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Rolex Tournament of Champions

Tournament Information

HOUSING

AJGA Host Hotel: PGA National Resort & Spa
Hotel Address: 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
AJGA Special Rate: Resort Guestroom: $145 (Normal Rate - $280)
Resort Junior Suite: $240 (Normal Rate - $369)
Club Cottage: $299 (Normal Rate $509)

Rate Includes: Please note that the daily $25 resort fee has been waived for AJGA participants and guests (see Important Note below). In addition, resort guests will receive complimentary Internet access, turndown service, daily newspaper, fitness center and tennis court access and self-parking. PGA National Resort & Spa features a host of luxurious upgrades and warm welcoming textures to make your stay even more enjoyable. Please see below for a description of room types available:

Resort Guestroom: Features one king size bed or two double size beds, flat-screen television and private balcony or terrace. All guestrooms are 364 square feet.

Resort Junior Suite: Features one king size bed or two double size beds, spacious living area, flat-screen television and private balcony or terrace. All Resort Junior Suites have either a limited view of the courtyard or the parking lot and are 392 square feet.

Club Cottage: Club Cottages offer a variety of floor plans that include two bedrooms, two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, large living room, washer and dryer, flat-screen television and outdoor terrace. All Club Cottages sleep 4-6 people.

Reservation Method: Reservations can be made by calling (844) 821-0028. Be sure to identify yourself as being part of the “AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions” or mention block code 111919AJGA or use the following link provided below.
Booking link: AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions
Cutoff Date: Thursday, November 14
Check in Time: 4 p.m.
Check out Time: 12 p.m.
Important Note: After completing the reservation process you will receive an automated e-mail from PGA National Resort & Spa. That e-mail will state that a $25 Resort Fee will apply to your reservation. This fee does not apply, and the e-mail sent from PGA National Resort & Spa is automatically generated and cannot be altered. If you are having any issues with this upon check-in, please contact Tournament Director Nathan Nottrott at (618) 402-7399.

Private Housing: Please contact Tournament Director Nathan Nottrott at (618) 402-7399 or nnottrott@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 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.

TRAVEL STIPEND
The tournament will reimburse up to $250 for players staying at PGA National Resort & Spa and up to $150 for players not staying at PGA National Resort & Spa. Costs associated with travel (airfare, gas, mileage, rental car) or lodging are eligible for reimbursement. Players must submit the Travel Stipend form found on the tournament microsite with eligible receipts.

TRANSPORTATION

Airport: Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) / Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
Airport Transportation: SuperShuttle – (561) 242-6444. Reservations are necessary and fees vary by number of people and distance traveling.
Cost: Reservations are necessary, and fees vary by number of people and distance traveling.
Distance to Host Hotel: PBI – 20 minutes, FLL – 1 hour and 20 minutes
Distance to Golf Course: PBI – 20 minutes, FLL – 1 hour and 20 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:
· Avis
· Budget

Onsite Transportation: PGA National offers shuttles between the Club Cottages and main clubhouse.

PRACTICE ROUND

Date: Saturday, November 23 & Sunday, November 24
Time: Saturday, November 23 (Fazio: 7:30 – 9:10 a.m. & Champion: Noon – 1:10 p.m.)
Sunday, November 24 (Fazio: 7:30 – 8:40 a.m. & Champion: 7:30 – 9:10 a.m.)
** All Practice Round Tee Times are off Nos. 1 & 10 tees.

Golf Course: PGA National Resort & Spa – Champion & Fazio Courses

Signup: AJGA Player Center
Cutoff: Friday, November 22

Additional Notes: An AJGA Staff member will be located on the starting tees with hole locations and a sand bottle. All players are required to carry their own bag or use a push-cart. It is recommended that all players book flights to arrive Friday, November 22, to ensure that practice rounds can be played on both tournament courses. Once accepted into the tournament field, players may sign up for a practice round tee time on both the Champion and Fazio Courses by logging into the Player Center. Players can only sign up to play in one practice round per day. An AJGA staff member will be available in tournament headquarters and on the starting tees prior to all practice rounds to verify tee times. Please note that every player will play tournament rounds on both the Champion and Fazio Courses.

Additional Practice Rounds Information

Players may arrange additional practice rounds prior to November 23 by contacting the PGA National Resort & Spa golf shop at (561) 627-2000, ext. 5555 on an individual basis. Please identify yourself as an AJGA participant. Rates for additional practice rounds are as outlined as below. All rates do not include tax and additional practice rounds are subject to course availability.

If staying at PGA National Resort & Spa:
Rolex Tournament of Champions Participants
All Courses: $55
Cart Fee: $25 (Optional)

Additional Guests
Champion*: $130
Fazio, Palmer, Squire & Estates*: $80
*Cart Fee Included in Rate

If not staying at PGA National Resort & Spa:
Rolex Tournament of Champions Participants
All Courses: $110
Cart Fee: $25 (Optional)

Additional Guests
Champion*: $185
Fazio, Palmer, Squire & Estates*: $135
*Cart Fee Included in Rate

ROLEX JUNIOR ALL-AMERICA AWARDS BANQUET

Date: Sunday, November 24
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: PGA National Resort & Spa
Room: PGA Grand Ballroom
Dress: For men, coat or suit and tie is recommended. For women, dressy separates or a cocktail dress.
Note: All invitees are welcome to attend the Champions Reception starting at 4:30 p.m. outside of the PGA Grand Ballroom. All awards recipients must first report to the British Open Ballroom for team photos by 4:30 p.m. Award recipients will then proceed to the Champions Reception. Doors will open for the banquet at 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin promptly at 6 p.m.

Reservations: All Rolex Tournament of Champions participants will receive one complimentary ticket for the player to the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet courtesy of the AJGA for them to attend. Additional tickets may be purchased for $75 each*.

Members of the AJGA Scholastic Junior All-America Team, Rolex Junior All-America Teams and Rolex Junior Players of the Year will receive three complimentary tickets (one for the participant and two for guests) courtesy of Rolex. Additional tickets may also be purchased $75 each*.

An RSVP link can be found in your e-mail invitation. Please submit your RSVP no later than November 4. – TO COME

*To complete payment for additional tickets, please contact Mary Ann Cowgur at (678) 425-1740 once your online RSVP has been submitted.

For any questions, please contact Mary Ann Cowgur via e-mail at mcowgur@ajga.org or by phone at (678) 425-1740. Juniors who do not RSVP by the November 4 deadline WILL NOT be included in the awards presentation.

Reservations: All Rolex Tournament of Champions participants will receive one complimentary ticket to the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet courtesy of the AJGA. Additional tickets may be purchased for $75 each*. Members of the AJGA Scholastic Junior All-America Team, Rolex Junior All-America Teams and Rolex Junior Players of the Year will receive three complimentary tickets (one for the participant and two for guests) courtesy of Rolex. Additional tickets may also be purchased $75 each*. All seating is reserved with place cards, therefore we will need to know the names of all your guests. If you have a seating preference or if you have any food allergies, please be sure and include this information in your RSVP.
Please take a moment to RSVP to the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet. An RSVP link can be found in your e-mail invitation.

Payment for additional guests must be paid for prior to entrance to the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet. To complete payment for additional tickets, please contact Mary Ann Cowgur at (678) 425-1740 once your online RSVP has been submitted.

For any questions, please contact Mary Ann Cowgur via e-mail at mcowgur@ajga.org or by phone at (678) 425-1740. Juniors who do not RSVP by the November 4 deadline WILL NOT be included in the awards presentation.

SPECIAL FUNCTIONS

Players Registration
Date: Saturday, November 23
Time: 7:30 – 9:10 a.m. (Fazio) & Noon – 1:10 p.m. (Champion)
Location: PGA National Resort & Spa
Room: Champion & Fazio Courses (Nos. 1 & 10 Starting Tees)
Note: Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Nathan Nottrott prior to November 23 at (618) 402-7399. This event is mandatory. Players who fail to 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 this event 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.

General Membership Meeting
Date: Saturday, November 23
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: PGA National Resort & Spa
Room: Master’s Ballroom
Note: Food & Drink will be provided

Parents Reception
Date: Saturday, November 23
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: PGA National Resort & Spa
Room: Bella Lago
Note: Food & Drink will be provided

Thanksgiving Dinner
Date: Thursday, November 28
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: PGA National Resort & Spa
Room: Bella Lago & Vista
Dress Code: A button-down and slacks is recommended for men and the equivalent for women. T-shirts, flip-flops, gym shorts, hats, etc. are not allowed.
Note: Food & Drink will be provided

DRIVING RANGE AVAILABILITY

Dates: Saturday, November 23 – Thursday, November 28
Times: 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Please note the range will close at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 28).
Balls: Compliments of PGA National & TaylorMade Golf.
Note: Players may only use the driving range of the course they are playing that day. After play, players must use the Fazio Range.

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.

TOURNAMENT TEE TIMES/PAIRINGS

Official Pairings Available: Thursday, November 21
Tee Times: 7:30 – 9:20 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (Champion-Girls, Fazio-Boys)
7:30 – 9:20 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (Champion-Boys, Fazio-Girls)
7:30 – 9:20 a.m. Third Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (Champion-Girls, Fazio-Boys)
7:30 – 9:20 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (Champion-Boys, Fazio-Girls)

Third Round Pairings Available: Tuesday, November 26
Final Round Pairings Available: Wednesday, November 27
Time: 3 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 MEALS

Date: Monday, November 25 – Thursday, November 28
Time: Breakfast: 6:15 – 9:30 a.m. & Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Master’s Ballroom

ELIGIBILITY

High school players are advised to consult their athletic director regarding whether participation in this event will affect their high school eligibility.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

HQ Location: PGA National Resort & Spa – Ryder Cup Room
TD Name: Nathan Nottrott
Phone Number: (618) 402-7399
Email: nnottrott@ajga.org

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.

AJGA INFORMATION

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 https://www.ajga.org/tourninfo/conduct.asp 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 https://www.ajga.org/tourninfo/pace.asp 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.