Northern California Golf Association

91st Annual NCGA Junior Championship

Lake Merced Golf Club

July 13-14, 2020


Player Information Sheet


Club Information (website/directions):                        

Lake Merced GC                                                 

2300 Junipero Serra Boulevard                        

Daly City, Ca 94015                            

(650) 755-2239                                                   




Note: Masks are required by Lake Merced around and in the clubhouse area.



All players, 54 hole stroke play.  36 holes Monday and 18 Tuesday.


First Tee Time:

Monday at 7:30 am off tees #1 and #10.  The second round for the will start at 1:00 pm.

Tuesday at 7:30 am off tees #1 and #10.  Players will be repaired by day 1 scores. 

Players should be at their assigned tee 10 minutes prior to their tee time, please allow the prior group to clear before heading over.  

Please see the Approximate Second Round Tee Times page.



Boys will play from the Blue NCGA Tees where they are placed.  Girls will play the Red NCGA Tees where they are placed.

See the yardage sheet for specific yardages.


Practice Round Information:                                           

Practice rounds are available at Lake Merced on July 6th after 12:00 PM. Please note; this is the only time they will be allowed.  Tee times can be made starting June 30th, please call the pro shop at 650 755-2239 to make arrangments.  The practice round rate will be $75 and they will allow for a guest to join if they'd like and the guest rate will be $200.  


Local Rules / Hole Locations / Scorecards:

All paperwork will be available for players ONLINE linked below on or before July 12th:



No paper materials will be provided or available on site.



Practice Balls:                                                                     

Range balls are included in the entry fee.  The range will be available at 7:00am on Monday and Tuesday.  Players may not show up more than 30 minutes prior to their starting time.  Players will have 10 minutes to hit balls and 10 minutes to putt on the prcatice green before heading to the tee.   Please do not show up early and please do not putt unless you are in the group next on the tee. 


Caddies & Transportation:                                               

No caddies or motorized carts will be allowed during the championship proper.  Each competitor must carry his/her own bag for the

duration of the championship.  Pull/push carts are permitted.



Spectators are welcome; please limit the spectators to two family members per player.  All spectators MUST follow the policy of keeping at least 25 yards from the players during the stipulated round.  Spectator carts are not permitted.  Disabled spectator carts are available but will need to be cleared by Aaron Hartesveldt on the day

of the event.  Disabled spectators will need to pay for the cart in the golf shop.  


Food and Beverage Information:                                   

Food:  Players lunches will be provided on Monday after their first round.  For spectators a limited food selection will be available for

purchase each day at Cafe 19 adjacent to the pro shop. 

Monday:  A box lunch will be served for the players and need to be picked up between rounds. 

Tuesday:  A box lunch will be served for the players and need to be picked after their round.


Course Payment Information:                                        

Cash, check, and credit card payments accepted


Additional Information:                                                 

Prior to the first day of the event, you must make yourself familiar with the Player Handbook, Hard Card and Pace of Play Policy. You, the player, are responsible for knowing this information.


Scoring: Players are expected to download the USGA TM app (or GolfGenius). The GGID for the group is available on the scorecard PDF available above. This GGID will also be texted to each player and available with the starter.

  • Within the group, players should enter scores for one other player. If someone does not have a phone available, players must ensure at least one player in the group is entering scores.
  • At the end of the round, all players in the group must confirm hole-by-hole scores posted online are correct. This can be done using the Leaderboard in the app or online in this event portal.
  • Any issues with scores after leaving your group must be communicated to staff via text, call or email no later than one hour after the final group has entered the 18th hole scores. After that time, the scorecard is treated as officially returned and certified. Staff contact information is available in the Notice to Players linked above.
  • For guidance using the Mobile Scoring App, please see this training video.


Code of Conduct – Flagstick: The flagstick must not be moved or deliberately touched by hand during the round, including with a gloved hand or a towel wrapped around the flagstick. Any player who deliberately ignores this code of conduct policy will be considered guilty of Serious Misconduct (see Rule 1.2b), the penalty for which is Disqualification.


Holing Out: Lake Merced has installed a foam insert that allows the ball to fall into the hole part way, while making the ball easily retrievable to minimize shared contact points. The foam is treated as part of the flagstick, and if any part of the ball is below the surface of the putting green and is resting on that device or leaning against the flagstick, the ball is treated as holed. However, a ball that hits the foam and does not come to rest with any part of the ball within the hole below the surface of the putting green is not holed.


Preferred Lies in Bunker: When a player’s ball lies in a bunker, the player may take free relief once by placing the original ball or another ball in and playing it from this relief area:

  • Reference Point: Spot of the original ball
  • Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point: One club-length from the reference point, but with these limits:
  • Limits on Location of Relief Area:
    • Must not be nearer the hole than the reference point, and
    • Must be in the same bunker.

In proceeding under this Local Rule, the player must choose a spot to place the ball and use the procedures for replacing a ball under Rule 14.2b(2) and 14.2e.


Deciding Ties: All ties will be broken by the USGA recommended method of matching scorecards (Committee Procedures, Section 5A(6)).



Players who did not qualify, but are alternates will be notified if a space opens in your flight.  If you are not available to play please

let the NCGA know at 831-625-4653.


Any questions concerning this event should be directed to the NCGA Rules and Competitions Office at 831-625-4653.