OG&CC Elite Junior and Student: Benefits, Requirements, Process and Expectations

 
PURPOSE
 
To provide junior and student members greater opportunities to train and develop in order to compete at a higher level.
 
 
PRIVELEGES OF ELITE JUNIOR AND STUDENT MEMBER
 
The club will provide Elite Junior members and Elite Student members unlimited access to the tee and range facilities to support their ongoing development.
The following restrictions apply when playing outside the normal Junior and Student tee off time:  
  • must be invited to play in a tee time with a senior member
  • must have a minimum of one senior member in a tee time
  • no more than 3 students or juniors in a tee time
  • tee times must be booked through the pro shop
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
  • must be a current player on a US University Golf team
Or
  • have competed or qualified in two of the following in the past or current year:
 
  • AJGA open event
  • qualified for a GAO championship event
  • top 10 finish in Golf week or FCWT event
 
Even if the applicant meets the above-noted qualifications, the applicant must have:
  • a minimum posted index of 2.9 or better,
  • a minimum of 70% scores to tee time booking ratio,
  • completed the Level 1 rules course provided, by Golf Canada.
 
APPLICATION PROCESS
 
A junior or student member who meets the qualifications and wishes to be considered for elite status must submit a resume detailing recent golf competitions and other relevant information along with a statement of interest to the Head Professional or to the Junior Golf Committee.
 
If the Junior Committee determines that the applicant meets the Qualifications, the Junior Committee may invite the applicant for an interview (e.g. an in-person interview, a round of golf, etc.).
 
The Junior Committee will consider the applicant based on the material filed with the application, the interview, the applicant’s posted scores, the applicant’s past conduct, the volunteerism at the golf club, and any other factor deemed relevant by the Junior Committee or the Golf Committee. References may be requested if not provided in the initial application. The number of Elite Junior and Student members will also be a factor considered by the Junior Committee.
 
If the Junior Committee is satisfied that the applicant should be granted elite status, it will make such a recommendation to the Golf Committee.  The Golf Committee may conduct a review process, as it deems necessary, and will make the final decision on whether to grant elite status.   A recommendation by the Junior Committee is not a guarantee that the Golf Committee will grant elite status to the applicant.
 
A final decision will be communicated to the applicant by the Head pro and/or Junior Committee.
 
GUIDELINES
 
  • Elite junior status will be given only for the season in which the application is received and not for any longer than one season.
 
  • As junior and student members enjoy generous playing privileges, elite status will be given on an exceptional basis.  Even if the applicant meets the Qualifications, there is no guarantee that the applicant will be approved.
 
  • It should be expected that an applicant applying for the first time is unlikely to be granted elite status.  It is an achievement that the junior member must show dedication and interest over a period of time.
 
  • Although previous status as an elite junior or student member may be helpful, it does not guarantee that the applicant will be approved in subsequent seasons.
 
  • Applicants are encouraged to apply (and will have a better chance of success) prior to the commencement of the season.
 
  • Elite status will be subject to review over the course of the season and may be suspended or revoked at the discretion of the Junior and/or Golf Committees.