose CC Northern Green Hills CC Mid-Bay
2002Napa Valley CC Northern Castlewood CC Eastern (formerly called"Midbay')(Club records, in the possession of the League Secretary as of 6 March, 1999, show the above results. If any person reading this list knows who the runner-up was in a prior years, please pass that information along to the League Secretary.)The Bay Cities League of Junior Golfers (BCLJG) shall be headed by the following officers: the President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Each shall be elected or re-elected annually by a majority vote of the Junior Golf Chairpersons attending the Fall Meeting.The President shall be in charge of all organizational matters of BCLJG, to direct its affairs, assign duties and to staff committees, identity and resolve issues, conduct the Spring and Fall Meetings, establish match schedules, and to promote the best interests of Bay Cities and junior golf.The Secretary will be in charge of recording all minutes of meetings, maintaining membership lists and directories, and recording all match scores, along with such other duties and tasks that are from time to time assigned.The Treasurer shall be in charge of collecting, dispensing, reporting, and maintaining all BCLJG funds, accounts, and books. The treasurer shall provide financial reports to the membership at the Spring Meeting.
Year President Secretary/Treasurer Vice-President1975 Dave Forsman, Los Altos1976 Dave Forsman, Los Altos1977 Edward Chester, Castlewood Dave Forsman, Los Altos1978 Dave Forsman, Los Altos1979 Dave Forsman, Los Altos1980 Dave Forsman, Los Altos1981 Dick Mann, Palo Alto Hills Linda Johnson1982 Dick Mann, Palo Alto Hills Linda Johnson1983 Dick Mann, Palo Alto Hills Linda Johnson1984 Philip Chappron, Castlewood Linda Johnson1985 Philip Chappron, Castlewood Linda Johnson1986 Gary Clark, Crow Canyon Larry Rebich, Green Hills1987 Gary Clark, Crow Canyon Larry Rebich, Green Hills1988 Gary Clark, Crow Canyon Larry Rebich, Green Hills1989 Tom Perkins, Castlewood TJ Boer, San Jose CC1990 Tom Perkins, Castlewood TJ Boer, San Jose CC1991 TJ Boer, San Jose CC Dave Scatina, Sharon Heights1992 TJ Boer, San Jose CC Dave Scatina, Sharon Heights1993 TJ Boer, San Jose CC Dave Scatina, Sharon Heights1994 Nick Speno, San Jose CC TJ Boer, San Jose CC1995 Nick Speno, San Jose CC TJ Boer, San Jose CC1996 Nick Speno, San Jose CC TJ Boer, San Jose CC1997 Nick Speno, San Jose CC TJ Boer, San Jose CC1998 Steven Kearney, Olympic Club TJ Boer, San Jose CC1999 Steven Kearney, Olympic Club TJ Boer, San Jose CC2000 Mark Janusch, Meadow Club TJ Boer, San Jose CC2001 Glynn Falcon, San Jose CC TJ Boer, San Jose CC2002 Glynn Falcon, San Jose CC TJ Boer, San Jose CC
2003 Glynn Falcon, San Jose CC Chris Woodruff, Claremont CC Barrett McGrath, Saratoga CC
19??-19?? Elkhorn CC ??19??-1981 Woodbridge CC ??19??-19?? Green Valley CC ??19??-1988 California Club South San Francisco19??-1989 Presidio GC San Francisco1967-2001 Green Hills CC Milbrae199?-2001 Ruby Hill Pleasanton
1990-2001 Crow Canyon Dublin
19??-2002 Moraga CC MoragaYear Club Location1992 Claremont CC Oakland2000 Pasatiempo GC Santa Cruz2000 Saratoga CC Saratoga
2002 Oakhurst CC Clayton2003 Ruby Hill CC Pleasanton
A standing committee shall exist to identify and resolve any issues or disputes involving the competition between teams. It is the goal of this committee to resolve disputes in a fair, prompt, and a gentlemanly manner, ever mindful that the committee has only the best interests of Junior Golfers as its goal, and that the preamble of this organization is “to promote and foster the desirability of golf etiquette.” The Competition Committee will, from time to time, recommend to the membership that there be certain rule changes, modifications, clarifications, and interpretations consistent with that goal and with the goal of maintaining a “competitive spirit” with Junior Golfers.This committee will be chaired by a person appointed annually by the President. The committee shall be comprised of the Junior Golf Chairpersons, or their designates, for each of the four (4) Divisional winners for that year. They shall serve until their successors (next year’s division winners) are determined. This Committee shall meet in advance of the Spring meeting, and as such need arises, in order to study, consider and make timely recommendations to the membership of competition matters. (added August 2000)
The League’s Competition Committee, in conjunction with the League’s Member Clubs, shall establish such reasonable rules and penalties as deemed necessary concerning inappropriate behavior during League events involving junior members, their coaches, and/or their spectators. It will be the goal of this section that each junior golfer and their respective coaches will, at all times, conduct themselves in the manner and fashion consistent with the highest traditions, honor, and respect for the game of golf, the host club and club members, and for their respective opponents. Vulgarism, loud or violent behavior, use of alcohol or street drugs, rowdyism, “trash talk,” failure to abide by the host club’s rules, throwing clubs, cheating, or disrespectful and unsportsmanlike behavior may result in discipline ranging from loss of hole, loss of individual match, loss of team match, suspension or expulsion from team play, as deemed appropriate under the circumstances by the involved coaches, clubs, or by the Bay Cities League.
May 28, 2002(Last modified: April 12, 2003, April 25, 2002, March 31, 2001, previously: May 22, 1999 )