AJGA Host Hotel: Saddlebrook Resort
Hotel Address: 5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
AJGA Special Rate: Deluxe Guest Room - $130 per night; One Bedroom Suites - $150 per night; Two Bedroom Suites - $205 per night; Three Bedroom Suites - $305 per night
Rate Includes: There is an additional $10 Access/Amenity fee which includes daily newspaper, in-room tea and coffee, access to the Fitness Center, and internet access. Average rates for this time range from $166 - $423 per night.
Reservation Method: (813) 907-4401 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Junior at Saddlebrook Participant
Private Housing: Please contact Tournament Director Samantha Joe at (404) 788-1121 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
In order to fully process your request for private housing, you will be sent information via email to complete. The AJGA will be facilitating background checks of all possible housing options as a way to ensure a safe and welcoming atmosphere during the event. These checks come with a $50 non-refundable, administrative fee. Upon your request for private housing, the AJGA will bear the expense of the check up-front, and thus, the fee is non-refundable as the process cannot be reversed or withdrawn.
Airport: Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Airport Transportation: Saddlebrook Resort provides a shuttle and reservations may be made by calling (813) 907-4455
Cost: $40 per person, each way
Distance to Host Hotel: approximately 50 minutes
Distance to Golf Course: approximately 50 minutes
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:
Date: Friday, May 24
Time: 2 p.m. shotgun
Golf Course: Saddlebrook Resort – Palmer Course
Signup: AJGA Player Center
Cutoff: Thursday, May 23
An AJGA Staff member will be located on the practice facilities with hole locations and sand bottles. All players are required to carry their own bag or use a push cart. Please note that the AJGA Qualifier for the AJGA Junior at Saddlebrook on Friday, May 24, at 8 a.m. will take precedence over the practice round. AJGA staff will have updates on-site regarding any delay to the practice round start time.
Additional Practice Rounds Information
Players may arrange additional practice rounds by contacting Saddlebrook Resort at(813) 973-1111 on an individual basis. Additional practice rounds cost $35 per junior and $50 per adult. During the Practice Round spectator carts are subject to availability at $25 each.
DRIVING RANGE AVAILABILITY:
Dates: May 24 – 27
Times: 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Balls: Complimentary before play/$5 per bag following play
Note: The driving range is on property but located away from the clubhouse, No. 1, and No. 10. We will have shuttles between the range and Nos. 1 and 10, but keep this in mind while planning for your tee time.While there will be shuttles, it will be the player’s responsibility to make sure they are at their tee time on time.
Function: Player Registration
Date: Friday, May 24
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Saddlebrook Resort
Room: White Event Tent
Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Samantha Joe at (404) 788-1121. 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 host hotel, are staying in private housing for the week, or have a long commute do not constitute acceptable circumstances.
TOURNAMENT TEE TIMES/PAIRINGS:
Official First-Round Pairings Available: May 23, 2019
Tee Times: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. off No. 1 (First Round); 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. off No. 1 (Second Round); 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (Final Round)
Final-Round Pairings Available: May 26, 2019
Time: 5 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. The AJGA will play until dark if necessary to complete the tournament. Should the player need to withdraw for travel related reasons please understand the withdrawal will be classified as questionable.
HQ Location: Suite next to the golf shop– Suite 343
TD Name: Samantha Joe
Phone Number: (404) 788-1121
TAYLORMADE-ADIDAS GOLF LIVE SCORING:
Visit ajga.org on your computer or mobile device for TaylorMade-adidas Golf Live Scoring.
IMPORTANT COURSE NOTES:
The driving range is on property but located away from the clubhouse, No. 1, and No. 10. We will have shuttles between the range and Nos. 1 and 10, but keep this in mind while planning for your tee time. While there will be shuttles, it will be the player’s responsibility to make sure they are at their tee time on time. I will send out a more detailed shuttle schedule as the event gets closer.
AJGA CARES FOR THE COURSE:
At all 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. The driving range will be set up with sand for players to use following their practice session before and after the round.
JUNIOR PLUS MEMBER SWING VIDEOS:
All Junior Plus Members will have the opportunity to have their swings taped on the driving range for the College Coaches website at any time during the event. Players must see the Tournament Director to schedule a time to film their swing video. If you are unsure of your membership status, a list is available in tournament headquarters.
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. Proper attire is required at all times and failure to comply may result in disqualification. Click here to view the AJGA’s Code of Conduct.
PACE OF PLAY:
All AJGA participants are expected to abide by the AJGA Pace of Play policy. Pace of play will be reviewed with all players during the Players Meeting, the Practice Round and on the starting tees before each round. Click here to review the AJGA Pace of Play Policy.
The condition of competition requiring a player’s clubs conform to the groove and punch mark specifications as detailed in the Rules of Golf Effective January 2019 is IN effect for AJGA competitions. To determine if a club or set of clubs conforms to the new specifications, players should first search the Informational Club Database (Grooves) which is available at http://www.usga.org/InfoClubsDB/index.asp
NO SHOW POLICY:
If you find that you cannot compete in this event, you must withdraw from the event online through the Player Center. If the online withdrawal option is not available, you must speak directly with the tournament director. Complete withdrawal procedures prior to the start of an event are available at ajga.org. This allows the AJGA to replace you with an alternate. If you cannot compete and do not withdraw properly, you are considered a "no show," and the following action may be taken: