Tapatio Springs Resort
July 7-9, 2023
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.
Exemptions: 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
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
c) Two (2) host club exemptions
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 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.
Host Hotel: A room block will be available for Texas Father-Son participants at the resort. To book through the TGA room block please use the link below. The room block will be cut off on Monday, June 5, 2023.
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)
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 Senior Tournament Director – Chris Untiedt.
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.