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Vaughn Taylor Championship

Tournament Information

HOUSING:

AJGA Host Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Augusta
Hotel Address: 1065 Stevens Creek Rd., Augusta, GA 30907
AJGA Special Rate: $119 (Average rate at this time $149)
Hotel Tax Rate: 14%
Rate Includes: Breakfast Buffet / WIFI / Access to Fitness Center

Reservation Method: (706) 739-9990 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link: AJGA Booking Link
Cutoff Date: Thursday, August 27
Check in Time: 3 p.m.
Check out Time: 12 p.m.

TRANSPORTATION

Airport: Augusta Regional Airport (AGS)
Distance to Host Hotel: 13 miles
Distance to Golf Course: 25 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. 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: If players wish to have more time to warm up prior to the round or practice following play The River Golf Club located 16 miles away is available starting at 8 a.m.

PRACTICE ROUND

Date: Friday, September 11
Time: 8 – 11:20 a.m.
Golf Course: Mount Vintage Golf Club – Independent/Vintage

Signup: AJGA Player Center
Cutoff: Thursday, September 10

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

Jim Burton Memorial Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament

Date: Friday, September 11
Time: Noon - 2 p.m.

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. 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 Connor Sullivan at (815) 354-0261 or csullivan@ajga.org if you are interested

Additional Practice Rounds Information

Players may arrange additional practice rounds by contacting Mount Vintage Golf Club at (803) 279-5422 on an individual basis. Additional practice rounds will be subject to the Mount Vintage Golf Club’s availability. 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 may result in the forfeiture of your additional practice round.

*More information on practice round to come at a later date

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

Function: Players Registration Meeting
Date: Friday, September 11
Time: 6:50 – 11:10 a.m.
Location: Mount Vintage Golf Club – Driving Range

Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director, Connor Sullivan prior to September 11 at (815) 354-0261. Registration is mandatory. Players who fail to attend either or both of these functions 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: Thursday, September 10
Tee Times: 8 – 10 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (First Round)
8 – 10 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (Final Round)

Final Round Pairings Available: Saturday, September 12
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.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

HQ Location: Main Clubhouse – Board Room
TD Name: Connor Sullivan
Phone Number: (815) 354-0261
Email: csullivan@ajga.org

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.

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.

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.