With the 90% probability of rain for Sunday, the likely hood of us playing was pretty bleak. You never know and our last group finished
without getting wet. That is why it is very important to honor your commitment to playing. When players don't show it puts the league in a vulnerable position for several reasons, especially
early Sunday morning tee times the hosting course has to fill spots for the lost revenue based on our player count. When they charge the league for x number of players and when we don't meet
the number of expected players caused by last-minute calls offs or just no-show the money has to come from the purse. Which is a hard pill to swallow for all the players who did honor their
commitment and showed up. The course was actually in good shape the 90-degree rule was in effect so we were not restricted to
the cart path.
Juan Malave was able to capture his 4th victory this year giving him more wins than any player. I played with this young man this weekend and he has a beautiful swing and hits it a ton. Looking at his scores through the season he had some good rounds obviously with four wins and some terrible rounds to keep his handicap higher than what it should be. I went through each of his scorecards to see if he was possibly tanking at the end of the rounds to maintain his handicap and that was not the case. When he is on, he has the ability to play extremely well, A flight level and when he is not it's an all-day struggle for him. So the quandary of this situation would be in the 2019 season cap the number of strokes on one hole. Although the system only includes your good rounds and alleviate the bad rounds when a person does not have enough rounds in to fully and accurately calculate a players handicap that is where the problem shows up. The extremely low scores under par should be taking care of with this in place. I am not by no means trying to diminish Juan's wins anyway, shape, form or fashion he won fair and square and my hat's off to him. The only thing I am trying to do is protect the League and its Players. So again, Congratulation Juan on a job well done.
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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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