First of all, I want to show my humble appreciation to my great partnership of members whom I call friends for stepping up during last week's tournament. That "covid thing" did a pretty good
number on me. In ten years of the league's existence, this was my first absence. Angie, Jamie, Roland, and Jarrod did a fanatic job. Of course, I was trying to run things from my hospital bed while
hooked up to oxygen with my totalitarian views and ways. Then I was unplugged from my life source...
Golf Genius. They literally unplugged me(well, not from my oxygen even though at that time it felt like it), took over everything, and did a great job without me by wrapping up the tournament in just under five and half hours.
Let's get down to business, the 2021 Open was a nail-biter that ended with the Golf Gods getting the last laugh as they usually do. Roland Turner, Jamie Villarreal, and Josue Baez were all battling back and forth all day. But Josue pulled away on 15, 16, and 17, and it was almost definite that he would win while another group struggled with Golf Genius working correctly. When that group came in, their scores had to be entered manually. Jose' Sanchez's handicap was too good, and this had Josue moaning and groaning. So basically, the same stuff I get every other week when someone who thinks they should have won doesn't win. Not that I don't listen to it, but it does get old.
We have a USGA handicap system in place that only keeps your top scores and throws out your bad rounds. And we only use 90% of your handicap. Everyone has a chance to win if they play well, and that is what Baez was doing in the Open until he got to hole number 18. Not sure if he got lackadaisical and took his foot off the gas or just got nervous and had a 1999 "Jean Van de Velde British Open" moment. Either way, it cost him three hundred bucks and the crown of the Open Championship.
Jose Cristales was among the few in the group with the Golf Genius issues. He played a good round of golf, and he was looking for his second win of his career with the League. With Baez's triple boogie on 18, this gave Jose' Cristales the Open Championship and the Golf Gods, and a few other players were snickering in the clubhouse.
Congratulation, Mr.Carisales, you are the 2021 Open Champion!
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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 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.
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
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