Understanding WRJS and College Golf

There is always a lot of confusion about where to play to improve a juniors chance of getting a college golf scholarship.  Most junior golfers are hopeful that their golf games will improve enough to become a college golf recruit, however where and how do get the needed exposure is the question many parents and juniors are seeking as they enter the junior golfer arena.  The short answer is simple; play tournament golf as often as possible and if you play in Junior Golf Scoreboard (“JGS”) ranked competitions it will greatly improve your status.  This is the reason NCJT offers WRJS events, as they are JGS ranked events that are specially designed to help our players get college golf exposure.

So why are JGS competitions important?  JGS serves as the #1 source for college golf recruiting by providing a world ranking service for junior golfers.  To gain a world ranking a junior golfer must have a minimum of 8 qualified rounds in a rolling calendar year.  A qualified round must be played within a scheduled 36-hole competition or more (like a 54 hole or 72 hole competition).  All WRJS events on the NCJT schedule are 36-hole competitions.

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The next thing to know is how the JGS rankings work.  There are three elements used to compute the rankings.

  • 65% – Is simply the average difference of each individual score compared to the USGA course rating. It’s a simple calculation: if you shoot 77 and the course rating is 71.2, you have a differential of 5.8 for that round.
  • 10% – How you finish in a qualified competition.  Credit is given to 1st place, top 5 and top 10 finishes (based on the field size, top 10 requires 20 players or more).
  • 25% – Is the Strength of Field criteria.  The stronger the players in the field the more credit is given.  Think of it as the lower the average differential (as computed in the 65% criteria above), for the entire field, the stronger the Strength of Field.

Now let’s evaluate!  This all means that 75% of your JGS world ranking can easily be achieved through the 9 WRJS events (or 18 qualified rounds) on the 2018 NCJT schedule, without getting into strength of field criteria.  And when the field is filled with our better players the Strength of Field criteria goes up as well.  This is good reason to signup for all the WRJS events you can and if you can shoot well and finish high you can climb the world ranking on the local stage.  If you are a dominate player on NCJT you should also seek to play in more statewide competitions from time to time as well.  If you can finish top 5 in those play in more, if not keep it limited and continue to build your status in our  regional competitions.

How does WRJS sign-ups work?  Most of the WRJS events are a combination of two single day events, except for the Sand Ridge Junior Invitational and the Tour Championship, which are two-day mandatory events.  When registering for two-day optional events like WRJS #1 LostEagle, you must first enter both Lost Nation ($60) and Gleneagles ($60) to have the option to play in the ADD-ON LostEagle ($10).  The total entry for those three competitions is $130.  Since Lost Nation and Gleneagles are both single day competitions you can also play in one without the other, but that will eliminate the option to play in LostEagle.  When you register for LostEagle you are not signing up to play additional golf, it only means your score from Lost Nation and Gleneagles will be combined into a 36-hole competition and posted to JGS.

We hope this information is helpful to our college golf hopefuls and we also encourage everyone to read through our College Golf section at www.ncjt.org, which provides a good guideline for understanding the whole recruiting process.  If you have additional questions regarding the WRJS events or other tour matters, please email or call the tour office.

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It’s Time for NCJT Golf! Are you Ready?

Here’s the latest news to know as the full season is near!

Joe Haase Cup The NCJT Team finished 2nd out of 4 teams.

JHC Team 2018

JB Four-Ball Classic Please join us on Memorial Weekend for this very special event.  It’s going to be a great mix of players; we have some great alumni players in the field,  some current member teams, and some father/junior teams.  We are in for a great day on May 27th at Quail Hollow.  There is still room for your team, register today!  Also, who going to win the $10,000 Hole-In-One prize.

Northeast Ohio Golf All golfers in Northeast Ohio need to follow the news at Northeast Ohio Golf.  Golf is big in our area and all the news can be found here.

Tour RegistrationNCJT registration remains open as the full schedule nears.  The opening event on the regular season schedule is June 5th at Lost Nation.  It’s time to get your game on Tour!

Member Packets – All the member packets have been shipped for everyone that registered prior to Mother’s Day.  New members after May 13 will be shipped within the week of registration.

Junior – 4AM ScholarshipWe are hearing a lot of good chatter about this year’s Junior/Am Scholarship event at Sand Ridge on July 30.  This is one of the best days of the tour season and there will be at least two $2,000 scholarships to be earned among our junior tour members.  Please go to the event page to learn more and remember to submit your scholarship applications by July 6.  Parents please support this event by putting together amateur teams to play with our juniors.  If you can’t play, please encourage your golfing friends and business owners to signup.  Go here to signup.

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NCJT takes 2nd Place at Joe Haase Cup

The NCJT team played pretty good today at the Joe Haase Cup at Firestone.  The only problem was the Northern Ohio PGA juniors had a better day.  NCJT was the only team to win a match against the N. Ohio PGA team and we won 2 (the only 2 they lost).  Arya Achar and Scott Hill were the one’s who won those matches.  We won 10 of 18 matches in total, so it was a very good showing overall.  The final results are posted below.

JHC 2018 (Results)

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Former NCJT Player Donates $10K Hole-in One Prize to Four-Ball

Billy Whitney, a NCJT Hall of Fame member since 2006, has donated a Hole-In-One prize of $10K for the JB Four-Ball Classic.  The prize if won, will be split 50/50 with NCJT.  Additionally, there will be bonus prizes on all the Par 3’s during the Four-Ball Classic as follows.

  • $1,000 Footjoy credit
  • $750 Titliest credit
  • $500 Pro Shop credit

The JB Four-Ball Classic will be played on Sunday, May 27.  The event is open to all current or former NCJT players.  As long you have or had a NCJT membership, you can play with anyone you choose (buddies, teammates, parents, grandparents, your club pro, or even a tour pro).  We hope to see a lot of alumni at the event, which will make this a fun reunion style event.

The field will be limited to the first 30 teams, so don’t delay, get your entry in today.  To have an official spot in the field, BOTH players must completely register for the event (one player’s entry doesn’t not hold a spot for the team).  The deadline is May 21, but it will sell out before that.  Don’t Delay!

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We have a special gift for each player and over $1,500 in prizes.  The winning team will get their names on the “The JB Four-Ball Cup” a perpetual trophy.  This special event will be a unique annual event that today’s juniors can start playing in as juniors and continue playing in well into their adult years.  It’s going to be one of our greatest events ever and we hope will join us for the fun!

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The JB Four-Ball Classic – May 27

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We are only 3 weeks away from one of the most exciting events of the season “The JB Four-Ball Classic” on Sunday, May 27.  Partner up with your favorite NCJT buddy for this true championship caliber event.  All current and former NCJT players are eligible to form their two-man team with anyone at any age.  Bring your favorite junior buddy or a adult amateur or even a pro.  This event use to be our Parent/Junior Four-Ball event and you can still play as a Parent/Junior team if you want.  The Four-Ball part is still the same, it’s just becoming a bigger and better event.  This event will be mix of some really good and competitive teams, there will also be some Alumni teams, and some teams just out for a special day at a great golf course, but everyone is guaranteed to feel the true spirit of NCJT golf, as we kickoff our season with this really special event.

The field will be limited to the first 30 teams, so don’t delay, get your entry in today.  To have an official spot in the field, BOTH players must completely register for the event (one player’s entry doesn’t not hold a spot for the team).  The deadline is May 21, but it will sell out before that.  Don’t Delay!

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We have a special gift for each player and over $1,500 in prizes.  The winning team will get their names on the “The JB Four-Ball Cup” a perpetual trophy.  This special event will be a unique annual event that today’s juniors can start playing in as juniors and continue playing in well into their adult years.  It’s going to be one of our greatest events ever and we hope will join us for the fun!

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Reed Wins Masters and Stover Wins NCJT Masters Contest

Patrick Reed wins The 2018 Masters with an outstanding performance.  His 15 under par total at Augusta National was one better than the charging Rickie Fowler.  All the great golf made the NCJT Masters contest very exciting on Sunday afternoon, and landed Ben Stover at the top of the leaderboard.

Winners received Tour Credit to their NCJT account.  Thanks for playing.  The US Open will be the next contest.

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The Masters Discount Offer

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To celebrate The Masters Tournament at Augusta National we are offering all new and old members a chance to save $20 off the cost of tour membership or a tournament entry fee.  It can be used for one or the other, but not both.

To save please use promo code – masters18 at checkout.

Enjoy The Masters and we hope your lineup can win you some prizes in the NCJT Masters Fantasy Pool.

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