Cancellation Policy: 

FCG National and World Series Tournaments:  Cancellation within 7 days of any event will not receive a refund due to courses being paid in full one week in advance of competition. Outside of 7 days there is a $25 cancellation fee.

FCG Kids and Step Up Tournaments: Cancellation within 5 days of any event will not receive a refund. Outside of 5 days is a $10 cancellation fee

To send your cancellation request please email antrone@futurechampionsgolf.com

Code of Conduct: 

Future Champions Golf takes pride in creating the most positive, relaxed and enjoyable experience for all players, parents and spectators.  In order to continue this we ask for your help in making sure you adhere to the Code of Conduct policy.  All players will be responsible and held accountable for their actions on the course.

FCG will not tolerate poor behavior at the host facility. All participants are expected to carry themselves as ladies and gentlemen at all times. The following actions constitutes a violation

  • Unsportsmanlike conduct, including abusive language, cheating, club throwing, disrespect to volunteers, officials or fellow competitors, or abuse of golf course property
  • Not adhering to the dress code at the host golf course
  • Use or association with drugs, alcohol, or smoking or chewing tobacco products
  • Failure to treat host golf course with respect by not replacing ball marks, not picking up trash, raking bunkers, and caring for the course
  • Physical abuse, threat of physical abuse, verbal abuse, slander or libel towards other players, parents or FCG staff

*** KEEP YOUR TEMPER TANTRUM AT HOME THEY ARE NOT WELCOME HERE!!!

Code of conduct violation penalties

FCG Tournament Committee may assess any or all of the following penalties based on the severity of the violation(s).  On course warning may be skiped and player can be penalized for first offense

  • Issue a one stroke penalty for breach of conduct
  • Disqualify the player from the tournament at which the violation occurs, or
  • Depending on the severity of the violation, a tournament disqualification may also result in disqualification from the next tournament(s) for which a player has been accepted.
  • FCG reserves the right to revoke any players membership to our if deemed appropriate

FCG Scoring Policy: 

FCG believes scoring is the responsibility of both the contestant and score keeper. It is every player responsibility to protect the field. If there is an issue where the score keeper has knowingly signed for the wrong score for a player without correcting the mistake at the scorers’ table both players will be subject to disqualification and suspension from the next FCG event. Multiple scoring issues with players or score keepers will not be tolerated.

Range Finders are Allowed

Rules of Competition:

When all scores have been posted on the Official Scoreboard and approved by the Committee, the result of the Competition is deemed to have been officially announced.

Spectator Policy: All spectators are welcome walking only!  Only spectators with valid doctor note or proof of disability will be allowed a golf cart.

Spectators Must Check-In and Sign Tournament Waiver and Agree to Spectator Rules.

Parents/spectators will need to stay on cart paths. In the absence of cart paths, we ask that parents/spectators stay in the rough. Please stay off fairways, tees, and greens. Parents/spectators may not interact with participants and should remain at least 50 yards away from the competitors they are following. We recommend that all spectators/parents stay one shot ahead of the group they are watching. This allows spectators to follow errant shots and help identify where the golf ball comes to rest. Parents/spectators should not interfere with any group advancing from behind, nor should they converse with any competitor.

Parents/spectators CAN do the following:

  • Walk on the cart path and watch your child play golf
  • Carry an umbrella, food, drink, medicine, etc… for your child. If the competitor needs any of the following these can be obtained BETWEEN play of holes, not during play.
  • Forecaddie and help your child and other players search for a golf ball

The following actions are UNACCEPTABLE from a parent/spectator:

  • Verbally abusing or belittling players for any reason
  • Yelling and/or cursing at players/officials/golf course staff
  • Hand signals/gestures (These are considered advice!)
  • Interfering with players/officials/golf course staff while in the scoring area
  • Giving rulings to juniors on the golf course (too often the information is incorrect)
  • Interfering with any player’s opportunity to compete fairly and fun while playing the game of golf

USE OF CELL PHONE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED!

Allowing spectators is a privilege and not a right.  FCG and partner golf courses reserve the right to remove any spectator from the course at anytime.

Future Champions Golf National Tour Hard Card:

  • Rules of the united states golf association will govern all play! See local rules below. Conforming driver heads and balls list is found on our tournament web site.
  • “One-ball rule is not in effect for our events”rule 3-3: doubt as to procedure:
  • If you are unsure of a rules situation and a rules official is not present then precede under rule 3-3 and play a 2nd ball.
  • Play course as marked and you may use all drop areas provided by the golf course  – take your drop 2 clubs from where your ball last crossed into these areas – 1-stroke penalty
  • Out of bounds: defined by inside points, at ground level, of white stakes, lines, and perimeter fences and posts.
  • Ground under repair: any area marked with a white line is ground under repair and you may take relief. Nearest point of relief and one-club length
  • Maintenance roads: all maintenance roads are considered obstructions, which you are entitled to free relief, no closer to the hole.
  • Range finders are allowed in fcg competitions (device cannot measure slope)
  • No caddies allowed for all players 9 and up– 8 and under may have caddies tournament staff may shuttle players on long walks.
  • Please utilize all drop areas which are provided by golf course but these are also not mandatory.

Pace of play policy

Rule 6-7 states, in part: “the player shall play without undue delay and in the accordance with the pace of play guidelines which may be laid down by the committee, “and thereafter prescribes penalties for slow play. In order to prevent such a penalty, we suggest that you review carefully the following guidelines.

Allotted time

Groups will be required to play at no more than the allotted time published for the event. The allotted time for each course will be determined prior to each event and posted in a prominent location at the tournament site, and will be noted on your official scorecard.

Par 3: 13 minutes / par 4: 15 minutes / par 5: 17 minutes which includes walking between holes.

If you are “out of position” you will need to do your best to catch back up in to position. A group that is “out of position” will be timed. The first player to hit has 60 seconds to play the shot. Each player after has 40 seconds.

1St offense: warning / 2nd offense: 1-stroke penalty / 3rd offense: 2-stroke penalty / 4th offense: disqualification

  • Clocks will be positioned on the tee box on hole 4 and hole 8 on both sides.
  • These clocks are to be used as a warning/ notification of your pace of play.
  • Your scorecard has the time listed of where you should be in your round.

Definition of “out of position”: The first group to start will be considered out of position if, at any time during the round, the group is behind their allotted time.

Any following group will be considered out of position if it (a) is taking more than the allotted time to play and (b) reaches the tee of a par 3 hole and the hole is clear, fails to clear the tee of a par 4 hole before the preceding group clears the putting green or arrives at the teeing ground of a par 5 hole when the preceding group is on the putting green. Both (a) and (b) must apply for a group to be out of position.

Timing

A group may be monitored or timed for compliance with this pace of play guideline if it is “out of position.” When a group is “out of position” a player in the group is expected to play any stroke within 40 seconds. The first player to hit in each group has 60 seconds.Other than on the putting green, the timing of a player’s stroke will begin when he has had a reasonable opportunity to reach his ball, it is his turn to play and he can play without interference or distraction. Time spent determining yardage will count as part of the time taken for the next stroke. On the putting green, timing will begin after a player has been allowed a reasonable amount of time to lift, clean and replace his ball, repair his ball mark and other ball marks on his line of putt and remove loose impediments on his line of putt. Time spent looking at the line from beyond the hole and/or behind the ball will count as part of the time taken for the next stroke.

Note: the committee reserves the right, at any time, to time a group when the committee deems it necessary. Players should also be aware that the committee may assess a “bad time” to a player in a group which is out of position if the player makes no effort to help his group get back in position. An example of this would be a player who unduly delays play between shots.

Spectator policy

Please stay on the cart paths when possible and 50 yards from players. Talking to players will be considered as advice and that is not allowed in tournament play at any level.Parents/spectators can do the following:

  • Walk on the cart path and watch your child play golf
  • Carry an umbrella, food, drink, medicine, etc… For your child. If the competitor needs any of the following these can be obtained between play of holes, not during play.
  • Forecaddie and help your child and other players search for golf ball

The following actions are unacceptable from a parent/spectator:

  • Verbally abusing or belittling players for any reason
  • Yelling and/or cursing at players/officials/golf course staff
  • Hand signals/gestures (these are considered advice!)
  • Interfering with players/officials/golf course staff while in the scoring area
  • Giving rulings to juniors on the golf course (too often the information is incorrect)
  • Interfering with any player’s opportunity to compete fairly and fun while playing the game of golf

Weather Policy

Only extreme weather related conditions will delay or suspend play, including but not limited to the safety of the player or the condition of the golf course.

  • Every attempt will be made to complete the Tournament in its Entirety.  Should inclement weather delay and/or postpone the first round of play, 36 or 54 holes may be completed on any part of day one and resume and/or conclude on day two.
  • Discontinuation and resumption of play will be handled under USGA Rule 6-8.
  • If play is delayed on day one, all players should remain on property of the host facility.  Every effort will be made to resume play on day one.  When play is deemed capable, and if play has not commenced, a shotgun format can be utilized.  If play has commenced, competitors on the golf course will return to the spot that they left when play was stopped.  Groups that have not commenced can be placed on the golf course in a reverse shotgun format starting with hole 18 and progressing backwards through the back nine.
  • Players will be given an appropriate amount of time to prepare for play to begin.
  • If All holes cannot be completed, at least 18 holes will be counted to determine the outcome.
  • There are no refunds if weather should shorten the event