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Texas Super Senior Amateur Information

Texas Super Senior Amateur Information

Date: April 21st-23rd, 2020
Host Club: Riverbend Country Club
Address: 1214 Dulles Ave, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone: (281) 269-2520
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Manager, Justin Guthrie


Entry & Eligibility Information
 
Entries Open: February 25th, 2020 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close: April 14th, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: March 18th, 2020 @ 5:00 PM 

Entry Fee: $325         
 
Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who reside in the state of Texas age 65 or older as of the first round of tournament play, with a WHS Handicap Index of 12.4 or less. To be eligible for the Legends Division, golfers must be age 75 or older as of the first round of tournament play, with a WHS Handicap Index of 16.4 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 five (5) Texas Senior Amateur Champions;
b) Last five (5) Texas Super Senior Amateur Champions; 
c) Top 15 (and ties) in previous year’s Texas Senior Amateur;
d) Top 15 (and ties) in previous year’s Texas Super Senior Amateur;
e) Last two (2) Legends Division Champions of the Texas Senior Amateur;
f) Top 3 (and ties) in the previous year’s Legends Division of the Texas Super Senior Amateur;
g) Any player that qualified for the previous year’s U.S. Senior Open;
h) Any player that qualified for the previous year's U.S. Senior Amateur;
i) Top five (5) finishers (and ties) in Super Senior Division of previous year’s West Texas Amateur;
j) Top ten (10) finishers (and ties) in the Super Senior Division of the previous year’s Regional Senior Amateur;
k) Last three (3) Texas Senior Player of the Year recipients;
l) Three (3) Host Club exemptions.
 
Entry Procedure: All non-exempt players registering for the Texas Super Senior will initially be placed on a pending list until the Exempt Deadline. Exempt players must enter by the published deadline of Wednesday, March 18th or they will lose their exempt status and spot in the final field. Once the exempt deadline has passed, remaining spots will be allocated to the lowest handicap index players until the field is full. Those not making it into the field will be placed on the Wait List in rank order of their handicap index (lowest to highest).
 
Players will be moved into the confirmed field list on Thursday, March 19th or will be notified where they stand on the Wait List. Players that register after the Exempt Entry Deadline date will be accepted into the field based on availability, or added to the Wait List in the order by which they are received.
 
The TGA reserves the right to select players to be in the field.  For exemption request details, please view TGA Policies and ProceduresExempt players must enter by the published deadline or they will lose their exempt status and spot in the final field. 


Championship Information
 
Format/Field Size: The championship will be contested over 54 holes of stroke play with two (2) divisions; Super Senior and Legends. Each division will play from separate tees/yardages and separate champions will be recognized in each division. Legends age players wishing to participate in the Super Senior division must declare on the application their intention to compete in the Super Senior division
 
The field is limited to 84 players, as outlined below:
Super Senior Division 65 & over (60 players)
Legends Division 75 & over (24 players)

 
Net Recognition: The Super Senior Division and Legends Division will both recognize gross and net champions. There is no additional charge, or additional requirements to be entered into the Net Recognition portion of the championship.
 
Handicap Procedures for Net Recognition: The TGA reserves the right to adjust players’ handicaps if necessary. Net scoring for all championship rounds will be based on the player’s LHI “Low Handicap Index” between January 1st, 2020 (first day of World Handicap System) to April 14th, 2020 (close of entries). Each player will receive handicap strokes allocated after taking 80% of their LHI course handicap.

What's Included: The entry fee includes greens, cart and range fees for the practice round and all championship rounds. The entry fee also includes a championship gift and lunch during the first and second championship rounds.
 
Host Hotel: There is no host hotel for the Texas Super 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 Monday, April 20th only. Players must contact the host club golf shop on or after Wednesday, April 1st to schedule a practice round tee time.   

Registration Information: Player registration will be held on Monday, April 20th between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. If a player cannot make registration, he must notify a TGA official that he is unable to make the registration deadline, but will be competing in the championship. Players not contacting a TGA official by 5:00 PM on Monday, April 20th are subject to forfeiting their playing position.
 
Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times/pairings for the first and second rounds will be made available no later than Friday, April 17th 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, jcochran@txga.org.
 
Score Posting: At the conclusion of each round 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 Riverbend Country Club, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.
 
Monday, April 20th  
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration & Practice Rounds
9:00 AM Practice Round Starting Times (#1 Tee)
6:00 PM Golf Course Closes
   
Tuesday, April 21st  
8:30 - 10:30 AM Round 1 begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
12:30 - 3:00 PM Player Lunch
   
Wednesday, April 22nd  
8:30 - 10:30 AM Round 2 begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
12:30 - 3:00 PM Player Lunch
   
Thursday, April 23rd  
8:30 - 10:30 AM Final Round begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
Following Play Awards Presentation

 
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