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Rome Junior Classic

Tournament Information

HOUSING:

AJGA Host Hotel: Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Rome
Hotel Address: 15 Hobson Way
AJGA Special Rate: $99 per night
Hotel Tax Rate: 7%
Rate Includes: Complimentary Wi-Fi and Access to the hotel fitness center.

Reservation Method: Phone
Booking number: (706) 232-3380
Cutoff Date: Wednesday, September 30
Check in Time: 3 p.m.
Check out Time: 11 a.m.

TRANSPORTATION:

Airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
Distance to Host Hotel: Distance from ATL to Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Rome
Distance to Golf Course: Distance from ATL to Coosa Country Club
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. A player’s time on the driving range will start one hour prior to their tee time and depending on the tournament the player will be allotted up to 30 minutes to warm up on the driving range. An AJGA staff member will be located at the driving range monitoring players and enforcing social distancing. At the end of the player’s driving range time they may then go to the practice putting green and short game area.

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: More information regarding an off-site driving range will be posted at a later date.

PRACTICE ROUND:

Date: Friday, October 16
Time: 12:10 – 3:10 p.m. off No. 1 tee
Golf Course: Coosa Country Club

Signup: AJGA Player Center
Cutoff: Thursday, October 15 at 11:59 pm

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.

FOX Sports Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament

Date: Friday, October 16
Time: 8:30 – 11:26 a.m. off No. 1 tee

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 benefitting charities.

Please contact Tournament Director David McCaskill at (850) 485-1280 or dmccaskill@ajga.org if you are interested

Additional Practice Rounds Information

No additional practice rounds will be offered for the Rome Junior Classic.

Coosa Country Club and practice facilities are CLOSED to AJGA participants (who are not themselves members of the club) until Friday, October 16 and players are subject to a TWO-STROKE PENALTY for failure to comply with this policy. Do not call or approach the Coosa Country Club, any club employee or member inquiring about extra practice rounds or accessing the grounds. Coosa Country Club is a private club and the membership and staff have been very generous in allowing the AJGA to host the Rome Junior Classic presented by State Mutual Insurance Company at this venue during our official dates. Arriving on-site prior to Friday, April 24 and attempting to call, practice, play or see the club and/or golf course will result in a TWO-STROKE PENALTY assessed to the first hole of the first round of the Rome Junior Classic presented by State Mutual Insurance Company.

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 warmup time (i.e. 11:50 a.m. for a 1 p.m. tee time). The AJGA will take precautions to make sure player gifts are sanitized prior to registration

Function: Player Registration
Date: Friday, October 16
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Coosa Country Club

Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director David McCaskill prior to October 16 at 850-485-1280. 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: October 15
Tee Times: 8:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. (First – Final Round)

Final Round Pairings Available: Saturday, October 17
Time: 6 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.

TOURNAMENT VOUCHERS:

All players will be provided with at least one complimentary meal during the event. More details to follow at a later date.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

HQ Location: Main Clubhouse
TD Name: David McCaskill
Phone Number: (850) 485-1280
Email: dmccaskill@ajga.org

CLUBHOUSE GUIDELINES: Parents and Participants are advised to wear masks when entering the clubhouse and maintain social distance. It is recommended that spectators remain outside of the clubhouse for the majority of the event.

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 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.