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Polo Golf Junior Classic at Liberty National

Tournament Information

HOUSING:

AJGA Host Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn New York / Staten Island
Hotel Address: 1100 South Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314
AJGA Special Rate: $179 - Double occupancy (Average rate at this time is $229)
Rate Includes: WIFI and airport shuttle (by reservation)

Reservation Method: (718) 477-1600 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant

Booking link: http://group.hiltongardeninn.com/AJGA2019

Cutoff Date: June 2, 2019 at 5 p.m. EST
Check in Time: 3 p.m
Check out Time: 12 p.m

Private Housing: Please contact Tournament Director Patrick Plank at (678) 425-1761 or pplank@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will bear the expense of the check up-front, and thus, the fee is non-refundable as the process cannot be reversed or withdrawn.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: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
Airport Transportation: Hilton Garden Inn New York / Staten Island (718) 477-1600
Cost: Complimentary to guests of the host hotel. Must make shuttle reservation in advance.
Distance to Host Hotel: 10 miles
Distance from Golf Course: 9.2 miles
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:

FORMAT:

The 2019 Polo Golf Junior Classic at Liberty National will be a match play competition. Players in each division will be organized into eight groups, with four players each. Players will compete within their group for the first three rounds and will be guaranteed three matches. Each player will play a match against all players in their group. The winner of each group will advance to an elimination bracket.

Seeding for group play will be determined based on the Rolex AJGA Rankings as of June 18. For further information on how each group will be comprised, please see the Seeding and Bracket document located under the Tournament Forms tab.”

At the conclusion of group play, ties within each group to determine who will advance to the quarterfinals will be broken in the following manner:

  • Two-way tie: winner of head-to-head match in group play
  • Three-way tie: sudden death playoff
  • Four-way tie: sudden death playoff

This tournament will NOT be included in the WAGR™ ranking.

Top-8 players who advance to elimination bracket:

  • 1st – win final match
  • 2nd – lose final match
  • 3rd – win consolation match
  • 4th – lose consolation match
  • T5th – lose first elimination match

Next 24 players who do not advance to elimination bracket:

  • For those who do not win their group, place finish (starting with 9th place) will be determined by the total number of points earned in their 3 group matches based on 1 point for a win, .5 points for a tie, and 0 points for a loss.
  • For example, a player with a group play record of 2 wins and 1 loss will have earned 2 points in group play and will have the same tournament place finish as a player with a group play record of 1 win and 2 ties.

TRAVEL/ACCOMMODATIONS STIPEND:

The Polo Golf Junior Classic at Liberty National will reimburse costs associated with travel (airfare/gas/mileage), rental car and lodging up to a maximum of $350. To receive reimbursement, fill out the travel stipend form by clicking on the Tournament Forms tab on the main header of the tournament microsite homepage. You may also bring receipts to the tournament or submit to the AJGA by Friday, August 2, 2019.

PRACTICE ROUND:

Date: June 24, 2019
Time:12:30 p.m. shotgun
Golf Course: Liberty National Golf Club
Signup: AJGA Player Center
Cutoff: Sunday, June 23

All players must register at Player Registration prior to the Practice Round shotgun. An AJGA Staff member will be located in the lobby of Liberty National Golf Club with hole locations and sand bottle

Additional Practice Rounds Information
Liberty National Golf Club's course and practice facilities are CLOSED to AJGA participants (who are not themselves members of the club) until the start of the tournament on June 24 and players are subject to a LOSS OF HOLE PENALTY for failure to comply with this policy. Do not call or approach Liberty National Golf Club, any club employee or member inquiring about extra practice rounds or accessing the golf course and practice facilities. Liberty National Golf Club is a private club and the membership and staff have been very generous in allowing the AJGA to host the 2019 Polo Golf Junior Classic at Liberty National during our official dates. Attempting to practice, play or see the golf course and practice facilities (or call inquiring about any of these) prior to Monday, June 24, may result in a LOSS OF HOLE PENALTY assessed to the first hole of the first round match of the Polo Golf Junior Classic at Liberty National.

DRIVING RANGE AVAILABILITY:

Dates: June 24 - 28

Times:
Monday, June 24: Opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 25: Opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 26: Opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m.
Thursday, June 27: Opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m
Friday, June 28: Opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes after the last tee time

Balls: Complimentary courtesy of TaylorMade
Note: After play please stay in designated area

BIG MAX PUSH CART BORROW PROGRAM

As the Official Push Cart of the AJGA, BIG MAX has provided all players the opportunity to borrow a push cart at one tournament per year. Players who borrow during an AJGA event will be eligible to win a free BIG MAX push cart in December. Two BIG MAX push carts can be used on a first-come, first-serve basis at every event. If you are interested, see the Tournament Director on-site to reserve one and sign an agreement form.

MEETINGS:

Function: Polo Golf Dinner of Champions
Date: Monday, June 24
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Liberty National Golf Club
Room: Main Dining Room

Function: Parents Cocktail Reception
Date: June 24
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Liberty National Golf Club
Room: Outdoor Terrace

Function: Tournament Cookout
Date: June 25
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Location: Liberty National Golf Club
Room: Main Dining Room

Function: Tournament Activity
Date: Wednesday, June 26
Time: 5-7 p.m
Location: Liberty National Golf Club
Room: TBD

TOURNAMENT TEE TIMES/PAIRINGS:

Official First-Round Pairings Available: June 24, 2019
Tee Times:
June 25
7:30 – 9:01 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (Pool Play Round 1)
1 – 2:31 p.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (Pool Play Round 2)

June 26
7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. off No. 1 (Pool Play Round 3)

June 27
7:30 – 8:40 a.m. off No. 1 (Quarterfinal Matches)
12:30 – 1 p.m. off No. 1 (Semifinal Matches)

June 28
7:30 - 8 a.m. (Consolation and Championship Matches)

Elimination-Round Pairings Available: June 26, 2019
Time: 5 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.

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. Should the player need to withdraw for travel related reasons please understand the withdrawal will be classified as questionable.

TOURNAMENT COOKOUT:

Date: June 25
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Location: Liberty National Golf Club
Social Activity: TBD
Cost: Complimentary to players and guests

CONTACT INFORMATION:

HQ Location: Conference Room
TD Name: Patrick Plank
Phone Number: (920) 410 - 9909
Email: pplank@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.