AJGA NATIONAL QUALIFIER - SARASOTA
The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club
Sarasota, Florida
July 17 - 18, 2011

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GENERAL INFORMATION: Sunday, July 17 – Monday, July 18, 2011
AJGA National Qualifier - Sarasota
The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club
15150 70th Terrace East
Bradenton, Florida
Tee Times: 2 p.m. shotgun on Sunday, July 17 and an 8 a.m. shotgun on Monday, July 18

Field Size: 72

Application is open to all AJGA Members and Non-members

Cost: AJGA Member - $160; Non-member - $185

The field will be filled using the 2011 TaylorMade-adidas Golf Qualifier Series Entry Criteria. Priority will go first to players not in an AJGA tournament that week. Tournament participants will be ranked according to the number of playing opportunities (tournament & qualifier) they have been accepted to with the AJGA this season. Those with the lowest opportunities will have a higher priority if spots remain in the National Qualifier. Ties at any step will be broken by Random Draw.

APPLICATION WINDOW: The application window will be open for AJGA members from Friday, June 17 at 3 p.m. ET – Monday, June 20 at Noon ET. The application window for non-members will be open beginning Friday, June 24 at 3 p.m. ET. The Qualifier field and alternate list will be posted Tuesday, June 21 at 5 pm ET.

AJGA members can login to the Player Center to apply. Once in the Player Center, click “Apply to Qualifiers.”
Space permitting, non-members may apply one week following the National Qualifier release to AJGA members.
Please Note: The AJGA National Qualifier is a stand-alone event with the sole purpose of providing an opportunity to earn additional Performance Based Entry Status. It is NOT a qualifier to move on to play in the Under Armour® / Steve Marino Junior All-Star Championship

PERFORMANCE BASED ENTRY STATUS: Boys
Top 10% – 1 Tournament Exemption
Top 20 – 2 Performance Stars
Top 50% - 1 Performance Star

Girls
Top 10% - 1 Tournament Exemption
Top 50% - 1 Performance Star

QUALIFIER INFORMATION:
Sunday, July 17 – Monday, July 18, 2011
The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club
15150 70th Terrace East
Bradenton, Florida
Starting Times - 2 p.m. shotgun on Sunday, July 17 and an 8 a.m. shotgun on Monday, July 18. (Players will be called to their carts approximately 30 minutes prior to the starting time for announcements)
Driving Range opening time -11:30 a.m.
Registration times - Sunday, July 17 from 12:30 -1:30 p.m.

Dress Code - At The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club, guests must adhere to the club’s dress code (appropriate golf attire required, no jeans, t-shirts or cut-offs allowed). Guests may be asked to leave if they are not in accordance with these standards.

PRACTICE ROUND INFORMATION: Dates available for play - Any day leading up to July 17
Tee Times Available for play - Call for tee time arrangements
Participants may register for a practice round anytime from now through July 16 by calling The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club at (941) 309-2000. Calling well in advance to secure tee times is suggested. Please identify yourself as an AJGA participant.
Greens Fee Rates - May 1 – 31 - $95/person which includes a cart fee; June 1 – 16 - $50/junior, $95/guest which includes a cart fee.

HOTEL/HOUSING INFORMATION: Host Hotel - The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota (1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Sarasota, Florida 34236) will serve as the host hotel. Discover The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota – and experience place where the casual Gulf Coast lifestyle meets the sophisticated, cosmopolitan excitement of the city. Featuring exceptional dining, a luxurious spa, championship golf, lavish accommodations and sweeping ocean views, The Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, Florida, provides guests with a relaxing escape from the everyday. The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota has given the AJGA a special rate of $145 plus 11% tax per night per room. In addition, there is a $15 fee per day for overnight parking, which has been reduced from $20 for tournament participants. Average rates for this time are between $199 - $259, plus tax per night. Reservations can be made by calling (800) 241-3333 or (941) 309-2000. When calling be sure to identify yourself as an AJGA participant.

Cut Off Date - You must call by July 1 to receive the special AJGA rate.

TRANSPORTATION: Airport - Players should make reservations into Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), which is approximately 10 minutes from the hotel and 25 minutes from the golf course. As an additional option, Tampa International Airport (TPA) is approximately one hour and 15 minutes from both the hotel and golf course.

Rental Car - National Car Rental, the Official Car Rental of the PGA TOUR and the American Junior Golf Association, provides AJGA members and their families with discounted fixed rates on all car categories. Enroll free in the Emerald Club to earn free days or make a reservation directly from the AJGA Website. For more information or to book a reservation, visit http://www.ajga.org/tourninfo/emeraldclub.asp

Shuttles - The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota provides a shuttle from either airport that can be arranged by calling the concierge desk at (941) 309-2160 to inquire about transportation services and fees.

NATIONAL QUALIFIER DIRECTIONS: Host Hotel
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Phone: (941) 309-2000
Fax: (941) 309-2100

Host Facility
The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club
15150 70th Terrace East
Bradenton, FL 34202
Fax: (941) 309-2772
Phone: (941) 309-2900

From Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) to The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
• Depart Sarasota Airport by turning right onto University Parkway. Immediately get into the left hand lane.
• Turn left at the first light, US 41 South (Tamiami Trail).
• Continue on US 41 South (Tamiami Trail) for approximately four miles.
• The entrance to The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota will be on your right hand side, just after the intersection of Fruitville Road and US 41 (Tamiami Trail).
* Estimated Driving Time: 10 minutes

From Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) to The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club
• Depart Sarasota Airport and turn left onto University Parkway.
• Continue on University Parkway for 8.6 miles.
• Turn left on Lorraine Road and head north 1.9 miles to 70th Terrace East.
• Turn right onto 70th Terrace East, The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club.
• If you go past the entrance, you will reach the 2nd traffic light on Lorraine Road.
• Please make a U-turn and take the first left into The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club.
* Estimated Driving Time: 25 minutes

From The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota to The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club
• Begin by heading north on U.S. 41 (a.k.a. Tamiami Trail) for approximately .02 miles to Fruitville Road.
• Turn right on Fruitville Road and continue east to I-75.
• Merge right onto I-75 North (towards Tampa) to University Parkway (exit 213).
• Take University Parkway east to Lorraine Road (5th traffic light).
• Turn left on Lorraine Road and head north 1.9 miles to 70th Terrace East.
• Turn right onto 70th Terrace East, The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club.
• If you go past the entrance, you will reach the 2nd traffic light on Lorraine Road.
• Please make a U-turn and take the first left into The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club.
* Estimated Driving Time: 30 minutes

From Tampa International Airport (TPA) to The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
• Depart Tampa Airport, follow signs to I-275 South (St. Petersburg).
• Continue over the Howard Frankland Bridge, through St. Petersburg to the Skyway Bridge ($1 toll).
• Continue over the Skyway Bridge and I-275 will merge with I-75.
• Take I-75 South towards Naples.
• From I-75, take Exit 210, Fruitville Road West (right turn onto Fruitville).
• Follow Fruitville Road approximately eight miles to US 41 (Tamiami Trail).
• Turn left on US 41 (Tamiami Trail) and immediately get into the right hand lane.
• After 500 feet, turn right into the paved brick entrance of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.
* Estimated Driving Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

From Tampa International Airport (TPA) to The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club
• Depart Tampa Airport, follow signs to I-275 South (St. Petersburg).
• Continue over the Howard Frankland Bridge, through St. Petersburg to the Skyway Bridge ($1 toll).
• Continue over the Skyway Bridge and I-275 will merge with I-75.
• Take I-75 South towards Naples.
• From I-75, exit 217, State Route 70.
• Turn left onto State Route 70.
• Follow State Route 70 for approximately four miles to Lorraine Road.
• Turn right onto Lorraine Road, follow for one mile.
• Turn left onto 70th Terrace East, The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club.
• If you go past the entrance, you will reach the 2nd traffic light (Masters Avenue).
• Please make a U-turn and take the first left into The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club.
* Estimated Driving Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

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  • One dozen TaylorMade balls
  • Sleeve of Titleist balls
  • TaylorMade Hat
  • McArthur tournament towel
  • One to two competitive rounds of golf
  • Clif bars
  • Bottled water
  • Medical attendant

 
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