2021 SCIAA HIGH SCHOOL GOLF MEETING
USGA Rules of Golf: https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules-hub.html
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THE FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE
Each student-athlete must have a completed Athlete’s Health Record (comprised of a cleared pre-participation physical examination, emergency information, informed consent, Covid-19 Informed Consent, acknowledgement of risk and authorization to treat signed by parent/guardian) and the Tennessee State Concussion & Sudden Cardiac Law “Information & Signature Form” before he or she can participate in a try-out, practice, or game. Coaches must
complete and/or review safe participation courses and requirements i.e. Concussion Training, sudden cardiac, Weather Guidelines (heat & lightning), CPR & First Aid Certification before coaching duties begin.
Athletic Health Services Information: https://sciaa.digitalsports.com/health/
All coaches must be:
All non-faculty/volunteer or classified employees must also take (1 time):
Coaches must also complete SCIAA continuing education courses as required. All Coaches must be submitted to the TSSAA/TMSAA.
Student-athlete prior to tryouts, practice and competition.Current Physicals (medical clearance for athletic participation) dated April 15th or later
TSSAA Golf Information
· Maximum number of regular season contests is 14 dates.
· In the Off-Season there are no restrictions in regard to practice.
· In the Summer there are no restrictions in regard to practice.
· Dead Period Rule does apply
For more information:
TSSAA HEAT POLICY
Updated August 2021
Each school is responsible for obtaining Heat Index reading at the site of practices and competitions. If exertional heat stroke is suspected, use immersion for on-site cooling before transporting to the hospital. Access to water should be available to all athletes at all times.
Points of Emphasis
· Maximum Practice Times
o HI 95 to 99 degrees 2 hrs.
o HI 100 to 104 degrees 1hr.
· Minimum durations for water breaks and how often
· A form of rapid on-site cooling should be available for all warm weather practices.
· Equipment practice restrictions for Football that does not involve contact
· Distinctions guidelines between practice and conditions.
For More Information on Heat and Other Health and Safety Policies visit https://tssaa.org/health-safety-policies
No activities will be allowed when the heat index at the location of the activity is in excess of 104 degrees. The heat index should be checked every 30 minutes if the heat index is 95 degrees or greater to monitor for increased heat index.
This includes practices and contests at any level (HS, MS, JV etc…) and at any location (indoor or outdoor). Schools are required to measure the heat index at the location of its activities associated with sanctioned sports. Schools will need to have the capability to measure heat index at the site(s) where activities take place. Report non-compliant team(s) to the SCIAA Office. Heat index apps can be used when physical heat index monitors are not available.
TSSAA Heat Policy - Modifications for Golf Competitions and Practice 95°-104° Players should have immediate access to water regardless of their location on the course. Water bottles should be kept with players at all times. Pace of play should be so that players are resting at least one minute for every three minutes that they are walking. The time taken between shots and the transition time on the tee-box between holes can be considered resting time.
Anytime lightning is determined to be in the area (See it, Flee it; Hear it, clear it) of practice/competition site, activity must be suspended for at least 30 minutes after the last lightning strike. If lightning strikes within the 30 minute time frame, restart the count each time until it has been determined that the activity will be rescheduled. Please seek a safe shelter in times of inclement weather. It is the home team’s responsibility to monitor the weather during athletic contests to determine what adjustments; if any need to be made in times of inclement weather. Report non-compliant team(s) to the SCIAA Office.
SCIAA GOLF INFORMATION
Schools may have student-athletes compete on a team or as an individual. Boy’s teams must consist of 4 or 5 players, with the top four scores counting toward the team’s total. Girl’s teams must consist of 2 or 3 players, with the top two scores counting toward the team’s total.
The SCIAA will not schedule regular season golf matches for schools. Each school participating in golf will be responsible for scheduling your own matches and contacting the golf centers to reserve time. Participating schools will determine start times. You must schedule a minimum of 4 golf matches. Fines will be assessed for forfeits.
All schools must have a full-time Coach or a full-time faculty member of the participating school present at all times during the match, if not golfers will not be allowed to participate. Coaches meeting should be held prior to competition. The home team is responsible for conducting the meeting. At your coaches meeting, please assign an adult group monitor. Group monitors will be responsible for managing the speed of play, will act as a backup scorer for players, will go over scores prior to next tee and resolve issues. Ideally, no one should be assigned to a group where his/her school is participating. Each player is responsible for keeping another’s player’s card.
All regular scheduled matches will consist of 9 holes. If you do not complete 9 holes AA Division will double par and A Division will double par the rest of the holes for scoring purposes.
Boys will play from the white tees or forward men’s tees. Girls will play from the red tees. A stroke limit of double par will be enforced on each hole. Once a player reaches the maximum number on a hole, they are to pick up their ball and proceed to the next hole. NO CADDIES ALLOWED, AT ANY TIME!!!
Instructions on how to upload schedules
Attire & Sportsmanship
All Golfers are required to wear a collared shirt, NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE! Golf shoes and tennis shoes are the only acceptable footwear. Golf or baseball style caps are the only acceptable headwear, (bandanas are not allowed). Golf pants or shorts, khakis, slacks or shorts are the only acceptable pants, (no jeans of any kind). Student-athletes will not be allowed to participate if they do not adhere to the above mentioned rule.
All schools are reminded that they are the guests of the various clubs throughout the area. All players and coaches are to observe proper golf etiquette at all times. Violations of these rules may result in suspension of playing privileges for the player and/or team.
Each school is responsible for reporting scores online by 12pm next business day to verify competition. Failure to report scores will disqualify you from the Championship.
Report AA Scores here: http://sciaa.digitalsports.com/sports-information/high-school-golf/aa-score-report-form/
Report A Scores here: http://sciaa.digitalsports.com/sports-information/high-school-golf/a-score-report-form/
New:View Scores Here
Full teams and/or individual competitor(s) may represent each school. It is the Coach’s decision regarding what players (full team +1 alternate) will compete in the championship. If you have 4 girls and/or 6 boys (due to allowing 1 alternate to compete), please inform the championship director regarding which players scores will count for team standings before the match begins.
The Championship will be 18 holes (stroke limit triple bogey) with a shotgun start. All players and coaches are expected to be at the course 30 minutes prior to start time. No players will be allowed to compete if they are late to the course.
Championship Awards -Girls: (1) Team Champ Plaque, (1) Runner Up Plaque, & (1) Individual Champ Plaque Boys: (1) Team Champ Plaque, (1) Runner Up Plaque, & (1) Individual Champ Plaque
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF COACH MENTORING PROGRAM
Partnership via Mickey Barker, PGA--Administrator of Golf / Park Maintenance, The City of Memphis Parks and Neighborhoods, 901-576-4279/ 901-573-1665 or Austin Chin Chinn, Austin <Austin.Chinn@memphistn.gov> Austin Chinn, PGA, 901-636-4271
· Sign-up for program via SCIAA
o Locations will be assigned by Mickey Baker
· Weekly 1 hour practice sessions (up to 2 teams)
o All sessions 3:00-4:00
o Dates TBD
· Participating Facilities:
o Fox Meadows-Pro Ali Elfatouri 901-362-0232
o Audubon-Pro Rafe Corder, 901-683-6941
o Pine Hill-Pro TBA, 901-775-9434
o Whitehaven-Pro Dusty Sykes, 901-229-0147
· Coach and Pro work together to lead practice
Items covered weekly:
· Etiquette/Rules/Knowledge of Game
· Pace of Play
· Golf Attire
· Practice Drills for chipping, putting and full swing
Goals for Program
· Players become more comfortable with golf facilities
· Players become more competitive in matches
· Coaches will increase understanding of how to teach players
· Matches are organized
· High school Golf Grows in Shelby County Schools
PUBLIC GOLF COURSES
4160 Park Ave – (901) 683-6941
18-hole 6,345 yds. Par 70.
4382 Range Line Road – (901) 358-3375
18-hold 6,200 yrd. Par 72
3064 Clarke Rd. – (901) 362-0232
18-hole 6,545 yds. Par 71.
3815 Walnut Grove – (901) 685-7805
18-hole 5,842 yds. Par 71.
18 ce Ave. – (901) 775-9434
18-hole 5,894 yds. Par 70.
1500 W Mitchell Rd, Memphis, TN 38109, (901)543-7771
465 S. Parkway West – (901) 576-4296
9-hole 2,813 yds. Par 35.
2080 Poplar Ave. – (901) 725-9905
9-hole 2,222 yds. Par 34.
750 E. Holmes Rd. – (901) 396-1608
9-hole 2,460 yds. Par 36.
2146 Ball Rd Memphis, TN Vince Alfonso. Phone: (901) 606-7332
Previous TSSAA Covid 19 Golf Modifications & Considerations (Please check here for Updates: https://tssaa.org/returntoplay )
2020 TSSAA Golf Modifications/Considerations The guidance below supplements the “Back2Golf Operational Playbook,” an industry-wide initiative by the USGA, PGA of America, National Golf Course Owners Association, Golf Course Superintendents Association, Club Managers Association, and the LPGA Tour and PGA TOUR. To review the Back2Golf Operational Playbook, click here.
Per the TSSAA Golf Regulations, all competition is to be played by the USGA Rules of Golf. GUIDANCE IN APPLYING GOLF’S RULES AND POSTING SCORES FOR HANDICAP PURPOSES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC provided by the USGA can be found at https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules-hub/rulesarticles/covid-19-rules-and-handicapping -faqs.html
● BUNKERS AND BUNKER RAKES It is a normal part of the game to place a responsibility on all players to smooth sand in a bunker from which they have played. Committees have many options as to how to treat bunkers, which are largely dependent on the resources available.
● FLAGSTICK The flagstick serves an important purpose in the game of golf – an indicator to a player as to where the hole is located on the putting green or a target for shots. While the options for recreational play and competition are the same, some are more likely than others to alter how the game is normally played (such as removing all flagsticks from the course) while others are resource-intensive (such as having staff, a forecaddie or a volunteer stationed at each putting green and attending for all players over a day of recreational golf or during a competition). During a competition, giving players the option to leave the flagstick in the hole or have it attended and removed are parts of the game.
● SCORECARDS AND SCORING Committees have a number of options available when trying to minimize the possibility of exposing players to coronavirus through the handling of scorecards
*Schools Participating : TSSAA 2021-2023 Golf Classifications
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