38th Texas Mid-Amateur

The Clubs at Houston Oaks
September 10-12

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

General Information

Date: September 10-12, 2021
Host Club: The Clubs at Houston Oaks
Address: 22602 Hegar Rd., Hockley, TX 77447
Host Club Phone: (713) 888-0000
TGA Staff Contact: Director of Competitions, John Cochran

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: April 28, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.
Entries Close: June 23, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m.
Exempt Deadline: June 23, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m.

Weekday Qualifying Free: $140

Weekend Qualifying Fee: $140

Tournament Fee: $150

Exempt Entry Fee: $260

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 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:

  1. Last five (5) Texas Mid-Amateur Champions;
  2. Top 5 Mid-Amateur finishers (and ties) within the Top 25 of current year’s Texas Amateur;
  3. Last five (5) Texas Amateur Champions;
  4. Top 20 finishers in the previous year’s Texas Mid-Amateur;
  5. Low Mid-Master in previous year’s Mid-Amateur;
  6. Current year Mid-Amateur Match Play Winner & Runner-Up & Semifinalists;
  7. Top 15 finishers (and ties) on the previous year’s TGA Statewide Player of the Year Points List;
  8. Three (3) host club exemptions;
  9. Low Mid-Master in current year’s TGA Regional Mid-Amateurs;
  10. Top three (3) finishers (and ties) in the current year’s TGA Regional Mid-Amateur, not already exempt, within the top ten (10) finishers;
  11. Top two (2) finishers & ties in current year’s TGA Regional Amateurs, not already exempt, within the top ten (10) finishers;
  12. Previous year’s Texas Senior Amateur Champion;
  13. Previous year’s TGA North and South Region Player of the Year;
  14. Top two (2) Mid-Amateur finishers in the current year’s West Texas Amateur;
  15. Current Year’s TGA Medalist North and TGA Medalist Hill Country Players of the Year.
  16. Previous year’s Texas Senior Player of the Year;
  17. Previous year’s U.S. Mid-Amateur Match Play qualifiers;
  18. Top 1500 in the R&A/USGA World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) at time of entry.

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.

Championship Information

Format/Field Size: 54 holes of stroke play. At the completion of 36 holes the field is cut to the low 54 players and ties. The field is limited to 132 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 championship gifts, breakfast and lunch during all competitive rounds, and food/beverage at the Player Reception.

Hotel: 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 9th, only. Players must contact the Houston Oaks Golf Shop on or after Thursday, September 2nd to schedule a practice round tee time.

Registration Information: Player registration will be held on Thursday, September 9 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. Those players not contacting a TGA Official by 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 9th are subject to forfeiting their playing position.

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times/pairings for the first round will be made no later than Tuesday, September 7 online at www.txga.org. Third and 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, 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 The Clubs at Houston Oaks, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.

Thursday, September 9
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Registration & Practice Rounds
8:00 AM – Practice Round Starting Times (#1 Tee)
6:00 PM – Golf Course Closes
6:30 PM – Player Reception

Friday, September 10
8:00 AM – Round 1, Wave 1 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Player Lunch
1:00 PM – Round 1, Wave 2 Begins (#1 & #10 Tess)

Saturday, September 11
8:00 AM – Round 2, Wave 1 Begins
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Player Lunch

1:00 PM — Round 2, Wave 2 Begins

Following Play – Field cut to low 54 players (and ties)

Sunday, September 12
8:00 AM – Final Round Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
Following Play – Award Presentation


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