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Circle K Junior Championship

Tournament Information

HOUSING:

AJGA Host Hotel: Holiday Inn - Columbus
Hotel Address: 2485 W Jonathan Moore Pike
AJGA Special Rate: $150 ($180 Average rate at this time)
Hotel Tax Rate: 12%
Rate Includes: Breakfast Buffet / WIFI
Distance to Golf Course: CLICK HERE

Reservation Method: (812) 417-7200 – Ask for the AJGA 2024 group block rate
Booking link: Holiday Inn Columbus – under Rate Preference, select group rate and enter code AJG
Cutoff Date: Wednesday, June 5
Check in Time: 3 p.m.
Check out Time: 12 p.m.

Your stay at the host hotel supports the tournament's overall success and charitable giving as well as strengthens the AJGA's ability to secure the most competitive rate for future events.

TRANSPORTATION:

Airport: Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
Distance to Host Hotel: 50 minutes (52.2 miles)
Distance to Golf Course: 1 hour (57.9 miles)

AJGA Preferred Rentals: 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:

PRACTICE FACILITIES: Players are encouraged to arrive on-site no more than an hour and a half before the practice round shotgun.

POST ROUND: Practice will be permitted at the host facility. The driving range will close at 5 p.m. and the practice putting green will close at 7 p.m.

PRACTICE ROUND / JUNIOR-AM FUNDRAISER:

Date: Monday, June 24
Registration: 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. (Morning Shotgun) Noon – 1 p.m. (Afternoon Shotgun)
Time: 8 a.m. shotgun / 1:30 p.m. shotgun
Golf Course: Otter Creek Golf Course

The Junior-Ams will serve as the official AJGA practice round. All players will be required to participate in one of the two Junior-Am Fundraising Tournaments. The morning Junior-Am will be an 8 a.m. shotgun and the afternoon will be at 1:30 p.m. shotgun on Monday, June 26, at Otter Creek Golf Course. To reserve a spot in either Junior-Am players must contact Tournament Director Ty Kempf by email at tkempf@ajga.org or (785) 218-8094. Please specify morning or afternoon Junior-Am. The Junior-Am will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Once one Junior-Am is filled, the remainder of the field will be automatically placed into the other Junior-Am.

Additional Practice Round Information:
Players and guests must comply with all host facility rules & regulations including, but not limited to, a restriction of the number of shots to be played, disrespectful behavior towards host club staff and/or members, overall time limits and limitations of non-paying guests.

Failure to comply with Otter Creek Golf Course’s rules and regulations and the AJGA Player and Spectator Code of Conduct may result in the following penalties:

1. Forfeiture of your official practice round
2. Two stroke penalty or disqualification from the tournament
3. Loss of spectating privileges for the player involved

Reservation Method: Call (812) 579-5227
Player Cost: $35 walking or $54 with a cart
Parent Cost: Daily rate
Dates Available: June 1-9, 19, 22

AJGA CARES FOR THE COURSE: As part of the AJGA’s Code of Conduct policy players are required to fill their divots and ball marks on the golf course. Players will receive a small, lightweight sand bottle at the beginning of each event and should fill the bottles at the sand filling stations on each tee as necessary. The penalty for not following this policy is as follows:

  • 1st & 2nd offense – Player receives a verbal warning
  • 3rd & subsequent offenses – Player receives a one-stroke penalty

SCORECARDS: Players will be required to bring a smart phone or device with internet capabilities that supports the Golf Genius application (available on iOS or Android) to use for their official scorecard and live scoring during all AJGA events. Please make sure you have the most updated version of the app. Instructions on how to use the app can be found here . Each player will be provided with a GGID at the starting tee and will be assigned to mark for another player in the group. The player is responsible for providing their own device and ensuring it is fully charged for the round.

PLAYER REGISTRATION: It is recommended that players do not arrive for player registration more than one hour before their tee time.

Date: Monday, June 24
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. for morning Junior-Am Juniors and Noon – 1 p.m. for afternoon Junior-Am Juniors.
Location: Otter Creek Golf Course

Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Ty Kempf prior to June 23 at (785) 218-8094.

Registration is MANDATORY. Players who fail to attend without prior approval from the tournament director may forfeit their tournament gifts. Approval to miss the Players Registration will be granted only in extreme circumstances. An individual absent from these events because they are not staying at the host hotel or have a long commute do not constitute acceptable circumstances.

TOURNAMENT TEE TIMES/PAIRINGS:

Official Pairings Available: Sunday, June 23
Tee Times:
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (First Round, Tuesday)
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (Second Round, Wednesday)
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (Final Round, Thursday)
Final Round Pairings Available: Wednesday, June 26
Time: 6 p.m.

Note: Players assume the entire risk if they call any other number or individual and receive an incorrect starting time.

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.

TOURNAMENT VOUCHERS:

All players will be provided with at least one complimentary meal during the event. More details to follow at a later date.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

HQ Location: Main Clubhouse – Ryder Cup Room
TD Name: Ty Kempf
Phone Number: (785) 218-8094
Email: tkempf@ajga.org
Note: Players and Parents are asked to call or email the Tournament Director with any questions they may have and avoid visiting the Headquarters onsite.

JUNIOR PLUS MEMBER SWING VIDEOS by FLIGHTSCOPE: All Junior Plus Members may record swing metrics and an HD video through FlightScope technology on the driving range at any time during the event. Players can share videos and data in their Player Center, shared to college coaches through AJGA recruiting profiles. Contact the Tournament Director to schedule time to film a swing video.

OFFICIAL YARDAGE BOOK AND GREENS GUIDE – StrackaLine
StrackaLine provides a 20% discount on yardage books and greens guides to participants of the Circle K Junior Championship hosted at Otter Creek Golf Course. The discount can be accessed online here .

OFFICIAL PUSH CART OF THE AJGA – BAG BOY
As the Official Push Cart of the AJGA, Bag Boy will be providing all players the opportunity to borrow a Nitron push cart up to two times at any tournament throughout the year. Push carts will be available on a first come, first-serve basis at every event, and players who borrow a push cart during an AJGA event will become eligible to win a free Bag Boy push cart in December. If you are interested, see the Tournament Director on-site to reserve your cart and sign an agreement form. Push carts cannot be reserved prior to arriving on-site.

RANGEFINDERS: The AJGA allows the usage of distance-measuring devices in all AJGA competitions. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or MEASURE OTHER CONDITIONS that might affect his/her play (e.g., gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 4.3(1).

SPECTATOR GOLF CARTS: Golf carts and spectator carts are not allowed without a Government issued Blue Permanent Handicap placard. Please see the Tournament Director on-site to receive an approved cart.

PUSH CARTS: 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.