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2nd Texas Adaptive Championship Set for Oct. 9-11
The Texas Adaptive Golf Association (TAGA) is hosting the 2nd Texas Adaptive Championship presented by Surf & Turf Golf Oct. 9-11 at Moody Gardens Golf Course in Galveston. The Texas Golf Association is proud to support the TAGA again this year, and will have staff members, rules officials, and volunteers onsite to assist with championship administration.
“We are excited to be working alongside the Texas Adaptive Golf Association and to help stage this year’s Texas Adaptative Championship,” said Kelly Kilgo, Managing Director of TGA Foundation/Outreach. “We look forward to welcoming adaptive golfers from all over the U.S. to the great state of Texas and we know they will enjoy the competition at Moody Gardens Golf Course.”
Based in Fort Worth, TAGA was founded by Bobby Bell, Randy Shack, and Josh Tankersley in order to bring the game of adaptive golf to Texas. It is a member of the U.S. Adaptive Golf Alliance (USAGA), a national coalition of leading adaptive golf organizations working together to grow the game of golf for the special needs community through access, instruction, and competition. The USAGA works with its member organizations to conduct adaptive golf tournaments throughout the U.S. using the USAGA Ranking and Competition Standards to promote fair and equitable play.
As one of the newer USAGA-sanctioned events on the national schedule, some of the best golfers with disabilities from around the country will be competing in the 2nd edition of the Texas Adaptive Championship, and Moody Gardens Golf Course is sure to be an ideal host venue.
Designed by Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy, Moody Gardens Golf Course opened in 2008. The par-72 layout, situated between the Gulf of Mexico and Sydnor Bayou, is routed through a natural landscape of marshes and inlets, native grassy areas, and wind-swept dunes. With pristine course conditions, panoramic views, and hundreds of swaying palm trees, Moody Gardens will provide a memorable experience for the players.
Entry into the 2nd Texas Adaptive Championship is open to all male and female golfers, both amateur and professional, who meet the player eligibility and player classification standards established by the USAGA. The championship will feature multiple divisions and will be contested over 36 holes of stroke play under the 2023 Rules of Golf that now provides Modifications for Players with Disabilities (Rule 25) to allow players with specific disabilities to play fairly with players who have no disabilities, the same disability or a different type of disability.