94th West Texas Amateur

Odessa Country Club (Old)

July 15-17, 2022


General Information

Date: July 15-17, 2022
Host Club: Odessa Country Club (Old)
Address: 1 Fairway Drive, Odessa, TX, 79765
Phone: (432) 272-4500
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Manager – Adam Schulte

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: May 25, 2022
Exempt Entry Deadline: June 15, 2022
Entries Close: July 8, 2022

Entry Fee: $290

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who reside in the northern and southern regions of the state of Texas who have a WHS Handicap index of 10.0 or less. To be eligible for the Senior Division, golfers must be age 55 or older as of the first round of tournament play. To be eligible for the Super Senior Division, golfers must be age 65 or older as of the first round of tournament play. Please reference TGA Policies and Procedures 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 15 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 Policies and Procedures.

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

a) Top five (5) finishers and ties in current year’s North & South Mid-Amateur; Jason Schultz, Scott Maurer, Robert Johnson, Christopher Wheeler, Mark Strickland, Gant Bills, Daniel Depasquale, Randy Lance, Padden Nelson, Jonathan Keane, Tino Flores, Brandon Rougeau
b) Top five (5) finishers and ties in previous year’s North & South Amateur; Joshua Lim, Hayes Hamilton, Niko Nebout, Broc Haymon, Alex Higgs, Brody Hanley
c) Last five (5) West Texas Amateur Champions; Garrett Leek, J.T. Pittman, Jackson Markham, David Bolen
d) Last five (5) West Texas Amateur Senior Division Champions;
Mike Booker, Lewis Stephenson, Chuck Palmer, Ralph Ellis, John Pierce
e) Last five (5) West Texas Amateur Super Senior Division Champions;
Craig Urban, Doug Hopton-Jones, Ed Brooks
f) Top ten (10) finishers and ties in previous year’s West Texas Amateur;
Jansen Smith, Paul McNamara, Andy McCabe, Rob Couture, Caden Conrad, Kevin Liberto, Will Adams, John Ironside, Cole Grossl
g) Top five (5) finishers and ties in previous year’s West Texas Amateur Senior Division;
Mike Peck, Mike Lohner, Kenneth Coutant
h) Top three (3) finishers and ties in previous year’s West Texas Amateur Super Senior Division;
Russel Cox, Denny Alexander
i) Three (3) Host Club exemptions:
Jerry Dugan Jr., Mickey Jones, Tommy Pipes

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 championship will be contested over 54 holes of stroke play with three (3) divisions; Championship, Senior, and Super Senior. Each division will play from separate tees/yardages and separate champions will be recognized in each division.

The field is limited to 144, as outlined below:

  • Championship Division – Open (84 players)
  • Senior Division – 55 & older (42 players)
  • Super Senior Division – 65 & older (18 player)

At the conclusion of 36 holes the field will be cut to the low 72 players (and ties) with a pro-rated representation from each division. The pro-rated allocation of players making the cut from each division will be reflective of the number of players in each division, relative to the total field size. The determination of total field size, number of players in each division and pro-rated representation of players making the cut (before ties) will be announced in conjunction with pairings being posted.

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) practice round at the negotiated rate of $30 (plus applicable taxes) including cart. Please contact the Odessa CC golf shop for availability and to schedule a practice round.

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 Odessa Country Club on Thursday, July 14 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 14 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 12 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.

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. 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.

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. For complete TGA Competition Policies, click here.