Bentwater Yacht & Country Club – Weiskopf
Date: March 26th-28th, 2021
Host Club: Bentwater Yacht & Country Club (Weiskopf Course)
Address: 800 Bentwater Drive, Montgomery, TX 77356
Phone: Golf Shop – (936) 597-2520
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Manager – Justin Guthrie
Entry & Eligibility Information
Entries Open: February 3rd, 2021 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close: March 19th, 2021 @ 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: February 24th, 2021 @ 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: $290
Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who are 25 years of age or older by the first round of tournament play, and reside in the South Texas region (31’ parallel, Salado, TX and South is the break point). Applicants must have a certified 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) Top five (5) players (and ties) on 2019 Medalist Hill Country points list;
b) Last five (5) South Mid-Amateur champions;
c) Last five (5) South Amateur champions;
d) Previous year’s South Mid-Amateur Low Mid-Master;
e) Previous year’s South Senior Amateur champion (Senior Division);
f) Top ten (10) finishers (and ties) in previous year’s South Mid-Amateur;
g) 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, February 24th 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. 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.
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 with no cut. The field is limit 84 players.
Mid-Master Recognition: In addition to the overall champion, an award will be given to the low Mid-Master finisher. (Mid-Master – any player 40+ years of age)
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 South Mid-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) practice round at the negotiated rate of $50 (plus applicable taxes) including cart. Please contact the host club golf shop to schedule a practice round. Availability: Monday – Thursday (anytime).
Registration Information: Registration will take place under the TGA tent located near the driving range. At check-in players will complete their required COVID-19 assessment and receive digital scoring information. It is asked that players check-in first thing when arriving onsite. All players MUST check-in prior to their assigned starting time.
Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times/pairings for the first and second rounds will be made available no later than Wednesday, March 24th 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:
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 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 Bentwater Y&CC, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.
Friday, March 26
8:00 AM – Round 1 begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
Saturday, March 27
8:00 AM – Round 2 begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
Sunday, March 28
8:00 AM – Final Round begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
Following Play – Awards Presentation