The Texas Shamble

Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort

August 25-27, 2023


General Information

Date: February 25-26, 2023
Host Club: The Courses at Watters Creek
Address: 7201 Chase Oaks Blvd., Plano, TX 75025
Phone: (214) 509-4653
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Director – Amy Worthington

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: January 4, 2023 @ 9:00 AM
Exempt Entry Deadline: January 25, 2023 @ 5:00 PM
Entries Close: February 17, 2023

Entry Fee: $450

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 WHS Handicap Index of 8.4 or less. Please reference TGA Competition Policies for further details, including Policies and Procedures, and Terms of Competition.

Entry Procedure: The field will be established in the order in which entries are received with a priority for exempt players until the published exemption deadline of January 25, 2023 at 5:00 PM. Once the exemption deadline has passed, and if the field is not full, the TGA will fill the remaining spots in the field with waitlisted entries. These entries will be accepted into the field in the order in which they were received.


a) Top Ten (10) teams in previous year’s North Four-Ball

b) Last Three (3) Regional Four-Ball Champions

c) Two (2) host club exemptions

Note: An exemption earned by a team will only be accepted when both exempt players register as a team. If an exempt player registers with a non-exempt player, that player will forfeit their exempt status and their registration will be accepted under the event specific entry procedure.

The TGA reserves the right to select players to be in the field. For exemption request details, please view TGA Competition Policies. 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 of 36-holes of four-ball stroke play. The field is limited to 44 teams.

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) practice round at the rate of $40.00, plus applicable taxes Monday through Thursday and after 12:00 PM Friday through Sunday. The respective rate includes a cart. Players must contact the host club directly to schedule a practice round by calling (214) 509-4653

Registration Information: There is no official registration for TGA Regional Events. Players are asked to arrive to their respective starting tee 8-10 minutes prior to their starting time.

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times/pairings for the first round will be made no later than February 21, 2023 online at Final Round times/pairings will be available in the evening preceding play (approximately one hour after the completion of play) online at Final round starting times/pairings will be re-drawn based on total score following the previous rounds of play.

Caddies: Caddies are permitted and must adhere to all TGA Competition Policies and host club policies.

Cancellation/Withdrawal Procedure: Prior to the entry deadline players looking to withdraw should do so online through their Golf Genius user profile or by contacting the TGA Staff Contact directly. After the entry deadline has passed players should either call the Texas Golf Association at (214) 468-8942 or email the TGA Staff Contact directly. Only withdrawals on the day of the competition should be directed to the host club golf shop.

Transportation: Players may walk or ride at their own discretion. Cart fees are included in the players entry fee. The TGA ‘One-Seat’ Policy is in effect. Spectators must walk at all times.

Medical Cart: Spectators in accordance of ADA compliance may request golf carts. Requests for golf carts must be supported by complete documentation, including the fully-completed Cart Request Form and the required accompanying medical documentation specified in that form for all first-time requests. Any medical cart request that is granted by the TGA will be good for that individual for the remainder of that calendar season. A request will not be deemed complete until all required information and documentation has been provided. For further information and details contact Director of Competitions – South Texas, John Cochran IV.

Score Posting: The TGA will post all scores for individual stroke play events to players GHIN number. Players are asked to not post scores for individual TGA stroke play events as it will result in a duplicate posting.

Policies & Procedures

To ensure competitors the best experience at all Texas Golf Association (TGA) events, it is helpful to be knowledgeable of TGA Policies & Procedures.

The Texas Shamble

Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort
August 25-27, 2023



General Information

Date: August 25-27, 2023

Host Club: Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort

TGA Staff Contact: Kelly Kilgo - [email protected]

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: June 1, 2023 at 9:00 AM 

Entries Close: When Full with Waitlist 

Entry Fee: $625


Sign Up for #GivingTuesday Play Days and Support the TGA Foundation

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea of designating a day of the year that encourages people to do good. Since then, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires millions of people each year to donate to nonprofits and charities all over the world.

GivingTuesday is held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year, falling on Nov. 29 for 2022. To celebrate this day of kindness, the TGA Foundation has a trio of events lined up to rally the state’s golf community in support of the Foundation’s mission to provide worthy young boys and girls in Texas with life-changing opportunities through the game of golf.

On Nov. 29, the TGA Foundation will be staging three #GivingTuesday presented by Dream Golf Play Days at Buffalo Creek Golf Club in Rockwall, April Sound Country Club in Montgomery, and Brackenridge Park Golf Course in San Antonio. These three unique courses are sure to provide a delightful combination of variety, challenge, and pure joy for everyone who steps onto the tee.

The #GivingTuesday Play Days on Nov. 29 are open to everyone who has a passion for golf and are inspired to help current and future generations benefit from the positive impacts and inherent values the game provides. The format for all three events is a two-person scramble with prizes awarded in gross and net divisions. Participation in the good-natured competition is not required and turning in a scorecard is optional for those who simply want to enjoy a relaxing day on the course.

All proceeds from the #GivingTuesday Play Days will be used to fund the Foundation’s array of junior golf development programs and initiatives both on and off the course, including access to affordable rounds of golf for $5 or less with Youth on Course, paid high school internships through the Bill Penn Program, college scholarships, and much more.

Signing up for a #GivingTuesday Play Day is quick, easy, and can make a huge impact on the TGA Foundation’s mission. Scroll down to learn more about the host venues and for online player registration. If you are unable to join in on the fun on GivingTuesday but would still like to donate to the TGA Foundation, click here.

#GivingTuesday Play Day – Buffalo Creek Golf Club

Date: Nov. 29

City: Rockwall

Format: Two-Person Scramble

Starting Time: Tee times beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Registration Fee: $60 for TGA Members, $70 for Non-Members

Online Registration: To register online for the #GivingTuesday Play Day at Buffalo Creek Golf Club, click here. To learn more about Buffalo Creek Golf Club, click here.


#GivingTuesday Play Day – April Sound Country Club

Date: Nov. 29

City: Montgomery

Format: Two-Person Scramble

Starting Time: Tee times beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Other: Breakfast included

Registration Fee: $70 for TGA Members, $80 for Non-Members

Online Registration: To register online for the #GivingTuesday Play Day at April Sound Country Club, click here. To learn more about April Sound Country Club, click here.


#GivingTuesday Play Day – Brackenridge Park Golf Course

Date: Nov. 29

City: San Antonio

Starting Time: Tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Format: Two-Person Scramble

Registration Fee: $65 for TGA Members, $75 for Non-Members

Online Registration: To register online for the #GivingTuesday Play Day at Brackenridge Park Golf Course, click here. To learn more about Brackenridge Park Golf Course, click here.


PGA TOUR Superstore to Sponsor TGA’s Fun Golf Series

The Texas Golf Association is excited to announce PGA TOUR Superstore will be the presenting sponsor of its annual Fun Golf Series for the 2021 season.

Texas is home to a great many passionate golfers who like to play the game for recreation and sheer enjoyment. That’s why the TGA in 2015 established the Fun Golf Series as a way to increase playing opportunities for its members who are looking for a relaxing day on the course with family and friends.

Thousands of TGA Members and their guests – men and women golfers of all ages and handicap ranges – have jumped in over the past six years to participate in these casual, one-day outings that celebrate the recreational aspect of the game. For many, it’s exactly what they’ve been looking for, a chance to enjoy being outdoors with like-minded people, playing new and exciting courses – oftentimes private clubs – at a discounted fee.

Some of the state’s premier courses have hosted Fun Golf events, including both the Oaks and Canyons Courses at TPC San Antonio, Shady Valley Country Club, Crown Colony Country Club, Walden on Lake Conroe, Lantana Golf Club, The Rawls Course and Bentwater Yacht & Country Club to name a few.

Each Fun Golf Series event features an optional, low-key tournament to sign up for with inclusive formats suitable for every type of golfer. Players are flighted based on gender and handicap, with prizes awarded in gross and net divisions. Participation in the competition is never mandatory and neither is turning in a scorecard. Anyone who signs up for Fun Golf event is welcome to come out and just enjoy playing a relaxing round on a great course.

“The TGA is really excited about having our first Fun Golf presenting sponsor,” said Kelly Kilgo, the TGA’s Director of Outreach. “Our Fun Golf Series started with just a couple of events each year in the beginning, and now we host 30 events annually all over the state. Fun Golf caters to men and women of all ages and skill levels and is a perfect atmosphere for golfers who simply love to play new courses with good people. Through the Fun Golf Series, PGA TOUR Superstore will be able to connect with thousands of recreational golfers across Texas.”

PGA TOUR Superstore is Texas’ leading golf experiential specialty retailer. PGA TOUR Superstore offers guests the largest variety of apparel for men, women and juniors, in addition to a wide assortment of clubs, accessories and footwear. Inside PGA TOUR Superstore, expansive putting greens, simulators and practice bays are available for customers’ use.

As part of the Company’s core values, they are committed to giving back to others, being a positive influence in the communities they operate and growing the game for all.

Currently, PGA TOUR Superstore operates six stores across the state of Texas and will look to continue to expand its presence in golf-centric markets across the state. The Company recently announced plans to open three additional stores in Texas in later this year including, Arlington, San Antonio and a third store in the Houston-area.


Introducing TGA Tee Time Series

As part of the TGA’s expanded Fun Golf Initiative, we’re excited to announce the launch of “TGA Tee Time Series.” This program will bring even more opportunities for TGA Members to play casual rounds of golf on new courses for discounted green fees.
Much like our Fun Golf Play Days and Play 9 events, the idea behind TGA Tee Time outings is to give our members more and new places to play recreational golf.
TGA Members must register online at in advance to play in TGA Tee Time outings. Walk-ups on the day of the outing are not permitted. The discounted rates will include cart fees, and participants check in with the pro shop as they would for a normal round of golf.
The first TGA Tee Time opportunity is March 2 at Rayburn Country Resort in East Texas. There are available tee times from 10:52 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. for $40.
For a full schedule of TGA Tee Time outings in your area, click here. For more information, click here.


TPC San Antonio Play Day Now Open

Registration is now open for the Fun Golf Play Day at TPC San Antonio.  This is the first event in the 2016 Play Day calendar.  Don't miss your chance to play a great golf course, make some new friends and have some fun! 

Click here to register