Pinecrest Country Club
August 18-20, 2023
Date: August 18-20, 2023
Host Club: Pinecrest Country Club
Address: 214 Club Drive, Longview, TX 75602
Phone: (903) 758-8000
TGA Staff Contact: Senior Tournament Director – Chris Untiedt
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Entry & Eligibility Information
Entries Open: June 21, 2023 at 9:00 AM
Exempt Entry Deadline: July 12, 2023 at 5:00 PM
Entries Close: August 9, 2023 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.
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 12 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 Procedure.
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.
Substitution Deadline: The deadline for substituting a teammate will be 5:00 PM CT on August 14. No substitutions will be allowed following this deadline for any reason.
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) Any team that qualifies for and makes match play of the current year’s U.S. Four-Ball Championship;
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.
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)
Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round on Thursday, August 17 only. Players must contact the host club golf shop on or after Wednesday, August 9 to schedule a practice round tee time. Call the Pinecrest CC Golf Shop at (903) 758-8000 to schedule your practice round. Teams must identify themselves as participants in the Texas Golf Association Texas Four-Ball.
Registration Information: Player registration will take place on Thursday, August 17 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Registration will be located outside the golf shop. Please check-in prior to your scheduled practice round. If you are unable to play an official practice round on Thursday, August 17, please inform the TGA staff that you cannot register, but intend to compete in the championship.
Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times/pairings for the first and second rounds will be made 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.
Caddies: Caddies are permitted and must 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.
Transportation: Players may walk or ride at their own discretion. Cart fees are included in the players entry fee. The TGA ‘One-Seat’ Policy is in effect. Spectators must walk at all times.
Medical Cart: 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.
Score Posting: The TGA will post all scores for individual stroke play events to players GHIN number. Players are asked to not post scores for individual TGA stroke play events as it will result in a duplicate 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.
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