Eligibility

Players in the Harvey Penick Invitational will be competitive amateur golfers with tournament accomplishments on the national, regional and state level. The Mid-Amateur field will be open to men who have attained the age of 25 by the start of the tournament, and who have a USGA Handicap Index of 2.0 or lower. The Senior Amateur field will be open to men who have attained the age of 55 by the start of the tournament, and who have a USGA Handicap Index of 3.4 or lower.

The Tournament Committee has final authority for entry acceptance and placement within the tournament field. Players who wish to submit a request for invitation should do so before the deadline for entry. Please click here to submit a request for invitation.

Format and Schedule

The Harvey Penick Invitational is a 54-hole medal play tournament with no cut. Ties for the individual championship are settled at the conclusion of play by sudden-death playoff. The tournament schedule is as follows:

Thursday
Practice Round

Friday
First Round
Tee times start at 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast and lunch served in the Penick Room
Dinner and drinks at Austin Country Club, 6:30 P.M.

Saturday
Second Round
Tee times start at 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast and lunch served in the Penick Room

Sunday
Final Round
Tee times start at 8:00 a.m. based on Saturday’s order of finish
Breakfast and lunch served in the Penick Room
Awards Presentation following play

Entry Fee

The $350 entry fee includes a practice round and three tournament rounds, carts, range balls, dinner and drinks on Friday night, and breakfast and lunch for all tournament rounds.

Rules and Conditions

Play will be governed by the United States Golf Association (USGA) Rules of Golf. Detailed tournament conditions and registration requirements will be provided by mail prior to the start of the tournament. In the best interest of the competition, unbecoming conduct or behavior will not be tolerated. Golf shoes with soft spikes are required. Entrants will be expected to follow the pace of play policy for the tournament.
The tournament has adopted the USGA Local Rule permitting the use of distance measuring devices during a stipulated competitive round.

Prizes and Awards

Trophies will be awarded to the winner and runner-up in each division, and pro shop credit will be given to top finishers in each division.

Top finishers will also earn ranking points in each major ranking of amateur and senior golfers: the Golfweek/amateurgolf.com Amateur Rankings, the Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking (SPWAR), the R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR), and the Golfweek Senior Amateur Rankings.