Frequently Asked Questions

The following are some of the most common questions asked of the AJGA.

General AJGA Questions:
Why does the AJGA allow players who have already signed National Letters of Intent to play in their events?
Why are girls' fields so small at AJGA tournaments?
Where do I find my Member ID number?
Does the AJGA give preference based on graduation years?
How can I view my swing video?
Where's my trophy?
What credit cards can I use to pay for membership and events?
How do I change my personal information?
I'm a member but I'm not getting one or more of the digital or paper subscriptions included in my membership. What do I do?
What is the ACE Grant?

Event Related:
How do I apply for AJGA events?

How do I know if I’ve been accepted to an AJGA event?
How much does it cost?
How do I pay for an AJGA tournament or PBE Qualifier?
What is the Refund Policy?
How do I withdraw from an AJGA  event?
What should I expect at my first AJGA tournament?


Why does the AJGA allow players who have already signed National Letters of Intent to play in their events?
The AJGA definition of “junior golfer” is an amateur golfer who has not yet turned 19 or reached September 1 after graduating from high school. There are many players each year who compete in AJGA events after signing a National Letter of Intent (any junior golfer who has graduated high school and started college is not eligible to play in AJGA events).

The AJGA’s theory on this is very simple: We will not penalize a player who fits the definition of a junior golfer and who has already signed with a university by not allowing them access to our tournaments. There are still many honors and awards for which one can contend (e.g. Rolex Junior Player of the Year and Rolex Junior All-America honors).

College coaches have asked the AJGA not to ban college signees from tournaments. It provides the coaches an opportunity to judge younger talent versus players who have already accepted college scholarships.

Why are girls’ fields so small at AJGA tournaments?
Field size of the individual divisions is proportionate to the number of tournament applications received. Typically, the AJGA receives an average of 300 applications per tournament. Of those, generally 240 are boys and 60 are girls which tends to mirror our membership breakdown by gender. For a 120-player field, we would typically play 90 boys and 30 girls, which actually provides a higher proportion of playing spots for girls based on the gender distribution of our overall membership.

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Where do I find my Member ID number?

The confirmation email sent after you submit your membership application includes your ID number.

Does the AJGA give preference based on graduation years?
High school juniors (2015 grads) are given priority into the following types of AJGA events:  IMG Academy Preseason Series, AJGA Qualifiers and AJGA Open Tournaments in which a tie must be broken for the final tournament spots. Approximately 50% of the initial playing field is reserved for high school juniors (2015 grads) in AJGA Qualifiers. High school juniors (2015 grads) also receive three Performance Stars for membership. Sophomores (2016 grads) and seniors (2014 grads) receive two Performance Stars. All other grad years receive one Performance Star for membership.

How can I view my swing video?
A Junior Plus member may view his or her video in the AJGA Junior Plus Profile section inside the Player Center. If you have sent us a video please allow up to three weeks for the video to be added to the site.

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Where’s My Trophy?
If you have any questions regarding trophies please contact clarson@ajga.org.

What credit cards can I use to pay for membership and AJGA events?
The AJGA accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

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How do I change my Personal information?
Please log into the Player Center and click on Update Your Info if your membership type is Junior or Future Player. Junior Plus members can change their personal information and populate their entire Junior Plus profile by selecting the “Junior Plus Profile” tab in the Player Center.

I'm a member, but I'm not getting one or more of the digital or paper subscriptions included in my membership. What should I do?
E-mail the Player Services Department at ajga@ajga.org.

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What is the ACE Grant?
The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program provides financial assistance to junior golfers who wish to play in AJGA events. Its goal is to give top-flight golf opportunities to young golfers regardless of financial resources. This program helps to fulfill the AJGA’s mission of developing young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.
To apply for the ACE Grant, you must first become an AJGA member, then you can log into the Player Center to submit the ACE Grant application. Prior to joining you can review information about the ACE Grant on ajga.org.

How do I apply for AJGA events?
Event applications are available to members inside the AJGA Player Center. Once you have joined the AJGA, you will receive your Member ID # via e-mail and you can log in to the Player Center. Once your proof-of-age documentation has been accepted you can start applying to events.

After logging in to the Player Center, click on the tab “Apply to Events” and then select the category of event you want to apply to. Check the specific event, complete the application and submit it. Your application will at that point be pending. The initial field for each event is posted after the Application Deadline or the end of the Application Window, based on the type of event. 

When applying to “Tournaments”, a member may apply to multiple tournaments in the same week as a way to increase his chance of being accepted into a tournament field.  Please submit a priority list to Player Services early in the week of the tournament application deadline indicating your tournament preferences in case you have the Performance Based Entry Status to be accepted to multiple events that week. We will attempt to accommodate your top preference. There will be a $10 application fee for each additional tournament application during the same tournament week.  

For a complete list of event application deadline dates click here.

Please remember that submitting a tournament application does NOT guarantee acceptance into that event.

AJGA members should apply to AJGA Qualifiers during the application window which begins the Friday after the corresponding tournament application deadline at 3 p.m. ET and runs through Monday, Noon ET. The order applications are received has no affect on the AJGA Qualifier field, however players must apply within this window to be considered for the initial field. Players who apply after this point will be placed into the field or on an alternate list, after those who applied during the application window, in the order they are received. 

Please Note: Players who apply to AJGA Open events and do not gain entry are NOT automatically moved to the AJGA Qualifier for that event.  They must submit a separate AJGA Qualifier application.

Members already accepted into an Open Tournament may also apply for AJGA Qualifiers, but be aware that spots are assigned first to non-tournament participants who apply up to one week following the application release.

Space permitting, non-members may apply one week following the AJGA Qualifier release to AJGA members. For information on obtaining an AJGA Non-Member ID click here.

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How do I know if I’ve been accepted to an AJGA event?
AJGA membership does not guarantee acceptance into an AJGA event.

Once a field is initially posted, those who applied will be sent an e-mail stating if they were accepted or not. You can view the status of all your event applications via the AJGA Player Center Application Summary. After tournament and qualifier fields are finalized and posted, you will be able to view your updated application status there. Accepted tournament, PBE Qualifer and AJGA Qualifier fields, as well as qualifier alternate lists, will also be posted on each event website. 

The AJGA will post finalized tournament fields at Noon ET at ajga.org the Friday following the tournament application deadline, unless stated otherwise. Finalized AJGA Qualifier fields and alternate lists will be posted on Tuesday at 5 pm ET following the release of the application. PBE Qualifier fields are posted at a later time the day of each application deadline.

Players who apply to AJGA Open events and do not gain entry are NOT automatically moved to the AJGA Qualifier for that event.  They must submit a separate AJGA Qualifier application.

How much does it cost?

2014 Membership Fees (subject to change)

Junior Membership - $215

Junior Plus Membership - $285

Future Player Membership - $95

Non-U.S. members will be charged an additional $25 to cover international mailing costs. International/Canadian membership/tournament fees must be paid in U.S. currency drawn against a U.S. Bank.

2014 Tournament Fees


IMG Academy Preseason Series Tournament: $210

Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series Tournament: $260

AJGA Qualifier Series: $95 ($120 for non-AJGA members)

PBE Qualifiers: $95

AJGA Open Tournament: $280

AJGA Invitational Tournament: $360

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How do I pay for an AJGA tournament or PBE qualifier?

Application deadlines are in effect and members apply to tournaments and PBE Qualifiers in the Player Center. No credit card information is required during the application except as noted below:

  • For members applying to multiple tournament / PBE Qualifiers that occur within the same respective week, there will be a $10 non-refundable processing fee per event (beyond the first) which will be assessed upon application.
  • Invitational events require payment upon application as players are considered accepted into the tournament field once the application and payment have been successfully completed.

Tournament/PBE Qualifier fields will be finalized and posted following each application deadline. After each field is announced, players must submit payment in the Player Center by Sunday at 11:59:59 PM ET in order to accept the spot in the field.

  • The "Payment Center", located within the Player Center, will provide AJGA members access to make payment by credit card. The AJGA accepts all major credit cards - Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
  • After payments are made, AJGA members will be able to access a receipt in the Player Center Payment Center. If an email address is provided on the payment page, an email receipt will be sent, as well as displayed on-screen, when payment is completed.
  • Please allow up to 24 hours for payment processing.
  • No refunds will be given after acceptance has been confirmed and payment has been received.

If a player does not want to accept the tournament/PBE Qualifier spot, please withdraw from the event in the Player Center.

NOTE: If a player does not submit payment by the due date/time, he will forfeit his playing opportunity and be withdrawn from the event.

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What is the Refund Policy?
Please review the following refund policy before withdrawing from an AJGA tournament, AJGA Qualifier or PBE Qualifier. 

NOTE: All processing fees (applying to more than one tournament in a given week) are non-refundable.

Tournaments and PBE Qualifiers: Once a member pays the entry fee for a tournament or PBE Qualifier, the event fee is non-refundable (limited exceptions may apply). The Pay By Dates for tournaments and PBE Qualifiers are posted on the AJGA website under Dates to Remember.  

AJGA Qualifiers: When applying to an AJGA Qualifier, the credit card is automatically charged the AJGA Qualifier fee. Members who gain entry to an AJGA Qualifier field may withdraw up to three weeks prior to the AJGA Qualifier and receive a full refund of the AJGA Qualifier fee. Also, if a member remains on the AJGA Qualifier alternate list, and does not play in the AJGA Qualifier, he will receive a full refund of the AJGA Qualifier fee. AJGA Qualifier refunds are issued after completion of the coinciding Open tournament.

If a member withdraws within three weeks of the AJGA Qualifier, regardless of when they signed up for the event, the member will not receive a refund (limited exceptions may apply). To get the most up-to-date list of AJGA Qualifier refund deadlines, please refer to the AJGA website. The dates will be listed under Dates to Remember.

Membership: After your membership has been processed, the membership dues are non-refundable.

NOTE: If you withdraw from any AJGA event into which you have been accepted, you will not receive the associated tournament or qualifier gifts.

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Where can I find travel information for events?
All travel information for tournaments can be found on the specific site created for that tournament, under the “Plan Your Trip” tab. 

How do I withdraw from an AJGA event?
To withdraw from an AJGA event, please follow these steps. Also, please review the refund policy before withdrawing from an event.
 
E-mail is NOT a proper method of withdrawal at any time.

Online Withdrawal
(Suggested Method of Withdrawal)

1. You must have your Member ID number and password to enter the Player Center.
2. Go to the tab “Withdraw from Events” and select the event category.
3. Please read the “Important Tournament Withdrawal Information” by clicking on the corresponding link. After reading completely, close this screen by clicking on the “X” in the upper right hand corner.
4. After closing the “Important Tournament Withdrawal Information” screen, you will see the list of events you have applied to or been accepted to in this category. Click on the box to the left of the event from which you would like to withdraw (a check mark in the box means you have selected that event).
5. Once the event you wish to withdraw from is selected, continue to fill out the required information, i.e. relationship to player and reason of withdrawal. Click “Submit” when complete.
6. The next page will contain the withdrawal confirmation. It will list the event that the member has selected to withdraw from. Please be sure to print this page.

Note: Approximately 1 week before an event, the online withdrawal option is no longer available.  If you need to withdraw at this point you will need to call the AJGA Headquarters at 877-373-2542 or 770-868-4200 and ask to be transferred to a withdrawal hotline.  (If you call outside of business hours, just follow the message prompts to reach the withdrawal hotline.)  The withdrawal hotline is a voicemail prompt system that will direct you to the correct upcoming tournament. Leave a message on the withdrawal hotline for the correct tournament and your withdrawal is complete.

Phone Withdrawal
(If access to the AJGA Web site is not available please follow these instructions)

1. Call AJGA Headquarters at 877-373-2542 or 770-868-4200 during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET to withdraw from an event.
2. You will be transferred to the Player Services Department. Please have your Member ID number and specify what event you want to withdraw from.
3. Please check the AJGA website two (2) business days after making your phone withdrawal. Your name should no longer be in the event field.

Note: If it is within 1 week of the event and the online withdrawal option is no longer available you MUST call the AJGA Headquarters at 877-373-2542 or 770-868-4200 and leave a message on the withdrawal hotline for that event.

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What should I expect at my first AJGA tournaments?
Expect professional and courteous AJGA staff; expect quality venues; expect a safe environment; expect to live up to the AJGA Code of Conduct; expect to play by the Rules of Golf, with Rules Officials on course to assist you; expect to play against the top competition from your region and from across the country; expect a tournament gift bag with one dozen Titleist golf balls and other great gifts; expect to have fun; and expect a great overall experience.

I can't find what I'm looking for!
Please click on the Player Assistance link for a list of staff who can assist you.

 
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