LPGA Tour Tournament Exemption:
The 2016 Texas Women’s Open Champion will receive an exemption into the 2017 Volunteers of America Texas Shootout.
Exempt Player Entry Deadline: Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 p.m. CT. Priority will be given to exempt players in the order they are received up until the exempt player entry deadline (see Exempt Categories below). NOTE: Exempt players may submit entry forms after the priority deadline has passed and will be processed on a first come first served basis on a space available basis.
(1) Past Champions; (2) Top 10 professionals and ties from the 2015 Texas Women’s Open; (3) Top 5 amateurs and ties from the 2015 Texas Women’s Open (4) LPGA Tour Members (5) Symetra Tour Members with Priority A or Priority C Status.
The entry deadline for all contestants is Thursday, June 30 at 5:00 p.m. CT. All Non-Exempt players may register online or submit a hard copy entry form prior to the Exempt Player Entry Deadline to secure a position in the field after the Exempt Player Entry Deadline on a space available basis. Entry forms shall be returned to the Northern Texas PGA via mail, facsimile, overnight carrier or in person prior to the entry deadline. Applications late or incomplete will not be accepted. Online entries will also be accepted.
About the Texas Women's Open
The Women's Texas Open was played from 1935 - 1955. Over the span of two decades, the event was held 17 times - 13 years at River Crest Country Club and four years at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. The event was conducted by the Fort Worth Women's Golf Association, supervised by River Crest's longtime professional A.G. Mitchell, and was last played in 1955. Some of the game's greatest names captured the event including Babe Zaharias who won the title five times, Aniela Goldthwaite, a three-time winner, and Betsy Rawls, Beverly Hanson, Polly Riley, and Betty Jameson who each captured the title twice. The event was revived in 2001 by the Northern Texas PGA to promote the game to female golfers throughout the region and the name was changed to the Texas Women's Open.
About Rolling Hills Country Club
In 1954, local golfing families in the area got together and decided to form a country club. After acquiring the necessary land, the club was able to begin construction on the first nine holes in early 1955. By 1962 the course had been enlarged to 18 holes. In May 2001, the club moved into a 17,000 square foot facility encompassing a golf shop, restaurant and banquet room, locker rooms and private member areas. Today, Rolling Hills boasts of some of the best greens and fairways in the Metroplex with a complete renovation just being completed by Colligan Golf Design. For more information on Rolling Hills Country Club: (817) 274-1072, http://www.rolling-hills.net.