AJGA Qualifier for the PING Heather Farr Classic
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AJGA Qualifier for the PING Heather Farr Classic

2019 AJGA Qualifier for the PING Heather Farr Classic Information

QUALIFIER INFORMATION

Date: April 17, 2019

Golf Course: Longbow Golf Club

Address: 5601 E Longbow Parkway

City, State: Mesa, AZ 85215

Starting Times: 8 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 Wednesday, April 17.

Registration Information: AJGA Qualifier Registration will be located on the back patio of Longbow Golf Club from 6:30 – 7:45 a.m. Players must register by 7:45 a.m. to ensure that the shotgun begins precisely at 8 a.m.

Driving Range Opening Time: The driving range will open at 6:30 a.m. Range balls are complimentary, courtesy of Longbow 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:

  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 Longbow Golf Club 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 Dining: All Longbow Golf Club guests are encouraged to order from the Longbow Grille.

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 2 p.m. at Longbow Golf Club. Qualifiers who are not AJGA members must complete the AJGA membership application online and pay the membership fee prior to the tournament.

Tournament Headquarters: AJGA Headquarters is located in the cart barn of Longbow Golf Club. Please stop by with any questions or you can reach Tournament Director Houston Denney at (615) 812-8096 or hdenney@ajga.org

PRACTICE ROUND INFORMATION

Dates Available for Play: Anytime

Tee Times Available for Play: Anytime. $6 for bag of 60 practice balls.

Players may arrange additional practice rounds by contacting Longbow Golf Club at (488) 807-5400 on an individual basis. Be sure to identify yourself as an AJGA participant to receive the discounted junior rate.

Practice Facility Times: Monday - Friday (7 a.m. – 6 p.m.) / Saturday and Sunday (7 a.m. – 6 p.m.). Please call the golf shop to confirm facility times as these are subject to change over the course of the year.

Greens Fee Rates: $50/junior, included cart fee (must have valid driver’s license). Non-juniors pay the daily fee.

HOTEL/HOUSING INFORMATION

Host Hotel: Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix Mesa (200 N Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201) will serve as the host hotel and has given the AJGA special rates of $149 per night per room, which includes breakfast and wireless Internet. The Phoenix Marriott Mesa is located in close proximity to several dining options and about 12 miles west of Longbow Golf Club. Average rates for this time are $169 per night. Reservations can be made by calling (800) 228-9290 or online. Be sure to identify yourself as an AJGA participant when calling for reservations. Be sure to identify yourself as an AJGA participant when calling for reservations.

Cut Off Date: You must call by Friday, March 29 to receive the special AJGA rate.

TRANSPORTATION

Airport: Players should make reservations into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) which is approximately 20 minutes from the Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix Mesa and 25 minutes from Longbow Golf Club. As an additional option, participants may make arrangements to fly into Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) which is 25 minutes from the golf course and 30 minutes from the host hotel.

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:

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 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.