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, July 23, 2012

Results of the Belize Amateur Golf Open 2012 sponsored by RF & G Insurance

Thanks to everyone that turned out for the biggest Golfing event in Belize, the Belize Amateur Open 2012 sponsored by RF & G Insurance. Over 2 Days, 35 players battled for the prizes.

The BAGA raised $5,000.00 for the Gobie Challenge Foundation which is raising money for the new Childrens Ward at the Karl Heusner Hospital in Belize City. Thanks to all who donated, this was a great achievement.

A special thanks to :

  • Guy Howison and RF & G Insurance, our main Sponsor
  • All 18 hole Sponsors
  • Alan Gobie for donating all the Golfing Equipment prizes
  • David Craig from Bowen and Bowen for all the Gift Bags
  • Parrot Cove Lodge, Chef Rob, Belizean Shores Resort, Maya Air and Premium Wines.
  • Paul and Jenny from the Roaring River Golf Course for their hospitality 
  • Staff and crew for preparing the course and caring for the golfers
  • Howard and Wilana from Hot Mamas for providing lunch.
Photos of the event are on the Facebook page :

The Results are :

Gross - Without Handicap

1st Place - Andy Hunt - 141 - Trophy/Driver plus Bottle of Champagne
2nd Place - Bill Mckenzie - 144 - Trophy
3rd Place - Tim Heath - 151 - Trophy

Net - With Handicap

1st Place - Rodrigo Barrera - Par - Trophy/Driver + 2 night Stay at Parrot Cove
2nd Place - Boris Vostry -  +7 - Trophy
3rd Place - Steve Hack - +7 - Trophy


1st Place - John Sansone - +6. John also came second in the net prize but could not win in 2 categories.

Closest to the Pins :

#1 and #10 - Bill Mckenzie - Trophy/Golf Bag donated by Alan Gobie
#3 and #12 - John Sansone - Trophy/Ping Umbrella donated by Alan Gobie
#5 and #14 - George Paoletti -  Trophy/Ping Umbrella donated by Alan Gobie
#7 and #16 - Andy Hunt - Trophy/3 Wood donated by Alan Gobie

Longest Putts :

#2 and #11 - Nelson Gallardo - Voucher donated by Hot Mamas
#4 and #13 - Steve Hack - 3 Wood donated by Alan Gobie
#8 and #17 - Chico Towers - Hybrid donated by Belize Jungle Dome
#9 and #18 - Sam Mathias - Golf Bag donated by Alan Gobie.

Longest Drive :  Rupert Tatum - Trophy and Bottle of Whisky donated by Geoff and Sam from Corkers.

Booby Prizes :

Highest Net Score - Bruce Steege - +60
Highest Score on a hole - Geoff Hatto Hembling - 15. Which he did twice!!!!Closely followed by Alan Graham with a 14!!

The Gand Raffle prize winner :

Geoff Hatto Hembling who wins a 2 night stay at Belizean Shores Resort on Ambergris Caye with round trip airfare from Maya Island Air.

Congratulations to all and below are the full tables for the tournament and the yearly points for the BAGA members.

Gross Scores: Click on picture to enlarge

Net Scores : Click on picture  to enlarge

2012 Yearly Points : Click on picture to enlarge

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saturday Results - Belize Amateur Open 2012

Gross (Without HDCP):

Net (With HDCP) :

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Rules of Belize Amateur Open sponsored by RF&G Insurance - July 21st/22nd 2012

RULES OF BAGA 2012 Belize Amateur Open Sponsored by RF&G Insurance.

·         2 Day Stroke play tournament.
·         $150 entry. Registration closes Friday 20th July. NO Registration on Saturday. NO REFUNDS.
·         Groups will be drawn on Friday afternoon when registration has closed.
·         Start time to be advised. Players responsibility to check with committee for their start time.
·         NO PRACTICE on the course Saturday or Sunday.
·         Saturday players groups and starting hole will be drawn on Friday.
·         Sunday players groups will be based on lowest Gross scores from Saturday.
·         Played by USGA rules with RRGC local rules applying.
·         Balls to be played as they lie, EVERYWHERE on the course unless advised by committee on the day.  Only exceptions are :
i)        Ditches running on right side of Hole #8,9,17,18. Free Drop – 1 Club length.
ii)       Balls in bunkers, only where players ball or stance is impeded by a Rock.  Free Drop - 1 Club Length Inside Bunker.
iii)     Temporary Immovable Obstructions (signs, picket fences). Move the Obstruction, NOT THE BALL. NO FREE DROP. REPLACE SIGN OR PICKET FENCE AFTER SHOT.
iv)     Tents, Nearest Point of Relief + 1 Club Length.
v)      Balls that drop into irrigation pipes or Valve Bank next to #6 green. Free drop - 1 Club Length.
·         Keep your speed of play at an acceptable pace. (Allowance 14 minutes per hole is more than enough. Each group will be issued a time guide). Be ready to play when it is your turn. If the group behind you is waiting please pick up your pace. If you fall more than 1 hole behind the group in front of you let the group behind pass through.
·         Only players attending the award ceremony on Sunday will be eligible for the Grand Raffle prize.
·         A player will not be eligible to win trophies/prizes in more than one of the categories. Gross, Net, Senior and Ladies.
·         1st Place ties in any category will be decided by sudden death play off, starting at Hole #1. All other ties will be decided by best back 9 score on Sunday, then best back 9 on Saturday. If still tied the best score from 15-18 on Sunday. Then best total score from 15-18 on Saturday. If still tied count back from hole 1 onwards on Sundays scorecard.
·         Decision of Organizing Committee is final. Paul Martin, Mickey Thornton, Andy Hunt.
·         Players who wish to bring caddies need to register with Paul Martin at the Roaring River Golf course for permission.
·         Fo BAGA members this is a double points tournament.