AJGA Host Hotel: Holiday Inn and Northwest Arkansas Convention Center
Hotel Address: 1500 South 48th Street, Springdale, AR 72762
AJGA Special Rate: $115 ($135 Average rate at this time)
Rate Includes: WIFI / Access to Fitness Center
Reservation Method: (479) 751 – 8300 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Cutoff Date: Wednesday, June 2
Check in Time: 3 p.m.
Check out Time: 11 a.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: Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA)
Airport Transportation: Jim’s Express Shuttle & Taxi – (479) 205 – 0011
Cost: Approx. $49, dependent on number of passengers and exact location
Distance to Host Hotel: 28 mins (16 miles)
Distance to Golf Course: 25 mins (13 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: 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: More information regarding practice at the host facility following play will be available closer to the event date.
OFF-SITE DRIVING RANGE: More information regarding an off-site driving range will be available soon.
Date: Monday, June 21
Time: 7:45 – 10:45 a.m. off No. 1 tee
Golf Course: Blessings Golf Club
Signup: Golf Genius (link will be sent out one week before practice round)
Signup Dates: Monday, June 14 – Monday, June 21
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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Blessings Golf Club and practice facilities are CLOSED to AJGA participants (who are not themselves members of the club) prior to June 21, 2021 and players are subject to a TWO-STROKE PENALTY for failure to comply with this policy. Do not call or approach Blessings Golf Club, any club employee or member inquiring about extra practice rounds or accessing the golf course and practice facilities. Blessings Golf Club is a private club and the membership and staff have been very generous in allowing the AJGA to host the 2021 KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational 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 Monday, June 21, may result in a TWO-STROKE PENALTY assessed to the first hole of the first round of the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational.
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: Monday, June 21
Time: 6:20 – 10 a.m.
Location: Blessings Golf Club
Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Melanie Sands prior to June 21 at (609) 744 - 6921. 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: Saturday, June 19
Tee Times: 7:30 – 9:27 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (First – Final Round)
Final Round Pairings Available: Wednesday, June 23
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 more than one complimentary meal during the event. More details to follow at a later date.
HQ Location: Stacy Lewis Player Lounge
TD Name: Melanie Sands
Phone Number: (609) 744 – 6921
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 KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational hosted at Blessings 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.