The league is headed into its meat and potatoes of the schedule right now. If you look at our menu, first, you will notice we have four delicious must-have
majors. Next, we have a side order of fresh and new mouth-watering matchplay events. To top it off, golf enthusiasts can savor all of this on a smorgasbord of nine great courses.
Roland Turner was the first to partake in our fine cuisine at the league's first major, The Masters, at Tour 18 winning by four shots. Our special of the week was the tournament at Northgate. This dish of a course was garnished with beautiful greens served up with all the trimming and well-managed fairways.
Vincent Gilmore is a member of Northgate but he wanted some good, mouth-watering food. He entered this tournament extremely hungry because he haven't tasted victory since 2019. It looked like he may miss another meal due to a seven on hole number 4 par three. Vincent eventually devoured everything on his plate then licked the fork at the clubhouse with a slim one-shot lead over Juan Naranjo.
Juan sat at the table and he began to peruse the menu. He took his time figuring out what would be appetizing to satisfy his appetite for a win. On 18, he needed a birdie to send it to a scorecard playoff. With everything on the line, the hole shrinks, putts seem twice as long and your heart is going a hundred miles an hour, good luck. His approach was tight about 3 feet which seemed like 10 ft to him with an opportunity to win his first event. He pushed it dead right and it never even came close. I'm sure he makes that putt a thousand times when he's with his guys playing for fun. Juan finished second without a sweet dessert of victory.
Brayden Hendley finished 3rd he been showing up to the table each tournament. He has been in the top 5 three times this year. He is playing some good golf and he's hungry for a win which I'm sure will come soon.
This victory gave Vincent 10 wins tying him with Jose Sanchez for third with the most wins in the league's history. Buttttt without any majors, this will put him in an indubious distinction as "The best player to never win a major." I'm confident that the way Vincent approaches the game, his first major will come very soon. 2014 was his first and worst season with a max handicap of 22. The wheel has come full circle, and the last is now first. He has his cake and eating it too.
Congratulations on your win and living up to the origin of your name. The meaning of Vincent is "prevailing" from Vincentius and "the one who conquered" in Latin. Good job!
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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
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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