Conditions of Competition

1. Specifications of Club and the Ball

  • List of Conforming Driver Heads – Pages 154-155
  • List of Conforming Golf Balls – Page 155
  • One Ball Condition is not in effect – Page 156

2. Caddie (Note to Rule 6-4) – Page 157

A player is prohibited from using a caddie during the stipulated round.

3. Pace of Play (Note 2 to Rule 6-7) – Page 158

See posted Philadelphia Section PGA Junior Tour Pace of Play Guidelines for Pace of Play penalties.

4. Suspension of Play Due to a Dangerous Situation (Note to Rule 6-8b) – Page 158

Discontinue Play Immediately: One prolonged note of siren.
Discontinue Play: Three consecutive notes of siren, repeated.
Resume Play: Two short notes of siren, repeated.

Note: All practice areas shall be closed during a suspension for a dangerous situation until the Rules Committee has declared the area safe for play. Players who disregard such closing shall be subject to disciplinary action.

5. Practice – Page 158-159

Between the play of two holes, a player must not make any practice strokes on or near the putting green of the hole last played and must not test the surface of the putting green of the hole last played by rolling a ball.

6. Scoring Area

The scoring area may include, but is not limited to restaurants, tents or rooms and is defined by a blue taped line.  A player’s scorecard has been returned to the Committee when the player has left the defined scoring area with both feet.

7. Transportation – Page 159

Players must not ride on any form of transportation during a stipulated round unless authorized by the Committee.

8. Anti-Doping Policy – Page 160

The committee may require, in the conditions of competition, that players comply with an anti-doping policy.

9. How To Decide Ties – Pages 160-162

In the event of a tie for first place during the Jr. PGA Championship, Harry Hammond Invitational, Junior Tour Championship, Elite Tour and Overall Series events, there will be a sudden death playoff immediately following the round to determine the winner. All other events will be decided by a scorecard playoff.

An acceptable method of matching cards is to determine the winner on the basis of the best score for the last nine holes.  If the tying players have the same score for the last nine, determine the winner on the basis of the last six holes, last three holes, the 18th hole and finally hole 1 moving forward until the tie is broken.