AJGA Host Hotel: Hyatt Place Tempe/Phoenix Airport
Hotel Address: 1413 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281
AJGA Special Rate: $75 ($120 Average rate at this time)
Hotel Tax Rate: 14.27%
Rate Includes: Breakfast Buffet / WIFI / Access to Fitness Center
Reservation Method: (480) 804-9544 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link:Click Here
Cutoff Date: Sunday, May 15
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: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
Distance to Host Hotel: 2.9 miles (5 minutes)
Distance to Golf Course: 3.2 miles (7 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: Limited practice will be permitted at the host facility. All players will have 60 minutes starting immediately when the player leaves the scoring area. Players may spend their allotted practice time on either the practice putting or chipping green or driving range given space and availability. 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.
Date: Tuesday, July 1
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees. Please arrive to the tee 10 minutes before your tee time.
Golf Course: Papago Golf Club
Signup: Golf Genius (link will be sent out one week before practice round)
Signup Dates: Tuesday, May 25 – Monday, May 31
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 between May 1 – May 31 by contacting Papago Golf Club at (602) 275-8428 on an individual basis. Additional practice rounds will be $25 to walk and $45 to ride and will be subject to Papago Golf Course’s availability. The rate for guests is $35 to walk and $55 to ride.
The rate for members of Youth on Course is $5 and is walking only. This rate is only available 24 hours in advance, Monday – Friday anytime, and after 10 a.m. on weekends.
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 Papago Golf Club’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, June 1
Time: 9:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Location: Papago Golf Club
Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Darci Bevan prior to June 1 at (571) 265-4138. 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 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, May 31
6 – 8 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (ALL Rounds)
Final Round Pairings Available: Thursday, June 3
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. Vouchers will be placed in players’ registration bags and may be redeemed at Lou’s Bar & Grill.
HQ Location: Evie’s Pavilion
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.
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 Thunderbird Junior All-Star hosted at Papago Golf Club. 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.