Texas Father-Son

Wichita Falls Country Club

July 8-10, 2022


General Information

Date: July 8-10, 2022
Host Club: Wichita Falls Country Club
Address: 1701 Hamilton Blvd., Wichita Falls, TX 76308
Phone: (940) 767-1481
TGA Staff Contact: Senior Tournament Director – Chris Untiedt

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: May 11, 2022 @ 9:00 AM
Exempt Entry Deadline: June 1, 2022 @ 5:00 PM
Entries Close: June 29, 2022 @ 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: $700 (team)

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 Wednesday, June 1 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 Competition Policies.

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.

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.

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 (This 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) Three (3) 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.

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.

Note: A team may opt out of the Championship Division during the registration process or by notifying the TGA before the entry close date. A team may not opt out after the entries close.

All other flights will play a net four-ball format for each round. The TGA reserves the right to adjust players’ handicaps if necessary. Teams will be pre-flighted for all championship rounds based on combined player’s LHI “Low Handicap Index” from the June 29, 2021 to June 29, 2022 E-Revisions. Each player will receive handicap strokes allocated after taking 80% of their LHI course handicap. Dots on the scorecard indicate a handicap stroke on that hole. Any player that has a + (plus sign) on their scorecard will add a stroke to that hole (USGA Handicap Manual Dec. 9-3a/3).

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round on Thursday, July 7, only. Players must contact the host club golf shop on or after Thursday, June 30 to schedule a practice round tee time.

Approximate Yardage: Championship Division will play from approx. 6,600 yards with net flights playing from approx. 6,200 yards.

2022 Final Round Pairing Order: The Championship Flights will be in the morning wave for the final round on Sunday.

Host Hotel: More information to come.

Registration Information: All competitors must register with Texas Golf Association staff prior to the start of the Championship. Official tournament registration will be held at Wichita Falls Country Club on Thursday, July 7 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM outside the golf shop. Competitors who are unable to register on the date and time listed above must contact Texas Golf Association staff in advance of the Championship. Players who fail to notify Texas Golf Association staff before 3:00 pm on Wednesday, June 7th that they cannot register, but intend to compete, are subject to forfeiting their spot.

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times/pairings for the first and second rounds will be made available no later than Tuesday, July 5 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 will be re-drawn based on total score following the previous rounds of play.

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 are strongly encouraged to ride throughout all practice and tournament rounds. Cart fees are included in the players entry fee. The TGA ‘One-Seat’ Policy is in effect. Spectators must walk at all times. For more information on TGA ‘One-Seat’ Policy, click here.

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.

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. For complete TGA Competition Policies, click here.