Adjustments Made for 2020 Youth On Course Stipulations
We take pride in being able to provide our junior golfers the opportunity to play golf at an affordable rate in partnership with our participating facilities. Although the junior pays only $5, Oregon Junior Golf (OJG) then subsidizes an additional amount to each course. In 2019 the OJG subsidized over $73,000 – an amount funded entirely by donations. Because of an increase in play, in March and April of this year alone our reimbursements to the facilities have tripled.
As a reminder, the Youth on Course program has always been designed for juniors to utilize tee times that are “open” and was never intended for booking in advance. These policies can be viewed in the 2020 OJG Member Handbook (Page 39-40). Participating facilities have voiced their concerns that many juniors have not been following these policies which is causing them to run out of their most sought-after tee times.
Procedures for YOC members contacting courses for play:
YOC members are NOT allowed to make advance tee times.
Contact courses ONLY on the day of desired play.
YOC members can only use their benefits for unused tee times for that day.
The courses have the right NOT to honor YOC benefits.
While contacting the course the member MUST identify themselves to the course as an YOC member.
Those that do not identify themselves as an YOC member WILL be charged the regular junior rate. These procedures and limitations do not apply to juniors paying the regular junior rate. Courses have been notified of these procedures. Also been encouraged to charge the regular junior rate for those not fallowing these procedures.
USE IMMEDIATELY: National YOC will not be mailing YOC cards this year due to COVID-19. If you have successfully completed your Oregon Junior Golf membership signup, you can gain immediate access your digital YOC card at either of the following options: Print a Temporary YOC Card | Download YOC Mobile App