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North Amateur Information

North Amateur Information

Date: August 9th – 11th, 2019
Host Club: The Courses at Watters Creek
Address: 7201 Chase Oaks Blvd., Plano, TX 75025        
Phone: (214) 972-3701
 
Entry & Eligibility Information 
 
Entries Open: June 18th, 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close:  August 5th, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline:  July 10th, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Director – Neil Gilman
 
Entry Fee: $270
 
Eligibility: : Entries are open to male amateur golfers residing in the North Texas region (31’ parallel. Salado, TX and South is the break point) with a certified GHIN Handicap index of 8.4 or less. Please reference TGA Policies and Procedures for further details, including Policies and Procedures, and Conditions of Competition.
 
Exemptions: Provided players are otherwise eligible, exemptions are given to the following:
a) Top five (5) players on current year’s Medalist North Points List;
b) Last five (5) North Amateur Champions;
c) Last five (5) North Mid-Amateur Champions;
d) Current year’s North Senior Amateur Champion (Senior Division);
e) Top ten (10) finishers (and ties) in previous year’s North Amateur;
f) 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 Policies and Procedures. 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: Play will be contested over 54 holes of Individual Stroke Play. The field is limited to 84 players. 

What's Included: The championship entry fee includes greens, carts and range fees for all championship rounds.

Hotel: Members of the Texas Golf Association can access Affinity Travel Benefits for reduced rates. Click here for more.
 
Registration Information: There is no official on-site registration or check-in required. Players should arrive to the tee approximately 8 minutes prior to their starting time.
 
Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one practice round at the negotiated rate of $45 (plus applicable taxes) including cart. Players must contact the host club golf shop to schedule a practice round tee time.   

Starting Times/ Pairings: Pairings/Starting times for the first and second rounds will be made available on Wednesday, August 7th 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, in the Texas Golf Association Tournament Office and the Golf Shop. Final round starting times will be re-drawn based on total score following the previous rounds of play.
 
Policies & Procedures
 
To ensure that competitors have the best possible experience when competing in the championship, it is helpful to be knowledgeable of Texas Golf Association (TGA) Policies and Procedures, Conditions of Competition and Local Rules (Hard Card), as established by the association. For more information, please click here. For information specific to Conditions of Competition applicable to this championship, please see below:
 
Caddies: Caddies are permitted during the championship. Players are responsible for supplying their own caddie for the competition. Caddies must abide by the host facility dress code.
Transportation: Players are encouraged to ride in carts during all championship rounds. Cart fees for all championship rounds are included in the entry fee. Carts will be limited to two (2) riders at a time and two (2) carts per group. There are no spectator carts allowed during TGA championships.
USGA Groove Condition of Competition (Condition NOT in Effect): The USGA Groove Rules effective January 1st, 2010 are NOT in effect for this competition.
 
Score Posting:  At the conclusion of the championship each player’s score will be automatically posted as a "T” or tournament score to the GHIN handicap system.  Please do not enter your own scores from the competitive rounds, as this will result in a double post.

Schedule of Events
 
All events will take place at The Courses at Watters Creek unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.


Friday, August 9th  
7:30 am                                Round 1 Begins (#1 Tee)
 
Saturday, August 10th 
12:30 pm                              Round 2 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)

Sunday, August 11th 
8:00 am                                Round 3 Begins (#1 Tee)
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