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Texas Super Senior Amateur Information

Texas Super Senior Amateur Information

Date: April 25th – 27th, 2017
Host Club: Pine Dunes Resort & Golf Club
Address: 159 Private Road 7019, Frankston, TX 75763
Phone: (903) 876-4336         
Entry & Eligibility Information
Entries Open: March 7th, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close: April 19th, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: March 27th, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: $325         
Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers with a GHIN Handicap Index of 8.4 or less for Super Senior Division (65 or older as of tournament start date) and 10.4 or less for Legends Division (75 or older as of tournament start date). 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) Last five (5) Texas Senior Amateur Champions;
b) Last five (5) Texas Super Senior Amateur Champions; 
c) Top 15 (and ties) in previous year’s Texas Senior Amateur or Super Senior Amateur;
d) Any player that qualified for the final field of the previous year’s U.S. Senior Open and/or the previous year's U.S. Senior Amateur;
e) Top five (5) finishers (and ties) in Super Senior Division of previous year’s West Texas Amateur;
f) Top ten (10) finishers (and ties) in the Super Senior Division of the previous year’s Regional Senior Amateur;
g) Last three (3) State Senior Player of the Year;
h) 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 Procedures. Exempt 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. Exempt players must enter by the Exempt Deadline of March 27th at 5:00 PM to secure their spot in the field. After the exempt deadline has passed those unused spots will be made available to other players. For information on wait lists when the number of applicants exceeds the field capacity, please refer to TGA Policies and Procedures.

Championship Information
Format/Field Size: Play will be contested over 54 holes of stroke play with no cut. There will be two age divisions competing: Super Senior (age 65+) and Legends (age 75+). Each Division will play from different tees/yardage with a separate champion being crowned in each division. Legends age players wishing to participate in the Super Senior Division must declare on the application their intention to compete in this Division. The field is limited to 84 players; 60 players in the Super Senior Division and 24 players in the Legends Division.

What's Included: The entry fee includes greens, cart, and range fees for the practice round and all championship rounds. The entry fee also includes a championship gift and lunch during the first and second championship rounds.
Host Hotel: Pine Dunes Resort & Golf Club will have Single and Double Villas available to rent out, as well as Condos (that can sleep up to four) throughout the Championship. 
Single Villa - $79/night
Double Villa - $109/night
Condo - $180/night
Players are to call Pine Dunes R&GC at (903) 876-4336 and reference Texas Golf Association - Texas Super Senior when making reservations.

Holiday Inn Express - Palestine
(903) 723-4884
1030 East Palestine Avenue
Palestine, TX 75801
Please reference Texas Golf Association - Pine Dunes when making reservations.
Registration Information: Player registration will be held on Monday, April 24th 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. Players not contacting a TGA official by 5:00 PM are subject to forfeiting their playing position.
Practice Round Information: Each player allowed one (1) complimentary practice round on Monday, April 24th only. Players must contact the host club golf shop on or after Wednesday, April 19th 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 Friday, April 21st 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.
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 and are not guaranteed a cart seat. Caddies must abide by the host facility dress code.
Transportation: Players may walk or ride at their discretion. 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 group. There are no spectator carts allowed during TGA championships.
USGA Groove Condition of Competition (Not in Effect): The USGA groove rules effective January 1, 2010 are NOT in effect for this competition.

Score Posting: At the conclusion of the championship each player’s scores 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 Pine Dunes Resort & Golf Club, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions; players will receive additional information in advance of the championship.
Monday, April 24th
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM                               Registration & Practice Rounds
8:00 AM                                                Practice Round Starting Times – #1 Tee
6:00 PM                                                Golf Course Closes
Tuesday, April 25th

8:00 – 10:50 AM                                    Round 1 Begins (Tee #1)
12:00 – 3:30 PM                                    Player Lunch

Wednesday, April 26th 
8:00 – 10:50 AM                                    Round 2 Begins (Tee #1)
12:00 – 3:30 PM                                    Player Lunch
Thursday, April 27th
8:00 – 10:50 AM                                    Round 3 Begins (Tee #1)
12:00 – 3:30 PM                                    Player Lunch (Available for Purchase)
Following Play                                      Awards Presentation

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