Playing Competitive Amateur Golf in the Houston Area since 1952.
The Houston Amateur Golf Association (HAGA) plays 26 tournament rounds of golf per year that include many of the Greater Houston Area top golf courses. Our membership includes players of all skill levels. If you are an amateur golfer and love competing against players of your own skill level under tournament conditions, come join the fun with us.
Thinking about becoming a member?
Please read About HAGA and review our Fee Structure and Dues. Take a look at our schedule to make sure that we are the right organization for you. To join, complete our Membership Application. Annual dues remain at the low price of $100.
Our next event will be held at Kingwood Country Club, 2014 Winter Tour 3/7 Lake, on Sunday, December 8th. It will be a Shotgun start at 9:00 AM and the cost will be $86. We will use the Blue tees, 6320 yards, Course Rating 70.5 and Slope 122. If you would like to sign up for this event, please go to the Members site. For those of you interested in playing in this event but who aren't yet HAGA members, just go to the Members site, register then sign up for the tournament. Registration closes at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, December 4th.
On the first swing of the day, Keith Sowards made a hole-in-one at Southwyck Golf Club on the Par 3 11th hole on May 5, 2013. Keith hit a cut 8-iron shot that hit short of the green, bounced up and rolled into the cup. Unforturnately for Chip Block, the crowd went wild right in the middle of Chip's backswing on the 12th hole causing him to hit the ball into the water.
After a two week rain delay, HAGA members played a challenging round at Oakhurst Golf Club on January 16, 2013. Adam Kuzinski overcame the adverse conditions with a 32 Gross on the back to card a Gross 71, Net 69 for the first Bobby Jones award of the 2013 season.
Derek Chinners won the hole-in-one pool at April Sound on November 18, 2012 on the fourth hole. The pool is now empty so you gotta pay if wanna play. There is a sign up sheet at each tournament and it only costs $5.
Christian Markel and Mike Westrum were the Low Net and Low Gross Champions at the 2012 HAGA Club Championship. For details and pictures of the event visit the Club Championship page.
At the September 9, 2012 Tournament at Golfcrest CC, Clay Garner shot a one-under bogey free back nine to shoot a Gross 71, Net 67 for the final Bobby Jones Award of the 2012 Season.
Despite the conditions of the greens, HAGA players went on a birdie binge at Windrose on Sunday, August 12, 2012 recording 100 birdies for the round. While not a record it was close. The record is 114 at Clear Creek on March 3, 2011.
At the June 2012 board meeting, the board voted to change the prizes for regular tournaments. First place in each flight will now be paid $180. We will also pay either four or five places depending on the number of players. We will no longer pay low gross and net prizes since we have cash pools for low gross and net. For complete details of the new prize fund distribution see the article Tournament Prizes 2.0. To calculate number of flights, flight sizes and the prize fund distribution, use the Tournament Calculator.
Adam Kuzinski fired a three-under par 68 at River Plantation on April 29th, 2012 to win the low gross award.
Charles Reilly aced the 11th hole at the Cypresswood Tradition course on March 18th, 2012. Charles used a 3 wood to the 211 yard Par 3. It was his first hole-in-one.
Ryan Clarke won the first Bobby Jones award of 2012 at the Kingwood Country Club Forest Course on January 15, 2012. Ryan finished with a gross 75 and net 72 to win the Championship flight.
HAGA and the Houston Community
HAGA is not just about playing golf. We donate to The First Tee of Greater Houston, have several members who volunteer at The First Tee, have two members on the Board of the Texas Golf Association, and have marshalled Hole 8 at the Shell Houston Open for the past three years. We previously marshalled at The Insperity Championship for five years.
Twenty-two HAGA men worked the 2013 Shell Houston Open. There were no rain delays like 2012 but we did have some chilly mornings. Thursday and Friday were long days but still fun and the weekend days were over by mid-afternoon. We were home Sunday before the weather delay occurred. In 2014 the SHO will return to the weekend before the Masters and HAGA will be marshaling Hole 8 for the 4th year in a row. HAGA members who volunteered in 2013 were Bruce Angel, Tito Arredondo, Ken Barnum, Cliff Brooks, Garry Brunson, Mike Bunn, Derek Chinners, Jaime Diaz-Granados, Chris Fulton, David Guy, Jimmy Hill, Jim Hogan, L.P. Jones, Tom Lenox, Christian Markel, Bob Miller (Assistant Hole Captain), Shawn Mulligan, Jeff Pauley, James Simon, Keith Snyder, Eric Trevino (Hole Captain), and Bob Wagner.
Go to the Galleries for more pictures.
In 2012 HAGA donated $2,000 to The First Tee of Greater Houston. This brings our total donations to $13,125 since we started this tradition in 2005 plus countless clubs, bags, shoes and golf balls. Several of our members have collectively donated hundreds of hours as First Tee volunteers.
First Tee Annual Donors: Houston Amateur Golf Association, Garry Brunson and Michael Sloan
2012 Shell Houston Open - Back:Jimmy Hill, Tom Lenox, Robert Sitaram, Jim Hogan, Jason Henley, Garry Brunson, James Toal, Cliff Brooks, Bob Wagner, Ken Barnum, Bob Miller. Front: David Salvati. Missing from the picture: Darrell Allen, Bruce Angel, Patrick Cohn, Jaime Diaz-Granados, LP Jones, Chuck Kelley, Scott Rando, Gene Sabatier, Eric Trevino
Our 2011 First Tee fund raising was done over three events and ended at Cypresswood on November 6 when 12 First Tee kids greeted our members at the check-in table and practiced introducing themselves; a good experience for both groups. Once the tournament began the kids watched our guys tee off on the first hole and applauded good (and sometimes not so good!) shots. Many of them had never been on a golf course.
On Saturday, January 21, 2012, six members of the Houston Amateur Golf Association attended the check presentation to the First Tee of our 2011 contribution.
HAGA members Asim Farooq, Ken Barnum, Garry Brunson, Michael Sloan, Chip Block and Jaime Diaz-Granados presenting the check for $3,750 to the First Tee.
HAGA raised a total of $3,000 for The First Tee at our Houston Oaks event on Sunday, August 29, 2010. Special thanks to Garry Brunson for organizing the event. See the Slideshow page for photos from the event.
HAGA members Jaime Diaz-Granados and Garry Brunson presenting the check for $3,000 to the First Tee.
One of our members, Michael Sloan, participates in hickory shaft golf tournaments around the country and in Canada and typically plays HAGA events in knickers. He also plays in a golf marathon each fall to raise money for the Brookwood Community whose mission is to provide an educational environment that creates meaningful jobs, builds a sense of belonging, and demands dignity and respect for adults with special needs. Since 1995 he has raised over $56,000 for Brookwood by playing in these golf marathons. Below are pictures of Michael at the Houston Oaks event in 2011.
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