115th Trans-Mississippi Amateur Championship


DATE:  July 9th-13th, 2018

HOST CLUB:  Brookside Golf & Country Club

ADDRESS:  2770 W. Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, OH  43235

PHONE:  (614) 889-2581


ENTRIES OPEN:  March 1st at 9:00 AM (CST)

ENTRIES CLOSE:  June 6th at 5:00 PM (CST)


ENTRY FEE:  $400



Entries are open to male amateur golfers who have reached their 19th birthday on or before July 11th.  Entrants younger than 19 years of age as of July 11th may participate in the championship if duly invited by the Committee.  Applicants must have a USGA handicap index of 2.0 or less.  The Championship Entry Fee is $375.


Tournament entries will open on Tuesday, March 14th at 9:00 am (CST) and will close on Wednesday, June 7th at 5:00 pm (CST).  All exempt players are required to register before Wednesday, May 17th at 5:00 pm (CST).  Entries will be reviewed in the order they are received by the Trans-Mississippi Championship Committee. Non-exempt applicants are not guaranteed a spot in the championship field; applicant entries will be reviewed based on playing experience, competitive success, rankings and merit against those of other applicants. Non-exempt applicants are encouraged to submit a playing resume or other document(s) to substantiate their competitive history. 


All entrants will be notified if they have been assigned a position in the starting field on or before Friday, June 9th.  For more information, see the applicable Policies and Procedures.



All exempt players who meet the criteria outlined below are required to register before Wednesday, May 17th at 5:00 pm (CST).  Entries received from exempt players after Wednesday, May 17th will be processed and reviewed with all other entries, including those of non-exempt applicants.


  1. Past Champions in the previous five (5) Trans-Mississippi Amateur Championships.
  2. Top 30 Finishers (and ties) in the 114th Trans-Mississippi Amateur Championship.
  3. Previous year’s Trans-Mississippi Senior Champion.
  4. Previous year’s Trans-Mississippi Four-Ball Champions (Championship Division Only).
  5. Current year’s GCSAA National Champion.
  6. Top 500 in the Scratch Player’s World Amateur Ranking (SPWAR)*.
  7. Top 300 in the R&A/USGA World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR)*.
  8. Previous five (5) U.S. Amateur Champions.
  9. Previous year’s U.S. Mid-Amateur Quarterfinalists.
  10. Trans-Mississippi Golf Association/Host Club Selections

*Rankings are considered as of the date of entry.



72 holes of stroke play; the field is limited to 144 competitors and will be reduced to the low 54 competitors (and ties) following the completion of the second round.



All competitors must register with Trans-Mississippi staff prior to the start of the championship. Players that do not register may be subject to disqualification. Official tournament registration will be held at Prairie Dunes Country Club on Monday, July 10th from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.


Competitors who are unable to register on the date and time listed above must contact Trans-Mississippi staff in advance of the Championship.  Those who fail to register, and notify the Trans-Mississippi Golf Association of their intent to compete, risk forfeiting their spot in the field.



Players are limited to one (1) complementary practice round on the designated practice round date.  All confirmed competitors must contact the golf shop at Prairie Dunes Country Club at (620) 662-7301 no earlier than Wednesday, June 28th, to schedule a practice round for Monday, July 10th.



Competitors and a guest are invited to attend a reception on Monday, July 10th at Prairie Dunes Country Club. The cost of the reception is included in the entry fee. The reception will begin at 6:30 pm. Dress code for the reception is, at minimum, golf attire.



Starting times/pairings for the first and second rounds will be made available no later than Thursday, July 6th.  Copies will also be distributed at registration, in the Trans-Mississippi Tournament Office and in the golf shop on Monday, July 10th. Third and fourth round starting times/pairings will be available in the evening preceding play (approximately one hour after the completion of play) online at www.trans-miss.org, in the Trans-Mississippi Tournament Office and the golf shop.  Third and fourth round starting times will be re-drawn, based on total score, following the second round of play.  Please note that pairings will not be re-drawn between the third and fourth rounds.



Discounted rates have been established at the following host hotels; players must contact the host hotels directly to make their own reservations.






Players must be prepared to walk at all times during the championship; carts will be permitted on the final day (for Rounds 3 and 4), weather permitting.  Caddies are permitted during the championship and a limited number of host club caddies are available; please contact Ben Lippold (benl@prairiedunes.com) for availability and fees. Push/pull carts are permitted, however players are responsible for supplying their own.



The Clubhouse facilities at Prairie Dunes Country Club will be open daily at 6:00 am. Player’s will be responsible for breakfast/lunch purchased on the practice round day.  Breakfast and lunch are provided for all three days of the championship and are included with each competitor’s entry fee for the championship. Guests may dine with players, but will be charged the appropriate cost for the same meal.


All other food and beverage consumed will be at the competitor’s expense – breakfast and lunch options will be available for purchase as noted above; all charges will include appropriate gratuity charge and sales tax.



Practice Facilities at Prairie Dunes Country Club will be available to all competitors for the duration of the Championship. The practice facilities will open Monday, July 10th at 7:00 am and throughout each championship round, beginning one hour prior to the first starting time.  The practice range will close one hour before dusk for maintenance.



There will be limited availability of lockers and club storage available at Prairie Dunes Country Club during the championship.  More details will be available at Championship Registration once on-site.



The Trans-Mississippi Code of Conduct and Dress Code are in effect throughout the championship. Violations will be dealt with based on the severity of the misconduct.  All competitors should be familiar with all Trans-Mississippi Conditions of Competitions and Policies.  If you have any questions, please click here for additional information or consult with Trans-Mississippi Tournament Officials.



If you find you cannot compete in the championship, you must officially withdraw from the event by contacting Trans-Mississippi Staff at (214) 468-8942, ext. 126 or by emailing ccrawford@trans-miss.org. If you do not officially withdraw, you may be subject to DISQUALIFICATION from the 114th Trans-Mississippi Championship.


Any player withdrawing prior to June 7th at 5:00 pm will receive a full refund, less a $25.00 administrative fee. Any withdrawals after the June 7th deadline, will not receive a refund unless a spot is filled by a competitor on the waitlist.



To view news, pairings, results, etc. please visit our website at: www.trans-miss.org   




Monday, July 9th

7:00 am                                                    Practice Facilities Open

8:00 am – 2:00 pm                                   Practice Round Starting Times - #1 Tee

8:00 am – 5:00 pm                                   Player Registration

6:00 pm                                                    Golf Course Closes

6:30 pm                                                    Player Reception          


Tuesday, July 10th

6:30 – 10:00 am                                      Player Breakfast

7:30 am                                                   Round 1 Starting Times - #1 & #10 Tee

11:30 am – 3:00 pm                                 Player Lunch

12:30 pm                                                 Round 1 Starting Times - #1 & #10 Tee


Wednesday, July 11th

6:30 – 10:00 am                                      Player Breakfast

7:30 am                                                   Round 2 Starting Times - #1 & #10 Tee

11:30 am – 3:00 pm                                 Player Lunch

12:30 pm                                                 Round 2 Starting Times - #1 & #10 Tee


Thursday, July 12th

6:30 – 9:00 am                                      Player Breakfast

7:30 am                                                   Round 3 Starting Times - #1 & #10 Tee

11:30 am – 4:00 pm                                Player Lunch


Friday, July 13th

6:30 – 9:00 am                                      Player Breakfast

7:30 am                                                 Final Round Starting Times - #1 & #10 Tee

Following Play                                         Awards Ceremony & Trophy Presentation


Schedule subject to change.  All events will take place at Brookside Golf & Country Club, unless otherwise noted.




Executive Director  Rob Addington raddington@trans-miss.org
Tournament Chairman Mike McCoy  
Tournament Director  Cameron Crawford ccrawford@trans-miss.org
Tournament Coordinator  Amanda Kolb akolb@trans-miss.org
Communications Mark Button mbutton@txga.org










The success of the Trans-Mississippi Championship is not possible without the contributions of our board, partners and host club.  We strongly encourage you to show your appreciation for their support by directing your thank you notes to the following contacts below.



Host Club:

Brookside Golf & Country Club

???, General Manager

2770 W. Dublin Granville Road

Columbus, OH     43235
Or by email at ???


Trans-Mississippi Golf Association

Rob Addington, Executive Director

16200 Addison Road, Suite 150

Addison, TX      75001

Or by email at raddington@trans-miss.org





Return to www.Trans-Miss.org