Lonnie Knowles becomes the second player in league history to reach 11 wins with his league closing season victory at Cinco Ranch. But, only one small teenie weenie problem. NO MAJORS. Another year has passed and Lonnie still has the dubious title as the League's best player, not to have a major on his resume. Right now it is keeping him from entering the Hall Of Fame. Has the window of opportunity closed or can Lonnie find a crowbar of youth and fortitude to pray it open again to win a major? His short game and putting game is still on point. He can still Poke it a long way. And his irons to the green are average. So it's not his ability but his inability to win a major. Let me explain. Have you ever heard sports is a game of inches? Well in golf, success can be measured even closer than that. A ball can roll in or out of the hole by just millimeters or off the clubface by a fraction of a degree, with a win or a loss hanging on the razor edge of feast or famine. Lonnie probably has played in more tournaments than anybody else. But the commitment to play and the commitment to win are two entirely different things. Lonnie has a lot of balls in the air professionally and personally. And with golf, the margin of error is so defined, I am sure that plays into his loss record in majors. Fairways may be wide and Green may be large, but if you are not focused within the 8 inches between your ears, you will struggle in the game of golf. Congratulations Lonnie on your win! I know where your priority lies and it not under a golf ball. God, Family, Job!
Established in 2012, the purpose of the League is to provide amateurs of all ages, sexes and handicaps the opportunity to compete in stroke-play golf tournaments on a regular basis. The League concludes with a Player’s Championship in which the winner from each tournament. Through this competition, the Houston Golf League promotes the sport of golf by providing an atmosphere of friendly, fair, and well-managed competition for amateur golfers in the pursuit of excellence.
The Houston Golf League has an annual membership of $150.00
The cost of each regular tournament is 120.00 the majors are $200.00 The entry fee for each tournament includes green fees, cart, and range balls in most cases. A portion of the entry fee establishes the purse. Tournaments can be prepaid online or the day of the tournament.
Cash Money and Trophies are awarded to the first place winner of each flight. A purse is established from the entry fees, and depending on the size of the flight, money is awarded to the top finishers in each flight. Additionally, there are voluntary skins games, deuce game, and closest to the pin. Membership dues must be paid before any prize money awarded.
The players are flighted by handicap, then play a gross stoke-play format within their flight.
Base on the number of players
0-6……. A Flight 0-10……..A Flight
7-13……. B Flight 11-20 ……B Flight
14-20…… C Flight
The League uses the Callaway system if a player does not have to establish a verifiable handicap, and the league trumps all other handicaps of other leagues handicap. Callaway system 10 strokes max for A flight and 20 shot max for the B flight. The League will access your level of play based on your most recent scores, which courses you have played and the tees you used. Once you’re placed on a flight, your tournament scores and handicap index are posted on the web page
The League will establish your handicap index based solely on your scores posted in the tournaments. If your handicap index improves during the season, you will be promoted to the next higher flight if your index falls within the parameters of higher flight. If your index falls within the parameters of a lower flight, you will only be moved to the lower flight if you request it.
All the tournaments are played on the weekends, with most being played on Sundays. Tee times vary but are posted on the website. The tournaments are played at local courses listed on our website.
Play in as many or as few as you would like. Of course, the more you play, the more points you can accumulate toward qualifying for the Players Championship and Culture Cup.
No. You can join the League anytime during the season. The sooner you join, the more points you start accumulating towards the points race.
If you enjoy weekend golf at some of the finest local courses, if you enjoy competitive stroke-play golf, if you want to improve your game by playing under tournament conditions like the pros, and if you like the feeling of winning, collecting prizes and trophies, join the tour and enjoy all of these benefits. All tournaments are played by USGA rules and handicaps are tracked on each player to ensure the integrity of each flight.
105 PLAYERS 3 FLIGHTS 1000/600/400/200
75 PLAYERS 2 FLIGHTS 1000/600/400/200
35 PLAYERS 1 FLIGHT 1000/600/400/200
20 PLAYERS 1 FLIGHT 800/400/200
10 PLAYERS 1 FLIGHT 400/200/100
144 PLAYERS 4 FLIGHTS/500/300/200/100
105 PLAYERS 3 FLIGHTS/500/300/200/100
75 PLAYERS 2 FLIGHTS/500/300/200/100
35 PLAYER 1 FLIGHT 500/300/200/100
20 PLAYERS 1 FLIGHT 400/200/100
10 PLAYERS 1 FLIGHT 200/100/50
The Houston Golf League format mirrors that of the PGA Tour. The tournaments will be held on the finest golf courses around the greater Houston area. The HGL will consist of four major tournaments and a “Players Championship”, Ryder Cup-type Event called the Culture Cup. Stats will be kept on putts, fairways, and greens hit. There will also be a money list leader from each flight. These leaders will be eligible for awards that will be given at the Tournament’s Awards Banquet
Finally, a place to compete with other golfers in the city on some of Houston's best golf courses.
Ryder Cup Event
Stats Kept: Fairways, Greens, and Putts.
Tour ID cards with discounted fees.
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