Texas Golf Association, Since 1906
Texas Golf Association, Since 1906

North Senior Amateur Information

North Senior Amateur Information

Date: April 3rd-4th, 2019
Host Club:  Eldorado Country Club 
Address:  2604 Country Club Drive, McKinney, TX 75070
Phone: (972) 529-6779
Entry & Eligibility Information 
Entries Open: February 5th, 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close: March 27th, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: February 27th, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Director - Neil Gilman
Entry Fee: $200
Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who are 55 years of age or older by the first round of tournament play and reside in the North Texas region (31’ parallel. Salado, TX and South is the break point) Applicants must have a certified GHIN Handicap index of 8.4 or less for the Senior division and 10.0 or less for the Super Senior division. 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 ten (10) finishers (and ties) in previous year’s North Senior (Senior Division)
b) Top five (5) finishers (and ties) in previous year’s North Senior (Super Senior Division)
c) Last five (5) North Senior Amateur Champions (Senior Division)
d) Last five (5) North Senior Amateur Champions (Super Senior Division)
d) 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. 

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 February 27th 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. These entries will be accepted into the field in the order in which they were received, regardless of 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.

Championship Information

Format/Field Size: Play will be contested over 36 holes of stroke play. The field will be split up in two divisions; Senior (55 or older as of the tournament start date) and Super Senior (65 or older as of the tournament start date) 60 Senior / 24 Super Senior players. Each division will play from different tees/yardage with a separate champion being crowned in each division. Super Seniors must declare on application if they wish to compete in the Senior division.   

What's Included: The championship entry fee includes greens, cart and range fees for all championship rounds.
Hotel: There is no Host Hotel for the North Senior Amateur. TGA Members can take advantage of Affinity Travel Benefits by utilizing their hotel search engine by clicking here.
Registration Information:  There is no official on-site registration or check-in required. Players should arrive to their starting tee approximately 8 minutes prior to their starting time.

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) practice round at the negotiated rate of $40 including cart. Please contact the host club golf shop to schedule a practice round. Please call the Golf Shop for tee times: (972) 529-6779

Pairings/Tee Time Information: Pairings/tee times for the first round will be made available on Friday, March 29th, 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. Round 1 and 2 tee times will be off #1 and #10 tees starting at 8:00 AM.
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 carts during all championship rounds. Cart fees for all championship rounds are included in the entry fee. Carts are limited to two (2) riders at one time and two (2) carts per group. There are no spectators called 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 TBD, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions; players will receive additional information in advance of the championship.
Wednesday, April 3rd   
8:00 AM                       Round 1 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)

Thursday, April 4th
8:00 AM                       Round 2 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
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