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2019 PING Heather Farr Classic Tournament Information

HOUSING:

AJGA Host Hotel: Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix Mesa
Hotel Address: 2000 North Centennial Way, Mesa AZ 85201
AJGA Special Rate: $149 (Average rate of $169 at this time)
Rate Includes: Hot Breakfast, Complimentary High-Speed Internet, Complimentary Self-Parking

Reservation Method: (800) 228-9290 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link: Click here
Cutoff Date: March 29, 2019
Check in Time: 3 p.m.
Check out Time: 12 p.m.

Private Housing: Please contact Tournament Director Houston Denney at (615) 812-8096 or hdenney@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will bear the expense of the check up-front, and thus, the fee is non-refundable as the process cannot be reversed or withdrawn.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: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
Distance to Host Hotel: 25 minutes
Distance from Golf Course: 25 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: April 18, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m. shotgun
Golf Course: Longbow Golf Club
Signup: AJGA Player Center
Cutoff: Wednesday, April 12

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 Longbow Golf Club at (480) 807-5400 on an individual basis. Be sure to identify yourself as an AJGA member to receive the discounted junior rate.

DRIVING RANGE AVAILABILITY:

Dates: Thursday, April 18 – Sunday, April 21
Times: 6 a.m. – Dusk
Balls: Complimentary before and after play
Note: Please note the driving range will be closed immediately following the practice round on Thursday, March 29 for any junior not participating in the Junior-Am. The driving range will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday evening for maintenance.

MEETINGS:

Function: Player Registration
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Longbow Golf Club

Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Houston Denney prior to April 18 at (615) 812-8096 or hdenney@ajga.org. Players Registration is MANDATORY. Players who fail to attend this function without prior approval from the tournament director may forfeit their tournament gifts. Approval to miss Players Registration 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: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: Longbow Golf Club

TOURNAMENT TEE TIMES/PAIRINGS:

Official First-Round Pairings Available: April 16, 2019
Tee Times: 7 – 8:40 a.m. (first wave)/ 11:30 a.m. – 1:10 p.m. (second wave) off Nos. 1&10); 7 – 8:40 a.m. (first wave)/ 11:30 a.m. – 1:10 p.m. (second wave) off Nos. 1&10) -- Following the second round the tournament field will be cut to a minimum of 50% ofboth the Boys and Girls fields. Exact numbers will be posted at the tournament. 7 – 9 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (Final Round)
Final-Round Pairings Available: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 8 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.

TOURNAMENT COOKOUT:

Date: April 19, 2019
Time: 5 - 7 p.m.
Location: Longbow Golf Club
Social Activity: Ping Pong, Golfboards, Cornhole, etc.
Cost: All players and parents are guests of the AJGA

CONTACT INFORMATION:

HQ Location: Longbow Golf Club cart barn
TD Name: Houston Denney
Phone Number: (615) 812-8096
Email: hdenney@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.