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Ben An Junior Championship

Tournament Information

HOUSING

AJGA Host Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn East/UCF Area
Hotel Address: 1959 N. Alafaya Trail
AJGA Special Rate: $138 ($152 Average rate at this time)
Hotel Tax Rate: 12.5%
Rate Includes: WIFI / Access to Fitness Center / Pool
Distance to Golf Course: Click Here

Reservation Method: (866) 311-6110 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link: Click Here
Cutoff Date: Monday, May 27

Check in Time: 3 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: Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Distance to Golf Course: Click Here
Distance to Host Hotel: Click Here

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 one hour before their posted tee time.

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.

PRACTICE ROUND

Date: Monday, June 10
Time: 12:30 – 1:50 p.m. off Nos. 1 and 10 Tees. Please arrive to the tee 10 minutes before your tee time.
Golf Course: Rio Pinar Golf
Practice Facilities Time: 11:30 a.m.

Signup: Click Here to Sign-Up
Signup Dates: Monday, June 3 – Sunday, June 9

An AJGA Staff member will be located on the first tee to complete equipment surveys and for tournament announcements. Practice Round Hole Locations will be available at the starting tee. Tournament Hole Locations will be 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. Please review the AJGA Player and Spectator Code of Conduct prior to the practice round.

Additional Practice Round Information:

Rio Pinar Golf course and practice facilities are CLOSED to AJGA participants (who are not themselves members of the club) other than the date and time 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:

  1. Forfeiture of your official practice round
  2. Two stroke penalty or disqualification from the tournament
  3. Loss of spectating privileges for the player involved

Reservation Method: Call (407) 286-6920
Player Cost: $35
Date Available: Sunday, June 9 after Noon

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 10
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Rio Pinar Golf – Clubhouse

Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Harlie Valinho prior to June 10 at (904) 891–2869.

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 or have a long commute do not constitute acceptable circumstances.

TOURNAMENT TEE TIMES/PAIRINGS

Official Pairings Available: Sunday, June 9
Tee Times:
First and Second Rounds: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees
Final Round: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 tees

Final Round Pairings Available: Wednesday, June 12
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Click Here

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.

TOURNAMENT COOKOUT AND SOCIAL ACTIVITY

Date: Tuesday, June 11
Time: Noon – 3 p.m.
Location: Rio Pinar Golf – Clubhouse
Social Activity: More information regarding the social activity for the Ben An Junior Championship will be posted once confirmed.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

HQ Location: Main Clubhouse – TBD Room
TD Name: Harlie Valinho
Phone Number: (904) 891–2869
Email: hvalinho@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 Ben An Junior Championship hosted at Rio Pinar Golf. 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. Push carts cannot be reserved prior to arriving on-site.

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.