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 women 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. 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. If you want to see some more detail about events that have happened, look at expired articles (link on upper right of page)...
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.
Golf Events - Dates for your diary
Sat 7th July Dinner Salver @ Hill Barn GC - one of our annual trophy competitions, with separate comp for over 36ers. Cost includes dinner after the event. SIGN UP NOW
WHEN WE PLAY
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Upcoming Events. Please see each listing and sign up / pay deposits as appropriate...
29th June 9 Holes at Mid Sussex - Beginners / Improvers - afternoon 9 holes aimed at those wanting to get some experience on a long course.. SIGN UP NOW
Tues 10th July @ Burgess Hill - for those newer to golf... 2pm meet (no need to sign up, but let Golf-A-Gogo know on WhatsApp closer to the date if you intend coming. (If you're not on GaG then let me know on firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sat 11th August @ Cuckfield - an 18 hole event for established players, plus a parallel 9 hole (or 18) event for newer players - SIGN UP NOW
Sat 8th Sept - Dinner Salver @ Hill Barn GC **Rearranged date** - one of our annual trophy competitions, with separate comp for over 36ers. Cost includes dinner after the event. SIGN UP NOW
This event will be rearranged... Sun 9th September @ Hever Castle GC - a challenging course for our more experienced players to tackle. See article for further details and to sign up
*** - Golf Virgins & Friends (Golf-a-Gogo) play at Roedean Pitch & Putt. Various dates; these will be updated on the article below. Upcoming dates are; Weds 8th, Tues 14th, Thurs 23rd Aug, Fri 7th & Weds 12th Sept. All meet at Roedean cafe at 11.00
We've organised an outing to Cuckfield Golf Centre, Staplefield Road, Cuckfield, RH17 5HY on Sat 11th Aug. This is a lovely 9 hole course north of Brighton (easy trip up A23) and we will run parallel events for beginners over 9 holes and over 18 for those more experienced. Sorry for the late notice confirming details; all my fault... just way tooooo busy!
There will be the chance to play either 9 holes (£15) or 18 holes (£20). Tee times are 11:30 if you're playing 18, or 13:30 if you're only playing 9. That way we'll all finish between 3:30 & 4ish and can have a beer together in the club house and do prizes.
Please sign up here and drop me an e-mail at email@example.com to let me know whether you're doing 9 or 18? Payment will be taken on the day; no need to pay a deposit, but please make sure that if you sign up, you turn up!!
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*** 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.
Upcoming dates are; Weds 8th, Tues 14th, Thurs 23rd Aug, Fri 7th & Weds 12th Sept.
All at Roedean at 11am Cost £5.50 for 'seniors' or £6.50 if you're young! Add an extra £1 if you need to hire clubs
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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 that Mandy, 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 Mandy Roberts (treasurer). Please email email@example.com if you need to do this.
In both instances, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you've made a payment. Thanks