As we kick off our 2023 season, we wanted to bring to our competitor’s attention a couple of fundamental updates / changes to the Harding Brooks Insurance Agency TCGA Amateur’s various divisions, beginning in 2023:
– The winner of the event will now receive Men’s World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) points. Points have already been applied based on the 2021 and 2022 competition results as well.
– Any amateur men who received WAGR points in a WAGR rated event prior to playing this year’s (and subsequent years) TCGA Amateur Championship will also be eligible to receive WAGR points based on their finish in the event, depending on finishing place.
– This division will be updated to include competitors age 55 and above at the time of the start of the event. This change allows our region’s Senior Division Championship to align with other NYSGA Senior Championship Events, and was implemented to align with member course, Board of Directors, and competitor feedback from the last two iterations of the event. The cut will be determined by the tournament committee prior to the start of the event, based on the number of competitors entered. Please note that the remainder of the TCGA Senior events will remain ages 50+.
– This division will now be a 54 hole stroke play event, with the top competitors and ties, following a cut after 36 holes, advancing to BCC for the final round of competition. This provides an opportunity for the Senior division to play BCC for the final round.
– This division will now be a 54 hole stroke play event, with the top competitors and ties, following a cut after 36 holes, advancing to BCC for the final round of competition. This provides an opportunity for the Women’s division to play BCC for the final round, and aligns with other Women’s NYSGA championships. The cut will be determined prior to the start of the event by the tournament committee, based on the number of competitors entered.
– The winner of the event will receive Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) points.
We are looking forward to providing a great 2023 championship for our region’s competitive amateur golfers. Feedback is welcomed on all of the above changes, as we continue to strive to provide the best competitive championship atmosphere for all.
Kyle Nedlik – TCGA President
Nick Barney – TCGA Vice President, Web Administrator