Open to female amateur golfers within the following requirements: (1) meet the USGA policy on transgender individuals and (2) possess an active USGA/GHIN Handicap Index of 36.0 or less from a TGA member club or course who are at least 21 years of age as of September 27, 2022, and not enrolled in undergraduate collegiate courses and/or competing on a collegiate team.
Women's Senior Amateur
Open to female amateur golfers with the following requirements: (1) meet the USGA policy on transgender individuals and (2) possess an active USGA/GHIN Handicap Index of 36.0 or less from a TGA member club or course who are at least 50 years of age as of September 27, 2022.
Amateurs must meet the USGA definition of an amateur golfer. Persons applying for reinstatement to amateur status are not eligible.
All applications will be reviewed by the TGA to verify that each entrant has an official USGA Handicap Index from a TGA member club or course. Any amateur whose name does not appear on the TGA's handicap roster will be ineligible and their entry application and entry fee will be returned.
Monday, September 26: Practice Round/Tournament Registration/Welcome Reception
Tuesday, September 27: Round One
Wednesday, September 28: Round Two (Awards will be presented after play)
Limited to 24 players. The first 24 entry applications received at the TGA office will be accepted into the field. Subsequent entry applications will be placed on a waiting list based upon the time of receipt.
Women's Senior Amateur
Limited to 72 players. The first 72 entry applications received at the TGA office will be accepted into the total field. Subsequent entry applications will be placed on a waiting list based upon the time of receipt. Eligible players that are 65 years of age or older on September 21, 2021, may sign up and compete in a Super Senior Division. The Super Senior Division will only compete against players signed up for that division. The overall Women's Senior Amateur champion will come from the Senior Amateur Division only.
Play will be contested at 36-holes of stroke play. The course set up will be approximately 5,600 yards
Women's Senior Amateur
Play will be contested at 36-holes of stroke play. The course set up will be to achieve a course rating ranging from 69.0 to 70.0.
All players must file an application by the entry deadline - Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. CDT to be eligible to compete in the Championship. THE TGA WILL NOT ACCEPT LATE ENTRY APPLICATIONS.
NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL:
A player who must withdraw before the championship must notify the TGA office at 615-465-6308 or the Official in Charge at the site of the event. If a player must withdraw during an event, he must notify the Official in Charge. If a player does not show for an event or fails to follow the above procedure, their actions may result in a one-year suspension from all TGA competitions. The said player forfeits all entry fees.
Refunds will be refunded regardless of reason BEFORE the entry deadline. After the entry deadline, NO refunds for any reason (except injury or illness) will be issued. Requests for a refund due to illness or injury will be treated on a case by case basis and can include illness or injury of a spouse or child. All refunds will be subject to a $25.00 withdrawal fee.
CANCELLATION/EXTENSION OF PLAY:
If a lengthy suspension of play occurs during the final round or is likely to affect the final round, the TGA will discuss options with the host facility on the cancellation of the final round and/or shortening of the championship. The TGA will discuss all of these options with the host club's staff.
The first round of stroke play will be the qualifying round. After all qualifying scores are posted, the field will be divided into flights with all the like scores in the same flight-the number of flights will be determined by the total number of participants. The remaining rounds will be contested within each flight.
The Tennessee Women's Mid-Amateur Champion will be the player with the lowest 36-hole score.
The Tennessee Women's Senior Amateur Champion will be the player with the lowest 36-hole score.
PRIZES AND MEDALISTS:
The overall champion will be named the 2022 Tennessee Women's Mid-Amateur Champion and will receive a crystal trophy.
Women's Senior Amateur
The overall champion from the Senior Amateur Division will be named the 2022 Tennessee Women's Senior Amateur Champion and will receive a crystal trophy and have her name engraved on the Connie Day trophy on display at Golf House Tennessee.
Women's Super Senior Amateur
The overall champion from the Super Senior Amateur Division will be named the 2022 Tennessee Women's Senior Amateur Champion and will receive a crystal trophy.
RULES OF GOLF:
Play will be governed by the Rules of Golf and the most current TGA Rules of Play Card. All questions shall be settled by the committee in charge of the competition, whose decision is final.
Cart fees are included in your entry fee for the Championship. Golf carts are reserved for contestants, TGA officials, and host club staff. Spectator carts at the championship are STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Players may ride, carry their bag, or have a caddie at the Championship, however, no refunds will be given for unused cart fees, and players choosing to walk must adhere to the established Pace of Play policy. Only players may use golf carts, neither caddies nor spectators may utilize player carts.
Caddies are permitted at the Tennessee Women's Senior Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championships. Players that wish to have caddies must provide their own caddie. Caddies must walk at all times during the Championship.
CODE OF CONDUCT:
Contestants (and their caddies) are to observe proper golf etiquette at all times. Any abuse or disrespect of other players, TGA staff, officials, spectators, employees of the host facility, or any other persons conducting or attending the Tennessee Golf Association sponsored event can be grounds for disqualification from the event, and possible revocation of the right to enter future Tennessee Golf Association events. Such abuse may be verbal or physical or threat thereof and includes, but is not limited to: the use of obscene language or gestures, physical damage to property or equipment including that of the Tennessee Golf Association or host facility. Rule 1.2b
TGA DRESS CODE:
Contestants must wear appropriate attire. Gym shorts, cut-offs, shirts without collars, and denim shorts or pants are not acceptable. Mock turtlenecks are acceptable based upon the host club's policy. Shorts must be Bermuda in length.
Traditional type spokes, regardless of competition, are prohibited at all qualifying rounds and at the championship proper. Penalty for breach of this condition of play is disqualification.