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.
We welcome both ladies and men and events 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.
How We Play
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We run a variety of events throughout the year; some are purely social and for fun, whilst other events include golf, competition and prizes, plus food &/or accommodation as detailed on the actual event posting. We welcome everyone to play, regardless of ability, and will support you! We're creating a pathway from beginner (Beginner & Rusty Irons lessons, Pitch & Putt, Range balls) through to expert (9 & 18 hole events, plus bigger competitions) , from those who only have an hour to spare, to those who want to go away and play for 3 days!
Many events require a sign up, although this isn't always necessary for some of the more 'social' activities. See each event below & sign up on this website, where necessary, for each event and pay any appropriate deposit. See individual listings for venue & cost details.
Where We Play
We hold our events 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.
Golf Events - Dates for your diary
WHEN WE PLAY
New events coming up this Summer and Autumn. Please see each listing and sign up / pay deposits as appropriate...
Friday 28th July - 9 hole competition @ Brighton & Hove Golf Club - 6pm first tee - being run by Angela Minton (thanks Angela)
Saturday 19th August - Playing lessons plus competition @ Waterhall Golf Course. 10am first tee.
Saturday 16th September - Dinner Salver 18 hole competition including dinner @ East Brighton Golf Club 12:30 first tee, dinner at 6pm
Sunday 15th October- 18 hole competition @ Horsham Golf Club time tbc
Friday / Saturday / Sunday 3/4/5 November - Weekend away @ Weald of Kent Golf Club, Headcorn, Kent. Autumn Bowl competition
Sunday 19th November - Quiz Night @ Camelford Arms 7pm for 7:30 £2pp. See item below for sign up.
Friday 1st December - Golfers Xmas do... Crazy golf @ Globalls then meal @ Casa Brasil. Sign up on event listing below
Tues 5th Dec - Bucket of balls & beer with a festive buffet @ Burgess Hill. See item below for sign up.
*** NEW - Golf Virgins & Friends play at Roedean Pitch & Putt. Various dates; these will be updated on the article below. Upcoming dates are Thurs 30th Nov, Mon 4th Dec & Mon 11th Dec.
*** Newly added to our 'portfolio' of golfing activities is the chance to knock a ball round the Pitch & Putt course at Roedean (on the coast road overlooking the Marina). A group of our committed newbies head to Roedean on a regular basis, led by Jane, Nicky and Vicky. The events are on various days and times, so please always look here for the upcoming dates / times.
New golfers and their friends are very welcome to come along to these sessions. We meet in the cafe first and then split into small groups to pay the course. There's usually some players with slightly more experience to help you and give some tips, so don't worry if you've not played before. The emphasis is on the social, but its also a really good chance to improve.
Thursday 30th November, Monday 4th December and Monday 11th December. Each of these sessions will start at 11am
Cost £5.50 for 'seniors' or £6.50 if you're young! Add an extra £1 if you need to hire clubs
** If you want to know more, contact Lorraine at firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance **
Payments for Events
WHAT IT COSTS
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 email@example.com to let us know you've made a payment. Thanks