WEATHER UPDATE: The Second round of the AJGA Junior at The Mission Club was suspended because of darkness. Play will resume April 14 at 7:30 a.m.
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The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by Rolex

Tournament Information

HOUSING

AJGA Host Hotel: Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Hotel Address: 1000 TPC Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
AJGA Special Rate: $155 ($250 Average rate at this time) + $20 nightly resort fee (discounted from $25 per night)
Hotel Tax Rate: 11.5%
Rate Includes: Enhanced guestroom high-speed internet access, spa fitness classes daily, miniature golf, one 1-hour bicycle rental (based on availability), private access to the Cabana Beach Club including exclusive beach shuttle service, daily parking discounted to $10 (originally $20)

Reservation Method: (888) 821–1364 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link: Click here to book at the Sawgrass Marriott
Cutoff Date: Monday, August 14
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.

TRANSPORTATION

Airport: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
Airport Transportation: The host hotel does not provide a shuttle service. For a fee, you can arrange a shuttle through East Coast Transportation. Prior reservations are required and can be made by calling (904) 525-8600 or by clicking the following link .
Cost: Cost varies on type of vehicle, distance and time of shuttle. Please inquire using the above phone number or booking link.
Distance to Host Hotel: Directions to Sawgrass Marriott
Distance to Golf Course: Directions to TPC Sawgrass
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: Complimentary transportation between the Sawgrass Marriott and TPC Sawgrass can be arranged through the front desk at the Sawgrass Marriott.

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.

CADDIES: Caddies will not be permitted or provided at the 2023 Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by Rolex.

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.

PRACTICE ROUND

Date: Thursday, August 31
Time: 2:30 p.m. shotgun Please arrive to the cart staging area 30 minutes before the shotgun.

Golf Course: TPC Sawgrass – THE PLAYERS Stadium Course
Signup: *Click Here to Sign-Up*
Signup Dates: Thursday, August 24 – Wednesday, August 30

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, August 31
Time: 9 a.m. Shotgun
THE PLAYERS Stadium Course

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 Thomas Harrison at (309) 333-1597 or tharrison@ajga.org if you are interested.

Additional Practice Rounds Information
Players may arrange to play additional practice rounds beginning August 23 (may begin booking 7 days in advance). Additional practice rounds can be scheduled by contacting TPC Sawgrass directly at (904) 273-3430. Additional practice rounds are $175 (plus tax) for tournament participants and $225 (plus tax) for any accompanying guests. Both rates include a golf cart and a forecaddie (gratuity not included). Rounds after 3 p.m. are $75 for tournament participants and $125 for accompanying guests. A forecaddie is not provided for rounds after 3 p.m. Juniors must be sixteen years or older with a valid driver’s license to operate a golf cart and THE PLAYERS Stadium course is cart path only.

Additional practice rounds are at the individual’s expense and are provided at a reduced rate by the AJGA and TPC Sawgrass. Players and guests must comply with all rules and 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 TPC Sawgrass 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 . 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, August 31
Time: 6:30 – 8:45 a.m. for Junior-Am juniors and Noon – 2 p.m. for practice round juniors
Location: TPC Sawgrass
Room: THE PLAYERS Library

Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Thomas Harrison prior to September 1 at tharrison@ajga.org.

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, August 29
Tee Times:
8:10 – 10:10 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (First Round, Friday)
8:10 – 10:10 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (Second Round, Saturday)
8:10 – 10:10 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (Final Round, Sunday)

Final Round Pairings Available: Saturday, September 2
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.

A tie for the championship will be decided by a three-hole cumulative 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.

TOURNAMENT MEALS

Please reference the Schedule of Events for details regarding tournament provided meals.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

HQ Location: TPC Sawgrass - The Perch
TD Name: Thomas Harrison
Phone Number: (309) 333-1597
Email: tharrison@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.

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 Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by Rolex, hosted by TPC Sawgrass – THE PLAYERS Stadium Course. 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.