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Texas Shootout Information

Texas Shootout Information

Date: October 27th-28th, 2018
Host Club: The Clubs at Houston Oaks
Address: 22602 Hegar Rd., Hockley, TX 77447
Phone: (936) 372-4301
 
 
Entry & Eligibility Information
 
Entries Open: Invitation Only
Entries Close: Invitation Only
 
Entry Fee: $175
 
Selection for Invitation (Mid-Amateurs): Of the eight (8) mid-amateurs chosen from each region, four (4) will be selected from the TGA Regional Player of the Year point standings, and four (4) will be selected from the TGA Statewide Player of the Year point standings.
 
The respective point-earning period for regional selection will include all regional events up to the completion of the current year’s Regional Amateur Championships to earn points towards the event.  For complete information on Regional Player of the Year point-earning events, point breakdowns and current standings, please click here.
 
The respective point-earning period for statewide selection will include the TGA statewide and USGA Championship events found in the statewide performance points breakdown; all statewide players will have up to the completion of the current year Texas Mid-Amateur Championship and U.S. Mid-Amateur Qualifying period to earn points toward the event. Please note that any points earned during the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship itself will not count towards selection, due to time constraints ahead of the Texas Shootout.  For complete information on Statewide Player of the Year point-earning events, point breakdowns and current standings, please click here.
 
Once a player earns a spot via Regional Player of the Year Points, he utilizes a spot from that category and is no longer a factor in determining selections from the State Player of the Year points list.
 
Selection for Invitation (Senior Amateurs): Of the four (4) senior players chosen from each region, each will be selected based on the TGA Senior Statewide Player of the Year point standings.
 
The respective point-earning period for senior selection will include the TGA statewide and USGA Championship events found in the senior performance points breakdown; all senior players will have up to the completion of the current year's Texas Senior Amateur Championship to earn points towards the event. Please note that any points earned during the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship itself will not count towards selection, due to time constraints ahead of the Texas Shootout.  For complete information on Senior Player of the Year point-earning events, point breakdowns and current standings, please click here.
 
The four (4) highest ranked players from each region (North/South), regardless of their overall position on the points list, will be selected.
 
 
Championship Information

Field Size: Each team will consist of 12 players representing the North and South Regions. Foursome and Four-Ball Matches will be played on day 1 (Saturday), with Singles Matches being played on day 2 (Sunday). 
 
Format: Outlined below is a summary of the forms of play and scoring method, which will be used to contest the 2018 Texas Shootout.
 
Foursome Matches: A match in which two players play against two other players, and each side plays one ball. The partners shall play alternately from the teeing grounds (Player 1 – Odd, Player 2 – Even # Holes) and alternately during the play of the hole. Penalty strokes do not affect the order of play.
Four-Ball Matches: A match in which two players play their better ball against the better ball of two other players.
Singles Matches: A match in which one player plays against another.
 
Scoring: Each match is worth 3 points, 1 point for front nine, 1 point for back nine and 1 point for overall winner of the match. In case of a tie, each side will receive a half point. The first team to accumulate 36 ½ points will win the Shootout.  If, at the conclusion of the scheduled matches there is tie for the overall team championship, the prior years’ winning team will retain the trophy.

What's Included: The entry fee includes greens, cart, and range fees for all championship rounds including the championship practice round. The entry fee also includes championship gifts, lunch during competitive rounds, and food/beverage at the cocktail reception and player dinner.
 
Host Hotel: Host hotel information will be made available at a later date. 
 
Registration Information: All competitors must register with Texas Golf Association staff prior to the start of the Texas Shootout and their practice round. Official tournament registration will be held at The Clubs at Houston Oaks on Friday, October 26th beginning at 11:00 AM. Competitors who are unable to register on the date and time listed above must contact Texas Golf Association staff in advance of the Texas Shootout.
 
Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round on Friday, October 26th, only. Practice rounds will be scheduled according to each team roster, with scheduled starting times for each team outlined in the Schedule of Events below.   
 
Match Pairings & Starting Time Information:  Match pairings and starting times will be determined at the Friday evening Cocktail Reception for the Saturday (morning) Foursome Matches and Saturday (afternoon) Four-Ball Matches. Sunday Singles Match draw and starting times will be determined at the Player Dinner on Saturday evening.
 
 
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:
 
Forfeit of Match(es): Should a player, side or team be in a position where they cannot contest a match (whether circumstances are foreseen or not), the opposing player or side will be awarded all three match points counting towards their team total.  For information pertaining to Concessions, please refer to Rule 2-4 (Concession of Match, Hole or Next Stroke) of the USGA Rules of Golf.

Caddies: A player (or side) may use a caddie during the stipulated rounds of the Texas Shootout.

Transportation: Players are encouraged to ride during all rounds at the Texas Shootout. Cart fees for all championship rounds are included in the entry fee. Carts will be limited to two (2) riders at a time and two (2) carts per match. There are no spectator carts permitted during TGA Championships.

​USGA Groove Condition of Competition (Condition NOT in Effect): The USGA Groove Rules effective January 1st, 2010 are NOT in effect for this competition.
 
Dress Code: Apparel will be provided to teams as part of the gifting for the Texas Shootout and be available at Registration. Team Captains will coordinate apparel for each competitive round. Business casual attire with slacks is required for the Cocktail Reception and Player Dinner.
 
Spectators / Guests: This is a team event. Spectators are certainly welcome to attend the matches, but carts will not be available for spectators or guests. The Cocktail Reception, Player Dinner and other player meal functions are intended for players only.
 

Schedule of Events
 
All events will take place at The Clubs at Houston Oaks, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions; players who are selected for the championship field will receive additional information in advance of the championship.
 
Friday, October 26th
11:00 AM                                  Registration
12:30 – 12:50 PM                    Practice Rounds - South
1:00 – 1:20 PM                        Practice Rounds - North
6:00 PM                                    Cocktail Reception & Match Draw

Saturday, October 27th
8:00 – 8:50 AM                       Foursome Matches - #1 Tee
Between Matches                     Lunch Provided
12:30 – 1:20 PM                      Four-Ball Matches - #1 Tee
6:30 PM                                    Player Dinner

Sunday, October 28th
8:00 – 9:28 AM                       Singles Matches - #1 Tee
Following Matches                   Awards Presentation
                                                  Lunch Provided
 
 
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