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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

 

Tee Times Changes

Effective July 1, 2017, BREC is modernizing it’s tee time reservation processes.  Tee Times are now taken beginning at 12:00 noon, 13 days in advance of the play date.  Reservations are taken by phone only for the first 30 minutes after tee times open.  After 12:30, reservations may be made by phone, in person, or online.

This change moves the initial reservation time to mid-day where it is easier for most of our customers to contact us.  Taking tee times 13 days prior to the tee time lets our customers plan further in advance, this is better for both our regular customers and our out of town guests.  Taking reservations by phone only for the first 30 minutes assures fair and equal opportunity for all of our customers to reserve desirable tee times.

 

New Tee Time Reservation Policy

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

 

The 2017 Tournaments: BREC Amateur Championship Registration is OPEN!!!

Baton Rouge Amateur

Flier & Info:  2017 BR Amateur

Qualifier and 1st round: August 19th

2nd & 3rd round matches: August 20th

4th & Championship match(es): August 26th

Entry Fee: $150 per player (Includes green fee, cart, and prizes)

Exempted Players from Qualifier: 2016 Champion Brad Jack, Baton Rouge Open Winner Brandt Garon, Webb Championship Winner Scott Haynie, Dumas Championship Winner Michael McDonald, City Park Champion Robert McCusker.

Player of the Year Points for Am:

1st: 360; 2nd: 350; Make it to Semi-Finals but lose match: 340; Make it into Quarter-Finals but lose match: 320; Make it into the Sweet 16 but lose match: 280; Make the Top 32 but lose your match: 200.  Qualifier, fail to make top 32 receive 40 points.

 

BREC has it’s 2017 Tournament Schedule out and posted on the Tournament page at www.golf.brec.org/tournaments

Upcoming tournament is taking registration:

Baton Rouge Open:BR Open Results

Flyer for Dumas Championship: Dumas 2017 Championship Results and Points PDF

Flyer for Amateur Championship: 2017 BR Amateur

 

 

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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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