The First Tee of Raritan Valley will conduct a Summer Junior League in 2018. The league will be open to youth ages 9 – 14 and will be a team format. We will have four teams of 9 players each in order to offer more playing time to each student. The fee to participate is $125.00. The entry fee includes 3 practices, 5 matches, team hats, championship picnic, and awards.
A match is played between two teams. During the course of a match, three separate matches are played by at least two players from each team against each other. The winner of the match is determined by the total number of points won within all matches.
A scramble is a popular format that encourages teamwork and problem-solving. Each player will tee off at the beginning of each hole. The team then selects their best shot of the two and then each player plays again from the spot of the selected shot. Repeat this process until the ball is in the hole. The team with the lowest score wins the hole.
Flags are 3-hole segments of each match. Since each match is played over the course of 9 holes, there are three flags per match. Whichever team wins the most holes within each flag (i.e. 3 holes-to-0 or 2 holes-to-1 hole), wins the corresponding flag.
Each flag won by the team is worth one point. Each tied flag won by the team is worth a half point. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins. Since there are three matches in each game, and each match is played for a maximum of three points, there is a maximum of 9 points total in each match.
Practice Dates (Each player must attend at least one of these practice dates so we can evaluate and place on a team):
Sunday, July 8th 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Monday, July 9th 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Thursday, July 12th 6:00 – 8:00 PM
All practices will be held at Galloping Hill Golf Course – Learning Center (Driving Range). Please check-in no later than 10 min. prior to the start of practice with Coach Mark at the picnic tables under the tent. Parents are also required to attend one parent meeting offered the last 20 minutes of each practice.
Saturday, July 14th 3:00 PM Scotch Hills Country Club (820 Jerusalem Rd., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076)
Saturday, July 21st 3:00 PM Scotch Hills Country Club
Sunday, July 29th 3:00 PM Galloping Hill Golf Course (3 Golf Drive, Kenilworth, NJ 07033)
Semi-Finals Saturday, August 4th 3:00 PM Scotch Hills Country Club
Finals Sunday, August 5th 3:00 PM Galloping Hill Golf Course
Registration will open june 1st.
League is open to the first 36 students who complete the registration process and payment.
Registration is found under “2018 Events”.