Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play
Trinity Forest Golf Club
Date: July 22-25, 2021
Host Club: Trinity Forest Golf Club
Address: 5000 S. Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas, TX
Phone: (214) 646-3570
TGA Staff Contact: Christopher Untiedt, Tournament Director
Entry & Eligibility Information
Entries Open: May 26, 2021 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close: July 14, 2021 @ 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: June 16, 2021 @ 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: $250
Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who reside in the state of Texas age 25 or older as of the first round of tournament play, with a WHS Handicap Index of 5.4 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. Last three (3) Texas Amateur Champions:
b. Last three (3) Texas Mid-Amateur Champions:
c. Players advancing into the Round of 16 in the match play portion of previous year’s Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play:
d. Top 10 finishers in the previous year’s Texas Mid-Amateur:
e. Top 10 finishers in the current year’s Texas Amateur:
f. Winner and Runner-up in the current year’s Regional Mid-Amateurs:
g. Low Mid-Master from previous year’s Texas Mid-Amateur:
h. Three 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 deadline of Wednesday, June 16th 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. After the close of entries, players that withdraw will be filled based on the waitlist. For additional information regarding 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.
Format/Field Size: The championship is scheduled for 18 holes of stroke play qualifying on Thursday, July 22. The low 32 players from stroke play qualifying will advance to match play beginning on Friday, July 23. The field is limited to 90 players.
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 a championship tee gift and lunch during match play rounds.
Hotel: There is no host hotel for the Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play. 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 Wednesday, July 21st only. Players must contact the Trinity Forest Golf Shop on or after Wednesday, July 14th to schedule a practice round tee time.
Registration Information: Player registration will be held on Wednesday, July 21st between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. If a player cannot make registration, he must notify a TGA Official at the host club that he is unable to make the registration deadline but will be competing in the championship. Those players not contacting a TGA Official by 5:00 PM are subject to forfeiting their playing position.
Starting Time / Pairings Information: Starting times/pairings for stroke play qualifying round will be made available no later than Monday, July 19th online at www.TXGA.org. Match play starting times/pairings will be made available in the evening proceeding stroke play qualifying (approximately one hour after the completion of play) online at www.TXGA.org. Match play draw will be based on the stroke play qualifying score and position.
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 stroke play qualifying 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 Trinity Forest Golf Club, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.
Wednesday, July 21
8:00 AM – Practice Round Starting Times – #1 Tee
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Player Registration
Thursday, July 22
8:00 AM – Stroke Play Qualifying Round (#1 & #10 tees)
Following Play – Field cut to the low 32 players for Match Play
Friday, July 23
7:30 AM – Round of 32 Matches
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM – Player Lunches
1:00 PM – Round of 16 Matches
Saturday, July 24
7:30 AM – Quarterfinal Matches
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Player Lunches
12:00 PM – Semifinal Matches
Sunday, July 25
7:30 AM – Championship Match
Following Play – Awards Presentation