2016 Fall Foundation Tour

 

The Foundation Tour was established to provide on-course learning and to introduce elementary and middle school students to competitive golf. There are two divisions: Elementary (grades 1-4) and Middle School (grades 5-8). Each division will play once a month at The Harvey Penick Golf Campus.

Fall Foundation Tour Dates: 

  • Saturday, September 24th
  • Saturday, October 22nd
  • Saturday, November 19th - Final event and all competitors will receive a tour prize based on points*

Eligibility

Players can play in one or all events. The Foundation Tour is open to all boys and girls residing in the Greater Austin area who are currently enrolled in grades 1-12. Each division is an "open field" with no gender distinctions. Registration for each event will close two-days prior to a given event.

Pricing

Each event fee is $10 and players are required to pay a $15 membership fee per season. 

Points System

Points will be awarded in each Division for each event as follows:

 Place1st
 2nd 3rd 
 4th 
5th6th 7th+
 Points 10 points
 7 points
 6 points
 5 points
 4 points
3 points 
2 points 

Trophies & Awards 

At each event, trophies will be awarded for 1st - 3rd place in each division. At the final event on November 19th, all players will receive a Tour prize based on the point standings. Players must be present at the final to receive their Tour prize.  

Yardage 

  • Elementary Division will play: the orange tees (modified) which are 150 - 200 yards and in 
  • Middle School Division will play: the white tees (boys), the green tee (girls)

Caddy/Cart Drivers

All members of the Foundation Tour will carry their own bag. Each group will be assigned a caddy to help them with etiquette, rules, and pace of play. If you or someone you know would like to help caddy please call Derrick Elstob at delstob@firstteeaustin.org or 512-732-0380 x 204. (Please note: Parents/Relatives are not allowed to caddy in their child’s group). 

Caddies & Spectators

No individual caddies are allowed. Spectators may view play from no closer than 30 yards; talking or advising players during play is forbidden. A player will be assessed a 2 stroke penalty for each violation of the rule, with a maximum penalty of 4 strokes and disqualification after 4 strokes. Spectator carts can be rented.

Dress Code

A player is expected to dress properly at all times. Please no cut-offs, running shorts, sleeveless or muscle shirts permitted. 

Conduct

Displays of temper, foul language or any disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Players will be expected to conduct themselves as young ladies and gentlemen.

Rules

USGA Rules will govern play except as modified local rules. Local rule sheets will be handed out to each participant at every event.

Scorecard Checking

The player must read his/her score to their fellow competition and verify the score. Players must sign their scorecard and be certain their scorer also signs their scorecard. After the scorecard is signed the player must hand the scorecard to the official in the scoring area.

Weather Policy 

Rain alone does not constitute cancellation or even a delay. Players should be prepared to play in all types of weather conditions. An email will be sent from Derrick Elstob in the case of a cancellation. 

Withdrawing from Events

Please email Derrick Elstob at delstob@firstteeaustin.org if your son or daughter is unable to make an event. No refunds are allowed but a credit can be made to your account.