Texas Four-Ball

Bentwater Yacht & Country Club – Weiskopf
August 21-23

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

Date: Aug. 21-23, 2020
Host Club: Bentwater Country Club – Weiskopf Course
Address: 800 Bentwater Drive, Montgomery, TX 77356
Phone: (936) 567-6219
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Manager, Justin Guthrie

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: June 23, 2020 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close: August 12, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: July 22, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: $650

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers residing in the state of Texas age 25 or older as of the first round of tournament play, with a certified WHS Handicap Index of 6.4 or less. To be eligible for the Senior Division, both players must be 55 or older as of the first round of tournament play. To be eligible for the Super Senior Division, both players must be age 65 or older as of the first round of tournament play. Teams in the Senior and Super Senior Division will need participants to have a 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) Teams finishing in the top ten (10) and ties of the Championship Division in the previous year’s Texas Four-Ball Championship; b) The current year’s top five (5) teams and ties in the regional Four-Ball Championships; c) The top five (5) teams and ties in the Senior Division of the previous year’s Texas Four-Ball Championship; d) The top two (2) teams and ties in the Super Senior Division of the previous year’s Texas Four-Ball Championship; e) 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, July 22 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 respective to divisions and field limits. 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.

Waitlist Procedure/Priority: When a spot becomes available in the championship field, the TGA will fill that spot with the top ranked waitlisted team in the division respective to the withdraw. Once all waitlisted teams in a specific division have been exhausted, the TGA will then fill the spot in the field with the highest ranked waitlisted team, regardless of division. For example: If a team from the Senior Division withdraws, the highest ranked Senior Division team on the waitlist will be contacted to fill that spot. If there are no remaining Senior Division teams on the waitlist, the highest overall waitlisted team will be contact. This could be a Championship Division or Super Senior Division team.

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

TGA COVID-19 CHAMPIONSHIP GUIDELINES

Format/Field Size: Play will be contested over 54 holes of Four-Ball stroke play with three (3) divisions; Championship, Senior and Super Senior. Each division will play from separate tees/yardages and separate champions will be recognized in each division. At the conclusion of 36 holes, the field will be cut to the low 40 teams (ties), with a pro-rates representation from each division. The pro-rated allocation of the teams making the cut from each division will be reflective of the number of teams in each division, relative to the total field size. The determination of the total field size, number of teams in each division and pro-rated representation making the cut (before ties) will be announced in conjunction with the pairings being posted.

The field is limited to 80 teams, as outlined below:

  • Championship – 25 & over (48 teams)
  • Senior – 55 & over (20 teams)
  • Super Senior – 65 & over (12 teams)

What’s Included: The championship entry fee includes greens, cart and range fees for all championship rounds including the championship practice round. The entry fee also includes championship gifts and lunch during the first two rounds of the championship.

Hotel: There is no host hotel for the Texas Four-Ball. 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) complimentary practice round on Thursday, August 20 only. Players must contact the host club golf shop on or after Tuesday, August 4 to schedule a practice round tee time. Practice rounds will begin at 7:30 AM and will be available throughout the day. Please note that the golf course staff will begin preparing the course for the first round at 2:00 PM. Golf Shop: (936) 597-2520.

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times/pairings for the first and second rounds will be made no later than Monday, August 17 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:

Caddies: Caddies are permitted during the championship. Players are responsible for supplying their own caddie for the competition. Caddies must abide by the host facility dress code. Caddies must walk at all times.

Spectators: Spectators are permitted during the championship. Spectators must abide by the host facilities dress code. Spectator carts are prohibited. Spectators must walk at all times.

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].

Schedule of Events

All events will take place at Bentwater Country Club, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.

Thursday, August 20
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM – Practice Rounds

Friday, August 21
7:45 AM – Round 1, Wave 1 begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
1:00 PM – Round 1, Wave 2 begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Player Lunch

Saturday, August 22
7:45 AM – Round 2, Wave 1 begins (#1 & 10 Tees)
1:00 PM – Round 2, Wave 2 begins (#1 & 10 Tees)
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Player Lunch
Following Play – Field cut to the low 40 teams (and ties)

Sunday, August 23
7:45 AM – Final Round begins (#1 & 10 Tees)

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