New for 2023 -- 2 Types of Events!!
For 2023, the TCAT schedule will consist of two different event formats, traditional 54-hole tournaments and new 36-hole events. In the traditional 54-hole events, players will ride in carts for all 3 rounds, playing 36 holes on day 1 with lunch provided between rounds and 18 holes on day 2. In the new 36-hole events, events will be in conjunction with TJGT events, and players will play 18 holes in each, walking both rounds. Lunch will not be provided, but snacks will be available on the No. 1 and No. 10 tee.
The 2023 membership covers all summer TCAT tournaments. Annual Season Membership is $49. 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
Two types of tournaments throughout the summer - 36-hole events and 54-hole events (all players will ride in carts for 54-hole events)
Experienced, Former Collegiate & Professional Players Tournament Staff
Two World Rankings Systems Exposure for every 54-hole event
Coverage on Golfweek & GCCA Online Media
Open registration: No Pre-Qualifying
For 54-hole events -- $150 in proshop credit to each division champion! $50 to each runner-up!
Tournament Fees & Gifts
Tournament Fee: $229 or $299 per event for members.
All Players Will Receive:
- Range balls before Rounds 1 and Rounds 3
- Use of a cart for all 3 rounds (54-hole events only)
- Sleeve of Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf balls (courtesy of the Texas Jr Golf Tour)
- Lunch between Rounds 1 and 2 on Day 1 (54 hole events only)
- Pro shop credit to Champion and Runner Up
All 54-hole tournaments are ranked by the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) and Scratch Players Rankings systems for maximum amateur exposure.
36-Hole events: 18 holes on day 1, 18 holes on day 2
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 seniors who just graduated will be eligible to participate in TCAT events. All men will play from roughly 7,000 yards (or the farthest back tees) and women will play from roughly 6,000 yards. Yardages may be adjusted due to course, weather, setup, etc.
There are no caddies. The Rules "Hard Card" is published on the Info link via the schedule page. Rangefinders under USGA policy are permitted.
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 who have just graduated high school 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.
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
All cancellations, regardless of time or reason, are subject to a $35 cancellation fee.
Refund Deadline is 12 PM, 5 days before Tournament.After that, tournament fee is non-refundable. The only exceptions will be severe medical illness/injury (doctor's note excusing player from play must be included) or death in the family – other schedule conflicts will not be excepted once inside the 5-day window. 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 12 PM the prior Thursday.
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.
All Membership fees are non-refundable 48 hours after fee is paid.
To request a refund/cancellation, please e-mail Donna Smith at email@example.com or Travis Measley at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, (and no other rounds are started) players will be refunded full entry fee minus $100 to cover Round 1 green fees, golf balls and food. Total Weather Cancellation: Participants will be electronically refunded full entry fee.