Welcome

The Hope Valley Junior Invitational is 4 days of world-class junior golf, with activities planned for parents, players, and volunteers.

ENTRIES:
Open on June 9, 2020 at 8 pm
Close on July 24, 2020 at 11:59 pm

For Invitation Criteria, click here:

located in Durham, NC, is the proud host of this tournament. Its classic Donald Ross course was designed in 1926.

Monday,
August 3, 2020

All events at Hope Valley CC:

10:00am-2:00pm
Practice Rounds

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Player Registration 

6:00pm – 7:30pm
Parents’ Reception

6:00pm – 7:30pm
Players’ Dinner & Welcome Meeting

Tuesday,
August 4, 2020

All events at Hope Valley CC:

8:00am – 10:00am
Round 1 starting times off #1 and #10

12:30pm – 3:00pm
Tournament lunch for players and parents

Wednesday,
August 5, 2020

All events at Hope Valley CC:

8:00am – 10:00am
Round 2 starting times off #1 and #10

12:30pm – 3:00pm
Tournament lunch for players and parents

Thursday,
August 6, 2020

All events at Hope Valley CC:

8:00am – 10:00am
Round 3 starting times off #1 and #10

12:30pm – 3:30pm
Tournament lunch for players and parents

2:30pm
Awards Presentation

Tournament Info

FORMAT: 54-holes of stroke play.
PRACTICE ROUND: Practice rounds will be available on Monday, August 3, 2020 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Please call the Hope Valley CC golf shop to schedule practice round starting time.
STARTING TIMES: Starting times will be available on July 28, 2020. All tournament rounds will range from 8:00 am – 10:00 am off #1 and #10 tees. Rounds two and three will be repaired based on scores.
YARDAGES: Boys’ yardage – 6,720 yards, par 70 / Girls’ yardage – 6,220 yards, par 70.
DIVISIONS: Players will compete in divisions based on gender. There are no age divisions.
PRIZES: Trophies will be awarded to the top five players in each division.
CADDIES: Caddies will not be allowed. Each player must walk and carry their own golf bag. Push carts are allowed.
SPECTATOR CARTS: Spectator carts will NOT be available unless with a state issued automobile handicap placard.
WITHDRAWS: If you cannot compete and need to withdraw from this tournament, please call Hope Valley CC at 919-489-6676.

Lodging Info

Special rates are available at the Washington Duke Inn, just 5 miles away. Call them at (919) 490-0999 and mention the Hope Valley Junior Invitational (Group ID: 835642) to get preferred rates. Or, just click on this link:

Private Housing

There is a limited amount of private housing. Please contact Bob Byrnes at Hope Valley CC for more information.

Eligibility

Entry is open to any invited female male amateur golfer who is 18 or younger as of August 6, 2020 and who has not started college (class of 2020 or higher).

Registration / Entries

All players must register online at www.hopevalleyjuniorinvitational.com. Hope Valley Junior Invitational is not responsible for errors or delays by any internet service provider. Entries are only accepted between the open and close dates as stated above. Confirmation of acceptance is sent to players when their status is determined. Status may be checked at www.hvji.golf. The entry fee must be paid by each player at time of registration.

Rules

USGA Rules of Golf govern play. Questions will be decided by the on-site Rules Committee whose decision will be final. Notice to Players and local rules are posted at host club and distributed at the starting tee(s). Tournament committee reserves the right to alter the conditions or schedules as stated, including alteration of the stipulated round(s) at any time during the championship. The competition is closed when the championship trophy has been presented. Special requests for starting times or pairings are not granted.

Player's Agreement:

I, for myself and the player, hereby release Hope Valley Country Club (the host facility), The Hope Valley Junior Invitational Golf Tournament, its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, and all of its sponsors from any and all liability for any event or consequence whatsoever in any way arising out of or relating to a player’s participation in this event with the sole and singular exception of liability arising out of bad faith or willful misconduct. I understand and support the AJGA’s Code of Conduct (see below). In case of emergency during the tournament, I authorize a qualified medical doctor to take all necessary measures in the treatment of the aforementioned tournament participant. I give HVJI permission to use my child’s picture in any publication, and to give my email address to college coaches who request it.

Parents & Spectators

Parents and spectators are welcome and desired at our Tournament. Spectator carts will not be available during the tournament. All spectators must keep a 20 yard distance from players. Spectators may have no verbal contact with players. The giving of advice or coaching of players is strictly prohibited and is grounds for disqualification. Parents are encouraged to follow their child. We do ask that all parents remain on the cart path (roughs in no cart paths), unless assisting with the search for a ball.

This event will observe all current State and Local health guidelines and be played under established COVID-19 protocols.

College Coaches

College coaches – please let us know that you’re coming, so we can better prepare the 2020 HVJI Coach’s lounge for you.

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Conduct Code Violations

Any of the following actions by an HVJI member at an HVJI event, non-HVJI event or toward another HVJI member anywhere, constitutes a violation of the AJGA Code of Conduct:

1. Unsportsmanlike conduct, including abusive language, cheating, club throwing, disrespect to volunteers, officials or fellow competitors, or abuse of golf course property
2. Not adhering to the dress code at the host golf course
3. Use or association with drugs, alcohol, or smoking or chewing tobacco products
4. Vandalism at the host hotel, abusive behavior to host family or property
5. Conduct not becoming of an HVJI player, such as acting in anger or creating other distractions
6. Failure to treat host golf course with respect by ignoring the responsibility of caring for the course, filling divots and fixing ball marks
7. Physical abuse, threat of physical abuse, verbal abuse, slander or libel towards other players, parents, coaches, sponsors, host golf course staff or members, HVJI staff or volunteers in any medium

Rules

USGA Rules of Golf govern play. Questions will be decided by the on-site Rules Committee whose decision will be final. Notice to Players and local rules are posted at host club and distributed at the starting tee(s). Tournament committee reserves the right to alter the conditions or schedules as stated, including alteration of the stipulated round(s) at any time during the championship. The competition is closed when the championship trophy has been presented. Special requests for starting times or pairings are not granted.

Violations

Any Code of Conduct violation will result in a written letter to the player and his or her parent/guardian. The HVJI Tournament Committee may assess any or all of the following penalties based on severity and frequency of the violation(s):

1. One-stroke penalty for each act of unsportsmanlike behavior on the golf course
2. Immediate disqualification from the tournament at which the violation occurs
3. Depending on the severity of the violation, a tournament disqualification may also result in disqualification from the next year(s) event.