TaylorMade-adidas Golf Qualifier Withdrawal Policy
Due to the increase in withdrawals
over the past few years, the AJGA has instituted the following
withdrawal policy for juniors who withdraw from a
qualifier after play has begun.
Once play begins, all juniors wishing to withdraw must report
in person to the Tournament Director before leaving the golf
course (or city in which the event is taking place) and before
the competition has closed. The Tournament Director
may ask the junior to talk to the Medical Attendant. The
Tournament Director may also ask the junior’s fellow-competitors
questions about the illness or injury. Based on the
information gathered, the AJGA Tournament Director will categorize
the junior’s withdrawal in one of three categories
listed below and the corresponding action will take place:
The junior is obviously ill, injured, or a family
tragedy has occurred.
The Tournament Director and the junior will sign the Withdrawal
Form and ‘JWD’ will be listed
next to the junior’s name in the tournament results. The
Tournament Director will report the withdrawal to the AJGA
Review Board and no further action will be taken.
The Tournament Director and Medical
Attendant are unable to determine if the junior is withdrawing
for a legitimate reason such as illness or injury. In the
case of an extreme weather delay, which may cause a junior
to miss a flight and/or incur substantial costs, withdrawing
from a tournamentfor this reason would
result in a questionable withdrawal.
If the Tournament Director is unable to determine if a junior
has legitimate reason for withdrawing from a tournament he/she
will rule the withdrawal questionable. The Tournament
Director and the junior will sign the Withdrawal Form and ‘QWD’ will
be listed next to the junior’s name in the tournament
results. The Tournament Director will report the withdrawal
to the AJGA Review Board and a questionable withdrawal will
be recorded in the junior’s history.
Once a junior receives two questionable withdrawals the
following will occur:
- AJGA Members: Will not be able
to participate in any other AJGA tournaments or qualifiers. If
a junior has previously been accepted into a tournament
or qualifier, they will be immediately withdrawn.
- Non Members: Will not be able
to play in upcoming qualifiers or join as an AJGA member
for the remainder of that calendar year.
No Cards/No Shows
The junior is disqualified under the USGA
Rules of Golf. This includes, but is not limited to, juniors
leaving the golf course or city in which the event is conducted
or failing to show up for any subsequent rounds of an event
without talking to the Tournament Director in person.
Disqualification penalties that occur due to intent or a deliberate
decision by the player will be listed as DQ Rule 6-3a
(NC or NS) and printed next to the junior’s
name in the tournament results. The Tournament Director will
report the disqualification to the AJGA Review Board. The junior’s
membership will be suspended and the junior will not be eligible
for year-end honors. If a junior has previously been accepted
into a future AJGA tournament(s), they will be withdrawn
immediately. If the Tournament Committee feels that the disqualification
penalty was one in which there was no intention or managed
purpose by the player, it will be listed as DQ Rule