2020 COJGA INFORMATION LETTER
Mar 22 COVID-19 Update
All of us at COJGA are concerned for the health and wellness of your family during this challenging time. It is important that you are aware that we are closely following information coming from medical and government officials. In light of their recommendations for social distancing, we have temporarily closed the COJGA registration. Our sincere hope is that we can play our regularly scheduled events, but this will all depend on how this situation unfolds. If you would like to receive update emails from COJGA please sign up for our master roster by clicking the Register link in the upper right corner. Note there are no fees for signing up for the master roster.
Additionally, please note:
* COJGA day at Pronghorn is postponed; we hope to hold this event in the fall.
* All other COJGA events will remain as originally scheduled, thought registration is currently closed until further notice.
* If you have already registered for any COJGA activities for this year our default action will be to keep your registration active in hopes that we can still go forward with events as planned. If we are unable to proceed, refunds will be issued at that time. Alternatively, you can respond to this email with your request to cancel your registration now and we will refund your fees.
Thank you for your support and we hope that everyone stays strong and healthy through this ordeal.
Dear Central Oregon Junior Golfers and Parents:
On behalf of the Central Oregon Junior Golf Association Board of Directors, I would like to personally invite you to join us for another exciting season of junior golf!
Considerations for the 2020 summer golf season.
Season registration is now open. From our website www.cojga.org click on the “Registration” tab in the upper right corner. This will take you to a Golf Genius registration page which will provide the ability to register for COJGA membership as well as the first event of the season. The rest of the events will open as the events approach. You will need to use an email address to register for Golf Genius. If you have multiple juniors to register please follow the instructions provided.
Payment will be done via credit card at the end of the process. You will get email confirmation once your account has been approved. For the rest of season you will use this account to register online for events.
Qualification Events We've decided to eliminate qualification events for this year, and instead allow players/parents to determine best division for their players with the understanding that we have the flexibility to move players up or down based on how the season is progressing. As a rule of thumb, competitive level divisions often shoot in the mid 90s or better for 18 holes.
Tournament Schedule and New Formats. 2020 schedule is available on www.cojga.org/tournaments/2020-tournament-schedule.
As in previous years we will be hosting 3 events targeted for beginning 6-8 year old golfers. These events will be played at the 5 hole loop course at Awbrey Glen on Monday evenings.
The year-end COJGA Cup Tournament will again be an invitation based tournament and will be held on Sunday August 16th at Eagle Crest. Invitations will be based upon participation in a minimum of TWO regular season tournaments and priority will be given to event winners, points earned and scoring average. For long standing COJGA members 16 and older, the Board reserves the right to invite members who may have only participated in ONE tournament.
The year-end banquet will be held on Sunday August 16th following the COJGA Cup – all COJGA members and their families are invited to attend, even if they have not been invited to participate in the COJGA Cup event.
Each COJGA family will be expected to provide one volunteer for every two to three events that a player participates in throughout the season. Volunteer assignments include: check-in, walking scorer, shuttle cart drivers, scoreboard and others. Since we are a volunteer organization, our parents and family members will continue to be a very important part of our success. Instructions for signing up for volunteer assignments will be coming shortly.
Scholarship Funds - If you require funds to assist with any COJGA registration or event fees please contact me directly.
Donations - Finally, the strength of our organization and our ability to continue providing a high quality opportunity for all our members relies in part on the generosity of our members. Each year, through the membership application process, a high percentage of our members donate small amounts that collectively are a meaningful funding source for COJGA. The 2020 operating plan anticipates over $30,000 in expenditures which is funded by a combination of donations and participation fees.
We encourage you to consider making a tax-deductible donation to COJGA.
For over 26 years, we have served the youth through our organized tournaments. This is your chance to be a part of one of the best junior golf organizations in the Pacific Northwest and possibly the best regional program in the country, so we hope you will join us for another exciting year of junior golf in Central Oregon!