WIAA issues Golf Tournament Spectator Guidelines

WIAA Boys Golf Tournament Guidelines

• Spectators MUST stay on cart paths. Keep at least 10 yards from any competitor.
Please do not walk on or across fairways or greens at any time. Only coaches are
allowed on the greens during the practice round and to cross the fairways to help look
for balls or discuss a ruling with a player during competition.
• Golf carts will not be available for spectator rental. Spectators with a disability
certificate or disability license from Wisconsin or persons with a note signed by a
doctor for a medical condition may inquire about renting a cart at the WIAA tournament
• Spectators may not caddie for players during the practice round or during tournament
• Spectators may not converse with competitors. Violations of this rule could result in
the following penalties:
First Violation—Warning
Second Violation—Two-stroke penalty added to competitor’s total score and
removal of violator from golf course.
Third Violation—Disqualification of competitor.
• Applause and positive comments such as “nice shot” are encouraged, but spectators
may not speak in private with the competitors. Please do not attempt to give rulings to
competitors. Rules officials are on the course for this purpose. The orange flag on
their golf cart can identify them.
• We are guests and ask your assistance in using trash cans and observing proper golf
course etiquette. Use of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products are prohibited
during the WIAA tournament. Please conduct yourself in such a manner that we will
be welcomed back for future events.
• Lightning Procedure. If inclement weather dictates the removal of people from the golf
course, a warning horn will be sounded. Please seek shelter immediately.
• TVs in the cafeteria will provide team and individual scores.
• Electronic communication devices (i.e., cell phones, smart phones, iPads, two-way
radios, etc.) may be used to follow live hole-by-hole scoring www.golfstat.com on
the golf course during tournament play by spectators. Use of a cell phone is only
allowed in and near the clubhouse.• Players are allowed to use an electronic measuring device (EMD) as approved by
USGA regulations during competition. A player can request to use an EMD and/or ask
for distance information from another player.


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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]