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AJGA Qualifier for the AJGA Junior at Big Sky

Qualifier Information

QUALIFIER INFORMATION
Date August 30, 2019
Golf Course Big Sky Golf Course
Address 2100 Black Otter Rd
City, State Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730
Starting Times 8:30 a.m. shotgun (Players will be called to their carts approximately 30 minutes prior to the starting time for announcements). Participants will receive hole assignments upon their arrival on Friday, August 30.
Registration Information AJGA Qualifier Registration will be located on the front patio of Big Sky Golf Course from 7 – 8 a.m. Players must register by 8 a.m. to ensure that the shotgun begins precisely at 8:30 a.m.
Driving Range opening time 7:30 a.m. Range balls are complimentary, courtesy of Big Sky Golf Course.
Qualifying Policy Players must declare their intention in the scoring area to either accept a spot in the tournament field should they qualify or not. Once a player has signed his/her scorecard, the decision is final. Players who earn Performance Based Entry status will have the current season and the following season to use the Performance Stars. Players who qualify or accept a spot in the tournament do NOT forfeit Performance Based Entry status earned in the AJGA Qualifier.
Qualifying Spots The exact number of qualifying spots will be posted at the qualifier registration area. Any ties for the final qualifying spots will be determined by a sudden-death playoff upon the conclusion of play.
Inclement Weather In the event of inclement weather that warrants a cancellation of the AJGA Qualifier, the remaining tournament spots will be decided by Performance Based Entry.
Alternate Status In case of tournament withdrawals, participants who fail to qualify with the next best score will be placed on an alternate list. Alternate status will be determined by the following formula:
1. The order of finish in a playoff.
2. Total score on Nos. 1-6 handicap holes on the course scorecard.
3. Total score on Nos. 7-12 handicap holes on the course scorecard.
4. Lowest individual hole score starting at No. 1 handicap hole until the tie is broken.
5. By lot.
Dress Code All Big Sky Golf Course guests must adhere to the club’s dress code (appropriate golf attire is required; jeans, t-shirts and cut-offs are not allowed). Guests may be asked to leave if they are not in accordance with these standards.
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.
Clubhouse Guidelines All Big Sky Golf Course guests are encouraged to use the restroom/locker room area and utilize the Bar/Grill Room.

Tournament Information Tournament Information will be given to all qualifiers by Tournament Director Tanner Hall following the awards ceremony. For those players who qualify, the $295 Tournament entry fee will need to be paid upon completion of the qualifier on Friday, August 30 at 1 p.m. at Big Sky Golf Course. Qualifiers who are not AJGA members must complete the AJGA membership application online and pay the membership fee prior to the tournament.
Tournament Headquarters The AJGA Tournament Headquarters is located in the Bag Room of the Clubhouse. Please feel free to stop by or call Tournament Director Tanner Hall at (859) 420-1509 with any questions.

PRACTICE ROUND INFORMATION

Dates available for play Any day
Tee Times Available for play Any
Participants may make tee times by calling Big Sky Golf Course at (406) 995-5780. Please identify yourself as an AJGA participant.
Practice Facility Times M-F (7:30 am – 7:30 pm) / Saturday and Sunday (7:30 am – 7:30 pm). Please call the golf shop to confirm facility times as these are subject to change over the course of the year.
Greens Fee Rates Junior: $50/person includes cart fee. Adults/Parents: $100/person includes cart fee.

HOTEL/HOUSING INFORMATION
Host Hotel Big Sky Resort (50 Big Sky Resort Rd, Big Sky, MT 59716) will serve as the host hotel and has given the AJGA a special rate starting at $159 per night per room in the Huntley Rooms. Normal rates for this time are $239 per night. Reservations can be made by calling (800) 548-4486 and be sure to identify yourself as an AJGA participant.
Cut Off Date: You must call by August 5 to receive the special AJGA rate.

TRANSPORTATIONAirport Players should make reservations into Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN), which is approximately 1 hour from the hotel and the golf course.
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OTHER INFORMATION Rangefinders The AJGA has adopted the note to Rule 14-3 allowing the usage of distance-measuring devices in all AJGA competitions. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or MEASURE OTHER CONDITIONS that might affect his/her play (e.g., gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3.
Grooves 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 2016 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.
Spectator Golf Carts 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 Caddies are not permitted in AJGA tournament play.
Push Carts 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.
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 https://www.ajga.org/tourninfo/conduct.asp 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 prior to the Qualifier. Click here https://www.ajga.org/tourninfo/pace.asp to review the AJGA Pace of Play Policy.