AJGA Host Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Athens
Hotel Address: 16074 Athens Limestone Blvd
AJGA Special Rate: $219 ($256 Average rate at this time)
Hotel Tax Rate: 12%
Rate Includes: Breakfast Buffet / WIFI / Access to Fitness Center / Indoor Pool
Distance to Golf Course: Holiday Inn Express Athens to Canebrake Club (8 minutes)
Reservation Method: (888) 465-4329 – Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link: Follow up at a later date
Cutoff Date: Wednesday, March 29
Check in Time: 4 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.
Airport: Huntsville International Airport (HSV)
Distance to Host Hotel: Huntsville International Airport to Holiday Inn Express Athens (30 minutes)
Distance to Golf Course: Huntsville International Airport to Canebrake Club (25 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: Players are encouraged to arrive on-site no more than an hour and a half before the practice round shotgun.
POST ROUND: Limited practice will be permitted at the host facility. All players will have 60 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. Failure to abide by the outlined practice facility schedule may result in forfeiture of additional practice time.
Date: Thursday, April 20
Time: 8 a.m. Shotgun
Golf Course: Canebrake Club
Practice Facilities Time: 6:30 a.m.
Signup: Golf Genius (link to sign up for a starting hole will be sent out one week before practice round)
Signup Dates: Thursday, April 13 – Wednesday, April 19
Players will be called with the carts approximately 30 minutes prior to the shotgun for announcements. Practice Round and Tournament Hole Locations will be available on the tournament website. 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 20
Time: 1:30 p.m. Shotgun – Canebrake 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 Kelly Schuler at (301) 938-6032 or email@example.com if you are interested.
Additional Practice Round Information:
Canebrake Club’s course and practice facilities are CLOSED to AJGA participants (who are not themselves members of the club) other than the date(s) and times listed below.
Attempting to practice, play or see the golf course and practice facilities (includes contacting the club or members inquiring about alternative times to practice or play) is not permitted at any time.
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 the host facilities rules and regulations and the AJGA Player and Spectator Code of Conduct may result in the following penalties:
- Forfeiture of your official practice round
- Two stroke penalty or disqualification from the tournament
- Loss of spectating privileges for the player involved
Reservation Method: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
to schedule an additional practice round.
Player Cost: $50 includes cart
Parent Cost: $100 includes cart
Dates Available: Monday, April 10 to Tuesday, April 18 excluding Tuesday, April 11 as the course is closed.
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.
Date: Thursday, April 20
Time: 6:30 – 7:45 a.m. for practice round juniors and Noon – 1:15 p.m. for Junior Am juniors.
Location: Canebrake Club
Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Kelly Schuler prior to April 19 at (301) 938-6032.
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 19
8 – 10 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (First Round)
8 – 10 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (Second Round)
8 – 10 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (Final Round)
Final Round Pairings Available: Saturday, April 22
Time: 7 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.
All players will be provided with at least one complimentary meal during the event. More details to follow at a later date.
HQ Location: Main Clubhouse – Upstairs
TD Name: Kelly Schuler
Phone Number: (301) 938-6032
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 GREENS GUIDE – StrackaLine
StrackaLine provides a 20% discount on yardage books and greens guides to participants of the AJGA Junior at Canebrake presented by Piedmont Bank hosted at Canebrake 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.