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Effective January 1, 2017

The current Rules of the USGA govern play.  Disregard Local Rules printed on club scorecards or posted at the course.  Unless otherwise noted, the penalty for breach of a Local Rule or Condition is two strokes.


ACCIDENTAL MOVEMENT OF A BALL ON A PUTTING GREEN:  When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment.  The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1. This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.  Note: If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location. A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced.

WATER HAZARD/OVERGROWN HAZARD-  Players may choose to play from the drop circle (when  provided) on the green side of a hazard if their previous shot comes to rest within hazard. A one shot penalty is accessed. This local rule is intended for hazard areas which cross any given fairway. Lateral hazard areas will not have drop circles.

DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES – Measuring device may only show distance and not slope or wind.

EMBEDDED BALL THROUGH THE GREEN – Local Rule as prescribed in Appendix I will be in effect.

OUT OF BOUNDS – A ball which crosses a public road defined as OB and comes to rest beyond that road is OB, even if is on another part of the course. When a water hazard or a lateral water hazard is defined on only one side ,it is deemed to extend to infinity. When a water hazard or lateral water hazard is bounded by OB, the hazard margin extends to and coincides with the out of bounds line.

GROUND UNDER REPAIR: Defined by white lines/stakes. French drains are deemed to be ground under repair.

WHITE-LINED AREAS TYING INTO ARTIFICIALLY-SURFACED ROADS AND PATHS– have the same status as the roads and paths, that of obstructions.

WOOD CHIPS AND MULCH – are loose impediments

INTEGRAL PARTS OF THE COURSE – include cables, rods, wires or wrappings when closely attached to trees; liners in bunkers and artificial walls and pilings when located in hazards

POWER LINES – If a ball strikes an elevated power line, the stroke is canceled and the player must play a ball as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was played in accordance with Rule 20-5. LANDSCAPE EDGING GROOVES – If a ball lies on an edging groove around a putting green, the player may, without penalty, lift the ball, clean it and place it out of the groove in the nearest position to where it lay, whether on or off the putting green, which is not nearer the hole.

PRACTICE PUTTING PROHIBITED:  Practice on or near the putting green, or rolling a ball on the putting green  is prohibited.


PACE OF PLAY: CJGT encourages ready golf and strives for rounds under 2-hours & 15 min.


STONES IN BUNKERS:  Stones in bunkers are deemed movable obstructions.

SUSPENSION OF PLAY DUE TO DANGEROUS SITUATION:  Once horn has sounded or official has announced suspension of play, any participant who continues to play, or practice on course or any practice area will incur an 8 stroke penalty.

EIGHT STROKE LIMIT:  The maximum score on any hole is 8.

Join us in the 2017 Knoxville St. Patrick’s Day Parade


We are proud and excited to be participating in the St. Patrick’s Day parade this year as it returns to Knoxville after over 30 years.

And we would like to extend an invitation to all of our members to ride or walk in the parade with us!  Just be sure to wear your green golf attire!  Anyone interested in joining us should email us at  We will need to get more information to you along with waiver forms.

General Parade Information

  • Date: Friday, March 17, 2017
  • Check-In Time: 5:00 PM
  • Check-In Location: Howard Baker Jr. Blvd. in front of the Civic Coliseum parking garage
  • Step-Off Time: 6:45 PM
  • Step-Off Location: Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and Howard Baker Jr. Blvd.
  • Parade Start: 7:00 PM
  • Ending Location: Parking lot behind Barley’s on E. Jackson Ave. and Willow Ave.


Limited parking is available in the Knoxville Coliseum Parking Garage “B” but may not be free because of events taking place at the Coliseum or Auditorium.  There is no special parking for parade participants. We highly recommend carpooling because of the volume of traffic and limited space.


Please enter the parade line at Hill Avenue and Howard Baker Jr. Blvd. to report to your designated lineup location.  The parade will assemble on Howard Baker Jr. Blvd. next to the Knoxville Civic Coliseum.  Line is between 5:00-6:00pm.  The parade will step off from the staging area at 6:45pm.  There may be no admittance into the parade after 6:00pm.  Please allow for extra time due to heavy traffic, street closures, and re-routed lanes.  Each unit/organization will receive information regarding the unit number and lineup location.  Please report to your lineup location on the day of the parade.  A volunteer will be there to check you in.

Parade Route

The parade units will be staged on Howard Baker Jr. Blvd. , travel up Church St. and turn right on Gay Street, continue over Summit Hill and make the sharp turn onto Jackson Ave.  Give your unit enough room to make the turn.  The parade will disband just past Barley’s in the parking lot on Jackson and Willow.  **If you are a walking group, you will have to provide your own transportation back to the coliseum garage.


For more information, please visit the  parade website.

Junior Golf Quiz

1. If you score a 3 on a par 4, what did you make?

A. Bogey

B. Par

C. Birdie

D. Eagle

2. True or False: After playing a round of golf, you should always shake hands with the people you played with. TRUE FALSE

3. How many holes are on a regulation golf course?

A. 10 holes

B. 16 holes

C. 18 holes

D. 22 holes

4. Who plays first:

A. The player closest to the hole.

B. The player farthest from the hole.

5. Name 3 parts of the golf club:




Extra Credit:________________

True or False: Running on the putting green is ok. TRUE FALSE

7. True or False: A putting stroke is made with a lot of hand action, active legs, and very little shoulder motion.


8. When you align yourself to the flag to hit a full golf shot, what should be lined up with the flag?

A. Your Feet

B. Your Golf Club

9. True or False: Stretching before you play is not necessary. TRUE FALSE

10. Where do you place your coin or marker on the green when you need to mark your ball?

A. Directly In front of your ball

B. Directly Behind your ball

C. To the side of the ball

D. All of the above

11. Where should you stand while someone else is putting?

A. Right behind the hole so you can watch the ball go in the hole.

B. Out of the player’s line of sight.

C. Side by side with the players putting.

12. When using a 7 iron for a full swing shot, place the ball:

A. In the middle of your feet

B. In front of your foot closest to the target

C. Next to your back foot

13. Which club should you start with when you practice on the Driving Range :

A. Full swings with the Putter

B. 2 iron

C. Pitching Wedge

14. If you score a 6 on a Par 5, what did you make?

A. Birdie

B. Double Bogey

C. Par

D. Bogey

15. True or False: It is against the rules to clean your ball off with a towel when your ball is on the putting green. TRUE FALSE

16. When playing golf, do you want to have the lowest score or the highest score?

A. Highest

B. Lowest

17. Who plays first on the next hole?

A. The player who made a Par

B. The player who made a Bogey

C. The player who made a Birdie

D. The player who made A Double Bogey

18. When you grip the golf club should your hands be close together or separated by at least 5 inches?

A. Separated by at least 5 inches

B. Close Together

19. How many clubs can you have in your golf bag?

A. 12

B. 10

C. 4

D. 14

20. Which club, when hit, should make the ball travel the furthest?

A. 7 iron

B. 6 iron

C. 5 iron

When you have completed this quiz,  bring it to your next tournament…we’ll give you the answers and a PRIZE!

10 Reasons Why Kids Should Play Golf

A Nice Round of Golf … With Great Life Lessons Thrown In

By Beth Brown, PhD

Why golf? Here are my Top Ten reasons why kids should play golf.

Golf is a great way to:

1.Enjoy the outdoors: Golf gives young people an opportunity to spend a few hours in fresh air, experiencing all types of flora and fauna.

2. Develop lifelong friendships: You never know who you will meet on a golf course, and interaction with others allow young people to develop social skills.

3. Practice personal responsibility: Sometimes the ball doesn’t always bounce your way, but regardless of the outcome, there is no blaming your teammates for what happens.

4. Have a safe place to play: The golf course is a safe place and facilitates mentoring relationships in a safe environment.

5. Learn to manage your emotions: Golf closely parallels real life as one experiences the highs and lows of the game. The range of experience, from birdies to triple bogeys, rewards a young person’s ability to keep each shot in perspective, manage one’s emotions, maintain a positive outlook and focus on the shot at hand.

6. Appreciate diversity: Golf is a game that can be played for a lifetime by anyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, size or skill level.

7.Prepare for business: Golf is a sport that helps prepare kids and teens for careers in business and other professional arenas.

8.Learn etiquette: Young people should play golf because it is based on characteristics that are too often missing in today’s win-at-all-costs society. Golf places an emphasis on etiquette. In golf there is no judge or referee; instead, players govern themselves and fellow competitors.

9.Spend time with family: Golf is a game that encourages family participation.

10.Develop healthy habits for life:With the youth obesity epidemic in our country, golf is a sport that helps young people get off the couch. When you play golf, walking the golf course and carrying your bag, a 150-pound person burns 350 calories and walks more than 10,000 steps.

Tips for Parents of Junior Golfers

Tips for Parents of Junior Golfers

Is your son or daughter learning their way around a green? Presumably, you want to be the most encouraging parent possible. Where to start? The short game? Power drives? Nah, the single most essential aspect of teaching youngsters any sport is conveying the importance of focus, grace under pressure and good sportsmanship. Confidence is a skill for life, not just golf. Over the years, I’ve acquired a few tips for building both a strong mental, and physical, player…

Mental Game:

  • The most crucial thing to impart on young minds is that the game is fun. Not proper grip or stance. Furthermore, they won’t be having fun if you’re not, so make sure your own attitude is positive.
  • Don’t get private lessons for your 3-year old. Let them determine their own level of enthusiasm. Under no circumstances do you want to be pressuring kids into a hobby, especially if it’s also your hobby.
  • Ditch the professional verbiage. Lateral shift and effective loft might be important facets of the game, but not when you’re five. You down want to overwhelm the little guys.
  • When your kids nails a good shot, say “Great shot!” When he hits a bad shot, exclaim, “Great swing!” Be the cheerleader, not the coach.
  • Emphasize that competition doesn’t have to be grueling – especially if it’s against oneself. Keep track of progress with incentives, or just wager for milkshakes.
  • Once your child hit a certain age, you might not be the best-suited for doling out tips. Advice can frequently sound like criticism coming from a parent.

Physical Game:

  • It’s not a bad idea to start out with miniature golf. It develops putting and, well, it’s built for kids.
  • When it comes to the swing, it’s been said youngsters benefit from the ‘speed first, accuracy second’ development. Let them swing that club with all their might and dial it in later.
  • Beware of clubs that are too heavy or too long. It could do more than impede their trajectory, they could actually injure themselves. Junior clubs have the flexibility needed to foster a swing.
  • Slow down. Golf is not a speed game. All the waiting around in golf can bring out the hyperactive side of children – as soon as it’s their turn, they just want to blast off. Remaining calm is a cultivated skill.
  • Many beginners want to swing the club like a baseball bat. Showing them the big, desired “U” shaped curve and getting their feet planted are good places to start without getting too technical.
  • Scores aren’t important as health and fitness. Remember: fresh air, sunshine and physical exercise are the real benefits. Let them worry about handicaps later.
  • If you’ve never noticed, kids love hitting balls into water hazards. They will grin from ear to ear as soon as they hear that splash. Why not waste a few dollars and give them a giggle, from time to time?

About the author: David Bryce is a long-time golfer and occasional freelance blogger. During the winter months, you can find him dreaming of green at his course-side cabin in Branson at Thousand Hills. He has taught a number of age ranges the finer points of golf and discovered that even toddlers hate sand-traps.

Tips for Caddying for a Junior Golfer

1.  Don’t over-coach your player-assist them.

2.  Help your player hit their shot within a reasonable amount of time.

3.  Don’t stand behind your player as they swing.

4.  Beat your player to their ball.

5.  Have the yardage ready before player reaches their ball.

6.  Have the player’s club ready before they reach their ball.

7.  Allow your player to learn and play their own game.

8.  Help to keep it fun for all competitors.

-Taken from the Atlanta Junior Golf Blog