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CARL HOLPALFEL BECOMES 2024 MASTERS IN A PLAYOFF

CARL HOLZAPFEL

JUST MY SIZE

The 2024 Masters tournament was once again a tightly contested event, marking the third time in league history that a playoff was needed to determine the winner. In 2021, David Knowles came to the defense of Craig Colbert when Colbert landed his tee shot in the sand and was unable to recover, ultimately resulting in a bogey. And in 2017, there was a thrilling back-and-forth match between Jaime Villerall and Mike Rizzo, with Rizzo ultimately claiming his first of two White Jackets when Villerall missed an 8-foot par-saving putt. The Masters is known for its dramatic moments and intense pressure, making it one of the most prestigious tournaments in our league. This year was no exception, and let's take a closer look at the tournament hour by hour to see how it all unfolded.
 
At 10:10, the first ball was teed off by Haja Rabe, who initially took an early lead but faltered on the back nine with a double bogey on 8 and a string of  bogies on the back. The second hour saw Marc Naiper vying for his third White Jacket, which would earn him the title of the Jack Nicklaus of the Houston Golf League. However, a few mistakes on holes 8 and 9 cost him the championship, landing him in a respectable third place. The third hour brought Kendrick Massengill to the forefront, as his lowball flight proved to be the perfect match for the challenging wind conditions. He was the only player to navigate holes 8 and 9 without any mishaps. But he faced tough competition from Journeyman Carl Holzapfel, who was playing exceptionally well in the closing hours of the tournament, with 5 birdies in the first 7 holes and a 3-shot lead over Massengill with only 2 holes left to play.
 
However, the pressure got to Holzapfel as he made a bogey on 17 and a double on 18, resulting in a playoff with Massengill. The playoff was nothing short of thrilling, with both players making impressive shots and battling it out for the championship. In the end, it was Holzapfel who emerged victorious, sinking a 5-foot putt for bogey on the first sudden-death hole to claim the 2024 Masters title. It was a hard-fought match, and Holzapfel deserves congratulations for his impressive performance.
 
In conclusion, the 2024 Masters tournament was filled with drama and excitement, showcasing the true spirit of the sport. And with such high stakes and fierce competition, it's no wonder that the Masters is the most prestigious tournament in our league.
 

A FLIGHT SUMMARY

POS PLAYERS PAR GROSS Net PURSE
1 CARL HOLZAPFEL -2 74 70 $720.00
2 KEDRICK MASSENGILL -2 73 70 $440.00
3 MARC NAPIER -1 77 71 $240.00
4 JOSE SANCHEZ E 70 72 $0.00
5 ETHAN BULTHOUSE 1 77 73 $0.00
T6 HAJA RABE 4 79 76 $0.00
T6 VINCENT GILMORE 4 80 76 $0.00
8 JESUS PULIO 6 84 78 $0.00
9 JEREMY WILLIAMS 8 81 80 $0.00
10 BEN DEJEAN 10 90 82 $0.00
T11 DOUGLAS HARRIS 12 92 84 $0.00
T11 ZR TAZBY 12 90 84 $0.00
T13 BENNY GOMEZ 13 91 85 $0.00
T13 JONATHAN COLE 13 93 85 $0.00
15 ROLAND TURNER 20 97 92 $0.00

A FLIGHT PAYOUT

  PLAYERS PURSE
1 CARL HOLZAPFEL $855.00
2 KEDRICK MASSENGILL $723.00
3 JOSE SANCHEZ $432.00
4 MARC NAPIER $240.00
5 JEREMY WILLIAMS $216.00
6 HAJA RABE $216.00
7 JESUS PULIO $67.00
CHUCK TOLLIVER GET HIS THIRD JEWEL IN THE CROWN OF 4 MAJORS EVENTS WITH HIS VICTORY AT THE MASTERS

CHUCK TOLLIVER

LOOK GOOD, PLAY GOOD!

This was a highly competitive race in the B flight also for the coveted  white jacket. The top five players were neck and neck, with only one shot separating them. Let's catch up on the action at the turn, where the Masters tournament traditionally begins on the back nine on Sunday. At this point, Casey Grimme held a one-shot lead over Lonnie Knowles as they made their way to the clubhouse. It seemed like a two-man battle for the Championship title. However, last year's champion Ronnie Fenton caught fire on the back nine, putting him in a strong position to defend his title and reclaim the White Jacket. Unfortunately, a rough finish with three bogeys on the last three holes dropped him to fourth place, outside of the money. However, for those who appreciate participation trophies, it was still a respectable finish. Two other players also made a move on the back nine - Mike Smith and Chuck Tolliver. Mike played consistently well throughout the day, except for a costly triple bogey on the 12th hole that ultimately cost him the Championship by one stroke. This was still an impressive performance for someone who has typically placed towards the bottom of the leaderboard. It was great to see Mike finally get some recognition for his hard work over the years. As for the two leaders at the turn, Lonnie and Casey, Lonnie struggled with a 6 on the 10th hole, a 9 on the 15th hole, and another 6 on the 18th hole, dropping him to fifth place. Casey's fall was less dramatic, with an 8 on the 11th hole and a 6 on the 12th, but he managed to salvage a few pars on the remaining holes, earning him third place and leaving him to wonder what could have been. This brings us to the eventual winner, Chuck Tolliver. He had a spectacular back nine, particularly the first six holes, where he shot six strokes below par, putting him at the top of the leaderboard. He held on to secure the 2024 Masters Championship, a fantastic achievement. Congratulations, Chuck, on your well-deserved win. You are only the second player in league history to hold three of the four major titles. With a resume that includes four Culture Cups Championships, two Ryder Cups , Best Ball Championships,  US Open Championship,  PGA Championship, and now a Masters Championship, you are well on your way to being a Hall of Fame candidate. Not bad for a country bumpkin from Kerens, Texas.

B FLIGHT SUMMARY

POS PLAYERS PAR GROSS NET PURSE
1 1 84 73 $680.00
2 2 91 74 $410.00
3 3 87 75 $210.00
4 4 85 76 $0.00
5 6 89 78 $0.00
T6 9 90 81 $0.00
T6 9 94 81 $0.00
T8 11 92 83 $0.00
T8 11 92 83 $0.00
T8 11 95 83 $0.00
11 16 97 88 $0.00
12 17 102 89 $0.00
13 22 113 94 $0.00

PAYOUT

POS PLAYERS PURSE
1 CHUCK TOLLIVER $680.00
2 MIKE SMITH $410.00
3 CASEY GRIMME $210.00
4 LONNIE KNOWLES $67.00
5 GABE RAMOS $67.00

MONEY LIST

A FLIGHT

POS   PLAYERS PURSE
1 MARC NAPIER $1,314.00
2 JEREMY WILLIAMS $1,281.00
3 JOSE SANCHEZ $1,271.00
4 KHRIS COLBERT $996.00
5 KENRICK MASSENGILL $923.00
6 CARL HOLZAPFEL $855.00
7 ROLAND  TURNER $816.00
8 THATCHER GRIBBS $650.00
9 HAJA RABE $491.00
10 SAM GARCIA $339.00
11 VINCENT GILMORE $317.00
12 RONNIE FENTON $200.00
13 JAIME ALVARADO $150.00
14 JEREMY GUERRANT $150.00
15 BENNY GOMEZ $127.00
16 JOE HART $95.00
17 JESUS SMITH $67.00
18 ETHAN BULTHOUSE $40.00
    TOTAL $10,082.00

B FLIGHT

POS   PLAYERS PURSE
1 HAL GREGORY $829.00
2 MITCH MOSES $695.00
3 CHUCK TOLLIVER $680.00
4 CASEY GRIMME $500.00
5 MIKE SMITH $410.00
6 NATHAN SIMCOX $323.00
7 LONNIE KNOWLES $267.00
8 SEAN  HINTON $192.00
9 ERNEST STANDLEY $65.00
10 DAVID KNOWLES $33.00
11 CHRIS ALLEN $30.00
    TOTAL $4,024.00

BILL CHENEL

GOLF FANASTY CHAMP

20.00

EACH PLAYER WON $67.00

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

 

 

PLAY LIKE THE PROS

 

 

 

 

 

TIGER,PHIL,JACK

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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