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Frequently Asked Questions
What is "Continuous Putting" and is it mandatory at Prep Tour tournaments? The Prep Tour requires continuous putting.
The Prep Tour implemented a Continuous Putting Condition of the Competition Rule beginning in the 2020 season. The Prep Tour immediately noticed nearly a 20 minute per round pace of play reduction. An efficient pace of play benefits the overall player experience and helps The Prep Tour retain our wonderful host venues. The Prep Tour Continuous Putting Policy will remain in effect.
Summary of Continuous Putting: Playing in 3somes: Once all 3 players' balls are on the putting surface, the player whose ball is furthest from the hole putts 1st. If Player A misses his/her 1st putting attempt, it is still Player A’s turn to putt. Player A may still mark, lift, clean, and align his/her ball before attempting his/her 2nd putt. Once Player A successfully holes his/her putt, Player A should immediately proceed to the next teeing ground and tee off on the next hole. Player B then continuously putts. Once Player B holes his/her putt, Player B should gather his/her bag and witness the number of putts it takes Player C to complete the hole. Player B and C then proceed to the next teeing ground and record scores with Player A for the recently completed hole. Player B and C then tee off and play briskly continues.
Playing in 4somes: The procedure remains nearly the same. Player A and Player B continuously putt and then immediately leave for the next teeing ground. Player C putts and then audits Player D’s putts. Players C & D join Players A and B on the next teeing ground to record scores for the entire group for the recently completed hole.
REMINDER: It is imperative / mandatory for Player A to leave the putting surface and go tee off. Do Not Wait for the other players to arrive at the teeing ground before you put your tee ball into play!
How do I register for an event? All registration links are located on the Tournament Information Pages on The Prep Tour website. First, complete the annual Golf Genius Player Profile. Once completed and you have paid the annual software fee, use your Golf Genius profile to register for events.
Are there any membership or registration fees associated with The Prep Tour? The Prep Tour will use the Golf Genius software system. All players must pay an annual (once per calendar year) $12 Golf Genius software fee before registering for their 1st tournament.
I see where some events are single days, while others are 2 Day Events. Can I sign up for just 1 day of a 2 day event? 2 Day Events are nationally ranked Junior Golf Scoreboard events. You must sign up for both days in order to compete.
How are your divisions/seasons determined? To coincide with Junior Golf Scoreboard guidelines, your division is determined by the scholastic grade you are currently in when playing in that season's event (Spring Season - Current Grade, Summer Season-Upcoming Fall Grade).
Spring Season - March -June For example, if you are currently an 8th grader, you would compete in the Junior High Division of the Prep Tour Spring Events.
Summer Season - July - October (Division determined by the school year you are going into the upcoming Fall) For example, if you will graduate from 8th grade in May/June; you would compete in the Freshman/Sophomore Division of the Prep Tour for the Summer Season events. If you will graduate from Sophomore year of High School in May/June, you now play in the Junior/Senior Division of the Prep Tour for summer events.
Junior High Boys - one division for 6th-8th grade Boys.
High School Boys - Divisions are determined by the year you will graduate from High School. Freshman and Sophomore boys compete together in one division, Junior and Senior boys compete together in one division.
High School Girls - Usually, all in one division. Select events will offer separate Junior/Senior and Fresh / Soph divisions for HS Girls. Always check the corresponding Tournament Information Page.
Collegiate Men - one division at select events. Collegiate Women - one division at select events.
How do I get on a Tee Sheet? Register for an event on the corresponding Tournament Information Page using your Golf Genius profile.
Refunds and Withdrawing from an Event: 1. Players may Withdraw from an event they have previously registered for by logging in to their Golf Genius profile and editing their registration. 2. Players may only edit their registration until an events registration closes. Once registration closes for that particular event, players are not allowed to WD and seek a refund. 3. Players must still notify / email The Prep Tour of their intent to WD from an event after the refund deadline has passed. Players who WD without notification will be marked as a NO SHOW. 3. Transfers are not allowed. Players must seek a timely refund for an event they no longer wish to play and then simply register for the new event they are interested in. 4. Please review our Refund Policy. Page 17 Prep Tour Handbook
Are caddies or motorized carts allowed? 1. Caddies are only allowed at select events: Mother's Day at The Rail (Mothers or Grandmothers only). 2. Caddies will be allowed in the Junior High Boys division. Players and Caddies must review The Prep Tour Caddie Rules prior to the event. Caddie Rules Page 11 Prep Tour Handbook 3. Motorized carts are not allowed for competiton unless medical condition documentation is provided and approved by The Prep Tour in advance of the event. 4. Push carts are allowed at all events by competitors.
Are spectators allowed? Being a spectator is a privilege that The Prep Tour allows under the provisions of its Spectator Policy Page 7 Prep Tour Handbook. Players are ultimately responsible and subject to penalty for their spectators actions.
How can I find out if an event is postponed or cancelled due to weather? Tournament delays and cancellations will be announced on The Prep Tour website and through text / email utilizing information provided in each players Golf Genius profile.
How can I be added to a waiting list? . 1. Once an event fills, all subsequent player registrations become Waiting List registrations. 2. A players credit card is NOT charged for a Waiting List registration. 3. If Waiting List spots become available, you will be contacted by the Tour Director to secure a late registration. 4. If a player is added to the Tournament Field from the Waiting List, then the players credit card on file is charged for the tournaments entry fee. 5. Players are encouraged to log in to their Golf Genius profile and remove themselves from the Waiting List if they are no longer available to play.