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Texas Four-Ball Information

Texas Four-Ball Information

Date: May 9-11, 2019
Host Club: Wichita Falls Country Club
Address: 1701 Hamilton Blvd. Wichita Falls, TX 76308
Phone: 940-767-1481
TGA Staff Contact: Senior Tournament Director – Kellen Kubasak
 
Entry & Eligibility Information
 
Entries Open: March 12, 2019
Entries Close: May 1, 2019
Exempt Deadline: April 3, 2019
 
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 3, 2019, 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) and ties of the Championship Division in the previous year’s Texas Four-Ball Championship;
  2. The current year’s top five (5) teams and ties in the regional Four-Ball Championships;
  3. The top five (5) teams and ties in the Senior Division of the previous year’s Texas Four-Ball Championship;
  4. The top two (2) teams and ties in the Super Senior Division of the previous year’s Texas Four-Ball Championship;
  5. Three (3) Host Club selections.
 
Entry Procedure: At the open of registration on March 12 @ 9:00 AM, all teams will be placed on the Waiting List. If your team has earned an exemption into the field based on past performance, the TGA will manually audit the Waiting List and add all exempt teams to the field who registered before the published exempt entry deadline of April 3 @ 5:00 PM. You will receive an email notification once your team has been added to the field.

Once the exemption deadline has passed the TGA will fill the remaining spots in the field with waitlisted teams. These entries will be accepted into the field in the order in which they were received. After the close of entries, teams that withdraw will be filled based on the waiting list, 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 three (3) divisions; Championship, Senior and Super Senior. Each division will play from separate tees/yardages and separate champions will be recognized in each division. 
At the conclusion of 36 holes the field will be cut to the low 40 teams (and ties), with a pro-rated representation from each division. The pro-rated allocation of teams making the cut from each division will be reflective of the number of teams in each division, relative to the total field size. The determination of total field size, number of teams in each division and pro-rated representation of teams making the cut (before ties) will be announced in conjunction with pairings being posted.
 
The field is limited to 80 teams, as outlined below:
Championship       25 & Over (48 teams)
Senior                     55 & Over (20 teams)
Super Senior          65 & Over (12 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: Members of the Texas Golf Association can access Affinity Travel Benefits for reduced rates. Click here for more.

Registration Information: Player Registration will be held on Wednesday, May 8 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. If a team cannot make registration, they 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 teams 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 Wednesday, May 8, only. Players must contact the host club golf shop on or after May TBD 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 6 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 are encouraged to ride in carts during all championship rounds. 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 (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 Wichita Falls Country Club, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.
 
May 8
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM                           Registration & Practice Rounds
8:00 AM                                            Practice Round Starting Times - #1 Tee

May 9
8:00 AM                                            Round 1 Wave 1 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
1:00 PM                                            Round 1 Wave 2 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM                          Player Lunch

May 10
8:00 AM                                            Round 2 Wave 1 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
1:00 PM                                            Round 2 Wave 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  
 
May 11
8:00 AM                                           Final Round Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM                         Player Lunch (available for purchase)
Following Play                                  Awards Presentation
 
 
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