Tournament Schedule of Events Field
Rome Junior Classic presented by Piedmont Bank

Tournament Information

HOUSING:

AJGA Host Hotel: Days Inn by Wyndham Rome Downtown
Hotel Address: 840 Turner McCall Blvd, Rome, GA 30161
AJGA Special Rate: $89/night ($130/night average rate at this time)
Hotel Tax Rate: 16%
Rate Includes: Breakfast Buffet / WIFI / Access to Fitness Center

Reservation Method: (706) 295-0400 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link: Check back at a later date
Cutoff Date: Wednesday, April 14
Check in Time: 2:30 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.

TRANSPORTATION

Airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
Distance to Golf Course: Distance from ATL to Coosa Country Club
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 30 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.

OFF-SITE DRIVING RANGE: If players wish to have more time to practice, Stonebridge Golf Club is located 7.6 miles (16 minutes) from Coosa Country Club. You may contact them at (706) 236-5046. Bucket Rates: Small Bucket - $6 ; Large Bucket - $9

PRACTICE ROUND

Date: Thursday, April 29
Time: 8 – 11:30 a.m. off No. 1 Tee. Please arrive to the tee 10 minutes before your tee time.
Golf Course: Coosa Country Club

Signup: Golf Genius (link will be sent out one week before practice round)
Signup Dates: Wednesday, April 21 – Wednesday, April 28

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.

Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament
Date: Thursday, April 29
Time: 12 – 2:30 p.m. off No. 1 tee – Coosa Country Club

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 benefitting charities.

Please contact Tournament Director Darci Bevan at (571) 265-4138 or dbevan@ajga.org, if you are interested.

Additional Practice Rounds Information

Players may arrange additional practice rounds by contacting Coosa Country Club at (706) 234-2300 on an individual basis. Additional practice rounds will be $100 ($20 cart fee) and will be subject to Coosa Country Club’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 Coosa Country 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: 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: Thursday, April 29
Time: 6:50 – 10:20 a.m. for practice round juniors and 10:50 a.m. – 1:20 p.m. for Junior-Am juniors
Location: Coosa Country Club – Practice Putting Green

Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Darci Bevan prior to April 28 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 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, April 28
Tee Times:
8 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. a.m. off No. 1 (First – Final Round)

Final Round Pairings Available: Saturday, May 1
Time: 5 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.

As inclement weather may delay play, please make your departing flight as late as possible.

TOURNAMENT VOUCHERS

All players will be provided with at least one complimentary meal during the event. More details to follow at a later date.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

HQ Location: Main Clubhouse
TD Name: Darci Bevan
Phone Number: (571) 265-4138
Email: dbevan@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).

OFFICIAL YARDAGE BOOK AND GREENS GUIDE – STRACKALINE
StrackaLine provides a 25% discount on yardage books and greens guides to participants of the Rome Junior Classic hosted at Coosa Country Club. The discount can be accessed online here.

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.