TGA Medalist Series
February 12-13 – The Courses at Watters Creek, Plano, TX
March 13-14 – Golf Club of Dallas, Dallas, TX
May 29-30 – The Courses at Watters Creek, Plano, TX
Medalist Hill Country
February 6-7 – The Club at Comanche Trace, Kerrville, TX
March 13-14 – Forest Creek Golf Club, Round Rock, TX
May 22-23 – Frio Valley Ranch, Cancon, TX
Entry & Eligibility Information
Entries Open: January 6, 2021 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close: Monday prior to each event @ 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: N/A (See “Format/Field Size” below)
Entry Fee: $150
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Coordinator, David Kissane
Eligibility: Entries open to male amateur golfers who reside in either region (North/South) of the state of Texas. Applicants must have a certified WHS Handicap Index of 15.0 or less through a TGA member club. Please reference TGA Policies and Procedures for further details, including Policies and Procedures, and Terms of Competitions. There are no regional restrictions; members can play in either the TGA Medalist North or the TGA Medalist Hill Country events.
WHS Handicap: Players needing a WHS Handicap who are not members of a TGA Member Club can join the TGA Medalist Program by clicking here.
Earned Exemptions: The Medalist Players of the Year (only available for participating in the Open Division) in both the North and Hill Country Regions receive automatic exemptions into the 2020 Texas Mid-Amateur, to be held at The Clubs at Houston Oaks on September 10-12.
Format/Field Size: Scheduled for 36 holes of Stroke Play (no cut), gross only. Field limit of 51players. The field will be established in the order in which entries are received. Each event will be allocated 39 Open Division and 12 Senior Division (age of 55 or older at the start of the first round) players for the first two weeks of registration. Once the two week deadline has passed, and if the field or a division is not full, the TGA will fill the remaining spots in the field with waitlisted entries, which may affect the original size of each division. These entries will be accepted into the field in the order in which they were received, regardless of division. For additional information regarding wait list and when the number of applicants exceeds the division capacity, please refer to the TGA Policies and Procedures.
Each division will play from a different yardage throughout the tournament rounds. Separate champions will be crowned with golf shop credit being awarded to top finishers.
What’s Included: Green fee, cart, and range balls are included in the tournament entry fee. Players should check in with the golf shop to receive their golf cart key.
Hotel: There is no host hotel for the TGA Medalist Series events. TGA Members can take advantage of Affinity Travel Benefits by utilizing their hotel search engine by clicking here.
Registration Information: There is no official on-site registration or check-in required. Players should arrive to the tee approximately 8-10 minutes prior to their starting time.
Practice Round Information: Below are practice round rates and availability offered by the club to TGA Medalist Series players. To receive practice round green fees, the player must identify themselves as a TGA Medalist Series competitor.
- Medalist North #1 (The Courses at Watters Creek): $35 (including cart), Anytime Monday-Friday, limited to Saturday (2/8) & Sunday (2/9) after 10am. Rate valid 2/3 – 2/14.
- Medalist North #2 (Golf Club of Dallas): Current rate, call golf shop for availability.
- Medalist North #3 (Rockwall Golf & Athletic Club): $65 (including cart), Monday-Friday. Tee time must be made 24 hours prior to play date.
- Medalist Hill Country #1 (The Club at Comanche Trace): $65 (including cart), After 12:00 PM the wee prior to the Medalist Series (February 2-5)
- Medalist Hill Country #2 (TBD):
- Medalist Hill Country #3 (Lighthouse Country Club): $65 (including cart), the week prior based on availabiliy. May book 1 week in advance.
Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times/pairings will be emailed to players, and posted online at www.TXGA.org the Tuesday prior to each event, by 5:00 pm. Tee times will all start off #1 (unless otherwise noted) with a respective starting times for each event as follows (the Senior Division will generally tee off first):
- Medalist North #1 (The Courses at Watters Creek): 10:30 AM both days
- Medalist North #2 (Golf Club of Dallas): 10:30 AM Saturday; 11:00 AM Sunday
- Medalist North #3 (The Courses at Watters Creek ): 12:00 AM both days
- Medalist Hill Country #1 (The Club at Comanche Trace): 10:30 AM both days
- Medalist Hill Country #2 (Forest Creek Golf Club)
- Medalist Hill Country #3 (Frio Valley Ranch): 10:00 AM both days
Note: Should there be any changed to starting times, players entered into the tournament and this information will be notified and updated.
Policies and Procedures
To ensure that competitors have the best possible experiences when competing in the championships, 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 the TGA Medalist Series, please see below:
Skins Eligibility: To remain eligible, players entered into the optional skins game must complete their respective round and post a score. Players who No Card or Withdraw from the event forfeit all possible skins earnings. If you are entering or currently playing collegiate golf, to avoid possible NCAA violations, we ask you not to participate.
Ties: Should there be a tie for the overall champion, there will be a sudden death hole-by-hole playoff to determine the winner immediately after all scores have been verified. If circumstances arise (i.e. darkness, weather, etc.) that do not allow for a playoff to take place, then co-champions will be named and merchandise awards will be split. In case of a tie, that position will receive the full points (i.e. two players tie for second place will both receive full allotment for second place). Medalist POY points are only awarded to players competing in the Open Division.
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 the 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 to 2020: While a caddie is not prohibited from riding in the cart, the TGA has adopted a ‘one-seat’ policy as explained below.
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
Spectator 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, [email protected].
Score Posting: At the conclusion of each round, player’s scores 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.