As the League kicked off its Annual Two-Man Best Ball Tournament, what was abundantly clear was the many new faces eagerly waiting to play in the Houston Golf League. Over half the field were new players which were a direct correlation of all the hard work everyone has put in trying to spread the word of all the wonderful things we do in the league. Of the 44 players, 25 were first timers with the league, this is a great start especially with more new players committed to play in the league opener at Gus Wortham. I am by no means naive enough to think that the importance of accumulating new members as to holding on to them is even more important. I know the Houston Golf League is not for everyone for various reasons, but if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to ask me, just don't quit or stop showing up let me know your problem to see if we can work through it. Running a golf league is extremely difficult you must juggle a lot of balls in the air at the same time. I am constantly looking for new ways to better the league and from time to my look over some of the small things. I am 100% committed to the league and its development.
Enough said about the business side of the league, let's keep the topic the same with the influx of new faces. Two of those new faces Bryan Daniele and Jerrid Payton challenged and beat out the 2nd and 3rd rank players in the league, Vincent Gilmore and Ronnel Calixterio finished in second place. True there was a lot of new faces, but after all the introductions, and nice to meet you was over with two old faces stood on top of the food chain as the proverbial champs. Gabe Ramos and Mark Ripley aka "The Green Hornet" was in no mood to extend the olive branch to the newbies. Gabe who plays the part as Kato does it extremely well to help Mark Ripley when he needs it the most. They managed to just sneak by Bryan And Jerrid in a scorecard playoff. This was a great tournament with a ton of good players no doubt our strongest field we ever had. Let's keep up the support and I will do my best to make the Houston Golf League your Home Sweet Home. Congratulations Gabe and Mark on your back to back Best Ball Championship.
RONNEL. CALIXTERIO/ VINCENT GILMORE
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.
HOUSTON GOLF LEAGUE HAS STUDIO 18 WHERE YOU CAN CATCH HIGHLIGHTS, REPLAYS AND
INTERVIEWS FROM OUR LEAGUE PLAYERS, JUST LIKE ESPN AND THE GOLF CHANNEL THE
HOUSTON GOLF LEAGUE HAS IT ALL!
EVERY LEAGUE MEMBER WILL RECEIVE 10% TO 85% ON ALL PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
TWILIGHT RATES, DISCOUNTED RATES IN SOME PROSHOPS AND FREE ROUNDS OF GOLF WITH THE LEAGUE MEMBER CARD.
5041 SPENCER HWY STE 300
PASADENA, TX 77505
WAKAYA BRAND AMBASSADOR
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HOUSTON GOLF LEAGUE
7222 CARVER AVE,
TEXAS CITY, TX 77591
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