AJGA Host Hotel: Super 8 by Wyndham Richmond
Hotel Address: 888 Slumber Line
AJGA Special Rate: Two Queen Beds ($79.88/day)
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast | WiFi | Parking
Reservation Method: (816) 776-8008 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link: Super 8 by Wyndham Richmond
Airport: Kansas City International Airport (MCI)
Distance to Host Hotel: 48.5 miles (55 minutes)
Distance to Golf Course: 49 miles (56 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.
Practice will be permitted at the host facility. The driving range and short game facilities will close at 6 p.m. and the practice putting green will close at 7:30 p.m.
Date: Friday, April 22
Time: 1:30 – 3 p.m. – Players will arrive 10 minutes before their driving range time (one hour before tee time).
Golf Course: Shirkey Golf Course
Signup: Click Here
Signup Dates: Friday, April 15 – Thursday, April 21
An AJGA Staff member will be located on the driving range 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 by contacting Shirkey Golf Course at (816) 470-2582 on an individual basis. Additional practice rounds are subject to the Shirkey Golf Course’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 Shirkey Golf Course 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: Friday, March 22
Time: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Shirkey Golf Course
Room: The back patio of the Clubhouse
Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Ty Kempf prior to April 22 at (785) 218-8094. 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:Thursday, April 21
8 – 10 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (First Round)
8 – 10 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (Final Round)
Final Round Pairings Available:Saturday, April 24
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 tournament cookout will be on Saturday, April 23 after the first round from Noon - 3 p.m. All players are encouraged to attend, enjoy the food, and compete in the closest to the pin, chip, and putt competition.
HQ Location: Shirkey Golf Course – Conference room
Tournament Director: Ty Kempf
Phone Number: (785) 218-8094
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 GREEN GUIDE - STRACKALINE: StrackaLine provides a 20% discount on yardage books and greens guides to participants of the AJGA Preview at Shirkey hosted at Shirkey Golf Course. The discount can be accessed onlinehere .
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.