Veterans from the Longview Marine Corps League keep the flag from touching the ground as it is raised up a 208 foot tall flagpole during the flag raising ceremony at Tempest Golf Club in Gladewater on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. The golf course’s new monument, a 208 foot tall flagpole called “We the People” flies a large flag 90 by 180 feet wide.

There is no admission charge to the U.S. Amateur Golf Qualifying Tournament.

The Tempest Golf Club is at 568 East Wilkins Road in Gladewater. It is a 36-hole event with the morning tee times beginning at 7 a.m. off holes 1 and 10. The afternoon tee times begin at 12:50 p.m. off holes 1 and 10.

Fans may park near the Clubhouse. There is also parking near the giant U.S. Flag and flagpole.

Fans are asked to observe golf etiquette, staying on the golf cart paths during play. Please don't ask Tony Romo and other players for autographs during the round as they are competing. After the round, it is up to Romo and the players whether they will pose for photos and/or sign autographs.

The following is from John Steinbreder's Golf Rules & Etiquette For Dummies.  


— Be quiet when play is going on.

— Keep your movements to a minimum when players are about to hit.

— Wait for all players to putt out before leaving the green area for the next tee.

— Follow the etiquette guidelines set down by the club and association hosting the event.

— Cheer a good shot, but only in an appropriate and moderate fashion.

— Wear sneakers or spikeless golf shoes on the course, to help with wear and tear.


— Run around a golf course while a tournament is being played.

— Talk on a cellphone.

— Take pictures during competition rounds. Always check with tournament organizers to see what the rules are.

— Ask for autographs from golfers who are still out on the course playing.

— Holler “You da man!” after a player has hit a shot.

— Applaud or otherwise ridicule a bad shot by one of the players.

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