It was only a matter of time before the sharks were able to feast. Mike McCaffrey and his partner Brandon Hansen had consistently been at the top of the two-man best ball tournament for the past few years. They were like predators, constantly on the prowl, waiting for their next meal. However, despite their skill, there were times when their prey managed to escape, leaving them with only half-filled bellies. But this time the sharks were relentlessly circling the greens, effortlessly sinking every putt with precision. In perfect harmony, these apex predators had one objective: to devour everything in their path, including the ocean's biggest and baddest fish, 2018 champions Jose Sanchez and Jesus Poilio. Not even the tandem pair from Prairie View A&M, Ernest Stanley, and his protege Shanequa Valentines, were safe from their ferocious appetite. Mike and Brandon's impressive 9-under performance on the back nine was a brutal assault, leaving even the most skilled competitors bleeding out on the course. There were a plethora of players who found themselves caught up in the feeding frenzy of the sharks. These players, who were all tied for 4th place at an impressive nine under par, seemed to have a chance to win on any other Sunday. However, this was not just any Sunday, and the competition was fierce. The four other groups, consisting of Gabe Ramos and Jaime Villarreal, Ethan Bulthouse and Chris Allen, Alvin Lee and Louis Sweatt, and Casey Grimme and Brandon Alexander, were all vying for the top spot. Despite their best efforts, they were unable to escape the barrage of attacks. But there was nothing to be ashamed of, as these players had all displayed exceptional skill and determination throughout the tournament. As the saying goes, "Some days chicken, some days feathers," and on this particular day, the sharks were the ones who came out on top. Congratulations to Mike and Brandon for their impressive performance and for eating everything on their plate.
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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