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Attention: Be sure to follow the IJM Twitter account @ijmgolf, and Facebook page to get the most up to date information.  Please use the #2017ijm hashtag when posting about the tournament. We’ll continue to provide updates leading up to the tournament as well as information, scoring updates and photos during the tournament.

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How To Play

A. By Invitation:
Historically all IJM participants have completed an application listing their accomplishments, and submitted it to the IJM selection committee. The committee would review the applications and invite participants based upon their results in previous IJM’s or their listed accomplishments. This is still the primary avenue to gain entry. However…

B. By Qualification:
In addition to the invitation selection process, EACC is holding an 18 hole, medal qualifying tournament for those applicants who wish to have an alternate opportunity to gain entry into the IJM field. The actual number of qualifying spots will be determined by the selection committee based upon the number of entrants into the qualifying tournament, however a minimum of 5 spots is guaranteed. Cost of the qualifier is $100 and includes a practice round to be arranged with the pro shop the week of the qualifier. Successful participants will have their $100 fee credited toward the total tournament entry fee of $295.

In addition, 2 spots will also be held for those participants whose families hold membership and are in good standing of EACC.

Both qualifiers will be held on the same afternoon, Saturday May 6, 2017.

C. Application
The link below leads to the application page which must be filled out by each candidate. If you are submitting the application for consideration by the committee for invitation check that box on the form.

2017 Application Page

We began accepting applications on January 1, 2017. We encourage early submittal as invitations are issued throughout the winter and spring.  Deadline for all applications is May 1, 2017.

Lodging

The International Junior Masters has reserved rooms at two local hotels for IJM participants.

Please call your preferred hotel to reserve. You must ask for the International Junior Masters group rate to receive the IJM rate. Please note that the above hotels will release the rooms after the cutoff date and group rate and availability will no longer be assured.

Hampton Inn–East Aurora
49 Olean Street
East Aurora, NY 14052
716-655-3300
Cutoff for reservations: June 1st.
Room rate: $149
Click to make online reservations in East Aurora

Hampton Inn–West Seneca
1750 Ridge Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
716-824-2030
Cutoff for reservations: June 1st.
Room rate $149
Click to make online reservations in West Seneca

Other Information

Practice Rounds:
Practice rounds are encouraged.
Players may arrange practice rounds, prior to the week of the tournament by making arrangements through the EACC Pro Shop.
Practice rounds on the Sunday prior to the tournament start, will be limited due to member play.
Anyone may practice Monday AM, prior to the Ham-Am.

Meals:
Lunch – Each player will be provided a lunch ticket each day in the scoring tent.
Dinner – Monday Ham-Am, Wednesday Champions Award Dinner – both 7:00 PM are included in the tournament fee and are mandatory for all participants.

Parents and chaperones are invited for Wednesday’s Champion’s Awards Dinner.

Range: Opens at 6:30 a.m. each morning.

Tee Times: Will be available, for the next day, upon conclusion of play. Check the website each evening or call the EACC Pro Shop.

Player Packets: Will be available at the check-in desk or EACC Pro Shop starting at 6:30 a.m. Monday morning. Check in when you arrive Monday morning.

Tournament Staff
Tournament Director, Jeff Kamien (jeffkamien@gmail.com)
Assistant Tournament Director, Paul O’Brien (ob.eacc@gmail.com)
Head PGA Pro, David Jones
Golf Course Superintendent, Drew Thompson
House Manager, George Mintzer

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Ron Olson, at (716) 558-7520.

Schedule

The International Junior Masters is a unique combination of both medal play and match play, bringing together junior golfers from all over the world. It is the oldest international junior golf invitational in North America.

Monday

Practice Rounds & Ham-Am

The range will be open at 6:30 AM. The course will open (1st tee) at 7:00 AM for practice. Check in at pro shop for tee position. You can form your own groups if you like, but get a tee position from the Pro. The course closes at 11:30 AM for the Ham-Am fundraiser. Due to the number of groups participating in the afternoon there will be no opportunity for play unless you have been assigned to a group in the Ham-Am, which will be your practice round. If you are playing in the Ham Am you may also practice Monday morning.

Players selected to play in the Ham Am will be notified.

Lunch is at 11:00. The long drive contest will take place immediately following the Ham Am. All players invited to participate. Dinner will follow at approximately 7:00 pm in the club house. This is mandatory for all players unless you have been excused. If you cannot attend Monday due to qualifiers you must contact info@internationaljuniormasters.com. This will allow us to set the Ham Am field with players who are on site. If you cannot make the Ham-Am, please make every effort to attend the Monday dinner. Dress – golf attire.

Tuesday

1st Round of Medal Play

The first round of medal play begins Tuesday at 7am and continues through 3pm. Range opens at 6:30 AM.

Update: Tee times for Tuesday’s round have been posted.  View tee times.

Players will go off in threesomes throughout the morning. Tee times are posted on the tournament website in advance and also be posted in the Pro Shop. Your Wednesday tee time is dependent upon your standing after the first round of medal play; therefore tee times for Wednesday will not be available until all players have finished. The lower scores will start first on Wednesday AM.

There are no scheduled activities Tuesday evening. For those staying in the East Aurora area there are several restaurants in town for your dining pleasure. Check with our hospitality table for recommendations and we urge you to patronize those who have been generous enough to advertise with us and support the tournament. Menus will be available at the hospitality table.

Wednesday

2nd Round of Medal Play (AM); 1st Round of Matches in Championship Flight (PM)

Tee times will begin at 7am with play continuing through 6pm, range opens at 6:30 AM.

Best scores, from Tuesday, will be going out early in the morning. After the morning round, the low 32 will be formed and sent out for the first round of match play. Winners of these matches will form the Championship flight and those defeated will form the Consolation flight.
The times for Thursday matches will be available after the conclusion of the afternoon matches on the tournament website and posted.

The Champions Dinner takes place Wednesday evening after the conclusion of the afternoon matches. All are required to attend. Parents / families are also invited to attend. At this dinner awards for the medal portion of play will be given out as well as the Deb Engle trophy emblematic of sportsmanship, perseverance, character and play.

Dress for the evening is business casual. Gentlemen are expected to wear sport jackets over golf or button down shirts. Ties are optional. This dinner is included in your tournament fee.

Thursday

Match Play in All Flights (AM & PM – Elimination Matches)

Matches start at 7am with play continuing through 6pm, range open at 6:30 AM.

All entrants will play a match Thursday morning. This is the start of elimination. Winners continue to play. Match winners are paired for the afternoon matches. With 80 players forming 40 groups (20 per side) there is inevitably a delay between your first nine and second nine. The putting green is open, however the range is closed.

Results will be posted on the tournament website after the conclusion of play in the afternoon.

There are no scheduled functions Thursday night.

Friday

Semi Final & Final Matches in All Flights; Championship Party!

Friday matches commence at 8am with play continuing through 5pm, range open at 6:30 AM.

Matches proceed in the following order: Bronze flight at 7:30 AM followed by Silver, Gold, Consolation and Championship at approximately 9:00 AM

The afternoon rounds will go in the same order starting at 1:00 PM ending with the Championship match teeing off at 1:40 PM

Immediately following the conclusion of play ~5:00 PM, the awards ceremony will commence. At this time the Friday Tournament Celebration will begin as well. All are invited to attend this great party which is attended each year by our members, players, parents and families, members of the media, coaches and our tournament sponsors and staff. There is no charge for this and we hope all can attend.

It’s really a fun party for all!!!

General Information

Weather – should weather affect the tournament, players will be advised of evacuation points. The pro shop and tournament director will monitor weather situations. Any player has the right to suspend their play if they feel conditions are not safe.

Should the horn sound halting play, there are designated pick up spots for players to assemble. They will be driven in to the club house.

Shelters on the course are located as follows:
3rd tee – near 2nd and 6th green and 7th tee
7th green – near 11/12 fairway, 8th tee
15th tee – near 14th and 17th green and 16th tee

The tournament has been very fortunate with weather in recent years, however should we lose rounds due to the weather (tournament must end Friday) the committee has a schedule that anticipates all combinations of weather delay / cancellation.

Rules of play – USGA rules of golf will prevail except as notified by local rule modifications. Players will be made aware of these rules prior to play.

Decisions – all decisions involving application and interpretation of rules will be the sole discretion of the golf professional and designated staff.

Spectators – Are allowed and encouraged to follow play and show their appreciation of the fine play displayed during the week. Spectators should not involve themselves in rulings or communicate strategy or golf instruction to the contestants or walk with the players. Spectators should make effort to keep out of the line of sight of players. Parking and admission are free.  Tuesday and Thursday are Kid’s Days, Noon until 2pm kids receive a hot dog and a soft drink while watching the tournament.

Range Finders – The IJM Committee will allow the use of range finders that measure distance only.

Cell Phones – We ask that all cell phones be turned off during play as a courtesy to the contestants.

Etiquette – All players are expected to respect their fellow competitors, the EACC staff, the course and the game.

East Aurora Country Club

Golf Home of the International Junior Masters, Since 1953.

The International Junior Masters has been contested at East Aurora Country Club every year since 1953. For more information about the East Aurora Country Club, including a course tour, visit their website.

Visit the EACC Website

East Aurora

and Vicinity

Activities

EXPLORE & MORE…A CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
 www.exploreandmore.org
 300 Gleed Avenue
 East Aurora, NY 14052
 (716) 655-5131
Explore & More is the fun museum designed for the many ways kids learn. The museum features hands-on interactive exhibits and programs for children ages one to ten. Visit the museum Wednesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday 12 noon – 5pm. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $5.00 for children ages 1-10. Children under one and families participating in WIC are free.


ROYCROFT CAMPUS
 www.roycrofter.com
 40 South Grove Street
 East Aurora, NY 14052
 (716) 652-3333 or 800 ROYCRFT
Elbert Hubbard and his Roycroft Renaissance continue to blossom in East Aurora and throughout the country. A National Historic landmark since 1986, the fourteen-building (9 public) Roycroft Campus attracts thousands annually through today’s similarly inspired artists and artisans. The Roycroft Inn and Shops, as they were historically known, are famous once again. Sun-Sat Call for times & event schedule.


ROYCROFT MUSEUM – ELBERT HUBBARD
 http://www.roycrofter.com/museum.htm
 363 Oakwood Avenue
 East Aurora, NY 14052
 (716) 652-4735
A Craftsman bungalow house is filled with artifacts of Elbert Hubbard, publisher and founder of one of America’s most successful Arts and Crafts Colonies, “The Roycroft,” in East Aurora, NY. Hubbard was able to attract writers and artisans like Stephen Crane and Walter Jennings and visitors to the Roycroft by Rockefeller, Ford and Edison. The Roycroft Craftsmens’ fine books, copperware, leather crafts and furniture are on display at the Museum. June 1-Oct. 15; Wed, Sat, Sun; 1-4pm; Closed holidays, $5 per person.

MILLARD FILLMORE HOUSE
 24 Shearer Avenue
 East Aurora, NY 14052
 (716) 652-3280
A national historic landmark house built by our 13th President of the United States, Millard Fillmore and furnished and restored in the 1826 era. June 1-Oct. 15, Wed, Sat, Sun, 1-4pm. Closed holidays. $5 donation per adult.

AURORA THEATRE
 673 Main Street
 East Aurora, NY 14052
 (716) 652-1660
 Movies

EAST AURORA FARMER’S MARKET
 Aurora Village Shopping Center
 123 Grey Street
 East Aurora, NY 14052
 (716) 652-0951
 Wed & Sats. 7am-1pm; May to November

TOY TOWN MUSEUM
 www.toytownusa.com
 606 Girard Avenue
 East Aurora, NY 14052
 (716) 687-5151
Toys through the ages including a Fisher-Price Toy Collection from 1930-1970 highlighting rare and one-of-a-kind toys. The museum features a rotating exhibit area with varying toy collections, plus ToyWorks – a children’s interactive learning center. Mon&Tue, 12:00Noon – 5pm; Wed-Sat, 10AM – 5PM; Sunday, 12Noon – 4PM. Closed holidays.

Local Tourism

Village of East Aurora, NY:
http://www.east-aurora.ny.us
East Aurora Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.eanycc.com/visit.asp
East Aurora Advertiser:
http://www.eastaurorany.com

City of Buffalo, NY: http://www.city-buffalo.com
Erie County:
http://www.erie.gov/
Niagara Falls, NY:
http://www.niagara-usa.com/
Niagara Falls, Canada:
http://www.infoniagara.com/

Hotels & Accomodations

The Roycroft Inn
40 South Grove East Aurora, NY 14052
716 652 5552
www.roycroftinn.com

Hampton Inn–East Aurora
49 Olean Street East Aurora, NY 14052
716-655-3300
Cutoff for reservations: June 1st. Room rate: $149
Click to make online reservations in East Aurora

Staybridge Suites
164 Slade Avenue West Seneca, NY 14224
716 939 3100

Hampton Inn South/I-90
1750 Ridge Road West Seneca, NY 14224
716 332 1200
Cutoff for reservations: June 1st. Room rate $149
Click to make online reservations in West Seneca

Restaurants

ARRIBA TORTILLA
591 Main Street East Aurora, NY 14052
716-687-1115

BAR-BILL TAVERN
185 Main Street East Aurora, NY 14052
716-652-7959

PASQUALE’S PIZZA & SUBS
242 Main Street East Aurora, NY 14052
716-655-0100

GRIFFON GASTROPUB
634 Main St. East Aurora, NY 14052
716-714-9301

RICK’S ON MAIN
687 Main St East Aurora, NY 14052
716-652-1253

189 PUBLIC HOUSE
189 Main Street East Aurora, NY 14052
716-655-8189

TONY ROME’S GLOBE HOTEL
711 Main Street East Aurora, NY 14052
652-4221

ELM STREET BAKERY
72 Elm St East Aurora, NY 14052
716-652-4720

MANGIA
4264 N Buffalo Road Orchard Park, NY 14127
716-662-9467