Three years in the making, finally a permanent date was set in stone, the highly anticipated matchup between The Houston Golf League and Sunday Golf Crew-Tour from D. C. came into full fruition this weekend Nov. 10th and11th at Magnolia Creek. This match has been hyped up on social media for the last two months to a fever pitch level never seen before. Both sides talking trash and boasting about what and how they were going to do each other. Especially Katie Mid and Chris Allen they went back and forth at each other. Chris a Southern gentleman with traditional ways and Katie a lady of I get the door by my damn self plus, I can hit it just as far as you. It all made for good theater. The Sunday Golf Crew pulled out all the tricks, re-adjusting our lineups, and trying to keep me out all night drinking with them the night before. They even tried what they thought would be the game changer. They had the nerve to pack up the cold weather from D.C. and bring it to Houston. Despite all their trickiness, HGL was ready to play. Captain Roland Turner was fresh off a victory in the Culture Cup were his team won 9 points in the opening day using the same format as the Ryder Cup with the two-man best ball on the front nine and alternate shots on the back nine. Our team was paired up perfectly. Turner/Gilmore who went undefeated in the Culture Cup. Barnett/Knowles who has been a partner for life along with The Colberts Craig and Chris. Allen/White who also were partners in the culture Cup and played well together. Sachs/Cole are good friends and played together serval times during the league, and to complete the paring was Rannel/Ramos. Gabe had been struggling lately with his game, so we knew he needed a strong partner to get his confidence back. The two went out and crushed it winning front and back on Saturday matches, and G-money was back to big-time game-winning self, even winning his Sunday singles match. Looking at the matchup on paper, SGCT had the better team. Their top 8 players had the lower handicaps than our top 8 players by 2 shots. Playing alternate shots is extremely difficult and that's where our advantage came into play. After Saturday matches Captain Turner and I wanted to be up some were around 8 to 4, because Sunday matches the advantage would be in SGCT favor in the single matches and anything could happen. Our guys totally kicked ass to a tune of 9.5 to 2.5 virtually assuring us the championship. SGCT came out Sunday playing well and managed to split 6 to 6 split, giving the final point count 15.5 to 8.5 in favor of the good guys. My hat goes off each player on their team an amazing group of people we really enjoyed playing with The Sunday Golf Crew Tour. We look forward to making the Trip up to D.C. home course in 2020 to defend our championship. :)
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 $100.00 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.
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