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Texas Senior Amateur Information

Texas Senior Amateur Information

Date: September 27th-29th, 2019
Host Club: Deerwood Club
Address: 1717 Forest Garden Dr., Kingwood, TX 77345
Phone: (281) 360-1060
TGA Staff Contact: Senior Tournament Director – John Cochran IV
Entry & Eligibility Information
Entries Open: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close: Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: Wednesday, August 21st, 2019* @ 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: $325
Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers with a GHIN Handicap Index of 6.4 or less and who are 55 years of age or older as of the tournament start date (first round of tournament play). All players will be competing in one division from the same tees and yardage.  Please reference Texas Golf Association 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:
  1. Last five (5) Texas Senior Amateur Champions;
  2. Top 20 (and ties) in previous year’s Texas Senior Amateur;
  3. Finished in the top 20 (and ties) in current year’s Texas Amateur;
  4. Finished in the top 20 (and ties) in previous year's Texas Mid-Amateur;
  5. Any player that qualified for the final field of the current or previous year’s U.S. Senior Open;
  6.  Any player that qualified for the previous year's U.S. Senior Amateur;
  7. Top five (5) finishers (and ties) in current year’s West Texas Senior Division;
  8. Top fifteen (15) finishers (and ties) in the current year’s Regional Senior Amateurs;
  9. Low two (2) Seniors that make the cut in the current year’s Texas Amateur;
  10. Previous year's Texas Senior Player of the Year;
  11. Current Year Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play Winner and Runner-Up; 
  12. Top three (3) finishers (and ties) in current year’s Texas Super Senior Amateur;
  13. Three (3) Host Club exemptions.
The TGA reserves the right to select players to be in the field. For exemption request details, please reference Texas Golf Association Policies and ProceduresExempt 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 by handicap index (lowest to highest) using the handicap "Effective Revision Date” of August 15th, 2019. All applications including exempt must be received by the entry close date of August 21st, 2019 @ 5:00 PM. After the entry deadline has passed, spots in the field will be allocated to any remaining exempt players and then the lowest handicap index players until the field is full. Those not making it into the field will be placed on the wait list in rank order of their handicap index (lowest to highest).
Players will be notified by Friday, August 23rd, 2019, if they are in the final field, or where they stand on the wait list.  Each week thereafter, TGA Staff will circulate an updated wait/alternates list prior to the championship in an effort to keep players informed of their status.
Championship Information
Format/Field Size: Play will be contested over 54 holes of stroke play. All players will be competing in one division from the same tees and yardage.  The field is limited to 144 players. At the completion of the 36 holes the field will be cut to the low 54 players and ties.

What's Included: The entry fee includes greens, cart, and range fees for the practice round and all championship rounds. The entry fee also includes a championship gift, lunch during the first and second championship rounds, and food/beverage at the Player Welcome Reception.
Host Hotel: Members of the Texas Golf Association can access Affinity Travel Benefits for reduced rates. Click here for more.

Registration Information: Player registration will be held on Thursday, September 26th between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. If a player cannot make registration, he must notify a TGA Official at the host club that he is unable to make the registration deadline, but will be competing in the championship. Those players not contacting a TGA Official by 5:00 PM are subject to forfeiting their playing position.
Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round on Thursday, September 26th only. Players must contact Deerwood Club Golf Shop on or after Wednesday, September 18th to schedule a practice round tee time.   

Pairings/Starting Time Information: Pairings/starting times for the first and second rounds will be made available no later than Monday, September 23rd 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 Deerwood Club 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 and are not guaranteed a cart seat. 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 permitted during TGA Championships.
USGA Groove Condition of Competition (Not in Effect): The USGA groove rules effective January 1, 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 Deerwood Club, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions; players who are selected for the championship field will receive additional information in advance of the championship.
Thursday, September 26th  
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration & Practice Round
8:00 AM Practice Round Starting Times - #1 Tee
6:00 PM Golf Course Closes
6:30 PM Player Welcome Reception
Friday, September 27th  
8:00 AM Round 1, Wave 1 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM Player Lunch
12:45 PM Round 1, Wave 2 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
Saturday, September 28th  
8:00 AM Round 2, Wave 1 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM Player Lunch
12:45 PM Round 2, Wave 2 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
Sunday, September 29th  
8:00 AM Final Round Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
Following Play Awards Presentation
Texas Senior Amateur
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