2019 UIL REGIONAL GOLF MEET
APRIL 22-25, 2019
Boys 1st Round Pairings can be found at these links:
The UIL Regional Golf Meet will be held at Ratliff Ranch Golf Links, Odessa, TX.
We are excited to host your Regional Golf Meet again this year! Our goal is to provide you with a well-organized and successful experience. Please read the rules and guidelines below and feel free to contact our office for any questions. Thank You!
COACHES MEETING AND START OF PLAY
A coaches meeting will be held at the golf course on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 7:15 a.m. for Boys and Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 7:15 a.m. for Girls teams. The purpose of this meeting is to introduce tournament officials, distribute materials, and discuss local rules.
- Each District Director will send the Regional Meet Director all qualifiers to Odessa College at email@example.com
- Play will be governed by USGA, UIL and local rules. Contestants may not use caddies or electric carts during district, regional or state tournaments. A pull cart may be used. Students with disabilities as defined by ADA may apply for a waiver. Contact the UIL office for details.
- In regional and state competitions, the player shall pick up the ball and record a score of 9 after the 8th stroke.
- Individuals and/or teams qualifying for regional are allowed one practice round of 18 holes at the regional site after the individual or team has qualified for the regional tournament (see Section 1206 (b)(3)(A) and Section 1260 (g)(7). Practice rounds will be Sunday, April 21, 2019 for Boys and Tuesday, April 23, 2019 for Girls. Practice rounds may be the Sunday afternoon preceding competition (beginning no earlier than 12:00 noon). Schools shall not use more than one hour during the school day for practice rounds. There shall be no more than one day loss of school time involved in practice or travel in relation to practice preceding the tournament. Once a practice round has been completed, neither teams nor individuals are allowed to return to the site on another day to chip and/or putt (see Section 1206). The cost for the practice round is paid directly by participating school and is not included in the UIL fee structure. To schedule practice rounds, call Ratliff Ranch at (432) 550-8181.
- Tee off times will be 8:00 a.m start everyday off holes #1 & #10
- BOYS will begin on Monday at 8:00 a.m.
- GIRLS will begin on Wednesday at 8:00 am.
- Tee off times will be posted at the golf course on Sunday, April 21, 2019 and on the Odessa College website ( www.wranglersports.com ) as soon as they are available.
RATLIFF RANCH GOLF LINKS INFORMATION – firstname.lastname@example.org – www.ratliffranchgolfodessa.com – 432-550-8181
- No outside food/beverage or personal coolers are permitted inside/on the property of Ratliff Ranch Golf Links. Breakfast and lunch are available at Sid and Sam’s Grill. (Restaurant is located inside next to the pro shop)
- No personal carts allowed
- We will begin taking tee times on Monday, April 15th for the Sunday, April 21st practice round. For the practice round on Tuesday, April 23th, we will begin taking those tee times on Wednesday, April 17th.
- Gallery carts are limited and will be sold on a 1st come 1st serve basis starting at 7:00 am each day of the tournament. Carts CAN NOT be reserved
- For Sunday, all practice rounds will begin after 12:00 pm and for Tuesday those practice rounds will begin immediately following the completion of the girls tournament off both 1 & 10 tee boxes
In district, regional and state tournaments, team honors shall be determined by adding the best four scores for each of two 18-hole rounds (when more than 18 holes are played, the best four scores for each round are added together). The team with the lowest score will be the team winner. In case of a tie, all five players will be involved in the playoff. Only the top 4 scores from each playoff hole will count. All entries in the regional and state golf meets will play a total of 36 holes unless the tournament director determines it is necessary to play fewer than 36 holes.
The players shall start at the time and in the order arranged by the district or regional committee or the regional director. The penalty for breach of this rule is disqualification.
The site of the tournaments shall be determined by the spring meet committees.
The team concept should have first priority and individuals who are not a team member should be paired together, if possible. No winner or runner-up teams from the same district should be paired together for the first 18 holes. For the second 18 holes, the best team scores should be paired together with #5, 4, 3, 2, 1 players from those teams playing together.
According to UIL rules, a player disqualified for an unsportsmanlike conduct violation COULD have all scores posted by the player not count toward the team score. For example, a player disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct during the first round will not be allowed to continue. First round scores of a player disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct during the second round may or may not be cancelled. Thus, the first day or second day score may not be used for the team score. Unsportsmanlike conduct is defined as profane, vulgar and/or abusive language audible to others; carelessly and/or deliberately throwing clubs; verbalizing with intent of intimidation; or exhibiting behavior not in accordance with the spirit of fair play. First consideration of penalty should be per USGA rules. If the golfer's action warrant, penalty may be disqualification for the round, and/or in the opinion of the tournament director the violation is flagrant, disqualification could be for the tournament. Please note that in accordance with USGA Rules of Golf, a player that cannot complete the round because of illness or injury is not subject to disqualification for the remainder of the tournament if the tournament director or the Rules Committee is notified and the reason satisfactory.
Qualifiers to Regional Meet:
Each district may qualify the first and second place teams and the first and second place individuals to regional competition. If one of the first two individual finishers is on an advancing team, the next highest ranked individual who is not on an advancing team shall advance. If both of the first two individual finishers are on advancing teams, the next two highest ranked individuals who are not on advancing teams shall advance. If a medalist is placed on one of the advancing teams, the next highest finisher will replace the medalist now on the team at the regional tournament. Meet directors shall authorize play-offs to break ties. Winners will be certified to the next higher meet by the tournament director.
Qualifiers to State Meet:
Each region may qualify the first, second and third place teams and the first, second and third place individual finishers, to state competition. If one of the first three individual finishers is on an advancing team, the next highest ranked individual who is not on an advancing team shall advance. If all three individual finishers are on advancing teams, the next three highest ranked individuals who are not on advancing teams shall advance. If a medalist is placed on one of the advancing teams, the next highest finisher will replace the medalist now on the team at the state tournament. Meet director shall authorize playoffs to break ties. Winners will be certified to the next higher meet by the tournament director.
A rules committee appointed by the executive committee should be established to act on all violations.
All matches shall be played under the United States Golf Association Rules. Contestants may not use caddies or electric carts during district, regional or state matches. Pull carts may be used, but participants are required to begin the round with a pull cart if one is desired. Students with disabilities as defined by ADA may apply for a waiver. Contact the UIL office for details. After a player hits two consecutive shots into a hazard, his next shot will be played from a designated drop area between the hazard and the green if permitted by the tournament director. In regional and state competition, a player shall pick up the ball and record a score of 9 after the 8th stroke of the hole. If a player continues to play, the player is not disqualified, but must count all shots played. For example: If a player picks up his/her ball after the 8th stroke, a score of 9 is recorded. If a player picks up his/her ball after the 9th stroke, a score of 10 is recorded.
Ground rules should be discussed with players and coaches prior to the start of the meet.
Range finders are the ONLY electronic equipment allowed at the district, regional and state tournaments. Range finders that measure DISTANCE ONLY may be used during competitive rounds. The operative word is “only”. Range finders that offer functions in addition to distance measurement are illegal, even if a player disables other functions. A player using such a device in competition rounds will be subject to the UIL penalty structure (1st offense - warning; 2nd offense - disqualification).
A coach may coach a player from tee to green.
At district, regional and state competition, only one coach is allowed to coach that team/individual once play has begun that day for that team or player(s). The intent of the one coach rule per team or individual is not to limit a coach from coaching but rather limit the amount of coaches per school.
First Offence - Warning
Second Offense - Stroke penalty for player and loss of coaching privileges for the coach
Third Offense - Disqualification of the player for the entire tournament.
The following rules should be discussed with all participants and coaches. Parents and interested spectators should be reminded that they are spectators and it is not their responsibility to report possible rule violations. Rule violations should be reported by the players or the marshals of the meet. Parents, friends, and other spectators should stay a substantial distance from competitors during play. After play has started, parents may not coach “or advise” players. A player is subject to a two stroke penalty on the first offense and disqualification by tournament officials if the coaching continues. On course encouragement, support, applause, etc. is not considered coaching or advice; therefore, it is permissible.
Any protests lodged must be initiated by a contestant or school official--either a player, coach or administrator from the school for whom a student is playing. These protests should be lodged before the scores are designated as final by the tournament director.
Golfers are required to carry all clothing needed except that which they can pick up at the end of nine holes at the club house. Spectators, coaches and other players cannot deliver articles of clothing to golfers on course.
All course rules shall be discussed by the golf site professionals at a coaches meeting before the tournament begins.
Individuals and/or teams qualifying for regional and/or state golf may be permitted one practice round of 18 holes at the site of the regional and/or state golf tournament if permitted by the director of the tournament. There shall be no more than one day loss of school time involved in practice or travel in relation to practice preceding the tournament.
Under certain restrictions listed below teams and individuals who qualify for regional and state tournament may use the Sunday afternoon preceding the tournament for the one 18-hole practice round allowed by Sections 1206 ((b) (3) (A) and 1260 (g) (7).
Providing: (a) the first round of competition at the tournament is scheduled on Monday, and (b) practice rounds are permitted by the regional spring meet director (or state golf tournament director at the state tournament).
Frequently Asked Questions:
If there is no round of competition on Monday, may my team practice on the preceding Sunday?
Does this rule allow for Sunday practice or competition at times other than those specified?
May a parent take their child and other team members to the regional or state course on Sunday after they have qualified for the respective regional or state tournament and have them practice?
Yes, provided the practice round was not arranged by the school or school coach. The practice round counts as the student’s one 18 hole round.
May a student go to the course site of the tournament on Sunday and hit shag balls if the tournament begins on Tuesday, Wednesday, or any other day than Monday?
May a student walk the course on Sunday preceding the regional or state tournament that begins Tuesday or after?
If the tournament director does not permit practice rounds, may a team or individual go play a practice round on their own after they have qualified for that round of competition?