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Frequently Asked Questions

We've tried to answer anything you may be wondering, but in case we missed one you can always email us at support@ncjga.com.

What is North County Junior Golf Association?

NCJGA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization located in San Diego's North County. Our mission is to make junior golf fun, affordable and accessible for boys and girls of all ages and skill levels. 

How do I join the NCJGA?

Click here to be taken into our BlueGolf platform. Complete all of the required information and your membership application will be processed.  

Thank you and welcome to NCJGA!!

Marcia@ncjga.com

What are the benefits of becoming an NCJGA member?

  • A 12-month membership from the dated joined.
  • Discounts on entry fees into NCJGA Tournaments (pays for itself after 3 events).
  • PAR Membership packets are handed out at the first tournament you play in. 
  • BIRDIE & EAGLE Members will receive their PAR packet at the first event and all remaining benefits by e-mail once the JC Junior application has been e-mailed to Marcia@ncjga.com.  
  • It will take 5-7 business days for all to fall in place at Twin Oaks.
  • Discounts on instruction with David Emerick, PGA
  • Discounts on group instruction, clinics & summer camps.

What is a GHIN#?

A GHIN handicap number is obtained through the Southern California Golf Association.  www.scga.org 

You may have a ghin # established through high school golf or with an active certified golf pass. 

Juniors should start posting all 9 and 18 hole rounds of golf on a regulation length golf course to establish a handicap and get an index. 

What is the Premium Players Club?

The Premium Players Club is an optional addition to your NCJGA membership. Adding the (PPC) service allows you an in-depth look at your playing statistics. You are also able to add non-NCJGA tournament rounds to build a larger base of statistical data. The (PPC) is a great way for the golfer to find the areas that need improvement. This feature is a perfect tool to help the college bound student/athlete.

Do I have to be a NCJGA member to play in the tournaments?

No, We welcome everyone to play however, to be eligible for POINTS and earn Player of the Year (POY) awards or exemptions to the (TTC) Toyota Tour Cup Division at the end of each year, You must be a member.

How much does it cost to play in a tournament?

The entry fees for each event can be located under "Tournaments." Select the info link for the event you are playing in and that will bring you to the Tournament information page.

1-day Championship Tour events cost $70 for members, 2-Day JGS events $165 for members. 

Executive Tour rates, 18 holes $45 for members and $35 for 9 hole members. 

Guest fees are available if you are not a member and wish to play!

What is the "Executive Tour (ET)"?

Tournaments on the Executive Tour are for boys and girls ages 5-18. They are scheduled on Sunday at executive-length golf courses (~3000 yards) 

We pair juniors by age and skill level.  "It is ALL about the kids!"

NCJGA rule is that you will pick up your ball and take double PAR plus 1 if you reach that.  Example: PAR 3 you are on the green in 6 and when you putt your ball does not go in.  You would take your maximum score of double par plus 1.

What is the "Championship Tour (CT)"?

Tournaments on the Championship Tour (CT) are for boys 10-18 and girls 11-18 years old. They are 1-2 day events at championship-length golf courses (~6000 yards) with an advanced Toyota Tour Cup (TTC) competitive division.  Choose the best division for you! 

Points are Awarded after each event for all divisions.

 

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Can a junior play up a division?

Yes, however you will need approval. E-mail David@ncjga.com or Marcia@ncjga.com  

 

What is the Toyota Tour Cup (TTC)?

The Toyota Tour Cup is apart o SCPGA tournament program and is designed for the experienced junior golfers who hope to play in college. The Toyota Tour Cup (TTC) is recognized by college coaches throughout the United States as one of the premier competitive junior golf tours in the country. NCJGA has partnered with the Southern California PGA Junior Tour to offer exemptions into events on the TTC the following season. 2 Boys and 2 Girls!

TTC - Boys 13-18 (SCGA GHIN HDCP index of 10 or better)
TTC - Girls 12-18 (SCGA GHIN HDCP index of 14 or better)

TEES: TTC - Boys play from 6500-7000 yards
TTC - Girls play from 5800-6100 yards

How far in advance do I have to register for tournaments?

Tournament registration deadlines are 1 week prior to the tournament date.  If you attempt to register after the registration deadline please E-mail Marcia@ncjga.com as we always try our best to get everyone into an event.

How do I sign up for a tournament?

Tournament schedules are on the home page.  Find the tournament you want to play in and click the "register" link to the right of it and follow the on screen instructions. You can sign up for multiple tournments at the same time.

How do I know if I'll be accepted into a tournament?

You will receive an e-mail that states you been accepted into the tournament.

The NCJGA does its best to accept every player into a tournament on a first come first served basis. Should the number of players registered exceed the number of available spots; a waiting list will be generated.

E-mail Marcia@ncjga.com 

I missed a registration deadline, can I still play?

If you missed a deadline and there are still spots open in your division we are happy to re-open the registration for you to sign up for the tournament.  Please e-mail Marcia@ncjga.com and she will assist you with registering for the event.

When will my tee time and pairings be available online?

The pairings will be posted on line on or before the Friday prior to the event by 7pm.  

You can access the pairings by clicking on the Tournament Schedule then click on the "info" link that is provided for each tournament.  There will be a blue "Pairings" link in the upper left side under tournament round between the date and name of golf course being played.

Are caddies allowed?

A caddy is allowed on the Executive Tour for 9 hole players.

View the details under the "parent/player information" on the tournament information page (TIP) as each tournament will specify if a caddy is allowed and for what divisions.

Are spectators allowed?

It is best to check the (TIP) tournament information page for the event you are interested in playing in to see if spectators are allowed.  Each venue is different and it is up to the golf course.

What do I do when I show up to a tournament?

Players are required to check in at the NCJGA tournament registration table when they arrive at the golf course.

Players please check in at least 1 hour prior to your assigned tee time to allow you time to warm up on the range/putting green.
Players must arrive to the first tee 15 minutes prior to their tee time to receive their tournament scorecard and any further instructions.

What are Player of the Year (POY) Points?

  • Active NCJGA Members earn points for the Top 15 position through out the year on both the Championship Tour and on the Executive Tour. 
  • Points are not combined - 2 tours - each are awarded individual points for the top finishers.

 

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What tees will I be playing?

Always confirm the tees being played by clicking on the age division under contests on the tournament information page (TIP) for the tournament you signed up for.

 

Can beginner golfers play in NCJGA tournaments?

Absolutely, the NCJGA welcomes players of all ages and skill levels. We pair kids that way to give them the best experience.  Growing Up Golf means many different things.  Meet new friends, play for life, have fun, be competitive.
For 20 years we have helped many kids find there way through playing golf!

"It's ALL about the kids"

How do I make a donation?

Your donation is a tax deduction.

Mail us your donation 

 NCJGA 2604B El Camino Real, Suite 116, Carlsbad, CA  92008

You may also make an on-line donation through Paypal by clicking here.  

Thank you in advance for supporting the kids playing NCJGA!

How do I become a tournament sponsor?

Mail us $500 to become a Tournament sponsor.  Marcia@ncjga.com 

I will contact you for logo to add to our sponsor page as well as the tournament page.  Any additional information you would like handed out at the event please send to us as well!

Go to our Sponsors Page to learn about becoming an NCJGA sponsor. All donations are tax-deductible. You will receive a letter from us with our tax ID number as a receipt.

Can players rent a golf cart?

No, all players in NCJGA competition are required to walk. Pull carts are allowed. Parent in the caddy divisions can rent a cart if they are available.  Players clubs can ride but the player must walk.

Can I get a refund if I cancel from a tournament?

 

Tournament Refund Policy:  All withdrawals must be submitted in writing to withdrawal from an event.  Send e-mail to -mail - Marcia@ncjga.com
               

  • 13 days or before - refund less $25 administration fee.
  • 12-7 days - 50% of entry fee
  • 7 days transfer equal or lesser value - 1 transfer per year!
  • 6 days or less - no refund

Tournament cancelled due to weather conditions - When an event is cancelled or cut short due to unplayable conditions - contact Marcia@ncjga.com

As a parent, what is my role at the tournaments?

Parents can support the program by offering to volunteer:

  • Marshall: Provide supervision on the golf course and encourage proper pace of play.
  • Scorer: Walk with the group and record each player's hole-by-hole score. A scorer is required for all boys and girls 10 & under divisions.
  • Shuttling: When courses have long green to tee walks, parents will be assigned to a hole to drive kids to the next tee box to keep up the pace of play.

Is food included in the entry fee?

No, but some courses include a a lunch special $5.00-$10.00. 
NCJGA recommends that each player come prepared with their own snacks and water. Always check the TIP tournament information page under whats included.

How are ties broken?

All ties are determined by card off, back 9 first still tied last 6 holes or 3 hole putt off.  (USGA).  TTC divisions will have a on course playoff. 

Who earns a prize?

Every player who turns in a scorecard earns a prize.

 

What rules are in effect during the tournaments?

USGA and Local Rules are in effect. Please adhere to proper golf attire.

Why did my "points" awarded drop of the overall POY standings?

Your points will only drop off if your membership expired and you have not renewed.

Points are awarded to active Members only!

Are there group / clinics available?

Yes, please e-mail Marcia or David@ncjga.com

David offers camps in the summer they are posted mid April! 

He also offers individual lessons, group instruction and clinics!

Is there on course instruction?

Contact David@ncjga.com for all instruction questions.

 

How do I become a member of the SCGA Junior Club?

Contact the SCGA - view the Junior Golf Pass on line and register or renew yearly.  You are not certified unless you complete the on line quizzes.   http://www.scga.org