TVL Boys Golf Rules and Regulations
2022 (updated 2/1/22)
Rules -Regulations, and Policies
1. Participants/Events: Up to six (6) players may play; the best five
from each team will be used to determine the winner. Each school will
one 18 hole tournament at their home course. Start times for dual
matches/tournaments will be determined by the host school and mutually
agreed upon between the coach’s home course and the athletic directors.
[Host schools should make every effort to start after 1:00 pm]
2. The use of “winter” rules (playing the ball up or down) and tees
decided by the host team in conjunction with the golf course.
3. Host/tournament director shall:
a. Be the direct contact with the host golf course; oversee and
determine if the
event is to be split tee times or tee times off #1 or shotgun.
b. Communicate in advance with all league coaches. Create groups/tee
for the event; email all coaches by Wednesday afternoon before the
times moving forward should be based and prioritized on the overall
pace of the
c. Host schools should include all on course-specific local rules.
root rule, drops from flower beds, dirt roads = cart paths, OB etc.
This should be
included with the notification of tee times. There should also be a
hard copy that
can be handed out to each coach on the day of the event.
d. Oversee and monitor warmup and range available for all schools.
e. Compile all scores and submit the final results of the event to the
league rep (AD/coach) in charge.
4. Compiling Tournament Results: At the completion of each league
tournament the host team will:
a. Collect all team scores: coaches will complete and record all of
scores on a document for the host school.
b. Coaches should be present and aware of all scores being posted and
by their team and the team they played with.
c. Email the results to the Athletic Director responsible for
results and send the results to the appropriate newspapers or social
d. This individual (AD) will compile the tournament results and send out
updates throughout the year.
e. Any attempted protest, alleged breach of rules, and or scoring
should be voiced at the golf course, the day of the event, and prior to
the signing of
scorecards. Coaches protesting a ruling or score must do so within 24
hours of the
conclusion of the match. Coaches must notify their school’s athletic
the league commissioner of the protest.
5. League Championship: League champions will be determined by a point
system based on the team’s point accumulation during regular-season
and the league championship. Teams will be awarded 1 point for each
finish ahead of during the regular season league tournaments. Teams
awarded 2 points for each team they finish ahead of during the league
championship. In the event of a team tie (tie in total points) for the
championship, the results of the league championship golf event will
6. Tournaments Ending in Ties: In tournaments resulting in a tie, the
score from the school's next player (not counted in the top 5) will be
used to break
the tie. If the #6 score does not break the tie, all six team members’
scores will be
added up on the #1 handicapped hole and compared. This process will
until there is a winner determined.
7. All-League and MVP Selection: The League will provide 12 All-League
Patches and a Coach of the Year Certificate. Coach of the Year will be
voted on by
the coaches. All-league honors will be based on individual players’
accumulation throughout the course of the five league tournaments and
the end of
the year TVL/league championship event. The player receiving the
will be designated Most Outstanding Player (MOP). Each coach may
candidate for MVP [the MVP Award determined by an anonymous vote from
coaches--based on the value a player brings to the team including
i.e. the player that shakes the coach's hand, the one your kids enjoy
because of attitude, follows the rules and spirit of golf, etc.] The
next ten (10)
players with the highest point total will be considered All-League.
a. The low score of a league tournament will be awarded 30 points. 2nd
will be awarded 29 points. Points will be awarded in descending order;
b. The low score of a league championship will be awarded 60 points. 2nd
place will be awarded 58 points. Points will be awarded in descending
c. Tied scores will be awarded the same point total. Example- If two
for the low score both would be awarded 30 points, the next lowest
score would be
awarded 28 points.
d. Regardless of the size of the field, the low score will be awarded
for a tournament and 60 for the championship.
8. Team and Individual Qualification for the SJS Division V Championship
. Teams will qualify by team points earned in TVL events. If there is a
the final team qualifier, the results and the tiebreak (#6) from the TVL
Championship will be used to break the tie.
a. Individuals will qualify by their individual points earned in TVL
highest 6 (or 3) individuals NOT on a team qualifier will earn entry
into the SJS
DV Championship. If there is a tie for the final individual qualifier,
the score at the
TVL championship and tiebreak (#6) will determine who advances.
b. The Sac-Joaquin Section determines the number of teams that will
for the Division 5 Championship.
i.8 Team League = 3 Teams qualify plus 6 individuals
ii.7 Team League = 3 Teams qualify plus 6 individuals
iii.6 Team League = 2 Teams qualify plus 6 individuals
iv.5 Team League = 2 Teams qualify plus 3 individuals
9. Rules of Play: All league play will be governed by USGA, NCGA, and
CIF. In order to expedite play, the highest score on a hole will be ten
that score is reached by a player, the ball will be picked up, and play
on that hole
will end for that player.
. TVL will adhere to the 2019 USGA pace of play perversion pertaining to
balls lost or out of bounds: as an alternative to stroke and distance.
The rule will
allow golfers the option to drop the ball in the vicinity of where the
ball is lost or
out of bounds (including the nearest fairway area), under a two-stroke
[Clearification: If a player is dropping for a ball hit out of bounds,
dropping at the “point of entry”, not where the ball ended up. In both
OB and lost
ball scenarios, players have the option to play the ball from the
under the normal OB/Lost ball penalty; stroke and distance.]
10. Coaching: A certified coach must accompany the players on the course
during the match.
11. Player Conduct:
a. Flagrant throwing of clubs or damaging the golf course will result in
b. Vulgar or abusive language will result in a one-stroke penalty on
offense and disqualification on the second offense.
c. Etiquette Rule: All players must stay with their foursome. Players
following the proper golf etiquette will be warned on the first
offense. On the
second offense, a two-stroke penalty will be assessed. On the third
player will be disqualified. Before a penalty is assessed or DQ a coach
needs to be
d. Advice CAN be given by a player’s teammate.
11. All spectators following a dual match or tournament are required to
yards off fairways and greens. Coaches are to make this known to all
before each tournament. Spectators should be warned on the first
offense and then
asked to leave on the second offense.
12. Cell phones: Participants shall not have or use cell phones in any
13. Distance measuring devices will be governed by the prescribed
and CIF State guidelines.
RANGEFINDER RULE: Players may use a device that measures distance only.
Players may not use any cell phone applications as the use of cell
prohibited. The use of devices that gauge or measure other conditions,
to distance, that might affect a player’s play (e.g., wind or gradient)
permitted, even if that feature(s) is turned off. The penalty for
breach of this rule is
a disqualification. Players are encouraged to share yardage information
members of their group if some individuals do not have a measuring
14. Electric Golf Carts and Caddies: Players must carry their own clubs
transport them on a pull cart (caddies and golf carts are not
permitted). PENALTY: First violation is a two-stroke penalty; subsequent
violation will result in disqualification.