THE ART WORKS OF STEVE SACHS
What were you doing on Oct 29th, 2017? There was no coronavirus, the Astros tied the world series 2 to 2 with a loss from the Dodgers even though we won the World Series. Trump was in his first year with "Making American Great Again." Well, I know what Jaime Villarreal was doing during that time. He was celebrating his 11th win in the tour final tournament of the 2017 season. It was his first victory of the season where he was so close to an unthinkable feat by going the entire year without a win. Little did he know, this would be a prelude of things to come in the next 3 seasons a total of 1001 days of futility. A thought I often ponder is how our league parallels the PGA tour. Jamie parallels to Tiger Woods in which he exploded on the league with more accumulated wins like no other player. He was the first and only player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. He was well on his way to walking the fairways with the "golf gods." But just like Adam and the apple, Samson and his hair, and Tiger and the smashed window.. it was Jamie and the pole dancer. No, I'm not going into any details(wink, wink) it took him 1001 days to win again. Villarreal has several second-place finishes over this span but never a win. He needed that extra boost from Hal Gregory to motivate him to help him win and keep his exclusive member of the Hall of Fame. Hal Gregory has been so close in the past few tournaments to get his marching papers signed by the board to become the second player to enter the fraternity of one. Jaime wasn't going to blow up any balloons for that celebration on his watch. His 37 on the back gave him a four-shot winning margin victory which was the largest of the season. Hal would have to settle for a second-place tie with newcomer, Eric Brown. Congratulations, Jaime Villarreal. Sometimes the journey in life will take you places that may seem dark and lonely just reminder I will always be by your side to pull you through, of course, it will cost you a joke or two but I will be there.
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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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