NCJT Season Kickoff News

We are excited to announce that the 2020 junior tour season will kick-off on June 10th at Punderson.  We had a huge response to the member survey and there was overwhelming support for us to begin tournament golf.  Preparing for this season will be much different than any other over our 29 year history, but we really love junior golf and want to make it happen.  Here’s a list of things we would like to introduce to make this season a success:

  1. New Tournament guidelines – focused on combining safety with reasonable and common sense policies for players and spectators while still operating high quality tournament golf.  These guidelines are still being worked out and will be introduced prior to our opening event.
  2. The current state of the economy will make it difficult financially for many of our tour families and the tour itself, so we are making some modifications to help on that regard.  Usually the tour membership includes a nice players package and at our events we typically do meal tickets after golf so players can gather and share in the clubhouse portion of the spirit of the game.  Unfortunately, the latter is not feasible under the current social distancing guidelines and we plan to eliminate both of those costs to support our mission.  The Mission will be to help tour families that need financial assistance with tournament costs and the tour itself.  NCJT survives financially from corporate sponsors and private family donations, both have been very generous in the past.  However, this year our support will be down with the economic downturn and that is the reason we’d like to expand our support.  Here are the ways to get support as a player or to support the mission:
    1. If you are a family in need, please contact Tony Milam at tmilam@ncjt.org to discuss how we can help. We don’t want any junior to miss out on playing due to this crisis, so please feel free to reach out for your player. We want to help!
    2. We will be offering a $25 credit for all members for the cancellation of the player’s membership packet, please feel free to request the credit if it will help your player enter more events, email info@ncjt.org .  If you don’t request it, then you are supporting the mission.  Thank You!
    3. Private donations are always welcome.  If you are able to help, please do so with this LINK.
    4. At most of the events we pay a small cost for the food and beverage that will not be utilized this season, and all of the money will go toward the financial support of the mission.
    5. Another way to support the mission is to signup for the Junior-4AM at Sand Ridge on Thursday, June 9th. A foursome of amateurs get to play with one of our top juniors and the processes go toward our Denny Spaulding Scholarship Fund. The scholarships from the fund are eligible too any NCJT player that applies and the winners are announced at the Jr-4AM event. Scholarship applications and full tournament information can be found HERE.

Overall the big news is we are teeing-it-up for tournament golf this summer and everyone can begin to register for tournaments and tour membership once again.  We wish you and your family safe health during these troubled times and look forward to seeing everyone on tour soon!  Thank you for your support!

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Member Feedback Request

We are expecting guidance from the state very soon on when golf tournaments can begin again, which will get us one step closer to announcing the start and new guidelines for the 2020 NCJT tournament golf season. We’d also like to get your feedback on getting the season started, so please take our short 5 question survey (15 seconds to take) as soon as possible (by Friday at 6pm if possible). Thank you for your assistance!

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NCJT – May 1st Update

We hope this update finds everyone healthy and safe as we all continue to navigate our way through this pandemic. As promised, we planned on posting our next update on May 1st, but it appears we won’t know the state’s reopening plan for associations like us until sometime next week.

We are monitoring all the local and national golf associations on how the game’s leaders plan to collectively work together to keep golf and tournament golf alive and well during this crisis. We remain hopeful and will keep you posted once a definitive decision can be made.

In Ohio we haven’t heard a full plan on when tournament golf can resume, but from the sounds of the governors press conference today, next week should include the guidance we are looking for. That guidance should allow us to decide on how and when we can return to competitive golf. As most of you know golf is one of the safest sports for social distancing and courses have adopted many clever ways to keep the golfers safe. Plan on hearing more from us by the end of next week. Until then please stay well!

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NCJT Health Crisis UPDATE

COVID-19 Update (3/16/20): We are all experiencing rough times as governments handle the COVID-19 outbreak and NCJT would like to share our status and thoughts at this point.  Obviously, no one can predict when we may be free from this health crisis, which is why we would like to hold-off on making any modifications to our upcoming tour season, that is scheduled to start at Lost Nation on June 2nd.  We’d like to wait until May 1st (one month out) before making any decisions, just in case we are able to return to our normal routines by our season opener. Until then we will keep tour registration open, however we’d like everyone to hold off on submitting tournament entries until we make further announcements on the upcoming season. Thank you for your support!
We wish you and your family safe health during these troubled times and look forward to seeing everyone once we are safe to gather again.

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NCJT announces a Mini Tour Division for Juniors 12 & Under

The North Coast Junior Tour has been the premiere junior golf tour in Northeast Ohio since 1992, hosting over 550 events to over 5,000 junior golfers. In 2020, the tour will launch a brand new Mini Tour Division for junior golfers 12 and under. The Mini Tour Division will play 9 hole competitions and tee times will start immediately after our 18 hole divisions. This will be great timing because after play the Mini Tour players will get to experience the full excitement of the North Coast Junior Tour, as the older players gather at scoring and bond over their meals. NCJT juniors our known to develop into true tournament players while on tour, which is a major focus of NCJT’s foundation. The “Spirit of the Game” will be on full display at every event and the Mini Tour players, and their caddies will be a big part of it. Yes, we will allow caddies on the Mini Tour and both will be groomed to be real tournament players and real tournament caddies while on tour.

Here are some of the basic event details:

  • Cost per tournament is $53 (includes, golf, food and awards)
  • Girls and Boys play in one division (Girls may play from different tees)
  • All players play from forward tees with the goal being 2,500 yards
  • Caddies and coaching will be permitted
  • Live Hole-by-Hole scoring will be online for all to see, just like our big tour
  • All other details can be found in our Tour Manual

Mini Tour Eligibility

The mini tour is designed for junior golfers that have developed a liking for golf and have played a minimum of 10 rounds of casual golf. This is not for juniors that have never picked up a club before. This is an avenue for inspired juniors to start building tournament player skills at an early age and we want to set a clear baseline of who the Mini Tour is likely to attract. If your junior golfer is playing and loving golf, then this will be a perfect fit for them.

The North Coast Mini Tour will host 5 events in 2020 and here’s the schedule:

  • Tuesday, June 2 – Lost Nation (Tee Times start at 11:30 am)
  • Wednesday, June 10 – Punderson (Tee Times start at 9:30 am)
  • Thursday, June 18 – Pine Ridge (Tee Times start at 9:30 am)
  • Thursday, July 16 – Black Brook (Tee Times start at 9:30 am)
  • Wednesday, July 22 – Chardon Lakes (Tee Times start at 9:30 am)

To register for the Mini Tour, go HERE to learn how to setup accounts and register for Mini Tour Membership & events.

Best of Luck and we’ll see you on Tour!

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Last Day for Early Bird

Our Early Bird membership discount will end today. Use promo code “2020early” to get $24 off the annual tour membership.

Big announcement coming soon for juniors 13 and under. Stay Tuned!

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Early Bird Discount Ending Feb. 29th

February is our early bird sign-up month and we want to remind everyone that the early bird discount of $25 off your tour membership is coming to a close soon. February 29th will be the last day we offer the early bird discount, so act soon to save. Use promo code “2020early” to claim your discount.

We are off to great sign-up in 2020, and we are nearing a record for new member registrations. Tiger is back and so is junior golf! It’s time to get your game on Tour!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Juniors 13 and under

Big Announcement Coming Soon…stay tuned!

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