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

Texas Four-Ball Information

Texas Four-Ball Information

Date: May 19th-21st, 2017
Host Club: Crown Colony Country Club
Address: 900 Crown Colony Drive, Lufkin, TX 75901
Phone: (936) 637-8811         
TGA Staff Contact: Manager, South Texas - John Cochran
 
Entry & Eligibility Information
 
Entries Open: April 4th, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close: May 10th, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: April 24th, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
 
Entry Fee: $650 (team)
 
Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers age 25 or older as of the first round of tournament play, with a GHIN Handicap of 6.4 or less. To be eligible for the Senior Division, both players must be age 55 or older as of the first round of tournament play. To be eligible for the Super Senior Division, both players must be age 65 or older as of the first round of tournament play. Teams in the Senior and Super Senior divisions will need participants to have a GHIN Handicap of 8.4 or less. Please reference TGA Policies and Procedures for further details. If a division is not full by April 25, 2017, waitlisted players for other divisions will be accepted up to the field limit.
 
Exemptions: Provided players are otherwise eligible, exemptions are given to the following:
  1. Teams finishing in the top ten (10) of the Championship Division in the previous year’s Texas Four-Ball Championship
  2. The current year’s to five (5) teams plus ties in the regional Four-Ball Championships
  3. The top five (5) teams in both the Senior and Super Senior Divisions of the previous year’s Texas Four-Ball Championship
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 April 24th 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 Procedures.

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/Cut: The championship will be contested over 54 holes of four-ball stroke play with two (2) divisions; Championship and Senior. Each division will play from separate tees/yardages and separate champions will be recognized in each division. 
 
The field is limited to 80 teams, as outlined below:
Championship            25 & Over (48 teams)
Senior                        55 & Over (20 teams)

What's Included: The championship entry fee includes greens, carts and range fees for all championship rounds including the championship practice round. The entry fee also includes championship gifts and lunch during the first two rounds of the championship.
 
Host Hotel: The TGA has partnered with Quality Inn & Suites in Nacogdoches to provide options for housing during the Championship. Please reference "Texas Golf Association - Four-Ball Championship" when making reservations. 

Quality Inn & Suites
$69/night – King/Double Queen
(936) 564-2800
3400 South Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75964

Registration Information: Player Registration will be held on Thursday, May 18th 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.
 
Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round on Thursday, May 18th, only. Players must contact the host club golf shop on or after May 10th 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, May 15th online at www.txga.org. Tee times for the first and second rounds will begin off of #1 and #10 tees starting at 8:00 AM and the afternoon waves will begin at 1:00 PM. 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.
 
 
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 fees for all championship are included in the entry fee. Carts are limited to two (2) riders at a time and two (2) carts per group. There are no spectator carts allowed for this TGA 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 Crown Colony Country Club, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.
 
Thursday, May 18th
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM                  Registration & Practice Rounds
8:00 AM                                 Practice Round Starting Times - #1 Tee

Friday, May 19th
8:00 AM                                 Round 1 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM                Player Lunch

Saturday, May 20th   
8:00 AM                                 Round 2 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM                Player Lunch
Following Play                        Pairings for the Final Round will be generated and posted at www.txga.org  
 
Sunday, May 21st   
8:00 AM                                 Final Round Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
12:00 - 3:00 PM                      Player Lunch (available for purchase)
Following Play                        Awards Presentation
 
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