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BJGA Programmes


NOVICE GROUP: for beginner golfers of all ages, the BJGA offers the Novice Program which is comprised of weekly group lessons with a member of the Bermuda PGA. These lessons run from September through June and focus on the basics of the game – full swing, chipping, putting and the basics of the Rules of Golf. As these players progress, they are given the opportunity to learn and practice out on the golf course.

-  Membership fee is $100 for the season or any part thereof
-  Weekly group lessons
 
 
How do I register? After completing Step 1 described below, follow Step 2 and register for a Tournament named "NOVICE - [course] - [day] [time]" If a group is full, it will show as "tee time" and you will not be able to register so you will need to pick another time slot. 
 
Novice courses and instructors:
 
- Port Royal Golf Course - Fridays and Saturdays (Kim Swan)
- Ocean View Golf Course - Mondays (Judithanne Astwood)
- Ocean View Golf Course - Fridays and Saturdays (Chris Smith)
 
Novice players may sign up for one time slot and will be in that time slot for the whole of the year unless promoted. We will endeavour to limited the group size to eight (8) players. If there is space in the groups, rolling admission will take place until the groups are full. 
 
 
INTERMEDIATE GROUP: For graduates of our Novice Program or new players who are not yet ready for full access to a full-size golf course but are beyond range-based instruction we have the Intermediate Group. This group has weekly 9-hole play on a "short" course. In addition, this group will also have bi-weekly clinics before, during or after play on the various aspects of the game - Rules & Etiquette, Full Swing, Chipping, Pitching and Putting. These clinics will be run by Chris Smith and will take place at the course at which the players are playing on the day. 
 
-  Membership fee is $300 for the season or any part thereof
-  Weekly play with clinic-style lessons 

How do I register? After completing Step 1 described below, follow Step 2 and register EACH WEEK for a Tournament named "Tournament and Intermediate - [Date]" listed on the Tournament Page. You will need to register each week you wish to play.
 
 
TOURNAMENT PLAYERS: For players of all ages who are able to play golf to a sufficient standard to work towards obtaining a handicap and have knowledge of etiquette and the Rules of Golf we have the Tournament Player Group which plays golf at courses around the island weekly during the BJGA season. This group is further divided into four groups based on ability - 9 hole red tee, 18 hole red tee, white tee and blue tee. 

-  Membership fee is $300 for the season or any part thereof
-  Weekly tournament series with clinic-style lessons
 
How do I register? After completing Step 1 described below, follow Step 2 and register EACH WEEK for the relevant Tournament Tournament named "Tournament and Intermediate - [Date]" listed on the Tournament Page.  
 

Monthly Medal Series One round each month in the Tournament Player calendar will be designated as the Monthly Medal round. Players compete over the whole season against others in their group and each month points are awarded for the top five (5) gross scores as follows:

1st place 10 pts
2nd place 8 pts
3rd place 6 pts
4th place 4 pts
5th place 2 pts

Ties will not be broken and players tied will share the points of all places tied, e.g. if there are two players tied for first, they will each receive 9 points (10+8 / 2). At the end of the season prizes will be awarded to the top point winner in each TP Division with the highest point winner in each division being crowned the Monthly Medal Series Champion. The Monthly Medal Series order of merit standings will be based on each player’s aggregate monthly medal points; all months will be counted. 

Special Events (Match Play and other formats) In order to keep the game of golf fun and refreshing, we will from time to time vary the format of weekly play and may hold match play, team or other special format events. These events will be marked on the Tournament Page and we are open to suggestions from our members as to which formats they would like to play.

Major Tournaments BJGA major tournaments are held 4 times each year. Dates will be posted on the Tournament Page when confirmed.

Development Instruction and mid-week play may be scheduled depending on the availability of host facilities and instructors. Please monitor the Tournament Page for details.

 

BJGA REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

Registration is a two step process -

 

Step 1 - Sign up for the BJGA website:

1. Click on the "join the BJGA" tab under membership - or click here 

2. Complete the details in the registration form; please ensure all details on this form are correct including date of birth as this data is used for age group assignment for tournaments and overseas selection

3. You will receive an email confirmation of your username after you submit your application

4. Please submit payment by direct deposit to the BJGA account at Bank of Butterfield (account number is 20006060230068100), including your last name in the notes for beneficiary

5. Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the payment confirmation details - once this email has been received, your profile will be activated as soon as possible. 

Step 2 - Sign up for the appropriate group/tournament

1. Log into the website

2. Go to the Tournament Page

3. Scroll until you see the Tournament/Group for which you wish to register and click the "sign up" link

4. Click "submit"

5. You should receive a confirmation email that you have registered successfully. 

**If you are a new member but are an experienced golfer (have an official R&A or USGA handicap), please complete Step 1 above then send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will schedule an assessment.

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