Junior Playing Times & Rules

Cadet, Junior and Under 25 Members

(Under 25 Members are persons aged between 18 and 25 years.)

Code of Practice Statement

Ashbourne Golf Club is fully committed to safeguarding the well-being of its Junior Members.  Every individual in the Club should at all times, show respect and understanding of their rights, safety and welfare, and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the Club and the guidelines contained in the “Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children in Sport in Ireland”

Different Categories.

  • Cadet members are children aged between 6 and 7 years.
  • Junior members are young persons aged between 8 and 17 years.
  • Under 25 Members are persons aged between 18 and 25 years).

Rules governing Under 25 Members.

Playing Times and Rules

  1. Under 25 members may tee off the 1st teeing ground and play golf on the course on Monday to Friday including Public and Bank Holidays except when:-
    1. an Inter-Club competition is in progress
    2. there is a society or classic booked
  • during competitions (for these see competitions playing times)
  1. Under 25 members should commence their golf on the 1st teeing ground only. The practice of “cutting in” is forbidden
  2. Please remember in casual (non-competition) rounds of golf:-
    • Men must play from white tees
    • Women play from red tees

 Competitions

  • Under 25 members, with a handicap, may compete in Men’s or Ladies Club Singles competitions.
  • They may compete in and win Men’s or Ladies Medals.
  • Under 25 members of the Men’s Club may enter the Captain’s Prize, the President’s Prize, and the Professional’s Prize. Under 25 Members of the Ladies club may not enter the Lady Captain’s Prize, the President’s Prize, or Professional’s Prize.

Team Events

  • In Club 4 Person Team Competitions, Three Person Scrambles, Rumbles and Fourballs, Under 25 members of the Ladies Club, with a handicap, must be accompanied by at least one Voting Member of the Club.
  • In Invitation Team Competitions, Three Person Scrambles, Rumbles and Fourballs, Under 25 members of the Ladies Club, with a handicap, must be accompanied by at least one Voting Member of Ashbourne Golf Club.
  • In Open Team Competitions, Three Person Scrambles, Rumbles or Fourballs, Under 25 members of the Ladies Club, with a handicap, must be accompanied by an Adult Playing.
  • In the above team events Under 25 members, with a handicap, may play before 11.00am.

 Rules governing Junior and Cadet Members

 Before going out on course:

  1. Juniors must sign in with the Pro Shop when they arrive in the Golf club at all times. They are not permitted to go out on the course or practice area without first having signed in and may be asked to leave the course in this event.
  2. Juniors must sign out with the Pro Shop when they have finished their round of golf at all times.
  3. Membership identification badge must be displayed on golf bags.
  4. Junior Members are prohibited from driving a ride-on buggy.

 Playing Times and rules:

  1. All Junior Members are encouraged to participate in their weekly Junior Club competitions and Matchplays.
  2. All rules governing the Junior Club are displayed on the Club website.
  3. Juniors intending to play outside competition times must at all times check the Time Sheet for observations pertinent to Junior Members.
  4. Juniors who are not playing in the daily competition, are not permitted to use the course, practice area or putting green until 30 minutes after the last tee-off time of all adult GOY competitions.

 Competitions:

  1. Junior Competitions are usually on Tuesdays except where otherwise notified.
  2. Entry to competition is by time sheet or through Pro-Shop only.
  3. Only one round of golf may be played on Junior Competition Days.
  4. Juniors must leave the Clubhouse and its environs no more than one hour after completing their round, except on Junior Competition days.
  5. In order to win the Junior Captain’s Prize a member must have played in at least four qualifying junior competitions.

Prizes:

  1. Junior boys who play in Men’s Single Competitions will be awarded a separate prize if they bring in a score better than the Prize Winning Score of an Adult in their particular class.
  2. Junior Girls who play in Ladies Singles Competitions may compete for all prizes.
  3. Juniors who play in adult team events may compete for all prizes.
  4. Juniors who enter adult competitions are bound by the rules of that competition.

In the event of a Junior winning a prize which includes alcohol, an appropriate alternative prize will be provided.

Casual Golf:

  1. Juniors without official handicaps, must be accompanied by an adult member or Junior Member who has CONGU handicap.
  2. Juniors aged 12 and over may not tee off after 3.00 pm Monday to Friday without an adult unless they have a handicap of 24 or less for boys and 30 or less for girls.
  3. Juniors may book their golf through the Office, Pro Shop or On-Line no more than one day in advance, however once their name is on the timesheet, they are entitled to play at that time.
  4. Juniors may not play during Inter-Club Competitions, a Society or Classic booking or during Adult Competition times unless they are eligible to play or have been invited to play.
  5. In casual golf, Boys must play off the white/yellow tees and Girls off the red/yellow tees.
  6. Juniors should commence their golf from the 1st Tee. The practice of  ‘cutting in’ on any other tee box including the 10th is strictly forbidden, unless instructed to do otherwise by the Pro Shop.

 Playing Privileges (Sat, Sun, Public & Bank Holidays)

  1. Junior Boys with a handicap of 24 or less may compete in all adult competitions (including Medal Competitions subject to the guidelines as set out at 7. Below). In singles competitions, only Two Junior Boys per line is permitted and he must play with at least one Adult Member. Always check Men’s notice board for details.
  2. Junior Girls with a handicap of 30 or less may compete in all adult competitions except GOY competitions or otherwise notified and must play with at least one Adult Member. Always check Ladies notice boards for details.
  3. Junior boys with a handicap greater than 24 and Junior Girls with a handicap greater than 30 (Rookies and Young Masters) must play with at least one Adult Member of Ashbourne Golf club.
  4. Outside weekend competition times, Junior Boys with a handicap of 24 or less and Junior Girls with a handicap of 30 or less may play unaccompanied by an Adult Member.
  5. Juniors may only reserve a Saturday tee time slot after 8pm on the Friday of the weekend they intend to play.
  6. Juniors may only reserve a Sunday tee time slot after 8.00 pm on the Saturday of the weekend they intend to play.
  7. Guidelines for Juniors entering Medal Competitions:
    1. Junior Boys with a handicap of 24 or less may compete in Men’s Medal Competitions.
    2. They may only reserve a teetime slot after 8.00pm on the evening before the competition is due to take place.
    3. Only Two Junior Boys per line is permitted.
    4. In the event of a junior boy returning a prizewinning score in any category of the Medal Competition, he will be awarded a separate prize.
    5. Junior members who are not competing in the medal, may not use the course, practice area or the practice putting green until at least 30 minutes after the last teetime in the competition.

 

Category of Junior Members and Playing Rights:

Category Age Handicap Weekdays Week Ends & Bank Holidays After Comp.Time
Until 3 pm After 3 pm
CADET 6 – 7 N/A With Adult With Adult With Adult
YOUNG MASTER 8 – 17 Domestic:

Boys 36

Girls 36

No Restrictions With Adult With Adult
ROOKIE 10 – 17 Domestic:

Boys 30

Girls 36

No Restrictions With Adult With Adult
CONGU 12 – 17 Boys 20-28

Girls 31-36

No Restrictions With Adult With Adult
Boys ≤ 24

Girls ≤  30

No Restrictions No Restrictions No Restrictions

 

* ADVANCE BOOKING TIME FOR CASUAL GOLF IS ALWAYS ONE DAY

 Opens and Invitational Competitions:

 Singles Competitions

  1. In Men’s Wednesday Invitational Competitions Junior Boys with a handicap of 24 or less, may tee off before 1.00 pm, are limited to Two per line and must be accompanied by an Adult Member of Ashbourne Golf Club.
  2. Juniors may only reserve a Wednesday tee time slot after 8.00 pm on the Monday before they intend to play.
  3. In all other Invitational Singles Competitions, Junior Boys with a CONGU handicap of 28 or less may play, subject to a limit of Two per line, provided they are accompanied by an Adult Member of Ashbourne Golf Club.
  4. In Open Singles Competitions, Junior Boys with a CONGU handicap of 28 or less may play, subject to a limit of Two per line, provided they are accompanied by an Adult Playing.
  5. Junior Girls with a CONGU handicap of 36 or less may play in Ladies Open and Invitational Competitions provided they are accompanied by an Adult Playing. No restrictions on playing times.

Team Competitions

  1. In Invitation Four Person Team, Three Person Scramble or Rumble, at least one member of the team must be an Adult Member of Ashbourne Golf Club.
  2. In Invitation Fourballs, Junior members must be invited by and play with an Adult Member of Ashbourne Golf Club.
  3. In Open Team Events, Scrambles, Rumbles or Fourballs, at least one member of the team must be either an Adult Member of Ashbourne Golf Club or an Adult Playing.

Junior Green Fees

  • Junior Green Fee €15 (Monday – Friday)
  • No Junior Guests allowed at weekends or on Bank/Public Holidays except during Club organised Open Events.
  • Junior Guests must be a member of another Golf Club and have an official handicap from that Club.
  • Junior Guests must be 12 years or older.

 Cadet Members

Cadet members must be accompanied at all times by a Parent or Grandparent.

End of Cadet and Junior Section

 

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