Texas Senior Amateur
Ridgewood Country Club
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.
Exemptions: Provided players are otherwise eligible, exemptions are given to the following:
- Last five (5) Texas Senior Amateur Champions
- Top 20 (and ties) in previous year’s Senior Amateur
- Finished in the top 20 (and ties) in current year’s Texas Amateur or previous year’s Mid-Amateur
- 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
- Top five (5) finishers (and ties) in current year’s West Texas Amateur
- Top fifteen (15) finishers (and ties) in the current year’s Regional Senior Amateurs
- Low two (2) Seniors that make the cure in the current year’s Texas Amateur
- Previous year’s Statewide Senior Player of the Year
- Current year Mid-Amateur Match Play winner and runner-up
- Top three (3) finishers (and ties) in the current year’s Super Senior Amateur
- Three (3) Host Club exemptions
Entry Procedure: The field will be established by handicap index (lowest to highest) using the handicap “Effective Revision Date” of Wednesday, August 19. All applications including exemptions must be received by the entry close date of Wednesday, August 19 at 5:00 PM. After the entry deadline has passed, spots in the field will be allocated to any remaining exempt players and then the lowest handicap index players until the field is full. Those not making it into the field will be placed on the waitlist in rank order of their handicap index (lowest to highest).
Players will be notified by Friday, August 21, if they are in the field, or where they stand on the wait list. Each week thereafter, TGA Staff will circulate an updated waitlist prior to the championship in an effort to keep players informed of their status.
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.
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.
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 Texas Senior 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) complimentary practice round on Thursday, September 24 only. Players may start contacting the Ridgewood Country Club Golf Shop on Thursday, September 17 to schedule a practice round tee time.
Registration Information: There will be no official on-site registration during the practice round of the Texas Senior Amateur due to Covid-19. Players must check in with the golf shop for their practice round tee time on Thursday, September 24. Tee gifts will be handed out to players after their first round in the scoring area.
Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times/pairings for the first and second rounds will be made no later than Monday, September 21 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.
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. 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.
‘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.
Continued intentional disregard for the policy may result in disqualification following adequate warnings:
- First breach: Verbal reminder from the Committee
- Second breach: Stern reminder from the Committee
- Third breach: Possible disqualification from the Committee
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 Ridgewood Country Club, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.
Thursday, September 24
8:00 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