FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

General / Membership Questions

The Junior Golf Tour of Asia (JGTA) is the governing and sanctioning body for American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Performance Based Entry (PBE) Status in the Asia-Pacific region. The JGTA is reserved for members of the AJGA who are committed to playing College golf in the U.S.

  • Player of the Year Awards – Junior Order of Merit Champions (Boy & Girl)
  • Naming of the 2019 Junior All-Asia Teams
  • JGTA Final Junior Order of Merit – AJGA PBE Delegation
  • Top-5 Boys and Top-5 Girls earn AJGA PBE Fully Exempt Status

To become a member of JGTA, you must register and pay for a Tour Card online. You will see a link on the top left of the home page reading “Join.” Select that link and a new page will open to the registration page.

Your Tour Card will expire as soon as the season is complete, marked by the last JGTA Tournament, regardless of when you purchased your Tour Card. In order to regain the privileges, access and rights that come with a JGTA Tour Card, you must re-join JGTA by applying for and pay for next season’s JGTA Tour Card.

Your Username and Password will be emailed to you upon registering for your JGTA Tour Card. A confirmation email will be sent out, including your membership login and password. Once the login and password has been received, you will be able to sign up for events online provided they meet the eligibility requirements.

 

Please be sure to provide an accurate email address that is checked on a regular basis to receive these confirmations.

If you have forgotten your username and/or password, please visit the “Login” page on the JGTA website and select the link reading “Forgot ID / Password.”

If you notice an error or need to change any of the information submitted on your Tour Card application, please log into your Player Account and select “Edit Your Info” – If you need to change your Grad Year, please contact Player Services.

Important: Please be aware that the information you choose to display should be the exact same as it is listed on your AJGA Player Profile to ensure college coaches are receiving the most accurate information.

Player Services will review your Tour Card application to verify that you hold an active membership with the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA). Once verified, you will be eligible to earn entry and compete in JGTA events. Player Services will contact you if we are unable to verify your AJGA membership.

Alternatively, members may also send a copy of their AJGA e-mail confirmation letter indicating players first and last name and AJGA Member ID to playerservices@jgta.org to verify or update their new AJGA membership status.

AJGA Membership for the 2020 season will open the week of October 1, 2019.


Tournament Questions

The official JGTA eligibility criteria for the 2019-2020 JGTA season states:

  • All players must be a member of the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) and hold an active Junior or Junior Plus membership.
  • All players must hold an active JGTA Tour Card.
  • All players must be amateur golfers.
  • The minimum age requirement is 11 years old.
  • Juniors who have not reach their 18th birthday before June 15th, 2020, AND have not graduated high school as of January 1, 2020 are eligible.
  • Once a player starts college, they are no longer eligible, regardless of age.

JGTA Members can submit an application for JGTA Tournaments in their Player Account on the jgta.org. Members must register online for events (entries submitted via telephone, mail or email will not be accepted).

AJGA PBE Status determines tournament entry at all Major Events; in accordance with the performance-based entry principles of the AJGA. Players with the highest AJGA PBE Status at the time of application deadline will be given first priority (official tie-break categories of the JGTA apply thereafter).

Invitational Entry criteria varies but most common is player position on the Junior Order of Merit, juniors named to the All-Asia Team, AJGA tournament champions and players who have already accepted College Golf recruiting offers.

Once an application to a JGTA tournament is submitted, a confirmation email stating that your application is currently pending approval. Once the application deadline passes, a second email will be sent stating the status of entry into the tournament.

No, there is no limit to the number of events a member can apply to and compete in.

  • JGTA Majors: US $295

Players who have earned tentative entry into the Tournament are contacted by the Tour informing them of their tentative entry and will provide them with instructions on how to submit the tournament entry fee.

*Payment will not be required until after the Tournament Application Window closes.

Yes, distance-measuring devices are allowed in JGTA competitions.

No, the JGTA does not permit the use of caddies.

The JGTA encourages spectators and parents to attend JGTA events, and requires spectators and parents attending to conduct themselves appropriately at all times.

For JGTA’s Spectator and Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct, click here.

Yes, pushcarts are permitted in JGTA Tournaments.

All accommodation and travel information for tournaments can be found on the tournament microsite for that tournament (accessible by clicking the tournament name from the schedule) and navigating to “Tournament Fact Sheet” tab.


Junior Order of Merit (JOM) Questions

The Junior Order of Merit (JOM) is a points-based ranking system used by the JGTA to determine Tour-wide ranking of its members, and award AJGA PBE Stars according to player’s final standing at the end of the season. The Points-Based System of the Junior Order of Merit is based on the Rolex AJGA Rankings’ 35-point level structure for both age divisions.

  • 10 Members (5 boys and 5 girls) will earn Fully Exempt Status
  • 10 Members (5 boys and 5 girls) will earn 12 Stars
  • 20 Members (5 boys and 5 girls) will earn 8 Stars
  • 20 Members (5 boys and 5 girls) will earn 4 Stars

Players are ranked on an “average points per tournament basis.” A minimum divisor of three (3) is set, meaning that players who play in three or fewer tournaments will have their point total divided by 3 to determine their ranking. Players may be ranked if they have played in fewer than three tournaments, but they must play at least three tournaments in order to receive the full value for each performance.

Playing in at least 3 JGTA tournaments will ensure you receive the full value for each performance and to be fully competitive.

Players who compete in 3 or more tournaments will still have their point total divided by the denominator of 3.

The rankings are normally updated within 2 business days following the end of a JGTA tournament.