CATALYST DEVELOPMENTAL TOUR
We started Catalyst Junior Tour based on the need for Junior Golfers to have community and consistency. It’s our goal to have consistent opportunities to play with and against friends. We want to create an environment where they look forward to having fun, being challenged, and competing.
CATALYST CUP SERIES
Catalyst Cup is a summer and fall league. The format is an Individual Modified Stableford Scoring System. The player in each division with the most points will win the cup.
Eagle. - 8 Pts
Birdie - 4 Pts
Par - 2 Pts
Bogey - 1 Pt
The Catalyst Cup League will be held on the Riverside Golf Links - Executive Course. The course will be scaled to your division.
WHY SCALE THE COURSE?
Junior enjoy golf more when they have a fair chance to succeed. Making a new or young golfer play a course that’s too long not only hurts their score, it can also discourage them from wanting to come back, and prevent them from loving the game. We scale each golf hole to a distance fair for kids to play, allowing opportunities to make legislate birdies and pars for every player. The ability to score well early has a cognitive component increasing enjoyment and confidence in both short term and long term development. Many top players on professional tours acknowledge that the ability to score well as Junior players on a scaled course gave them the mindset to continue to do so as they started to play longer courses.
ARE CADDIES ALLOWED?
Caddies are mandatory in the 4th and 5th grade division. Caddies are allowed in the 6th and 7th grade division.
A “Caddie” is one who assists the player in accordance with the rules, which includes carrying or handling the players clubs during play.
- Caddies can transport players clubs and equipment
- Caddies can help search for balls
- Caddies can clean players balls
- Caddies can give players advice ( As pace of play allows )
- Caddies can use pull carts
RAINOUTS AND INCLEMENT WEATHER
Catalyst Tour will try to play all events to the conclusion. We will play in wet, cold, and rain unless rain or lightning or severe weather is in the near forecast. In the event the participants need to evacuate the course, tournament officials and host facility will sounds an air horn. Once the horn has sounded you must stop play. Wherever you are on the course, mark your ball, and if allowed we will try to finish play. If the event is shortened due to rain there will be now refunds.
USGA Rules will govern all play. If the group can not establish a ruling and there is no rules official nearby, we ask you to play two balls and a ruling will be administered in the scoring area. Competitor need to announce the you are playing two balls and which ball you wish to count if the rules allow. Please do not sign scorecards until a ruling had been made official.
DO YOU HAVE A SIBLING DISCOUNT?
Catalyst Tour will issue a sibling discount. Members who have two or more junior golfers will receive a discount on Memberships. This discount can not be combined with any other discounts or promotions.
We will only have tie breakers for first place. It will be decided by a sudden death playoff until we have a winner. If the weather or darkness prevents us from completing the playoff Co Champions will be awarded.
DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES
Catalyst Tour allows devices that measure distance only. Devices that measure slope or wind are not allowed.
WHAT IS COACHING?
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All players must wear proper golf attire at the event. Jeans, cut offs, and t-shirts will not be permitted. Proper golf attire is required for the entire event. Hats must be worn in a proper manner at all times. All golf shirts must have a collar and be tucked in. Only closed toe footwear will be allowed.
DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO JOIN?
New for 2021 no Membership is necessary.