COVID-19 Safety Suggestions

  • Please send in your registrations in advance if at all possible.
  • Please bring forms (registration and liability waiver ) already filled out.
  • A printable brochure and Waiver forms are available at
  • Please bring exact change for membership and green fees on day of event.
  • Advanced tee times are a MUST. This year we will not allow “walk-ons”.
  • Due to tee times being further apart than in the past, we have limited tee times available. You can call for tee times 1 week in advance of event.
  • There will be no awards ceremony at the tournaments. Trophies will be given to winners at the next tournament you attend.
  • Scoring for each division winners (top 4 places) will be posted on Facebook immediately upon completion of that division. As always, winning scores will be in the Gazette the next morning.
  • Scoring for ALL golfers will be posted on our website by 10 pm that night.
  • Please bring exact change whenever possible. $5 green fees and $10 membership.
  • Individual golf course COVID-19 restrictions will be strictly enforced.
  • The Optimist Club is determined to continue to make these events fun and safe.

Participant Expectations & Rules

  • Please be at the golf course, ready to play, 15 minutes before your tee time.
  • You will get specific 1st tee instructions at each tournament.
  • Someone else in your group will keep your score; you will keep another player’s score.
  • At hole #1, identify what ball you are playing with and mark it.
  • Play “ready golf” at the tee.
  • Record all players’ scores from the previous hole before starting the next hole.
  • Ages 13 – 18, girls from red tees, boys from white tees.
  • Boys & girls , ages 11-12 from red tees.
  • Boys & girls, ages 8-10 from advanced tees. Play only 6 holes.
  • Always play the ball where it lies. Exception: The embedded ball rule applies thru the green.
  • Free “drop” from wildflowers without penalty. Do not hit the ball from wildflower areas.
  • From “no mow” areas you have two options: 1) hit the ball from where it is. Or take a penalty stroke and “drop” just outside of the area, no nearer the hole.  “Drop” is 1 club length.
  • You are allowed 2 minutes to look for a lost ball.
  • Count all strokes, penalty strokes and misses (whiffs).
  • No scores over 10 on any hole. Pick up your ball after ten strokes, wait for your group to finish, and then advance to the next tee.
  • No “gimmies”. Putt out on all holes unless your score is over 10.   If score is over 10, circle 10 on the scorecard.
  • Out-of-bounds. “Drop” your ball inside of the white stakes, add a stroke, and then hit your ball.
  • Turn in your signed and added scorecard as soon as you have completed play.  Once signed, added and turned in, if you have added incorrectly, you will be assessed a 2- stroke penalty for signing an incorrect card.
  • Ties for the first four places will be broken using the “card back” system from the last hole played.
  • GPS devices are allowed only in the 13-18 year old divisions. You are expected to provide distance for and player NOT having a device. NO PHONE calls while playing.
  • Ages 8 to 12…Adult advice is allowed as long as it does not hold up play.
  • Ages 8 to 12…No “hands-on” instruction from any NON-PLAYER.
  • Ages 13-18…No caddies or advice/assistance from any NON-PLAYER.
  • Thank you to adult scorekeepers in ages 8 to 12. All parents are welcome to walk with the kids.
  • Etiquette on the green. When someone else is putting you should NOT be moving around, tossing a ball, practice swinging, talking or anything that might be a distraction to another golfer.
  • Be encouraging and supportive of all players in your group, regardless of their skill level. If you are grouped with someone who is not at your skill level, offer assistance if asked. If your skill level is not what you desire, ask for advice. It’s how YOU get better. However, do not hold up play.
  • Trophies are awarded at the completion of play in each division. If you can’t stay, you can pick up your trophy at the next event.
  • Like up on Facebook to receive updates, reminders and rain-out information.

Most of all – have fun!

Rain / Storm Policy:

  • In the case of lightning/thunder, we will give the golfers appropriate warning and pull them off of the golf course.
  • Once this has taken place, the tournament will be canceled and players will not be allowed back on the course for the rest of the day.  Players waiting to play will not be able to start their round.  Unfortunately, CROJGA does not have unlimited access to the golf courses throughout the day.
  • If it is just raining, play will continue. We encourage all junior golfers to learn how to play in the rain.  As you advance in tournament play in high school and beyond, you will be playing in the rain.