AJGA Host Hotel: Holiday Inn Express and Suites Austin NW – Arboretum Area
Hotel Address: 10711 Research Blvd. Austin, TX 78759
AJGA Special Rate: $199 (double queen), $209 (king suite w/ pullout) and $219 (double queen suite) (15% - 20% discount)
Hotel Tax Rate: 12%
Rate Includes:Breakfast Buffet / WIFI / Access to Fitness Center / Complimentary Shuttle Service Within Five Miles of the Hotel
Reservation Method: (512) 346 – 5555 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link: AJGA Booking Link
Cutoff Date: Friday, March 4
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: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
Distance to Host Hotel:17 minutes (17 miles)
Distance to Golf Course:39 minutes (30 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: Practice will be permitted at the host facility. The driving range and practice facilities will close at 5 p.m. Failure to properly social distance may result in forfeiture of additional practice time.
Date:Thursday, March 17
Time: 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Golf Course:The University of Texas Golf Club
Signup: Sign-Up Here
Signup Dates: Thursday, March 10 – Wednesday, March 16
An AJGA Staff member will be located on the first and tenth tee to complete equipment surveys and for tournament announcements. Hole locations will be available at the starting holes. All players are required to carry their own bag or use a pushcart. All parents and family members are always required to stay on the cart path during the practice round.
Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament
Date: Thursday, March 17
Time: 8:30 – The University of Texas Golf 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 James O’Brien at (816) 244-4058 or email@example.com if you are interested.
Additional Practice Rounds Information
The University of Texas Golf Club and practice facilities are CLOSED to AJGA participants (who are not themselves members of the club) prior to the official practice round on March 17, 2022, and players are subject to a TWO-STROKE PENALTY for failure to comply with this policy. Do not call or approach The University of Texas Golf Club, any club employee or member inquiring about extra practice rounds or accessing the golf course and practice facilities. The University of Texas Golf Club is a private club and the membership and staff have been very generous in allowing the AJGA to host the 2022 Sergio and Angela Garcia Foundation Junior Championship 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 Thursday, March 17, may result in a TWO-STROKE PENALTY assessed to the first hole of the first round of the Sergio and Angela Garcia Foundation Junior Championship.
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 & 2ndoffense – 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:Thursday, March 17
Time: 7 – 8:15 a.m. for Junior-AM juniors and Noon – 2:30 p.m. for practice round juniors
Location: Outside the clubhouse
Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director James O’Brien prior to March 17 at (816) 244-4058.
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:Tuesday, March 15
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (First Round)
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (Second Round)
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees (Final Round)
Final Round Pairings Available: Saturday, March 19
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.
Date: Friday, March 18 – Sunday, March 20 (one meal after each round)
Time: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
HQ Location: Clubhouse – Santa Rita Room
TD Name: James O’Brien
Phone Number: (816) 244-4058
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.
SERGIO GARCIA CLINIC: Sergio Garcia will host a clinic at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 17 at University of Texas Golf Club for amateurs and juniors participating in the Junior-Am. If you'd like to attend the clinic, please reach out to James O'Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for the Junior-Am fundraising tournament Thursday morning.
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 Sergio and Angela Garcia Foundation Junior Championship hosted at The University of Texas 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.
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.
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.