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ANA Junior Inspiration

Tournament Information

HOUSING:

AJGA Host Hotel: Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Hotel Address: 71333 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
AJGA Special Rate: $229 plus $15/night resort fee (Average rate at this time are $276)
Hotel Tax Rate: 13.25%
Rate Includes: Complimentary Self-Parking / WIFI / Access to Miniature Golf and Villa Pool

Reservation Method: 1 (887) 253-0041 - Identify yourself as an American Junior Golf Association Participant
Booking link: https://book.passkey.com/go/AJGAANAJuniorInspiration
Cutoff Date: Monday, March 2, 2020
Check in Time: 4 p.m.
Check out Time: 12 p.m.

Private Housing: Please contact Tournament Director Madison Scudder at (770) 313-6034 or mscudder@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will bear the expense of the check up-front, and thus, the fee is non-refundable as the process cannot be reversed or withdrawn.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: Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) / Ontario International Airport (ONT) / Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Distance to Host Hotel: 6.6 miles / 78 miles / 132 miles
Distance to Golf Course: 6.1 miles/ 78.7 miles / 133 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 tournament is 54 holes of stroke play. The schedule is as follows:

  • 36 holes, Saturday, March 28 on Mission Hills Country Club – Pete Dye Challenge Course
  • 18 holes, Sunday, March 29 on Mission Hills Country Club – Dinah Shore Tournament Course
  • During Sunday’s final round, two junior girls will play with one LPGA Past Champion (see below)
  • The ANA Junior Inspiration Champion will receive an exemption into the ANA INSPIRATION

FINAL ROUND WITH LPGA PAST CHAMPIONS:

During the final round on Sunday, March 29, all tournament participants will play with a LPGA Past Champion. The goal of this unique opportunity is to foster fun, camaraderie and mentorship between juniors and the greats of women’s golf. To achieve this goal and allow for maximum interaction between juniors and Past Champions during the round, the Conditions of Competition in effect for the ANA Junior Inspiration will allow LPGA Past Champion to give advice to the juniors they are paired with. The format for the LPGA Past Champions is a best ball competition where they may record either their score, or the score of either junior in their group.

In an effort to best host the LPGA Past Champions, the AJGA’s Pace of Play policy will be modified to accommodate this unique situation. Please be advised that Sunday’s final round may be slower than a standard AJGA tournament round and plan travel accordingly. Final-round Pace of Play in 2019 was four hours and 42 minutes. The normal AJGA Pace of Play policy will be in affect for the first and second rounds on Saturday, March 28.

ANA INSPIRATION EXEMPTION:

As the ANA Junior Inspiration champion will be invited to participate in all tournament functions of the ANA INSPIRATION, all participants are encouraged to pack accordingly and bring dressy and business casual attire. By accepting the exemption to the ANA INSPIRATION, the ANA Junior Inspiration Champion must be prepared to participate in all ANA INSPIRATION events. Please contact Tournament Director Madison Scudder at mscudder@ajga.org with specific questions.

MANDATORY FUNCTIONS:

It is critical to the success of the event that all participants are fully committed to attending all tournament functions associated with the ANA Junior Inspiration. Key stakeholders from All Nippon Airways (ANA), LPGA Past Champions, Mission Hills Country Club and the Southern California Golf Association will be in attendance for these functions and we require the attendance of all competitors to show appreciation to those who make this event possible.

By accepting your invitation to compete, you agree to attend the Welcome Dinner on Friday, March 27 and the LPGA Past Champions Dinner & Pairings Reveal on Saturday, March 28. Any participant absent from one or both events may be subject to a suspension of their AJGA membership.

TRAVEL STIPEND:

The tournament will reimburse up to $500 for players traveling within the United States and up to $750 for players traveling from outside the United States for costs associated with travel (airfare/gas/mileage), rental car and lodging. To receive the reimbursement, fill out the form located on the tournament webpage. You may also bring receipts to the tournament or submit to Tournament Director Madison Scudder at mscudder@ajga.org by Monday, April 27.

GATE ACCESS

To access Mission Hills Country Club, players, parents and guests must stop at the gate located on Dinah Shore Drive. Please state the player’s name and you will be granted entrance to the club starting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday, and 5:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

PRACTICE ROUND:

Date: Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27
Time: 12:30 – 2:20 p.m.
Golf Course: Dinah Shore Tournament Course (Thursday) and Pete Dye Challenge Course (Friday)

Signup: AJGA Player Center
Cutoff: 11:59 p.m. EST, Wednesday, March 25

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

Additional Practice Rounds Information

Players may arrange a maximum of two additional practice rounds on the Pete Dye Challenge Course ONLY. No additional practice rounds are available on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course. Additional practice rounds are available by contacting Mission Hills Country Club at (760) 324-7336 on an individual basis. Additional Practice Round dates are only available during the month of March, except the following dates the Pete Dye is closed - March 8th, 12th and 17th. Practice rounds are only available to juniors participating in the ANA Junior Inspiration. Should you play an additional practice round, use of the practice facilities is limited to one hour before your tee time. Otherwise, Mission Hills Country Club is CLOSED to AJGA participants until 11:30 a.m. on March 26. If you have any questions about additional practice rounds, please contact Tournament Director Madison Scudder at mscudder@ajga.org.

DRIVING RANGE AVAILABILITY:

Dates: March 26 – 29
Times: 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Thursday and Friday), 5:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Saturday), 5:30 – 11:30 a.m. (Sunday)
Balls: Complimentary courtesy of Mission Hills Country Club
Note: A full Practice Facility Availability Schedule will be distributed via email prior to the event by the Tournament Director. Since there will be LPGA players onsite during the event, use of certain areas may be restricted to best accommodate both groups. Thank you for your help and understanding! If you have specific questions, please contact Tournament Director Madison Scudder at mscudder@ajga.org.

MEETINGS:

Function: Players Registration
Date: Friday, March 27
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Location: Mission Hills Country Club
Room: Ladies Locker Room

Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Madison Scudder prior to March 26 at mscudder@ajga.org or (770) 313-6034. Players Registration is MANDATORY. Players who fail to attend without prior approval from the tournament director may forfeit their tournament gifts. Approval to miss Players Registration and Players Meeting 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.

TOURNAMENT TEE TIMES/PAIRINGS:

Official Pairings Available: Wednesday, March 25
First Round Tee Times: 7 – 8:10 a.m. off Nos. 1 and 10 tees – Pete Dye Challenge Course (Saturday)
Second Round Tee Times: Noon – 1:10 p.m. off Nos. 1 and 10 tees – Pete Dye Challenge Course (Saturday)
Final Round Tee Times: 7 – 11:36 a.m. off No. 1 tee – Dinah Shore Tournament Course (Sunday)

Final Round Pairings Available: Saturday, March 28
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: AJGA.org / LPGA Past Champions Dinner & Pairings Reveal (18th Green Pavilion)

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

HQ Location: LPGA Scoring Trailer (location TBA)
TD Name: Madison Scudder
Phone Number: (770) 313-6034
Email: mscudder@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.

TAYLORMADE-ADIDAS GOLF LIVE SCORING:

Visit ajga.org on your computer or mobile device for TaylorMade-adidas Golf Live Scoring.

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.