86th Texas Senior Amateur

Amarillo Country Club

September 8-10, 2023


Entry & Eligibility Information
Entries Open: May 17, 2023 at 9:00 AM
Exempt Entry Deadline: July 12, 2023 at 5:00 PM
Entries Close: July 12, 2023 at 5:00 PM
Qualifying TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Coordinator – Harris Milson

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Entry Fee: $175

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who reside in the state of Texas age 55 or older as of the first round of tournament play, with a WHS Handicap Index of 6.4 or less. Please reference TGA Policies and Procedures for further details, including Policies and Procedures, and Terms of Competition.

Entry Procedure/Qualifying: All players who are not exempt must qualify via an 18-hole qualifying round. Please see “Exemptions” tab for list of exempt players. Exempt players must register by the published exempt entry deadline. Qualifying round starting times, pairings and additional information is available to view on the Qualifying Information page.

Texas Senior Amateur Qualifying Schedule

Date Region Course City Player Information Pairings / Leaderboard
August 1WestPampa Country ClubPampa, TXCompleted Final Results
August 1 Hill Country Brackenridge Park Golf Course San Antonio, TX Completed
August 8 Houston Northgate Country Club Houston, TX Completed
August 8 DFW Shady Valley Country Club Arlington, TX Completed Final Results

Texas Senior Amateur Qualifying Schedule – Last Chance Qualifying

Date Region Course City Player Information Pairings / Leaderboard
August 22 DFW Westridge Golf Course McKinney, TX Completed Final Results

*see Last Chance Qualifying below for information, including entry and eligibility information

Qualifying Information

Format: All players who are not exempt must participate in an 18-hole qualifier. Qualifying round starting times, pairings and additional information, including practice rounds, will be posted in the Qualifying Schedule table, above, by a date TBD.

What’s Included: The qualifying entry fee includes the qualifying round green fee, and usage of the practice facilities. Players will have the ability to play one (1) practice round at a reduced rate. See site specific Player Information for more details.

TGA Cart Policy: Included in the entry fees, all players have access to ride in a shared cart during their qualifying round. Players may walk or ride during TGA qualifying rounds. While a caddie is not prohibited from riding in a cart in Texas Amateur Qualifying, the TGA has adopted a ‘One-Seat’ Policy. The player can ride in or move a golf cart with another player’s caddie in it, so long as the player whose caddie is in the cart is not riding in another cart at the same time. As a reminder, players are responsible for the actions of their caddie.

Transferring Qualifying Site: Changing a qualifying site is permissible, only before the tournament entry deadline. Or, a player may choose to follow the “Walk-Up Procedure” as outlined below.

Walk-Up Procedure for Qualifying Rounds: If a player is entered in a Texas Senior Amateur qualifier and the entry deadline has passed and circumstances arise that would cause him to miss his assigned qualifier, he may follow the ‘Walk Up Procedure’, outlined in the Men’s Polices & Procedures, at another qualifier. Any walk up player at a qualifying site will be drawn by lot to replace players in the field that fail to show up at their designated starting time.

To be a part of the Walk-Up procedure you must be registered at another qualifying site. Players wishing to Walk-Up are required to check in with the TGA official at the 1st tee 30 minutes prior to the start of the qualifying round. Players attempting to transfer qualifying sites who are late to check in will be placed at the bottom of the Walk-Up list. Once play begins, if a player who is in the starting field fails to show up at the tee at the designated time, an alternate player will be called. If the player does not show within five minutes, the alternate player’s ball will be in play.

Qualifying Places: The number of qualifying spots allocated to each site will be determined by the TGA after the entry deadline has closed and all eligible entries are confirmed. This number of spots available is based on the field size at each site. Each qualifying site will have a predetermined field limit and may fill up. Each qualifying site must have at least 5 players or it will be canceled. If the requested qualifying site is full or cancelled, applicants will be reassigned by the TGA to the nearest qualifying site available. If reassignment is unacceptable, a full refund will be granted.

Ties: The last qualifying spot or an alternate position shall be decided by a sudden death hole-by-hole playoff immediately after the last score has been approved and posted by the on-site TGA Official.

Score Posting: At the conclusion of each qualifier, each player’s score will be automatically posted to the World Handicap System. Please do not enter your own scores from the competitive rounds, as this will result in a double post.

Last Chance Qualifying – Entry and Eligibility Information

Last Chance Qualifying is open to all eligible players including unsuccessful qualifiers or any players missing the original entry deadline. Entries are accepted on a first-in basis and a limited wait list will be established. There will be only one Last Chance Qualifying site.

Date: August 22, 2023
Host Club: Westridge Golf Course
Address: 9055 N Cotton Ridge Road, McKinney, TX 75072
Phone:(972) 346-2212

Entries Open: August 15, 2023 at 9:00 AM
Entries Close: August 18, 2023 at 5:00 PM
Last Chance Qualifying Fee: $175
Field Limit: 42

Available Qualifying Spots (Applies to Last Chance Qualifying Only): The number of players to qualify will be as follows: Field size of 15 or less players, 2 will qualify; Field size of 16-30 players, 4 will qualify; Field size of 31-42, 6 will qualify. No alternate positions will be given out at Last Chance Qualifying.