Registered with the "NATIONAL SPORTS COUNCIL OF BELIZE" $5,000.00 Raised for Karl Heusner Hospital, $1,281 Raised for Dangriga Cancer Society, $2,238 Raised for Children of Hope Charity, $1,000 for Student Scholarship, $600 for Roaring Creek Softball Team.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

January 2011 Golf Tournament - Belize Amateur Golf Association

Happy New Year to everyone,

The first tournament of the new year will be held on January 8th 2011 at Roaring River Golf Course.

The following weekend (January 15th) will be the second tournament for the month.

After this we will be holding tournaments every 1st and 3rd Saturday every month, throughout 2011.

Before the tournament on 8th January we will be holding our Annual General Meeting. Please make the effort to get there early so we can complete the meeting and get on to the serious business of playing golf :-)

We extend an invitation to all golfers in Belize to come and enjoy the game and to make Golf in Belize a competitive and vibrant sport. This invitation is also to the members of the BGA. Remember the more of us there are the healthier the competition will be.

There are Gross and Net awards so everyone is in with a chance of winning.

Plus we will offer our Las Vegas "2" score pot for anyone interested.

We want to see as many of you as possible and look forward to a great 2011.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Belize Golf Tournament Results - December 11th 2010

Thank you for everyone that participated in the Christmas Match Play Tournament at the Roaring River Golf Course. A beautiful day set the scene for some strong determined competitive play.

Round 1 :

Andy Hunt v Korie Williams - Andy Hunt won 1 up after 2 extra holes
Ray Garbutt Jr v Steve Maestre - Ray Garbutt Jr won 4 & 3
Mickey Thornton v Ray Garbutt Sr - Mickey Thornton won 2 & 1
Paul Martin v Alan Graham - Paul Martin won 2 up

Ryan Garbutt received a bye into the second round

Round 2 (Winners Bracket)

Andy Hunt v Ryan Garbutt - Andy Hunt won 1 up after 2 extra holes
Mickey Thornton v Paul Martin - Mickey Thornton won 2 & 1

Ray Garbutt Jr received a bye to the final

Round 3 - (Final of Winners Bracket)

3 Man Final played as a skins tournament.

Mickey Thornton - 5 skins
Andy Hunt - 4 Skins
Ray Garbutt Jr - 0 Skins.

Congratulations to Mickey Thornton on winning the Match Play Tournament.

Consolation Bracket (1st round losers)

Steve Maestre v Ray Garbutt Sr - Ray Garbutt Sr won 2 & 1
Korie Williams v Alan Graham - Korie Williams won 3 & 2


Ray Garbutt Sr v Korie Williams - Ray Garbutt Sr won 2 & 1

Congratulations to Ray Garbutt Sr for winning the consolation bracket.

Las Vegas "2" Score :

Paul Martin (Eagle on 2 and Eagle on 9) and Andy Hunt (Eagle on Hole 2)

Belize Golf Tournament Results - December 4th 2010

Thanks for everyone who took part in the Xmas Tournament.

The results were :

Gross Category :

1st Place - Andy Hunt - 68
2nd Place - Ray Garbutt Jr
3rd Place - Korie Williams
4th Place - Alan Graham
5th Place - Ryan Garbutt

Net Category :

1st Place - John Sanson - 65 after handicap deducted.
2nd Place - Ray Garbutt Sr
3rd Place - Deacon Cal
4th Place - Mickey Thornton
5th Place - Karl Ayres

Las Vegas "2"Score :

Shared by Andy Hunt (eagle on Hole 4), Alan Graham (Birdie on Hole 1), Mickey Thornton

For the season, prizes were awarded for :

Most Eagles :

1st Place - Korie Williams - 2
2nd Place - Paul Martin, Peter Allen, Andy Hunt - 1

Most Birdies :

1st Place - Paul Martin - 14
2nd Place - Jim Comber - 9
3rd Place - Alan Graham - 7

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Belize Golf Tournament Results - December 2010

Thanks to everyone that turned up to the BAGA Christmas Golf competition. We will be posting results on the site soon but while you wait you can peruse the days photos.

Many thanks to all our sponsors and friends for your kind donations.

John Sansone – Cardies
Slavek Machaca - Manatee Inn
Garbutt Family – Garbutt’s Gas Station
Andy Hunt – Belize Jungle Dome
Alan Gobie – Belize Natural Energy
John Wongsan – NAPA
Deacon Cal – BRC Printing
Sam Mathias – Banana Growers Association
David Giesbrecht
Mickey Thornton
Alan Graham
Nelson Gallardo
Jaime Gonzalez
Karl Ayres
Korie Williams
Ivan Hernandez
Naim Musa
Joseph Thomas
Roaring River Golf Course

Friday, December 3, 2010

December 4th 2010 - BAGA Golf Christmas Tournament

Format for our December Christmas Tournament :

Medal/Stroke Play

Categories : Gross (without handicap) and Net (with Handicap)

Prizes :

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Gross
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Net
  • 1st in most pars for the year
  • 1st most birdies for the year
  • 1st most eagles for the year
  • Closest to the Pin : 1,3,5 and 10
  • Longest Drive : 15
2010 leaders in Pars, Birdies and Eagles :

Pars :

  1. Jim Comber -56
  2. Ryan Garbutt - 52
  3. Ray Garbutt Jr - 48
Birdies :

  1. Paul Martin - 14
  2. Jim Comber - 9
  3. Ray Garbuttt Jr/Alan Graham - 6
Eagles :

  1. Korie Williams - 2
  2. Paul Martin/Peter Allen - 1

Don't forget to take part in our side bet competition for best net scores or Stableford scores on front 9, back 9 and full 18 holes. And the Las Vegas "2" score challenge. Any 2 gives you a share of the pot.

Gentleman, we look forward to seeing you tomorrow. We will also shooting some video for our blog so if you want to be famous bring us your A game. :-)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

December 4th 2010 - BAGA Golf Christmas Tournament

Just a reminder, don’t forget this Saturday, 4th December,8.30am is our annual Christmas Competition. Please pass this on to your group and friends.

Format will be stroke play with handicap and green fees will include a complimentary lunch.

We request that all players please bring a prize, no matter how big or small, either from yourself or from your companies. There will be lots of prizes and raffles to help make it a fun day.

Also after the Tournament we will be having our annual meeting to discuss the following :

  • Old and New Business
  • New officers
  • Tournament Schedule (we are hoping to organize 2 tournaments a month for 2011)
  • Merging our associations to make for a more vibrant, competitive Golf Association
  • Match Play Club Championship for Dec 12th 2010
  • Practice at the Course

Please make the effort to be at the meeting. This is your golf association and we appreciate everyones input. Even Sams!! :-)

We look forward to seeing you there on Saturday.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Belize Golf Tournament Results - November 20th 2010

Thanks to all members that turned up and braved the rains that poured down on us all day. Rivers and ponds covered the fairways and greens but some great scores were posted under difficult conditions.

Here are the results for the November 2010 BAGA competition.

Format: Flag/Tombstone.



1st place - Andy Hunt (71)
2nd place - Ryan Garbutt (73)
3rd place - Korie Williams (74)


1st place - Ray Garbutt Sr (60)
2nd place - Ryan Garbutt (65)
3rd place - Andy Hunt (66)

Las Vegas Unofficial '"2" score side bet.

Ray Garbutt with a 2 on the first hole. Sinking a 25 footer up the hill.

Congratulations to all our winners. Photos of our winners are below.


Pars: Jim Comber (56)
Birdies: Paul Martin (14)
Eagles: Korie Williams (2)

  1. Our Christmas Tournament will be held on December 4th, 2010 @ 8:30 a.m. sharp. All members are asked to be present at least 30 min. prior to tee time for group placement and review of rules and regulations.
  2. Our Match Play Tournament is scheduled for December 12th, 2010 @ 8:30 a.m. sharp. Matches will be posted up on the Association's web page by Friday, November 26th.
  3. If anyone has suggestions our comments, please forward to the Association's e-mail address as these will be included in the agenda for our annual general meeting and elections of officers.
  4. The B.A.G.A. will have it's annual general meeting and elections of officers on December 4th, 2010 immediately following the Christmas Tournament.
We look forward for early confimation from all members for both tournaments scheduled in December, as it is very important that matches be posted on our webpage.

Andy Hunt Winner of the Gross Competition and third in the Net.

Ryan Garbutt, second in the Gross Competition and second in the net competition.

Korie Williams, third in the Gross competition

Ray Garbutt Sr, winner of the net competition and first place in the Las Vegas "2" score side bet.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

BAGA Members Handicaps

Here are the Official Members Handicaps.

All Handicap / Index values calculated using rounds through: 7th November 2010. Last 20 results. Most recent scores first.

10.2 - Peter Allen

12.5 - Bob Anderson

20.0 -Karl Ayers

15.2 - Mary Baker

9.7 - Jim Comber

19.1 - Cal Deacon

19.6 - Raymond Garbutt Sr

TBA - Raymond Garbutt Jr

8.1 - Ryan Garbutt

17.7 - David Giesbtecht

12.1 - Alan Graham

20.1 - Oliver Guthoff
(95,95,97,90, 96,89,91,88,90,97,87,86)

4.7 - Andy Hunt

17.4 - Robert Lee

TBA - Luckie

9.5 - Steve Maestre

4.8 - Paul Martin

10.2 - Sam Mathias

21.4 - Tim Robinson

15.5 - John Sansone

9.7 - Mickey Thornton

TBA - Korie Williams

12.7 - John Wongsam

November 20th 2010 - BAGA Golf Tournament

November Tournament:

Format: Flag/Tombstone/Last Man Standing

Last Man Standing is another name for a Flags tournament. Each golfer begins the round with an allotment of strokes - usually his or her full handicap plus the par of the course being played - and plays until those strokes are used up. The golfer who advances farthest around the course before using up his allotment of strokes is the winner. This determines our winner in the Net (w/handicap category).

Although some players might not complete all 18 holes, it is required to do so in order to record their gross score. This will determine the winner in the Gross (w/o handicap category).

December Tournament:

Format: The format for our Christmas Tournament is medal (stroke) play. Date is tentatively set for December 4th. Our match play tournament is also tentatively set for Sunday December 12th.

For anyone that can't get away from the Office here is a link to some Putting practice :

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New BAGA Amateur Golf Association Website

Welcome to the New Belize Amateur Golf Association Website. This site will provide all the tournament results, upcoming tournament information, photos, rules, and any other information our members would like to see. If there is anything you would like to see on this website/blog you are welcome to send your comments to Ryan at : You can leave comments at the bottom of the postings.

Please subscribe to our Website by entering your email address in the subscribe box on the right of this page. You will get all the latest posts delivered directly to your email address.

Remember guys and girls no matter how frustrating golf can be there is always someone worse off :


Belize Amateur Golf Association By-Laws

Article I. Name

Section 1. The name of the organization shall be known as the Belize Amateur Golf Association.

 Article II. Purpose

Section 1. To afford clean, healthy fun and recreation. To promote golf in Belize.

Section 2. We will have twelve (12) monthly tournaments. We will also host the annual Belize Amateur Golf Open.

Article III. Membership

Section 1. There will be a membership fee every year.

Article IV. Board of Directors.

Section 1. The Board of Directors shall consist of 5 members and 3 trustees: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Handicap Chairman. The trustees shall be named by the Board of Directors. Term of Office shall be for one (1) year.

Article V. Meetings

Section 1. We will have meetings in June and December. At the meeting in December we will elect new officers. All meetings will be held in accordance with “Roberts’ Rules”.

Section 2. Emergency meetings may be called at any time by the President.

Article VI. Financial Statement

Section 1. The Treasurer shall prepare a financial statement to be presented at the December meeting.

Article VII. Rules and Regulations

Section 1. Handicaps will be developed by USGA standards. The handicap chairman has the right to adjust handicaps as deemed necessary. The purpose of handicapping each player is to provide as nearly as possible, that participants will be evenly matched as to playing ability.

Section 2. The BAGA will administer the sport of golf in Belize, in accordance with the Rules of Golf and the Rules of Amateur Status as established by The R&A.

Article VIII. Amendments

Section 1. Amendments to these by-laws may be presented in written form to members at the December Annual Meeting.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Belize Golf Tournament Results - October 16th 2010

The B.A.G.A had its' 10th Monthly Tournament last Saturday 16th October and saw two multiple winners come out on top. Below are results for the tournament.

Gross Category:

1st Place: Alan Graham-28
2nd Place: Ray Garbutt Jr.-28
3rd place: Andy Hunt-26

Net Category:

John Sansone-46
Alan Graham-43
Ray Garbutt Jr.-35


Player Gross Net
Steve Maestre 12 22
Dave Giesbrecht 11 31
Robert Lee 13 29
Ray Garbutt Sr. 12 32
Mickey Thornton 19 31
Ryan Garbutt 15 22
Paul Martin 17 24
Sam Mathias 21 33
Jim Comber 23 32
Peter Allen 16 28

The Association would like to thank all those who participated and look forward to your participation in the remainder of the tournaments for the 2010 season. Also we are very appreciative for the donations given to aid Shane Francis who is seeking medical attention for hi

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Belize Golf Tournament Results - September 18th 2010

The B.A.G.A. would like to thank all those who made it for last week's tournament. It was a success. Below are results of Saturday's tournament:

Winners (with Handicap):

1st Place: Alan Graham (68)
2nd Place: Deacon Cal (69)
3rd Place: Tom Weirum (70)

Winners (without Handicap):

Raymond Garbutt Jr. (78)
Korie Williams (80)
Alan Graham (82)

Eagles, Birdies & Pars (Leaders):

Eagles: Korie Williams (2)
Birdies: Paul Martin (13)
Pars: Jim Comber (44)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Belize Golf Tournament Results - July 17th 2010

Listed below are results for our July Tournament:

1st Place (w/handicap) - Andy Hunt (38 pts)
2nd Place (w/handicap) - Ryan Garbutt (37 pts.)
3rd Place (w/handicap) - Peter Allen (35 pts.)

1st Place (w/o handicap) - Andy Hunt (32 pts.)
2nd PLace (w/o handicap) - Ryan Garbutt (30 pts.)
3rd Place (w/o handicap ) - Raymond Garbutt Jr. (27 pts.

Peter Allen - 78
Raymond Garbut Jr. - 76
Raymond Garbutt Sr. - 83
Ryan Garbutt - 72
Dave Giesbrecht - 89
Andy Hunt - 72
Sam Mathias - 81
Tim Robinson - 97
John Sansone - 90
Mickey Thornton - 81
Boris Vostry - 91
Josef Vostry - 94

We would like to express our appreciation for those of you made it to the tournament and encourage all to make an effort to attend our next scheduled tournament August 21st, 2010. This will be our first couples tournament. Details will be sent out on or before July 25th, 2010 as logistics are being worked out.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Belize Golf Tournament Results - June 19th 2010

Below are results for our 6th Monthly Competition. We would like to congratulate Steve Maestre and Ray Garbutt Sr. for their victories in the Gross and Net categories respectively. 2nd Places went to Jim Coumber and Steve Maestre. 3rd Places to Mickey Thornton and Jim Coumber.


Steve Maestre - 75 - 61
*Colom Arzu - 87 - 71
Alan Graham - 89 - 78
Paul Martin - 81 - 75
Dave Giesbrecht - 85 - 66
Peter Allen - 97 - 83
Mickey Thornton - 77 - 70
Jim Coumber - 77 - 65
Oliver Guthoff - 97 - 76
Ray Garbutt Sr. - 82 - 59
John Sansone - 85 - 69
*Trevor Nunez - 92 - 68

* Indicates invitees

Overall Standings in Eagles, Birdies & Pars categories:

Peter Allen - 1 - 2 - 18
Karl Ayres - 0 - 1 - 17
Jim Coumber - 0 - 7 - 36
Ray Garbutt Jr. - 0 - 3 - 24
Ray Garbutt Sr. - 0 - 1 - 17
Ryan Garbutt - 0 - 3 - 36
Dave Giesbrecht - 0 - 1 - 10
Alan Graham - 0 - 3 - 15
Oliver Guthoff - 0 - 0 - 7
Robert Lee - 0 - 0 - 6
Steve Maestre - 0 - 3 - 21
Paul Martin - 0 - 13 - 25
Sam Mathias - 0 - 2 - 26
John Sansone - 0 - 2 - 22
Korie Williams - 1 - 1 - 12
John Wongsam - 0 - 2 - 11

Eagles - Peter Allen & Korie Williams - 1
Birdies - Paul Martin - 13
Pars - Jim Coumber & Ryan Garbutt - 36

Monday, May 10, 2010

Belize Golf Tournament Results - May 2010

Below are results for our May Tournament.

Name Gross(w/out hdcp) Net (w/hdcp)
Tim Robinson 17 30
Deacon Cal 10 23
Steve Maestre 22 31
Lloyd Gillett 11 22
Karl Ayres 15 26
Paul Martin 19 23
Ryan Garbutt 30 37
Ray Garbutt Sr. 18 33
Ray Garbutt Jr. 33 39
Oliver Guthoff 14 28
Peter Allen 23 32
Jim Coumber 27 35
Sam Mathias 28 36
John Sansone 15 26
Robert Lee 18 31

Format: Stableford with 66% Handicap

Winners: (w/hdcp):
1st Place-Sam Mathias
2nd Place-Jim Coumber
3rd Place-Ray Garbutt Sr.

Winners: (w/out hdcp):
1st Place-Ray Garbutt Jr.
2nd Place-Ryan Garbutt
3rd Place-Sam Mathias

Our congratulations goes out to all winners in both categories. Next monthly tournament is schedule for June 19th, 2010. We look forward to your participation.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Belize Golf Tournament Results - April 19th 2010

Below are the results for our flag/tombstone competition and overall standings as of April 19th, 2010. We would like to thank all those who turned out to make this months' competition a success.

With Handicap
1st - Paul Martin
2nd - Korie Williams
3rd - Ryan Garbutt

Without Handicap
1st - Paul Martin
2nd - Korie Williams
3rd - Ray Garbutt Jr

Congratulations goes out to Paul who now has the most wins in the "without handicap" category with(3) despite a reduced handicap. As for the "with handicap" category, there have been four different winners.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Belize Golf Tournament Results - March 2010

March: (Medal/Stroke Play)


1st - Paul Martin
2nd - Jim Comber
3rd - Peter Allen


1st - Dave Giesbrecht
2nd - Paul Martin
3rd - Jim Comber

Friday, February 5, 2010

Belize Golf Tournament Results - February 2010

February: (Stableford)


1st - Paul Martin
2nd - Ryan Garbutt
3rd - Andy Hunt


1st - Ray Garbutt Sr.
2nd - Paul Martin
3rd - Ryan Garbutt

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Belize Golf Tournament Results - January 2010

January: (Medal /Stroke Play)


1st - Chuck Trujillo
2nd - Jim Comber
3rd - Deacon Cal


1st - John Sansone
2nd - Chuck Trujillo
3rd - Deacon Cal