Living up to our promises to grow Junior Golf

This Spring and Summer BREC operated 5 junior golf programs to help promote and grow the game.

BREC’s PGA Jr League Golf Program

A national program sponsored and promoted by the PGA of America, known as PGA Jr League offers a unique format of team competition for juniors ages 7 to 13.  Click here to see a gallery of photos highlighting the action => Gallery of PGA Jr League 2017 PDF

2017 Junior Championship held June 13th at Beaver Creek Golf Course

Andrew Bennett (on the left) became a rare repeater in defending his title, followed close by Brayden Seguin who mounted a charge of the back 9 only to come up a bit short to the ever-steady Bennett. Cameron Seibert and Nick Ashy finished as close runner up bids.

Eva Heine takes the girl’s title in a strong showing.

To see a gallery of pictures and the final results, click here => Junior Amateur Championship for 2017 Gallery PDF

Club Golf for Teens

This was a program for Teen Golfers ages 13 to 18 who are interested in developing their games to compete in local tournaments and in High School golf matches.  Played at City Park, Santa Maria, Dumas, and Webb, these players played intramural style matches to develop their competitive skills.

   

       

Results of the League, Championship Match, and All-Star Team Points.  As players played throughout the season they earned points for their scores, holes & matches won, and for other things such as sportsmanship, pace of play, and participation. To see results click here=>Club Golf League Points PDF

Upcoming soon…  details on Competitive Jr League, Developmental Jr Leagues

 

Results for BR Open at Santa Maria

Brandt Garon posts a two day total of 66 – 71 (137) to take the Baton Rouge Open Championship hosted by Santa Maria, July 15th & 16th.

For full results, click=> BR Open Results

Here are the top 36 Point earners for the BR Open.  click=> Player Yr Points for Baton Rouge Open PDF

Who is in the top spot of the Player of the Year points? click=> Player of the Yr After BR Open

Parent Child Tournaments

Results of Parent Child Events at BREC

Hosted at City Park on June 10th: winners at Santa Maria

Randall & Eva Heine (-3) on left.  James & Sophia Macias (-4).

 

 

 

Result of Parent Child at Dumas for June 18th.

Danny Garon Brandt Garon 58 1ST
Kenny Lewis Kyle Lewis 66 2ND
Dave Lemoine Jared Lemoine 69 3RD
Gerald Farriel Jeremy Farriel 70 4TH
Kelvin Price Andrew Price 73
Gerald Farriel Kacie Farriel 74
Joe Freitas Sr Joe Freitas Jr 78
Ricky Simmons Wade Simmons 78
James Lambert John Lambert 81

Who designed BREC Golf Courses? Might be really surprised!

Compared to many cities within the USA that have public courses owned and operated by the Parks & Rec… BREC actually has a lot of famous architects involved in its history.  One that the citizen golfers of Baton Rouge can be proud of.

Craig Schreiner is a golf course architect that has designed or renovated over two dozen courses nationally.  Schreiner designed and built Beaver Creek.  He also did a complete renovation and building of J S Clark Golf Course; he has done several First Tees nationally.  He also did some renovation on City Park Golf Course by reconstructing two holes, adding irrigation, and installing tiff dwarf in the greens.

For background on Craig Schreiner    http://www.csgolf.com/staff.html   http://www.golfadvisor.com/architects/635-craig-schreiner/ 

Tom Bendelow is one of the reasons City Park Golf Course is referred to as Historic City Park Golf Course.  Bendelow came over from Scotland during the time golf was beginning to be played in the USA.  Contributing to the growth of golf, Bendelow may have been the most prolific golf course designer and builder ever.  Bendelow has several courses that have hosted PGA, US Open, and Ryder Cup events.  City Park was one of the last courses he designed.  His name and stature in the game is enormous.

For background on Bendelow  http://tclf.org/pioneer/tom-bendelow    http://golfarchitects.lib.msu.edu/pre-ASGCA/bendelowt/philosophy.html

Robert Trent Jones is basically the icon of American golf course designers.  Easily recognized by golfers who seek out great challenges, Jones has designed and built some of the best courses in the country. Only two courses in Louisiana have his signature, and one is here in Baton Rouge – Santa Maria Golf Course.  Supremely symbolic of his style, this golf course meets the standard of his basic philosophy… par is a good score.

For background on Jones http://www.roberttrentjonessociety.com/   http://www.fdsgolf.com/pages/about.html

 

Golf Advisor shows BREC Course #1 & New USGA Rules

USGA and Royal Ancient are considering new rule changes.

You can visit  http://www.usga.org/rules-hub/rules-modernization/text/overview-of-the-rules-modernization-initiative.html and see the “new rules” begin tossed about by the USGA and RA.  We encourage golfers to get involved in the dialog with the USGA.

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