73rd U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifying

Arizona Country Club – Phoenix, AZ

June 7, 2021





Arizona Country Club

5668 E. Orange Blossom Ln

Phoenix, AZ 85018   

Nigel Spence- Host Club Contact

(480) 889-1529




FORMAT/QUALIFYING PLACES:  Stroke play competition conducted over 18 holes. The field of 59 contestants will compete for four (4) qualifying places and two alternate positions in the 73rd U.S. Junior Amateur Championship to be played July 19 – 24, 2021 at The Country Club of North Carolina in Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina.


REGISTRATION:  Players are to report to their assigned starting tees, ready to play, 10 minutes before their starting times. 


STARTING TIMES:  Pairings have been included in a separate document to this memo/email.  Players are requested to check in with the starter on the #1 or #10 tee 10 minutes ahead of their starting time.  The first time of the day will be at 7:00 a.m.


RULES:  The USGA Rules of Golf and the Local Rules and Conditions of Competition for 2021 USGA Championships (USGA Hard Card), and the local Notice to Players govern play in this Local Qualifier. The USGA Hard Card is attached.


PLAYOFF:  In the event of a tie for the last qualifying place, there will be a hole-by-hole playoff to determine the final qualifiers and the 1st and 2nd alternate if necessary. All announcements regarding the play-off will be made at the public scoreboard upon completion of the qualifying round.  Players in contention are advised to remain at the course until all scores are posted and results determined.  Otherwise, they may forfeit their positions.  Players who have the potential to be in a playoff must not return to the competition course to play or practice, prior to the conducting of the playoff.  Penalty for breach: Disqualification from playoff.


FOOTWEAR:  Shoes with traditionally-designed spikes (regardless of composition, i.e., ceramic, plastic, etc.) or spikes, regardless of design, comprised either entirely or partially of metal (if such metal may come in contact with the course) are prohibited during the stipulated round.  Penalty for breach of this condition: DISQUALIFICATION.


GOLF BALLS/DRIVERS: Only brands of golf balls on the most current List of Conforming Golf Balls and driver heads on the most current List of Conforming Driver Heads may be used. Updated lists may be found on the USGA website at www.usga.org or by contacting the USGA Equipment


Standards Department at (908) 234-2300. The one ball Rule as prescribed in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect. Model Local Rule G-4.


GROOVES: The Local Rule as prescribed by Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect, except that the Exception in the Model Local Rule does not apply (see Model Local Rule G-2).


The USGA strongly suggests that all players verify the conformance of their clubs well in advance of their scheduled qualifying competition. It is the player’s responsibility, not the USGA’s responsibility to ensure that his clubs conform. Waiting until the day of the competition is the fault of the player. The Committee is under no obligation to test the club the competitor may play. However, if it is later determined that the club is nonconforming, including after the competition has closed, the player will be disqualified.


DMDS: During both the qualifying stage of this event, the use of electronic distance measuring devices to measure distance is allowed (subject to certain requirements). However, during the Championship Proper, the Local Rule as prescribed in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect and prohibits the use of electronic distance measuring devices. Model Local Rule G-5.


PACE OF PLAY: It is a condition that player must play without undue delay and in accordance with guidelines established by committee.  Guidelines are attached in a separate document to this memo/email and will be distributed upon arrival at the course.


EVACUATION PLAN:  In the event of a discontinuance of play during the qualifier, players must adhere to the evacuation plan distributed by the Committee in a separate document to this memo/email.


PRACTICE ROUND AVAILABILITY:  Practice rounds will be available June 1st-6th anytime after 10am each day and should be scheduled in advance with the Arizona Country Club Golf Shop.  Arrangements for a practice round are the responsibility of the player and may be scheduled by calling AZCC Golf Shop at (480) 889-1529. Players should identify themselves as a competitor in the 2021 U.S. Junior Am Qualifier.


PRACTICE FACILITIES/RANGE BALLS:  Driving Range & Practice Facilities will be open by 6:00 a.m. on the day of competition.  Range Balls will be complimentary to players on that day.


CADDIES:  Caddies are permitted and highly encouraged. Players are responsible for their own caddies as Arizona Country Club does not employ caddies at the ready.  A player is not required to employ a caddie for any stage of the Championship. Parents/Guardians are NOT allowed to be caddies for their child throughout any point of the U.S. Junior Amateur.


CARTS:  Players must not ride on any form of transportation during the qualifier. The use of a push/pull-cart including one that is battery powered is permitted. Additionally, carts will be allowed for caddies at a rate of $20. There will be no spectator carts and spectators must walk.


GOLF SHOP/LOCKER ROOM/PRACTICE AREAS:  Facilities will be open no later than 6:00 a.m. on the day of competition.


CODE OF CONDUCT:  As set forth in the USGA application, the code of conduct applies to all USGA Qualifying and Championships.


PERSONAL APPEARANCE:  Contestants and caddies must be neat in appearance. The Committee in charge decides whether this requirement has been met, and has the authority to withdraw the entry of a player who does not comply.  The wearing of short pants is permissible in Local Qualifying.  Short shorts, tee shirts, tank tops and blue jeans are prohibited.  Shirts must have collars.


CELL PHONE POLICY:  No club policy regarding cell phones.  The Committee asks that you refrain from using as much as possible and use them responsibly in reference to the qualifier and your fellow competitors.




FOOD SERVICE:  The facility will have a specific menu set aside for players, spectators and caddies throughout the duration of the qualifier. Meal tickets will be available for purchase in the Golf Shop and then redeemable in the bar and grill area.


AWARD CEREMONY:  Will commence immediately after play.  A Silver Medal will be awarded to the lowest scorer.



                                  Scott McNevin

                           Executive Director

                           Junior Golf Association of Arizona




If it becomes necessary to withdraw prior to the date of the competition, please contact Le Ann Finger at the Arizona Golf Association Office at the following contact information (602) 872-7010 and the USGA at (908) 326-1950 or champs@usga.org.