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REGION ACTIVITY CHAIRPERSON: Clay Bingham Timpview High School


  1. A rules/etiquette clinic will be held prior to the first region match.


  1. The first practice date may begin on July 22, 2019. The first golf match may be held July 30, 2019. A maximum of 14 matches may be held.


  1. Region play will consist of eight 18-hole matches.


  1. The Region Champion and State Tournament Qualifiers will be determined by accumulative region Tournament scores. Seeding for the State Tournament will be announced.


  1. The host school will be responsible for the following details:
  2. Starting time(s) will be shotgun start, if possible
  3. Scoring the meet
  4. Local Pro to explain the rules and the hand-outs of local rules
  5. Marshaling of tournament


  1. Play for Varsity will be from the blue tees for the boys or as directed by the local Pro. Play for JV tee will be determined by the host team.


  1. Scoring will be done as follows:
  2. Scoring by stroke play.
  3. Each school may play 10 golfers (6 Varsity, 4 JV); the low 4 scores from each team will

be counted. If for any reason a team cannot post 4 scores, that team must take the

highest recorded score from the rest of all the golfers on all teams.

  1. All golfers must exchange cards and score another golfers card.
  2. Scores should be written down before the group leaves the tee on the next hole. Any

changes on a score card must be initialed by the scorer.

  1. Once golfers leave the final hole, they are required to check in at the signing table with their group. Failure to do so in a timely manner may result in a disqualification.    Once signed, the hole by hole scores cannot be changed.
  2. USGA rules are in effect unless modified by local rules.


  1. Caddies are not allowed at any time. Players must carry their own bag or use a pull cart and may not accept advice from any player or spectator. Penalty: 2 strokes per hole.


  1. Spectators are allowed only with permission from the local Pro. Galleries are welcome but coaching is only allowed by the designated school coach (school coach as per UHSAA guidelines must have completed required coaches’ trainings and be an official member of school coaching staff). Any advice given by spectators, parents, assistant coaches, or teammates (fellow competitors) will result in penalties being assessed. Spectators must stay 30 feet behind the players. The Marshall will first warn those in violation and then assess a 2 stroke penalty for a second violation.


  1. DRESS CODE Hats/visors, if worn, must be worn with the brim forward. Collared shirts, turtleneck or mock turtleneck, must be worn and tucked in at all times. Shorts may be worn by any contestant, but no Levi or inappropriate shorts may be worn by contestants.



Tank tops, T-shirts, Men’s sleeveless shirts, denim shorts, short shorts, cut-off shorts, or

denim jeans.

Proper dress is required at all times at the host facility. Questionable attire will be reviewed by

the region coaches. Should a host facility have a stricter dress code, its policy will take

precedence. Players in violation will not be allowed to tee off.


  1. The host pro or course representative will consult with all the golf coaches to determine if a course is to be deemed unplayable. Leaving the course or interrupting continuous play without notification from an official is grounds for disqualification. If 9 common holes are completed, that is sufficient to make official and the round will not be rescheduled. In such an instance, the 9-hole scores will be counted toward team totals, but not toward the medalist competition.


  1. The Region Champion will be determined by the accumulative 18-hole scores taken from each individual Region Golf Tournament. In the event of a tie, the teams shall be declared co-champions. At the last Region Tournament a tie for the final state berth will be played off between the low 4 scores from that day’s play, from each team, playing until “sudden death.” Total of all 4 players against the other team’s 4 players, playing the hole as an eight-some.



  1. The Region medalists will be determined by the following average scores from the best seven of eight region tournaments. The player with the lowest average will be deemed region medalist. In case of a tie for first, co-region medalists will be awarded. In the case of a tie for placement in the rest of the top 12, the final region match score will serve as the tie breaker.


  1. A 12 person All-Region golf team will be selected using the medalist system described above. The All-Region team will be awarded medals for their All-Region status and the team will be published by the Region Golf Director


  1. An Academic-All Region team will be selected. Students must have a 3.75 cumulative GPA, and must be seniors and varsity players.


  1. Contest Limitation: Fourteen (14), including all nine (9), or eighteen (18) hole tournaments up to one week prior to the State Tournament.


  1. All golfers will be expected to respect the golf courses and facilities and not use profanity. Violation pertaining to course damage, throwing clubs, or use of profanity will be punished in the following manner:

1st offense – warning

2nd offense – 2 stroke penalty

3rd offense – disqualification


  1. Dead time period applies to all current 9th through 12th grade students. During the dead time there should be no coach to player contact related to the sport. This includes observing players perform in that sport.


  1. Boys Golf Academic All-state nominations are accepted from Aug 22 – Sept 5


Schedule for 2019


Week of August 5

Orem High School (Host)

Golf Course: Spanish Oaks  August 6, 9:00am Shotgun


Week of August 12

Timpview High School Host

Golf Course:  Soldier Hollow August 15th 8:30AM Shotgun


Mountain View High School (Host)

Golf Course: East Bay 13th 8:00 AM Shotgun


Week of August 26

            Alta High School (Host)

Golf Course: Mountain View 8:00 AM August 27 Shotgun


Week of September 2

Mt. Ridge High School (Host)

Golf Course:  The Ranches September 4th, 8am shotgun


Week of September 9

Timpanogos High School (Host). September 11th, 8am shotgun

Golf Course: Sleepy Ridge


Week of September 16

Lehi High School (Host):  September 16th, 1:30 Shotgun

Golf Course:  Thanksgiving Point

Week of September 23         

            Region Tournament

Golf Course: Fox Hollow Sept. 24th 9 am shotgun


State Tournament TBD






Timpview High School              Jeff Ward

Orem High School                   Reggie Reese

Timpanogas High School         Kim Nelson

Mt. Ridge High School             Ryan Avila

Alta High School                      Cody Nesbit

Mt. View High School              Elton Loy

Lehi High School                      Tony Ingersoll  Jason