Texas Golf Association, Since 1906
Texas Golf Association, Since 1906

109th Texas Amateur Heads to Whispering Pines Golf Club

The 109th edition of the state's oldest amateur championship heads back to highly acclaimed Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity.  Having previously hosted the championship in 2007, Whispering Pines continues to receive statewide and national accolades, continually rated as the #1 Course in Texas (Golf Digest, Dallas Morning News) and #55 in the country (Golf Digest). 144 of the state's best male amateur golfers will take to Whispering Pines June 14th-17th in pursuit of the H.L. Edwards Trophy.

Player Information

Entries Open: January 30th, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close: March 28th, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: March 28th, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
 
Weekday Qualifying Fee: $130
Weekend Qualifying Fee: $160
Exempt Entry Fee: $130
 
Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers with a GHIN Handicap index of 6.4 or less.  Please reference Texas Golf Association Policies and Procedures for further details, including Policies and Procedures, and Conditions of Competition.
 
Exemptions: Provided players are otherwise eligible, exemptions are given to the following:
 
  1. Last five (5) Texas Amateur Champions;
  2. Top 15 finishers (and ties) in the previous year’s Texas Amateur;
  3. Last five (5) Texas Mid-Amateur Champions;
  4. Top five (5) finishers (and ties) in the previous year’s Texas Mid-Amateur;
  5. Previous year’s Mid-Amateur Match Play Winner & Runner-Up;
  6. Previous year’s TGA Senior Amateur Champion;
  7. Top 10 finisher’s (and ties) on the previous year’s TGA Statewide Player of the Year Points List;
  8. Top three (3) finisher’s (and ties) on the previous year’s Regional Player of the Year Points List;
  9. Three (3) Host Club Selections;
  10. Top three (3) finishers (and ties) in the previous year’s TGA Regional Amateur, not already exempt, within the top ten (10) finishers;
  11. Winner and Runner-Up in the current year’s Regional Mid-Amateurs;
  12. 2017 Byron Nelson Junior Invitational Champion;
  13. Current year’s Byron Nelson Junior Invitational Champion;
  14. Previous year’s Texas Boys Junior Championship;
  15. Previous year’s Texas Legends Junior Tour Player of the Year;
  16. Winner & Runner-Up in previous year’s West Texas Amateur Championship;
  17. Top 700 in the R&A/USGA World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) at time of entry.
 
 The TGA reserves the right to select players to be in the field.  For exemption request details, please reference Texas Golf Association Policies and ProceduresExempt players must enter by the published deadline or they will lose their exempt status and spot in the final field. 

For additional Championship and Qualifying Information, please click here, or use the links under the 'Related Information' menu to the top-right of the page.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 13th
8:00 - 5:00 PM             Registration & Practice Rounds
8:00 AM                       Practice Round Starting Times - #1 Tee
6:00 PM                       Golf Course Closes
6:30 PM                       Cocktail Reception & Player Dinner
 
Thursday, June 14th
6:30 - 10:00 AM           Player Breakfast
7:30 AM                       Round 1, Wave 1 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
11:30 - 3:00 PM           Player Lunch
12:30 PM                     Round 1, Wave 2 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
 
Friday, June 15th
6:30 - 10:00 AM          Player Breakfast
7:30 AM                      Round 2, Wave 1 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
11:30 - 3:00 PM          Player Lunch
12:30 PM                    Round 2, Wave 2 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
Following Play            Field Reduced to the Low 54 Players & Ties
 
Saturday, June 16th
6:30 – 10:00 AM         Player Breakfast
7:30 AM                      Round 3 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
11:30 - 3:00 PM          Player Lunch

Sunday, June 17th
6:30 – 10:00 AM         Player Breakfast
7:30 AM                      Round 4 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
11:30 - 3:00 PM          Player Lunch
Following Play             Awards Presentation

‚ÄčAll events will take place at Whispering Pines Golf Club, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions; players who are exempt or successfully qualify will receive additional information in advance of the championship.

Weather

Pagoda, TX

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Relative Humidity:
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