Welcome to the
26th Season of the Blue Water Junior Golf Association!
2017 EVENT ONLINE REGISTRATION
FOR RETURNING BWJGA
Returning BWJGA members (those who have played in a previous
tournament season) need to turn in the completed registration form
along with a copy of their birth
members need to turn in a completed registration form,
three score cards from the current 2017 season - dated and signed by the
golf course manager where they played, and pay the appropriate
registration fee. Returning
members are not required to take a written test, or a skills test!
Boys and girls ages 10-17 who have previously played in the
league may sign up by filling out and returning the registration form
with their scorecards and payment to Golf Country.
Returning members may also register by mailing the required
Golf Country -
4730 Smiths Creek Road
FOR NEW MEMBERS
New BWJGA members (those who will be playing for the first time
this summer) must also fill out the enclosed registration form, provide
three (3) scorecards from the current
spring season - dated and signed by the golf
course manager/pro (or golf coach), and pay the appropriate registration fee.
2. WRITTEN TEST
members must also take a rules test based on
the USGA Rules of Golf and the BWJGA Rules (such as special scoring
rules, appropriate golf attire,
etc.). Beginning this year, the
test will be administered and scored online
ALL NEW MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED
TO TAKE A SKILLS TEST PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR THE SEASON!!
We'd prefer this
test take place before the May
registration date. It
will be more practical for everyone if you only have to take the written
test on that date.
Skills testing will be
held by appointment
weekdays (Monday through Friday) at Golf Country
(Ph:810-364-9160) beginning May 1st.
The test will take
approximately 10-15 minutes and is required for
REGISTRATION FORMS, SCHEDULES, & RULES
Since 2013, registration has been offered online (see the link above).
Please review the
BWJGA Rules also linked to this website.
Even though returning members do not have to take a test, it is
still important to know the rules for double par, appropriate dress, and
behavior that are an essential part of the BWJGA.
Throughout the tournament season, tee times
and maps for each of the
events will be available on our website.
Please be sure to check your tee times before each tournament.
As you might expect, proper golf attire is REQUIRED for all events. Although
not all the courses involved have a strict dress code, we certainly do.
Shirts with collars are a must (that means NO T-Shirts). Also, NO JEANS, NO
ATHLETIC or DENIM SHORTS are permitted. If
in doubt, check out our
BWJGA Rules regarding proper attire:
Rule # 5.
Proper golf attire is required at all tournament events.
Shirts with collars and slacks (or ‘dress’ shorts) are
required. This means No
T-shirts!! Shorts may
made of denim or jean material of any kind and must NOT be shorter than
four inches above the knee (such as athletic shorts). Socks must also be worn at all times - footies, quarter socks
or athletic socks are all acceptable.
Golf is a sport for gentlemen and ladies and BWGJA members are
expected to act and look the part.
IF YOU ARE NOT PROPERLY DRESSED, YOU WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN THAT EVENT.
THE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
There will be one Grand Tournament of Champions consisting of all
of the golfers who placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in one of the regular season
tournaments in any Blue Water Junior Golf Association
These winners will be invited to the Tournament of Champions and
will be honored with an Awards luncheon in recognition of their
accomplishments. Family and
friends are encouraged and invited to attend the
lunch and awards ceremony
for a reasonable price to cover the cost of lunch.
Because of the number of new participants in our younger age groups
we need adult volunteers to make sure that things run smoothly. The
volunteer responsibilities include participating in a 45-minute informal
presentation on the simple rules of golf and the BWJGA's
tournament rules (to be held in May --
date/time to be announced), walking or riding with a foursome,
double-checking the accuracy of the golfer’s scores, and keeping the
pace up. We would like to
generate volunteers from each participant’s family for at least one
tournament throughout the season (families of 10 & 11 year old
golfers are required to provide a volunteer for at least one
event). Grandparents, aunts
or uncles, and adult brothers or sisters make wonderful volunteers!
Don’t let the fact that you don’t play golf stop you from
becoming a volunteer!
The 45-minute volunteer training session that will be held at Golf
Country will answer your questions and provide you with
the knowledge you need to be a great volunteer.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you have any questions, need more information, or
need hard copies of any of the information located on this website,
please stop by Golf Country or contact us at (810) 364-9160.