Good afternoon everyone
We are very much looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow at Red Tail GC in Sorrento. Venue information and directions are found by clicking HERE
Below this message you will find individual tee times, pairings, yardages and flight info for tomorrow’s competition. We will commence play at 11.30AM on hole number 1.
It is important that all players check in on arrival with Fiona at our Golfer Registration Desk by the ProShop.. 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. Range balls information will also be issued to players at check-in by Fiona. 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. All cart enquiries should also be directed through Fiona and not via the Pro Shop staff. More info on carts is detailed below.
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.
We will advise which par-3 hole this applies to prior to play tomorrow. Please note that our nearest the pin competition will also be loaded into the iWanamaker app. and when you get to the relevant hole the app will identify it with a banner on the scoring page that looks like this:
Clicking on the banner and then on the contest description will bring up only your playing group names. Whoever is closest to the hole in your group should measure the distance, using the tape measure provided, have the distance verified by a playing partner and log it in the app at the same time as you are logging your score(s) for the hole. It will look like this:
Prepaid rental carts are included already in the entry fee for all normal entry fee paying players. The only exceptions are those using a FREE Tournament credit for FREE Tournament golf at this event. If you are using a FREE Tournament credit you do always have the option of walking the course if preferred or renting a cart. If you choose to rent a cart the cost to do so is $20 plus tax which will be collected by Fiona at check in desk.
Red Tail GC called us yesterday to advise that they are in the busiest part of their season, and, like many venues we play this time of year, they have had recent issues filling every immediate request made for a cart. With this in mind we ask you to PLEASE come prepared with patience and even a backup plan (a push trolley for example. This represents the worst case scenario being required but we are making the suggestion, just in case!)
We have been assured this morning (Friday) that they will issue carts to players (either with drivers license proving you are old enough to drive one) or, if you are a parent/caddie transporting/driving your junior golfer in tee time order and they have advised that they do believe all will work out ok BUT having experience of this happening elsewhere, especially at this time of year, we would much rather be as transparent as possible and pre-warn everyone of this potential issue.
Most important though, under NO circumstances should any spectator approach the Pro Shop at Red Tail GC requesting a golf cart rental at any time prior to ALL players receiving their cart.
While it is unlikely IF any carts do remain, after our players requests have been fulfilled, spectators are then welcome to rent them directly from the Pro Shop. Fiona can advise and keep you updated on this following check in.
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.
Please note caddies are also permitted at our tour events. Caddies MUST comply with USGA caddie rules 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 iWanamaker golf. You will find that on arrival at tomorrow’s venue the player tee times as shown below will be loaded in the app already.
Scoring will ONLY be accepted via the online app. While we no longer swap paper scorecards, we do suggest 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 in the iWanamaker app USING THE PLAYERS NAME. 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 correct iWanamaker 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 with it please ask prior to play and we will be happy to help. Please bear in mind that YOUR score on each hole is ultimately 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 the final hole. If you do notice ANY discrepancy, please bring it to our attention immediately.
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.
Following play tomorrow, and as player flights finish, we will compile scores and conduct brief medal presentations. We always 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.
Claret Junior Tour Merchandise.
Tomorrow we will have available for purchase our 2022 branded hats and a selection of zip tops in male and female sizes. If any parent, player or spectator wishes to purchase any item please see Fiona. We are very proud of the fact that we offer junior golf tournament events at great venues and at great value for money when compared with other junior tours in Florida. This is extremely important to us, and your support helps us to continue doing so. Any profits made from merchandise purchased will always remain within our junior tour operation.
Please note that during 2022 season should any player wish to supply their own golf top(s) or hat to us we can usually have this embroidered with a Claret Junior Tour Logo for a cost of $15. The process takes only a few days.
If you have any questions about tomorrow and you do need to contact us urgently, please don’t hesitate to call or text me (Keith) on 716-436-8691.
We are looking forward to another great day of Junior Golf Competition at Red Tail GC. See you all tomorrow.
** Please Note 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. **
PLAYER FLIGHT KEY: OC- OLD COURSE FLIGHT, AN-AUGUSTA NATIONAL FLIGHT, PB – PEBBLE BEACH FLIGHT,
GA – NON-COMPETING GUEST ALUMNI PLAYER