Beachview Men’s golf season tees off on Halloween Day
The Beachview Men’s Golf Association tees off its 2009-10 season on Saturday, Oct. 31. How appropriate that so many “monster” drives will fill the air over the scenic Beachview fairways on Halloween Day. Course superintendent Dan Toolin will have more than a “skeleton” crew grooming the course for play.
“It’s always an exciting time of the year,” said outgoing association president Dave Bugby, “when our northern members migrate back south with the geese to challenge the islanders once again.”
Bugby will be passing the baton to incoming president Bill Fellows at the Men’s Opening Dinner, scheduled to take place in November.
“BMGA membership is a recession-busting bargain,” said Fellows, sipping his Coke from a perch at the friendly Beachview bar. “For a hundred bucks, you get the Annual Dinner in the fall with mouth-watering food prepared in the best restaurant kitchen on the island, the closing cocktail party in the spring with wives invited, free lunch on the first Saturday of each month, and the chance to test your mettle in four great golf tournaments: Fall Classic, Club Championship, Member-Guest and Beachview/Dunes.”
“And that’s not all,” Vice President Jay Allen chipped in. “You get the handbook with the prestigious association membership list to plan your island social life around.”
“I love the regular Tuesday and Saturday competitions,” handicap chair Tony Baldino added. “We use a variety of formats, from best ball to Stableford to two- and four-man scrambles. We have members in all the handicap ranges and the competition and camaraderie are molto grande.”
This will be BMGA’s 32nd season of play, with many of the club’s long-time members and past officers still competing on the course. Last year, there were 90 members, a number that Fellows is hoping to expand into triple digits this fall.
New members are most welcome. Contact Bill Fellows at 395-3791 or Club Pro Scott Hatto at 472-2626 if you have any questions.
Get in the mood for another great season by sending you $100 check made out to “BMGA,” c/o Bill Sadd, Beachview Golf Club, 1100 Par View Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957.