Stockton Convention and Visitors Bureau Junior All-Star
The Hilton Stockton
(2323 Grand Canal Blvd, Stockton, CA 95207) will serve as the host hotel and has given the AJGA a special rate of $99 for standard king or double queen per night, per room. Amenities include a complimentary All-American breakfast for two, complimentary high-speed wireless internet and a 32-inch HD TV. The hotel is located 6.8 miles from The Reserve at Spanos Park. Reservations can be made by calling (209)-957-9090 or by clicking here
. Be sure to identify yourself as an AJGA participant. You must make your reservation by July 20th to receive the special AJGA rate.
- PRIVATE HOUSING
As another housing option, players and their parents may request private housing for the event. Typical requests may be for those juniors traveling without parents to the event. Please contact Tournament Director Andrew LeSaicherre at (770) 289-8827 if you need or are seeking more information on private housing. This option is first come, first served, and is not guaranteed, so please contact the tournament director as soon as possible.
In order to fully process your request for private housing, you will be sent information via email to complete. The AJGA will be facilitating background checks of all possible housing options as a way to ensure a safe and welcoming atmosphere during the event. These checks come with a $50 non-refundable, administrative fee. Upon your request for private housing, the AJGA will bear the expense of the check up-front, and thus, the fee is non-refundable as the process cannot be reversed or withdrawn.
Players should make reservations into Sacramento International Airport (SMF), which is approximately 50 miles from the golf course and 55 miles from the host hotel or Oakland International Airport (OAK), which is approximately 76 miles from the golf course and 70 miles from the host hotel.
- GROUND TRANSPORTATION:
Avis and Budget, the preferred rental car brands of the American Junior Golf Association, provide AJGA members and their families with savings on vehicles for all AJGA event-related and personal travel. To see rates for all events, visit these links:
Enroll free with the Avis Preferred or Budget Fastbreak programs to bypass the rental counter and earn rewards for frequent travel.
- AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION
The Hilton Stockton does not offer an airport shuttle service. Shuttle service from most local airports can be arranged by calling SuperShuttle at (800) 258-3826. Fees for these services vary by the number of people traveling.
- GROUND TRANSPORTATION
- PRACTICE ROUND
The tournament practice round will be a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start on Monday, August 6, at The Reserve at Spanos Park. No prior arrangements are necessary. Players may sign up for starting hole assignments with an AJGA staff member at the driving range from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. on Monday, August 6. Additional practice rounds are available on TBD. All juniors must be at least 16 years old in order to operate a golf cart, otherwise the cart must be driven by a person of legal age. Please identify yourself as an AJGA participant to receive this special rate.
- REGISTRATION/PLAYERS MEETING
Players Registration will be held Monday, August 6, at 6:30 p.m. at The Reserve at Spanos Park. Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Andrew LeSaicherre prior to August 6, at (770) 289-8827. The Players Meeting will immediately follow Players Registration at 7:00 p.m. Both events are MANDATORY. Players who fail to attend either or both of these functions without prior approval from the tournament director may forfeit their tournament gifts. Approval to miss Players Registration and Players Meeting will be granted only in extreme circumstances. An individual absent from these events because they are not staying at the host hotel, are staying in private housing for the week, or have a long commute does not constitute acceptable circumstances.
- PARENTS MEETING PRESENTED BY WELLS FARGO
A Parents Meeting will be held by the AJGA staff in conjunction with the Practice Round at 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 6, to answer any questions and discuss the AJGA’s policies and related issues.
- TOURNAMENT TEE TIMES
Tee times will run from 7:30 a.m. - 12:40 a.m. off the No. 1 tee of The Reserve at Spanos Park. A tie for the championship will be decided by a sudden-death playoff immediately following the conclusion of play. As inclement weather may delay play, please make your departing flight as late as possible and keep in mind that Sacramento International Airport is 50 miles away, and Oakland International Airport is 76 miles away from The Reserve at Spanos Park.
- SCORING ON THE 9s (FJ LIVE SCORING)
Follow the tournament live online or on your mobile device at ajga.org by clicking on Live Scoring and Stockton Convention and Visitors Bureau Junior All-Star.
- AJGA CARES FOR THE COURSE
The AJGA is proud to continue the AJGA Cares for the Course Program in 2012. At all AJGA events, players will receive a small sand bottle prior to the round to use throughout the day to fill divots on the course. Sand filling stations will be set up around the course for players to use during their round. In addition, a Care for the Course Party will take place Wednesday, August 8, at 5 p.m. for players to care for the practice facilities.
- VOUCHER/TOURNAMENT SOCIAL ACTIVITY
Come one, come all to a fun-filled evening at The Reserve at Spanos Park Ranch Golf Club. After the second round, hang around for the AJGA Social Activity at 5:30 p.m. The AJGA invites all players to enjoy a complimentary meal voucher redeemable at The Reserve at Spanos Park Restaurant. Players will receive the meal voucher at Players Registration, and it can be used at any time during the tournament week. The voucher will expire on Friday, August 10.
- CODE OF CONDUCT
All AJGA participants are expected to abide by the AJGA Code of Conduct. Violations of the Code of Conduct will be dealt with based on the severity of the misconduct.
- OTHER INFORMATION
• The USGA condition of competition requiring a player’s clubs conform to the groove and punch mark specifications as detailed in the 2012-2015 Rules of Golf is NOT in effect for AJGA competitions.
• Golf carts and spectator carts are not allowed without a Government issued permanent handicap placard.
• Caddies are not permitted in AJGA tournament play.
• Proper attire is required at all times and failure to comply may result in disqualification (see Dress Code Section of Code of Conduct).
• Push carts (non-motorized) are approved for use by all players as permitted by the host facility. Players are responsible for providing their own push carts.
- NO SHOW POLICY
Because the AJGA continues to receive far more applications than it has spots available for in its events, the AJGA is adopting the following policy:
If you find that you cannot compete in the Junior All-Star at Gainey Ranch, you must withdraw from the event online through the Player Center. If the online withdrawal option is not available, contact the AJGA at (770) 868-4200 and ask to be transferred to a withdrawal hotline or contact Tournament Director Andrew LeSaicherre at (770) 289-8827 prior to Players Registration. Complete withdrawal procedures prior to the start of an event are available at ajga.org. This allows the AJGA to replace you with an alternate. If you cannot compete and do not withdraw properly, you are considered a "no show," and the following action may be taken:
1. If you have already been accepted for another event, you may be notified of your disqualification from that event.
2. If you have not been accepted in another event at this time, your next application may not be considered.
3. If this offense is repeated, you may not be allowed to play in any more events for the remainder of the year.