AJGA Host Hotel: Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Hotel Address: 1000 PGA TOUR Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
AJGA Special Rate: $135 (Average rates currently are $222) plus $20 daily resort fee
Rate Includes: The special rate and daily resort fee include: enhanced high-speed internet access, two bottles of water in-room daily, two drinks - domestic beer, house wine or resort cocktail (must be 21+) per stay, spa access, Cabana Beach Club fitness classes, miniature golf, private access to the Cabana Beach Club and one year subscription to Golf Digest.
Reservation Method: Use the provided booking link below:
Booking link: Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa - Booking Link
Cutoff Date: Monday, August 5
Check in Time: 4 p.m.
Check out Time: 11 a.m.
Private Housing: Please contact Tournament Director Nathan Nottrott at (618) 402-7399 or firstname.lastname@example.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will bear the expense of the check up-front, and thus, the fee is non-refundable as the process cannot be reversed or withdrawn.
Airport: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
Airport Transportation: The host hotel does not provide a shuttle service. For a fee, you can arrange a shuttle through East Coast Transportation. Prior reservations are required and can be made by calling (904) 525-8600.
Cost: East Coast Transportation. Attendees can use the following link to book custom transportation options. East Coast Transportation - Online Booking Link
Distance to Host Hotel: 45 minutes / 35 miles
Distance to Golf Course: 45 minutes / 35 miles
AJGA Preferred Rentals: Budget & Avis
Date: Thursday, August 29
Time: 2:30 p.m. shotgun
Golf Course: TPC Sawgrass – The PLAYERS Stadium Course
Signup: AJGA Player Center
Cutoff: Wednesday, August 28
An AJGA Staff member will be located on the first tee with hole locations and sand bottle
Additional Practice Rounds Information
Players may arrange additional practice rounds by contacting TPC Sawgrass at (904) 273-3430 on an individual basis. Each player may play one additional complementary practice round (outside of the official tournament practice round) courtesy of TPC Sawgrass. After that each additional practice round will be $175 per junior and includes a forecaddie (gratuity not included). The junior rate for rounds after 3 p.m. is $50. Parents can accompany their junior for $200 which included a cart and a forecaddie (gratuity not included).
During the Official Practice round spectators may rent a cart for $35.
DRIVING RANGE AVAILABILITY
Dates: August 29 – September 1
Times: The driving range will open at 6:45 a.m. daily and close 90 minutes prior to sunset.
Balls: Complimentary per TaylorMade and TPC Sawgrass
Note: After play please stay in designated area
Function: Tournament Registration
Date: Thursday, August 29
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: TPC Sawgrass
Room: Ponte Vedra Room
Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Nathan Nottrott prior to August 29 at (618) 402-7399. Players Registration is mandatory. Players who fail to attend Tournament Registration without prior approval from the tournament director may forfeit their tournament gifts. Approval to miss Tournament 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: Welcome Presentation
Date: Thursday, August 29
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: TPC Sawgrass
Room: To Be Determined
TOURNAMENT TEE TIMES/PAIRINGS
First Round Pairings Available: Tuesday, August 27
Tee Times: 8:10 – 10:10 a.m. off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
Second Round Pairings Available: Friday, August 30
Final Round Pairings Available: Saturday, August 31
Time: 5 p.m.
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 three-hole aggregate 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. Should the player need to withdraw for travel related reasons please understand the withdrawal will be classified as questionable.
Date: Friday, August 30
Time: 6 – 7 p.m.
Location: TPC Sawgrass – PGA Tour Performance Center
Social Activity: HUG/HEAL & Speical Olympics Skills Clinic
** Please refer to the Schedule of Events for details regarding additional meals. **
HQ Location: TPC Sawgrass – The Perch
TD Name: Nathan Nottrott
Phone Number: (618) 402-7399
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.
· 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 o