MEMBER’S GUIDE TO THE BEACON RIDGE MEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION
The Beacon Ridge Men’s Golf Association is dedicated to promoting fellowship, sportsmanship and serving our members interest in golf. The BRMGA offers a variety of weekly golf games, participation in league play, informal social occasions and several annual tournaments.
Membership and Dues
BRMGA membership is open on an annual basis to all male members of Beacon Ridge Country Club with a current USGA Handicap Index. BRMGA Members hold an annual meeting in November each year to elect officers to serve on the Executive Committee. A seven-member Executive Committee serving three-year terms of office administers the Association.
If you desire to participate in the hole in one pool and the Beacon Ridge employee bonus, the Annual BRMGA membership dues are $45 (Annual Dues = $19; optional Hole in One = $6; optional Bonus for BR staff = $20). The $19 dues include the kick off breakfast and year-end dinner. Prior year members, who have not renewed by the opening day breakfast/shotgun, will be dropped from the BRMGA. New members may join on a non pro-rated basis at any time during the year and are immediately eligible for all events.
Our formal Men’s League runs for thirty-four weeks. We kick off our season in early March and conclude with our annual BRMGA Dinner in early November. Our league plays a number of different games throughout the season, from individual events, where it’s everything from you against the course, to various team competitions designed for all handicap levels. Our most popular format, the “Ace of Aces” tournament, is played the first Wednesday of each month starting in March. Each month’s Gross and Net winners advance to our Ace of Aces Tournament in October. Our goal is to make Wednesday a day to join old and new friends alike for an enjoyable golf experience.
Each week’s BRMGA game has individual winners or winning teams, who share in the pot provided by the required $4 entry fee. A $1 optional fee is collected from any participant who believes either luck or skill will get them closest to the pin on one of the par 3 holes. One hundred percent of entry fees are returned to members as prizes in the form of cash.
Note: The BRMGA still have games on Wednesday through the winter for the brave souls willing to forgo hot weather. Same fees, games and payouts.
Wednesday Shot Gun start times
Morning start times vary by season as shown below. We use shotgun starts to get all golfers out at the same time so they all finish at the same time allowing us the opportunity to have lunch in our restaurant following golf.
- Jan- Feb 9:30am
- Mar 9:00 am
- Apr – June 8:30 am
- July – Aug 8:00 am
- Sep – 8:30 am
- Oct- Nov -9:00
- Dec 9:30 am
A BRMGA bulletin board is in the men’s locker room, where Game of the Day Schedules, Weekly Sign up sheets, Tournament rules, and results are posted and notices are displayed. The names and telephone numbers of current officers are posted. Contact any officer if you have a question about BRMGA.
Our Monthly Publication, The BRMGA Insider, the Beacon Ridge website and periodic email updates are three other information sources for members. For Delays and Updates please click on the Members Corner tab of the Beacon Ridge website.
Maintaining Pace of Play and Governing Rules
Feedback from BRMGA members consistently shows that slow play is a frustration for most members. BRMGA supports Beacon Ridge’s objective to achieve a 4 hour 15 minute round for every foursome on the golf course. This of course must start with the first group out each day. Thereafter, the BRMGA urges each group to remain comfortably close to the group ahead, not simply ahead of the group behind.
The USGA Rules of Golf govern BRMGA. Any special rules will be distributed in advance of each BRMGA tournament event. The BRMGA expects members to be aware of proper golf course etiquette and always to observe the highest standard of behavior, respecting their fellow golfers and the golf course.