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Philadelphia Junior Tour

April 2017 In Review Presented By:


Middletown Country Club

TOURNAMENT RESULTS - MIDDLETOWN COUNT RY CLUB

April 1, 2017

Boys 16-18 T-1st Place (76) - Casey Dao T-1st Place (76) - Matthew Law 3rd Place (77) - Nikita Romanov

Boys 13-15 T-1st Place (82) - Nicholas Hano T-Tst Place (82) - Jack Cooley 3rd Place (84) - Dylan Gooneratne

Girls 16-18 1st Place (89) - Brianna Marmorstein 2nd Place (93) - Minjoo Kim 3rd Place (96) - Grace Hickey

Girls 13-15 1st Place (92) - Paige Cerminaro 2nd Place (93) - Charlotte Scully 3rd Place (95) - Eden Richmond

12 & Under T-1st Place (43) - Benjamin Saggers T-1st Place (43) - Adrian Jordan T-3rd Place (44) - Nicholas Gross T-3rd Place (44) - Matthew Normand Click here to view Full Press Release


Olde Homestead Golf Club

Boys 16-18 1st Place (70) - Nikita Romanov 2nd Place (75) - Thomas Butler 3rd Place (76) - Clement Shao

Boys 13-15 1st Place (81) - Jack Cooley 2nd Place (82) - William Pabst 3rd Place (85) - Jacob Sokalsky

Girls 16-18 1st Place (85) - Samantha Fritzinger 2nd Place (108) - Lindsey Fogarasi 3rd Place (112) - Helen Shaw

Girls 13-15 1st Place (110) - Grace Babinchak 2nd Place (133) - Kate Green

12 & Under 1st Place (40) - Michael Maslanka T-2nd Place (44) - Nathan Guertler T-2nd Place (44) - Nicholas Gross T-2nd Place (44) - Winston Kelen-Blank

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TOURNAMENT RESULTS - OLDE HOMESTEAD GOLF CLUB

April 2, 2017


Ballamor Golf Club

TOURNAMENT RESULTS - BALLAMOR GOLF CLUB

April 8, 2017

Boys 16-18 1st Place (69) - Caleb Ryan 2nd Place (78) - Alec Ryden T-3rd Place (79) - Casey Carson T-3rd Place (79) - Hayden Moffat T-3rd Place (79) - Brian Isztwan

Boys 13-15 1st Place (73) - Jackson Putney 2nd Place (75) - Franklin Zhu 3rd Place (80) - Joshua Ryan

Girls 16-18 1st Place (89) - Olivia Perry 2nd Place (113) - Helen Shaw

Girls 13-15 1st Place (91) - Victoria Kim 2nd Place (92) - Kathleen Mark 3rd Place (97) - Isabella McCloskey

12 & Under 1st Place (39) - Matthew Normand T-2nd Place (40) - Angelina Tolentino T-2nd Place (40) - Nicholas Gross Click here to view Full Press Release


Heritage Hills Golf Resort

Boys 16-18 1st Place (74) - Samuel Beauregard 2nd Place (76) - Garrett Engle 3rd Place (77) - Shaun Fedor

Boys 13-15 1st Place (73) - Joshua Ryan T-2nd Place (75) - Logan Paczewski 3rd Place (78) - Eagan McDermott

Girls 16-18 T-1st Place (92) - Shae Cabaddu T-1st Place (92) - Grace Hickey 3rd Place (93) - Alexandra Lowder

Girls 13-15 1st Place (92) - Kathleen Mark T-2nd Place (101) - McKylie Boreman T-2nd Place (101) - Caitlyn Hagerty

12 & Under 1st Place (42) - Isaak Bloom 2nd Place (44) - Benjamin Saggers 3rd Place (45) - Julian de Brechard

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TOURNAMENT RESULTS - HERITAGE HILLS GOLF RESORT

April 14, 2017


Five Ponds Golf Club

TOURNAMENT RESULTS - FIVE PONDS GOLF CLUB

April 15, 2017

Boys 16-18 1st Place (73) - Benjamin Pochet 2nd Place (74) - Caleb Ryan T-3rd Place (79) - Hayden Rousselle T-3rd Place (79) - Patrick Sheehan

Boys 13-15 1st Place (75) - Calen Sanderson 2nd Place (77) - Joshua Ryan 3rd Place (79) - Dylan Gooneratne

Girls 16-18 1st Place (88) - Minjoo Kim 2nd Place (95) - Sofia Amoroso T-3rd Place (96) - Josie Genuardi T-3rd Place (96) - Savanna Haas

Girls 13-15 1st Place (86) - Victoria Kim 2nd Place (87) - Isabella McCloskey 3rd Place (98) - Amanda Schuebel

12 & Under T-1st Place (41) - Maxwell Wager T-1st Place (41) - Adrian Jordan T-1st Place (41) - Ajeet Bagga Click here to view Full Press Release


Crossgates Golf Club

Boys 16-18 1st Place (74) - Tyler Wassell 2nd Place (76) - Grant Gronka 3rd Place (78) - Kaden Kinard

Boys 13-15 1st Place (80) - Morgan Lofland T-2nd Place (98) - Mason Asadoorian T-2nd Place (101) - Clay Breidenstine

12 & Under 1st Place (42) - Maxwell Wager 2nd Place (44) - Benjamin Saggers 3rd Place (45) - Heather Sanbower

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TOURNAMENT RESULTS - CROSSGATES GOLF CLUB

April 16, 2017


Galen Hall Golf Club

TOURNAMENT RESULTS - GALEN HALL GOLF CLUB

April 22, 2017

Boys 16-18 1st Place (72) - Tristan Updegraff 2nd Place (75) - Logan Hess 3rd Place (78) - Casey Dao

Boys 13-15 1st Place (71) - Carson Bacha 2nd Place (74) - Roy Anderson 3rd Place (80) - Morgan Lofland

Girls 16-18 1st Place (87) - Samantha Fritzinger 2nd Place (93) - Minjoo Kim 3rd Place (94) - Casey Oppenheimer

Girls 13-15 1st Place (85) - Eden Richmond 2nd Place (95) - Grace Babinchak 3rd Place (96) - Leah Walter

12 & Under 1st Place (42) - Benjamin Saggers T-2nd Place (43) - Henry Stone T-2nd Place (43) - Ajeet Bagga Click here to view Full Press Release


Morgan Hill Golf Course

Boys 16-18 1st Place (75) - Alec Ryden 2nd Place (76) - Matthew Bricker 3rd Place (78) - Michael Gallagher

Boys 13-15 1st Place (70) - Franklin Zhu 2nd Place (71) - Carson Bacha 3rd Place (74) - William Pabst

Girls 16-18 1st Place (87) - Olivia Patrow 2nd Place (94) - Emma Nemitz

Girls 13-15 1st Place (83) - Natasha Kiel 2nd Place (91) - Grace Babinchak

12 & Under 1st Place (38) - Benjamin Saggers 2nd Place (43) - Michael Maslanka T-3rd Place (44) - Nicholas Gross T-3rd Place (44) - Gwendolyn Powell

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TOURNAMENT RESULTS - MORGAN HILL GOLF COURSE

April 23, 2017


Indian Spring Country Club

TOURNAMENT RESULTS - INDIAN SPRING COUNTRY CLUB

April 29, 2017

Boys 16-18 T-1st Place (75) - Andreas Aivozgolou T-1st Place (75) - Andrew Wallace T-1st Place (75) - Hayden Moffat

Boys 13-15 T-1st Place (74) - Patrick Laushell T-1st Place (74) - Jack Cooley 3rd Place (77) - Michael Mitnick

Girls 16-18 T-1st Place (93) - Emma Lawrie T-1st Place (93) - Shae Cabaddu 3rd Place (96) - Sofia Mancuso

Girls 13-15 1st Place (78) - Natasha Kiel 2nd Place (83) - Riley Quartermain 3rd Place (87) - Sunshine Gu

12 & Under T-1st Place (40) - Benjamin Saggers T-1st Place (40) - Matthew Normand 3rd Place (41) - Nicholas Gross Click here to view Full Press Release


Iron Valley Golf Club

Boys 16-18 T-1st Place (73) - Mason Wills T-1st Place (73) - Garrett Engle 3rd Place (77) - Shaun Fedor

Boys 13-15 1st Place (73) - Win Thomas T-2nd Place (76) - Logan Paczewski T-3rd Place (83) - Mario Ventresca III T-3rd Place (83) - Jack Cooley

Girls 16-18 1st Place (91) - Grace Hickey 2nd Place (93) - Jessica McClellan 3rd Place (133) - Alexandra Schaffer

Girls 13-15 1st Place (93) - Kathleen Mark 2nd Place (94) - McKylie Boreman 3rd Place (95) - Peyton Kraras

12 & Under T-1st Place (35) - Nicholas Gross T-1st Place (35) - Maxwell Wager 3rd Place (39) - Benjamin Saggers Click here to view Full Press Release

TOURNAMENT RESULTS - IRON VALLEY GOLF CLUB

April 30, 2017


DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT

PJT at the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals For the past three years the Sunday before the start of the Master’s Tournament, Augusta National Golf Club has hosted the Finals for the Drive, Chip, and Putt tournament. Junior Golfers from 7-15 live the dream of many who have played the game and compete at one of the most historic places in golf. Two juniors who reside in the Philadelphia Section PGA, Trevor Sikorski (West Grove, PA) and Sarah Lydic (Ocean View, DE) navigated their way through the qualifying process and competed in the 2017 DCP Finals. Sarah finished third place overall in her Division. Sarah finished third in the chipping skill and tied for second in the putting skill. Trevor finished tied for sixth place overall in the Boys 7-9 Division. The highlight of his day was a second place finish in the chipping skill. In addition, Philadelphia PGA Tournament Director, Brian Schulte, was on hand to help administer the DCP Finals. Brian was a Player Chaperone Supervisor for the Boys 10-11 Division. The DCP Finals at Augusta National are an unforgettable experience for competitors and tournament administrators alike. Trevor, Hannah, and Brian all created memories that will last a lifetime. Registration for the 2018 Drive, Chip, and Putt is now open! Please click here to register for a local qualifier near you!


As we begin the 2017 Philadelphia Junior Tour season, please take a moment to review the Philadelphia Junior Tour Parental Code of Conduct and Spectator Policies. These policies are in place to increase the enjoyment and safety of both competitors and parents alike. Thank you for your cooperation!

Do 

Be aware of the target pace of play on the Philadelphia Junior Tour is 4 hours and 30 minutes for 18 holes or 2 hours and 15 mintues for 9 holes 

Be aware of the groups pace and help juniors locate their golf ball and assist in searching for lost golf balls by staying one shot ahead of the group 

Walk on cart paths and in the rough of the hole being played

Provide information on public matters such as locations of hazards, yardage markers in the fairways, the location of the flagstick on a green 

Silence your cell phone

Applaud successful shots and give words of encouragement

Carry food, beverages, umbrellas, golf apparel, etc. for competitors

Stay at least 50 yards away from your junior as they are playing to avoid any suspicions or accusations that advice is being given

Don’t 

Give rulings on the golf course, even if you are 100% sure that it is correct, if it turns out to be wrong the player is responsible for their actions 

Give advice about what club or shot to hit

Perform any action that might influence a competitors play including moving any loose impediments or obstructions 

Walk on the fairways and greens

Rake bunkers and attend the flagstick

Walk with your junior and converse with them and other juniors during the round; this is to avoid anything that could be mistaken as giving advice

2017 JUNIOR TOUR SPECTATOR POLICY

Philadelphia Junior Tour Parental Code of Conduct


THE RULES OF GOLF MODERNIZATION

The Rules of Golf: Rules Modernization in 2019 On March 1, 2017 the R&A and the USGA announced a major set of changes to the Rules of Golf. The proposed changes are a result of a Rules Modernization initiative that began almost five years ago. According to the USGA website this initive had the following goals: Overall Goals. We want the Rules of Golf to:   

Be more easily understood and applied by all golfers; Be more consistent, simple and fair; and Reinforce the game’s longstanding principles and character.

Specific Objectives for Revising the Substance of the Rules. We want the new Rules to:    

Use concepts, procedures and outcomes that are more intuitive and easier to learn; Use a consistent approach for similar situations; Avoid unnecessary concepts and exceptions that may create “penalty traps” for the player; and Support broader objectives for the game, such as pace of play and environmental stewardship.

Specific Objectives for How the Rules are Presented. We want the revised Rules materials to:      

Be written in a modern, plain style that uses more common words, shorter sentences and explanatory headings, and that ends the use of male-only references; Be easier to translate into other languages; Make greater use of visual aids such as graphics, photos and videos; Clarify the purposes and principles underlying each of the main Rules; Include a version of the Rules that is written from the player’s perspective and focuses on what the typical golfer needs to know; and Use technology to make it easier to search and review the Rules, both on and off the course.

The timeline for the proposed Rule changes are as follows:   

Now through the end of August 2017 – Receive feedback and continue to evaluate the Rule changes. September 2017 to early 2018 – Finish work on the Rule changes and the draft Rule book and obtain final approval from our Rules of Golf Committees and boards. Remainder of 2018 – Complete and publish the full Rules of Golf, Player’s Edition, Handbook, Committee Procedures and other materials; facilitate the translation of these materials; finish work on a new Rules app and other means of electronic delivery; and educate golfers and officials at all levels of the game.

The new Rules are scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2019. Until then we will continue to play with the current USGA Rules of Golf, effective 2016. The early reviews on many of the proposed Rules changes have been positive. Please click here to view a brief overview of all of the major proposed Rules changes. The USGA is asking for all feedback regarding the proposed Rule changes. Please click here, if you would like to provide any feedback to the USGA.


Know the Rules What’s it all about? Rule 3-3 comes in handy in stroke play when you come across a situation where you aren’t sure what you’re supposed to do and there is no rules official around to help. How does it work? After you assess the situation and you aren’t sure what to do, but before taking any further action, tell your fellow competitor you wish to play two balls under Rule 3-3. Tell him or her which ball you prefer to count if the Rules permit. Then, when you play complete the hole playing two golf balls. Afterwards, you must report the facts of the situation to the Committee before returning your scorecard. Failure to do this results in disqualification. Rule 3-3 In Action: Elise’s ball lands near a fence. She isn’t sure whether or not the fence is considered an immovable obstruction, since it may or may not define out of bounds. Elise tells her fellow competitor that she wishes to play two balls under Rule 3-3. The original ball will be played as it lies. The second ball will be dropped in the correct place to take relief from an immovable obstruction (Rule 24-2). Elise finds her nearest point of relief from the fence and Does this fence drops the ball within one-club indicate out of bounds? Or is length of that point, no closer it an immovable obstruction? to the hole. She tells her felSince I don’t know, I will use low competitor she wishes to Rule 3-3. use the second ball for her score if the Rules permit. She then completes the hole with both golf balls. After she completes play and before turning in her scorecard, Elise reports the facts of the situation to the Committee. where she finds that the fence did not indicate out of bounds and the ball she chose (the second ball) will count for her score. Had the fence indicated out of bounds, Elise’s original ball would have counted for her score. Why is Rule 3-3 Important? Rule 3-3 allows competitor’s in stroke play to continue a round, with minimal impact on pace of play, when doubtful situations arise and no rules official is immediately available. By using Rule 3-3 and playing two golf balls, players may also protect themselves from disqualification in a tournament. To read Rule 3-3 on the official USGA website click here.

GET TO KNOW THE RULES OF GOLF

3-3: Doubt As to Procedure (Stroke Play)


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