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.
Starting this Fall, Eagle/ACE students are no longer eligible to play in Foundation Tour but are encouraged to caddy for a group!
FALL FOUNDATION TOUR DATES:
- Saturday, September 29th | Tee Times (TBD)
- Saturday, October 20th | Tee Times (TBD)
- Saturday, November 10th – Final event—all competitors will receive a tour prize based on points** | Tee Times (TBD)
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 1-8. Each division is an “open field” with no gender distinctions. Registration for each event will close two days prior to a given event. Eagle/Ace students are no longer eligible to play in Foundation Tour but are encouraged to caddy for a group!
Each event is $15 or $35 for all 3 events.
Points will be awarded in each Division for each event as follows:
|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, all players will receive a Tour prize based on the point standings. Players must be present at the final to receive their Tour prize.
- 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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
A player is expected to dress properly at all times. Please no cut-offs, running shorts, sleeveless or muscle shirts permitted.
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.
USGA Rules will govern play except as modified local rules. Local rule sheets will be handed out to each participant at every event.
The player must read his/her score to their fellow competitors 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.
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 email@example.com if your son or daughter is unable to make an event. No refunds are allowed but a credit can be made to your account.