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.
Welcome to the LCJGT 2019 Season - Registration is Open
For those of you who have watched any golf on TV since January 1, I am sure you are noticing some major changes. Even the pros are working their way through the sweeping changes to the rules. Some of them are giggling as they take a drop from only knee height. Although the announcers were never great with the rules and correct terminology, they are trying to use new phrases such as penalty area. And then there is Bryson DeChambeau who has done calculations to determine when it is most effective to putt with the pin in or the pin out. It is a whole new world and even those of us who have been rules geeks for years are having to relearn some things.
This year’s rules clinics will be geared to help our LCJGT players understand some of the most common and important rules changes. As always, we don’t expect our players to have a mastery of the rules. The pros don’t so why should you. What we do want is to make our members aware of the changes, help you to learn some of the critical new rules, and teach you when you should call in a rules official for help and guidance. Just a heads up- we will be asking our players to watch a few videos prior to attending the rules clinic this year. There is so much to cover, and we want to make the best use of our hour and a half.
We will be returning to all of the same venues as last year. Four Seasons has been changed to a shotgun start, we are excited to return to Dauphin Highlands, and the Tour Championship at Lancaster Country Club is again the highlight to our season. The schedule is set and we will shortly announce the dates for our two rules clinics.
Although it is still several months away, I am looking forward to getting back out there with our tour members, rules officials, interns, volunteers, parents, and board members. Last year provided excellent competition and sportsmanship amongst our players. I can’t wait to get that first group to the tee at Overlook come June.
Jon Chronister LCJGT TD
Save the Date: Big C Scholarship Tournament, Saturday, September 21
2019 Rule Changes
There are major changes to the Rules of Golf beginning in 2019. If you downloaded the Rules of Golf, the update to the app is available. Here is a link to a good document that describes all of the major changes.
2018 Big C Scholarships Awarded
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