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Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior presented by Encova Insurance

Tournament Information


AJGA Host Hotel: Delta by Marriott – Ashland Downtown
Hotel Address: 1441 Winchester Ave., Ashland, KY 41101
AJGA Special Rate: $129 ($169 Average rate at this time)
Hotel Tax Rate: 12.3%
Rate Includes: WIFI / Access to Fitness Center
Distance to Golf Course: Click Here

Reservation Method: (606) 327-1100 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking Link: Click Here
Cutoff Date: Thursday, May 25
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: Huntington Tri-State Airport (HTS)
Distance to Host Hotel: HTS - 10.4 miles
Distance to Golf Course: HTS - 14.1 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: Players are encouraged to arrive on-site no more than an hour and a half before the practice round shotgun, and one hour before their posted tee time. The driving range at Bellefonte Country Club has an iron-only restriction, please see the off-site range section for more information.

POST ROUND Limited practice will be permitted at the host facility. All players will have 30 minutes starting immediately when the player leaves the scoring area. Players may spend their allotted practice time on either the practice putting, 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. 

OFF-SITE DRIVING RANGE: The driving range at Bellefonte Country Club has an iron-only restriction. If players wish to have more time to warm up prior to the round or practice following play the Creekside Golf Range located 5.9 miles away is available starting at 6 a.m. and closes at dusk.


Date: Tuesday, June 13
Time: 7 a.m. Shotgun. Please be at the Yancey Pavilion 15 minutes before the shotgun start.
Golf Course: Bellefonte Country Club
Practice Facilities: 6 a.m.

Signup: *Signup Here*
Signup Dates: Tuesday, June 6 – Monday, June 12

An AJGA Staff member will be located at the Yancey Pavilion to complete equipment surveys and for tournament announcements. Practice Round and Tournament Hole Locations are available on the tournament website. 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, June 13
Time: Noon Shotgun – Bellefonte Country 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 Adam Brueggman at (412) 638-7790 or abrueggman@ajga.org if you are interested.

Additional Practice Rounds Information

Bellefonte Country 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 these 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
  • Loss of spectating privileges for the player involved

Reservation Method: Call (606) 324-2107
Player Cost: $40
Cart Cost: $19
Dates Available: Sunday, June 11 & Monday, June 12 after 1:30 p.m.

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 and thirty minutes before their starting time.

Date: Tuesday, June 13
Time: 5:30 – 6:45 a.m. for practice round juniors and 10:30 – 11:45 am for Junior-Am juniors
Location: Bellefonte Country Club – Yancey Pavilion

Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Adam Brueggman prior to Tuesday, June 13 at (412) 638-7790

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.


Official Pairings Available: Monday, June 12
Tee Times:
7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. off No. 1 Tee (First Round)
7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. off No. 1 Tee (Second Round)
7 – 10:30 a.m. off No. 1 Tee (Final Round)

Final Round Pairings Available: Thursday, June 15
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 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.


All players will be provided with a $15 voucher at registration, to be redeemed at the Bellefonte Country Club Restaurant.


HQ Location: Bellefonte Clubhouse – Basement
TD Name: Adam Brueggman
Phone Number: O: (678) 425-1721 M: (412) 638-7790
Email: abrueggman@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 Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior presented by Encova Insurance hosted at Bellefonte Country Club. The discount can be accessed online.


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. No spectator carts will be be provided on Tuesday, June 13 during the Practice Round and Junior – Am.

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.