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Qualifier - Vaughn Taylor Championship

Qualifier Information

Date: Wednesday, October 13
Golf Course: Mount Vintage Golf Club – Vintage/Chester
Address: 375 Mount Vintage Plantation Drive
City, State: North Augusta, SC 29860

Starting Times: 8 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. off No. 1 Tee. Pairings will be posted on ajga.org 48 hours prior to the first tee time. Please arrive 5 minutes early to the tee.
Registration Time: 7 – 11:30 a.m. Players are encouraged to arrive no more than one hour before their tee time to register. Players are required to register before the start of their round.
Registration Location: The back patio of Mount Vintage Golf Club

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.

Qualifying Policy: Players must declare their intention in the scoring area to either accept a spot in the tournament field should they qualify or not. Once a player has signed his/her scorecard, the decision is final. Players who earn Performance Based Entry status will have the current season and the following season to use the Performance Stars. Players who qualify or accept a spot in the tournament do NOT forfeit Performance Based Entry status earned in the AJGA Qualifier.

Qualifying Spots: The exact number of qualifying spots will be posted at the qualifier registration area. Any ties for the final qualifying spots will be determined by a sudden-death playoff upon the conclusion of play.

Inclement Weather: In the event of inclement weather that warrants a cancellation of the AJGA Qualifier, the remaining tournament spots will be decided by Performance Based Entry.

Alternate Status: In case of tournament withdrawals, participants who fail to qualify with the next best score will be placed on an alternate list. Alternate status will be determined by the following formula:

1. The order of finish in a playoff.
2. Total score on Nos. 1-6 handicap holes on the course scorecard.
3. Total score on Nos. 7-12 handicap holes on the course scorecard.
4. Lowest individual hole score starting at No. 1 handicap hole until the tie is broken.
5. By lot.

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.

Clubhouse Guidelines: More information regarding clubhouse access will be available at a later date.

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.

Tournament Information: Tournament Information will be given to all qualifiers by the Tournament Director via e-mail and text at the conclusion of the Qualifier. For those players who qualify, the $295 Tournament entry fee will need to be paid via the Players Center prior to Tournament Registration. Qualifiers who are not AJGA members must complete the AJGA membership application online and pay the membership fee prior to the tournament.

Tournament Headquarters: The Vaughn Taylor Championship Tournament Headquarters is located in the Board Room across from the Golf Shop. Players and parents are encouraged to call or email the Tournament Director with any questions that they may have and avoid visiting the Tournament Headquarters.

PRACTICE ROUND INFORMATION:

Players may arrange practice rounds by contacting Mount Vintage Golf Club at (803) 279 - 5422 on an individual basis. Practice rounds will be subject to Mount Vintage Golf Club’s availability and prices. Typically, a round will cost $50+ during the week and $60+ over the weekend. Carts can be rented for an additional $27+.

Code of Conduct: 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 Mount Vintage 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.

HOTEL/HOUSING INFORMATION:

AJGA Host Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Augusta
Hotel Address: 1065 Stevens Creek Road, Augusta, GA 30907
AJGA Special Rate: $119 ($144 Average rate at this time)
Rate Includes: WIFI / Access to Fitness Center

Reservation Method: (706) 739 – 9990 - Identify yourself as an AJGA participant or mention the group code JGA
Booking Link: AJGA Room Block Booking Link
Cutoff Date: Monday, September 27
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.

TRANSPORTATION:

Airport: Players should make reservations into Augusta Regional Airport (AGS), which is approximately 18 minutes from the hotel and 32 minutes from the golf course.

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:

OTHER INFORMATION:

Official Yardage Book and Green Guide – StrackaLine: StrackaLine provides a 25% discount on yardage books to participants of the Vaughn Taylor Championship hosted at Mount Vintage 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.