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

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Belize Golf Tournaments - July 19th 2014

24 Players turned out for the BAGA July tournament.

Thanks to Alan Graham, Lorenzo Forbes, George Paoletti, Nini Hawthorne and Doug Zimmerman who all donated prizes for the tournament.

We are sad to say goodbye to 4 members who played in their last tournaments. Lawrence Casselle, Nini Hawthorne, Doug Zimmerman and Peter Flisock will all be missed but we wish them well in the future.

We would like to welcome our newest player from Hopkins, Luckie Nunez, bringing us to 43 members.

Results from Saturdays Tournament :

Without Handicap :
  • 1st - Andy Hunt - 30 points
  • 2nd - Alan Graham - 25 points
  • 3rd - Sam Mathias - 24 points
 With Handicap :
  •  1st - George Paoletti - 36 points
  • 2nd - John Sansone - 35 points
  • 3rd - Tony Zabaneh - 35 points.
 Senior :
  • 1st - Lorenzo Forbes
Other Prizes :
  • Longest Putts - Alan Graham, Paul Martin, Steve Hack
  • Long Drive - Ken Dupree
  • Closest Pin - Josef Vostry
  • Any 2 : Josef Vostry
  • Worse Player : Mike Nilson (Zimmerman Bogey prize)

 Full Results - Click on Picture to Enlarge :




Yearly Tables - Click on Table to Enlarge :



Victor Ludorum Player of the Year sponsored by Roaring River Golf Course - Click on Table to Enlarge :

Friday, June 13, 2014

Belize Golf Tournaments - June 7th 2014

The BAGA has reached the half way point in the Golf Season. Lots of big moves in the yearly tables as you will see below.




Results from Saturdays Tournament :

Without Handicap :
  • 1st - Bill Mckenzie - 33 points
  • 2nd - Steve Maestre - 24 points
  • 3rd - Sam Mathias - 23 points
 With Handicap :
  •  1st - Nini Hawthorne - 38 points
  • 2nd - Oliver Guthoff - 33 points
  • 3rd - John Wongsam - 33 points.
 Senior :
  • 1st - Boris Vostry
Other Prizes :
  • Southern Chip in - Alan Graham, John Sansone, Boris Vostry
  • Long Drive - Alan Graham
  • Closest Pin - Bill Mckenzie

 Full Results - Click on Picture to Enlarge :




Yearly Tables - Click on Table to Enlarge :



Victor Ludorum Player of the Year sponsored by Roaring River Golf Course - Click on Table to Enlarge :






Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Belize Golf Tournaments - May 3rd 2014

Our 5th Monthly Tournament took place last Saturday.

Thanks to George Paoletti, Sam Mathias, Jenny Martin and the "Southerners" for the prizes


Next tournament will be June 7th.

Results from Saturdays Tournament :

Without Handicap :
  • 1st - Alan Graham - 77
  • 2nd - Lorenzo Forbes - 77
  • 3rd - Sam Mathias - 78
 With Handicap :
  •  1st -John Sansone - 64
  • 2nd - Jan Bartak - 66
  • 3rd - Peter Allen - 68
 Senior :
  • 1st - Steve Maestre
Other Prizes :
  • Southern Chip in - Micky Thornton, Slvek Machacka, Peter Allen
  • Long Drive - Peter Allen
  • Closest Pin - Tim Heath, Ryan Garbutt
  • Long Putts - George Paoletti, Steve Hack.
  • Any 2s - Tim Heath, Micky Thornton, Peter Allen.

 Full Results - Click on Picture to Enlarge :




Yearly Tables - Click on Table to Enlarge :



Victor Ludorum Player of the Year sponsored by Roaring River Golf Course - Click on Table to Enlarge :


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Belize Golf Tournaments - April 12th 2014

After a 1 month break, golf returned to Belize with the 4th Monthly tournament of the year.

Thanks to George Paoletti and Lorenzo Forbes for assisting with the tournament. Welcome to our 2 new members, Bob Swetnam and Fumiharu Kazurayama. Our membership continues to swell and we look forward to greeting more players soon.

The yearly Net and the Victor Ludorum Player of the year have really tightened up with lots of players in contention.

Next tournament will be May 3rd.

Results from Saturdays Tournament :

Without Handicap :
  • 1st - Andy Hunt - 33 points
  • 2nd - Sam Mathias - 28 points
  • 3rd - Tim Heath - 25 points
 With Handicap :
  •  1st - Oliver Guthoff - 38 points
  • 2nd - Michel Ardoullie - 38 points
  • 3rd - Lorenzo Forbes - 35 points.
 Senior :
  • 1st - George Paoletti
Other Prizes :
  • Southern Chip in - Paul Martin, Doug Zimmerman, Lorenzo Forbes, Sam Mathias
  • Long Drive - Paul (the beast) Martin
  • Closest Pin - Doug Zimmerman
  • Long Putts - Alan Graham, Alan Graham and Alan Graham.
  • Any 2s - Lorenzo Forbes, Paul Martin.

 Full Results - Click on Picture to Enlarge :




Yearly Tables - Click on Table to Enlarge :



Victor Ludorum Player of the Year sponsored by Roaring River Golf Course - Click on Table to Enlarge :






Sunday, March 16, 2014

Banana Shake Scramble Golf Results - March 15th 2014

It was another great day of golf with 34 players attending the 2nd Annual Banana Shake Scramble. Thks to Sam Mathias, who sponsored the event.

Welcome to our 2 new members, Phil Kozlowski and Nick Dowle, taking our membership to over 40 players. Last year we had 44 members in the BAGA and we are delighted that we have almost overtaken that number before end of March.

Next Tournament at Roaring River is the Stableford Singles on April 12th.

5 of us visited Caye Chapel (Golf Island off coast of Belize City) last week and we are planning another trip on either Wed 19th March or Sunday 23rd March or Wed 26th March. It is a spectacular day trip, playing golf on a tropical island. We have negotiated a preferential rate for BAGA Members.

We are also planning a trip to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico to play the Grand Coral Golf Course, for the long weekend of May 23rd - May 26th for Commonwealth Day. Again we have negotiated excellent rates for golf. Plus lots of other things to do for non-golfers (Sports, Scuba, Snorkeling, Fishing, Shopping, Great Nightlife) in the beautiful beach town of Playa Del Carmen.




If any of these dates interest you, contact us.




RESULTS of BANANA SHAKE SCRAMBLE :
  • 1st - Phil Kozlowski/Nick Dowle - 55
  • 2nd - Greg Duke/Pete Olmerson - 55
  • 3rd - Boris Vostry/Slavek Machacka - 55.6
Other Results :
  • Long Putts - Paul Martin, Andy Hunt
  • Closest Pin - Oliver Guthoff
  • Booby Prize - Worse Score on a Hole - Lawrence Casselle/Will Melara - 11
  • Booby Prize - Worse Score - Rick and Greta Gonzalez
Full Results : Click on Table to Enlarge :


Victor Ludorum Player of the Year : Click on Table to Enlarge :


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Belize Golf Tournament - 1st March 2014

22 players enjoyed the glorious sunshine on Saturday as they battled the 3rd monthly tournament. The course has change considerably in the last month, with players reaping the benefits of fast fairways, hitting enormous drives and tee shots.

It was also nice to see many players making new milestones, some making their first birdie, a new long drive champ (The Jr beast), breaking 100 for the first time and chipping in for the first time. Congrats to all our players for all these achievements.

Next tournament is March 15th. The Banana Shake Scramble. Can last years champions Geoff Hatto Hembling and Kevin Walton retain their title??

Format is 2 person scramble, 1 Club per player. Choose your partners carefully.




Results from Saturday, March 1st :

Without HDCP :
  • 1st - Andy Hunt - 68
  • 2nd - Bill Mckenzie - 73
  • 3rd - Steve Maestre - 75
 With HDCP :
  • 1st - Steve Hack - 65
  • 2nd - Oliver Guthoff - 65
  • 3rd - Lorenzo Forbes - 65
Steve Maestre also shot a net 65. Incredibly all 4 players had the same net score so we had to enforce the tie breaker rules to separate the players.

Senior :
  • 1st - Michel Ardoullie
Other Prizes :
  • Closest Pin : Bill Mckenzie
  • Long Putts : Tim Heath, Ray Garbutt Sr, Sam Mathias
  • 2s : Tim Heath, Bill Mckenzie, Paul Martin, Lorenzo Forbes, Mike Nilson, Ryan Garbutt
  • Long Drive : Ken (The Junior Beast) Dupree. 
Full Results : Click on table to enlarge :

 

 Yearly Tables : Click on table to enlarge :


Victor Ludorum Sponsored by Roaring River Golf Course : Click on table to enlarge :




Sunday, February 23, 2014

Golf Tournament - Belize Jungle Dome Scramble - Feb 22nd 2014

A fabulous day was had by all at the Roaring River Golf Course, for the 3rd Annual Belize Jungle Dome 2 Person Scramble. It was a really fun day with all the players enjoying the light-hearted atmosphere and fun in the sun.



We would like to welcome our new members, John Wongsam, Jan Bartak, Oliver Guthoff, Greta Gonzalez, Peter Flisock, George Paoletti, Mike Nielson, Cheryl Dupree, Kerrie Rerrie and Peter Allen, already bringing the BAGA membership to 38 players.

Also thks to all who donated prizes. Too many too mention :-)

We raised $715 to be donated towards local football teams in the Belmopan area.

Winners : Ray Garbutt Sr (Roaring Creek) and Kori Williams (Roaring Creek) :


Results :

  • 1st Place : Ray Garbutt Sr (Roaring Creek)/Kori Williams (Roaring Creek)
  • 2nd Place : Lorenzo Forbes (Corozal)/George Paoletti (Corozal)
  • 3rd Place : Doug Zimmerman (Banana Bank)/Andy Hunt (Banana Bank)

Other Prizes :
  • Longest Putts :Oliver Guthoff (Hopkins), Ray Garbutt Jr (Roaring Creek), Steve Hack (Belmopan), Lorenzo Forbes (Corozal), Andy Hunt (Banana Bank).
  • Longest Drives : Men - Paul Martin (Camalote), Ladies - Greta Gonzalez (Belmopan)
  • Closest Pin #1 and #10 : Lorenzo Forbes.

Consolation Prizes :
  • Most Balls in Water : Geoff Hatto Hembling (Camalote), Kerrie Rerrie (Belmopan)
  • Last Place : Ken and Cheryl Dupree (Belmopan).

Full Results : Click on table to enlarge :


Victor Ludorum Player of the Year 2014 : Click on Table to enlarge :


More Photos : Click to enlarge :

























Monday, February 3, 2014

Belize Golf Tournament Results - Feb 1st 2014

The 2014 Belize Golf Season is in full swing with the second tournament of the year at the Roaring River Golf Course and we like to welcome the new members who joined on Saturday.

Next tournament will be on Feb 22nd and is the 3rd Annual Belize Jungle Dome Scramble. This is a 2 person scramble with trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd teams and booby prize for the last team. You can pick your own partner or we will pair you with someone on the day. Please consider donating a few hole prizes. The Jungle Dome scramble carries points towards the yearly Victor Ludorum player of the year.



Please note that members need to step up and assist at tournaments. We have tournament fees to collect, hole prizes to put out so please do not be shy in volunteering.

Thanks to the Southerners for the Prize Donation.

The results from the Feb 1st 2014 Tournament are :

Stabelford Format :

Without HDCP :

  1. - Andy Hunt (33 pts)
  2. - Bill Mckenzie (23 pts)
  3. - Steve Maestre (20 pts)

With HDCP :
  1. Lorenzo Forbes (33 pts)
  2. Ray Garbutt Sr (32 pts)
  3. Lucas Hunt (32 pts)
Senior :
  1. John Sansone (31 pts)
Other Awards :
  • Closest to Pin : Andy Hunt
  • Longest Drive : Paul Martin
  • Any 2 : Tim Heath
  • Longest Putts : Tony Zabaneh, Andy Hunt
  • Southern Chip In : Steve Hack, Paul Martin, Lawrence Casselle

Full Results from Saturdays Tournament : (CLICK ON TABLES TO ENLARGE)



Sunday, January 19, 2014

New Golf Season in Belize - January 18th 2014

Welcome to the 2014 Golf Season in Belize.



We look forward to another fantastic golf season and hope to grow on our 44 strong membership. If you are out of the country and still wish to support the Belize Amateur Golf Association, your membership would be valued. All new members are welcome to join and enjoy the discount benefits of special tournament rates + a Free R&A Rule Book.

There has been a change in the Belize Amateur Golf Association Board, with Geoff Hatto-Hembling taking over as Treasurer and Mickey Thornton as the Handicaps Chairman. Sam Mathias is the Tournament Director, with John Sansone (Vice President) and Steve Hack (President) continuing in their existing posts. Andy Hunt has stepped down from his posts on the Board.

The results from the Jan 18th 2014 Tournament are :

Without HDCP :

  1. - Andy Hunt (67)
  2. - Ryan Garbutt (79)
  3. - Alan Graham (80)

With HDCP :
  1. Sam Mathias (61)
  2. Lucas Hunt (64)
  3. Ray Garbutt Sr (67)
Senior :
  1. Michel Ardouliie
Other Awards :
  • Closest to Pin : Alan Graham, Bill Mckenzie
  • Longest Drive : Ryan Garbutt
  • Any 2 : N/A
  • Longest Putts : Ryan Garbutt, Steve Hack
  • Southern Chip In : Rick Gonzalez, Alan Graham, John Sansone
  • Graham Net 64 Prize : Lucas Hunt

Full Results from Saturdays Tournament : (CLICK ON TABLES TO ENLARGE)


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Belize Golf Tournaments - 2013 Yearly Awards

The 2013 Golf Season in Belize closed at the last tournament of the year. The Roaring River Xmas Tournament. It has been a wonderful year for our 44 members.

Thks to Paul Martin and the Roaring River Golf Course staff for hosting our players and handing out so many xmas gifts.

Community Work :

The Belize Amateur Golf Association was delighted to give $600.00 to the Roaring River Grace Kennedy Softball Team. Ray Garbutt Sr received the donation on behalf of the team. This adds to the years previous donations of $2,000.00 to the Gobie Challenge Foundation, $1,000.00 to Children of Hope Foundation and $1,000.00 School Scholarship to a deserving student.


Results from Xmas Tournament :
  1. Alan Graham (35 Points)
  2. Sam Mathias (35 Points)
  3. Tim Heath (35 Points).
2013 Xmas Tournament - Full Results - Click on Image to enlarge :


2013 Player of the Year Awards :

The inaugural Victor Ludorum Player of the Year Sponsored by Roaring River Golf Course was won by Steve Hack. This award combines all the tournaments of the year giving us a final points winner.

Andy Hunt was Player of the Year for "Without Handicap" category, claiming his 3rd title in 4 years.

Steve Hack was also the winner of the "With Handicap" Player of the Year category, giving us our 3rd different champion in 3 years.

The "Senior" Player of the Year was Ray Garbutt Sr, breaking the 2 year reign of John Sansone.

Our Ladies Player of the Year was Nini Hawthorne and Junior Champion was Lucas Hunt.

Clubman of the Year was presented to Ray Garbutt Sr, recognizing his support, character and tournament attendance record for the year. 

Most Improved Player went to Josef Vostry. Josef's HDCP started the year at 16 and he is now playing off 11. 


2013 Yearly Award Winners from Left to Right - Nini Hawthorne (Ladies), Andy Hunt (Without HDCP), Lucas Hunt (Junior), Ray Garbutt Sr (Senior and Clubman), Steve Hack (Victor Ludorum and With HDCP).

Other Awards :
  • Victor Ludorum : 2nd - Sam Mathias, 3rd - Andy Hunt.
  • Without HDCP : 2nd - Bill McKenzie, 3rd - Alan Graham
  • With HDCP : 2nd - John Sansone, 3rd - Sam Mathias

End of Year Tables : (CLICK TO ENLARGE)



Congratulations to all our winners and of course to all the other players who participated this year.

Have a great Xmas and New Year. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Belize Golf Tournaments - Dec 7th 2013

The final monthly golf tournament took place on Dec 7th for the Belize Amateur Golf Association. After 12 months, the 44 members have finished their tournament season. Our yearly  awards ceremony will be held after next weeks Dec 14th Roaring River Xmas Invitational Tournament. All invited.

Thks to Peter Allen, Chico Towers and Bill Mckenzie and Michel Ardoullie for the prizes this month.


The BAGA has had an active year with community work and is delighted that Denisha Francisco from Stann Creek Ecumanical High School was able to visit the players on Saturday. Denisha, who was accompanied by Amanda Brown (Belmopan Womens Group) was the recipient of our school scholarship and eloquently spoke to the members after the tournament to thank them for the sponsorship. We wish her the best of luck with her studies. Denisha is in the photo above, with Amanda Brown, Steve Hack, Andy Hunt, John Sansone and Ray Garbutt Sr.

The results from the Dec 7th Tournament are :

Without HDCP :
  1. - Andy Hunt (33 Points)
  2. - Bill Mckenzie (28 Points)
  3.  - Alan Graham (24 Points)

With HDCP :
  1. Sam Mathias (35 Points)
  2. Rob Lee (35 Points)
  3. Chico Towers (33 Points)
Senior :
  1. Ray Garbutt Sr
Other Awards :
  • Closest to Pin : Bill Mckenzie
  • Longest Drive : Bill Mckenzie
  • Any 2 : Sam Mathias
  • Longest Putts : John Sansone (x2), Bill Holbert, Deacon Cal, Andy Hunt
  • Southern Chip In : Steve Hack, Slavek Machacka, Sam Mathias.



BAGA 2013 AWARDS CEREMONY :
  • Player of the Year Without HDCP
  • Player of the Year With HDCP
  • Victor Ludorum Player of the Year Sponsored by Roaring River Golf Course
  • Player of the Year Senior
  • Player of the Year Ladies
  • Player of the Year Junior
  • Clubman of the Year
  • Most Improved Player

We also have some special awards :
  • Most Annoying Player
  • Fell at Last Hurdle
  • Least Improved Player

Monday, November 11, 2013

Belize Golf Tournaments - Nov 9th 2013

November's Monthly Tournament Results :

Thks to Tim Heath and the "Southerners" for the the hole prizes.

Next tournament is the monthly December 7th competition and then December 14th is the Roaring River Xmas Invitational + the annual awards ceremony.

Results from the Tournament :

Gross - Without HDCP : 
  • 1st - Andy Hunt (64)
  • 2nd - Tim Heath (75)
  • 2nd - Alan Graham (75) 
Net - With HDCP :
  • 1st - Steve Hack (65)
  • 2nd -Lorenzo Forbes (70)
  • 3rd - Slavek Machacka (78)
Senior - With HDCP :
  • 1st - Ray Garbutt Sr
Here are the other awards :
  • Closest Pins #1 #10 : Andy Hunt
  • Long Drive : Paul Martin
  • Any 2 : Andy Hunt
  • Southern Chip In : Paul Martin, Jan Bartak, Slavek Machacka
  • Longest Putts :Tim Heath, Tim Heath, Andy Hunt
Full Results from the Monthly Tournament. Click on table to enlarge :



Yearly Tables, Gross and Net. Click on table to enlarge :



Victor Ludorum Player of the Year Sponsored by Roaring River Golf Course. Click on table to enlarge :