THE ART WORKS OF STEVE SACHS
Gabe Ramos wins his 8th tournament of his career in superstar fashion. Let me set the table to this instant, classic unfolding right before my eyes. At the turn, this tournament looked like a Colbert's Family Reunion where Khris and Craig Colbert were preparing to serve the league potato salad and coleslaw. On 15, the meat was ready to come off the grill and place on the table. Then on 16, a couple of unexpected and distant family members popped up without RSVP. It was Uncle Gabe Ramos and Cousin Jaime Villarreal. They both arrived with big appetites ready to eat everything. Villarreal plopped his butt down first at Colbert's family table with a healthy-sized plate of ribs and potato salad and an even-par 36 on the back. Annoyed and irritated by unwanted guests, Craig doubled 16 and fell a couple of shots back which left Jr. to defend the charging Ramos who pulled within two-shot on 16. Khris is known in the family to have a big heart by being generous and hospitable to unwanted guests making them warm and comfortable. So Chris boogies 16 and 18 to hand over the top spot at the table for Gabe to sit with the biggest plate and the last rib. Gabe's comeback was complete because all he needed was to par 18 to win the match so anything more, Khris would have been the Champion. Ramos pulls his tee ball dead left just a few feet short of the water. His approach shot was within 25 feet with a big break in it. This left him with a three-putt possibility. He left his birdie putt 5 feet short. He knew he needed to make it for the win and that's exactly what he did right in the heart. And just like that, the Colbert's Family Reunion was ruined. Congratulations, Gabe.
You are only two wins away from joining your cousin, Jaime Villarreal, as Hall of Famers.
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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