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Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Championship

2019 Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Championship Tournament Information

HOUSING:

AJGA Host Hotel: Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club
Hotel Address: 36750 US Highway 19 North, Palm Harbor, Florida 34684
AJGA Special Rate: $159 per night for the Deluxe Guest Room, $179 per night for an Executive Suite, $198 per night for a One Bedroom Suite & $269 per night for a Two Bedroom Suite.
Rate Includes: Complimentary high speed internet, local and toll free phone calls, local newspaper, parking, on-site transportation & 24-hour security.

Reservation Method: (800) 492-6899 or (727) 942-2000 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking Link: Reservations must be made via telephone
Cutoff Date: Friday, March 29
Check in Time: 3 p.m.
Check out Time: 12 p.m.

Private Housing: Please contact Tournament Director Tyler Sumner at (606) 813-0890 or tsumner@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will bear the expense of the check up-front, and thus, the fee is non-refundable as the process cannot be reversed or withdrawn.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: Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Airport Transportation: SuperShuttle
Cost: Dependent on Rate offered by SuperShuttle
Distance to Host Hotel: 35 minutes
Distance to Golf Course: 35 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:

Onsite Transportation: On-site transportation can be provided by calling the front desk.

PRACTICE ROUND:

Date: Thursday, April 18
Time: 1:30 p.m. shotgun
Golf Course: Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club – Island Course
Signup: AJGA Player Center
Cutoff: Wednesday, April 17

An AJGA Staff member will be located at the practice putting green with hole locations and sand bottles

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 Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club at (727) 942-2000 on an individual basis. Additional practice rounds will be $65 for juniors and $85 for parents staying at the resort and $140 for parents not staying at the resort. Practice Rounds will be subject to the Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club – Island Course’s availability.

DRIVING RANGE AVAILABILITY:

Dates: April 19-21
Times: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Balls: Complimentary before play/$8 per bag following play
Note: After play please stay in designated area

MEETINGS:

Function: Mandatory Rules of Golf Meeting
Date: Thursday, April 18
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club – Island Course
Room: Clubhouse

Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Tyler Sumner prior to April 18 at (606) 813-0890. 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: Player’s Registration
Date: Thursday, April 18
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club – Island Course
Room: Scoreboard

TOURNAMENT TEE TIMES/PAIRINGS:

Official First-Round Pairings Available: April 17
Tee Times: 8 – 9:40 a.m. & 12:30 – 2:10 p.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (First Round); 8 – 9:40 a.m. & 12:30 – 2:10 p.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (Second Round); 8 – 10 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (Final Round)
Final-Round Pairings Available: April 20
Time: 9 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.

VOUCHERS:

Details: Players will receive a $20 voucher from Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club that can be used anywhere on property and must be used by April 21.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

HQ Location: Carnoustie 2337
TD Name: Tyler Sumner
Phone Number: (606) 813-0890
Email: tsumner@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.