Contestant Information Sheet

Spring Series V

Coyote Creek

  May 1&2, 2021


Club Location:

Coyote Creek GC

1 Coyote Creek Drive

San Jose, CA 95037



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


Start Times:


Saturday May 1st – 11:35-1:45 Hole #1 and 10.

Sunday May 2nd – 7:35-9:45 Holes Hole #1 and 10



Junior Tour awards will be given to the top three players in each flight.


Drinking Water:

Please bring water to stay hydrated. Junior Tour water will be available for players on the golf course.


Time of Starting:

Players 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



The practice range will be available for a brief warm up ahead of your round.  Please do not arrive more than 30 minutes prior to your time.   A bucket of range balls will be provided for each player prior to each competition round at no cost. Players wishing to hit range balls at all other times must purchase a bucket of balls from the shop.


Second Round Groupings and Starting Times:

Second round groupings and starting times will be available after all first round scores are posted. The groupings and starting times will be available at on the player information page.


Rules of Play:

The 2021 USGA Rules of Golf are in effect and are supplemented by the JTNC Standard Local Rules. 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.



Players are expected to download the USGA TM app (or GolfGenius). If you have previously downloaded the app please make sure you have the most up to date version. The player GGID is available on the scorecard PDF available above and will be given to you on the first tee by the starter.

  •  DURING THE ROUND - Within the group, players will be marking for one other player (just as you would with a paper scorecard). The electronic scorecard has a section for "Marker's Notes". This is the equivalent to the tear strip at the top of a scorecard where the marker may keep his or her own scores. 
  •  WHEN IS ROUND IS COMPLETED - At the end of the round, all players in the group must report any rules issues to the committee and confirm hole-by-hole scores are correct.  If there are any discrepancies between your "Marker's Notes" and the scores your marker entered for you, they will be highlighted in yellow.
  • CERTIFYING SCORES - Once all scores are correct you will be prompted to "Certify as Marker" and then you will move to "My Scores", located at the top of your screen, and then be prompted to "Certify as Player".  This is the equivalent of signing a paper scorecard and satisfies the requirements of Rule 3.3b. Scores will be considered to be official and returned once the player has left the defined scoring area, the scoring area will be defined within The Notice to Players. 
  • Staff contact information is available in the Notice to Players linked above if you have any questions after your round. 
  • For guidance using the Mobile Scoring App, please see this training video.


Please Note for Coyote Creek:


Holing Out: Each flagstick has an 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.



Players must walk at all times, except as authorized by the Committee. Pull or push carts are permitted.


Practice Round:

Practice rounds are available for players Monday through Friday after 2:00pm for a rate of $20. There is also a Youth on Course rate after 2:00 PM. Parents may play with their player during a practice round for the going rate with a $20 cart fee. Please call the golf shop at 408-463-1400 in advance to book your practice round time.


Food Service:

Player lunches will be provided each day, food will also be available for purchase. Player’s lunches will be available starting at 10:00am, they will be able to pick up their lunch at the snack bar area before during or after their round.  

The snack bar will open at 6:30am and will have food for purchase.  The restraunt opens at 9:30 there is minimal seating inside and ample outdoor dinning is available.  


Dress Code:

All players 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 involved. A violation of this dress code must be rectified without undue delay or the player will not be allowed to continue play.



Spectators must wear proper attire while at the club. Please see the clubs Dress Code policy.  Spectators may wear anything that fits within the club policy.


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. Spectator carts are prohibited. Handicap carts will be available for $17. Individuals must have documentation and be cleared by the JTNC staff. Visit the registration tent to be approved.


Caddies Prohibited:

Caddies are not allowed at this event.



In the event of ties, there will be a play-off for first place, in the Championship Flights, if conditions allow. Ties for second and third will be decided using the USGA’s method for matching cards if not broken during the play-off for first place. In a competition with a multiple tee start, the last nine holes will be holes 10-18.


Late Appearance:

It is the responsibility of the players to be at their assigned tee at the time that the Committee orders play to begin. The course will not page players to the tee.


Withdrawals and No Shows:

Players 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.



Non-metal spikes required. Shoes with traditionally designed spikes (regardless of composition, i.e., ceramic) or spikes, regardless of design, comprised either entirely or partially of metal (when such metal comes in contact with the surface of the putting green) are prohibited. Penalty for breach of this condition: Disqualification.


All other questions concerning this event, contact the JTNC/NCGA staff during normal business hours at (831) 625-4653. For weekends or after business hours contact Aaron at (831)622-8234 or