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Women's Championship Policies

Women's Championship Policies

Policies and Procedures

  • Conditions of Competition

    • To ensure all TGA members have the best experience playing in our championships, we encourage you to be familiar with the Conditions of Competitions for Women's Championships.

  • Eligibility

    • Each Women's Championship has its own specific tournament eligibility criteria (i.e., maximum handicap index, age requirements, etc.) Please reference the specific championship you are interested in for further details. In general, to be eligible for a Women’s Championship, all applicants must meet the following criteria:
      •  Be a female amateur golfer belonging to a TGA member club/course.
      •  Have an active GHIN # and/or handicap index established at their club/course.
      •  Be a current resident of the state of Texas.
    • A resident is defined by any person who has established their legal residency in the state (ie. holds a Texas drivers license or files their federal tax return with a Texas home address).
    • You are eligible if you graduated from a Texas high school and are attending college out-of-state.
    • You are not eligible if you are attending college in Texas and are classified as a foreign or non-resident student.
  • Entry Procedure

    • All players, including those that are exempt, must apply on an official entry form through the Online Entry (click here). Each competition has a specific designated field limit. For more on each tournament of the tournament procedures, visit each tournament page. The Championship Committee reserves the right to reject an entry at any time.

  • Electronic Measuring Devices

    • In accordance with USGA Rules of Golf, the Note under Rule 14-3 for all TGA Championships and tournaments is in effect. Therefore, a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect her play (gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.) the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional information function is actually used.

  • Handicap Revision Effective Date

    • See specific tournament pages for details.

  • Code of Conduct

    • Contestants are to observe proper golf etiquette at all times. Any abuse or disrespect of fellow competitors, officials, spectators, employees of the host facility, or other persons conducting or attending a TGA sponsored event can be grounds for disqualification from the event, and possible rejection of entry for future events. Such abuse may be verbal or physical or threat thereof and includes, but is not limited to: the use of obscene language, physical damage to property or equipment including that of the TGA or the host facility, and being under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances during a competitive round.

  • Dress Code

    • Appropriate golf attire is required at all TGA events. The dress code of the host facility will prevail if there is any question.

  • Refund Policy 

    • If a player withdraws prior to the entry withdraw date she will receive a full refund, less a $25.00 administrative fee. If a player withdraws after the withdraw date has passed, the player will not receive a refund unless the spot is filled by a wait listed player (the $25.00 administrative fee is still applicable in this circumstance). However if the players withdraws within three business days, prior to the day of the first round, and the spot is filled with an alternate player, she will receive a 50% refund of the entry fee. Otherwise the player will receive no entry fee refund. In exceptional circumstances a player may file a written appeal for a refund to the Tournament Committee. These will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Partner Tournaments

    • Partner substitutions may be made for teams in the field and teams on the wait list. Substitutions must be requested in writing and are not official until authorized in writing by the Staff in Charge.

  • Wait-List

    • Applicants will be ranked on the wait-list in the order depending on the specified entry process (handicap index/blind draw). Any spots in the field that become available will then be filled in accordance with the ranked wait-list. The TGA will use the wait-list up until 6:00 p.m. the evening prior until Round One.

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