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.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Belize Golf Tournaments - January 19th 2013

The Seasons opening Tournament started with a fine turnout of players. The Xmas and New Year excesses did not stop our players from turning in some excellent scores, most notably, George Paoletti, who won his first tournament with an outstanding net 59.

Thanks to Robert Lee, Lloyd Gillett, Bill Mckenzie, Steve Maestre, Chico Towers, Tim Heath and Robbie Robertson for prize donations.

Our next Tournament is Saturday, 2nd February and after this it is the Belize Jungle Dome Scramble on Feb 23rd. Also the BAGA Match Play will be closed for entry after Feb 23rd. It will be a double elimination Tournament and entry is $30.00.

Results :

Gross - Without HDCP :
  1. Bill Mckenzie - 68
  2. Andy Hunt -71
  3. Steve Maestre - 71
Net - With HDCP :
  1. George Paoletti -59
  2. Lorenzo Forbes - 66
  3. Alan Graham - 66
Senior - With HDCP :
  1. John Sansone - 68

Here are the other awards :

  • Closest Pin #1 and #10 : Bill Mckenzie 
  • Closest Pin #7 and #16 : Mickey Thornton.
  • Closest Pin #4 and #13 : Paul Martin
  • Long Drive : Paul Martin
  • Any 2 : Bill Mckenzie (x2), Alan Graham, Steve Maestre.
  • Long Putts :Alan Graham (x2), Lucas Hunt, Chico Towers.
  • Southern Chip In : Chico Towers, Steve Maestre
  • Closest to Pin in 1 or 2 shots : #8 #17 : Bill Mckenzie

Here are the Full Tables from Saturdays Tournament. Click on the tables to enlarge :

Friday, January 18, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Belize Golf Tournament Schedule - 2013

Tournament Monthly Points, Gross/Net/Senior Victor Ludorum Player of the Year. Sponsored By Roaring River Golf Course. Points Value
BAGA Match Play - All Year N/A 3 Points per Match Won
January 19th - Stroke Play 100%  100%

February 2nd - Stroke Play


February 23rd - Belize Jungle Dome Scramble


12 Points, 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 per team Player

March 2nd - Stroke Play



March 16th - Banana Shake Scramble
12 Points, 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 per team Player

April 13th - Stabelford


May 4th - Stroke Play
May 18th - Corkers World Cup N/A 3 Points for each 1/2 Team Point earned
June 22nd/23rd - RF&G Belize Amateur Open 200% 200%
July 20th - Stroke Play 100% 100%
August 3rd - Stroke Play 100% 100%
August - Mexicana Masters - Live HDCP. 3 Days. TBC N/A
12 Points, 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 per Player
September 14th - Stroke Play 100% 100%
October 5th - Presidents Invitational N/A
12 Points, 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 per team Player
October 19th - Stabelford


November 9th - Stroke Play 100%

December 7th - Stroke Play


December 14th - Roaring River Xmas Tournament N/A

12 Points, 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 per Player

Welcome to the 2013 Golf season for the BAGA. We enter into our 4th year and we hope to continue the progress made by the association. The Association grew to 38 Members in 2012. Thank you for all your support

Welcome to the Board :

·         Steve Hack (President), John Sansone (Vice President), Mickey Thornton (Treasurer),   Andy Hunt (Tournaments and Handicaps), Sam Mathias (Secretary), 

·         Trustees :  Peter Allen, Ray Garbutt Sr and John Wongsam.

Membership Fees :

·         The registration fee for the BAGA will be $80.00 per player. Players should pay their registration before they enter their first tournament. Each Member will receive a copy of the 2012-2015 R&A Rules Book.

Tournaments :
·         Tournament Entry Fee : $55.00.

·         12 Monthly Tournaments. Points will be awarded on scale from 12,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 for each category, every month : Gross (without hdcp), Net (with hdcp) and Senior Net (with hdcp)

·         Each monthly tournament, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals will be presented to the winners of Gross and Net Category.  There will also be a 1st Place Senior trophy for Net category for each month.

·         Senior age is any player who is 60 years + at Jan 1st 2013. Any player who turns 60 during the 2013 season.

·         Player will be permitted to win in one category only. Either Gross, Net or Senior (Net).

·         Tournaments will start at 8.30am and players should register in the club-house before 8.15am.

·         Ties will be decided by best back 9 score (Gross or Net), best front 9 score or total score from 15th- 18th holes. If still tied a Scorecard countback starting at lowest hdcp hole (#8, #9, #18 etc) and continuing until winner is found (gross or net).

·         As agreed unanimously by the members, tournament groups will be drawn randomly at the beginning of each tournament. The committee has the right to change the groups if they see that slower players are grouped together, so we can improve the speed of play.

·         There will be 10 stroke play tournaments, plus 2 Stablefords.

·         Sidepot will include : Closest to Pin #1 and #10, Long Drive #15, any 2 Score, Hole In One. Plus Hole prizes for Longest putts.

·         Other Events Include : Belize Jungle Dome Scramble, Corkers World Cup, RF&G Belize Amateur Open, Banana Shake Scramble, Mexicana Masters, Presidents Invitational and Roaring River Xmas Invitational. All of these tournaments will carry points forward to the Victor Ludorum BAGA Player of the Year, Sponsored by Roaring River Golf Course.

·         One big trophy in the club house with monthly winners, smaller medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

Members Sponsorship :

·         We need sponsors for all of our monthly Tournaments. That includes YOU. All members should try and donate something during the season whether it be a bottle of wine, sleeve of balls, bag of tees, voucher etc, etc.

·         We also agreed that members would take turns to assist on tournament days to assist in the mundane chores such as collecting the $10 pot and writing up the Closest Pins and long drives. Don’t be shy in volunteering.
Etiquette :
·         Please respect other players during rounds. Do not tread on players putting lines, talk during a player’s stroke, stand on or behind the player’s line when putting etc.

·         We wish to have a friendly, cordial atmosphere at our tournaments and also encourage our new members to learn and enjoy the sport. Player’s patience with beginners and Juniors is also appreciated.

·         All players should make an effort to keep their speed of play swift for the benefit of all members. As a general rule, 4 hours is sufficient to complete a tournament round.

·         How Can I do this? Be ready to play when it is your turn by already considering the shot you wish to play. Complete most of your practice swing/s before it is your turn and already have your club selected so you can take your shot immediately. Move on from the greens swiftly after you have finished the hole. Also make an effort to have prepared for your putt while your opponents are putting. This can be done discretely without interfering with your opponents turn.

·         Repair your divots on the fairways and pitch marks on the greens. 

Notice Board in Club-House :

·         The Club House Notice Board will display results, see last year’s results, stats, information, newspaper clippings, current tables for 2013 etc.

End of Season Awards :
·         Victor Ludorum BAGA Player of the Year sponsored by Roaring River Golf Course. 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

·         Player of the year Gross (No HDCP), Net (With HDCP) and Senior (Net). There will be a prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd with players only entitled to win in 1 Category of Gross, Net or Senior.

·         Match Play Champion, 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

·         Clubman of the Year, 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Role model for club, Always there to assist or help, acts in the best interest of the Association, Attendance, Sportsmanship. At the end of the year the committee will produce a short list, all members of the BAGA will then get one vote for their nominee.

·         Most Improved Player. Based on Starting handicaps (1st Tournament in January 2013) and ending handicaps (last Tournament in December 2013). 

2013 should be an exciting year for the BAGA and we hope to see as many of you sign up as possible, to keep competition fierce and to spread around the awards.

See you on the greens.