Texas Four-Ball

The Club at Comanche Trace (Hills – Creeks)
August 19-21

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

Date: Aug. 19-21, 2022
Host Club: The Club at Comanche Trace (Hills – Creeks)
Address: 2801 Comanche Trace Drive, Kerrville, TX 78028
Phone: (830) 895-8505
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Director, Read Langhenry

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: June 22, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Entries Close: August 10, 2022 at 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: July 13, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: $650 (team)

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who reside in the state of Texas age 25 or older as of the first round of tournament play, with a WHS Handicap Index 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 WHS Handicap Index of 8.4 or less. Please reference TGA Policies and Procedures for further details, including Policies and Procedures, and Terms of Competition.

Exemptions: Provided players are otherwise eligible, exemptions are given to the following:
a) Teams finishing in the top ten (10) and ties of the Championship Division in the previous year’s Texas Four-Ball Championship;
b) Teams finishing in the top five (5) and ties of the Senior Division in the previous year’s Texas Four-Ball Championship;
c) Teams finishing in the top two (2) and ties of the Super Senior Division in the previous year’s Texas Four-Ball Championship;
d) The current year’s top five (5) teams and ties in the regional Four-Ball Championships;
e) Three (3) Host Club exemptions

Note: An exemption earned by a team will only be accepted when both exempt players register as a team. If an exempt player registers with a non-exempt player, that player will forfeit their exempt status and their registration will be accepted under the event specific entry procedure.

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.

Entry Procedure: The field will be established in the order in which entries are received with a priority for exempt players in each division until the published exemption deadline of Wednesday, July 13 at 5:00 PM. Once the exemption deadline has passed, and if the field or a division is not full, the TGA will fill the remaining spots in the field with waitlisted entries, which may affect the size of each 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.

Waitlist Procedure/Priority: When a spot becomes available in the championship field, the TGA will fill that spot with the top ranked waitlisted team in the division respective to the withdraw. Once all waitlisted teams in a specific division have been exhausted, the TGA will then fill the spot in the field with the highest ranked waitlisted team, regardless of division. For example: If a team from the Senior Division withdraws, the highest ranked Senior Division team on the waitlist will be contacted to fill that spot. If there are no remaining Senior Division teams on the waitlist, the highest overall waitlisted team will be contacted. This could be a Championship Division or Super Senior Division team.

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.

Championship Information

Format/Field Size: 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 allocated 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, cart 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.

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round on Thursday, August 26 only. Players must contact the host club golf shop on or after Wednesday, August 18 to schedule a practice round tee time. Call the Apple Rock Golf Shop at (830) 598-6561 to schedule your practice round. Teams must identify themselves as participants in the Texas Golf Association Texas Four-Ball.

Registration Information: There will be no official registration for the Texas Four-Ball. Teams will receive their championship tee gift at the end of the first round, in the scoring area.

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times/pairings for the first and second rounds will be made available no later than Tuesday, August 16 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. Final round starting times/pairings 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, Terms of Competition and Local Rules (Hard Card), as established by the association. For more information, please click here. For information specific to the Terms of Competition applicable to this championship, please see below:

TGA Cart Policy: Information regarding the use and availability of transportation varies between TGA Championships – refer to Tournament Information for the championship in question. Please be advised that in championships where carts are provided, players are encouraged to utilize motorized transportation. In doing so, carts will be limited to two (2) carts per group. Beginning in 2020: While a caddie is not prohibited from riding in the cart, the TGA has adopted a ‘one-seat’ policy as explained below.

‘One-Seat’ Policy: The “one-seat” policy allows either the player or the player’s caddie to ride in or move a golf cart, but not at the same time. The player and the player’s caddie are not allowed to ride in the same or separate carts at the same time.

The player can ride in or move a golf cart with another player in it, so long as the player’s caddie is not riding in another cart at that time.

The player can ride in or move a golf cart with another player’s caddie in it, so long as the player whose caddie is in the cart is not riding in another cart at the same time. As a reminder, players are responsible for the actions of their caddie (when applicable).

TGA Medical Cart Request Policy
Spectators carts are prohibited. However, 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 Director of Competitions – South Texas, John Cochran IV, [email protected].

Schedule of Events

All events will take place at The Club at Comanche Trace (Hills – Creeks), unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.

Thursday, August 18
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Practice Rounds

Friday, August 19
7:30 AM – Round 1, Wave 1 begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
12:30 PM – Round 1, Wave 2 begins (#1 & #10 Tees)

Saturday, August 20
7:30 AM – Round 2, Wave 1 begins (#1 & 10 Tees)
12:30 PM – Round 2, Wave 2 begins (#1 & 10 Tees)
Following Play – Field cut to the low 40 teams (and ties)

Sunday, August 21
7:45 AM – Final Round begins (#1 & 10 Tees)
Following Play – Awards Presentation

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