Kelly Gibson Junior Golf Tour
Thank you again for registering for the 2020 Kelly Gibson Junior Golf Tour. Tournaments began June 15th, and we would like to remind everyone of some important information regarding this summer’s tournaments.
Tee Times & Yardages: Range between 8:00am - 10:00am for all tournaments. For Monday tournaments (Boys ages 16-22 & Girls ages 14-22), tee times will be sent out to participants on the prior Friday in the early afternoon. For Thursday tournaments (Boys ages 7-15 & Girls ages 7-13), tee times will be sent out to participants the day before the tournament on Wednesday in the early afternoon.
The following age divisions will play on Mondays: The following age divisions will play on Thursdays:
Boys 18-22 6,600 yards Boys 14-15 5,800 yards
Boys 16-17 6,100 yards Boys 11-13 5,300 yards
Girls 18-22 5,800 yards Boys 7-10 1,800 yards (9 holes w/ Mentor)
Girls 14-17 5,400 yards Girls 7-13 1,800 yards (9 holes w/ Mentor)
Tournament Registration Deadlines: For Monday tournaments, registration deadlines will always be Thursdays at 11:59pm. For Thursday tournaments, registration deadlines will always be Tuesdays at 11:59pm.
Player Gift Bags: Each member of the 2020 Kelly Gibson Junior Golf Tour will be given a bag that contains an Under Armour KGF logo'd shirt & hat, certificate for a 1-hour golf lesson at the Rob Noel Academy and ten (10) raffle tickets. The bags will be distributed at each participant's first tournament.
Raffle Tickets: In order to allow our members to recoup some of the expenses of the KGJGT, we will be providing ten (10) raffle tickets that may be sold for $10 per ticket. The money received may be retained by the member and the raffle ticket turned into the Kelly Gibson Foundation. If you do not wish to sell the tickets, you may simply fill them out and return them to the Kelly Gibson Foundation.
This year's raffle prizes are:
1) Alvin Kamara signed New Orleans Saints mini-helmet
2) Evnroll Hatchback Mallett Putter
3) Beats Studio Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones
Non-Motorized Carts & Distance Measuring Devices: Players are NOT allowed to use motorized carts or motorized push carts during their round and caddies are not allowed. Players ARE allowed to use measuring devices provided they do not measure other conditions such as slope, wind speed or temperature.
Spectator Guidelines: Parents and all spectators are encouraged to review our Spectator Guidelines by clicking here. Some important highlights of these guidelines are:
Caddies are NOT allowed
Spectators may assist in searching for participants' lost golf balls
Spectators must keep carts on the path at all times
Positive reinforcement is encouraged, but any golf advice may NOT be given to participants
Cart Rentals: All cart rentals are available to spectators only. Pricing and availability are at the discretion of the host facility. Many facilities are adhering to the current guidelines and restricting carts to single riders only, with exception given to same-household individuals. This restriction may change as we enter different phaseback protocols, so please consult with the host facility for more information.
Food & Beverage: Water courtesy of Champagne Beverage Company & Powerade courtesy of Coca Cola will be provided on the course to participants. Community coolers will not be available on the course as we have done in the past and will be individually distributed by our volunteers wearing gloves and masks. Boxed lunches will be provided to participants after their round is complete.
Junior Golf Scoreboard: Some of our players are interested in taking their game to the next level. Our partnership with the Junior Golf Scoreboard will allow our players to get recognized nationally for their play while competing in KGJGT events. We will be combining Week's 1 & 2 scores, Week's 3 & 4 scores, and Week's 5 & Tour Championship scores, for a total of three 36-hole events to receive national ranking opportunities. All participants competing in 18-hole tournaments are eligible and there must be at least five (5) common participants competing in both events.
Mentorship Program: Participants in our Boys 7-10 & Girls 7-13 age division will be accompanied by a mentor for their 9-hole round. The role of the mentor is to assist their mentee with course management, etiquette, basic rules and pace of play. Mentors are juniors in high school or older who are eligible for our Scholarship Program. If you are a junior in high school or older and want to register for Mentorship Days, please click here.
Scholarship Program: Since 2010, the Kelly Gibson Foundation, along with our community partners, have awarded over $536,000 in scholarships to deserving young students. Scholarships are awarded based upon community service, academics and financial need; not golfing ability. Participants who are juniors in high school through 5th year students in college as of fall 2020 are able to apply. Anyone who is eligible for a scholarship must compete in at least 3 of 5 KGJGT Monday events and mentor in at least 2 of 5 KGJGT Thursday events. Scholarships will be awarded after the conclusion of the 2020 KGJGT. The 2020 Scholarship Application is available here. Deadline to submit the application is Tuesday, July 14th at 11:59pm.
Annual Awards Banquet: Due to the pandemic, we are uncertain if the Annual Awards Banquet will be held this year. Many possibilities are being considered, but we will not be making a final decision until we know more information.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Taylor Capouch, Executive Director,
at (504) 400-8013 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on the course!