With the pool of players becoming larger in this 2021 season, it was inevitable that a few sharks would find their way into the calm waters of the Houston Golf
League's ocean of tranquility. This reminds me of a few old horror-thriller films from Jaws to Sharknado. The sharks from Jaws were great white. This shark uses a spy-hopping method to
examine its prey by lifting its head from the water. That's how Blanton Hansen scoped out the field accessing an attack, but he found it very difficult to catch the faster-moving fish in the field.
His five birdies were all covered, and his one-under was two shots from getting into the purse. This left him with a hunger that leads him toward warmer water at Cinco Ranch this week.
Now, there's another shark called a Megalodon. This shark was formerly thought to be a close relative of the great white, But it is an entirely different beast ten times the size and must more aggressive. Mike Megalodon McCaffrey approached the pool of players the same way. He made his ominous presence known from the beginning with three straight birdies on the first three holes, which placed him on the top of the surface of the leaderboard, with two skins in his belly at the turn totaling over $600. The Megalodon turned his enormous appetite toward the first-place prize of $1,100. Several players found themselves in the jaws of the beast as he lurked on the two most challenging holes--12 and 13-- on the back nine. Adam Orta, Ethan Bulthouse, and Blaise Brandon all fell victim to the same spot. Ethan lost four-shot, and Blaise lost three short. Adam's wounds were fatal; he gave up seven shots to end up moneyless in 6th place. Ethan and Blaise managed to survive and swim back to shore to finish with a pair of 71s. As the saying goes, "he who fights and walk away live to fight another day." Now in every classic thriller, we have the heroes that play pivotable roles. In the original Jaws, Sherriff Brody enlisted the aid of Matt Harper, a marine biologist, to protect the people from the shark. Last week, we needed Sheriff Brody aka Chuck Tolliver and Matt Hooper aka Robert Martinez, to save the day by convincing our Houston Golf League players to go back into the water. Tolliver and Martinez mirrored each other all day, and at the halfway point with a pair of 40 on the front and on hole 18, Martinez was up one shot over Tolliver with two over the killer man-eating shark, Mike McCaffery. It looked like Robert Martinez would be the hero because he was up one on 18 over Chuck Tolliver, but Chuck had his lucky charm, his good "thang" with him--his daughter. Her presence appeared to calm his nerves. He was able to play solid the whole round and keep the big numbers off his scorecard. If he wanted to win, he would have to do something that no one else in the field has done. This was Chuck's best round since his victory two years ago at Eagle Pointe. He delivered with a Birdie number 18, one of the most challenging holes on the course. Next, he drove it deep down the middle, and his six-iron never left the stick, 4-foot putt walk it in...BAM!! Game over!!Congratulations, Chuck Tolliver, on a great win. You are the 2021 PGA 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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