Date: September 25-27, 2020
Host Club: Ridgewood Country Club
Address: 7301 Fish Pond, Waco, TX 76710
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Director, Chris Untiedt
Entry & Eligibility Information
Entries Open: June 30, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m.
Entries Close: August 19, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.
Exempt Deadline: August 19, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.
Entry Fee: $325
Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who reside in the state of Texas age 55 or older as of the first round of tournament play, with a WHS Handicap Index of 6.4 or less. Please reference TGA Policies and Procedures for further details, including Policies and Procedures, and Terms of Competition.
Format/Field Size: Play will be contested over 54 holes of individual stroke play. All players will be competing in one division from the same tees and yardage. The field is limited to 144 players. At the completion of the 36 holes, the field will be cut to the low 54 players and ties.
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. NEW FOR 2020: While a caddie is not prohibited from riding in the cart, the TGA has adopted a ‘one-seat’ policy as explained below.
Transportation *NEW FOR 2020*: The TGA has adopted the "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.
Schedule of Events
Thursday, September 24
9:00 a.m. - Practice Rounds Begin
Friday, September 25
8:00 a.m. – Round 1, Wave 1 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Player Lunch
12:30 p.m. – Round 1, Wave 2 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
Saturday, September 26
8:00 a.m. – Round 2, Wave 1 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Player Lunch
12:30 p.m. – Round 2, Wave 2 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
Sunday, September 27
8:00 a.m. – Final Round Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
Following Play – Awards Presentation
Exemptions: Provided players are otherwise eligible, exemptions are given to the following:
a. Last five (5) Texas Senior Amateur Champions: Gary Durbin, Lewis Stephenson (2018 and 2016), Ed Brooks, Mike Booker
b. Top 20 (and ties) in previous year’s Senior Amateur: Gary Durbin, Kip Estep, John Pierce, Craig Hurlbert, Mike Lohner, John Dowdall, Mike Booker, Larry Nunez, David Ortego, Lewis Stephenson, Chris Hartenstein, Pat Stayer, Titus Harris, Pat Youngs, Wayne Wright, John Grace, John Kennedy, John Donahue, Jerry Hudgins, William Shock, John Derrick
c. Finished in the top 20 (and ties) in current year’s Texas Amateur or previous year’s Mid-Amateur: TBD (Texas Amateur - August 6-9), None from 2019 Texas Mid-Amateur
d. Any player that qualified for the final field of the current and previous year’s U.S. Senior Open and/or U.S. Senior Amateur: Tony Soerries (ineligible), Ken Coutant, Kip Estep, Jerry Slagle, Bob Kearney, Titus Harris, Ron Kilby, Vern Spurlock, Steven Johnson
e. Top five (5) finishers (and ties) in current year’s West Texas Amateur: TBD (July 17-19)
f. Top fifteen (15) finishers (and ties) in the current year’s Regional Senior Amateurs: N/A (2019 North and South Regional Seniors canceled due to COVID-19)
g. Low two (2) Seniors that make the cure in the current year’s Texas Amateur: TBD (August 6-9)
h. Previous year’s Statewide Senior Player of the Year: John Pierce
i. Current year Mid-Amateur Match Play winner and runner-up: TBD (July 23-26)
j. Top three (3) finishers (and ties) in the current year’s Super Senior Amateur: N/A (2019 Texas Super Senior Amateur canceled due to COVID-19)
k. Three (3) Host Club exemptions: TBD, TBD, TBD
For complete past results, click here.
The TGA reserves the right to select players to be in this field. Exempt players must complete their registration for the event by the published exemption deadline or they will lose their spot in the field.