2023 Rules and Regulations

The Clare Junior Golf Tour is looking forward to another season with many playing opportunities spread throughout the county for a variety of ages and skill levels. The Tournaments for the coming season are

  • U13 Short Course Golf.
  • County Links Championships.
  • County Parkland Championships.
  • County Matchplay Championships.
  • U16Short course  Clare junior League.

The Clare Junior Golf Handbook will be your guide to the county Junior Tour.  This document will contain the rules, regulations, structures, and guidelines that oversee the Clare Junior Golf events.  It is VITAL that you read and understand this booklet.  If you have any questions please contact Clare Junior Golf staff who will be happy to assist you.  We look forward to seeing you on the course in 2023.


  1. The R&A Rules of Golf will govern play at all times.
  2. All members are required to take and pass an online Rules Exam before entering any Clare Junior Golf event.
  3. Players and parents should always conduct themselves as ladies and gentlemen while at a tournament site. Remember, we are the guests of the host facilities, and the Clare Junior Golf needs the courses more than the courses need the CJG Junior Tour.
  4. Slow play will not be tolerated. Always be ready to play when it is your turn and be sure that your group maintains its position with the group in front of yours.  Groups that fall behind will be subject to penalty under the Rules of Golf.
  5. All players must check in at registration at least 30 minutes prior to their starting time. Failure to arrive at the tee ready to play at your designated starting time may result in a penalty or disqualification under the Rules of Golf (Rule 6-3).
  6. Do not leave your clubs unattended. Clare Junior Golf and the host facilities are NOT responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  7. Golf etiquette is an essential part of the game. Members and parents are expected to behave in accordance with the Rules of Golf. Players must be careful not to damage greens when putting down golf bags, the flagstick, or with shoes or clubs. Players are responsible for replacing divots, repairing ball marks, and raking bunkers. Not adhering to this guideline could result in a serious breach of etiquette (Rule 33-7) and result in disqualification.