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Vaughn Taylor Championship presented by James Hardie

Tournament Information


AJGA Host Hotel: Holiday Inn Augusta West
Hotel Address: 441 Parkwest Dr. Grovetown, GA. 30813
AJGA Special Rate: $114 ($122 Average rate at this time)
Hotel Tax Rate: 8% State tax, 5% Occupancy Tax, $5 Hotel Fee
Rate Includes: Complimentary Breakfast / Indoor Pool & Spa / On site restaurant
Distance to Golf Course: Link for directions from hotel to Bartram Trail Golf Course

Reservation Method: (706) 396-4600 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link: Click here to access the AJGA booking link.
Cutoff Date: Thursday, May 27
Check in Time: 12 p.m.
Check out Time: 12 p.m.

AJGA Host Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites Augusta West
Hotel Address: 4081 Jimmy Dyess Pkwy. Augusta, GA. 30909
AJGA Special Rate: $114 (125 Average rate at this time)
Hotel Tax Rate: 8% State tax, 5% Occupancy Tax, $5 Hotel Fee
Rate Includes: Complimentary Breakfast / Outdoor Pool
Distance to Golf Course: Link for directors from hotel to Bartram Trail Golf Course

Reservation Method: (706) 860-1610 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link: Click here to access the AJGA booking link.
Cutoff Date: Thursday, May 27
Check in Time: 12 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: Augusta Regional Airport (AGS)
Distance to Host Hotel: 15mi (18min) - Directions from Airport to Holiday Inn Hotel
Distance to Golf Course: 23mi (30min) - Directions from Airport to Bartram Trail Golf Club
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:


Players are encouraged to arrive on-site no more than an hour and a half before the practice round shotgun.

POST ROUND: More information regarding practice at the host facility following play will be available closer to the event date.


Date: Monday, June 12
Time: 8 a.m. Shotgun
Golf Course: Bartram Trail Golf Club
Practice Facilities Time: 6 a.m.

Signup: Golf Genius *Click Here To Sign-Up*
Signup Dates: Monday, June 5 – Sunday, June 11

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.

Jim Burton Memorial Junior-Am Tournament
Date: Monday, June 12
Time: 1 p.m. shotgun – Bartram Trail 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 Clark DeBusk at (423) 489-5384 or cdebusk@ajga.org if you are interested

Additional Practice Round Information:

Bartram Trail Golf Club 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: Call (706) 210-4681
Player Cost: $45 includes cart
Parent Cost: $55 includes cart
Dates Available: Saturday, June 3 – Saturday, June 10.

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: Monday, June 12
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 a.m. for practice round juniors and 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for Junior-Am juniors
Location: Bartram Trail Golf Club
Room: TBD

Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Clark DeBusk prior to June 12th at (423) 489-5384.

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: Sunday, June 11
Tee Times:
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, June 15
Time: 7 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 at least one complimentary meal during the event. More details to follow at a later date.


HQ Location: Bartram Trail Golf Club – Room TBD
TD Name: Clark DeBusk
Phone Number: (423) 489-5384
Email: cdebusk@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 Vaughn Taylor Championship presented by James Hardie hosted at Bartram Trail Golf Club. The discount can be accessed online here .


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.