Contestant Information Sheet


Spring Series V

Darkhorse Golf Club

  April 27-28, 2019


Listed below is IMPORTANT tournament information.  Please read carefully.


Club Location:


Darkhorse GC

24150 Darkhorse Drive

Auburn, CA 95602




Format:  36 holes stroke play; 18 holes per day.   


Start Times:

Saturday, April 27th – Tee Times on holes #1 and 10 starting at 11:30 AM


Sunday, April 28th - Tee Times on holes #1 and #10 starting at 8:00 AM



Saturday: There will be no registration on Saturday. Players should arrive at their correct tee 10 minutes before their tee time.

Sunday:  There will be no registration on Sunday.  Players should arrive at their correct tee 10 minutes before their tee time.


On Course Shuttling:  Players will be shuttled from holes: 18-1 and 9-10.


Time of StartingPlayers are responsible for showing up and ready to play on time to their correct tee. The player will be penalized for arriving after their time and disqualified for showing up after 4 minutes 59 seconds after their starting time.  The official starting time will be posted at



Saturday:  The range will open at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday:  The range will open at 7:00 a.m.


A limited number of spots are available on the range, so players are asked to limit their practice.  Players must hit in designated spots only.  Players who have hit an excessive number of balls may be asked to step aside to allow others to warm up.


Practice RoundPlayers: $20 Monday-Friday anytime, after 11:00 a.m. Saturday-Sunday.  Parents will pay the going rate.  The cart fee is $20.  Darkhorse also has Youth on Course Rate after 2:00 PM. 


Food Service:  Saturday, a box lunch will be available to pick up on the Patio next to the Pro-Shop.  Sunday a barbeque style lunch will be available when players complete the round. *Players with special dietary needs: There will not be any special pre made lunches, check with Haley for options.


Restaurant Hours:  The grill will open from 8:00am-4:00pm. Beverages and snacks will be available until 7:00pm.


Second Round PairingsSecond round pairings will be available after all first round scores are posted.  The pairing will be available at on the contestant information page.


Rules of Play:  The 2019 USGA Rules of Golf are in effect and are supplemented by the JTNC rules card.  The committee will provide any additional Local Rules needed on the tournament days. It is the individual player’s responsibility to know the conditions of the competition. 


Walking:  Players must walk at all times, except as authorized by the Committee.  Caddies are not permitted.  Pull or push carts are permitted.  Spectator carts are prohibited. Handicap carts will be available. Individuals must have documentation and be cleared by the JTNC staff. For questions contact Haley at


Dress CodePlayers and Spectators must be properly attired both on the golf course and on the premises of the club.  Blue jeans, designer jeans, T-shirts and tank tops are prohibited.  Golf shirts must be worn and shorts must be of appropriate length (no jean shorts).  This dress code will be used at all JTNC competitions in conjunction with any additional dress code restrictions of the particular golf course involvedA violation of this dress code must be rectified without undue delay or the player will not be allowed to continue play. Spectators violating will be asked to change or leave the club.


SpectatorsSpectators must wear proper attire while at the club.  Please see the Dress Code policy above.  Food service will be available at the restaurant. 


The use of electronic devices should be limited to areas where their use will not distract players on the course.  Spectators must maintain at least 25 yards from the players and avoid even the appearance of imparting advice or assisting the player in any way.  A spectator may approach a player briefly to hand clothing, food or beverages to the player, but should not have prolonged conversations.  Please walk ahead of the group you are following and stay in the rough or near the cart paths.  Do not delay groups by walking slowly.  Spectators must stay off the greens and out of the bunkers at all times.  Spectators violating these policies may be asked to leave the course.  Spectators are prohibited from using golf carts.


Distance – Measuring Devices:  Distance measuring devices are permitted, the device must not be used for any purposes that are prohibited by Rule 4.3a1, including but not limited to:

  • Measuring elevation changes, or
  • Interpreting distance or directional information (such as using a device to get a recommended line of play or club selection based on the location of the players ball).

A multi-functional device, such as a smartphone or PDA, may be used as a distance-measuring device, but it must not be used to gauge or measure other conditions where doing so would be in breach of Rule 4.3a1.


Ties:  In the event of ties, there will be a play-off for first place. Ties for second and third will be decided using the USGA’s method for matching cards.  In a competition with a multiple tee start, the last nine holes will be holes 10-18.


Footwear: The Local Rule as prescribed in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect. Model Local Rule G-7. Penalty for breach of Local Rule – see Rue 4.3. 


Withdrawals & No ShowsPlayers who enter a JTNC event and wish to withdraw for any reason MUST notify the JTNC/NCGA staff at the Rules and Competitions department at (831) 625-4653. Failure to notify the JTNC/NCGA will result in a NO SHOW and the player will receive a one-year suspension from all JTNC events for the following calendar year following the infraction. A player who only contacts the course and NOT the JTNC/NCGA will incur the suspension.