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AJGA Simplify Boys Championship at Carlton Woods

Tournament Information

HOUSING:

AJGA Host Hotel: The Westin at The Woodlands
Hotel Address: 2 Waterway Square, Pl. The Woodlands, TX 77380
AJGA Special Rate: $179 (Average rate at this time: $210)
Hotel Tax Rate: 15%
Rate Includes: WIFI / If complimentary parking is not found by guests, there will be discounted parking of $10 per vehicle.
Reservation Method: (832) 839-5378 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link: AJGA The Westin at The Woodlands Hotel Booking Link
Cutoff Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
Check in Time: 3 p.m.
Check out Time: 12 p.m.

AJGA Host Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites Shenandoah – The Woodlands
Hotel Address: 19333 David Memorial Drive, Shenandoah, Texas, 77385
AJGA Special Rate: $104 (Average rate at this time $120)
Hotel Tax Rate: 15%
Rate Includes: WIFI
Reservation Method: (281) 298-2800 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link: AJGA Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites Shenandoah – The Woodlands Hotel Booking Link
Cutoff Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
Check in Time: 3 p.m.
Check out Time: 11 a.m.

TRANSPORTATION

Airport: George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
Distance to Host Hotel: 23 miles (30 minutes)
Distance to Golf Course: 30 miles (45 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:
· 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: Limited practice will be permitted at the host facility. All players will have 65 minutes starting immediately when the player leaves the scoring area. Players must spend their first 15 minutes eating lunch. The next 50 minutes are allotted practice time for either hitting balls on the driving range (30 minutes maximum) or practice putting/chipping (20 minutes maximum). Players must practice putting/chipping on the green located by the driving range. The practice putting green by No. 1 will be closed after play. 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 abide by the outlined practice facility schedule or failure to properly social distance may result in forfeiture of additional practice time.

PRACTICE ROUND

Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 12:45 - 1:55 p.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees. Please arrive to the tee 10 minutes before your tee time.
Golf Course: The Club at Carlton Woods – Fazio Championship Course

Signup: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/2844758

Signup Dates: Friday, February 5 – Thursday, February 11.

An AJGA Staff member will be located on the starting tees 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.

Official Yardage Book and Greens Guide - StrackaLine
StrackaLine provides a 25% discount on yardage books and greens guides to participants of the AJGA Simplify Boys Championship at Carlton Woods hosted on the Fazio Championship Course at The Club at Carlton Woods. The discount can be accessed online here.

Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament
Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 8 a.m. shotgun

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 benefiting charities.

Please contact Tournament Director James O’Brien at (816) 244-4058 or jobrien@ajga.org if you are interested

IMPORTANT NOTICE
The Club Carlton Woods and practice facilities are CLOSED to AJGA participants (who are not themselves members of the club) from February 7 – 11, 2021 (excluding additional practice rounds reserved through the Tournament Director) and players are subject to a TWO-STROKE PENALTY for failure to comply with this policy. Do not call or approach The Club at Carlton Woods, any club employee or member inquiring about extra practice rounds or accessing the golf course and practice facilities. The Club at Carlton Woods course is a private club and the membership and staff have been very generous in allowing the AJGA to host the 2021 AJGA Simplify Boys Championship at this venue during our official dates. Attempting to practice, play or see the golf course and practice facilities (or call inquiring about any of these) prior to Friday, February 12, may result in a TWO-STROKE PENALTY assessed to the first hole of the first round of the AJGA Simplify Boys Championship at Carlton Woods.

Additional Practice Rounds Information

Date: Thursday, February 11 (only available date)
Time: 9 a.m. shotgun (will get to play with a forecaddie) or tee times from 12:30 – 2 p.m. (reach out to the Tournament Director for additional information)
Description: Juniors interested in playing Thursday will be placed into groups with members of Carlton Woods to play an additional practice round.
Golf Course: The Club at Carlton Woods – Fazio Championship Course
Cost: $0
Signup: James O’Brien at jobrien@ajga.org or (816) 244-4058
Cutoff: First come, first served basis

Players 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.

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.

Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 11:35 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: The Club at Carlton Woods – Piazza

Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director James O’Brien prior to Friday, February 12 at (816) 244-4058. 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: Wednesday, February 10
Tee Times:
8:30 - 10:20 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (First Round)
8:30 - 10:20 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (Second Round)
8:30 - 10:20 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (Final Round)

Final Round Pairings Available: Sunday, February 14
Time: 7 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.

WELCOME DINNER/DRIVING RANGE GAME NIGHT

Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Location: The Club at Carlton Woods – Dining Room/Driving Range
Social Activities: TBD
Cost: Complimentary

PRESIDENT'S DAY CELEBRATION AND PATRIOTIC CEREMONY

Date: Sunday, February 14
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: The Club at Carlton Woods - Fazio Patio/No. 18 Green
Info: The AJGA and Carlton Woods will be honoring our military and those who have served. We will be presenting 72 PING Patriotic golf bags and will conduct other President's Day activities including a guest speaker. Everyone's attendance to these events is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.

GREAT GOLF BALL RACE

Date: Sunday, February 14
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: The Club at Carlton Woods - Fazio Championship Course Hole No. 1
Info: Teams consist of 4 members. Please have these ready prior to the activity. This will take place immediately after the Patriotic Ceremony.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

HQ Location: Carlton Woods Clubhouse – President’s Room
TD Name: James O’Brien
Phone Number: (816) 244-4058
Email: jobrien@ajga.org
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.

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.