Trusted Choice® Big “I” National Championship Annandale Golf Club Madison, Mississippi August 7 – 10, 2017
Saturday, August 5 Registration, Annandale Clubhouse, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Unofficial Practice Round after 2:00 p.m. - $85 green fee.
Sunday, August 6 Registration, Annandale Clubhouse. 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Practice Round Annandale Course, 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (no fee) Long Drive Qualifying during the practice round. Welcome Player Dinner, Jackson Country Club, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (players and families, host families, committee members, sponsors, state chairs)
Monday, Aug 7 First round, waves from 1st and 10th tees beginning at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug 8 Second round, waves from 1st and 10th tees beginning at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (Field cut to 27 girls and 51 boys following round)
Wednesday, Aug 9 Third round, 7:30 a.m. from 1st and 10th tees. Long Drive Championship, 3:00 p.m. State Chair’s Meeting, Annandale Clubhouse, 4:15 pm.
Thursday, Aug 10 Final round, 7:30 a.m. from 1st and 10th tees. Awards ceremony, Scoreboard, immediately following the round.
Registration All players must register in-person prior to 2:00 p.m. Sunday (August 6) in the Annandale Clubhouse registration area. Should the occasion arise that weather or some unexpected emergency occurs, contact Mr. Carriker at (210) 710-7744 for authorization to extend the mandatory registration.
Practice Rounds The official practice round will be held Sunday (August 6), beginning at 7:30 a.m., foursomes from the first tee. Tee-times are the player’s responsibility and may be made after July 15, 2017 by calling the Golf Shop at (601) 856-3882X3. An additional round is also available Saturday after 2:00 p.m. with an $85 greens fee. Please call after July 15th to arrange for this round.
Long Drive Contest The Patrick Cannon Memorial Long Drive Championship will be held upon completion of the third round, August 7. Qualifying attempts will be conducted during the Sunday practice round, with five boys and five girls advancing to the long drive championship.
Dress Code The Big I adheres to a strict dress code for its golfers which will be enforced throughout the week of the Championship. Players are expected to wear traditional golf attire in good taste. The Committee and Host venue reserve the right to ask any player not conforming to the following dress code to change or leave the facility. Required Dress includes: - Men must wear collared shirts, turtlenecks or mock turtlenecks, and those shirts must be tucked-in at all times. - Hats or visors must be worn with the brim forward - Women’s fashion shirts without a collar must have sleeves. - Women’s fashion shirts must not rise above the belt line at any time during the golf swing. - Women’s shorts must be golf appropriate The Following Are Not Permitted: - Tee shirts or collarless shirts (men) - Tank tops, jeans, denim shorts, cut-off shorts, gym shorts or short-shorts. - Cargo pants or cargo shorts.
Spectators are asked to dress appropriately while at our host venue and denim is not allowed in any of the Country Club facilities.
Carts As a general rule, carts are not allowed on the course during the official practice round and Championship rounds and will only be allowed for a player’s relative supported by a doctor’s certified medical reason. This authorization must be requested from Mr. Carriker at Championship Operations.
Caddies Caddies may be used during the practice rounds and rounds three and four during the Championship. There are no limitations for caddies during the Sunday practice round, however, during rounds three and four, the caddie may not be a parent or professional golf coach. A player’s parent or coach may not caddy for another player if that player is playing with the caddie’s child or student. The Annandale Golf Shop will not arrange for local caddies.
Players who miss the cut and remain at the club may like to caddy for players during the third and fourth rounds. A caddy need / sign-up will be maintained in the Player’s lounge.
Player’s Lounge Complimentary breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided to the players in the Player’s Lounge between the hours of 6:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lunch service will terminate at 3:00 p.m.
Practice Range The Practice range will be in operation between the hours of 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Player services will also be positioned Monday through Thursday.
Hotels The Host Committee has arranged for special room rates in the best proximity to Annandale GC. When making reservations insure you mention occupants will be playing in the Trusted Choice Big I National Championship at the Annandale Golf Club.
Hilton Garden Inn Jackson / Madison, 320 Mannsdale Road, Madison, MS 39110, telephone (601) 420-0442. Reservations must be made by July 30, 2017.
Springhill Suites Jackson / Ridgeland, 121 Southtowne Ave, Ridgeland, MS 39157, telephone (601) 898-3717. Reservations must be made by July 14, 2017.
Hyatt Place Jackson / Ridgeland, 1016 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland, MS 3915t, telephone (601) 898-8815. Reservations must be made by TBD.
Transportation Transportation will be provided for players from the Jackson Airport on Saturday (only), August 5 to the Annandale GC. Players requesting this service will be greeted at baggage claim and transported to Annandale to complete registration. Return transportation to the Jackson Airport will also be provided on Thursday, August 9. When booking return flights, please consider the final round should be completed by 2:30 pm, followed by the awards ceremony. Travel time between Annandale and the airport is approximately 40 minutes. It is strongly suggested that return flights home not be made prior to 6:00 p.m. due to play times and traffic. Insure all transportation information is provided during on-line registration and feel free to contact the Transportation Chair Cecil Vaughan, (662) 251-7233, or email@example.com.
Host Family Housing The Trusted Choice Big “I” is famous for its host / private housing. The Host Committee provides housing for players in homes of club members and residents of the local community. Cut-off for private housing requests will be July 26, 2017, with home assignments beginning July 28. . At that time, players requesting host housing must have provided all travel information to insure this service is available. Host families will house two players of like ages and gender, and will provide transportation for their players during their stay. Insure all housing information is provided during on-line registration and feel free to contact the Host Family Housing Chair, Denise Forsythe, (769) 231-8100, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On-Line Registration Players advancing to the National Championship will receive their ids and passwords from the National Committee for on-line registration shortly after their Qualifying Tournaments. Please access the bigigolf.com website and complete on-line registration prior to July 23. Please be complete with this registration as the type of support provided by the National and Host Committees is determined by these entries.
Medical All players are expected to have private medical coverage prior to arriving in Mississippi. While medical support will be on the course daily. Off-site facilities TBD.
Special Instructions. 1 Range finders (no wind or slope capability) may be used during all rounds. 2 Players, nor their caddies are authorized to use cell phones while on the course.