Frequently Asked Questions
Toggle ItemWhen is the right time for a player to get started with the AJGA?A player is eligible to participate in AJGA events at age 12. Use the Yardage and Scoring averages to assess if your child could be competitive in each series. In general, a player who gets an early start and whose skills are competitive can gradually build confidence and Performance Based Entry Status. This will enhance their ability to compete in higher level tournaments in high school when college recruiting becomes the focus.
Take a look at the Getting Started page and Player & Parent Information page on our website for more information.
Additionally, please review our competitive eligibility criteria when considering joining the AJGA.
Toggle ItemWhat is the biggest difference in the three types of memberships?The Junior Plus membership is for high school players that wish to play at the collegiate level. Players will have exclusive access to additional items that are related to college golf recruiting.
The Junior membership is the basic membership required to play in AJGA events.
The Future Player membership is a non-tournament playing membership for those too young to participate or those who want to be an AJGA member, but do not intend to play in any tournaments. Future Player members who meet eligibility requirements are able to apply to AJGA Qualifiers at the same time as non-members. Future members will also receive membership benefits, excluding the TaylorMade Discount.
Creating a non-member ID is a way for players to register with the AJGA at no cost. AJGA non-members who have submitted an acceptable proof of age are eligible to apply to AJGA Qualifiers one week following the application opening to AJGA members. If AJGA members have filled the Qualifier field, and we have a sufficient alternate list, the Qualifier application will not open for non-members. Non-members do not receive membership benefits.
Refer to Membership Information for a list of specific benefits included with each membership type.
Toggle ItemWhen does my membership expire and will I have to renew?All 2023 AJGA memberships expire November 30, 2023. Membership fees are not discounted for those who join mid-season. Every year you intend to play with the AJGA you need to renew your membership.
Toggle ItemHow do I change my Personal information?To change your personal information, start by logging into your account. Once logged in, select the profile icon on the top right hand corner of the website and choose ‘My Info’ from the drop down menu. On this page, you will select 'EDIT' to update your information for that section. Don’t forget to click 'SAVE' .
If you notice an error or need to change any of the information from the Personal Information section (Graduation Year, Player Name, State of Residence, Country of Residence, Citizenship, etc...) – please contact Player Services at 770-868-4200 or email@example.com .
Toggle ItemWhere do I find my Member ID number?You can find your Member ID on the confirmation email sent to you after you submit your membership application. Additionally, you can retrieve your Member ID/Password by using the ‘Forgot your ID/Password’ link on the log-in page .
Toggle ItemI see the AJGA logo on another junior golf organization’s website, is this an AJGA event?The AJGA logo on another organization’s website indicates that a tournament was approved to be recognized for AJGA Performance Based Entry Status (Performance Stars). The AJGA will award Performance Based Entry Status to the top finisher(s) in that event as defined on the AJGA PBE Schedule . Click the red ‘PBE Status’ link at the bottom of any listed tournament to see the gender, age group, and finish required to earn Performance Based Entry Status.
The organization conducting the tournament is responsible for everything related to conducting the tournament as well as submitting events to the AJGA for approval to be recognized for PBE Status and submitting results to the AJGA that will lead to the timely award of PBE Status to the top finishers as stated on the AJGA PBE Schedule.
Toggle ItemHow do I access my TaylorMade and adidas discounts?How do I access my TaylorMade Discount?
As a National Sponsor of the AJGA, TaylorMade offers an exclusive 40% discount program for AJGA Junior and Junior Plus members. The discount is activated within 2 business weeks after joining the AJGA. Please note, that players must have a US billing, US shipping address, and access the US Website to utilize this discount. Additionally, players will have a $2,500 limit to their discount per year.
If a player wishes to access their TaylorMade discount they can do so by following these steps:
- Go to ajga.org and log into the Player Center .
- Click on the upper right corner profile icon Or Player Center option (Smartphone menu) to select 'Benefits'.
- Select the TaylorMade logo and click on ‘Learn More’. You will be taken to the TaylorMade website to follow steps provided and also view terms and conditions.
- Step 1 – Verify Successful Login
- Your TaylorMade golf discount is set up under your AJGA primary email address.
- If you have never created an account on TaylorMade website, select "Forgot Password?" on the Login page .
- Enter your AJGA primary email address and submit to receive an email so you can create a new password for your account.
- Once you have a new password you can proceed to Step 2.
- If you have an existing account, simply log in with your credentials and proceed to Step 2.
- Step 2 – Apply your discount
- Log in to your account.
- Click on My Account, then select the Discounts option.
- Click "Shop" to activate your discount.
- You will see discounts applied on the product detail pages and at checkout.
- Please note discounted prices cannot be combined with additional promotions and some exclusions may apply.
How do I access my adidas Discount?
As a National Sponsor of the AJGA, adidas offers an exclusive discount of 30% for golf items and 20% for non-golf items discount for AJGA members. The adidas discount can take up to 6 weeks to activate after joining or renewing an AJGA membership. Please note that players must have a US billing, US shipping address, and access the US Website to utilize this discount.
If a player wishes to access their adidas discount they can do so by following these steps:
- Go to ajga.org and log into the Player Center .
- Click on the upper right corner profile icon Or Player Center option (Smartphone menu) to select 'Benefits'.
- Select the adidas logo and click on ‘Learn More’. You will be taken to the adidas website where you can create an account using your AJGA primary email address.
- To activate the discount of 30% off for golf items and 20% for non-golf item, use the discount code "GOLF" at check out.
Toggle ItemHow do I submit/upload a swing video?Follow the steps below to upload a video to your Player Center profile:
Required: You must be a Junior Plus member to access this feature within the AJGA Player Center.
- Schedule a time for a FlightScope swing video with the Tournament Director on-site at your next AJGA event. Once your video has been filmed, the files will be sent via email to you. If you do not get a FlightScope swing video on-site, film one from your phone (turn your phone horizontally with the volume buttons on top).
- Upload the video files to YouTube separately. For specific instructions on how to upload videos to YouTube click here
. Upload four total videos:
- Driver from the back - (produce a down-the-line view toward the target)
- Driver from the side - (face-on position)
- 6-Iron from the back - (produce a down-the-line view toward the target)
- 6-Iron from the side - (face-on position)
- Login to your Player Center and navigate to the Junior Plus page.
- Under the ‘Videos’ section within the Junior Plus, there is a red highlighted ‘EDIT’ link. Click that link to attach your videos.
- In the ‘Videos’ section, the fields below will now be editable. Click the appropriate field for your video and place the link in the field.
- Once you are finished click ‘SAVE’ under the title ‘Videos’.
Note: Participation in an AJGA event is not a requirement to have access to the FlightScope video service. Any junior interested in filming a video and who is near an event can contact the AJGA tournament director and schedule an appointment to film their swing.
A few additional notes when filming your own swing:
-The player should hit a golf ball for each swing.
-Stand close enough to the player to see a complete swing but at a safe distance. During the video, the entire club should be visible.
-For mobile device users: avoid using an internal zoom as this degrades the video quality.
Instructions for Uploading Videos to Your Player Center (including a video tutorial) can be found in the 'Resources for Junior Plus Members' section under 'Junior Plus' in your Player Center account.
Toggle ItemWhat is the ACE Grant? Is financial assistance available?The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program provides reimbursement based financial assistance to junior golfers who wish to play in AJGA events. The ACE Grant helps with entry fees, travel, food, and housing expenses. 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 obtain an AJGA Member ID. You can then log into the Player Center and request access to the application by clicking LEARN MORE in the ACE Grant banner found at the bottom of the ‘Info’ tab. You can review general information about the ACE Grant here . Please Note, a Junior membership level will be required in order to use ACE Grant funds if you are accepted into the program.
Toggle ItemWhere can I find information about AJGA’s ranking system?The Rolex AJGA Rankings is the proprietary system created by the AJGA to identify and rank the top junior players who have competed in the premier junior golf tournaments in the United States. The specific purposes for which the AJGA uses the Rolex AJGA Rankings are:
1. to guide the Rolex Junior All-America selection process
2. to select or round out AJGA Invitational fields
3. to determine AJGA Wyndham Cup teams, the PING Junior Solheim Cup team, the Junior Presidents Cup team, the AJGA Junior All-Star team, and other international tournament selections
To find additional information regarding the Rolex AJGA Rankings you can go to the Rankings tab at ajga.org.
Toggle ItemHow do I log into my Player Center account?You can log into your Player Center account by selecting the profile icon located in the top right-hand corner of your computer screen. It should be gray, but when you log in it will turn red.
If you are using a mobile device, select the three lines in the top right-hand corner of your screen, and select the option 'Login'. Once you have logged in, select the three lines on the top right hand corner of your screen again and choose the option 'Player Center' from the drop down menu.
You can also access your Player Center account by going to the ‘Juniors’ tab at ajga.org and selecting ‘Log-In’ from the drop-down menu.
Toggle ItemI recently joined as a member, but I am not able to apply for anything in my Player Center. Am I missing something?A 'Proof of Age ' document is required before you will be able to apply for any AJGA events.
You can upload (in Player Center or during membership application), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or mail a photocopy of a Birth Certificate, Passport or Driver's License with the Membership ID # included on the copy. Once approved on your account, you will be able to apply to events in your Player Center.
Toggle ItemHow can I add a profile picture?You can email a photo to the Communications Department at email@example.com
Please include player's full name and member ID in the email.
Toggle ItemI can't find what I'm looking for!Try the search tool or contact Player Services at 770-868-4200 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Performance Based Entry Questions
Toggle ItemWhat is the best way to earn AJGA Performance Stars?There are over 1,100 non-AJGA events in which one or more AJGA Performance Stars can be earned. This is one way for a junior golfer to start accumulating AJGA Performance Stars before and after becoming an AJGA member. You can find these events located on the PBE Schedule .
Another great way to earn AJGA Performance Stars when starting out is to play AJGA Qualifiers. Every player who finishes in the top 50% of the Qualifier will earn at least one Performance Star.
Toggle ItemWhen are AJGA Performance Stars updated?Performance Stars are updated prior to every AJGA Tournament Application deadline provided that the event in which the Performance Stars are earned finishes no later than Sunday prior to the Application Deadline AND the results were uploaded by the deadline.
Toggle ItemCan a player earn AJGA Performance Stars before becoming a member?Yes, AJGA Performance Stars can be earned before becoming a member. However, membership is required to use earned Performance Stars to help with tournament acceptance.
Toggle ItemHow do I know if my son or daughter earned AJGA Performance Stars at non-AJGA events? Can I see which ones?An AJGA member can see where all his or her Performance Stars were earned during the current and previous year while logged into the Player Center. Select the PBE Status option on the drop-down menu to see the history of a player’s Performance Stars.
Toggle ItemDo I use my AJGA Performance Stars when I get into a tournament?Starting in 2022, Performance Stars will no longer be deducted when a member gains entry to an Open or Junior All-Star Series tournament field. Previously, 4 earned Performance Stars (Open tournament) and 1 earned Performance Star (Junior All-Star Series tournament) were deducted when a member gained entry.
This change is an overall simplification to the AJGA Performance Based Entry (PBE) System allowing a member’s priority for entry to be determined based on their amount of Performance Stars earned in the current and previous year combined with their membership Performance Star(s).
A player’s PBE status will continue to be calculated on a two-year cycle. For example, a player will start 2022 with earned Performance Stars from 2021 and their membership Performance Star(s) from 2022. They can continue to earn Performance Stars through 2022. At the beginning of 2023, all Performance Stars from 2021 will be dropped.
Toggle ItemHow many AJGA Performance Stars are required to get into events?The number of Performance Stars needed to gain entry into an AJGA tournament (Open or AJGA Junior All-Star) varies from tournament to tournament. Tournament location, date, field size, and number of applications all contribute to the number of Performance Stars players will need to gain entry.
To see the number needed for any tournament already fielded, go to that tournament site by clicking on the tournament name on the AJGA schedule, then select the "Field" link on the menu bar. At the top of the list of players in the field you will see the number of Performance Stars that were needed to gain entry to the initial field. This does not mean it will be the same in the future since entry requirements differ from year to year.
Toggle ItemHow long does PBE that has been earned last?Performance Stars (and Fully Exempt status) that are earned will last for the duration of the year they are earned and will also be available until the end of the following year. For example, Performance Based Entry (PBE) Status earned in 2022 will remain with the player until the end of 2023. At the end of 2023, PBE Status earned in 2022 will expire and will be removed from the player account.
Toggle ItemWhat’s the difference between AJGA earned Performance Stars and AJGA membership stars?AJGA membership Performance Stars expire at the end of the year and do not carry over.
AJGA earned Performance Stars last for the duration of the year they are earned and will also be available until the end of the following year.
Toggle ItemIf I am Fully Exempt, does that mean I get into everything I apply to?Fully Exempt status is the highest level of Performance Based Entry status and gives that player the highest priority for a tournament applied to.
However, Fully Exempt status is NOT a guarantee of tournament acceptance. There have been tournaments in which there were more Fully Exempt applicants than tournament spots available and all did not gain entry.
In this situation, the published tie-breaker found in the PBE Overview is used to determine which Fully Exempt applicants gain entry.
Toggle ItemI don’t see some of my Performance Stars that I earned, where did they go?At the end of each AJGA season, Performance Stars earned the previous year expire and are removed from the member’s account.
Toggle ItemHow do I apply for AJGA events?1. Join as a playing member of the AJGA.
2. Send in an acceptable Proof of Age which must be received and approved before you can apply to AJGA events.
3. To submit an application, please follow the following steps:
Desktop Version: Once logged in select the red profile icon at the top right hand corner. After you have clicked the red profile icon, a drop down menu will appear. Select My Tournaments and then under 'Available' the application will appear. To submit the application select the event you wish to apply to, press Apply to Events and Complete Application. To verify your application was submitted you can look under 'Applied'.
Mobile Version: Once logged in select the three lines at the top right hand corner. After you have clicked the three lines, a drop down menu will appear. Select the arrow next to Player Center and then My Tournaments. Under 'Available' the application will appear. To submit the application select the event you wish to apply to, press Apply to Events and Complete Application. To verify your application was submitted you can look under 'Applied'.
You do not pay for the event at the time you apply to it. You will then be listed on the ‘Applications Received' portion of that event’s website. You will receive an email letting you know you have applied. The field for each event is posted after the Application Deadline. For deadlines, please refer to each event website under ‘Dates to Remember’. If you obtain a spot in the field for either a qualifier or tournament, you have up to 48 hours to log into your Player Center and pay for the event (depending on time of acceptance).
Please note that qualifiers have separate applications and have an application window that opens after the corresponding tournament is fielded; the window is open from Friday at 3 pm ET to the following Monday, at 3 pm ET.
When applying to tournaments, a member may apply to multiple tournaments that occur during overlapping dates as a way to increase his or her 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 in the Player Center within the My Tournaments section. Click on the link below your tournament application to adjust your priority. 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. If you are accepted into a lower priority tournament applied to during a particular week, you CANNOT remain as an alternate for other(s).
Space permitting, registered non-members and Future Player members may apply to AJGA Qualifiers one week after members have applied. To obtain an AJGA Non-Member ID click here .
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.
Remember that submitting an application does NOT guarantee acceptance into that event.
Toggle ItemWhen do events open for application?Tournament applications typically open according to the following schedule:
● January and February tournaments - open in November of the previous year
● March through May tournaments - open by late January
● June tournaments through the end of the season - open by the end of March
Opening dates for tournament applications are not currently posted online. However, the AJGA Weekly Preview email will tell you throughout the season when specific tournaments open for application. Since AJGA tournaments are not filled on a first-come, first-served basis, it is important to understand the tournament application deadline date and time for each tournament. Tournament application deadlines are available on each individual tournament website.
Toggle ItemHow do I know if I've been accepted to an AJGA event?AJGA membership does not guarantee acceptance into AJGA events.
The AJGA posts tournament fields on the tournament website no later than Friday at Noon ET following the tournament application deadline. AJGA Qualifier fields and alternate lists will be posted on Tuesday at 5 pm ET following the release of the application.
Once a field is initially posted, those who applied will be sent an email stating whether they were accepted or have been placed on an alternate list. You can view the status of all your event applications via the AJGA Player Center under the 'Applied' section under the 'My Tournaments'. tab. After tournament/qualifier fields are posted, you will be able to view your updated application status there. AJGA tournament fields, AJGA qualifier fields, and alternate lists are also posted on each event website.
Players who apply to AJGA tournaments but do not gain entry are NOT automatically moved to the AJGA Qualifier for that event. They must go to the Player Center and apply to the Qualifier.
Toggle ItemHow much does it cost?
Toggle ItemI’ve applied to a tournament or a qualifier, but I can’t see where to pay.You cannot pay for an event until you are accepted into the field. Once you are accepted into the field, you must pay by the payment due date posted on the event website. Payment can be made by logging into the Player Center and selecting the ‘My Tournaments’ option. Within this page, select the section titled ‘Payment Due’. Select the 'Pay' button next to the event and proceed to process payment.
It is the member's responsibility to find tournament and qualifier fields at ajga.org. All processing fees (applying to more than one tournament in a given week) are non-refundable.
Toggle ItemWhat can I do if I forget to submit a Tournament Application before the Application Deadline?The only option for a member who misses a Tournament Application Deadline is to apply to that tournament’s Qualifier, if there is one. Tournament applications are available for weeks or months prior to Application Deadlines, and Application Deadlines can be found in the ‘Dates to Remember’ section on the corresponding event website.
Toggle ItemWhat credit cards can I use to pay for membership and AJGA events?The AJGA accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
Toggle ItemIf I join the AJGA and become a member, will I be guaranteed entry into tournaments?Membership does not guarantee entry into tournaments – the specific Entry Criteria for each tournament type is what determines tournament entry.
Toggle ItemI turn 19 during my senior year, am I still eligible to play AJGA events? What about gap years?A senior in high school who turns 19 on or after January 2 of his/her senior year is eligible to participate for the duration of that year provided he/she does not start college. Gap year play is not supported after December 31 following high school graduation.
Toggle ItemMy child is under 12 years old. Can he play up to the AJGA Junior All-Star Series events?No, the firm minimum playing age for the AJGA is 12 years old.
Toggle ItemIf my child is 12-15 years old, can he/she only play in the AJGA Junior All-Star Series or can we still apply to Open tournaments?Any AJGA member can apply to Open tournaments. Just like the Junior All-Star Series, acceptance into Open tournaments is determined based on the number of Performance Stars each applicant has accumulated prior to the Tournament Application Deadline. In general, Junior All-Star tournament entry requires fewer Performance Stars than Open tournaments, which is one reason most younger members focus on that series while they are eligible.
Toggle ItemIs age-eligibility changing for AJGA 12- to 15-year-old events?Yes, in 2023.
Beginning with events in 2023, in order to apply to a 12- to 15-year-old event, a player must be no older than 14 on January 1 of the event year. The minimum age requirement remains unchanged at 12 years old as of the event start date. This is applicable for the following types of events: AJGA Junior-All Star Series, AJGA Preview Series (Ages 12-15), AJGA Invitationals (Ages 12-15), and associated AJGA Qualifiers.
A player who turns 15 on January 2 or later of the event year meets the age-eligibility for 12-15 year old events for the duration of that year.
Toggle ItemI don’t see an event on this year’s schedule, but it was on the previous year’s schedule, why is that?Tournaments can be scheduled for a single season, a few or many seasons. Some tournaments have been on the AJGA schedule for more than 20 years while others may only take place one time. The AJGA also wants to be sure a new host venue is acceptable and the tournament structure is in place to warrant conducting the same tournament again.
If you, or someone you know, would be willing to bring an event to your community or sponsor an AJGA event, please email email@example.com or call the AJGA at 770-868-4200.
Toggle ItemShould I only apply to events that are near me?It is up to the player if they would like to stay regionalized or travel. If you live in an area where AJGA membership is high, the demand for spots in Qualifiers and tournaments will be greater. That is when a member might consider traveling to an AJGA event. If you travel to an AJGA event, consider opportunities to visit colleges during your trip.
Toggle ItemIs there any harm in applying to multiple events?Applying to multiple tournaments taking place during overlapping dates can be an effective way to improve your chances of gaining entry into a tournament during that time. Some tournaments require fewer earned Performance Stars than others. There is a $10 processing fee assessed for any additional tournament application for a given week or weekend, beyond the first 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.
To select or change your priority order, go to the Player Center under the My Tournaments tab, and then scroll to the bottom of the screen. Priority selection is available online until the tournament application/withdrawal deadline. If a priority is not selected by the application/withdrawal 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. If you are accepted into a lower priority tournament applied to during a particular week, you CANNOT remain as an alternate for other(s).
You cannot apply to multiple qualifiers scheduled during the same week.
Toggle ItemHow do I sign up for the official tournament Practice Round?Players will sign up for practice rounds through Golf Genius. Approximately one week prior to the official Practice Round the Tournament Director will email a link to access the Golf Genius Practice Round Sign-up portal. This link will also be available in the Tournament Information. Players will need to select their name and provide their AJGA Member ID to gain access to sign up for a practice round tee time. If their name is not on the list please email the Tournament Director for the event.
To make additional practice rounds, check the tournament information section on the corresponding tournament website to see if additional practice rounds are an option.
Toggle ItemI can’t play in the official tournament Practice Round, what should I do?It is NOT mandatory to play in the tournament Practice Round.
However, we request that you let the tournament director know you are unable to attend.
Toggle ItemHow many AJGA events can I play in?AJGA members can play in a maximum combined total of five AJGA tournaments (Open and Junior All-Star) per season. Members can play in a maximum of four Junior All-Star Series tournaments per season. Members can play in one AJGA Preview Series tournament per season, if eligible. Invitationals, AJGA Qualifiers, AJGA Preview Series tournaments, and Senior Showcase events do not count toward the five-event maximum.
Toggle ItemIs there a limit to the number of AJGA Preview Series events that I can play in?Players will only be allowed to play in one AJGA Preview Series event per season. You may apply to multiple AJGA Preview Series events, but if you gain entry into one, your application will be removed from the other AJGA Preview events. This will also include any alternate lists you are on. It is possible, but unlikely, that someone will be able to play in more than one AJGA Preview Series event during their AJGA career.
Toggle ItemI am a renewed AJGA member. I haven't played in an AJGA Preview Series tournament, but they aren't populating in my Player Center?If you have played or been accepted to two or more tournaments in the current or previous season you are not eligible to apply directly for an AJGA Preview Series tournament.
However, you are still eligible to apply for their corresponding Qualifiers as a potential way to play your way into the tournament.
Toggle ItemDo I have to play in AJGA Preview Series event as my first AJGA tournament?You do not have to play in an AJGA Preview Series event as your first AJGA tournament. However, the AJGA Preview Series has entry criteria which favors members who have not played an AJGA tournament this season or last, and graduation year. This series, conducted primarily during the spring, offers new and returning members an opportunity to start earning Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and Junior All-Star Series events.
Toggle ItemDoes the AJGA give preference based on graduation years?High school juniors are given some priority regarding AJGA Open Tournaments and Qualifiers.
In Open Qualifiers, approximately 50% of the initial playing field is reserved for high school juniors. Open Qualifier Entry Criteria
In AJGA Open Tournaments, we give priority to Juniors when a tie must be broken for the final tournament spots (unless in a fully exempt tiebreaker). Breaking Ties
In the tiebreaker process for AJGA Preview Series tournaments, priority is given by graduation year (oldest to youngest). If a tie still exists, random draw will be used.
Toggle ItemWhy does the AJGA allow players who have already signed National Letters of Intent to play in their events?Players who have signed a National Letter of Intent and continue to meet AJGA Competitive Eligibility Requirements are allowed to compete in AJGA events. We do not penalize a member who has already signed with a university by not allowing them access to our tournaments. Continuing to play competitive golf until they actually start college will help them keep their skills sharp, provide a way to earn awards and honors, and provide excellent competition for our other members. College coaches have asked the AJGA not to ban college signees from tournaments.
Toggle ItemWhere's my trophy?If you have any questions regarding trophies please contact the tournament director of the event. Their contact information is located on the event website.
Toggle ItemWhere can I find travel information for events?All travel information for tournaments can be found on the tournament website (accessible by clicking the tournament name from the schedule). Once you are on the tournament website, scroll down to the ’Info and News’ section, then look under ‘Quick Links’ and click on the ‘Tournament Information’ tab.
Toggle ItemHow do I withdraw from an AJGA event?NOTE: online withdrawals are available until 11:59:59 p.m. ET the day before the tournament's official practice round and until 11:59:59 p.m. ET the day before an AJGA Qualifier. To withdraw after that point, you must contact the AJGA on-site Tournament Director in person. Also, please review the refund policy before withdrawing from an event.
Withdrawals CANNOT be submitted via email or phone.
To withdraw from an AJGA tournament or qualifier prior to the start of an event, please follow the steps below:
1. Login to the Player Center
2. Click red circle icon (3-dash icon for mobile) in the upper right-hand corner
3. Select "My Tournaments" from the drop-down menu
4. Scroll down and click on the "Applied", "Payment Due", "Confirmed-Paid", or "Alternate" sections to locate your event
5. After locating your event, click the "Withdraw" button next to the event
6. Read through the withdrawal information on the page
7. Fill out required information: "Withdrawal submitted by..." and "Reason for Withdrawal" fields
8. Click “Withdraw from Event” button
A "Successful Withdrawal" confirmation page will appear if the withdrawal was completed successfully. A confirmation will also be sent to your email address on file.
Toggle ItemWhat should I expect at my first AJGA tournaments?The AJGA strives to put on the best events in junior golf. You should expect professional and courteous AJGA staff, quality venues, and a safe environment. To ensure the best AJGA events possible we require that our players live up to the AJGA Code of Conduct, abide by the Pace of Play Policy, and play by the USGA Rules of Golf. Expect to play against the top competition from across the country, have fun, and enjoy a great overall experience.
For more information, visit What to expect at an AJGA event and Playing in an AJGA Event
Toggle ItemWhat are parents allowed to do/not do on course during an AJGA event?Visit Parent Code of Conduct .
Toggle ItemAre caddies allowed in AJGA competition?Caddies are not permitted in AJGA competition unless the specific event information states otherwise. Players must carry their bag or use a non-motorized push cart if allowed by the host facility.
Toggle ItemIs there a limit to the number of qualifiers that I can play in?You can play in as many qualifiers as you can gain entry into. However, you cannot apply to more than one qualifier within the same week.
Toggle ItemIf I qualify into a tournament via an AJGA Qualifier, do I have to play in that tournament?If you qualify into a tournament via an AJGA Qualifier, you do NOT have to play in the tournament. AJGA Qualifiers are a great way to earn more Performance Stars and this PBE Status is retained whether or not you play in the corresponding tournament.
In the scoring tent, players will be asked to indicate if they plan to PLAY or NOT PLAY in the tournament if they shoot a qualifying score.
Toggle ItemIf I qualify into a tournament and cannot play that tournament, would I be able to get directly into another tournament?No, the AJGA Qualifier you play in is ONLY good to play in the corresponding tournament, not any other tournament on the schedule. You still receive any earned Performance Stars you would have gained from your finish in that AJGA Qualifier should you choose not to play in the corresponding tournament.
Toggle ItemDo I have to play in a Qualifier in order to do the tournament?Possibly. Some players who apply to the tournament will gain entry based on the entry criteria for that tournament series. For players who don't make the initial tournament field (or for those who don't apply to the tournament at all), AJGA Qualifiers are a great way to play their way into the corresponding tournament. Just remember that AJGA Qualifiers and Tournaments have separate applications, so even if you apply for the tournament, you must also apply to the Qualifier at the appropriate time.
Toggle ItemIf I apply to the qualifier, what is the likelihood that I will qualify for the tournament or even earn PBE?Approximately 10% of the AJGA Qualifier field will qualify into the corresponding tournament. The exact number of spots will be posted on-site at the AJGA Qualifier. Players who qualify and accept a spot in the tournament do NOT forfeit Performance Based Entry status to accept the corresponding tournament spot. If you finish in the top 50% of the AJGA Qualifier field (in either division), you will receive at least one AJGA Performance Star.
Toggle ItemIf I qualify into a tournament via an AJGA Qualifier, does that tournament still count as one of my 5 total?Yes, it does count as one of your maximum five (Open and Junior All-Star Series combined) or maximum four (Junior All-Star Series) tournaments for the season.
Toggle ItemI want to apply for a Qualifier, but the application won't appear in my Player Center?Qualifier applications appear after the initial tournament field is posted. The typical Qualifier application window is Friday at 3 pm ET through Monday 3 pm ET.
To find the exact dates of when the application window will occur, check the 'Dates to Remember' section on each tournament page.
Toggle ItemIf I don't get into the initial field of a tournament, I'll automatically be put in the Qualifier, correct?No. AJGA Qualifiers have separate applications and have an application window that opens after the corresponding tournament is fielded. The typical Qualifier application window is Friday 3 pm ET through Monday 3 pm ET.
To find exact dates of when the application window will occur, check 'Dates to Remember' section on each tournament page.
Please note, players who apply to AJGA tournaments but do not gain entry are NOT automatically moved to the AJGA Qualifier for that event. They must go to the Player Center and apply to the Qualifier.
Toggle ItemAre there Qualifiers for AJGA Preview Series Tournaments?Yes! As a way to increase playing opportunities across the country in 2022, the AJGA will add corresponding AJGA Qualifier to many of the AJGA Preview Series Tournaments. There will be over 800 new playing opportunities in 2022 through Preview Qualifiers.
AJGA Preview Qualifiers are open to all AJGA members, including those who have 2 or more AJGA tournament opportunities in the current or previous season.
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Toggle ItemHow can a non-member apply to an AJGA Qualifier?Players with an AJGA non-member ID who have submitted an acceptable proof of age can log into their Player Center and apply to Qualifiers after 3 PM ET on the Friday following the date the initial Qualifier field is posted on ajga.org provided that the Qualifier is not full or does not have a sufficient alternate list.
The specific dates that each non-member Qualifier application will open can be found in the ‘Dates to Remember’ section on each corresponding tournament website. Please note, if a Qualifier field is full or has a sufficient alternate list, the application will not be available for non-members.