Texas Collegiate Amateur Tour

Tour Information

Membership Information

The 2020 membership extends to Dec 31, 2020. Annual Season Membership is $40. Membership fees are non-refundable. Membership grants players lowest pricing and priority registration for all tournaments. You do not have to be a member to play the Texas Collegiate Amateur Tour.

Reasons to Play the Tour

  1. Private-Top Rated PGA Tour/Q-School Venues
  2. 54 Holes of PGA Tour & Q-School Venues in Golf Carts: No Walking
  3. Experienced, Former Collegiate & Professional Players Tournament Staff
  4. Two World Rankings Systems Exposure for every event
  5. Coverage on Golfweek & GCCA Online Media
  6. Open registration: No Pre-Qualifying
  7. $150 in proshop credit to each division champion! $50 to each runner-up!

Tournament Fees & Gifts

Tournament Fee: $285-$299 per event for members. Tournament fees include: range balls before each round, pro shop credit to top finishers, complimentary use of host venue golf carts for tournament play and resort stay specials/discounted pricing at host venues.

Rankings

All tournaments are ranked by the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) and Scratch Players Rankings systems for maximum amateur exposure.

Play Format

54 Hole Stroke Play: 1st Day - 36 Holes, morning and afternoon start (tee times or shotgun). 2nd Day - 18 Holes, morning start. All players will ride in carts during competition. Targeted Field Size: 72 Players. Collegiate & Amateur players will be given priority on entry. Only high school golfers with a 8 handicap/80 scoring average or below in graduating classes (2019, 2020) will be allowed to register. Junior players may be paired with collegiate/amateur players. Course set up will be to collegiate yardage standards. 7000+ Men/ 6000+ Women

Caddies

There are no caddies. The Rules "Hard Card" is published on the Info link via the schedule page. Rangefinders under USGA policy are permitted.

Eligibility

Amateur/Collegiate Golfers: Any Amateur or collegiate player as defined by the USGA or NCAA, NAIA or NJCAA. Amateurs that are not current collegiate players must carry a 10 handicap or better. Professionals in the process of regaining their amateur status are not permitted to participate.


High School Golfers: Only junior golfers from the graduating classes of (2019, 2020) with a 8 handicap or 85 tournament scoring average or below may participate in TCAT events. All golfers will be paired together (within their gender) at random for the first two rounds, regardless of age. Tournament Directors will do their best to pair high school golfers together when possible. All high school golfers must show a valid DL in the pro shop if they are going to drive the golf cart.


Final Day Pairings: Players will be paired according to score in their respective divisions from highest to lowest scores. (Standard Tournament Protocol)

NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA Compliance

The Texas Collegiate Amateur Tour (TCAT) has gone to great lengths to check current NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA eligibility rules, compliance rules, gifts card and merchandise acceptance as it relates to amateur and NCAA rules. All participants are ultimately responsible for knowing all compliance & rules concerning the fore mentioned division rules and regulations. (Ie: NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA) Participants are encouraged to check with their respective university compliance department.

Hotel Accommodations

Host Hotel accommodations will be provided with an exclusive discounted rate for tournament participants and family members. No private housing is available. Click on the info link on the schedule page to see all the notes/information on host hotel rates/resort pricing.

Overall Tournament Information

All tournament information can always be found by clicking on the info link on the schedule page. All schedule of events, tee times, hotel accommodations, practice round information/pricing, course yardages, course contact information is always listed here. This section is the most updated information on any tournament operations and logistics.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Two Conditions

  1. All cancellations, regardless of time or reason, are subject to a $35 cancellation fee.
  2. Refund Deadline is 5PM, 5 days before Tournament. After that, tournament fee is non-refundable. This includes ALL medical withdraws unless death in the family. The 5-day window does not include the day of the tournament. Example - 5 days before Tuesday is Thursday, so deadline for an event that starts on Tuesday is 5PM the prior Thursday.
  3. Tournament entry may be transferred to another event at no cost IF OUTSIDE THE 5 DAY WINDOW. Any entry fee price difference will either be charged to player credit card or refunded to player credit card.
  4. All Membership fees are non-refundable 48 hours after fee is paid.

To request a refund/cancellation, please e-mail Donna Smith at donnasmith@tjgt.com or Travis Measley at travism@tjgt.com. Refund requests MUST BE SENT VIA E-MAIL.

Weather Cancellation Policy

A tournament is complete if 36 of the 54 holes are completed over the course of the two days. No refunds will be issued if 36 holes are completed during the two days of competition. If only one round is completed, players will be refunded full entry fee minus $50 to cover Round 1 green fees. Total Weather Cancellation: Participants will be electronically refunded full entry fee.