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Texas Golf Association, Since 1906

Texas Father-Son Information

Texas Father-Son Information

Date: July 7th-9th, 2017
Host Club: Moody Gardens Golf Course
Address: 1700 Syndor Lane, Galveston, TX 77554
Phone: (409) 683-4653         
 
 
Entry & Eligibility Information
 
Entries Open: May 16th, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close: June 28th, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: June 5th, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
TGA Staff Contact: Manager, South Texas - John Cochran
 
Entry Fee: $650 (team)  
 
Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers with a USGA Handicap index of 18.0 or less. Either father or son must be a member of a TGA member club with a GHIN Handicap Index. Both players must be a current resident of the state of Texas; non-residents are not eligible. Please reference TGA Policies and Procedures for further details. 
 
Exemptions: Provided players are otherwise eligible, exemptions are given to the following:
  1. A father or son who is a past TGA Father-Son Overall Champion within the last 10 years
    1. This exemption may be used by the father or the son, the pair does not have to play together but they are limited to a single exemption for the championship
  2. Previous year’s flight winners
  3. Two (2) teams that include a host club member
The TGA reserves the right to select players to be in the field. For exemption request details, please view TGA Policies and Procedures. Exempt players must enter by the published deadline or they will lose their exempt status and spot in the final field.

 
Championship Information

Format/Field Size: The field will be limited to 80 teams. The Championship Division will consist of a maximum 40 teams with the lowest combined handicap indexes. These teams will play four-ball stroke play in rounds one and two. After 36 holes, the championship division will be separated into two flights. The low 50% (and ties) will make up the Championship Flight and will play Combined Score (individual stroke play using both players scores) in the final round to determine the overall champion. The team with the lowest 54 hole total will determine the overall champions. The remaining teams from the Championship Division will be placed in the Presidents Flight, and will play another round of four-ball stroke play for their final round. Teams will carry their 36-hole total score forward to determine the President Flight winner. The team with the lowest 54 hole total will determine the winner.
 
Note: A team may opt out of the Championship Division by notifying the TGA before the entry close date in writing. A team may not opt out after the entries close.  

All other flights will play a net four-ball format for each round. The TGA reserves the right to adjust players’ handicaps if necessary. Teams will be pre-flighted based on team handicap index. Handicaps indexes used to flight and score the championship will come from the Effective Revision Date of June 15th, 2017.
 
Approximate Yardages: Championship Division will play from approx. 6,500 yards with net flights playing from approx. 6,000 yards.
 
2017 Final Round Pairing Order: The Championship Flight, President Flight and Hogan Flight will be in the afternoon wave for the final round on Sunday.

What's Included: The championship entry fee includes greens, cart and range fees for all championship rounds including the championship practice round. The entry fee also includes championship gifts and food/beverage at the Player Welcome Reception.
 
Host Hotel:  
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center
Seven Hope Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77554
888-388-8484
A room block will be available at a rate of $199.00 per night for standard double queen or single king beds. Please reference *Texas Golf Association – Father-Son Championship* when making reservations.
 
Registration Information: Player registration will be held on Thursday, July 6th between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.  If a player cannot make registration, he must notify a TGA official at the host club that he is unable to make the registration deadline, but will be competing in the championship. Those players not contacting a TGA official by 5:00 PM are subject to forfeiting their playing position.
 
Father-Son Banquet Information: The TGA will host a Welcome Reception at the host club for players, officials, and their guest at the Moody Gardens Resort. The reception will be held the night of the practice round with the golf course closing at 6:30 PM. Refreshments, cocktails, and Hors d'oeuvres will be available starting at 7:00 PM. Notification will be required at registration to provide accurate numbers attending the banquet.
 
Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round on Thursday, July 6th, only. Players must contact the host club golf shop on or after June 22nd to schedule a practice round tee time.   
 
Pairings/Tee Time Information: Pairings/tee times for the first and second rounds will be made available no later than Monday, July 3rd online at www.txga.org. Final round starting times/pairings will be available in the evening preceding play (approximately one hour after the completion of play) online at www.txga.org, in the Texas Golf Association Tournament Office and the Golf Shop. Final round starting times will be re-drawn based on total score following the previous rounds of play. The Championship Flight, President Flight and Hogan Flight will be in the afternoon wave for the final round on Sunday.
 
 
Policies & Procedures
 
To ensure that competitors have the best possible experience when competing in the championship, it is helpful to be knowledgeable of Texas Golf Association (TGA) Policies and Procedures, Conditions of Competition and Local Rules (Hard Card), as established by the association. For more information, please click here. For information specific to Conditions of Competition applicable to this championship, please see below:
 
Caddies: Caddies are permitted during the championship. Players are responsible for supplying their own caddie for the competition. Caddies must abide by the host facility dress code. Caddies will not be guaranteed a seat on any cart.
Transportation: Players may walk or ride at their discretion. Cart fees for all championship rounds are included in the entry fee. Carts are limited to two (2) riders at a time and two (2) carts per group. There will be no spectator carts available for this championship.
USGA Groove Condition of Competition (Condition NOT in Effect): The USGA Groove Rules effective January 1st, 2010 are NOT in effect for this competition.
 

Schedule of Events
 
All events will take place at Moody Gardens Golf Course, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.
 
Thursday, July 6th
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM                   Registration & Practice Rounds
8:00 AM                                  Practice Round Starting Times - #1 Tee
6:30 PM                                  Golf Course Closes
6:30 PM                                  Cocktail Reception (Moody Gardens Resort)
 
Friday, July 7th
7:30 AM                                  Round 1, Wave 1 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
12:30 PM                                Round 1, Wave 2 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
 
Saturday, July 8th  
7:30 AM                                  Round 2, Wave 1 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
12:30 PM                                Round 2, Wave 2 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
Following Play                         Field re-paired for final round
 
Sunday, July 9th  
7:30 AM                                  Round 3, Wave 1 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
12:30 PM                                Round 3, Wave 2 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
Following Play                         Awards Presentation
 
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