News & Notices

End of Term Report from the Captain

Dear BGS Members,

I trust you are all safe and well as we enter Lockdown #2 which has called an abrupt halt to our short golfing season.
I am afraid that our planned end of year Winter Warmer at Dummer on 26th November has been cancelled.  So we will miss our final outing and a Thanksgiving dinner 😉
With the uncertainty over lockdown ending and golf clubs reopening we decided not to try to play Dummer in December.  It looks like Basingstoke GC will be owning the Dummer course in 2021 and so we may never play Dummer again. → More...

Royal Winchester Results


…Or is the President “Biden” his time? At least we would get a result by the end of play on November 4th as two teams of IBM BGS golfers took to the fairways of Royal Winchester on Lockdown Eve along with most of the Club’s membership. Glorious weather justified the post-October date for the 21st holding of the event with Peter hoping to repeat his team’s triumph last year and use his extra year as Captain to become the first to win the trophy twice. → More...

New Handicap System

Royal St George’s on the Kent coast will have one of the higher rankings on the new World Handicap System

PN Comment – I spent much of my youth fishing on this beach!  We also entered the course (through the fence) during the first recent Open to see a hole in one early one evening.  Never played it – but I have played Princes next door several times including with my brothers father-in-law who was the Pro for many years.

Golf’s authorities are responding to renewed lockdown on the day handicap procedures change for hundreds of thousands of the UK’s recreational players amid fears of “teething problems” with the new system. → More...