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AJGA Girls Invitational at Stanford

Tournament Information

HOUSING

AJGA Host Hotel: Pullman San Francisco Bay
Hotel Address: 223 Twin Dolphin Drive Redwood City, CA 94065
AJGA Special Rate:
· $119 from September 3 - 6
· $159 from August 31 – September 2; September 7
Reservation Method: (605) 598-9383 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking Link: AJGA Room Block - Pullman San Francisco Bay
Cutoff Date: Thursday, August 20
Check in Time: 3 p.m.
Check out Time: 12 p.m.

TRANSPORTATION

Airport: San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Distance to Golf Course: 30 minutes (24 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:

· Avis
· Budget

PRACTICE FACILITIES: To promote social distancing players will be assigned practice times on the driving range and practice putting green before the round. The Stanford Golf Learning Center & Driving Range (51 Campus Dr. Stanford, CA) is located across the street from the golf course. A player’s time on the driving range will start ONE HOUR AND FIFTEEN MINUTES before their tee time and the player will be allotted the first 30 minutes to warm up on the driving range. Example, if you have the 10:30 a.m. tee time, your driving range time is from 9:15 – 9:45 a.m. If you do not use the range prior to 9:45 a.m., you have forfeited your range time. An AJGA staff member will be monitoring the driving range monitoring players and enforcing social distancing. Players may not arrive at the Stanford Golf Learning Center & Driving Range more than one hour and 15 minutes before their tee time. The rest of the player’s warm-up time can be spent on the practice putting green, which is located at Stanford Golf Course.

CODE OF CONDUCT: The AJGA will not tolerate players or parents who do not adhere to guidelines put in place to promote social distance and player safety. We reserve the right to penalize and/or disqualify players who knowingly and willingly disregard our policies to promote social distance. Players are also responsible for the actions of their family members.

POST ROUND: All players will be required to leave the facility immediately following their round.

OFF-SITE DRIVING RANGE: Baylands Golf Links, located 5.2 miles from Stanford Golf Course, will be open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. and The Golf Club at Moffett Field, 12.9 miles, will be open from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. if players wish to have additional practice.

SPECTATORS: Per Santa Clara County’s current COVID-19 guidelines no spectators will be allowed on property at Stanford Golf Course (including the driving range) at any time during the practice round and tournament rounds. Players can be dropped off/picked up in the Stanford Golf Course parking lot. Spectators must remain in the car during this time. Spectators will not be allowed to access the golf course from side entrances. Players who show up with a spectator who does not follow the requirements above will be subject to a one-stroke penalty under the AJGA Code of Conduct Policy.

The Stanford Golf Learning Center & Driving Range is located across the street from the golf course (51 Campus Drive Stanford, CA). Due to the removal of shuttles per our COVID-19 protocols we ask that parents drive their player from the driving range to the clubhouse.

Players may have 1 (one) spectator join them at tournament registration, but that spectator must return to the car immediately following registration.

PRACTICE ROUND

Date: Friday, September 4
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 2:40 p.m. off No. 1 tee. Please arrive to the tee 10 minutes before your tee time.
Golf Course: Stanford Golf Course

Signup: AJGA Player Center
Cutoff: Thursday, September 3

An AJGA Staff member will be located on the first tee to complete equipment surveys and for tournament announcements.
Practice Round and Tournament Hole Locations are available on the tournament website. The AJGA will not have hard copies of these available.
All players are required to carry their own bag or use a push cart.
All parents and family members are always required to stay on the cart path during the practice round.

Additional Practice Rounds Information

Players may arrange additional practice rounds by contacting Stanford Golf Course at (650) 724-0944 ext. 1 on an individual basis. Additional practice rounds will be $125 for players, walking only. Practice rounds may be book for anytime on Tuesday, September 1st & Thursday, September 3rd and after 9 a.m. on Wednesday, September 2nd.

Additional practice rounds are at the individual’s expense and are provided at a reduced rate by the AJGA and the host facility. Players and guests must comply with all rules & expectations at the host facility including, but not limited to, a restriction of the number of shots to be played, disrespectful behavior towards host club staff and/or members, overall time limits and limitations of non-paying guests. Failure to comply with these rules and Stanford Golf Course’s rules and regulations with regards to social distancing may result in the forfeiture of your practice round and potentially disqualification from the tournament.

AJGA CARES FOR THE COURSE: As part of the AJGA’s Code of Conduct policy players are required to fill their divots and ball marks on the golf course. Players will receive a small, lightweight sand bottle at the beginning of each event and should fill the bottles at the sand filling stations on each tee as necessary. The penalty for not following this policy is as follows:

· 1st & 2nd offense – Player receives a verbal warning
· 3rd & subsequent offenses – Player receives a one-stroke penalty

SCORECARDS: Players will be required to bring a mobile phone or a device that supports the Golf Genius application (available on iOS or Android) to use for their official scorecard and live scoring during AJGA events. Instructions on how to download and use the app can be found here. Players will be provided the GGID at the starting tee and will be assigned to mark for another player in the group. The player is responsible for providing their own mobile device as well as ensuring that it is fully charged to make it through the round.

PLAYER REGISTRATION: Players are to arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of their allotted one-hour and fifteen minute warmup time (i.e. 11:35 a.m. for a 1 p.m. tee time). The AJGA will take precautions to make sure player gifts are sanitized prior to registration

Date: Friday, September 4
Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Stanford Golf Course

Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Caila Roberts prior to September 4 at (704) 965-9472. Registration is a mandatory event. Players who fail to register 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 registration because they are not staying at the host hotel or have a long commute do not constitute acceptable circumstances.

TOURNAMENT TEE TIMES/PAIRINGS

Official Pairings Available: Wednesday, September 2
Tee Times: First Round (Saturday) 10:30 a.m. – 2:40 p.m. off No. 1
Second/Final Round (Sunday & Monday) 7:30 – 11:40 a.m. off No. 1

Final Round Pairings Available: Sunday, September 6
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.

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

HQ Location: Stanford Golf Course Main Clubhouse – Coupa Cafe Boardroom
TD Name: Caila Roberts
Phone Number: (704) 965-9472
Email: croberts@ajga.org
Note: Players and Parents are asked to call or email the Tournament Director with any questions they may have and avoid visiting the Headquarters onsite.

TRAVEL STIPEND: The tournament will reimburse up to $200 for players staying at The Pullman San Francisco Bay and up to $100 for players staying elsewhere. 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 webpage with eligible receipts.

FLAGSTICK: The flagstick is fixed in the hole and MUST NOT be deliberately removed by any player. If a player removes the flagstick, he or she will incur a one-stroke penalty under the AJGA Code of Conduct Policy.

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 contact the Tournament Director to schedule a time to film their swing video.

RANGEFINDERS: The AJGA allows the usage of distance-measuring devices in all AJGA competitions. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or MEASURE OTHER CONDITIONS that might affect his/her play (e.g., gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 4.3(1).

PUSH CARTS: 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.