Tuesday, December 18, 2007

TGA Expanding Statewide League Play in 2008

News from the Texas Golf Association:

Dallas, TX -- The Texas Golf Association is pleased to announce new, exciting changes for Statewide League Play for 2008. League Play was started by the TGA in 2006 with a single conference of 8 teams in the D/FW area. In its second year League Play grew to 28 teams in 5 conferences in Dallas (3), Houston (1), and Austin (1). The TGA expects League Play to continue to grow and hopes to add conferences in new regions throughout the state. Male golfers from TGA Member Clubs (ages 21 and older) from all skill levels are encouraged to enter a team and participate in this unique and exciting team event.

New for 2008, there will be both a spring and fall season. The spring season will be played on Thursday afternoons from March 6th through May 8th, with the finals being played May 22-23 at The Hyatt Lost Pines Resort in Bastrop, TX. The entry deadline for the spring season is February 13th with an entry fee of $500 per team (visit www.txga.org to print an official entry form). The fall season will be played from August 28th through October 30th, with the finals being played November 13-14. If a club chooses to enter a team for both seasons, and does so by the February 13th deadline, the entry fee is reduced to only $900 per team.

League Play is offered to all TGA member clubs for 2008. However, a minimum of 4 teams from a specific geographic region is required to establish a new conference. League play gives male amateur golfers the opportunity to play competitive rounds in a team atmosphere on quality golf courses, while building friendships and camaraderie with fellow club members. Players receive their full handicaps as reported on the GHIN handicap system.

In League Play, a team of (8) eight players square off against another team within their conference in 4 separate Four Ball matches and 8 Singles matches, simultaneously. Matches are scheduled for Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. The winner is the team that accumulates the most points in the overall match. At the end of the season the conference winners will advance to the statewide playoff matches to be conducted on neutral sites. For a complete explanation of the League Rules visit the TGA official website.

The entry deadline for the spring season is fast approaching. For more information please see the League Play homepage, under "Championships" on www.txga.org or contact the TGA office at (214) 468-8942.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:09 AM

    Are there any courses open on Christmas Day in the Austin area. My father and I would like to get out and hit the little ball around. Thanks.


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