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Texas Golf Association, Since 1906

North Senior Amateur Information

North Senior Amateur Information

Date: April 11th-12th, 2017
Host Club: Ridglea Country Club (Championship)
Address: 3901 Ridglea Country Club Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76126
Phone: (817) 731-1827       
Entry & Eligibility Information
Entries Open: February 21st, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close: April 5th, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: March 15th, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: $200
Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who are 55 years of age or older by the first round of tournament play and reside in the North Texas region (31’ parallel. Salado, TX and South is the break point) Applicants must have a certified GHIN Handicap index of 8.4 or less for the Senior division and 10.0 or less for the Super Senior division.  Please reference TGA 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:  
a) Top Ten (10) finishers and ties in previous year’s North Senior (Senior Division)
b) Top five (5) finishers and ties in previous year’s North Senior (Super Senior Division)
c) Last five (5) North Senior Amateur Champions
d) Last five (5) North Super Senior Amateur Champions
d) Three (3) host club exemptions

 The TGA reserves the right to select players to be in the field.  For exemption request details, please view TGA Policies and ProceduresExempt players must enter by the published deadline or they will lose their exempt status and spot in the final field.

Entry Procedure: The field will be established in the order in which entries are received with a priority for exempt players in each division until the published exemption deadline of March 15th at 5:00 PM. Once the exemption deadline has passed, and if the field or a division is not full, the TGA will fill the remaining spots in the field with waitlisted entries, which may affect the size of each division. These entries will be accepted into the field in the order in which they were received, regardless of division. For additional information regarding the wait list and when the number of applicants exceeds the field capacity, please refer to the TGA Policies and Prodcedures

Championship Information

Course Information: The Championship Course at Ridglea Country Club is a men's ​only facility. During all practice rounds and tournament rounds, only men of the age of 18 or older are allowed on the property at all times. Contact the Texas Golf Association Championship Department if there are any questions.

Format/Field Size:  Play will be contested over 36 holes of stroke play.  The field will be split up in two divisions; Senior (55 or older as of the tournament start date) and Super Senior (65 or older as of the tournament start date) 60 Senior / 24 Super Senior players.Each division will play from different tees/yardage with a separate champion being crowned in each division. Super Seniors must declare on application if they wish to compete in the Senior Division.   

What's Included:  The championship entry fee includes greens, cart and range fees for all championship rounds.
Registration Information:  There is no official on-site registration or check-in required. Players should arrive to their starting tee approximately 8-10 minutes prior to their starting time.

Practice Round Information:  Each player is allowed one (1) practice round at the negotiated rate of $50 including cart.  Please contact the host club golf shop to schedule a practice round. Ridglea Country Club will begin accepting practice round tee times on March 27th.

Pairings/Tee Time Information: Pairings/tee times for the first round will be made available on Friday, April 7th, 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. Round 1 and 2 tee times will be off #1 and #10 tees starting at 8:00 AM.
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.
Transportation:  Players and their caddies may walk or ride at all times during all stipulated rounds of the North Senior Amateur.  Carts are limited to two (2) riders at a time and a maximum of two (2) carts per group.
USGA Groove Condition of Competition (Condition NOT in Effect): The USGA Groove Rules effective January 1st, 2010 are NOT in effect for this competition.
Score Posting:  At the conclusion of the championship each players score will be automatically posted as a "T” or tournament score to the GHIN handicap system.  Please do not enter your own scores from the competitive rounds, as this will result in a double post.

Schedule of Events
All events will take place at Ridglea Country Club (Championship Course), unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions; players will receive additional information in advance of the championship.
Tuesday, April 11th   
8:00 AM                       Round 1 begins (#1 & #10 Tees)

Wednesday, April 12th   
8:00 AM                       Round 2 begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
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