THE ART WORKS OF STEVE SACHS
I spent days trying to give this write-up meaning and rhyme. I imagined and pondered a starting point but nothing came to mind. Then a few days later, I finally made the connection. There it was the whole time staring at me was my reflection. There I saw an old-looking man's eyes and soul filled with doubt and fear. This couldn't be the same guy people admired and cheered. The image that was facing me was filled with indecision and struggle. This was the guy that hoped JB would just be muzzled? This wasn't the guy that outscored Akeem before he was "The Dream." This wasn't the guy that derailed Malone before he delivered any mail. This couldn't possibly be the guy who got pumped from the noise of the crowd now backing off from anything remotely loud. Once confident and cocky all rolled into one, now I am nervous and dripping sweat on the smallest of bets. Let's put this into context and paint the picture. What happened next should be added to scripture. It was a three-man race between Roland Turner, Tim Miser, and me. I was up 5 on Roland and up 3 on Timmy. I tee off on holes 14 and 15 with birdies on my mind but with bad course management and poor luck, I got two double boggy. Boy, "do I suck?" On 16 I gathered myself but the damage was already done. I realized then I lost another one. We finished with a score of 72 due to Tim birdied the hardest hole on the course which was so sweet and good. This earned him the 2020 champion at Longwood! Congratulations, Tim, on a job well done, my son.
You can call it soft greens, ball in hand, or even global warming but what I know without a doubt is the Houston Golf League torched Bay Forest. Seventy-five percent of the field was even par or better. In the past five years, the league has an average score of 72.3. We incinerated Bay Forest in comparison to last week's performance at Longwood with a field average score of 77.1 which was a full 5 shots advantage. The League's average in 2020 is 78.2. The summation of these numbers is tough to digest so if you want to compete at Bay Forest next year, you better bring your "A-game ". The first responder, Todd Ruiz, shot a personal league-low 68 gross with a net score of 63. This is Todd's first year in the league and he has a second and third-place finish. but this is his first official win as a member of the league. With this win, it puts him in a position to overtake Rodney Griggs as the number one rank player. Todd is 9 points away from overtaking Rodney with a win at Players Championship he could do exactly that. Another player who was throwing flames around at Bay Forest was Jonathan Cole and Arron Rodgers Coles 65 and Rodgers 67 respectively finishing second and third. Congratulation Todd on breaking through with your first win.
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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