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43rd Texas Father-Son Set for July 7-9
Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort in Boerne will be the host site for the 43rd Texas Father-Son. Conducted by the Texas Golf Association (TGA), the championship is scheduled for July 7-9.
This will be the third Texas Father-Son and fifth overall TGA championship to be held at the club. Tapatio Springs previously hosted the 1984 and ’85 Texas Father-Son, 1992 Women’s Senior Stroke Play, and 2004 Texas Senior Amateur.
“Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort has proven to be a great championship site and we are very excited to return for this year’s Texas Father-Son,” said Justin Guthrie, TGA Tournament Director. “The support from the club has been incredible and we look forward to providing an amazing experience for all involved.”
Located approximately 30 miles northwest of downtown San Antonio, Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort opened in 1981 with a course originally designed by Bill Johnston. In 2015, Tripp Davis & Associates completed an extensive renovation which included reshaping and rebuilding all fairways, bunkers, teeing areas, and green complexes.
“The variety and quality of holes at Tapatio Springs is outstanding,” Guthrie said. “It’s an ideal course for this championship and is sure to provide a challenging but fair test to every team in the field.”
First held in 1981, the Texas Father-Son is one of the most popular events on the TGA’s annual schedule and is a longstanding summer tradition for many families. To make this unique tournament more accessible to a wider range of players, the 80 teams in the starting field are pre-assigned to one of six flights based on a combined Low Handicap Index® over a one-year period ending on July 1.
The Championship Flight consists of 40 teams with the lowest combined handicap indexes and will play four-ball stroke play the first two rounds. After 36 holes, the low 20 teams (and ties) continue on in the Championship Flight and will play combined individual stroke play in the final round. The three-day total is the team’s score for the championship.
Teams not making the 36-hole cut in the Championship Flight will compete in the Presidents Flight and play another round of four-ball stroke play. The format for all other flights is 54-hole net four-ball stroke play.
Starting times and pairings for the first and second rounds will be posted on the TGA website no later than July 5. Live scoring updates and daily recaps will also be available online once the action gets underway from Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort.
At the 2022 Texas Father-Son, Kyle and Derick Kelting came from two strokes behind in the final round to pull off an impressive three-peat at Wichita Falls Country Club. The two-time defending champions posted a 10-under-par 274 total to finish one stroke ahead of 36-hole leaders Chris and Price Hill. With the victory, the Keltings became just the second team in championship history to win three consecutive titles. The only other team to accomplish the feat were Tom and Will Doughtie, who won four straight from 2001-2004.