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

South Amateur Information

South Amateur Information

Date: August 4th-6th, 2017
Host Club: Horseshoe Bay Resort (Slick Rock Course)
Address: 1306 Hi Stirrup, Horseshoe Bay, TX  78657
Phone: (830) 598-2561    
Entry & Eligibility Information
Entries Open: June 20th, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close: July 31st, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: July 10th, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Manager - Ian Davis

Entry Fee: $270
Partners Program Entry Fee: $240   
Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who reside in the South Texas region (31st parallel, Salado, TX and South is the break point). Applicants must have a GHIN Handicap index of 8.4 or less.  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 five (5) players on current year’s Medalist Hill Country;
b) Last five (5) South Amateur champions,
c) Last five (5) South Mid-Amateur Champions;
d) Current year’s South Senior Amateur Champion (Senior Division);
e) Top ten (10) finishers (and ties) in previous year’s South Amateur;
f) Three (3) Host Club Selections
 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.

Championship Information

Format/Field Size:  Play will be contested over 54 holes of stroke play.  The field is limited to 84 players. 

What's Included:  The championship entry fee includes greens, and range fees for all championship rounds.
Host Hotel: Horseshoe Bay Resort (200 Hi Circle N, Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657) is extending a room rate of $169 per night to the competitors and their families. Reservations can be made by calling the resort at (830) 598-2511 and referencing the Texas Golf Association (South Amateur). 
Registration Information:  There is no official on-site registration or check-in required.  Players should arrive to the tee approximately eight to ten (8 - 10) minutes prior to their starting time.
Practice Round Information:  Each player is allowed one (1) practice round at the negotiated rate of $65 including cart.  Please contact the host club golf shop to schedule a practice round.   

Pairings/Tee Time Information: Pairings/tee times for the first and second rounds will be made available no later than Wednesday, August 2nd online at www.txga.org.  Final round pairings/tee times 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.
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 may walk or ride at their discretion.  Cart fee for all championship rounds is included in the entry fee.  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 player's 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 the Slick Rock Course, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions; players will receive additional information in advance of the championship.
Friday, August 4th
8:00 AM                       Round 1 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
Saturday, August 5th
8:00 AM                       Round 2 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)

Sunday, August 6th
8:00 AM                       Round 3 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
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