The Turtle Hill Golf Club celebrated 57 years on Saturday January 16th, the Club originally opened as part of the sister property Hamilton Princess until the Southampton Princess opened in 1974.
It has had a few changes made over the years, but has remained as one of the top par 3’s in the world and a local and visitor favorite. The players were met with high winds and over cast skies but spirits were up.
Turtle Hill Birthday Tournament Men’s Open Leaderboard
63 Oliver Betschart 65 Brian Desmond 69 Steven Hickmott 73 Jonathan Sanchez 76 Graeme Forester 77 Robert Custodio 81 Michael Schrum 81 Jamie Barnwell 83 Ron McLaren 88 Aldo Campbell 90 Cyprian Zimecki 91 Richard Boyd 100 Brian Grosso
Turtle Hill Birthday Tournament Net Open Leaderboard
53 Jonathan Sanchez 58 Oliver Betschart 59 Graeme forester 60 Brian Desmond 62 Steven Hickmott 68 Michael Schrum 69 Ron McLaren 70 Aldo Campbell 73 Richard Boyd 73 Cyprian Zimecki 77 Robert Custodio 81 Jamie Barnwell 82 Brian Grosso
Turtle Hill Birthday Tournament Gross Ladies Open Leaderboard
Turtle Hill Birthday Tournament Net Ladies Senior Leaderboard
61 Diana Fearis 62 Ann Mitchell 66 Gillian Campbell
Turtle Hill Birthday Tournament Gross Men’s Senior Leaderboard
69 Jose Gerardo 69 Jeremy Spencer 70 Christopher Morris 74 Gary Venning 75 David Roberts
Turtle Hill Birthday Tournament Net Men’s Senior Leaderboard
59 Christopher Morris 62 Gary Venning 63 Jose Gerardo 63 Jeremy Spencer 64 David Roberts
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Augustus Misses Mayfair Inn Open Cut
Daniel Augustus would unfortunately miss the Cut in the 2021 Mayfair Inn Open Professional Golf Tournament, which is a USGA Tournament at the Mayfair Country Club in Sanford Florida.
Augustus would finish the tournament at 9-over par, this after a Second Round 1-over par.
On the opening day, Augustus struggled as he would end the day at 8-over par 80.
Augustus’ round consisted of a Birdie, 9 Pars and 8 Bogey’s.
Augustus had a much better Second Round, with 2 Birdies, 13 Pars and 3 Bogey’s.
Following his First Round, Augustus said, “I got the ball on the wrong side of the hole all day. Thinking I was playing safe but they put the pins in some really unpleasant areas and the greens are extremely fast.”
Augustus continued, “Usually when the green are that quick you can’t put the pin in areas they did. One guy in my group literally putted a ball off from 3 feet away from the cup.”
It was unfair at times but everyone had to play so I have to accept it. I really didn’t do much wrong but I don’t think I’ll play at this course again.”
After his Second Round Augustus said, “Today’s score was better, however the 3 Bogeys on the back 9 hurt, but I knew I had to go low to make the cut and I attacked a few flags I shouldn’t have. I was definitely Tournament rusty but glad the year has started and I’m looking forward to playing my next event.”
Saturday, January 09, 2021
14 Club Challenge @ Port Royal Golf Course
Andy Proudman and Piers Ward the Me and My Golf stars took on Bermuda pair Camiko Smith and Scott Roy at the Port Royal Golf Course in a head-to-head 14 club challenge.
On the tee box of the picturesque16th Green, the group attempted to see who can get their Tee Shot closes to the pin, but they also had a challenging wind to deal with.
Smith’s first Tee Shot was the closes to the pin, however, it was just off the Green with Proudman and Ward winning the Challenge having landed on the Green.
Wednesday, December 09, 2020
Augustus Finishes T27th on Swing Thought Tour
Daniel Augustus finished T27th competing on the Swing Thought Tour at the Orange County National Golf Center & Lodge in Florida.
Augustus shot a Two Round combined score of 145, he shot a First Round 1-over par 73, he then shot a Second Round Even par 72 to finish at 1-over par for the tournament.
In his First Round Augustus shot 2 Birdies 13 Pars, and 3 Bogey’s, while in the Second Round he had 3 Birdies, 12 Pars, and 3 Bogey’s.
Following the completion of his tournament, August said, “My short game is getting tighter, not because I made a ridiculous up & down on 17 two days in a row to save par but I hit 7 greens the first day and 5 the second day of the Swing Thought series #23.”
“Finished in the top 3rd of the field, and collecting a check, also having to deal with the first round high temperature while I was on the course of 52 degrees, I’m proud of my growth,” concluded Augustus.
Saturday, November 28, 2020
BGA Thanksgiving Challenge 2020
The Bermuda Golf Association’s Thanksgiving Challenge on the Hill at Turtle Hill Golf Course took place with Spencer Wideman and Katrin Burnie crowned the Male and Female Champions. Click Here to see Pictures of BGA Thanksgiving Challenge 2020
Wideman shot a Two Round 2-over par 110, Jarryd Dillas finished second at 7-over par 115, and Adam Perry finished third a further four strokes back.
In the Ladies Division, Burnie shot a 14-over par 122, Linda Down was second with a score of 17-over par and Ann Symonds finished third three strokes back.
+2 Spencer Wideman +7 Jarryd Dillas +11 Adam Perry +12 Steven Duxbury +13 Shannon Trott +14 Kenny Campbell +14 Richard Marriott +16 Michael Kenny +16 Jevon Roberts +17 Joshua Cabrera +17 Walter Jackson +18 Craig Christensen +18 Stephen Roberts +19 Bob Legere +20 Zane DeSilva +21 Steve Hickmott +22 David Woodward +23 Matt Gorrell +23 John Park +24 Jose Gerardo +26 Conor Ryan +27 Russell Leverock +27 Millard Beach +28 Alpheus Santucci +30 Samuel Robinson +30 Allan DeSilva +33 Gary Venning +36 Ciaran Duffy +38 Derrick Augustus +38 Christopher Morris +39 Edward Redmond +40 Simon Benedek +42 Ed Frey +49 Peter Ramm +70 Eugene Thompson SR DNF Anthony Bascome
+14 Katrin Burnie +17 Linda Down +20 Ann Symonds +22 Elizabeth Carpio +23 Tracy Burgess +27 Carol Eastham +29 Rebecca Haak +35 Cindy Ratzlaff +35 Gina Newson +41 Elizabeth Hickmott +43 Gail Andrade +49 Gursharn Harvey