NorthMid-Amateur

Twin Creeks Golf Course
March 26-28

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

General Information

Date: March 26th-28th, 2021
Host Club: Twin Creeks Golf Course
Address: 501 Twin Creeks Dr., Allen, TX 75013

Phone: Golf Shop – (972) 390-8888
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Manager – Andrea Daly

Entry & Eligibility Information
Entries Open: February 3rd, 2021 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close: March 19th, 2021 @ 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: February 24th, 2021 @ 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: $290


Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who are 25 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 WHS Handicap Index of 8.4 or less. Please reference TGA Policies and Procedures for further details, including Policies and Procedures, and Terms of Competition.

Exemptions: Provided players are otherwise eligible, exemptions are given to the following:
a) Top five (5) players (and ties) on 2019 Medalist North points list;
b) Last five (5) North Mid-Amateur champions;
c) Last five (5) North Amateur champions;
d) Previous year’s North Mid-Amateur Low Mid-Master;
e) Previous year’s North Senior Amateur champion (Senior Division);
f) Top ten (10) finishers (and ties) in previous year’s North Mid-Amateur;
g) Three (3) Host Club exemptions.


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 Wednesday, February 24th 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. 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 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 with no cut. The field is limit 84 players.
Mid-Master Recognition: In addition to the overall champion, an award will be given to the low Mid-Master finisher. (Mid-Master – any player 40+ years of age)


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 Mid-Amateur. TGA Members can take advantage of Affinity Travel Benefits by utilizing their hotel search engine by clicking here.


Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) practice round at the negotiated rate of $45 on weekends after 11:00 AM, $34 Monday-Thursday anytime, and $44 Friday anytime (plus applicable taxes) including cart. Please contact the host club golf shop to schedule a practice round.


Registration Information: There is no official on-site registration or check-in required. Players should arrive to their starting tee approximately 8-10 minutes prior to their starting time.


Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times/pairings for the first and second rounds will be made available no later than Wednesday, March 24th 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. Final round starting times/pairings 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, Terms of Competition and Local Rules (Hard Card), as established by the association. For more information, please click here. For information specific to the Terms of Competition applicable to this championship, please see below:


TGA Cart Policy: Information regarding the use and availability of transportation varies between TGA Championships – refer to Tournament Information for the championship in question. Please be advised that in championships where carts are provided, players are encouraged to utilize motorized transportation. In doing so, carts will be limited to two (2) carts per group. Beginning in 2020: While a caddie is not prohibited from riding in the cart, the TGA has adopted a ‘one-seat’ policy as explained below.


‘One-Seat’ Policy: The “one-seat” policy allows either the player or the player’s caddie to ride in or move a golf cart, but not at the same time. The player and the player’s caddie are not allowed to ride in the same or separate carts at the same time.

The player can ride in or move a golf cart with another player in it, so long as the player’s caddie is not riding in another cart at that time.

The player can ride in or move a golf cart with another player’s caddie in it, so long as the player whose caddie is in the cart is not riding in another cart at the same time. As a reminder, players are responsible for the actions of their caddie (when applicable).


TGA Medical Cart Request Policy

Spectators carts are prohibited. However, 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, [email protected].


Score Posting: At the conclusion of each round each player’s score will be automatically posted to the World 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 Twin Creeks GC, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.

Friday, March 26
7:30 AM – Round 1 begins (#1 Tee)

Saturday, March 27
8:00 AM – Round 2 begins (#1 Tee)

Sunday, March 28
8:00 AM – Final Round begins (#1 Tee)
Following Play – Awards Presentation



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West Texas Amateur

Abilene Country Club (South Course)
July 16-18

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

Updated COVID-19 Guidelines


General Information

Date: July 16-18, 2021
Host Club: Abilene Country Club (South Course)
Address: 4039 S Treadaway Blvd., Abilene, TX 79602
Phone: (325) 692-2583
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Manager, Andrea Daly

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: May 19, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.
Entries Close: July 9, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.
Exempt Deadline: June 9, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.

Entry Fee: $290

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who reside in the northern and southern regions of the state of Texas who have a WHS Handicap index of 10.0 or less. To be eligible for the Senior Division, golfers must be age 55 or older as of the first round of tournament play. To be eligible for the Super Senior Division, golfers must be age 65 or older as of the first round of tournament play. Please reference TGA Policies and Procedures for further details, including Policies and Procedures, and Terms of Competition.

Exemptions: Provided players are otherwise eligible, exemptions are given to the following:

a) Top five (5) finishers and ties in current year’s North & South Mid-Amateur;

b) Top five (5) finishers and ties in previous year’s North & South Amateur;

c) Last five (5) West Texas Amateur Champions;

d) Last five (5) West Texas Amateur Senior Division Champions;

e) Last five (5) West Texas Amateur Super Senior Division Champions;

f) Top ten (10) finishers and ties in previous year’s West Texas Amateur;

g) Top five (5) finishers and ties in previous year’s West Texas Amateur Senior Division;

h) Top three (3) finishers and ties in previous year’s West Texas Amateur Super Senior Division;

i) Three (3) Host Club exemptions

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 exempt deadline of Wednesday, June 9at 5:00 p.m. Once the exemption deadline has passed, and if the field or 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 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 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 and Cut: The championship will be contested over 54 holes of 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 144, as outlined below:

  • Championship Division – Open (84 players)
  • Senior Division – 55 & older (42 players)
  • Super Senior Division – 65 & older (18 player)

At the conclusion of 36 holes the field will be cut to the low 72 players (and ties) with a pro-rated representation from each division. The pro-rated allocation of players making the cut from each division will be reflective of the number of players in each division, relative to the total field size. The determination of total field size, number of players in each division and pro-rated representation of players making the cut (before ties) will be announced in conjunction with pairings being posted.

What’s Included: The championship entry fee includes greens, cart and range fees for all championship rounds excluding the practice round.

Hotel: There is no host hotel for the West Texas Amateur. TGA Members can take advantage of Affinity Travel Benefits by utilizing their hotel search engine by clicking here.

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) practice round at the negotiated rate of $50 (plus applicable taxes) including cart. Please contact the host club golf shop for availability and to schedule a practice round.

Registration Information: Player registration will be held on Thursday, July 15th between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. If a player cannot make registration, he must notify a TGA Official 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 on Thursday, July 15th are subject to forfeiting their playing position.

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times/pairings for the first and second rounds will be made available no later than Monday, July 12th 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. Final round starting times will be re-drawn based on total score following the previous rounds of play.

The Senior division, Super Senior division, and some overflow Championship division will be in the morning wave of the first round. The Championship division will be in the afternoon wave.

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, Terms of Competition and Local Rules (Hard Card), as established by the association. For more information, please click here. For information specific to the Terms of Competition applicable to this championship, please see below:

TGA Cart Policy: Information regarding the use and availability of transportation varies between TGA Championships – refer to Tournament Information for the championship in question. Please be advised that in championships where carts are provided, players are encouraged to utilize motorized transportation. In doing so, carts will be limited to two (2) carts per group. Beginning in 2020: While a caddie is not prohibited from riding in the cart, the TGA has adopted a ‘one-seat’ policy as explained below.

‘One-Seat’ Policy: The “one-seat” policy allows either the player or the player’s caddie to ride in or move a golf cart, but not at the same time. The player and the player’s caddie are not allowed to ride in the same or separate carts at the same time.

The player can ride in or move a golf cart with another player in it, so long as the player’s caddie is not riding in another cart at that time.

The player can ride in or move a golf cart with another player’s caddie in it, so long as the player whose caddie is in the cart is not riding in another cart at the same time. As a reminder, players are responsible for the actions of their caddie (when applicable).

TGA Medical Cart Request Policy

Spectators carts are prohibited. However, 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, [email protected].

Score Posting: At the conclusion of each round each player’s score will be automatically posted to the World 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 Abilene Country Club unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.

Thursday, July 15
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Registration & Practice Rounds

Friday, July 16
7:30 AM – Round 1 Wave 1 begins (#1 & #10 tees)
12:30 PM – Round 1 Wave 2 begins (#1 & #10 tees)

Saturday, July 17
7:30 AM – Round 2 Wave 1 begins (#1 & #10 tees)
12:30 PM – Round 2 Wave 2 begins ( #1 & #10 tees)
Following Play – Field cut to low 72 players (and ties)

Sunday, July 18
7:30 AM – Final Round begins (#1 & #10 tees)
Following Play – Awards Presentation

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Texas League Play

Horseshoe Bay Resort
August 27 –30

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Texas League Play

Horseshoe Bay Resort
June 3-6

TEXAS LEAGUE PLAY GENERAL INFORMATION

Texas League Play was created in 2006 to provide an opportunity for TGA member facilities to play against each other in a team match play competition each spring. Regional conferences are formed all across the state and consist of four teams representing four different clubs from the area. A league play conference may be established anywhere in the state where there are four TGA member clubs who are interested in competing against each other in a six match regular season. Each team will host three matches, and will play an away match against each opponent at their course.
By utilizing the GHIN handicap system, the TGA can provide a fair competition that is enjoyable for a variety of ages and skill levels. League Play matches are a great opportunity for your club and members to participate in a fun and exciting team competition with other clubs in your area.
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Manager – Andrea Daly

Club Eligibiity:

Open to all TGA member clubs who own/operate at least one 18 hole regulation length golf course. The club must have a current and valid USGA Course Rating/Slope issued by the TGA in the last 10 years.The club must follow all TGA membership policies and be in compliance with the USGA club license agreement. Each club must have a certified handicap chairman and have completed the required TGA or USGA handicap seminar training. To ensure your club has met all the necessary requirements, you may call the TGA Membership Services Department.

Entry Deadline:

March 3

Entry Fee:

$550 per team

Team Captain:

Each team is required to designate at least one team captain who will serve as the representative for the club in league matches with the TGA League Office and the other teams within the conference. It is strongly encouraged that each team also have an Assistant Captain to help throughout the season.

Team Size:

8 players (men only) per team. No limit to the size of players on a team roster

Conferences/Team Selection:

The TGA will permit teams to create their own conference if there is an agreement from all four clubs to participate against one another during the regular season. To establish a conference, a Registration form (click here) must be submitted identifying the teams wishing to form their own conference. If a team is not part of an established conference, the TGA will attempt to pair the team with others in the same region with other similar type clubs. However, there must be four teams to create a conference.

Season Start Date:

March 4 – May 9

Regular Season Schedule:

The regular season consist of six matches, which must be completed over 9weeks. All regular season matches (including any make ups or rain outs) must be complete by May 9th.
Each conference will set their own schedule by team captains & pros coordinating with the other teams. Once the final schedule is set, a conference representative will send the schedule to the TGA League Office for posting to the website.

Match Day & Starting Time:

All teams should indicate on their Team Registration if they wish to play on a Thursday, Saturday or Sunday. Each conference must establish the day of the week and a standard starting time for the matches to be played during the regular season.

Green Fees for Matches:

Teams within a conference must determine what (if any) the green fee amount will be for league play matches. It is strongly encouraged that if a green fee needs to be collected, that it is a predetermined league play rate that all clubs have agreed to. It is also important that team captains determine method of payment of the fee (reciprocal charge or cash) so players will know in advance what to expect at each facility.

Player Eligibility:

Open to male amateur golfers and club professionals who meet the following: Club Membership: Amateur golfers must be full dues paying golf members of the club as of March 3, 2021

Professional Staff:

A member of the clubs professional staff who is a full time member of the club is encouraged to participate

GHIN #:

All players must have active GHIN #, and be listed on the clubs handicap roster.

Score History:

Amateur’s must have at least 20 scores in GHIN score history. Age: Must be at least 18 years of age as of the date the match is to be played.

Max Handicap:

The maximum allowable handicap is 18.4. Match Format: A team match consists of (4) four ball matches worth three points each, using a nassu point system. The team earning 6.5 or more points out of the possible 12 is the team match winner.

Tees/Yardage:

Two different sets of tees are used for a team match. The first two matches are played from the set of tees closest to a target yardage of 6,800 yards, while the remaining two matches should be played from the set of tees which is closest to 6,500 yards.

Handicaps:

The league play matches will utilize 100% of a players LHI (Low Handicap Index) not their Current Handicap Index. Players in matches 2-4 will play off the player with the lowest course handicap within the group to determine the number of strokes for the match.

Conference Winners:

The team with the best overall record within the conference will advance to the League Play playoffs. See complete rules for tiebreakers.

Playoffs:

Conference winners will compete in a single elimination bracket with other conference winners from across the state at Horseshoe Bay Resort.

Round 1: June 3
Quarterfinals: June 4
Semifinals: June 5
Finals: June 6

News



Lamey and Cunov Go Wire to Wire and Win Texas Stableford Handicap

KERRVILLE – John Lamey of San Antonio and Kurt Cunov of Shavano Park went wire to wire to win the 2020 Texas Stableford Handicap at Riverhill Country Club.  Lamey and Cunov carded 83 points, eight and a half points over their final round quota. The duo finished fifteen and a half over their cumulative total and won by sixteen and a quarter points.

Combined, the duo holed one eagle, 6 birdies and 25 par-saves. In addition to winning the overall title, Lamey and Cunov claimed the Hogan flight title.

Leaderboard (Overall Stableford):

Players City +/- Quota
1 Lamey  /  Cunov San Antonio, Shavano Park 15.5
2 Fountaine  /  Brower Trophy Club, Frisco -0.75
1 Freisleben  /  Schroeder Montgomery, LaPorte -1.5

Final Results

Golf Course: Designed by close friends Joe Finger and Byron Nelson in 1974, Riverhill Country Club’s 18-hole course is a premier location for golf in Texas and the United States.  Based in the heart of Hill Country, the course boasts its rare bent-grass greens and a 7,137 yard, 72-par challenge featuring scenic creeks, hills and a lake throughout the property.  Over time, the course became Nelson’s favorite, where he was quoted saying, “If I had only one golf course to play, it would be Riverhill.”

Weather: Mostly sunny conditions changed to mostly cloudy as the round progressed, high of 76 degrees with a southerly wind that averaged at 9 mph.

In Contention: Jeffery Fountaine of Trophy Club and Randall Brower of Frisco carded an impressive 74 points on the day which was ten and three quarter points over their final round quota. The team surged into second place overall and in the Hogan flight.

In the Nelson flight, Jamey Freisleben of Montgomery and Russell Schroeder of LaPorte carded 69 points, seven and a half over their final round total. Their great play in the final round was good enough for a third place finish overall and a title in the Nelson flight.

In the Crenshaw flight, James Switzer and James Blanton of Fort Worth carded 61 points, twelve over their final round total and secured a victory in the flight.

In the Kite flight, Cody Davis of Kingwood and Jeff Stockman of Houston held on to their overnight flight lead with a final round total of 34 points and two and a quarter points over their final round quota.

More Info: The Texas Golf Association wants to extend our gratitude and appreciation to Riverhill Country Club’s staff and members, along with the volunteers, for their part in making the Texas Stableford Handicap a successful and memorable event.  For more information on the Texas Stableford Handicap, click here.

Hogan Flight
Pos. Team City Total +/- Quota
1 Lamey  /  Cunov San Antonio, Shavano Park 15.5
2 Fountaine  /  Brower Trophy Club, Frisco -0.75
3 Jones  /  Groves Odessa -1.75
4 Johnston  /  Leasley North Richland Hills -7
5 Fallon  /  Nix Flower Mound, Argyle -9.5
6 Morgan  /  Ferguson Katy -11.75
7 Egerton  /  Loyd Dallas -14.75
8 Goodlett  /  Evans Austin -18.75
9 Jones  /  Davis Fredericksburg -19.5
10 Cole  /  Sanchez Aledo, Odessa -24.5
11 Wiley  /  Wyss Aledo -31.25
Nelson Flight
Pos. Team City Total +/- Quota
1 Freisleben  /  Schroeder Montgomery, LaPorte -1.5
2 Rowe  /  Mattingley Argyle, Flower Mound -2.75
3 Alford / Alford Houston, Kerrville -8.5
4 Bruchmiller  /  Bruchmiller Marble Falls, San Antonio -18.25
5 Brooks  /  Pearson Stephenville, Eastland -18.5
6 Hoerster  /  Hansen Fredericksburg, Irving -19.5
7 Wall  /  Bland Richmond, Katy -22
8 Key  /  Key Baytown, Crosby -22.25
9 Hall  /  Loftin Katy -25.25
10 Hogan  /  Casey Mansfield, Duncanville -36.75
11 Thomas  /  Whipple Amarillo -41.75
Crenshaw Flight
Pos. Team City Total +/- Quota
1 Switzer  /  Blanton Fort Worth -2
2 Keeney  /  Gann Mansfield -8.75
3 Kurz  /  Sooy Houston -10.25
4 Stucks  /  Wilson Burleson, Arlington -14
5 Moore  /  Mowles Fort Worth -15.25
6 Mowles  /  Fitzgerald Midland, Fair Oaks Ranch -19.5
7 Bergen  /  Wilkerson Frisco, Mansfield -22
8 Culberson  /  Weathersby Victoria, Montgomery -22.25
9 Taylor  /  Taylor Georgetown, Beaumont -23.75
10 Donley  /  Seyffert Houston -24
11 Rhodes  /  Wernli Killeen, Leander -30.5
Kite Flight
Pos. Team City Total +/- Quota
1 Davis  /  Stockman Kingwood, Houston -8.25
2 Davidson  /  Hill Houston -15.25
3 Taylor  /  Standley Keller, New Braunfels -21.5
4 Williford  /  Williford Mansfield -22.75
5 Tutor  /  Rankey Mansfield, Fort Worth -23
6 Keeney  /  Keeney Keller, Granbury -25.25
7 Garner  /  Garner Burleson, Mansfield -26.75
T8 Henderson  /  Schwarz Cypress, Humble -27
T8 Bosco  /  Yarbrough Copper Canyon, Crowley -27
10 Beeler / Gilmore Cypress, Carrollton -34
11 Jackson  /  Duncan Wichita Falls, Denton -34.25