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Texas League Play Championship Playoffs Start June 2

Thirteen regional conference winners from around the state have moved on to the postseason and will meet at Horseshoe Bay Resort from June 2-5 for the 2022 Texas League Play Championship Playoffs.

Texas League Play was established by the Texas Golf Association in 2006 as part of its commitment to support and grow amateur competition at the public and private club level. During the regular season, regional conferences are formed where four member clubs in the same geographical area play a home-and-away series for a total of six matches. The conference winners then advance to a single-elimination bracket tournament to determine the overall state champion.

“It was great to have all the clubs participating this year and seeing members enjoying the team atmosphere of Texas League Play,” said Justin Guthrie, TGA Tournament Manager. “We are thrilled that Horseshoe Bay Resort will once again be hosting the Championship Playoffs and we are looking forward to an exciting week of competition and comradery.”

Club teams are comprised of eight players and each match consists of four separate four-ball matches using a Nassau point system. Three points are available for each match – front nine, back nine and overall 18 holes – and the team that scores 6.5 points or more wins the match.

A pair of past Texas League Play champions were the only two clubs to make the playoffs this year with a perfect 6-0 record during the regular season, which ran from March 3 through May 8. They were Nutcracker Golf Club (winners in 2020) in Granbury and Golf Club of Houston (2017) in Humble. The Hills Country Club in Austin finished 5-0-1.

In addition to Nutcracker and Golf Club of Houston, two other past Texas League Play champions also qualified for the postseason. They are Odessa Country Club (2019) in Odessa and Tierra Verde Golf Club (2013-15) in Arlington.

The 13 regional conference winners are seeded into the Championship Playoffs based on the total number of points accumulated during the regular season. Nutcracker Golf Club earned the No. 1 seed with 57 points. The first- and second-round matches will be played June 2-3, semifinals on June 4 and the final on June 5. All matches are 18 holes and will be contested on the Slick Rock Course.

At last year’s championship held at Horseshoe Bay Resort, Midland’s Green Tree Country Club won its second League Play title by defeating Granbury’s Pecan Plantation, 8.5-3.5, in the final match. Green Tree also won the playoffs in 2012.

Green Tree was knocked out of this year’s postseason by conference rival Odessa Country Club.

Live scoring updates and daily recaps from the Championship Playoffs will be available on the TGA website once the action gets underway from Horseshoe Bay Resort.

2022 Texas League Play Championship Playoffs

Finals Seeding

June 2-5 at Horseshoe Bay Resort

  1. Nutcracker GC (57 points)
  2. Golf Club of Houston (50.5)
  3. Abilene CC-North (50)
  4. The Hills CC (47)
  5. Odessa CC-Links (47)
  6. Golf Clubs at the Tribute (44.5)
  7. Eagle Pointe GC (44)
  8. Tierra Verde GC (43)
  9. Rockwall Golf & Athletic Club (42)
  10. Odessa CC-Old (41)
  11. Ridglea CC (39.5)
  12. Lakewood CC (38.5)
  13. Denton CC (36.5)


Texas League Play Policies & Procedures


1. *RESPONSIBILITY OF PARTICIPANTS

a. Under the Rules of Handicapping, a player is expected to:

  1. Act with integrity by following the Rules of Handicapping and to refrain from using, or circumventing, the Rules of Handicapping for the purpose of gaining an unfair advantage,
  2. Attempt to make the best score possible at each hole,
  3. Submit acceptable scores to provide reasonable evidence of their demonstrated ability,
  4. Play by the Rules of Golf, and
  5. Certify the scores of fellow players.

b. Under the Rules of Handicapping, a club is expected to:

  1. Ensure the Handicap Index of those members who have designated it to be their home club is administered in accordance with the requirements of the Rules of Handicapping, and
  2. Ensure that a Handicap Committee is established by the golf club and is responsible for ensuring compliance with the golf club’s specified obligations and responsibilities under the Rules of Handicapping.

c. The World Handicap System (WHS) will govern all handicap indexes. It is both the golf club/handicap committee and player’s responsibility to play to an accurate handicap index. Manipulation of handicap indexes will not be tolerated. WHS issues should be communicated to the Texas Golf Association (TGA) immediately. All issues will be reviewed by the TGA Championship Committee and subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including disqualification.

2. 2022 SCHEDULE

  • Entries Open: January 3
  • Entry Deadline: February 23
  • Schedule Deadline: February 25
  • Regular Season begins: March 3
  • Regular Season completed: May 8
  • League Play Playoffs / Championship: June 2-5, 2022, on the Slick Rock Golf Course at Horseshoe Bay Resort

3. *ENTRY FEE/FORM: $550 per team.

a. A team participating in Texas League Play must submit an official Entry Form via the Golf Genius registration link to secure a position in the league.

b. A club must submit payment via credit card on the Golf Genius registration page. Alternative payment methods (checks/invoices) will not be accepted.

c. All entry fees must be paid before the start of the season.

4. CLUB ELIGIBILITY: Open to any current TGA member club in good standing meeting the following criteria:

a. TYPE 1 Club: Owns / operates at least one 18-hole golf course measuring at least 6,500 yards. 9- Hole facilities are not eligible for Texas League Play.

b. COURSE RATING: Has a current and valid USGA course rating / slope issued by the TGA within last 10 years.

c. HANDICAP SYSTEM: Utilizes the WHS for issuing / maintaining handicaps for members.

d. HANDICAP COMPLIANCE: Has a designated handicap committee in place as required by the TGA membership agreement and the USGA Rules of Handicapping.

5. PLAYER ELIGIBILITY: Open to male amateur golfers and male golf professionals who meet the following criteria:

a. CLUB MEMBERSHIP: Amateur players must be full dues paying active golf members in good standing with the club and appear on the handicap roster by March 3, 2022.

b. GHIN #: All amateur players must have an active GHIN number with an established WHS Handicap Index.

c. *SCORE HISTORY: A player’s GHIN score history must contain at least 10 scores posted within in the previous 12 months.

d. PROFESSIONALS: A member of the club’s professional staff who is a full-time employee of the club is encouraged to participate. Only one professional is eligible to play per match. Should the professional decide to play, he will be required to play in the scratch four-ball match. Touring Professionals belonging to a club, are ineligible to participate. A professional must be receiving a “paycheck” from the club. Teaching Professionals working at the club may not be eligible if they’re only using the club to teach.

e. *AGE: Players and Professionals must be at least 21 years of age as of the date of the match in which they wish to participate.

f. COLLEGE PLAYERS: A player that is listed on a College Golf roster, regardless of division, may not represent a club during the season and playoffs.

g. *MAXIMUM STROKES ALLOCATED: The maximum strokes allocated for a match will be 18.4. If a player has a handicap index higher than 18.4, he will not receive additional strokes beyond the maximum 18.4.

h. MULTIPLE CLUBS: Should a player be a member of two clubs that are participating in Texas League Play, he is deemed to have played for a club once he puts a ball into play with the club he is playing with. He is not allowed to play for any other club during that season.

i. PEER REVIEW

  1. The player and the Handicap Committee have joint responsibility for adhering to the Rules of Handicapping including, but not limited to the following basic guidelines: each player will try to make the best score on every hole in every round, regardless of where the round is played, and that the player will submit every acceptable score for peer review.
  2. As a part of peer review, the Club’s Handicap Committee must make the scoring record of members accessible to all other members for the certification of scores. This may be accomplished through handicap software provided by the club (i.e., mobile app or online application)

A Side in Breach of Section 5: Player Eligibility will forfeit the match and all three points will be awarded to the opposing team.

6. TEAMS

a. NUMBER OF PLAYERS: A team will be comprised of 8 players for each match.

b. ROSTER: There is no limit to the size of a team’s roster, provided they meet the player eligibility requirements set forth in Section 5: Player Eligibility.

c. NUMBER OF TEAMS PER CLUB: Each Club is permitted to enter one team per course on the facility. However, players are not permitted to play on both teams.

7. CONFERENCES

a. NUMBER OF TEAMS: Conferences will be comprised of 4 teams all representing different clubs.

b. SELECTION OF TEAMS: Teams will establish their own conference by coordinating with other clubs on their own.

8. LEAGUE SCHEDULE

a. Clubs will be allowed to set their own schedule once the conference is established. The TGA will create a template for the conference to use to as a starting place. Dates may be moved from these dates so long as all teams agree. Teams within the conference should establish a “standard” day of the week for the matches to be played and adhere to scheduling matches on that day as much as possible. Any deviation from the established schedule requires both club’s consent and the TGA must be notified.

b. All regular season matches can be started once a schedule has been accepted and approved by the TGA. All regular season matches must be completed by May 8, 2022. Any matches not played will be recorded as a 6-6 tie. Clubs should make a reasonable effort to complete their matches within the deadline. No matches will take place after the deadline.

c. To fit all matches within the deadline, more than one match may be played during a given week so long as both teams agree. Matches can begin before the Regular Season Start date so long as each club has paid their entry fee and their schedule has been agreed upon.

9. TEAM CAPTAIN DUTIES

The Team Captains are instrumental in the success of the league. Captains are responsible for fielding a team each week, submitting line ups and posting results. In addition, the team captain should use discretion when choosing players and select those who represent the club in a positive manner.

a. MATCH SCHEDULING: The team captains are responsible for setting the regular season schedule by coordinating with the other team captains within the conference then submitting the final schedule to the TGA office for posting on the League Play website. The deadline for submitting the conference schedule is February 25, 2022.

b. MATCH ARRANGEMENTS: Team captains must communicate with the other team captains within the conference prior to the start of the season to establish the following:

  • If any guest fees will be charged and payment collection method at your club,
  • Tee times for matches played at each club (a standard time for all matches is preferred),
  • Acceptable pace of play for each club,
  • Caddies (if caddies are required, what the fees are and gratuity policy),
  • Tipping policy for outside service staff,
  • Acceptable forms of payment (cash, credit card, reciprocal charge) for carts, food and beverage, golf balls, etc., and
  • Cell phone policy at your club.

9. *GOLF GENIUS TEAM MATCHES

a. The team captains will be invited to the Team Matches Portal by a TGA Representative. A how-to guide will be provided to each captain to operate the Portal.

b. The winning team’s captain is responsible for posting the match results in the Team Matches Portal. All match results must be posted in the Portal within 48 hours of the completed match, or results are subject to be posted as a tie.

c. Additional details regarding scoring are outlined in Section 18: SCORING

10. HOST CLUB RESPONSIBILITIES

a. TEE TIMES: The Host Club is responsible for making sure the matches begin at the established time and determining the order of play. The club should communicate the playing order to their opponent ahead of the match.

b. PAPERWORK: The Host Club should make the following paperwork available to every player on the day of competition: Scorecards with Handicap Strokes, Pairings Sheet, Pace of Play Guidelines and Local Rules Sheet.

c. *SCOREBOARD: The Host Club must utilize some form of scoreboard or scoring area where match results will be reported.

d. FOOD AND BEVERAGE: If your conference has agreed upon providing any F&B post-match, these arrangements should be made ahead of time and communicated to all players, so guests know where to go after the round and feel welcome.

11. RAIN OUTS

a. If a match is cancelled due to inclement weather, (either before it has begun or before all matches have completed 9 holes) it is to be re-scheduled. If a make-up date is not available on the schedule, the host club captain is responsible for re-scheduling the match. A re-scheduled match can take place on any day of the week.

b. Generally, if a match is cancelled due to weather, it should be made up as soon as possible. It is the responsibility of the host team captain to find dates that work with the opposing team captain. Once a date is agreed to by both captains, that date is final. Teams must be willing to sacrifice certain days/times to complete the matches by the deadline.

c. If a reasonable effort was made by both clubs to find a reschedule date but due to conflicts and allowable time, a match cannot be made up before the Regular Season deadline, the match will be scored as a 6-6 tie. A match can only be cancelled if both captains agree, or the club is closed. Cart path only is not an acceptable reason to cancel a match.

d. If a match is suspended during play due to deteriorating course conditions or a dangerous situation (lightning), and every match has completed at least 9 holes, the match is considered official, and the team who has earned the most points from all completed matches will be the winner. Decisions to resume or cancel play should be made on site by a committee of three – the two team captains and the host club professional who is on site at the time.

12. GUEST / COURSE FEE: Each club should agree to the same conference-wide standard guest fee amount. Billing / collecting this guest fee amount from the visiting team is the responsibility of the Host Club.

13. GENERAL RULES OF PLAY: The USGA & R&A Rules of Golf, the Notice to Players that is posted on the website, and the Host Club’s Local Rules will govern play.

14. SUBSTITUTIONS

a. Within 24 hours of the match, substitutions must be communicated directly with the opposing club’s captain or golf professional and submitted in the Team Matches Portal. A substitute must be placed into the correct position within the lineup.

b. In Accordance with the USGA & R&A’s Rules of Golf; Rule 23.4, a side may be represented by one partner for all or any part of a match. A partner may join a match between holes but not during play of a hole.

15. MATCH FORMAT

a. Each player will compete in a four-ball match.

b. Match 1 will be a scratch match and Matches 2, 3, and 4 will be handicapped

c. The professional will always be designated in the #1 spot and play in the scratch match.

d. Players are listed from lowest handicap index to highest. If two or more players have the same Course Handicap, they may be placed in the order that the captain chooses.

A Side in Breach of Section 15: Player Eligibility will forfeit the match and all three points will be awarded to the opposing team.

16. *HANDICAP INDEX

a. Handicapped matches (Matches 2-4) will be played using the player’s current handicap index from the day prior to the scheduled match. For example, if a match is scheduled for April 28, the handicap index to be used is from April 27.

b. Current handicap index will be adjusted based on 90% of course rating/slope and tees being played.

c. Match handicaps will be established based on the low man in the group. For example, if Player A is a 2 handicap, Player B a 4 handicap, Player C a 6 handicap, and Player D an 8 handicap, the strokes will be distributed as follows. Player A, being the low man in the group, will get 0 strokes, Player B will get 2 strokes, Player C will get 4 strokes, and Player D will get 6 strokes.

17. TEES

a. Matches 1-2 (Players 1A through 2B) will play from the tees which is closest to the target yardage of 6,800 yards.

b. Matches 3-4 (Players 3A through 4B) will play from the tees closest to the target yardage of 6,500 yards.

c. In the scratch match, if all four players agree, they may play a yardage greater than 6,800 yards while the rest of the matches play from the required yardages.

18. SCORING

a. One (1) point is awarded for a win on the front 9, one (1) for the back 9, and one (1) for the overall match for a total of three (3) points in each match. A tie is worth ½ point to each side. There are a total of 12 points available for the overall match. The team to earn 6 ½ or more points is the winner.

b. In the event of rain causing the match to stop after all matches have completed 9 holes and less than the normal number of points have been earned, the remaining points available will be split evenly among the two clubs.

c. *The home team can cast the leaderboard on a TV or computer using the Golf Genius Team Matches Portal. The winning team captain is responsible for submitting the match results via the Team Matches Portal. Scores must be posted to the Team Matches Portal immediately following the match. Golf Genius will score the matches for you.

d. *Scores and match results posted on the Team Matches Portal are considered final and official and should reflect the final outcome of the match. All rules disputes must be resolved before the results are posted to the Team Matches Portal.

e. *If different / incorrect results show in the Portal, it is the winning team captain’s responsibility to contact the TGA immediately to review the results.

f. *Once matches are considered official, there will be no adjustment to the outcome of the match, unless there is a breach of player eligibility.

g. *The TGA will be responsible for posting each player’s 18-hole scores to GHIN.

19. CONFERENCE WINNERS / TIES

a. A club wins their conference when it has the best overall record in the conference. Points will only matter regarding playoff seeding and tiebreaking.

b. If two teams tie for the best record, the tie will be broken by the following order:

  1. Head-to-head record,
  2. Points earned against team they are tied with, or
  3. Points earned in away matches.

c. If there are three or more teams tied for the best record, the team with most overall points wins the conference (if two clubs have identical points, those two clubs will use the above-mentioned tie-breaking method).

d. In the event of a tie after all the above conditions are met, and the opportunity to accumulate points is not equal due to an 18-hole match being condensed to only 9 holes, then the tie should be decided via a playoff if practicable. The playoff would be run like that of the League Play Playoffs, i.e., sudden death match played at scratch. The host site of the Playoff will be chosen by lot.

20. QUALIFICATION FOR LEAGUE PLAY PLAYOFFS / CHAMPIONSHIP

a. Should Texas League Play have 16 conferences or fewer, all conference winners will be invited to the playoffs. *Teams must play in at least three matches in the Regular Season to advance to the Playoffs.

b. Should there be more than 16 conferences participating, the following steps will be used to determine which teams advance to the playoffs.

  1. At the completion of registration, the Texas Golf Association will divide the state into Four Regions: West Texas, DFW, Houston, and Hill Country (Austin & San Antonio). Each region is guaranteed to have the four top point earners advance to the League Play Playoffs.
  2. If one of the Four Regions does not have four conference winners, the next conference winner with the highest point total across all four regions will earn an invitation into the playoffs. If the point totals are tied with another Conference Winner across the state, the Playoff Seeding Tiebreaking (below) will determine who will receive the invitation.
  3. There will not be a consolation bracket set up. However, additional playing opportunities at a discounted rate will be made available to teams once eliminated.

c. Playoff seeds will be determined by the total number of points accumulated. In an event in which the total points are tied, the following criteria will be used to break the tie:

  1. Overall Record,
  2. Last Three Matches (by date) total points,
  3. Last Two Matches (by date) total points, or
  4. Last Match Played (by date) total points.

d. A team may use different players for the different playoff matches, provided they have played in at least one regular season conference match.

League Play Playoffs / Championship Schedule: June 2-5 at Horseshoe Bay Resort

  • Thursday, June 2: Practice Round & Round 1 Matches
  • Friday, June 3: Quarterfinals
  • Saturday, June 4: Semifinals
  • Sunday, June 5: Finals

21. RULES QUESTIONS OR INFRACTIONS

a. The TGA Championship department will have the final say on any Rules questions that arise.

b. Questions regarding the Rules or match outcomes must be reported to the TGA prior to the finalizing of any match results.

c. Any issues regarding player eligibility shall be dealt with on case-by-case basis.

22. TGA LEAGUE PLAY WEBSITE

League Play standings will be posted on the TGA League Play Home page for review at www.txga.org.

23. WITHDRAWALS

a. If a team withdraws any time after the conference schedule has been set, they will be subject to a one-year suspension from TGA League Play and will forfeit their entry fee for that season.

b. *If a team withdraws from the conference, all remaining matches will be forfeited. The forfeited matches will be scored as outlined in Section 24: FORFEITS.

c. *If two or more teams withdraw from a conference the conference will be subject to termination.

d. *Any circumstances causing a team to withdraw from Texas League Play will be subject to review by the TGA Championship Committee for possible suspensions from future participation.

24. FORFEITS

a. Forfeits are detrimental to the overall success of the league. The inability to field a full team of 8 players, or the lack of interest once a team has been eliminated from advancing to the playoffs are not acceptable reasons to forfeit a match.

b. A forfeit shall be scored as a loss to the forfeiting team and a win to the opponent.

c. If a team is granted a forfeited victory, the victorious team will be given a 6.5 to 5.5 victory.

d. Any circumstances causing a forfeit will be subject to review by the TGA Championship Committee for possible suspensions from future participation.

*Indicates change for 2022 from previous Texas League Play Seasons.



Texas League Play

Horseshoe Bay Resort (Slick Rock GC)

June 2-5, 2022


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 Director – Justin Guthrie

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: January 3, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Entries Close: February 23, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: $550 per team

Entry Procedure: A team wishing to participate in Texas League Play must register and pay the entry fee through Golf Genius. The entry fee must be paid through Golf Genius via credit card. Alternative payments methods will not be accepted.

Club Eligibility: 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.

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, 2022.
  • GHIN #: A player must have an active GHIN number that is listed on the clubs handicap roster.
  • Score History: A player must contain at least 10 scores in the previous year’s GHIN scoring history.
  • Age: A player must be 21 years of age by the date of the match they wish to participate in.

Professional Club Staff Eligibility: A member of the clubs professional staff who is a full-time employee of the club is encouraged to participate. Professionals must have an active GHIN number and compete in the Four-Ball scratch match. Touring professionals belonging to the club are no eligible to participate. Teaching professionals using the club facilities to strictly teach are not eligible.

Team Captain’s

Team captain’s are instrumental in the success of Texas League Play. Each team is required to designate at least one (1) team captain who will serve as the representative for the team in league matches and the other teams within their conference. It is strongly encouraged that each team also have an Assistant Captain to help throughout the season. Captain’s are responsible for match scheduling, match arrangements, and utilizing the Team Portal through Golf Genius. For full Team Captain responsibilities, view item #9 in the Texas League Play Policies & Procedures.

General Information

Teams/Conferences: Each team will be comprised of eight (8) players, including one (1) club professional. Conferences will be comprised of four (4) teams all representing different clubs. Teams will establish their own conferences by coordinating with other clubs in the area.

League Schedule: The regular season will be played March 3 – May 8, 2022 and will consist of six matches. All regular season matches (including any make ups or rain outs) must be complete by May 8, 2022. Each conference will set their own schedule by team captain’s & club pro’s coordinating with the other teams. Once the final schedule is set, a conference representative will send the schedule to the TGA for posting to the website. Schedule’s must be submitted by Friday, February 25.

Rules of Play: The USGA and R&A Rules of Golf, Texas League Play Notice to Players, and host club Local Rules will govern play.

Substitutions: Within 24 hours of the match, substitutions must be communicated directly with the opposing club’s team captain or golf professional. The TGA must also be made aware of the substitution. A substitution must be made in the League Play module and place in the correct lineup position.

Match Format: A team match will consist of four (4) four-ball matches. One (1) scratch matches and three (3) handicapped matches will be played. Teams and pairings must be arranged by handicap index, low to high. If a club professional is playing he must play in the first scratch match. The other three (3) handicapped matches will be played off the lowest handicap player in each match. For example, in a match Player A is a 2 handicap, Player B is a 4 handicap, Player C is a 6 handicap, and Player D is a 8 handicap. The match would be played off Player A’s handicap as he is the lowest in the match group. Player A would receive 0 strokes, Player B would receive 2 strokes, Player C 4 strokes and Player D 6 strokes. All handicapped matches will be played off the players current WHS handicap index from the day before the match is scheduled to take place.

Tees: Matches 1 & 2 will be played from the tees which is closest to the target yardage of 6,800 yards. Matches 3 & 4 will be played from the tees which is closest to the target yardage of 6,500 yards. In the scratch match (Match 1) if all players in the match agree, it may be played from a yardage greater than 6,800 yards.

Scoring: All matches will be worth three points each, using a NASSAU point system. One (1) point is awarded for a win on the front 9, one (1) point for the back 9, and one (1) for the overall 18 for a total of 3 match points. Any ties are worth 1.5 points to each side. The team earning 6.5 points or more out of the possible 12 points is the team match winner.

Conference Winners: Conference winners will be decided by the team’s overall regular season record. Points accumulated through he regular season will be used to determine playoff bracket seeding.

Playoffs: Texas League Play Playoffs will take place June 2-5, 2022 at Horseshoe Bay Resort. Conference champions will be invited to compete in the single elimination style playoff event.

Rules Questions/Infraction: The TGA Championship Department will have final say on rules situations should they arise. Questions regarding the Rules or match outcomes must be called into the TGA prior to submitting match results. Issues regarding eligibility will be handled by the TGA on a case-by-case basis.

Forfeits: A forfeit will be scored as a loss to the team forfeiting team and a win to the opponent. Forfeits are detrimental to the overall success of the league. The inability to field a full team, or lack of interest once a team has been eliminated from playoff contention are not acceptable reason to forfeit a match. If a team is granted a forfeited victory, the match will be scored 6.5 to 5.5 in favor of the opponent. Circumstances causing a forfeit will be reviewed by the TGA Championship Committee for possible suspension from future Texas League Play participation.

Cancellation/Withdraws: If a team withdraws from Texas League Play anytime after the regular season schedule has been set, the team will be subject to a Texas League Play suspension and forfeit their entry fee for the current season.

Policies & Procedures

To ensure competitors the best experience during Texas League Play, it is helpful to be knowledgeable of Texas League Play Policies & Procedures.



Texas League Play

Horseshoe Bay Resort (Slick Rock GC)
June 2-5, 2022

Texas League Play Information

Regular Season: March 3 - May 8, 2022

Playoffs: June 2-5, 2022

Playoff Host Club: Horseshoe Bay Resort (Slick Rock GC)

TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Director - Justin Guthrie

Entry & Club Eligibility

Registration Opens: January 3, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Registration Closes: February 23, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: $550 per team

Entry Procedure: A team wishing to participate in Texas League Play must register and pay the entry fee through Golf Genius. The entry fee must be paid through Golf Genius via credit card. Alternative payments methods will not be accepted.

Club Eligibility: 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 utilize the World Handicap System for issuing/maintaining handicaps for members. The club must have a designated handicap committee in place as required by the TGA Membership Agreement and USGA handicap system manual. 

Player/Professional Eligibility: Open to male amateur/club professional golfer who are 21 years of age of older and reside in the state of Texas. All golfers must have an active GHIN number and must be listed on the club's handicap roster. Golfers must have a WHS Handicap Index of 18.4 or less. Amateurs must be full dues paying members of the club and club professionals must be a full-time employee of the club. 

For complete Texas League Play Information, click here

Registration

Open: January 3, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Close: February 23, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Regular Season

Start: March 3, 2022

End: May 8, 2022

Playoffs

June 2, 2022: Practice Rounds & Round 1 Matches

June 3, 2022: Quarter Final Matches

June 4, 2022: Semi-Final Matches

June 5, 2022: Texas League Play Championship Match

Texas League Play

Horseshoe Bay Resort (Slick Rock GC)
June 2-5, 2022

CAPTAIN’S CORNER


Captain Quick Links


Team Captain Duties

Overview: Captains are instrumental in the success of Texas League Play. Captains are generally responsible for scheduling, fielding a team each week, lineup/pairings, and submitting results.

Scheduling: Captains are responsible for setting the regular season schedule. Captain should coordinate with the other clubs in the teams conference before submitting the final schedule to the Texas Golf Association. Schedules must be submitted to the TGA no later than February 26, 2022 by 5:00 PM.

Match Arrangements: Captains must communicate with the other clubs in their conference to establish the following:

  • Match fees and payment method
  • Specific day of the week and starting time for matches (a standard day of the week and time are preferred)
  • Acceptable pace of play at each club for matches
  • Caddies (if required – fees & gratuity policy)
  • Gratuity policy for outside service staff
  • Club policies (attire, hats, cell phones, etc.)

Host Club Responsibilities

Tee Times: The host club is responsible for making sure the matches begin at the established starting time. The club should communicate the playing order if different than the pairings sheet.

Paperwork: The host club is responsible for printing and providing the following documents to each play before the matches: Scorecards with handicap strokes, pairings sheet, pace of place guidelines, and Local Rule sheet.

Scoreboard: The host club must provide a scoreboard or scoring area to identify when a match is considered final. Scores and match results posted in the Team Matches Portal are considered to be final and should reflect the outcome of the matches. If the results shown on the Team Match Portal are incorrect, it is the winning team captain’s responsibility to reach our to the TGA immediately.




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

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Texas League Play Playoffs Recap

The 2020 Texas League Play Playoffs featured 10 teams competing in a single-elimination, bracket-style tournament.

The first round took place at Horseshoe Bay’s Apple Rock course, with 4 teams competing in the first round. The other 6 teams received byes into the quarterfinal round. The first match of the day saw The Hills Country Club from Austin take on Rolling Hills Country Club of Arlington. The first points of the day were won by Rolling Hills’ Brian O’Dwyer and Craig Thorpe, who won their match to put their team up 2-1 early. The Hills answered in their second match as Tim Deck and Bill Parr swept Rolling Hills to take a 4-2 lead. Colin Peck and Wick Comegys from The Hills won their match 2-1 to extended The Hills overall match score to 6-3. Teammates Tye Grissom and Warren Smith won the final match to seal The Hills’ victory 8.5-3.5.

Thursday’s second match featured Nutcracker Golf Club of Granbury and Odessa Country Club (Links). Nutcracker took a commanding lead early by Cody Barrington and Darryl Woods winning the first match 2-1. The rest of Nutcracker’s Team did not disappoint as the last three matches swept Odessa’s Links Team. Nutcracker won their overall match 11-1 to get them into the quarterfinals.

Advancing teams returned to Apple Rock on Friday for the quarterfinal matches. The first match of the day took place between Tierra Verde Golf Club of Arlington and The Hills Country Club.  Bret Masion and Randy Stephens of Tierra Verde came away with 2.5 points in the first match.  Doug Foster and James Lloyd of Tierra Verde followed suit by winning the second match 2-1. The Hills’ Colin Peck and Wick Comegys answered back and won the third match 2.5-.05.  Carson Gooch and Ben Hicks of Tierra Verde won their match, which gave Tierra Verde a 7-5 victory and advanced them to the semifinal round.

The second match of the day featured Eagle Point Golf Club of Mont Belvieu and Nutcracker Golf Club. Both teams tied in the first match, but Mitchell Cole and Casey Barrington of Nutcracker got 2.5 points in the second match to give Nutcracker a 4-2 lead. Both clubs split the third match and final match 1.5-1.5, giving Nutcracker the 7-5 win and a spot in the semifinal round.

Friday’s third match took place between River Crest Country Club of Fort Worth and Van Zandt Country Club of Canton. Matthew Bobo and Garett Essl of River Crest started strong by sweeping the first match, and the rest of the River Crest team followed their lead.  River Crest won 12-0 over Van Zandt clinching a spot in the semifinal round.

Friday’s final match had the Golf Club of Houston against Odessa Country Club (Old). Mark Jones and Sterling Swack of Odessa took all 3 points in the first match giving them a good start to the day. Odessa’s Brandon Warne and Darren Seglem won the second match giving Odessa a 5.5-0.5 lead.  Jim McNeil and Robert Rigney clinched the semifinal spot for Odessa by tying the third match giving Odessa the 7-5 victory, despite Golf Club of Houston’s Ross Prachar and Brett Lalor sweeping the final match.

Saturday’s semifinal rounds continued at Apple Rock, and the first match of the day was between Odessa Country Club and Tierra Verde Golf Club. Odessa’s Mark Jones and Sterling Swack swept the first match, giving Odessa an early 3-0 lead.  Brandon Warne and Darren Seglem kept the momentum going by winning the second match 2.5-.05 increasing Odessa’s lead to 5.5-.05.  Both teams tied the third match, and Brian Madison and Luke Groves of Odessa won the fourth match 2-1 giving Odessa a victory of 9-3 and advancing them to the championship round.

The second semifinal match took place between Nutcracker Golf Club and River Crest Country Club. Cody Barrington and Darryl Woods from Nutcracker won all 3 points in the first match, but Jeff Needham and Dee Kelly of River Crest answered back with winning the second match 2.5-.05.  Nutcracker’s Mark Barrington and Dustin Sherrill swept the third match giving Nutcracker the 6.5-3.5 lead and giving Nutcracker a spot in the championship round, even though River Crest’s Reid Parrish and Scott Hargrove won the very close fourth match 2-1.

Apple Rock course at Horseshoe Bay played host to Sunday’s championship round between Odessa Country Club and Nutcracker Golf Club.  Mark Jones and Sterling Swack of Odessa got the team off to a good start by sweeping the first match.  However, Mitchell Cole and Casey Barrington responded by sweeping the second match leaving it a close 3-3 tie.  Nutcracker’s Dustin Sherrill and Marc Barrington captured 2.5 points in the third match, and Matt Sommerfield and Jared Harp of Nutcracker won the final match 2.5-.05, capturing the 2020 Texas League Play championship over Odessa 7.5-3.5.


Texas League Play

Horseshoe Bay Resort (Slick Rock GC)
June 2-5, 2022

TEXAS LEAGUE PLAY FAQ’S


What is Texas League Play?

The TGA created Texas League Play in 2006 as a way for member clubs to engage in a fun and friendly competition against one another each spring. Teams compete in conferences made up of four different clubs in a home and away series with each club for a total of six regular season matches. The team with the best conference record then advances to compete against other conference winners from across the state for the overall title.

Who can play?

League Play is open to all clubs & courses (public and private) that are current members of the Texas Golf Association. It is open to male amateur golfers that are full dues paying members of the club. PGA Professionals which are employed by the club are also encouraged to participate. (Only one pro may play in any given match.)

When does the season begin and end?

Registration for the 2022 Texas League Play Season opens on January 3, 2022, at 9:00 AM and closes on February 23, 2022, at 5:00 PM. The Regular Season will begin on March 3, 2022 and all matches must be completed by May 8, 2022 at the latest.

What is the format?

A team match consist of 8 players from a team competing in four (4) separate four-ball matches against the opposing club. Each four-ball match is worth a total of 3 points using a NASSAU scoring system. The team earning 6.5 or more points out of the 12 available, wins the overall team match. If a club pro does play, he must play in the #1 position in the match to ensure they play against the opposing team’s club pro or best amateur.

Are handicaps used?

Yes. The first four-ball match is played at scratch with no strokes given or received. All other matches use a players current WHS handicap index from the day prior to the match, with adjustment based on course rating/slope. For example, if a club has a match scheduled for April 28, the current handicap index for the matches should come from the April 27 revision. When playing in a handicapped match (matches 2-3) all players will be given strokes based on the low handicap index for the group. For example, if Player A is a 2 handicap, Player B is a 4 handicap, Player C is a 6 handicap, and Player D a 8 Handicap, strokes would be adjusted off Player A as he is low man in the group. Player A would receive 0 strokes, Player B 2 strokes, Player C 4 strokes, and Player D 6 strokes.

How are groups formed?

Clubs are encouraged to establish their own conference by contacting three other clubs they wish to compete against during the regular season. If all four clubs agree, a group entry form must be submitted to the TGA by the entry deadline. If a team wishes to play but does not have a group, the TGA will attempt to establish a conference with those teams where geographically desirable.

Where are conferences established?

In the past, conferences have been established in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and West Texas, however conferences can be established anywhere as long as there are four TGA member clubs willing to participate with each other. Playoffs? Conference winners earn an invitation to participate in the League Play Finals which is a single elimination tournament. The playoffs take place at Horseshoe Bay Resort the weekend following Memorial Day. Eliminated teams receive discounted green fees throughout the weekend to make the trip to Horseshoe Bay a great golf trip regardless of the outcome.

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Texas League Play Playoffs Recap

Texas League Play Playoffs Recap

The 2019 Texas League Play Playoffs featured 14 teams competing in a single-elimination, bracket-style tournament.

The first round took place at Horseshoe Bay’s Slick Rock course, with 12 teams competing in the first round. Hillcrest Country Club and Royal Oaks Country Club received byes into the quarterfinal round. The first match of the day saw Jersey Meadow Golf Course from Jersey Village take on Lochinvar Golf Club of Houston. The first points of the day were won by Jersey Meadow’s Peter Costner and Ralph Eureste, who won their match to put their team up 2.5-0.5 early. Lochinvar answered in their second match as Ragan Shawell and Robert Simon took 2 points to close the gap at 3.5-2.5. Jersey Meadow’s Clark Quandahl and Scott Blickenstaff sweet the third match, and extended their overall match score 6.5-2.5 lead. Teammates Rob O’Sullivan and Bernie Rains halved the final match to seal Jersey Meadow’s victory 8-4.

Thursday’s second match featured Spanish Oaks Golf Club of Bee Cave and Odessa Country Club (Old). The teams split the first and second matches 1.5-1.5 before Spanish Oak’s Don Dean and Chris Badciong swept their match for 3 points. Odessa’s Brian Scherer and Blake Parks swept the final match 3-0 to bring to overall match to 6-6, forcing a playoff. Odessa’s Blake Parks and Brian Scherer won the match for their team to move on.

The first round also saw Tierra Verde Golf Club of Arlington against Gentle Creek Golf Club of Prosper. Tierra Verde’s Shawn Walsh and Randy Stephens took 2 points in the first match. Gentle Creek’s Keith Jackson and Paul Krause 2.5 points in the second match jumped their team into the lead, with a 3.5-2.5 score going into the third match.  A split third match set up a crucial fourth, where Tierra Verde’s Carson Good and Michael August swept 3 points to advance their team 7-5. 

The next match took place between Midland Country Club and Four Seasons Resort of Irving. The first match was won 2.5-0.5 by Four Season’s Bill Bailey and Josh Dunlap, with both teams splitting the second match 1.5-1.5.  Midland’s Bryan Word and Cody Childers’ 2.5 points in the third match tied the overall match score at 4.5, but Kevin Golding and Steve Nichols of Four Seasons edged Midland in the final match 2-1 to send their team into the next round, winning 6.5-5.5 over Midland.

Thursday’s penultimate match saw Pecan Plantation Country Club of Granbury competing against Dallas’ Lakewood Country Club. Pecan Plantation’s Dustin McKelvy swept 3-0 in the first match followed by a split 1.5-1.5 second match.  Another 3-0 sweep by Pecan Plantation’s Al Wilkes and Chip Bradley in the third match extended the lead going into the final match, where Dustin Sherrill and Marc Barrington sealed the deal with 2.5 points to win the overall match 10-2 against Lakewood.

The last match of the day featured the Grapevine Golf Course and Sugartree Golf & Country Club of Lipan. Grapevine had a quick and large lead, as Josef Christman and Rich Plotsky, along with teammates Ygnacio Dominguez and Greg Hougendobler both swept their matches 3-0. Another match victory for Jeff Dodson and Charles Beavers extended Grapevines’ lead in the third match to 8.5-0, but Sugartree’s Matt Sommerfield and Jake Smith captured a consolation win in the final match.  Grapevine advanced with a 9-3 victory.

Advancing teams returned to Slick Rock on Friday for the quarterfinal matches. The first match of the day took place between Hillcrest Country Club of Lubbock and Jersey Meadow. Guy Morrison and John Dutkowsky of Hillcrest came away with 2.5 points in the first match, but Jersey Meadow answered as Joe Drumwright and Phil Warmington took 2.5 points in the second match. Clark Quandahl and Scott Blickenstaff of Jersey Meadow also secured 2.5 points in their match, holding a lead into the final match by 2 point. Hillcrest’s Adam Headley and Michael Pruitt swept and took 3 points in the last match to propel their team to a 6.5-5.5 victory.

The second match of the day had Royal Oaks Country Club of Dallas against Odessa Country Club. Mark Jones and Sterling Swack of Odessa took 2 points in the first match. Royal Oaks jumped ahead to 4-2 overall after the second match, with Joe Lawless and Patrick Zuber sweeping 3-0.  But Odessa’s Luke Groves and Jim Bob McNeil, along with teammates Brian Scherer and Blake Parks both swept their matches 3-0 to win 8-4, advancing to the semifinal.

Friday’s third match featured Gentle Creek Golf Club and Tierra Verde Golf Club. Shawn Walsh and Randy Stephens of Tierra Verde took the first match with 2 points, but Gentle Creek’s Keith Jackson and Paul Krause answered with a 2.5 point victory in the second match. Both clubs split the third match 1.5-1.5, with an overall match score of 5-4 in favor of Gentle Creek with one match to play. Carson Gooch and Michael August of Tierra Verde swept 3-0 in dominant fashion in the final match to send their team into the semifinal with a 7-5 come-from-behind win.

Friday’s final match took place between the Pecan Plantation Country Club and Four Seasons Resort. Four Seasons’ Bill Bailey and Josh Dunlap won their first match and 2 points.  The teams split the second match. Four Seasons took control in the end, where Kelly O’Neil and Guy Grivas swept the third match 3-0, and teammates Kevin Golding and Steve Nichols did the same in the fourth to secure a 9.5-2.5 victory and the final spot in the semifinal round.

Saturday’s semifinal rounds continued at Slick Rock, and the first match of the day was between Hillcrest Country Club and Four Seasons Resort. The first and second matches between the teams ended in 1.5-1.5 ties, putting pressure on the final two matches. Kelly O’Neil and Guy Grivas of Four Seasons broke the stalemate with a 3-0 sweep in the third match, but Hillcrest’s Adam Headley and Michael Pruitt swept the fourth to send the overall match into a playoff at 6-6. In the playoff, Headly Pruitt prevailed when Headley’s second shot on the par five 12th was put to inches.

The second semifinal match took place between Odessa Country Club and Tierra Verde Golf Club. Odessa’s Mark Jones and Sterling Swack swept the first match to give their team the quick and early lead. Tierra Verde stormed back in the second and third rounds, sweeping 3-0, 3-0 to take a 6-3 overall lead into the fourth. Odessa’s Brian Scherer and Blake Parks answered with a 3-0 sweep to tie the match at 6-6, and force a playoff. Parks closed the door on the second playoff hole with a birdie which saw Odessa advance to the championship.

Summit Rock course at Horseshoe Bay played host to Sunday’s championship round between Hillcrest Country Club and Odessa Country Club.  Mark Jones and Sterling Swack of Odessa won the first round with 2.5 points.  Matches two and three both ended in 1.5-1.5 ties, setting the stage for a close final match.  Brian Scherer and Blake Parks secured the championship for Odessa with 2.5 points in the fourth match, capturing the 2019 Texas League Play championship over Hillcrest 8-4. 

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DeCordova Bend Country Club Wins Texas League Play Playoffs

DeCordova Bend Country Club Wins Texas League Play Playoffs

Horseshoe Bay, TX – De Cordova Bend Country Club came from behind to clinch the 2018 Texas League Play Playoffs over Odessa Country Club. De Cordova Bend trailed 3 points to 1 after all matches completed nine holes. The League Play Playoff victory was their 2nd in the 14 year history with the last one coming in 2008.

De Cordova Bend Country Club’s title run began with a bit of fortune when their Round of 16 opponent Dallas Athletic Club could not attend the Playoffs. The number six overall seed De Cordova Bend was granted a bye and had a matchup with Ridglea Country Club in the Quarterfinals.

That match was tied six to six after all matches completed 18 holes and a sudden death playoff was needed to determine who would advance. De Cordova Bend’s first player hit his tee shot out of bounds and they were left with one player competing against two of Ridglea’s. That player was Dustin Nelson, the Professional from De Cordova Bned, and his birdie on the par-five, tenth at the Slick Rock course secured their semi-final berth.

Playing on Horseshoe Bay Resort’s Apple Rock Course, De Cordova Bend handled their opponent Colonial Country Club with a final score of nine to three. There was redemption on the line for De Cordova Bend as they were eliminated from the Playoffs in 2017 in the semi-final round by Tierra Verde Golf Club.

In the Championship Match, Odessa Country Club got off to a fast start with three points from the front nine of an available four.  However, except for the match in which De Cordova Bend got one point on the front nine all the other matches were within a 2-up lead. 

Sid Vincent and John Booth lost the front nine point by being one down but earned the next two points as the pair won the 16th and 17th hole switching it from being 1 down to 1-up overall and 2-up on the back nine.

Odessa answered when Jeff Munden and Jim Bob McNeil claimed all three points. Their match concluded on the 17th hole when Munden and McNeil won the back nine 2-up.

In the match in which De Cordova Bend won their lone point on the front nine, Jeffrey Frye and Colby Ditto capture the remaining two points. Ditto and Frye’s sweep brought the Overall Score of the match to five points for De Cordova Bend and five points for Odessa.

The last match of the day were the best players on the course for both teams and De Cordova Bend’s Chase Johnson and Dustin Nelson proved that by making four birdies in their last six holes as they approached the 17th tee.

Johnson and Nelson had a 1-up lead overall and the honor on the tee on the 17th hole. All four players in the group had found the green and no one was closer than Dustin Nelson who had a 15 foot downhill putt.

Playing first was Odessa’s Brian Scherer whose 35 foot effort carried a lot of pace and struck the hole but wouldn’t drop. His next putt was conceded and it was time for Nelson to shine.

In what must have felt like an eternity to him, Nelson’s downhill putt slowly tracked to the hole and found the bottom of the club securing at very worst for De Cordova Bend, another sudden death playoff.

Blake Parks had a birdie putt for Odessa but when putt didn’t break as much as he had thought, De Cordova Bend Country Club had won the overall match as well and were 2018 Texas League Play Playoff Champions.

De Cordova Bend Country Club was captained by both Chase Johnson and Kevin Grimes throughout the regular season as well as the Playoffs. For De Cordova Bend and Grimes, this was their second Texas League Play Playoff Victory.

 The Texas Golf Association would like to thank everyone at Horseshoe Bay Resort for their outside staff that made the event a true success. The event featured two golf courses and multiple tees which made it a challenge for everyone but the hard working staff performed perfectly to execute the tournament. For complete results from the Texas League Play Playoffs, click here