AJGA Host Hotel: SpringHill Suites Houston Northwest
Hotel Address: 20303 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston, TX 77070
AJGA Special Rate: $119 ($135 Average rate at this time)
Hotel Tax Rate: 6%
Rate Includes: Breakfast / WIFI
Reservation Method: (832) 953–2220 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link: AJGA Booking Link
Cutoff Date: Sunday, July 24
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: George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) / William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
Airport Transportation: There is no provided airport transportation.
Distance to Golf Course: IAH – 22 minutes / 18 miles, HOU – 45 minutes / 35 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:
Onsite Transportation: There is no provided onsite transportation.
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.
Date: Tuesday, August 9
Time: 2:30 p.m. shotgun
Golf Course: Champions Golf Club – Cypress Creek
Signup: *Sign-up Here*
Signup Dates: Tuesday, August 2 – Tuesday, August 9
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: Tuesday, August 9
Time: 9 a.m. shotgun
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 Matt Emmi at (772) 834-1590 or email@example.com if you are interested.
Additional Practice Rounds Information
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Champions Golf Club course and practice facilities are CLOSED to AJGA participants (who are not themselves members of the club) before the event and players are subject to a TWO-STROKE PENALTY for failure to comply with this policy. Do not call or approach Champions Golf Club’s course, any club employee or member inquiring about extra practice rounds or accessing the golf course and practice facilities. Champions Golf Club is a private club and the membership and staff have been very generous in allowing the AJGA to host the 2022 Jack Burke Jr. 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 Tuesday, August 9, may result in a TWO-STROKE PENALTY assessed to the first hole of the first round of the Jack Burke Jr. 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. 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, August 9
Time: 7 – 8:30 a.m. for Junior-Am juniors and Noon – 2 p.m. for practice round juniors
Location: Champions Golf Club
Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Matt Emmi prior to August 9 at (772) 834-1590.
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: Sunday, August 7
8:30 – 10:20 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (First Round, Wednesday)
8:30 – 10:20 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (Second Round, Thursday)
8:30 – 10:20 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (Final Round, Friday)
Final Round Pairings Available: Thursday, August 11
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.
Players & guests will be provided with complimentary meals throughout the tournament. Check back to the tournament schedule of events later for additional details regarding meals.
HQ Location: Champions Golf Club
TD Name: Matt Emmi
Phone Number: (772) 834-1590
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.
IMPORTANT COURSE NOTES: All players AND parents are asked to wear golf attire whenever on-site at the club. Gentlemen, please be sure to continually remove your hats whenever stepping inside. Lastly, all carts must remain on the cart path, unless that area of the course does not have one.
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 20% discount on yardage books and greens guides to participants of the Jack Burke Jr. Invitational hosted at Champions Golf Club. The discount can be accessed online here.
OFFICIAL PUSH CART OF THE AJGA – BAG BOY
As the Official Push Cart of the AJGA, Bag Boy will be providing all players the opportunity to borrow a Nitron push cart up to two times at any tournament throughout the year. Push carts will be available on a first come, first-serve basis at every event, and players who borrow a push cart during an AJGA event will become eligible to win a free Bag Boy push cart in December. If you are interested, see the Tournament Director on-site to reserve your cart and sign an agreement form.
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.