Texas Father-Son

Tapatio Springs Resort

July 7-9, 2023

General Information
Date: July 7-9, 2023
Host Club: Tapatio Springs Resort
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Director - Justin Guthrie

Entry & Eligibility Information
Entries Open: May 10, 2023 at 9:00 AM
Exempt Entry Deadline: May 31, 2023 at 5:00 PM 
Entries Close: June 28, 2023 at 5:00 PM 

Entry Fee: $700

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who reside in the state of Texas, with a WHS Handicap Index of 18.0 or less. To be eligible teams must consist of blood or legal relationship (stepfather/stepson). Teams consisting of ‘in-laws’ are not permitted. Both father and son must be a member of a TGA member club with a WHS Handicap Index and both must be a current resident of the state of Texas. Please reference TGA Competition Policies 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 May 31, 2023 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.

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 NET Flighted Division withdraws, the highest ranked NET Flighted Division team on the waitlist will be contacted to fill that spot. If there are no remaining NET Flighted Division teams on the waitlist, the highest overall waitlisted team will be contact. This could be a Championship Division team.

Championship Information

Format/Field Size: The field will be limited to 80 teams. The Championship Division will consist of a maximum 40 teams. These teams will play four-ball stroke play in rounds one and two. After 36 holes, the Championship Division will be separated into two flights. The low 50% (and ties) will make up the Championship Flight and will play Combined Score (individual stroke play using both players scores) in the final round to determine the overall champion. The team with the lowest 54-hole total will determine the overall champions. The remaining teams from the Championship Division will be placed in the Presidents Flight and will play another round of four-ball stroke play for their final round. Teams will carry their 36-hole total score forward to determine the President Flight winner. The team with the lowest 54-hole total will determine the winner.

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round on July 6, 2023 only. Players must contact the host club golf shop directly to schedule a practice round tee time.

Registration Information: Player registration will be held on July 6, 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 July 6, 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 July 5, 2023 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 round of play.

2023 Starting Time/Pairing Order:

  • Friday, July 7: Net Flights (AM), Championship Flights (PM)
  • Saturday, July 8: Championship (AM), Net Flights (PM)
  • Sunday, July 9: Net Flights (AM), Championship (PM)

For complete championship information, click here.   

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, May 10
9:00 AM - Registration Open

Wednesday, May 31
5:00 PM - Registration Exempt Deadline

Wednesday, June 28
5:00 PM - Registration Close

Wednesday, July 5
5:00 PM - Player Information & Round 1/2 Pairings Released

Thursday, July 6
8:00 AM - Player Registration & Practice Rounds
6:30 PM - Player Welcome Reception 

Friday, July 7
7:30 AM - Round 1, Wave 1 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
12:30 PM - Round 1, Wave 2 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)

Saturday, July 8
7:30 AM - Round 2, Wave 1 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
12:30 PM - Round 2, Wave 2 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)

Sunday, July 9
7:30 AM - Final Round, Wave 1 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
12:30 PM - Final Round, Wave 2 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
Following Play - Awards Presentation

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

a) A father or son who is a past TGA Father-Son Overall Champion within the last 10 years

  • Kyle & Derick Kelting ('22, '21, '20), Matt & Will Griffin ('20, '19), Cameron & Dean Brown ('18, '17), Mark & Andrew Lindberg ('16), Will & Tom Doughtie ('15), Randy & Walker Lee* ('14), Juan & Juan Jose Salcedo ('13)

Note: Exemption may be used by the father or the son, the pair does not have to play together but they are limited to a single exemption for the championship. 

b) Previous Year's Flight Winners

  • Presidents Flight: John & John Stollenwerck
  • Hogan Flight: Charles & Nick Archer
  • Nelson Flight: Braden & David Norris
  • Crenshaw Flight: Mason & Thomas Cruickshank
  • Kite Flight: Chad & Hunter Read, Ted & Tim Watson

c) Two (2) host club exemptions

* indicates player is ineligible