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Tour News on Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is also our published deadline for the Early Bird Membership discount (use “early19” to save $20 off NCJT membership), however we have good news, we are extending the deadline through President Day (February 18th) in order to offer our new dual membership option with the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. As many of you know the Hurricane Tour has several spring and fall tournaments in Ohio and a total of 280 across North America. We have several players every year that want more tournament action beyond NCJT and school team golf, and the Hurricane Tour is the perfect place to find that extra competition.

Here’s how the NCJT/HJGT Dual Membership works:

Go to the NCJT Membership Registration page and purchase the Dual Membership for $289. $289 is the published cost of a HJGT Membership, so essentially the NCJT is no charge by doing the dual membership. The Hurricane Tour membership now includes the Junior Golf Hub (a $250 value), which is the reason for the significant cost increased this year. If you want to improve your chances of playing college golf the Junior Golf Hub is a vital platform to do so. Click on logo to learn more about the hub.

Other HJGT Benefits include:

  • $75 off tournament registrations
  • Junior Golf Hub Membership
  • All Members participate in HJGT point rac
  • Player Referral Program
  • Exclusive Gifts
  • Early Bird Tournament Registration Fee- Another 20 dollars off from the 75 dollars.

Once your dual membership is processed (we’ll email you once everything is setup on HJGT) your NCJT and Hurricane Tour login will be the same when you login to either website, unless you are a former HJGT member. In that case you’ll use your original HJGT login. If you already registered for the 2019 NCJT Membership and want to upgrade you can visit your Registration page to upgrade.

The Joe Haase Cup Team is official. Meet the NCJT team for the May 12th Joe Haase Cup at Firestone:


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2019 NCJT Tour Membership is Open

The Tour Membership is open and the 2019 Schedule has been released. Please go to the Membership / Registration tab on the website menu to join the 2019 Tour Membership. We know everyone is excited for opening day, even tough tournament golf is still months away. Join today and you’ll have something to look forward too as the golf weather nears. To celebrate the 2019 tour launch we are offering an Opening Day discount of $25 off the Tour Membership for today only. If you miss the Opening Day deal, you’ll still be able to use the Early Bird special code for a $20 savings off the Tour Membership starting tomorrow (February 2nd) and lasting until February 14th (Valentines Day).

The Opening Day discount will apply to everyone that registers today (no code required). The Early Bird will require the discount code of ‘early19″ when checking out starting tomorrow.

We are glad to have you with us and we’ll see you on Tour!

Joe Haase Cup

Today is also the deadline for Joe Haase Cup team qualifiers to register for their spot on the team. Invites were send Mid-January and the deadline is here (TODAY). We strong team this year and looking forward to competing for the Cup.

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New Year, New Rules, and more NCJT excitement

We have another exciting year in store for everyone that enjoys playing, watching, following and supporting our junior golfers on the North Coast Junior Golf Tour.  On February 1st, we will open junior tour registration for the 2019 Tour Membership.  The membership fee will remain the same at $95, however we always offer an early-bird special for the month of February to save $20 off the membership fee.  Prior to our launch date, new members can setup accounts in order to save time once February arrives.  The parent must register first, then assign junior golfers under their account.

As always, we have another great schedule for 2019.  Here are some of the highlights:  The Joe Haase Cup will be back at Firestone CC on May 12.  The regular season will kickoff at Lost Nation on June 4. The Firecracker will now be a two-day event at Stonewater on June 30 & July 1.  The Four-Ball will be on July 11 at Quail Hollow (this is a two-man event where juniors can partner with another player on tour or basically anyone, this event is for Alumni too).  The annual Awards Banquet will be held in Mid-August in conjunction with the tour’s Hall of Fame induction dinner.  Details on these events and more will be released after February 1st.

We have always been a leader in the world of junior golf and continue to look for new ways to enhance the tour experience.  Our live hole-by-hole scoring, 4 hour rounds and our tournament player building techniques are some of the most unique services provided in tournament golf.  Many of our unique technologies end up being adopted by other tours many years later, which is good verification that we continue to lead in quality tournament operations. We are currently working on some innovative services that will keep NCJT on the leading edge in junior golf. More details to come this spring!

College golf is the end goal for a lot of our players and we try to make our tournament platform the perfect junior tour to achieve that goal. The junior golf world rankings by the Junior Golf Scoreboard is the #1 place a college coach will look to evaluate a player. The good news for NCJT players is that 75% of the world ranking formula is geared toward a players tournament score (65%) and tournament finish (10%), both of which are achieved anytime you play in one of our 36 hole competitions (the “WRJS events”). We’ll have 8 WRJS events in 2019 and you’ll need a minimum of 4 to get ranked. We have already heard from several of our players that have signed to play college golf next fall and we’ll probably hear about plenty more during our upcoming season.  We are very proud of our graduates when they earn a spot on a college golf team and we love to hear from them as they advance in golf.  Some of the elite players will also be considered for the NCJT Hall of Fame, which currently has 18 members, including Jason Dufner and Jason Kokrak, two great players on the PGA Tour.

Joe Haase Cup

In a few days, we will send out electronic invitation cards to the qualifiers for the 2019 NCJT team. The qualifiers will need to accept their invite by the deadline in order to represent NCJT in the May 12 Joe Haase Cup at Firestone CC. Qualifiers earn their spot on the team using the 2018 Classic Cup points or by exemption for winning a championship (other requirements apply).


2019 Rules of Golf

In 2019 major Rules of Golf changes were put into effect by the USGA. Here’s a link to a USGA page covering the changes including video explanations.

Here’s a quick list of the rules changes:

  • Drop the ball from knee height (NOT shoulder height)
  • Time to search for a ball – 3 minutes (NOT 5 minutes)
  • Measure the area to drop with the longest club in your bag (except a putter)
  • If you accidentally move your ball when searching for it, replace it without Penalty
  • No penalty for a double hit – it only counts as one stroke
  • No penalty if your ball strikes the Flagstick when played from on or off the Putting Green
  • Spike mark and other shoe damage on the Putting Green can be repaired
  • After your ball has been lifted and replaced on the Putting Green, if it then moves for any reason, always replace it on its original spot under no Penalty, even if it was blown by the wind or you accidentally move it
  • Penalty areas replace Water Hazards, and you can move Loose Impediments, ground your club and take practice swings in Penalty Areas without Penalty, just as you can in the fairway or rough
  • Opposite margin relief in Red Penalty Areas has been eliminated
  • Red Penalty Area relief has only 3 options now, keeping spot last crossed in-line with Flagstick, lateral relief using 2 club lengths, and return to where last played (these are the same as before)
  • In Bunkers you can move loose impediments, however you cannot touch the sand with your club in the area right in front of or right behind your ball, during your back swing or in taking practice swings
  • Unplayable ball in Bunker – extra option to drop outside the bunker for two penalty strokes
  • Pace of Play – it is recommended that you take no longer than 40 seconds to make a stroke (and usually you should be able to play more quickly than that) and Ready Golf in Stroke Play is encouraged

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Seasoning Ending Awards – Deadline to order is Today (August 15)

At the Seasoning Ending Awards Banquet held at Sand Ridge during our Junior-4AM Scholarship Tournament we honored many of our season ending award winners with plaques and special awards.  If you were not in attendance you can order your seasoning ending award by paying for the cost of shipping and handling ($15).  Awards are available for any player that had a top 3 finish at any of our regular season or championship events.  Click Here to Oder:  Deadline – August 15th, 2018

Sample Year-End Award: (Size and layout may vary from sample)

YE Plaque 2018 - Bentley

We also honored our Classic Cup winners (the Player of the Year award) at the Seasoning Ending Banquet.

The 2018 Classic Cup winners:

Boys 16-19 – Bentley Stover

JR-4AM 2018-25

Boys 14-15 – Connor Gdovin



Girls 19&Under – Nora Nelson

JR-4AM 2018-24

Thanks again for supporting another great season on NCJT!

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Bentley Stover takes JR-4AM Title and Thomas Wong wins scholarship

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Bentley Stover shot 40-35-75 with 5 birdies to take the JR-4AM junior title.  Bentley also helped the winning team of Brian Tomazic, Chris Lazuka, Ben Jones, and John Behanna capture the Team title at 13 under par.

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The Denny Spaulding Scholarship was won by Thomas Wong.  Thomas is an stand-out student at Hawken and impressed the Spaulding Family with his on and off the course achievements.  Congratulations to Thomas!

The seasoning ending awards were presented to those in attendance.  Anyone with a top 3 finish during the junior tour season received an award of recognition.  The Classic Cup winners also received their Classic Cup award and the NCJT committee was recognized for their support of the junior tour.  All in all it was another special day on tour and at Sand Ridge.

Seasoning ending awards for anyone that had a top three finish that did not attend the banquet can be ordered by paying the cost of shipping/handling ($15).  Pay HERE and your award will be shipped.  The deadline to order your award plaque is Wednesday, August 15.  All orders will be shipped by August 30.

Thank You for another great seasoning on NCJT!

North Coast Junior Tour – Junior+4AM Golf Classic
7/30/2018 – Sand Ridge Golf Club
Par 72, 6330 Yards

Team Tomazic, Concord Twp 31-28–59
Team J. Spaulding, Concord 32-31–63
Team Nelson, Concord 33-31–64
Team Hughes, Chardon 32-34–66
Team Ferrell, Concord 36-32–68
Team C. Spaulding, Concord 38-43–81

Bentley Stover, Pepper Pike 40-35–75
Emmett Weil, Chagrin Falls 37-41–78
Ella Wong, Pepper Pike 40-41–81
Thomas Wong, Pepper Pike 41-42–83
Nora Nelson, Concord 40-44–84
Ian Diffenbacher, Painesville 42-42–84
Laine Hursh, Chardon 41-44–85
Miles Chapman, Burton 43-42–85
Michael Fimiani, Willoughby 41-44–85
Dominik Cosic, Painesville 42-43–85
Jackson Fellinger, Pepper Pike 39-47–86
Jackson Stover, Pepper Pike 55-54–109
Ruslan Abakumov, Novelty 53-57–110

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Last Call for JR-4AM, Entries close at 6PM Today


Logo SS 2018It’s last call for JR-4AM Foursomes and Juniors, all entries will close at 6pm today (Saturday, July 28).  The JR-4AM will be played on Monday, July 30 at Sand Ridge and it will be great day for NCJT.  Some of the juniors will play with amateur foursomes to showcase the quality of players on our junior tour and the amateurs will get to experience the Spirit of the Game displayed on our junior tour.  All junior juniors will play in an individual stroke play competition whether paired with amateur foursomes or in junior only groups.  The stroke play winners will receive awards at the Awards Banquet after play.  The foursomes will be supporting the Denny Spaulding Scholarship Fund, a fund that is used to provide golf scholarships to NCJT tour players who apply for the scholarships.  Scholarships are awarded at the JR-4AM during the after-golf BBQ Awards.

The BBQ Awards cookout and the Season Ending Awards for NCJT will be combined this year.  All event winners, Classic Cup winners and committee members will be honored at the Season Ending Ceremony.  All NCJT members and family members are welcome to attend the Season Ending Awards at 3pm.  Tickets are $30 if not entered into the JR-4AM and can be purchased HERE (deadline 6pm Saturday, July 28).

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Nick Carnovale wins Open Championship Contest

The winners in the NCJT Open Championship  contest are listed here:  Tour credit has been issued to the winners!


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