1. Please refer to the "Golf Regulations" in the TSSAA Official Handbook.
  2. Establish tee times for all participants.
  3. Have a rain date cleared at your tournament site.
  4. Check with course pro for course ground rules that players should be aware of in advance of tournament play.
  5. Model Local Rule E-5 (Alternative Stroke and Distance for Lost Ball or Out of Bounds) shall not be used in District or Region Tournaments. This Local Rule is intended for general play and not for competitions.
  6. The tournament director shall assign a scorer for each group in the tournament. The scorer should come from the coaches of the schools represented in the tournament or other adults, and no one should be assigned to a group where there is a member of their school participating. The director of the tournament should assign the scorers to each group and should meet prior to the beginning of the tournament to go over the responsibilities of the scorers. Some of the duties of the scorers are as follows:
    1. Their presence should help to speed up play and create the type atmosphere in which we want high school golf played.
    2. They should keep count of the number of strokes for each player on each hole as a back-up for the players - each player is responsible for keeping another player's card. Scores must be kept in compliance with USGA rules. The scorers, however, can assist in the scoring by keeping a card with all four players as the back-up. Then the scorer should go over each player's score at the next tee prior to teeing off on the next hole. The scorer can then have each player call out their score. Any questions regarding a particular player's score can then be resolved by the scorer at that time.
    3. The scorer should be instructed that they are not serving as rules officials. Any violations must be called by other players in the group. There is no change in this responsibility from what has been in the past.
    4. There are other responsibilities that can be gone over with the scorers in your particular region. These are just examples.
  7. Check awards as soon as you receive them from A&M Products and notify the state office if awards are not correct or if damaged. In Division I, TSSAA will award district team champions and runner-up plaques and medals for the winning team champion individuals and runner-up team individuals, and medals for the top first, second, third, fourth, and fifth place individuals. In Division I region tournaments, TSSAA will award a team championship plaque and medals for championship team individuals, and the top first, second, third, and fourth place individuals. In Division II, TSSAA will award a region team championship and runner-up plaque and medals for the winning team champion individuals and runner-up team individuals. Medals will also go to the top first, second, third, fourth, and fifth place individuals.
  8. Pull carts are allowed in tournament play provided they are pulled by the participant. Participants may not have a caddy or ride in a golf cart unless approved by the state office in writing.
  9. The District Tournament Directors will be emailed instructions for submitting the the names, scores, grades, and schools of the top five individuals, not on one of the top three teams qualifying for the Region Tournament. Once the region qualifiers are submitted, the Region Tournament Director will be able to download the region tournament qualifiers and entry forms for the teams/participants participating in the region tournament.
  10. The Division I Region Tournament Directors will be emailed instructions for submitting the names, scores, grades, and schools of the top three individuals, and the name of the winning team along with the names of the team members, scores and grades to the state office. Again, we would like to stress the importance of getting your results to the state office in a timely manner. The TSSAA staff will need as much time as possible in order to organize the State Golf Tournament.
  11. The Division II Region Tournament Directors will be emailed instructions for submitting the top two teams and top two individuals not on any of those teams from each region to the state office. Again, we would like to stress the importance of getting your results to the state office in a timely manner. The TSSAA staff will need as much time as possible in order to organize the State Golf Tournament.
  12. In the region tournaments only, rules officials will be assigned by Allen Richardson.

Tie Breaker for District and Regional Tournaments

In case there is a tie for any team position or individual position qualifying for the next higher championship, there shall be a sudden death playoff and the team or player with the best score, after playing the number of holes necessary to break the tie, shall advance to the next higher tournament. In the state tournament, there shall be a sudden death playoff for first place only in either team play or individual play.

Sudden death playoff procedure – Teams will draw for positions. The winner of the draw shall have the option of positions (A, B,…) as set forth below:

Two Teams: #5A, #5B, #4A, #4B, #3A #3B, #2A, #2B, #1A, #1B

Three Teams: #5A, #5B, #5C, #4A, #4B #4C, #3A, #3B, #3C, #2A #2B, #2C, #1A, #1B, #1C

If more than three, follow the same pattern.