Lancaster Junior Golf Tour
The mission of the Lancaster County Junior Golf Tour is to provide junior golfers of central Pennsylvania with a tournament golf environment emphasizing competition, Rules of Golf, golf culture, sportsmanship and participant behavior.
Registration for the 2020 Season is Open
To our members-
Just a quick note about our plans in regards to COVID-19, the Coronavirus. At this time, the health and safety of everyone on our tour is of the utmost importance. While the rules clinics are schedule for 7 weeks from now, it is difficult to determine if we will be able to hold those meetings. If not, we will be flexible and adjust as needed this year.
It is impossible to predict if our season will be able to start the second week of June at Overlook. What I do know is that our plan is to hold as many events this season as we can. We will take our cues from our governmental leaders. It is important to know that we will not run any events if there is any doubt about the safety for anyone involved. For now, continue to register and sign up for events. We will deal with any refunds or cancellations when and if we get to that point.
In the meantime, please stay safe. It is a great time to practice that putting stroke in the family room.
LCJGT Tournament Director
Tournament Director's 2020 Season Opening Comments
Welcome everyone to the 2020 LCJGT season. I am certain that we are all excited to get golf started, but there are still several months until our rule’s clinics kick off our season. Before we get there, there are some important announcements.
First of all, we are changing the location of our “Major” this year. While we will still be holding an event at Tanglewood (they love having us there and Peanut loves their egg sandwiches) in its normal position in our schedule, it will be a regular tour stop. Meadia Heights will be the venue for our “Major.” It will be held on Monday, July 6. Remember, the “Major” is worth 1.5 x’s the number of points.
Another change is that we will be adding an additional event this season. We currently hold an event in Dauphin County (Dauphin Highlands) so we are going to expand into Berks County on Thursday, July 9 to play at Manor Golf Club. This will give us seven regular season events. Along with the board, I am very excited to hold an event at Manor. They have a very active junior program and seems like a great fit for us. While our tour members may look at the yardage on the score card and expect low scores, it is a course that provides challenges in other ways.
Shotstat, the company that manages our website, is very close to releasing an app for phones and tablets. There will be numerous benefits to utilizing the app- particularly for the parents. We will be sure to let everyone know once the it is up and running.
After a long affiliation with the York County Junior Golf Association will not be competing against them in the yearly Junior War of the Roses. Instead we will be running the “Junior War of the Rose” within the LCJGT. This will allow more members of our tour to participate in this fun match play/Ryder Cup style event. Additional details to follow, but the one last exciting announcement is that we will be holding this event on the Hershey Country Club’s challenging East Course.
For those who are looking for additional tournament experience, there are links available on our website for extra opportunities for the following tours: The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, the Buckeye Junior Golf Tour, Philly Junior Golf Tour, and the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour. Many of these organizations also provide discounts if you are a member of the LCJGT.
This year we are excited to partner again with The Lancaster Ladies City-County Golf Association and LANCO Golf to present the “Big C” Scholarship. Last year we were able to award eight $1000 awards. If you are, or know, a graduating senior who played on the LCJGT please encourage them to apply for the scholarship. The application is being updated and can be found on our website.
Don’t forget when registering for the tour that you need to sign up for one of our rule’s clinics. With that being said, if you have a conflict on both nights (spring sports would take priority) please contact me. Also, I realize that we have more players coming from quite a distance. If you live at least 50 miles from Four Seasons Golf Course, and if you contact me prior to the clinics, you will be excused from attending. Either way, there will be alternate assignments for you to complete prior to participating in your first event. This year’s clinics are going to address the rules of golf (of course), but we also need to review some of the expectations of being a member of our tour.
I’ll see everyone in May at Four Seasons!
LCJGT Tournament Director
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