AJGA Preview at Hiawatha Landing
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AJGA Preview at Hiawatha Landing

2019 AJGA Preview at Hiawatha Landing Tournament Information

HOUSING:

AJGA Host Hotel: Courtyard By Marriott
Hotel Address: 3801 Vestal Parkway East
AJGA Special Rate: $169
Rate Includes: WIFI / Access to Fitness Center / Pool

Reservation Method: (607) 644 - 1000 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking Link: Click Here
Cutoff Date: April 8, 2019
Check in Time: 3 p.m.
Check out Time: 12 p.m.

Private Housing: Please contact Tournament Director Shannon Dudzinski at (904) 228-6324 or shughes@ajga.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will bear the expense of the check up-front, and thus, the fee is non-refundable as the process cannot be reversed or withdrawn.

TRANSPORTATION:

Airport: Syracuse Hancock International Airport
Distance to Host Hotel: 84.1 miles (1 hour 18 minutes)
Distance to Golf Course: 94.7 miles (1 hour 28 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:

PRACTICE ROUND:

Date: Friday, April 26
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Golf Course: The Links at Hiawatha Landing
Signup: AJGA Player Center
Cutoff: Thursday, April 25

An AJGA Staff member will be located on the first tee with hole locations and sand bottle All players are required to carry their own bag or use a push cart.

Additional Practice Rounds Information

Players may arrange additional practice rounds by contacting The Links at Hiawatha Landing at (607) 687- 6952 on an individual basis. Additional practice rounds will be $25 walk for juniors or $40 for parents (with cart) and will be subject to The Links at Hiawatha Landing availability.

DRIVING RANGE AVAILABILITY:

Dates: April 26 - 28
Times: April 26: 11:30 a.m. until 30 minutes before dark / April 27 – 28: 6:30 a.m. until 30 minutes before dark
Balls: Complimentary balls before and after play
Note: After play please stay in designated area

MEETINGS:

Function: Player Registration / Meeting
Date: Friday, April 26
Time: 5:30 p.m. / 6 p.m.
Location: The Links at Hiawatha Landing
Room: Outside Tent

Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Shannon Dudzinski prior to April 26 at (904) 228 – 6324 or sdudzinski@ajga.org. 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.

Function: Parents Meeting
Date: Friday, April 26
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: The Links at Hiawatha Landing
Room: Outside Tent

TOURNAMENT TEE TIMES/PAIRINGS:

Official First-Round Pairings Available: April 24, 2019
Tee Times: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 First Round; 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 Final Round
Final-Round Pairings Available: April 27
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: ajga.org
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.

TOURNAMENT COOKOUT:

Date: April 27
Time: TBD
Location: The Links at Hiawatha Landing
Social Activity: TBD
Cost: Players Complimentary

CONTACT INFORMATION:

HQ Location: Main Clubhouse
TD Name: Shannon Dudzinski
Phone Number: (904) 228-6324
Email: sdudzinski@ajga.org

TAYLORMADE-ADIDAS GOLF LIVE SCORING:

Visit ajga.org on your computer or mobile device for TaylorMade-adidas Golf Live Scoring.

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.

OTHER INFORMATION:

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

  • 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.
  • Caddies are not permitted in AJGA tournament play.
  • 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:

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:

  1. If you have already been accepted for another event, you may be notified of your disqualification from that event.
  2. If you have not been accepted in another event at this time, your next application may not be considered.
  3. If this offense is repeated, you may not be allowed to play in any more events for the remainder of the year.