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



Medalist North
February 10th-11th - Thorntree Country Club, Desoto, TX
March 3rd-4th - The Courses at Watters Creek, Plano, TX
April 21st-22nd - Sherrill Park Golf Course (No.1), Richardson, TX

Medalist Hill Country
February 3rd-4th - Onion Creek Club (North Course), Austin, TX
March 3rd-4th - Grey Rock Golf Club, Austin, TX
April 14th-15th - The Club at Sonterra (South Course), San Antonio, TX

Entry & Eligibility Information
 
Entries Open: January 9th, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close: Monday prior to each event @ 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: N/A (See "Format/Field Size" below)
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Manager - Chris Untiedt  
 
Entry Fee: $145
 
Eligibility: Entries open to male amateur golfers who reside in either region (North/South) of the state of Texas. Applicants must have a certified GHIN Handicap Index of 15.0 or less through a TGA member club. Please reference TGA Policies and Procedures for further details, including Policies and Procedures, and Conditions of Competition. There are no regional restrictions; members can play in either the TGA Medalist North or the TGA Medalist Hill Country events.
 
GHIN Handicap: Players needing a GHIN Handicap who are not members of a TGA Member Club can join the Medalist Golf Club by clicking here
 
Earned Exemptions: The Medalist Players of the Year (only available for participating in Open Divison) in both the North and Hill Country Regions receive automatic exemptions into the 2018 Texas Mid-Amateur, to be held at River Oaks Country Club in Houston, September 14th-16th.
 

Championship Information
 
Format/Field Size: Scheduled for 36 holes of Stroke Play (no cut), gross only. Field limit of 51 players. The field will be established in the order in which entries are received. Each event will be allocated 39 Open Division and 12 Senior Division (age of 55 or older at the start of the first round) until two weeks prior to the respective registration deadline. Once the two week 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 original 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 wait list and when the number of applicants exceeds the division capacity, please refer to the TGA Policies and Procedures.

Each division will play from a different yardage throughout the tournament rounds. Separate champions will be crowned with golf shop credit being awarded to top finishers.

What's Included: Green fee, cart, and range balls are included in tournament entry fee. Players should check in with the golf shop to receive their golf cart
 
Registration Information:  There is no official on-site registration or check-in required.  Players should arrive to the tee approximately 8-10 minutes prior to their starting time.
 
Practice Round Information:  Please reference individual Player Information Sheet or contact the host club to schedule a practice round.  To receive practice round green fees, the player must identify themselves as a TGA Medalist Series competitor.
 
Pairings/Tee Time Information:  Pairings/Tee times will be emailed to players, and posted to the TGA website on Tuesday by 5:00 PM, prior to each event. Tee times will all start off #1 with the respective starting times for each event are as follows:

Medalist North #1 (Thorntree Country Club) - 10:30 AM on 2/10, 10:30 AM on 2/11
Medalist North #2 (The Courses at Watters Creek) - 10:30 AM on 3/3, 10:30 AM on 3/4
Medalist North #3 (Sherrill Park Golf Course) - 11:30 AM on 4/21, 11:30 AM on 4/22
Medalist Hill Country #1 (Onion Creek Club) - 11:00 AM on 2/3, 9:00 AM on 2/4
Medalist Hill Country #2 (Grey Rock Golf Club) - 11:00 AM on 3/3, 11:00 AM on 3/4
Medalist Hill Country #3 (The Club at Sonterra) - 11:30 AM on 4/14, 11:30 AM on 4/15

Note: Should there be any changes to starting times, players entered into the tournament and this information will be notified and updated.
 

Policies and Procedures
 
To ensure that competitors have the best possible experience when competing in the Medalist Series, 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 Competitions applicable to this event, please see below:
 
Transportation/Caddies: Players may walk or ride at their discretion.  Cart fee for all tournament 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.  Caddies are permitted. 
Skins Eligibility: To remain eligible, players entered into the optional skins game must complete their respective round and post a score. Players who No Card or Withdraw from the event forfeit all possible skins earnings. In you are entering or currently playing collegiate golf, to avoid possible NCAA violations we ask you not to participate.
USGA Groove Condition of Competition (Not in Effect): The USGA groove rules effective January 1, 2010 are NOT in effect for this competition.  
 
Ties: Should there be a tie for the overall champion there will be a sudden death hole-by-hole playoff to determine the winner immediately after all scores have been verified. If circumstances arise (ie. darkness, weather etc) that do not allow for a playoff to take place, then co-champions will be named and merchandise awards and Medalist Player of the Year points will be split. Medalist POY points are only awarded to players competing in the Open Division.
 
Score Posting:  At the conclusion of each event, 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.
 
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