Lancaster County 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.
Open Tournament Spots Remaining
Fairview - 24
Manor - 52
Meadia Heights - 36
Sportsman's - 54
Foxchase - 37
Dauphin Highlands - 47
Announcing: The LCJGT App is available on the App Store and Google Play
TD Comments- George Crudden Memorial at Four Seasons
Wednesday’s Crudden Memorial at Four Seasons provided us with some of the best weather I think we have ever had for one of our LCJGT events. The humidity was low, the temperatures were comfortable, and the sun was shining. The breeze was only noticed by those playing or trying to keep papers on the check-in table prior to starting. Along with the spectacular weather, all of the divisions experienced exciting and competitive finishes with several first time winners.
Congratulations to Jack Novis in the Boys Gold Division who will get his name on the prestigious Crudden trophy. He finished four shots better than the rest of the field with an even par score of 71 for his first Gold Division win. Dylan Ramsey and Evan Jozwiak finished in a two way tie for second with scores of 75.
In the Girls Gold Division another first time winner, Jillian Fidler, beat Taylor Hicks on the first playoff hole to win. Both players shot scores of 86 to force the playoff.
Our largest division is the Boys Silver Division and Ryan Hilyard beat out thirty-five other golfers with a score of 79 to win the division. Cole Stoltzfus finished second with a score of 81 and Evan Sipe finished in third place.
Eva Moawad won the Girls Silver Division only two shots over Savannah Miller. She finished with a score of 88. Miles McGinty won the Boys Futures Division with a score of 40. This is a repeat win for McGinty who also won this event last year. In the Girls Futures Division, Kyla Quimby won for the second time this season with a score of 44.
Range next week: The range at Tanglewood is not on the same property as the golf course. It is located on the same road and about 1 mile before you arrive at the course. I would suggest arriving with sufficient time to stop at the range on your way in for a warm up session. Once you get to the course you should then be sure to check in at the registration table. This is the one time you go to the range before checking in.
Spectators/Parents: I think that most of our spectators are doing a great job this year. We have very strong expectations and now that we are two events into the season I just want to review: maintain 20-30 yards, walk ahead in the rough, limit conversations to things like, “good shot” or “do you want something to drink?” Many parents in our younger divisions are too involved. Let the kids play! If there is something you want to tell them about a shot, take notes and discuss it after the round. The kids need to make their own decisions and possibly even a mistake. It is ok. They need to learn to “protect the field” by making sure their fellow competitors are playing by the rules. They will learn from these situations and gain valuable experience. This is a core value of our tour and one that we require. You are the spectator. Do not think you are a part of the competition.
Golf ball hit off line- We all hit shots that don’t go where we want. If you do, be sure you are pointing for our spotters and spectators to help them out which actually helps you out. There are times, as a spotter, that they cannot see your shot. In addition, if a ball is going near others please be sure to yell “fore.” Also, really yell it like you mean it.
Scoring Area- I included this after Overlook, but we had it happen again at Four Seasons. As a group, you WILL NOT save any time going over scores in your group prior to going to the scoring area. You will need to sit down, review all scores, confirm addition, AND THEN sign your cards. I don’t know where players have gotten this idea to “save time,” but that is not going to work or meet our expectations.
Tour Championship- At the end of the season we hold the LCJGT Tour Championship at Lancaster Country Club. Each week, some players in the Boys Gold, Silver and Girls Gold may automatically qualify to play in that event. We are posting the automatic qualifiers on the Tour Championship page of the website. If you qualify, try to keep this day available so you have a chance to play on that great course. Invitations to the event will go out after our final regular season tournament.
Unplayable Ball- There are times when you hit your ball into a position NOT in a penalty area or No Play Zone, where you deem that you can’t play it. We had that a few times at Four Seasons under pine trees. Remember your options: two club lengths no nearer to the hole, keep the point of the ball between you and the pin and go back as far as you want, go back and replay from the previous position. While I am nearly always right in the middle of the fairway when I play, I have used all three options at different times. It is good to know and understand all three options. Sometimes taking the one stroke penalty presents the safest or least risky option.
Provisional Ball- At Four Seasons we had a few players play a provisional at incorrect times. You should play a provisional ONLY if you think your ball is lost or out of bounds. DO NOT hit one if you think your ball went into a penalty area (like a water hazard) or a no play zone. If you do, that will become the ball in play. Playing a provisional is a good idea for pace of play, but it is only good when done properly. Announce why you are playing a provisional and how it is different that the original ball.
Jon Chronister- Tournament Director
Thank you Sponsors:
Anne Lusk - Southeby's International Realty (Platinum)
Argires Marotti Neurosurgical Associates of Lancaster (Gold)
Craig Hartranft Team (Gold)
DBL Tank Services (Gold)
FA Insurance / Donegal Insurance Group (Gold)
F.N.B Wealth Management (Gold)
The Furyk Family (Major sponsor)
Lancaster County Coffee Roasters (Futures)
Lancaster Indoor Golf & Training Center (Silver)
Lancaster Toyota (Gold)
Manheim Twin Kiss (Futures)
Meadia Heights Golf Club (Gold)
McConkey Insurance (Bronze)
Mount Joy Wire (Bronze)
Pull the Pin (Player of the Year)
River Rock Academy (Platinum)
S & T Bank (Bronze)
Sittler Golf (Gold)
Tomlinson Bomberger (Bronze)
Trout CPA (Gold)
Weaver Associates, Inc. (Registration Gifts)
Yurchak Printing (Printing)