Best of the 2 tee shots (as determined by the team) is marked and all players get to play their second shots from that location. The team then each plays their next shot from the best location of the prior shot until the team finishes the hole.
The Watson Junior Series is the vision of Tom Watson with the purpose of creating golfers for life. The Watson Junior Series is an introduction to tournament play with an emphasis on a fun and interactive competitive atmosphere.
Open to junior golfers ages 7-12. Players are eligible for the following age divisions:
A players ages as of August 1st, 2022, will determine the age division they will play in. Players are able to play up into a higher age division if they desire.
June 12 and June 26 at Sunflower Hills First Tee Golf Course
July 10 and July 24 at Sunflower Hills First Tee Golf Course
August 7 and August 21 at Sunflower Hills First Tee Golf Course
Ages 7-10 will play 6-holes (8” size cup holes)
Ages 11-12 will play 9-holes (regular size cup holes)
Ages 7-10 yardages will be 1,000 – 1,500
Ages 11-12 will be 1,400 – 1,900
Stroke play, Best ball, scramble and shamble play format will be available in select events
Entries and Fees
Players may enter the event by registering online at First Tee Greater Kansas City website, firstteekc.org. Entries open May , 2022, at 10:00 AM. The entry fee is $30 per player for the event.
The entry fee includes golf, trophies, water, and snacks on the golf course. Players must walk.
Rules of Golf, Competition is Final
Play will be governed by The Rules of Golf as approved by the USGA and First Tee Greater Kansas City. Questions will be settled by the on-site Rules Committee, whose decision will be final. The competition is final when the winner has been awarded the Championship trophy.
At the conclusion of the play, if a tie for the first place occurs, a sudden death playoff will be conducted to determine the winner.
All golf balls and clubs must conform to USGA specifications. Any unusual equipment or devices such as gloves, unusual tees, alignment aids, braces and the like are prohibited by the Rules of Golf. One Ball Rule is NOT in effect.
Proper golf attire is required. Jeans, halter tops, tank tops and athletic t-shirts are not permitted. Shoes with metal spikes are not permitted.
Golf Carts for participants are not allowed. ADA requests for special exceptions to this rule are handled on a case-by-case basis and will be granted provided they would not alter the fundamental fairness of the competition by providing a player with an advantage over other players. Transportation requests are subject to change based on evolving conditions. Caddies are allowed to ride on and operate the golf cart, provided space is available. Watson Junior Series has a strict 2 carts per group policy. If a group has more than one caddie, arrangements must be made within the group to accommodate the cart policy.
Caddies are allowed for this event and the actions of the caddie during the round are the responsibility of the player (Rule 10.3c). This is the default position for caddies for the Watson Junior Series events, but availability may vary from event to event or any other factors affecting this policy.
Spectators are allowed and may walk along to watch the event. Golf carts may be rented by spectators if they are available, but players are NOT allowed to ride on the golf cart during competition. Spectators (riding or walking) are asked to remain on the cart path during the play of a hole. Spectators may help search for golf balls but must not function as a caddie.
On-site registration will not be required. Please arrive at your starting tee 10 minutes prior to your starting time to receive instructions.
Practice Round & Practice Privileges
Practice round information will be published when available.
Range balls can be purchased for the event and will be open 90 minutes before first tee time.
Terms of the Competition, Code of Conduct, Pace of Play
Visit firstteekc.org for complete information on terms of the competition, code of conduct and pace of play guidelines.