AJGA Host Hotel: Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac
Hotel Address: 3600 Centerpoint Parkway, Pontiac, MI 48341
AJGA Special Rate: $144 (Average rate at this time: $200)
Hotel Tax Rate: 13%
Rate Includes: A discounted $14 breakfast voucher daily for the Woodward’s restaurant / WIFI / Access to Fitness Center
Reservation Method: (248) 648 - 6016 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link: Click Here
Cutoff Date: Friday, July 17
Check in Time: 4 p.m.
Check out Time: 11 a.m.
Airport: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)
Distance to Host Hotel: 45 Minutes (35 Miles)
Distance to Golf Course: 40 Minutes (33 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:
PRACTICE FACILITIES: The driving range at Forest Lake Country Club will be closed for the tournamnet. All players will use the Driving Range at Carl’s Golfland to warm up before each round. Please show your AJGA Bag Tag to receive your range balls. 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 Carl’s Golfland in the morning 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 at Forest Lake Country Club.
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.
Face Coverings: It has been mandated by the state of Michigan that all players, parents and spectators must wear face coverings while on site and are unable to social distance. Face coverings are also required at all times while inside the clubhouse.
POST ROUND: All players will be required to leave the facility immediately following their round.
OFF-SITE DRIVING RANGE: Player will warm up at Carl’s Golfland prior to the round and following play. Carl’s Golfland driving range is located 2 miles away is available starting at 6:30 a.m. Range balls are complimentary, courtesy of the Carl’s Golfland.
Date: Monday, August 3
Time: 7:30 – 10:50 a.m. off No. 1 tee. Please arrive to the tee 10 minutes before your tee time.
Golf Course: Forest Lake Country Club
Signup: AJGA Player Center
Cutoff: Sunday, August 2
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: Monday, August 3
Time: 11:40 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Forest Lake Country Club
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 Darci Bevan at (571) 265 – 4138 or email@example.com if you are interested
Additional Practice Rounds Information
Players may arrange additional practice rounds by contacting Forest Lake Country Club at (248) 332 - 4383 on an individual basis. Additional practice rounds will be $50 for juniors and $100 for parents and will be subject to Forest Lake Country Club’s availability. Players are expected to adhere to the Forest Lake Country Club "Care for the Course" policy and there will be divot seed mixture bottles available at the 1st tee to take with you and refill during your round.
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 Forest Lake Country Club 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 at Forest Lake Country Club 30 minutes prior to their tee time (i.e. 6:30 a.m. for 7 a.m. tee time). Following registration players will be allowed to then use the practice putting green. The AJGA will take precautions to make sure player gifts are sanitized prior to registration.
Date: Monday, August 3
Time: 7 – 10:40 a.m. for practice round juniors and 10:30 a.m. – 3:10 p.m. for Junior-Am juniors
Location: Forest Lake Country Club
Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Darci Bevan prior to August 3 at (571)265-4138.
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: Sunday, August 2
Tee Times: 7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. off No. 1
7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. off No. 1
7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. off No. 1
Final Round Pairings Available: Wednesday, August 5
Time: 6 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 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.
All players will be provided with at least one complimentary meal during the event. More details to follow at a later date.
HQ Location: Main Clubhouse – Formal Dining Room
TD Name: Darci Bevan
Phone Number: (571) 265 – 4138
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.
IMPORTANT COURSE NOTES: Forest Lake Country Club is a cash only facility.
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).
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.