The following are some of the most common questions asked of the AJGA.
The AJGA definition of “junior golfer” as it relates to participating in AJGA events is “An amateur golfer who is 18 years old on January 1st is eligible for the entire calendar year provided they graduate high school that year. Once a player starts college they are no longer considered a junior golfer regardless of age”. There are many players each year who compete in AJGA events after signing a National Letter of Intent (any junior golfer who has graduated high school and started college is not eligible to play in AJGA events).
The AJGA’s theory on this is very simple: We will not penalize a player who fits the definition of a junior golfer and who has already signed with a university by not allowing them access to our tournaments. There are still many honors and awards for which one can contend (e.g. Rolex Junior Player of the Year and Rolex Junior All-America honors).
College coaches have asked the AJGA not to ban college signees from tournaments. It provides the coaches an opportunity to judge younger talent versus players who have already accepted college scholarships.
Field size of the individual divisions is proportionate to the number of tournament applications received. Typically, the AJGA receives an average of 300 applications per tournament. Of those, generally 240 are boys and 60 are girls which tends to mirror our membership breakdown by gender. For a 120-player field, we would typically play 90 boys and 30 girls, which actually provides a higher proportion of playing spots for girls based on the gender distribution of our overall membership.
The confirmation email sent after you submit your membership application includes your ID number.
High school juniors (2017 grads) are given priority into the following types of AJGA events: Preview Series, AJGA (Open) Qualifiers and AJGA Open Tournaments in which a tie must be broken for the final tournament spots. Approximately 50% of the initial playing field is reserved for high school juniors (2017 grads) in AJGA (Open) Qualifiers. High school juniors (2017 grads) also receive three Performance Stars for membership. Sophomores (2018 grads) and seniors (2016 grads) receive two Performance Stars. All other grad years receive one Performance Star for membership.
A Junior Plus member may view his or her video in the AJGA Junior Plus Profile section inside the Player Center. If you have sent us a video please allow up to three weeks for the video to be added to the site.
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Please log into the Player Center and click on Update Your Info if your membership type is Junior or Future Player. Junior Plus members can change their personal information and populate their entire Junior Plus profile by selecting the "Junior Plus Profile" tab in the Player Center.
E-mail the Player Services Department at email@example.com.
The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program provides financial assistance to junior golfers who wish to play in AJGA events. Its goal is to give top-flight golf opportunities to young golfers regardless of financial resources. This program helps to fulfill the AJGA’s mission of developing young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.
To apply for the ACE Grant, you must first become an AJGA member, then you can log into the Player Center to submit the ACE Grant application. Prior to joining you can review information about the ACE Grant on ajga.org.
Event applications are available to members inside the AJGA Player Center. Once you have joined the AJGA, you will receive your Member ID # via e-mail and you can log in to the Player Center. Once your proof-of-age documentation has been accepted you can start applying to events.
After logging in to the Player Center, click on the tab "Apply to Events" and then select the category of event you want to apply to. Check the specific event, complete the application and submit it. Your application will at that point be pending. The initial field for each event is posted after the Application Deadline or the end of the Application Window, based on the type of event.
When applying to "Tournaments", a member may apply to multiple tournaments that occur during overlapping dates as a way to increase his chance of being accepted into a tournament field. There will be a $10 non-refundable processing fee per event (beyond the first) which will be assessed upon application. If you apply to multiple tournaments that occur during overlapping dates, you MUST indicate the priority for each tournament. This will help the AJGA as we determine the fields for those tournaments should you meet the requirements for entry into more than one tournament. You can select or change your priority order in the Player Center under Application Summary. Priority selection is available online until the tournament application deadline. If a priority is not selected by the application deadline, the AJGA will assign the priority for you. Please note that indicating priority order is NOT a guarantee of acceptance into a tournament or your top priority choice."
For a complete list of event application deadline dates click here.
Please remember that submitting a tournament application does NOT guarantee acceptance into that event.
AJGA members should apply to AJGA Qualifiers during the application window which begins the Friday after the corresponding tournament application deadline at 3 pm ET and runs through Monday, Noon ET. The order applications are received has no effect on the AJGA Qualifier field. However, players must apply within this window to be considered for the initial field. Players who apply after this point may be placed on an alternate list, after those who applied during the application window, in the order they are received.
Please Note: Players who apply to AJGA tournaments and do not gain entry are NOT automatically moved to the AJGA Qualifier for that tournament. They must submit a separate AJGA Qualifier application.
Space permitting, non-members may apply one week following the AJGA Qualifier application opening to AJGA members. For information on obtaining an AJGA Non-Member ID click here.
AJGA membership does not guarantee acceptance into an AJGA event.
Once a field is initially posted, those who applied will be sent an e-mail stating if they were accepted or not. You can view the status of all your event applications via the AJGA Player Center Application Summary. After tournament and qualifier fields are finalized and posted, you will be able to view your updated application status there. Accepted tournament and AJGA Qualifier fields, as well as qualifier alternate lists, will also be posted on each event website.
The AJGA will post finalized tournament fields at Noon ET at ajga.org the Friday following the tournament application deadline, unless stated otherwise. Finalized AJGA Qualifier fields and alternate lists will be posted on Tuesday at 5 pm ET following the release of the application.
Players who apply to AJGA tournaments and do not gain entry are NOT automatically moved to the AJGA Qualifier for that event. They must submit a separate AJGA Qualifier application.
2016 Membership Fees (subject to change)
Non-U.S. members will be charged an additional $25 to cover international mailing costs. International/Canadian membership/tournament fees must be paid in U.S. currency drawn against a U.S. Bank.
2016 Tournament Fees
Tournament fields will be finalized and posted following each application deadline. After each field is announced, players must submit payment in the Player Center by Sunday at 11:59:59 PM ET in order to accept the spot in the field.
If a player does not want to accept the tournament spot, he should withdraw from the event in the Player Center BEFORE the Application Deadline for the event.
NOTE: If a player does not submit payment by the due date/time, he will forfeit his playing opportunity and be withdrawn from the event. If the player does not intend to accept a tournament spot, he MUST withdraw from the tournament. A player who waits for Player Services to withdraw him from a field due to non-payment may be denied consideration for a later tournament. Back to the top.
Please review the following refund policy before withdrawing from an AJGA tournament or AJGA Qualifier.
NOTE: All processing fees (applying to more than one tournament in a given week) are non-refundable.
Tournaments: Once a member pays the entry fee for a tournament, the event fee is non-refundable (limited exceptions may apply). The Pay By Dates for tournaments are posted on the AJGA website under Dates to Remember.
AJGA Qualifiers: When applying to an AJGA Qualifier, the credit card is automatically charged the AJGA Qualifier fee. Members who gain entry to an AJGA Qualifier field may withdraw up to three weeks prior to the AJGA Qualifier and receive a full refund of the AJGA Qualifier fee. Also, if a member remains on the AJGA Qualifier alternate list, and does not play in the AJGA Qualifier, he will receive a full refund of the AJGA Qualifier fee. AJGA Qualifier refunds are issued after completion of the coinciding tournament.
If a member withdraws within three weeks of the AJGA Qualifier, regardless of when they signed up for the event, the member will not receive a refund (limited exceptions may apply). To get the most up-to-date list of AJGA Qualifier refund deadlines, please refer to the AJGA website. The dates will be listed under Dates to Remember.
Membership: After your membership has been submitted, the membership dues are non-refundable. If a membership is submitted mistakenly, the member should call Player Services (770-868-4200) within one business day to request a refund.
NOTE: If you withdraw from any AJGA event into which you have been accepted, you will not receive the associated tournament or qualifier gifts.
All travel information for tournaments can be found on the specific site created for that tournament, under the "Tournament Details" tab.
To withdraw from an AJGA tournament or qualifier prior to the start of an event, please follow the steps below (If play has already begun and you need to withdraw, you must speak directly with the tournament director of the event). Also, please review the refund policy before withdrawing from an event.
Note: Withdrawals CANNOT be submitted via email.
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