Date: April 17, 2019
Golf Course: Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club – Island Course
Address: 36750 US Highway 19 North
City, State: Palm Harbor, Florida 34684
Starting Times: 1:30 p.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 Wednesday, April 17.
Registration Information: AJGA Qualifier Registration will be located by the scoreboard of Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club – Island Course from noon – 1 p.m. Players must register by 1 p.m. to ensure that the shotgun begins precisely at 1:30 p.m.
Driving Range Opening Time: Noon. Range balls are complimentary, courtesy of Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club.
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:
- The order of finish in a playoff.
- Total score on Nos. 1-6 handicap holes on the course scorecard.
- Total score on Nos. 7-12 handicap holes on the course scorecard.
- Lowest individual hole score starting at No. 1 handicap hole until the tie is broken.
- By lot.
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.
Tournament Information: Tournament Information will be given to all qualifiers by the Tournament Director following the awards ceremony. For those players who qualify, the $295 Tournament entry fee will need to be paid at Tournament Registration on Thursday, April 18 at 11:30 a.m. at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club – Island 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 Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Championship Tournament Headquarters is located in the Carnoustie Building. Please feel free to stop by or call Tournament Headquarters at (606) 813-0890 with any questions.
PRACTICE ROUND INFORMATION
Dates Available for Play: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Tee Times Available for Play: After noon
Participants may make tee times for Tuesday after noon. by calling Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club at (727) 942-2000. Please identify yourself as an AJGA participant.
Practice Facility Times: The practice facilities will only be available to players immediately before and after their practice rounds on Tuesday
Greens Fee Rates: Junior: $65/person. Adults/Parents: $85/person if staying at resort $140/person if staying elsewhere.
Host Hotel: Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club (36750 US HWY 19 N, Palm Harbor, Florida 34684) will serve as the host hotel and has given the AJGA a special rate of $159 per night for a Deluxe Guest Room, $179 per night for an Executive Suite, $198 per night for a One Bedroom Suite and $269 per night for a Two Bedroom Suite. Reservations can be made by calling (800) 492-6899, and be sure to identify yourself as an AJGA participant.
Cut Off Date: You must call by Friday, March 29 to receive the special AJGA rate.
Airport: Players should make reservations into Tampa International Airport (TPA), which is approximately 35 minutes from the hotel and the golf course.
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:
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 usga.org/InfoClubsDB.
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 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 to review the AJGA Pace of Play Policy.