Duck Golf Withdrawal & Refund Policy Adopted from PDGA Revised Withdrawals and Refunds Event Policy (replaces section 1.3 in the Competition Manual)
Players MUST email or phone their withdrawals only to the BCDS Duck Golf Coordinator at the contact information posted for the tournament. Discussions with persons other than the BCDS Duck Golf Coordinator, including other tournament staff, shall not be considered official.
Players who officially request to withdraw from an event prior to 7 days of the start of the event will receive a 100% cash refund (minus up to a $10 handling fee.
Players who officially request to withdraw from an event less than 7 days from the start of the event for extenuating circumstances beyond the players control will receive a 100% cash refund minus up to a $10 handling fee ONLY if their spot in the tournament is filled through the waitlist. If the player's spot is NOT filled, the BCDS Duck Golf Coordinator has the choice to provide a 50% cash refund assessed on an individual case-by-case basis.
Players who do NOT officially request to withdraw from a registered spot playing in the event prior to the published closure of registration or don't show to play (aka a no-show), forfeit their entry fee and do NOT receive a refund or players pack.
Important Updates to PDGA Tour Standards 2017
Parent/Guardian Responsibilities for Junior Players during Tournaments
Parents/guardians must be responsible for their children during PDGA sanctioned events. Event staff are not responsible for the children of tournament players, spectators, etc. during events. Parents/guardians may not leave unaccompanied children at or near the scoring area, clubhouse, or other tournament venue.
Players in the MJ3, FJ3, MJ4, FJ4, MJ5, FJ5, MJ6, and FJ6 divisions MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian during tournament rounds. Additionally, any player younger than 13 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian regardless of the division they play.
A single parent or guardian may be responsible for multiple junior players in the same group if agreed upon by all of the parents/guardians prior to the start of the round and is communicated to the Tournament Director. Players in the MJ1, FJ1, MJ2, and FJ2 divisions may be accompanied by a parent or guardian during tournament rounds.
During PDGA sanctioned tournament rounds, parents/guardians accompanying junior division players:
MAY assume the roles of a caddie; assist junior players with disc selection, throw selection, rule interpretations, or score keeping.
MAY NOT make or second rulings such as foot faults, courtesy violations, etc.
MUST encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all junior players in the group.
MUST place the emotional and physical well-being of all junior players in the group above the personal desire to win.
MUST refrain from the use of abusive or profane language.
MUST refrain from using drugs, alcohol, or tobacco.
Failure to adhere to the parent/guardian responsibilities may result in the disqualification of the junior player or removal of the parent/guardian, and their accompanying junior player, from the event site by the tournament director.