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.

Monday, January 31, 2011

BAGA - January 15th 2011 Annual Meeting


Meeting called to order.

Treasures report read and approved

No old business

New Business

We re-elected the old board and added a Handicap chairman.

President : Ryan Garbutt
Vice Pres : Korie Williams
Treasurer : Ray Garbutt Jr.
Secretary : Mickey Thornton
Handicap : Mickey Thornton
Tournament : Andy Hunt, Ryan Garbutt and Mickey Thornton
Trustees : Peter Allen.John Wongsam and Ray Garbutt Sr.

Announced the new tournament schedule of 2 tournaments a month

Discussed the joining of the 2 Associations.

Announced the new dues of $80.00BZD per year.

Discussed the local rules now in play.

Announced the fact of match play and stroke play will be 2 day events.

Meeting was adjourned.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Belize Golf Tournament - January 29th 2011

Greetings Happy Golfers,

Just a quick reminder that this weekend is our first Official 18 hole stroke play competition.

Points are to be awarded based on your position on the competition. These points will be totaled to find the best 10 golfers based over 12 tournaments throughout 2011.

We hope to see you all there. Prizes will be awarded on the day, based on Gross and Net scores so everyone has a chance to win something.

We also ask that you all sign up to you respective Associations (BAGA or BGA) on Saturday. The fee is $80 BZD.

We had an excellent turn out for the years first tournament so please all try and make it on Saturday. The more we have the better the competition will be.

Golfing Joke of the day :

A golfer, now into his golden years, had a lifelong ambition to play the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Verde , Fla. , exactly the way the pros do it.

The pros drive the ball out over the water onto the small green that is on a small spit of land. It was something the golfer had tried hundreds of times before without success. His ball had always fallen short, into the water.

Because of this, he never used a new ball on this particular hole. He always picked out one that had a cut or a nick, as did many other "average" golfers when negotiating very challenging holes.

Recently he went to Sawgrass to try again. When he came to the fateful hole, he teed up an old, cut ball as usual, and said a silent prayer.

However, before he could hit the ball, a powerful voice from above seemed to be booming out from the clouds, saying:

"Wait! Replace that old ball with a brand new one."

The golfer complied, with some slight misgivings, despite the fact that this same force seemed to be implying that he was going to finally achieve his lifelong ambition.

As he stepped up to the tee once more, the voice came down again:

"Wait. Step back. Take a practice swing."

So he stepped back and took a practice swing, certain now that this heavenly force was going to make his dream come true.

The voice boomed out again:

"Take another practice swing."

Dutifully, he did. He stopped expectantly and waited ....

A long silence followed ...

Then the voice again:

"Use the old ball."

Sunday, January 23, 2011

BAGA - Belize Golf Tournaments - 2012

Below is the list of 2012 Golf Tournaments. 

  • January 21st
  • February 18th
  • March 17th
  • April 21st
  • May 12th
  • June 16th
  • July 21st and July 22nd – Belize Amateur Open – 2 Day Tournament.
  • August 18th
  • September 15th
  • October 20th
  • November 10th
  • December 1st

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Belize Golf Tournament Results - January 15th 2011

Thanks to everyone who turned out for Saturdays tournament at the Roaring River Golf Course. It was a beautiful day, with ideal golfing conditions. It was great to see so many players scoring well, with an impressive 22 birdies on the day. Members of both the BAGA and BGA battled for the prizes and we look forward to seeing all the countries golfers at the next tournament.

The format was an 18 hole Stroke Play with prizes for Gross and Net categories.

GROSS (Without Handicap)

1st - Andy Hunt (69)
2nd - Bill Mckenzie (72)
3rd - Jaime Gonzalez (79)

NET (With Handicap)

1st - Nelson Gallardo (60)
2nd - Gustavo Giron (62)
3rd - Jaime Gonzalez (64)

The Las Vegas 2 pot was won by Ryan Garbutt with an impressive 2 (birdie) on the tricky 185 yard par 3 5th.

Congratulations to the winners - Pictures below.

Below is the full list of scores :

69 - Andy Hunt
72 - Bill Mckenzie
79 - Jaime Gonzalez
79 - Nelson Gallardo
80 - Sam Mathias
81 - Ryan Garbutt
84 - Ray Garbutt Sr
84 - Gustavo Giron
86 - John Wongsam
87 - Steve Maestre
87 - Saul Barrera
88 - Karl Ayres
88 - Jim Comber
89 - Rodrigo Barrera
90 - Robert Lee
90 - Harold Nava
90 - Guillermo Rivas Jr
90 - John Sansone
92 - Alan Graham
92 - Jum Dunkel
95 - Jamal
95 - Dave Giesbrecht
105 - Sam Sheppard

Friday, January 14, 2011

Belize Golf Tournament - January 15th 2011

Hello members,

Just a short reminder that tomorrow is our first tournament. January 15th 2011, 8.30am start.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Try and get there early so we can complete the meeting for the election of officials for the BAGA.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Golf Tournament Result - January 8th 2011 - Two Man Scramble

Thanks to everyone who turned out on Saturday for the first tournament of 2011.

4 teams entered the 2 man scramble, with the result going down to the final hole.

Mickey Thornton and Alan Graham were 3 under with 1 hole to play.
Paul Martin and Sam Mathais were 1 under with 1 hole to play
Andy Hunt and Robert Lee were 1 under with 1 hole to play.
Korie Williams and John Sansone were 4 over and out of the competition

Each team had to use 9 drives from both players, making the final few holes a tactical nightmare.

Andy Hunt and Robert Lee in the first group needed a birdie to get into contention and chipped in on 18 to finish at 2 under 62.

Paul Martin and Sam Mathais could not improve their score on their final hole finishing at 1 under, 63. A respectable score for a team beset by childish squabbling throughout, reminiscent of the French Football squad of 2010. :-)

Mickey Thornton and Alan Graham were in control of their own destiny after a gloriously topped fairway chip into the pond bank, that skipped up and rolled up fortuitously to 4 feet from the pin to enable them to move to 3 under.

Mickey and Alan stymied themselves on 18 behind a group of trees, needed to make a 15 footer to make par and take the 1st prize, but missed both putts.

Congratulations to Mickey and Alan (team 1) and Andy and Robert (team 2) who both finished at 2 under to share the first prize.

As for the Williams/Sansone team, confusion reigned on hole 9 as they mysteriously seemed to have 5 balls in play (defying the rules of golf) at one point, and were never able to recover. We are sure they will return to fight another day.

Don't forget next week is the first stroke play tournament of the year.

See you at 8.30am sharp.