Happy New Year - 2017 here we come!

Happy New Year to all... Thanks for all your support & enthusiasm and heres hoping for the same in 2017.
****Some events coming up...
1*** Blagss New Year Party - Sat 21st Jan @ Holiday Inn, Brighton seafront 7.30-midnight. Tickets £15 ea inc bubbles, canapés & disco. I'll be around this week & have tickets for sale. After Sat please contact Dawn.
2*** Rusty Irons & Beginners lessons - a chance to get in before the season starts in the Spring. Block of 4 lessons- every Saturday in February starting 4th Feb at Pyecombe Golf Club 1-2pm. £30 for the block of lessons (will reduce to £25 if we get more than 6). Sign up now below
(Linked to this, i will organise a round at Pyecombe one Saturday, for regular players, and also a starter event at an easier course for those completing these lessons)
3*** Dorset Golf trip - 30 Mar - 2 April. I'm booking the lodges this week, so please sign up on below and pay your £50 deposit into the BLAGSS Golf account. We're up to 20 already which is great, but i'll need to know a.s.a.p. if we need space for more!
Please let me know if you want to do any or all of these! Probably best to email me on golf@blagss unless you have a question thats relevant to everyone! Otherwise this post could get huge!


BLAGSS Golf is an LGBT golf society, with a range of golfers from beginners to low handicappers. Our group's aim is to be welcoming, friendly and supportive, regardless of your ability. We just want more LGBT people to play golf!

We operate a handicap system, which enables those who are not members of a Golf Club to have a Society handicap and ensures fairness for our golf days and competitions. 

Forthcoming Events (please note in your diary and check out below for more information - members, please log in, non-members, please contact Lorraine for more info):

Our events welcome both ladies and men and are held at a variety of courses around the Brighton area, and sometimes farther afield, including weekends away. We also aim to hold events that cater for those newer to golf as well as more experienced. 

If you would like to come along to play, register your interest on any of the events below and/or ask to join the BLAGSS Golfers Forum Facebook page, which we'll also be using to organize other games and social events throughout the year.

Rusty irons - our newcomers lessons

Are you new to golf? Have you played before but are a bit Rusty? Want to get into golf and fancy playing with Blagss?

Then sign up for our Rusty Irons lessons... These are suitable for both Newcomers (complete beginners) and Rusty Irons (played a bit before, and need a hand to get better or remember how to play?. We have negotiated a great deal at Pyecombe, whereby you get 4 lessons for only £30. If we get more than 6, this will reduce to £25 each.

(If we get too many players signing up we'll have two groups; one from 12-1 & the 2nd from 1-2pm)

Lessons will take place from 1-2pm each Saturday in February 2017, (4th, 11th, 18th and 25th). 

Register your interest, and then pay £30 into the BLAGSS GOLF account. Details are on this page... Please e-mail to let us know you've paid. 


14 members are already going. Sign in to see who they are and add your name.

GOLF Dates for your diary

We've got our golfing calendar mapped out, so get these dates in your diary & sign up!!!... All events include golf, competition and prizes, plus food &/or accommodation as detailed on the actual event posting - you must sign up for each event on this website and pay the appropriate deposit... See individual listings for venue & cost details. 

Close to Home...

More Newcomers Golf lessons -  Feb

See item for details, inc cost and sign up...

And Trips away...

Mar 31st - Apr 2nd 2017 - Spring trip to Dorset Golf & Country Club. 3 days/2nights D,B & B and unlimited golf for £175, staying in 5* luxury Scandinavian lodges. 2d/1n option available too for £90

later in the year... a potential trip to France, linked to the Walking and Petanque groups...  Keep an eye out for more details ...

P.S. Remember; if you're on FaceBook; ask to join the BLAGSS Golfers Forum, where lots of short notice / informal events are posted...

Thanks to all of you that take part...  LORRAINE xx 

Payments for Events

For all events that require a payment; either a deposit or final payment, please follow these instructions... It is essential that all payments have a clear reference, so the Helen, our treasurer, can keep accurate records of who is paying for what!

Sign up under each event, and read the event information item for details of payment amounts; then either a) make a BACS payments to Lloyds Bank. Sort code: 30-84-41Acc No: 49902468, (BACS payment must have your surname and the event venue as reference, please e.g. EVERARD-SLINFOLD), alternatively b)send a cheque made payable to BLAGSS Golf Society to Helen Woodcock Downey, 3 Havelock Road, Brighton BN1 6GL

In both instances,  please email to let us know you've made a payment... Thanks :)

NEW - Spring trip

Friday 31st March - Sunday 2nd April 2017  - Dorset Golf & Country Club (near Wareham, Dorset; about 2½ hours drive away)

Another suggestion for a twist on our traditional weekend away. How about a trip a bit further afield, to the lovely rolling hills of Dorset. What a way to start the 2017 golf season off! 

Come for either 3 days/2 nights for £175, or 2 days/1 night for £90 

Both will include all golf (same no of rounds as the days you're coming for), Dinner (3 courses), bed & breakfast.

The price also includes all prizes (competition will take place over the Saturday and Sunday rounds, so the Friday round will be a friendly event, with separate prizes) Maybe we'll introduce a Spring Cup?!

The stay here is in gorgeous 5* Scandinavian wooden lodges, including sauna, TV, Log burner etc! Each lodge has 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms (some twin/some double), all with en-suite, and each lodge has its own kitchen plus huge living room, and balcony overlooking the woodlands. 

We could do self catering, which works out cheaper (closer to £120 each, but I would need to confirm this as it will depend on the numbers taking this option, and we'd need to fill each lodge). This includes accommodation & golf 

When you register your intent, please just e-mail me to let me know the following... 

  • Are you definitely going to come? or just showing an interest at this stage?
  • Would you prefer to look at al inclusive or self catering?
  • How many nights you wish to come for 2 nights or 1?
  • What type of room you'd prefer; twin or double (inc in price), or whether you want a single room (cost tbc, but not as cheap as the Gatton Manor trip)?
  • If you're a definite; who you'd prefer to share a room with? 

£50 deposit needed for this event when you sign up. Full payment needed 8 weeks before the weekend (i.e. by end Jan), please.

Please register your intent here and then make a payment to BLAGSS Golf Society. See separate note on Blagss golf page re all payments for events. Prompt payments are much appreciated!

Lorraine xx

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Looking for something different? Check out the full list of of BLAGSS groups on the right, or see the other sports page for links to other London and Brighton LGBT friendly sports groups.

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