Rules and Regulations


Crystal awards will be given to champions of each division.

Golf Attire

Proper attire is required at all times during NTPGA Junior Tour tournaments. Failure to comply prior to the round may result in not participating and failure to comply during the round may result in disqualification (See Junior Golfer/Caddie Code of Conduct on Page 8). Each host facility may have additional rules and dress code requirements that must be adhered to by all NTPGA Junior Tour members and spectators. Proper attire includes collared shirts or mock turtlenecks (host golf course permitting), slacks, shorts, golf or tennis shoes, caps and visors. Should a golf course have a stricter dress code, its policy will take precedence. The NTPGA Junior Tour dress code prohibits denim, short shorts, cut-offs, swimsuits, sandals, clothing containing offensive slogans, language or pictures, clothing describing or advertising alcohol, tobacco, or other drug references. The NTPGA Junior Tour strongly suggests members present themselves in a positive manner while representing the NTPGA Junior Tour by wearing hats with the brim forward and tucking in all shirts.


No pets are allowed on the courses during tournament play.

Yardage-Measuring Devices

The NTPGA Junior Tour allows the use of distance measuring devices during all tournaments.  If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a function of a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his/her play (e.g., gradient, wind-speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of USGA Rule 14-3 (see penalty structure below). A multifunctional device such as a PDA or Smartphone may be used as a distance measuring device.

NOTE: Applications that also assist the player in his play (i.e. videoing swing for analysis or gauging green contours) are not permitted.
All distance measuring devices used must be of a handheld variety (watches are permitted), carried by the player or his/her caddie.  Use of GPS yardage systems installed on golf carts is not permitted at any time. Spectators must not relay any yardage information displayed by a GPS system in a golf cart.  A player who breaches this policy will be deemed to have violated USGA Rule 14-3 and will be subject to the following penalties:

FIRST OFFENSE: Two (2) stroke penalty

SECOND OFFENSE:  Disqualification

Additionally, players may share their distance measuring device and information pertaining to yardage with fellow competitors or opponents at their discretion provided such action does not cause an undue delay.

Should there be a question on the legality of a certain distance measuring device, it is recommended that all players communicate with the NTPGA staff.

Pace of Play

The established Pace of Play for All American Tour tournaments is 14 minutes per hole (4 hours and 12 minutes) plus one additional minute between the play of two holes for a total of 4 hours and 30 minutes per round unless otherwise noted.

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Starburst is a great event, incredibly well managed given the number of players and courses required to organize it. The after round events are fun, extremely well run, and make the players feel special. The talent level of the field is among the best in the south and a great way to gauge where your junior golfer stands among the better players in Texas. Overall 4.5 stars.

Starburst Junior Golf Classic

Starburst Junior Golf Classic