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Texas Golf Association, Since 1906

Texas Four-Ball Information

Texas Four-Ball Information

Date: May 10th-12th, 2018
Host Club: Maridoe Golf Club
Address: 2525 Honors Club Drive, Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone: (972) 416-2131         
TGA Staff Contact: Manager, South Texas - John Cochran IV
Entry & Eligibility Information
Entries Open: March 20th, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close: May 2nd, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: April 11th, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: $650 (team)
Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers age 25 or older as of the first round of tournament play, with a GHIN Handicap of 6.4 or less. To be eligible for the Senior Division, both players must be age 55 or older as of the first round of tournament play. To be eligible for the Super Senior Division, both players must be age 65 or older as of the first round of tournament play. Teams in the Senior and Super Senior divisions will need participants to have a GHIN Handicap of 8.4 or less. Please reference TGA Policies and Procedures for further details. If a division is not full by April 12, 2018, waitlisted players for other divisions will be accepted up to the field limit.
Exemptions: Provided players are otherwise eligible, exemptions are given to the following:
  1. Teams finishing in the top ten (10) and ties of the Championship Division in the previous year’s Texas Four-Ball Championship;
  2. The current year’s top five (5) teams and ties in the regional Four-Ball Championships;
  3. The top five (5) teams and ties in the Senior Division of the previous year’s Texas Four-Ball Championship;
  4. The top two (2) teams and ties in the Super Senior Division of the previous year’s Texas Four-Ball Championship;
  5. Three (3) Host Club Selections
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 April 11th 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.

The TGA reserves the right to select players to be in the field. For exemption request details, please view TGA Policies and ProceduresExempt 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/Cut: The championship will be contested over 54 holes of four-ball 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 80 teams, as outlined below:
Championship                   25 & Over (48 teams)
Senior                                 55 & Over (20 teams)
Super Senior                      65 & Over (12 teams)

What's Included: The championship entry fee includes greens, carts and range fees for all championship rounds including the championship practice round. The entry fee also includes championship gifts and lunch during the first two rounds of the championship.
Host Hotel: Affinity Travel Hotels will provide hotel options for the Texas Four-Ball. Please click here to search for hotels in the Carrollton area.

Registration Information: Player Registration will be held on Wednesday, May 9th between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. If a team cannot make registration, they 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 teams 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 Wednesday, May 9thonly. Players must contact the host club golf shop on or after May 2nd to schedule a practice round tee time.   

Pairings/Tee Time Information: Pairings/tee times for the first and second rounds will be made available no later than Monday, May 7th online at www.txga.org. Tee times for the first and second rounds will begin off of #1 and #10 tees starting at 8:00 AM and the afternoon waves will begin at 1:00 PM. 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.

Schedule of Events
All events will take place at Maridoe Golf Club, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.
Wednesday, May 9th 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM                              Registration & Practice Rounds
8:00 AM                                               Practice Round Starting Times - #1 Tee

Thursday, May 10th 
8:00 AM                                               Round 1 Wave 1 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
1:00 PM                                               Round 1 Wave 2 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM                             Player Lunch

Friday, May 11th   
8:00 AM                                             Round 2 Wave 1 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
1:00 PM                                             Round 2 Wave 2 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM                           Player Lunch
Following Play                                   Pairings for the Final Round will be generated and posted at www.txga.org  
Saturday, May 12th    
8:00 AM                                              Final Round Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM                            Player Lunch (available for purchase)
Following Play                                    Awards Presentation

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