AJGA Host Hotel: Auburn Marriott Resort Auburn-Opelika Grand National
Hotel Address: 3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail, Opelika, Alabama 36801
AJGA Special Rate: $135 ($150 Average rate at this time)
Hotel Tax Rate: 13%
Rate Includes: WIFI / Access to Fitness Center
Reservation Method: (334) 741-9292 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link: A booking link will be available at a later date
Cutoff Date: June 18, 2021
Check in Time: 3 p.m.
Check out Time: 12 p.m.
Your stay at the host hotel supports the tournament's overall success and charitable giving as well as strengthens the AJGA's ability to secure the most competitive rate for future events.
Airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
Distance to Host Hotel: 98.7 miles (1 hour and 30 minutes)
Distance to Golf Course: 99.2 miles (1 hour and 30 minutes)
Airport: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BMH)
Distance to Host Hotel: 116 miles (2 hours and 15 minutes)
Distance to Golf Course: 117 miles (2 hours and 15 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:
PRACTICE FACILITIES: To promote social distancing players are encouraged to arrive on-site no more than one hour before their posted tee time. Players will be allowed to warm-up on the driving range or practice putting green in the order that they choose.
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: Practice will be permitted at the host facility. The driving range and short game facilities will be available for one hour following scoring. An AJGA staff member or volunteer will be monitoring the practice facilities and expect all players and approved spectators to appropriately social distance. Failure to properly social distance may result in forfeiture of additional practice time.
Date: Tuesday, July 6
Time: 7 - 9 a.m.
Golf Course: RTJ at Grand National – Lake Course
Signup: Golf Genius Sign Up Link: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/3086690
Signup Dates: June 28 – July 5 at 11:59 p.m.
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.
Additional Practice Rounds Information
Players may arrange additional practice rounds by contacting RTJ Grand National – Lake Course on an individual basis. Additional practice rounds will be $31 to walk and $45 to ride for AJGA players and will be subject to the RTJ at Grand National – Lake Course’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 and RTJ Grand National’s 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 smart phone or device with internet capabilities that supports the Golf Genius application (available on iOS or Android) to use for their official scorecard and live scoring during all AJGA events. Please make sure you have the most updated version of the app. Instructions on how to use the app can be found here and here . Each player will be provided with a 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 device and ensuring it is fully charged for the round.
PLAYER REGISTRATION: It is recommended that players do not arrive for player registration more than one hour before their tee time. The AJGA will take precautions to make sure player gifts are sanitized prior to registration.
Date: Tuesday, July 6
Time: 6 - 8:30 a.m.
Location: RTJ at Grand National – Lake Course
Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director David McCaskill prior to July 6 at (850) 485-1280
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 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: Monday, July 5
7 – 9 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (First Round)
7 – 9 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (Second Round)
7 – 9 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (Final Round)
Final Round Pairings Available: Thursday, July 8
Time: 5 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 – TBD Room
TD Name: David McCaskill
Phone Number: (850) 485-1280
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.
Junior Plus Member Swing Videos by FLIGHTSCOPE: All Junior Plus Members may record swing metrics and an HD video through FlightScope technology on the driving range at any time during the event. Players can share videos and data in their Player Center, shared to college coaches through AJGA recruiting profiles. Contact the Tournament Director to schedule time to film a swing video.
OFFICIAL YARDAGE BOOK AND GREENS GUIDE – StrackaLine: StrackaLine provides a 25% discount on yardage books and greens guides to participants of the AJGA Junior All-Star Presented by Auburn-Opelika Tourism hosted at the RTJ at Grand National – Lake Course. The discount can be accessed online here .
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.