AJGA Junior at Southwind presented by True Temper
The Courtyard Memphis East/Park Avenue (6015 Park Avenue, Memphis, TN 38125) will serve as the host hotel and has given AJGA participants a special rate of $99 per night, per suite plus 15.95% tax. Reservations can be made by calling (800) 321-2211 or (901) 761-0330 or by clicking on the links below. Be sure to reference American Junior Golf Association 2012 AJGA at Southwind when making reservations. You must call to book by July 25 to receive the special AJGA rate. The host course is approximately 15 minutes from the Courtyard.
- 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 Samantha Hirshberg at (404) 580-2012 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.
Players should make reservations into Memphis International Airport (MEM) which is approximately 25 minutes from the golf course and 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:
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- PRACTICE ROUND
The tournament practice round will be a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start Monday, August 6, at TPC Southwind. No prior arrangements are necessary. Players may sign up for starting hole assignments with an AJGA staff member at player registration at 11 a.m. Monday, August 6. All players will be asked to carry their own bag or utilize a push cart during the practice round. Players may arrange additional practice rounds by contacting TPC Southwind at (901) 748-0330 on an individual basis. Additional practice rounds are based on course availability. Please be sure to identify yourself as an AJGA participant in order to get the junior rate of $111 plus tax which includes a cart. Tee times will only be available during the week based on availability or on the weekends after 2 p.m. For tee times prior to 2 p.m. players are not allowed to walk and must rent a cart from the golf shop.
- REGISTRATION/PLAYERS MEETING
Players Registration will be held Monday, August 6 at 11 a.m. at TPC Southwind. Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Samantha Hirshberg prior to August 6 at (404) 580-2012. The Players Meeting will immediately follow at 11:30 a.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 Courtyard Marriott, 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 Tournament Registration at 11 a.m. Monday, August 6 at the TPC Southwind to answer any questions and discuss the AJGA’s policies and related issues.
- TOURNAMENT TEE TIMES
Tee times are as follows: Tuesday, August 7 – Thursday, August 9, from 7:15 – 9:15 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at TPC Southwind. 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. The AJGA will play until dark if necessary to complete the tournament. Keep in mind that Memphis International Airport (MEM) is 25 minutes from TPC Southwind.
- SCORING ON THE 9s (FJ LIVE SCORING)
Follow the tournament live online or on your mobile device at ajga.org by clicking on FJ Live Scoring and AJGA Junior at Southwind presented by True Temper.
- AJGA CARES FOR THE COURSE
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 2:30 p.m. for players to care for the practice facilities. Participants should meet at the driving range at this time.
- TOURNAMENT COOKOUT
Tournament cookout will be held Monday, August 6, from 6 – 8 p.m. All juniors and their families are guests of the AJGA. Please see the general information form during the tournament for more information regarding the cookout and pairings party.
- GOLFSMITH CLINIC:
After the first round, Golfsmith will be hosting a clinic at its Memphis location (7741 Winchester Road, Memphis, TN 38125). Golfsmith will be providing $10 gift cards for each player, a 15% off discount the night of the clinic, free food and drinks and will be having games available. The clinic will be held from 3 – 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7.
- 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:
- TOURNAMENT WEBSITE
For other information regarding the AJGA Junior at Southwind, please visit the Tournament Web page at: http://www.ajga.org/MicroSites/index3.asp?TN=201277