Rules and Regulations
Awards are based on the number of participants per age group (minimum of three awarded per age group with a maximum of one trophy for every 10 players).
Example: In one age group of 80 participants, 8 trophies will be awarded.
Only acceptable golf attire is allowed. Tank tops, fish nets or any other articles of clothing considered as inappropriate will NOT be allowed. Starburst reserves the right to determine appropriateness.
Golf shirts with collars are required at Ridgewood Country Club and White Bluff.
SOFT SPIKES ARE REQUIRED FOR THE ENTIRE TOURNAMENT.
No pets are allowed on the courses during tournament play.
Yardage-measuring devices are allowed in the tournament. Refer to Rule 14-3 Artificial Devices, Unusual Equipment, and Unusual Use of Equipment. CLICK HERE FOR USGA RULE BOOK
Pace of Play
We want the pace of play to be a positive feature and we will continue to make improvements. We will emphasize the pace of play for both the players and the caddies. We will use USGA standards for monitoring the pace.
Boys Championship Division
Due to the number of entries in these divisions in previous years, it has been decided to combine the Boys 17 division with the Boys Championship division and have two separate start times (shotgun starts at 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.) at the same course. In previous years, the Boys Championship division (which is open to any age who wants to sign up for that division) has had well over 100 entries for participation and with a maximum limit of 100 those excess requests have had to be turned down. The Boys 17 division, on the other hand, has only averaged about 52 entries per year for the last several years. The ideal number of entries for each start time is about 90 players so the combined total for that combined division this year would be about 180 players. The end result by combining the two divisions is that an additional 28 players can be added.
Since these divisions have been combined this year, it has also been decided that for the last day’s round on Wednesday, the field will be separated into two flights (Boys Championship Flight and Boys President’s Flight) and the players will be ranked by total score for the previous two days. The top 50 percent of the scores and ties will continue in the Boys Championship Flight and the remainder of the field will be in the Boys President’s Flight. Awards will be given to the top 10 percent of the finishers in the Boys Championship Flight (example: 9 awards if the field is 90 players) and to the top three finishers in the Boys President’s Flight. The total scores from all three days will determine the awards.
Girls Championship Division
In order to be consistent with the Boys Championship division, the Girls 17 division and the Girls Championship division have also been combined into one division. The same process as above will be followed for the last day’s round on Wednesday. The total field will be ranked by total score for the previous two days. The top 50 percent of the scores and ties will continue in the Girls Championship Flight and the remainder of the field will be in the Girls President’s Flight. Awards will be given to the top 10 percent of the finishers in the Girls Championship Flight (example: 5 awards if the field is 50 players) and to the top three finishers in the Girls President’s Flight. The total scores from all three days will determine the awards.