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Ochsner Health / AJGA New Orleans Classic

Tournament Information

HOUSING:

AJGA Host Hotel: Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Hotel Address: 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70113
AJGA Special Rate: $189 ($209 Average rate at this time)
Hotel Tax Rate: 14.45%
Rate Includes: WIFI / Access to Fitness Center
Distance to Golf Course: Click Here

Reservation Method: (504) 561 – 1234 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Cutoff Date: Monday, May 20
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.

TRANSPORTATION

Airport: New Orleans Louis Armstrong Intl Airport (MSY)
Distance to Host Hotel: Click Here
Distance to Golf Course: 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 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. 

BAYOU OAKS DRIVING RANGE: The driving range at Bayou Oaks has MATS ONLY. There will be no opportunity for players to hit off grass prior to or following their round at Bayou Oaks. 

PRACTICE ROUND
Date: Tuesday, June 4
Time: 1:30 p.m. Shotgun. Players will be called to the carts for announcements approximately 30 minutes prior to the shotgun.
Golf Course: Bayou Oaks at City Park – South Course
Practice Facilities Time: 11:30 a.m.

Signup: Click Here
Signup Dates: Tuesday, May 27 – Monday, June 3

 AJGA Staff members will be located on the course to complete equipment surveys and to answer any questions.

Practice Round Hole Locations will be available at the cart staging area. 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.

Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament
Date: Tuesday, June 4
Time: 8 a.m. shotgun – Bayou Oaks at City Park – South 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 Riley Glenn at (949) 212-9593 or rglenn@ajga.org if you are interested.

Additional Practice Round Information:
Players and guests must comply with all host facility rules & regulations 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 Bayou Oaks' 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 (504) 483-9410
Player Cost: $85 includes cart
Parent Cost: $145 includes cart
Dates Available: Anytime

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 an hour and half before the shotgun start time.

Date: Tuesday, June 4
Time: 6:30 – 7:45 a.m. for Junior-Am juniors and 11:30 – 1 p.m. for practice round juniors
Location: Bayou Oaks at City Park – South Course (Cart Staging Area)

Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Riley Glenn prior to June 4 at (949) 212-9593.

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: Monday, June 3
Tee Times:
7 – 9 a.m. off Nos. 1 and 10 (First Round, Wednesday)
7 – 9 a.m. off Nos. 1 and 10 (Second Round, Thursday)
7 – 9 a.m. off No. 1 (Final Round, Friday)

Final Round Pairings Available: Thursday, June 6
Time: 5 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. The AJGA will play until dark if necessary to complete the tournament.

TOURNAMENT COOKOUT
Date: Wednesday, June 5
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Walk On’s Sports Bistreaux
Cost: Complimentary Buffet style dinner for all in attendance.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
HQ Location: Bayou Oaks at City Park – South Course (Main Clubhouse)
TD Name: Riley Glenn
Phone Number: (949) 212-9593
Email: rglenn@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 Ochsner Health / AJGA New Orleans Classic hosted at Bayou Oaks at City Park – South 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. 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.