Texas Stableford Handicap Set for Nov. 12-14
The 45th Texas Stableford Handicap Championship will be played Nov. 12-14 at Riverhill Country Club in Kerrville.
Designed by Texas Golf Hall of Famers Joe Finger and Byron Nelson, who is also a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Riverhill Country Club opened for play in 1974. Sited on a bluff overlooking the Guadalupe River, the 7,137-yard, par-72 course features tree-lined fairways, natural water features and dramatic elevation changes which provide sweeping views of the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to return to Riverhill Country Club for one of our most exciting and fun events,” said Andrea Daly, TGA Tournament Director. “The club has been an incredible advocate for amateur golf through the years, and we are grateful to be back at this wonderful facility for what is sure to be another memorable championship experience.”
The Texas Stableford is a 54-hole team quota point handicap competition utilizing the Modified Stableford scoring format whereby points are awarded as follows: 8 for a double eagle, 6 for an eagle, 4 for a birdie, 2 for par, 1 for bogey and 0 for double bogey or higher.
Teams in the starting field are pre-assigned to one of four flights based on combined Low Handicap Indexes over a 11-month period ending on Nov. 3.
Each team has a preset daily quota point goal derived from a percentage of the sum of the player’s course handicap. The team quota is adjusted by one-half of the excess or deficit at the completion of each round to determine the next day’s point goal. The total number of points accrued for 54 holes will be used to determine final standings in each flight. The overall winner will be the team with the most plus (or fewest minus) points, regardless of flight.
At last year’s championship held at Riverhill Country Club, Kurt Cunov of Shavano Park and John Lamey of San Antonio accumulated 15.5 points more than their team quota over three days for an impressive wire-to-wire victory. The duo was the only team to end the championship in positive territory.
Once the action gets underway from the 45th Texas Stableford Handicap at Riverhill, log on to txga.org for starting times, live scoring updates and daily recaps.