Tournament Schedule of Events
AJGA Simplify Boys Championship at Carlton Woods

Tournament Information

HOUSING:

AJGA Host Hotel: The Westin at The Woodlands
Hotel Address: 2 Waterway Square, Pl. The Woodlands, TX 77380
AJGA Special Rate: $189 (Average rate at this time: $200)
Hotel Tax Rate: 15%
Rate Includes: WIFI / If complimentary parking is not found by guests, there will be discounted parking of $10 per vehicle.

Reservation Method: (832) 839-5378 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link: AJGA Booking Link for The Westin
Cutoff Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
Check in Time: 3 p.m.
Check out Time: 11 a.m.

AJGA Host Hotel: Holiday Inn & Suites Shenandoah – The Woodlands
Hotel Address: 19333 David Memorial Drive, Shenandoah, Texas, 77385
AJGA Special Rate: $119 (Average rate at this time $139)
Hotel Tax Rate: 15%
Rate Includes: WIFI

Reservation Method: (281) 298-2800 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link: AJGA Booking Link for The Holiday Inn & Suites
Cutoff Date: Friday, January 27, 2020
Check in Time: 3 p.m.
Check out Time: 11 a.m.

Private Housing: Please contact Tournament Director James O'Brien at (816) 244-4058 or jobrien@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will bear the expense of the check up-front, and thus, the fee is non-refundable as the process cannot be reversed or withdrawn.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: George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
Distance to Host Hotel: 23 miles (30 minutes)
Distance to Golf Course: 30 miles (45 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: N/A

TRAVEL STIPEND
TBA

PRACTICE ROUND

Date: Friday, February 14, 2020
Time: 1:30 p.m. shotgun
Golf Course: The Club at Carlton Woods – Fazio Championship Course

Signup: AJGA Player Center
Cutoff: Thursday, February 13, 2020

An AJGA Staff member will be located at Player Registration with hole locations and sand bottle
All players are required to carry their own bag or use a push cart.

AJGA Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament

Date: Friday, February 14, 2020
Time: 8 a.m. shotgun – The Club at Carlton Woods – Fazio Championship Course

We encourage juniors to play in the Junior-Am as it is a great opportunity to show appreciation to all the sponsors who are supporting the tournament and benefiting charities. Benefits of participation include the opportunity to ride in a cart, two meals and the opportunity to create lasting relationships.

Please e-mail tournament director James O’Brien at jobrien@ajga.org or (816) 244-4058 if you’re interested in playing.

IMPORTANT NOTICE
The Club Carlton Woods and practice facilities are CLOSED to AJGA participants (who are not themselves members of the club) from February 9 - 12 and players are subject to a TWO-STROKE PENALTY for failure to comply with this policy. Do not call or approach The Club at Carlton Woods, any club employee or member inquiring about extra practice rounds or accessing the golf course and practice facilities. The Club at Carlton Woods course is a private club and the membership and staff have been very generous in allowing the AJGA to host the 2020 AJGA Simplify Boys Championship at this venue 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 Thursday, February 13, may result in a TWO-STROKE PENALTY assessed to the first hole of the first round of the AJGA Simplify Boys Championship at Carlton Woods.


Additional Practice Rounds Information

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020 (only available date)
Time: 9 a.m. shotgun or tee times from 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Description: Juniors interested in playing Thursday will be placed into groups with members of Carlton Woods to play an additional practice round.
Golf Course: The Club at Carlton Woods – Fazio Championship Course
Cost: $0
Signup: James O’Brien at jobrien@ajga.org or (816) 244-4058
Cutoff: First come, first served basis

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

DRIVING RANGE AVAILABILITY

Dates: February 14 – 17, 2020
Times: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Balls: Complimentary of Taylormade

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: Players Registration
Date: Friday, February 14
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: The Clubs at Carlton Woods
Room: Front Entrance/Cart Barn

Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director James O’Brien prior to February 14 at jobrien@ajga.org or (816) 244-4058. Registration is mandatory. Players who fail to attend without prior approval from the tournament director may forfeit their tournament gifts. Approval to miss the Players Registration will be granted only in extreme circumstances. An individual absent 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 Reception
Date: Friday, February 14
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: The Clubs at Carlton Woods
Room: Dining room/Bar

TOURNAMENT TEE TIMES/PAIRINGS

Official Pairings Available: February 13, 2020
Tee Times: 8:30 – 10:20 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (First Round)
8:30 – 10:20 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (Second Round)
8:30 – 10:20 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (Final Round)

Final Round Pairings Available: February 16, 2020
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. The AJGA will play until dark if necessary to complete the tournament.

WELCOME RECEPTION

Date: February 15, 2019
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: The Club at Carlton Woods – Dining Room / Driving Range
Social Activity: NBA 3-point shootout, Peeps Long Drive, and Hole-in-one Challenge
Cost: Complimentary

CONTACT INFORMATION:

HQ Location: The Club at Carlton Woods – President’s Room
TD Name: James O’Brien
Phone Number: (816) 244-4058
Email: jobrien@ajga.org

IMPORTANT COURSE NOTES: Highlight here any important course notes that players and parents NEED to know prior to arriving at the event. Examples include: the course is a cashless facility, etc…

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.

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).

SPECTATOR GOLF CARTS: 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.

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.