The Leona Curtis Junior Challenge Tournament 2023.
This junior tournament is dedicated to the memory of our dear friend, Leona Curtis.
We are looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow at Southern Oaks GC in the Villages. Venue information is below. Please note the venue address you should use is as follows. You are heading for The Southern Oaks GC ProShop where you will check in at our registration desk and pay for golf cart if required. The golf course is located on the opposite side of the road and you cannot check in at that location. Do not go to the golf course side as access is very limited.
Venue Info:Southern Oaks GC (352-753-6740) 766 Marilee Place, The Villages, 32163. The venue is adjacent to the Sawgrass Grove Entertainment and Dining Area of The Villages. As you approach and when you see the large RED barn park as close to it as possible and head for the Pro Shop.
**IMPORTANT NOTE** There will be no access to a driving range/warm up area at Southern Oaks tomorrow. The venue is limited to several putting areas and there are two driving nets close to the first tee area. If you do require driving range access prior to play the closest is at The Sarasota Practice Area which is around 10 minutes’ drive from Southern Oaks. Address is:Sarasota Golf Practice Center – 133 Moyer Loop, The Villages, 32163
Below this message you will find individual tee times, pairings, yardages and flight info for tomorrow’s competition. We will commence play at 11.56 AM on hole number 1.
It is important that all players check in on arrival with Fiona at our Golfer Registration Desk beside the Pro Shop.. We will open check in at 10.30 AM and we do need to know you have arrived with us. If any tee time changes are necessary, we will communicate these to you at that point. It’s also important to check that we have the correct phone number on file in the event that we need to contact you with a weather text message or relay important info while you are out on the course. It’s extremely important to note that if your contact number is NOT the one you used on the Player Registration Form please advise Fiona at check-in.
Rental carts are available for players if required and will be issued from the ProShop after you have checked in with us. Golf cart rentals are $25 plus sales tax.
If you prefer to walk, with trolley or without, you are always free to do so at all of our tournaments. If you do choose this option please remember that it is extremely important every player maintains a good pace of play. Note also that Southern Oaks is a large property with a number of long walks between some greens/tees and from the ProShop area to the golf course. If you are going to walk it is advisable that you are able to grab a ride over these areas.
Please note caddies are permitted at our tour events. Caddies MUST observe USGA caddie rules at all times and pace of play MUST be observed. If your group falls behind play, we will request you play “Ready Golf” in order to keep pace with the group in front. Electronic devices to assist with yardages are also acceptable for use at this competition.
This single day competition will be ranked by GJGR. (Global Junior Golf Rankings) and scoring will only be accepted by inputting scores into our dedicated online scoring app, which can be downloaded from your online app store by searching for CJGT. You will find that the player tee times as shown below have been loaded in the app already.
Official scoring will ONLY be accepted via the online app. While we no longer swap paper scorecards, we do ask that you keep a paper scorecard record which can be used as a backup to refer to should any discrepancies or errors be made in the app. If using the scoring app for the first time, you will first have to register AS PLAYER/JUNIOR GOLFER (Do Not Register as a Parent or Spectator) in the app which you must do USING THE PLAYERS NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS. You can then search for tomorrow’s competition in the Find an Event area where you will find the full list of players and tee times pre-loaded.
Please note that when searching in your phone’s app store for the CJGT app please look for, and then download, the one that looks like this:
Scoring via the app is a simple process but if you do need any assistance please ask prior to play and we will be happy to help. Please bear in mind that YOUR score on each hole is always YOUR responsibility even if you are not the person within your group who is inputting it to the app. We always suggest that you double check it has been entered correctly before you finalize it on 18. If you do notice ANY discrepancy, please bring it to our attention immediately.
As always, as an additional exciting and fun element, we will also be operating a nearest-the-pin competition tomorrow, sponsored by Edwin Watts Golf, for all players, with a great prize provided by the sponsor for the winner. Tomorrow we will use Hole 17 as the location. Please note that our nearest the pin competition will also be loaded into the CJGT app. and all measurements should be loaded into the app.
Please make your way to the 1st tee 10 minutes before play where we will provide a short briefing to players on any local rules that may apply to this competition. See also local rules we have added in the app.
Weather text service: Please rest assured player safety is always our priority and if it becomes necessary at any of our tournaments to shelter in place or return to the clubhouse, we will immediately advise you by text. Please consult the forecast prior to play and ensure you are prepared, as much as possible, for fast-changing weather conditions. During the last few days most afternoons the forecast has shown the possibility of some rain and/or thunderstorms so please be prepared for it. IMPORTANT: For your safety we monitor Lightning strikes in the area during all tournaments and we stop play immediately if lightning is detected at 5 miles or less.
Saturday is also forecast to be HOT so please bring food and plenty of water and stay hydrated at all times. We will provide water, for players only,on the first tee.
Following play tomorrow, and as player flights finish, we will compile scores and conduct brief medal presentations where our lowest scoring player in each player flight, and our nearest the pin winner, will receive plaque and medal awards. Tomorrow our lowest overall scorer, regardless of age will receive a special award, The Leona Curtis Junior Challenge Plate.
We try to conduct these presentations as quickly as we can to ensure you are not waiting around too much but we, and our players, do always appreciate your sportsmanship and support by attending if you possibly can.
If you have any questions about tomorrow and you do need to contact us urgently, please don’t hesitate to call or text (Keith) on 716-436-8691.
We are looking forward to another great day of junior golf competition at Southern Oaks GC. See you all tomorrow.
** Please Note. Tee box yardages are issued by us based on player age however if any player wishes to play from a longer tee box than that allocated, please advise a member of staff prior to play tomorrow. We will be happy to help with any requests. **
|1||11.56 AM||TRIPP WATKINS||GOLD/6512||THE OLD COURSE|
|MANNING ANDERSON||GOLD/6512||THE OLD COURSE|
|WINSTON ANDERSON||BLUE/6052||THE JUBILEE COURSE|
|2||12.04 PM||SKYLER KUCA||GOLD/6512||THE OLD COURSE|
|MATTHEW BARRY||GOLD/6512||THE OLD COURSE|
|JASON KAISER||GOLD/6512||THE OLD COURSE|
|3||12.12 PM||GRADY LOGAN||BLUE/6052||THE JUBILEE COURSE|
|TYLER BUDILL||BLUE/6052||THE JUBILEE COURSE|
|4||12.20 PM||KATIE ALLEN||WHITE/5544||THE JUBILEE COURSE|
|DEYA SHAKTAWAT||WHITE/5544||THE JUBILEE COURSE|
|5||12.28 PM||LINCOLN NASCIMENTO||BLUE/6052||THE JUBILEE COURSE|
|REAGAN CHAIRES||BLUE/6052||THE JUBILEE COURSE|
|PEYTON WILKINS||BLUE/6052||THE JUBILEE COURSE|
|6||12.36 PM||TOMMY WALKER||BLUE/6052||THE JUBILEE COURSE|
|WILL SOMERS||BLUE/6052||THE EDEN COURSE|
|TREVOR OROBITG||BLUE/6052||THE EDEN COURSE|
|7||12.44 PM||ANDRES YANNUCCI||BLUE/6052||THE EDEN COURSE|
|ISAAC KANG||BLUE/6052||THE EDEN COURSE|
|MICHAEL DANIEL||BLUE/6052||THE EDEN COURSE|
|7||12.52 PM||AJ SIMS||BLUE/6052||THE EDEN COURSE|
|JACKSON PLATT-SCARBROUGH||BLUE/6052||THE EDEN COURSE|
|8||1.00 PM||CHASE EBBERT||WHITE/5544||THE NEW COURSE|
|AIDEN SKROCKI||WHITE/5544||THE NEW COURSE|
|REAGAN SMITH||WHITE/5544||THE NEW COURSE|
|9||1.08 PM||EDEN WILKINS||GREEN/4746||THE NEW COURSE|
|HERSCHEL BUTTS||GREEN/4746||THE NEW COURSE|
|YASHVARDHAN TIWARY||GREEN/4746||THE NEW COURSE|