114th Texas Amateur

The Clubs at Houston Oaks

June 15-18, 2023


General Information

Date: June 15-18, 2023
Host Club: The Clubs at Houston Oaks
Address: 22602 Hegar Rd., Hockley, TX 77447
Golf Shop Phone: (936) 372-4301
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Director – Justin Guthrie

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Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: January 31, 2023 at 9:00 AM
Exempt Entry Deadline: March 29, 2023 at 5:00 PM
Entries Close: March 29, 2023 at 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: $175

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who reside in the state of Texas region with a certified WHS Handicap Index of 6.4 or less. Please reference TGA Policies and Procedures for further details, including Policies and Procedures, and Terms of Competition.

Entry Procedure/Qualifying: All players who are not exempt must qualify via an 18-hole qualifying round. Please see “Exemptions” tab for list for the list of exempt players. Qualifying round starting times, pairings and additional information, including practice rounds, is available to view on the Qualifying Information page.

Exemptions: Provided players are otherwise eligible, exemptions are given to the following:

a) Last five (5) Texas Amateur Champions
b) Top fifteen (15) finishers and ties in the previous year’s Texas Amateur
c) Last five (5) Texas Mid-Amateur Champions
d) Top five (5) finishers and ties in the previous year’s Texas Mid-Amateur
e) Previous year’s Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play winner and Runner-up
f) Previous year’s Texas Senior Amateur Champion
g) Top ten (10) finishers and ties from the previous year’s TGA State Player of the Year Points list
h) Top three (3) finishers and ties from the previous year’s TGA Regional Player of the Year Points list
i) Top two (2) finishers and ties in the current year’s Regional Mid-Amateurs
j) Top three (3) finishers and ties in the previous year’s Regional Amateurs
k) Top three (3) finishers and ties in the previous year’s West Texas Amateur Championship
l) Current year’s LJT Veritex Bank Byron Nelson Junior Champion
m) Previous year’s LJT Texas Junior Amateur Champion (Boys Division)
n) Previous year’s LJT Player of the Year (Boys 15-18)
o) Top 1,000 in the R&A/USGA World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) as of Registration Open Date
p) Three (3) host club exemptions

The TGA reserves the right to select players to be in the field. For exemption request details, please view TGA Competition Policies. Exempt 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 72 holes of stroke play. The field is limited to 144 players; at the completion of 36 holes the field will be cut to the low 54 players and tie.

What’s Included: The championship entry fee includes greens, cart and range fees for all championship rounds including the championship practice round. The entry fee also includes championship gifts, breakfast and lunch during all competitive rounds, and food/beverage at the Player Welcome Reception.

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round on June 14, 2023 only. Players must contact the host club golf shop directly on, or after, Thursday, June 8 to schedule a practice round tee time. The golf shop direct number is (936) 372-4301.

Registration Information: Player registration will be held on June 14, 2023. If a player cannot make registration, he must notify the TGA staff 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 on June 14, 2023 are subject to forfeiting their playing position.

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times / pairings for the first and second rounds will be made no later than June 12, 2023 online at www.txga.org. Third and final rounds starting times/pairings will be available in the evening preceding play (approximately one hour after the completion of play) online at www.txga.org. Final round starting times/pairings will be re-drawn based on total score following the previous round of play.

Caddies: Caddies are permitted during the championship. Players are responsible for supplying their own caddie for the competition. Caddies adhere to all TGA Competition Policies and host club policies.

Cancellation/Withdrawal Procedure: Prior to the entry deadline players looking to withdraw should do so online through their Golf Genius user profile or by contacting the TGA Staff Contact directly. After the entry deadline has passed players should either call the Texas Golf Association at (214) 468-8942 or email the TGA Staff Contact directly. Only withdrawals on the day of the competition should be directed to the host club golf shop.

Automated Transportation Prohibited: Players and their caddies must walk at all times during the practice round and all stipulated rounds of the championship, unless being shuttled by a member of the Committee or authorized shuttle. Push/pull carts will be permitted, but players are responsible for supplying their own.

Medical Carts/TGA Medical Cart Request Policy: Spectator Carts are prohibited. Spectators in accordance of ADA compliance may request golf carts. Requests for golf carts must be supported by complete documentation, including the fully-completed Cart Request Form and the required accompanying medical documentation specified in that form for all first-time requests. Any medical cart request that is granted by the TGA will be good for that individual for the remainder of that calendar season. A request will not be deemed complete until all required information and documentation has been provided. For further information and details contact Senior Tournament Director – Chris Untiedt.

Score Posting: At the conclusion of each round, each player’s score will be automatically posted to the World Handicap System (WHS). Please do not enter your own scores from the competitive rounds, as this will result in double posting.

Policies & Procedures

To ensure competitors the best experience at all Texas Golf Association (TGA) events, it is helpful to be knowledgeable of TGA Policies & Procedures.