Southern States Junior Classics

Players will be competing for the Qualifying Spots into the NB3 JGNC Memphis Regional Qualifier. 

Available Qualifying Spots per division:

  • Boys 14-15 & Boys 16-18 (results are combined after event finishes) –  Top-4
  • Girls 14-15 & Girls 16-18 (results are combined after event finishes) –  Top-2
  • Boys 12-13 –  Champion
  • Girls 12-13 –  Champion
  • Boys 10-11 –  Champion
  • Girls 10-11 –  Champion
Overview & Registration
July 15-16, 2021 - SSJC Chattanooga Challenge - Notah Begay Qualifier
Tournament Courses
Valleybrook Golf & Country Club (Hixson, TN)
Cost
$199.00
Members Non-Members
$199.00 $199.00
Registration Deadline
Monday, July 12 at 12PM
Eligibility
Boys 10-19
Girls 10-19
Notes
Early Bird Pricing of $179 available if you register between 5/15/21 - 5/29/21
Registration Closed
Divisions
Boys 16-18
$199.00
All Rounds
Valleybrook Golf & Country Club
Boys 14-15 / Boys 16-18 - Par 71 - 6606 Yards (126/72.3)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 7 1 15 13 17 3 11 5 9 10 8 2 16 6 14 18 4 12
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yardage 370 572 183 342 172 428 190 549 400 377 493 427 190 465 349 152 530 417
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 7 1 15 13 17 3 11 5 9
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4
Yds 370 572 183 342 172 428 190 549 400
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 10 8 2 16 6 14 18 4 12
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yds 377 493 427 190 465 349 152 530 417
All Rounds
Valleybrook Golf & Country Club
Boys 14-15 / Boys 16-18 - Par 71 - 6606 Yards (126/72.3)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 7 1 15 13 17 3 11 5 9 10 8 2 16 6 14 18 4 12
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yardage 370 572 183 342 172 428 190 549 400 377 493 427 190 465 349 152 530 417
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 7 1 15 13 17 3 11 5 9
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4
Yds 370 572 183 342 172 428 190 549 400
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 10 8 2 16 6 14 18 4 12
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yds 377 493 427 190 465 349 152 530 417
Boys 14-15
$199.00
All Rounds
Valleybrook Golf & Country Club
Boys 14-15 / Boys 16-18 - Par 71 - 6606 Yards (126/72.3)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 7 1 15 13 17 3 11 5 9 10 8 2 16 6 14 18 4 12
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yardage 370 572 183 342 172 428 190 549 400 377 493 427 190 465 349 152 530 417
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 7 1 15 13 17 3 11 5 9
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4
Yds 370 572 183 342 172 428 190 549 400
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 10 8 2 16 6 14 18 4 12
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yds 377 493 427 190 465 349 152 530 417
All Rounds
Valleybrook Golf & Country Club
Boys 14-15 / Boys 16-18 - Par 71 - 6606 Yards (126/72.3)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 7 1 15 13 17 3 11 5 9 10 8 2 16 6 14 18 4 12
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yardage 370 572 183 342 172 428 190 549 400 377 493 427 190 465 349 152 530 417
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 7 1 15 13 17 3 11 5 9
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4
Yds 370 572 183 342 172 428 190 549 400
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 10 8 2 16 6 14 18 4 12
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yds 377 493 427 190 465 349 152 530 417
Boys 12-13
$199.00
All Rounds
Valleybrook Golf & Country Club
Boys 12-13 / Girls 14-15 / Girls 16-18 - Par 71 - 5610 Yards (116/72.7)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 9 1 13 11 17 5 15 3 7 12 4 8 16 10 14 18 2 6
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yardage 335 447 168 304 130 319 175 517 337 332 450 367 130 342 332 145 465 315
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 9 1 13 11 17 5 15 3 7
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4
Yds 335 447 168 304 130 319 175 517 337
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 12 4 8 16 10 14 18 2 6
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yds 332 450 367 130 342 332 145 465 315
All Rounds
Valleybrook Golf & Country Club
Boys 12-13 / Girls 14-15 / Girls 16-18 - Par 71 - 5610 Yards (116/72.7)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 9 1 13 11 17 5 15 3 7 12 4 8 16 10 14 18 2 6
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yardage 335 447 168 304 130 319 175 517 337 332 450 367 130 342 332 145 465 315
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 9 1 13 11 17 5 15 3 7
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4
Yds 335 447 168 304 130 319 175 517 337
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 12 4 8 16 10 14 18 2 6
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yds 332 450 367 130 342 332 145 465 315
Boys 10-11
$199.00
All Rounds
Valleybrook Golf & Country Club
Boys 10-11 / Girls 12-13 - Par 71 - 4915 Yards (116/72.7)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 9 1 13 11 17 5 15 3 7 12 4 8 16 10 14 18 2 6
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yardage 300 447 143 254 116 292 140 417 275 282 390 322 110 280 262 135 435 315
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 9 1 13 11 17 5 15 3 7
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4
Yds 300 447 143 254 116 292 140 417 275
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 12 4 8 16 10 14 18 2 6
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yds 282 390 322 110 280 262 135 435 315
All Rounds
Valleybrook Golf & Country Club
Boys 10-11 / Girls 12-13 - Par 71 - 4915 Yards (116/72.7)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 9 1 13 11 17 5 15 3 7 12 4 8 16 10 14 18 2 6
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yardage 300 447 143 254 116 292 140 417 275 282 390 322 110 280 262 135 435 315
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 9 1 13 11 17 5 15 3 7
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4
Yds 300 447 143 254 116 292 140 417 275
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 12 4 8 16 10 14 18 2 6
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yds 282 390 322 110 280 262 135 435 315
Girls 16-18
$199.00
All Rounds
Valleybrook Golf & Country Club
Boys 12-13 / Girls 14-15 / Girls 16-18 - Par 71 - 5610 Yards (116/72.7)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 9 1 13 11 17 5 15 3 7 12 4 8 16 10 14 18 2 6
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yardage 335 447 168 304 130 319 175 517 337 332 450 367 130 342 332 145 465 315
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 9 1 13 11 17 5 15 3 7
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4
Yds 335 447 168 304 130 319 175 517 337
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 12 4 8 16 10 14 18 2 6
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yds 332 450 367 130 342 332 145 465 315
All Rounds
Valleybrook Golf & Country Club
Boys 12-13 / Girls 14-15 / Girls 16-18 - Par 71 - 5610 Yards (116/72.7)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 9 1 13 11 17 5 15 3 7 12 4 8 16 10 14 18 2 6
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yardage 335 447 168 304 130 319 175 517 337 332 450 367 130 342 332 145 465 315
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 9 1 13 11 17 5 15 3 7
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4
Yds 335 447 168 304 130 319 175 517 337
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 12 4 8 16 10 14 18 2 6
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yds 332 450 367 130 342 332 145 465 315
Girls 14-15
$199.00
All Rounds
Valleybrook Golf & Country Club
Boys 12-13 / Girls 14-15 / Girls 16-18 - Par 71 - 5610 Yards (116/72.7)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 9 1 13 11 17 5 15 3 7 12 4 8 16 10 14 18 2 6
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yardage 335 447 168 304 130 319 175 517 337 332 450 367 130 342 332 145 465 315
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 9 1 13 11 17 5 15 3 7
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4
Yds 335 447 168 304 130 319 175 517 337
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 12 4 8 16 10 14 18 2 6
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yds 332 450 367 130 342 332 145 465 315
All Rounds
Valleybrook Golf & Country Club
Boys 12-13 / Girls 14-15 / Girls 16-18 - Par 71 - 5610 Yards (116/72.7)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 9 1 13 11 17 5 15 3 7 12 4 8 16 10 14 18 2 6
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yardage 335 447 168 304 130 319 175 517 337 332 450 367 130 342 332 145 465 315
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 9 1 13 11 17 5 15 3 7
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4
Yds 335 447 168 304 130 319 175 517 337
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 12 4 8 16 10 14 18 2 6
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yds 332 450 367 130 342 332 145 465 315
Girls 12-13
$199.00
All Rounds
Valleybrook Golf & Country Club
Boys 10-11 / Girls 12-13 - Par 71 - 4915 Yards (116/72.7)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 9 1 13 11 17 5 15 3 7 12 4 8 16 10 14 18 2 6
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yardage 300 447 143 254 116 292 140 417 275 282 390 322 110 280 262 135 435 315
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 9 1 13 11 17 5 15 3 7
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4
Yds 300 447 143 254 116 292 140 417 275
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 12 4 8 16 10 14 18 2 6
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yds 282 390 322 110 280 262 135 435 315
All Rounds
Valleybrook Golf & Country Club
Boys 10-11 / Girls 12-13 - Par 71 - 4915 Yards (116/72.7)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 9 1 13 11 17 5 15 3 7 12 4 8 16 10 14 18 2 6
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yardage 300 447 143 254 116 292 140 417 275 282 390 322 110 280 262 135 435 315
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 9 1 13 11 17 5 15 3 7
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4
Yds 300 447 143 254 116 292 140 417 275
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 12 4 8 16 10 14 18 2 6
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yds 282 390 322 110 280 262 135 435 315
Girls 10-11
$199.00
All Rounds
Valleybrook Golf & Country Club
Girls 10-11 - Par 71 - 4414 Yards (110/68.0)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 9 1 13 11 17 5 15 3 7 12 4 8 16 10 14 18 2 6
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yardage 300 360 138 249 111 287 135 355 270 277 300 250 105 275 257 130 360 255
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 9 1 13 11 17 5 15 3 7
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4
Yds 300 360 138 249 111 287 135 355 270
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 12 4 8 16 10 14 18 2 6
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yds 277 300 250 105 275 257 130 360 255
All Rounds
Valleybrook Golf & Country Club
Girls 10-11 - Par 71 - 4414 Yards (110/68.0)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 9 1 13 11 17 5 15 3 7 12 4 8 16 10 14 18 2 6
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yardage 300 360 138 249 111 287 135 355 270 277 300 250 105 275 257 130 360 255
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 9 1 13 11 17 5 15 3 7
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4
Yds 300 360 138 249 111 287 135 355 270
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 12 4 8 16 10 14 18 2 6
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Yds 277 300 250 105 275 257 130 360 255
Participants
Boys 16-18 (2)
Corbin Derseweh Greenbrier , TN Class of 2023
Titus Lim Hixson, TN Class of 2023
Boys 14-15 (4)
Billy Boroughs Chattanooga, TN Class of 2025
Kacey Bowman Ringgold , GA Class of 2025
Christian Griffith Hixson, TN Class of 2024
Chase Hunter Ooltewah, TN Class of 2025
Boys 12-13 (1)
Connor Bryce Dallas, TX Class of 2026
Boys 10-11 (1)
Hayden Nall Cleveland, TN Class of 2030
Girls 16-18 (5)
Caroline Burns Signal Mountain, TN Class of 2023
Piper Davis Thompsons Station, TN Class of 2022
Arabella Hall Memphis , TN Class of 2023
Makenzie Wilson Medon, TN Class of 2022
Stephanie Xian Signal Mountain, TN Class of 2021
Girls 14-15 (1)
Madison Butler Hixson , TN Class of 2024
Girls 12-13 (1)
Grace Outhavong Hampton , GA Class of 2026
Information
Tournament Ranked By
JGS GJGR
JGS: 36 holes with 5 or more golfers per division
GJGR: Only divisions with a minimum of five players completing at least 18 holes from the same tees can be ranked.
Age Divisions

Boys 16-18

 

Girls 16-18

 

Boys 14-15

 

Girls 14-15

 

Boys 12-13

 

Girls 12-13

 

Boys 10-11

 

Girls 10-11

 

 

This tournament is open to all boys and girls ages 10-19 as of the date of the final round. Players do not have to qualify to participate.

 

 

To be eligible to participate in SSJC events, a player must be an amateur golfer who is at least 10 and no older than 19 on January 1 of the year he/she graduates from high school. If you are 19 will be eligible for SSJC events the entire calendar year provided he/she has not started college. Players are allowed to “play up” one age division if desired. All players will be notified of their acceptance into the tournament by email after completing registration. 

What's At Stake?

Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship Series

The following qualifying spots per division below will be offered at this event. Players who finish in these qualifying spots will be invited directly into the 2021 NB3 JGNC Memphis Regional Qualifier which will take place Sept 11-12, 2021 and these players will not have to go through NB3 JGNC Local Qualifying.

 

Boys 14-15 & Boys 16-18 (results are combined after event finishes) –  Top-4

Girls 14-15 & Girls 16-18 (results are combined after event finishes) –  Top-2

Boys 12-13 –  Champion

Girls 12-13 –  Champion

Boys 10-11 –  Champion

Girls 10-11 –  Champion

 

Note: A player’s age division is determined by their age on May 1st. For Example, if a player turns 14 in July of 2021, they will compete in the 13 & Under Division throughout the entirety of the Series even though they may be 14 during a Local or Regional Qualifier. If a player turns 14 before May 1st of 2021, then the player will compete in the 14-18 Division throughout the entirety of the Series. If your birthdate falls on May 1st and you turn 14, you will play in the 14-18 division.

 

Tennessee Golf Association

The TGA Junior Amateur Player of the Year Rankings, presented by the Tennessee Golf Foundation, reflect the abilities of junior golfers from Tennessee participating in a wide variety of events. The rankings favor local events to reduce economic favoritism and put significance on national championships to recognize top performances. Rankings will be kept for the calendar year.

The following events will be submitted to the TGA for the Junior Amateur Player of the Year Rankings for the 2021 SSJC Season:

  • SSJC Mid-South Masters
  • SSJC Chattanooga Challenge
  • SSJC Heritage
  • SSJC Music City Challenge

 

To learn more about the Tennessee Golf Association and the Player of the Year Rankings, you can visit their website by clicking here.

Entry Fees and Refund Policy

NO TOUR MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED!

 

 

05/15/21 - 05/29/21- SSJC Early Bird Rate!

All Age Divisions, $179

 

 

05/30/21 - 07/10/21 - SSJC Standard Rate!

All Age Divisions, $199

 

 

Sibling Discount

Discount code will be issued for families who plan to register more than one player in our events. E-mail info@ssjrclassic.com with sibling discount requests.

 

 

Withdrawal & Refund Policy

E-mail all withdrawal requests to info@ssjrclassics.com.

 

 

To see the refund policy, click here for more information

Practice Round Information

Players looking to play a practice round may call the Valleybrook Golf & CC to book their practice round based on golf course availability. When booking, be sure to mention you are playing in the Southern States Junior Classics event on July 15-16 to receive the discounted rate. 

 

Phone: (423) 842-4646

 

Address:

180 Valleybrook Rd
Hixson, Tennessee 37343

Host Hotel Information

 

The Holiday Inn & Suites Chattanooga Downtown has offered to host our families for a discounted rate. See below for booking information !

 

Click the following link to book your hotel: Holiday Inn & Suites - Southern States Junior Classic Booking Link

 

  • Address:  434 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402
     
  • Phone:  (423) 777-5858

 

Caddie Policy

The SSJC will allow caddies for all divisions throughout the season. Caddies are optional for all events and players must declare a caddie prior to the start of their round. Caddies may not change during one single round, but may change between rounds. 

 

There are two events in 2021 which will not allow caddies for all divisions, that is the NB3 JGNC Central Florida Qualifier and the NB3 JGNC New Mexico Qualifier. Caddies for these two events will only be allowed for the Boys 13 & Under and the Girls 13 & Under.

 

 

PURPOSE OF CADDIES:

Caddies may carry a player’s clubs, give advice, and other help during the round but there are limits to what the Caddie can do. The player is responsible for the Caddie’s actions during the round and the player may incur a penalty if he/she breaches the Rules.
 

  • Caddies will be allowed to transport the player’s clubs and equipment.
  • Caddies will be allowed to search for a player’s golf ball.
  • Caddies will be allowed to clean a player’s golf ball.
  • Caddies will be able to give players advice.
  • Caddies will be allowed to use motorized carts (depending on host course cart availability)
  • Caddies will be allowed to transport a player only when shuttle holes have been designated on the Notice to Competitors, during evacuation/restart or back to a previous spot in order of play and then back to where the player was picked up.
  • Penalty for breach of unauthorized transportation is: Two strokes for each hole at which the breach occurred; maximum penalty per round is four strokes.

 

Once the player’s tees off on his or her first hole the player may not gain a Caddie during the round. A Caddie must be designated prior to the first tee shot. 

  • Players are not allowed to switch caddies during the play of a round.

 

 

Caddies ARE NOT ALLOWED TO:

  • Deliberately stand on or close to the extended line of play behind a player while the player is taking his or her stance and until the stroke is made.
  • Use personal cell phones during the round unless for an emergency

 

Players will not be able to ride in the motorized cart at any point during the round unless there is a designated shuttle hole which will be declared by the starter prior to teeing off. Caddies may use the motorized cart to transport themselves and the player’s equipment only. If the player is in breach of this rule they will be subject to a 2 stroke penalty for unauthorized transportation. 

 

This policy is in effect as of January 1, 2021. The SSJC has the authority to eliminate or modify this policy at any time.

 

Breach of Policies and/or rules by Caddies:

1st Offense= Official Warning from a SSJC official

2nd Offense= Caddie will be removed from the golf course

Hard Card

The current Rules of the United States Golf Association and the R&A govern all play in SSJC events.

 

 

RULE 20.1 c(3):

  • The SSJC strongly urges its players to play 2 balls if they are not sure how to proceed with a ruling as a rules official is not always present. In addition to playing 2 balls, players are also asked to play a provisional ball when he or she thinks it could be lost (this is even more important now that the search time has been shortened to 3 minutes). 



DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES:

  • Measuring Devices will be permitted on the; however, they cannot measure anything other than true yardage (ie, slope or wind).
  • A distance-measuring application may be used, provided the specific application is restricted to “distance only” and the device does not have any other “non-conforming” features. This is the case even if these other features are not being used. 

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICES: 

Multi-functional devices such as mobile phones, PDAs, etc (i.e., devices that are primarily communication devices, but which may have other potential uses) may be used as follows:

  • The device may be used for any non-golfing purpose (e.g., as a communication tool to phone, text or email), subject to any club/course regulations and the rules on accessing advice-related matters – see Decision 14-3/16.
  • The SSJCC recommends that ALL players only reference their mobile devices when utilizing the Shotstat Live app. 
  • As above, the rules on advice-related communications (including the use of the internet) still apply.



PACE OF PLAY:

Time Par is 4 hours and 30 minutes. Please keep pace with the group in front of you and play ready golf. Players have 40 seconds to play their shot. Only individual players may be held accountable for their pace of play (no group penalties).

  • Out of position: When a group falls more than 15 minutes behind the group in front of them. Flagstick to Flagstick time
    • 1st missed checkpoint – warning* (warning remains for duration of round)
    • 2nd missed checkpoint – Subject to penalty of one stroke
    • 3rd missed checkpoint – Subject to additional penalty of two strokes
    • 4th missed checkpoint – Subject to disqualification WEATHER: 

 

WEATHER POLICIES:

A player has the right to suspend play if he feels threatened by dangerous lightning conditions or by darkness without penalty. If SSJC Staff or host club suspends play, they will do so by the following:  

  • One Long Air Horn Blast (Immediate Suspension):
    • If the Committee declares an immediate suspension of play, you must stop play at once and must not make another stroke until the Committee resumes play. Players are instructed to mark their ball where it lies and seek shelter immediately. 
  • Three Short Air Horn  Blasts (Normal Suspension):
    • If all players in your group are between two holes, you must stop play and must not make a stroke to begin another hole until the Committee resumes play.
    • If any player in your group has started a hole, the group may choose either to stop play or to play out the hole. Once your group completes the hole or stops before completing the hole, you must not make another stroke until the Committee resumes play.
  • Two Short Air Horn Blasts:
    • You must resume play at the time set by the Committee or at the time of the two air horn blasts and resume play from where you stopped play on a hole or, if between two holes, at your next teeing area, even if play is resumed on a later day.
  • Penalty for Breach of Rule 5.7c: Disqualification.

 

 

OUT OF BOUNDS:

  • Out of bounds is defined by white stakes at ground level, white dots, freshly painted white lines, perimeter fences, inside edge of paved public roads or any combination thereof. A ball coming to rest on or beyond any paved public is out of bounds, even if it comes to rest on another part of the course that is in bounds for other holes.

 

 

PENALTY AREAS:

  • When a penalty area is bounded by out of bounds, the penalty area edge extends to and coincides with the out of bounds line.

 

 

GROUND UNDER REPAIR:

  • Defined by white lines. Other areas of ground under repair, even when not marked, include:
  • French drains (trenches filled with stones or the like).
  • Large or hard ant hills on the course.
  • Edging grooves around putting greens. 



SEAMS OF CUT TURF (Newly Sodded Areas):

  • If a player’s ball lies in or touches a seam of cut turf or a seam interferes with the player’s area of intended swing:
    • Ball in General Area: The player may drop a ball under Rule 16.1b.
    • Ball on Putting Green: The player may place a ball under Rule 16.1d Interference does not exist if the seam only interferes with the player’s stance.

 

 

OBSTRUCTIONS AND INTEGRAL OBJECTS:

  • When located within the penalty area; liners in bunkers and artificial walls and pilings are integral objects unless otherwise provided for in Notice to Players.
  • White lined areas tying into obstructions are part of the obstruction.
  • When closely attached to trees; wrappings, electrical wire, and cables are integral objects.

 

 

LOOSE IMPEDIMENTS:

  • Wood chips and mulch are loose impediments.

 

 

PRACTICE:

  • Players are no longer allowed to practice putt between holes, even if they aren’t holding up play. Players will receive one warning before potential penalties and disqualification.

 

Local Rules

Rules committee:     Tim Haralson 423-400-8346

Play is governed by the Rules of golf of the United States Golf Association, and where applicable, by the following local rules and conditions of the Competition.


LOCAL RULES:

Out of bounds – Defined by white stakes and/or lines, roads, and property fences according to rule 27-1.

Specific Holes – Out of Bounds

#15 Everything Right Side of Cart Path

#15 Fenceline on Left Side

Penalty Areas and Lateral Penalty Area Stakes and Lines –

Yellow stakes define penalty areas, red stakes define lateral penalty areas.

When a lateral water penalty area is defined only on one side, it is deemed to extend to infinity.

Lateral Penalty Area: Red Stakes

One stroke penalty if playing a new ball from the spot in which player hit into the hazard. Player may also drop within two club lengths from the spot where their ball last crossed the penalty area margin provided it is not nearer the hole. Alternatively, a player may drop on the opposite side of the hazard that is not closer to the hole if applicable.

Play Red Penalty Areas as marked

#12 Swamp along right side of hole is all deemed red penalty area.

#12 High Grass right of green is all deemed red penalty area.

#14 Entire Left Rough Wooded Area deemed red penalty area.

#17 Entire Swamp and Brushy Area in Front Right of green deemed red penalty area.

Obstructions in Play

FREE Relief from all fencing on the course as well as black poles near greens – Swing and Stance Relief Only – No Line of Sight Relief

Doubt as to Procedure: (Rule 3-3):

  • “…when during play of hole a competitor is doubtful of his rights or procedure, he may, without penalty, play a second ball. After the situation that causes the doubt has arisen, the competitor should, before taking further action, announce to his marker of fellow competitor his decision to invoke this Rule and the ball with which he will score if the rules permit. The competitors shall report the facts to the committee before returning his score card unless he scores the same with both balls: if he fails to do so, he shall be disqualified.”

 

In the event of inclement weather, play will be STOPPED by the sound of one prolonged siren blast.  All players MUST STOP play at that moment and return to the clubhouse.  Play may be resumed by the sound of two short siren blasts.

 

Weather Contingency Plan:

  • If final round is canceled due to conditions, then previous rounds will determine the winners in each flight. If final round is shortened due to conditions, then we will revert to previous rounds plus final round 9 hole score as long as all competitors within division have completed at least 9 holes.
Code of Conduct

The SSJC prides itself in hosting events that are safe, fun, competitive and family oriented. Players will have the opportunity to not only grow their game but as a player as well. Each event requires help from the host facility, community involvement, and partners to make the tournament enjoyable for everyone.

 

 

 

With that being said, the SSJC will not tolerate any disrespectful behavior, whether on or off the golf course at an event. Players in violation of the code of conduct with the SSJC may lose playing privileges as well as being liable to penalty strokes or disqualification.

 

 

 

All SSJC participants are reminded to respect the host facility and their staff/golf course. Players are expected to repair ball marks on the greens and divots where needed. Players are also expected to rake all bunkers and care for the course throughout their tournament experience.

 

 

 

Violations of the Code of Conduct include:

 

Unsportsmanlike conduct which includes: abusive language, cheating, club throwing, disrespect to volunteers/staff/officials or fellow competitors, and abuse of golf course property.

Not adhering to the dress code of the host golf course

Use or association of drugs or alcohol

Conduct not becoming of a SSJC player, such as acting in anger or creating other distractions.

 

 

Code of Conduct Violation Penalties:

 

 

 

The SSJC Tournament Committee may assess any or all of the following penalties based on the severity of the violation(s):

 

 

 

Issue a one stroke penalty for each act of unsportsmanlike conduct on the golf course

Immediate disqualification from the tournament at which the violation occurs

Depending on the severity of the violation, a tournament disqualification may also result in disqualification from the next tournament or tournaments for which a player has been accepted.

 

 

The SSJC reserves the right to suspend or revoke a player’s registration for a major breach of the SSJC Code of Conduct.

Spectator Policy

With the exception of caddies, all spectators need to stay out of the fairways and off of greens and tees during play. It is ok to gather near tee and greens to watch, but we ask that they stay on the cart paths or rough while walking the course.

 

Spectators may not interact with participants at any time on the golf course, except in the case of an emergency. Any conversation between a spectator and participant will be subject to penalty under Rule 10.2 (Advice).

 

Only exceptions allowing spectators to interact with players during a round include handing them sunscreen, food, beverage, or any health emergency.  This should always be done in front of another spectator or tournament official. 

 

Spectators are not allowed to give a player a ride under any circumstances during the player’s round. This includes driving players back for lost balls or from green to tee. The SSJC staff will select shuttle holes prior to the start of the tournament. The only time a spectator can shuttle is at an authorized shuttle hole. Any time a player takes a ride from a spectator that is unauthorized, he/she will incur a 2 stroke penalty. In the event of a course evacuation for inclement weather, spectators can shuttle players to safety. 

 

Spectators will be subject to removal from the golf course for the following breaches of etiquette:

  • Repeat offenses of interacting with players after being warned by Tournament Committee
  • Rude, vulgar or other inappropriate comments or gestures.
  • Verbal or physical harassment of players, volunteers, officials or fellow spectators.
  • Distracting a player or causing any disruption of play.
  • Behavior that is unruly, disruptive, unsafe or illegal in nature.
  • Failing to follow the instructions of a SSJC Tournament Committee official, volunteer or host personnel.
Schedule
Monday, Jul 12 - 6:00 PM
First Round Tee Times Released
Thursday, Jul 15 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
First Round Single Tee
Thursday, Jul 15 - 6:00 PM
Final Round Pairings Released
Friday, Jul 16 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Final Round Single Tee
Friday, Jul 16 - 2:00 PM
Awards Ceremony (After Each Division Finishes)
Courses
Valleybrook Golf & Country Club
180 Valleybrook Road
Hixson, TN   37343
+1 (423) 842-4646

Item added to cart