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Friday, February 05, 2021
Morris & Bean Elected Honorary Members

The Bermuda Professional Golf Association held it's Annual General Meeting last evening at the Ocean View Golf Club, Turtle Hill Director of Golf Scott Roy will serve his term of one year as President and Port Royal General Manager Steven Lambert is the Vice President.

The Executive consists of :

Tournament Chairman - Brian Morris
Education Chairman - Cornell Bean
Chaka DeSilva
Andrew Trott

The Executive also welcomes Honorary Member Kim Swan and Port Royal Assistant Andrew Trott Francis. The BPGA has a full tournament schedule as well as some exciting things in the works.

At the end of the meeting, it was put forward to nominate and accept Brian Morris and Cornell Bean as Honorary Members of the Association for their work in and around golf in Bermuda and overseas. The general membership unanimously agreed.

Scott Roy, President of the Association said, “Both of these gentlemen have cemented themselves as true top professionals in Bermuda. Morris and Bean are extremely admired by the golfing public and our members and have served the Association and the game of golf well in their careers. I am proud to be able to work with them now and into the future as well as learn from them and their experiences.”

Morris is a former President of the Bermuda PGA. He is a popular Head Golf Professional at Ocean View Golf Course having previously served in the same capacity at Belmont Hills. In addition, to being a Class A Golf Professional, Morris was also trained as golf course maintenance where he was a Supervisory Craft Foreman within the Bermuda Government Golf Courses at St. George’s Golf Club.

Bean has served on the Bermuda PGA Executive for many years since first joining the Bermuda PGA under the late Frankie Rabain at Port Royal in 1984. He later moved to St. George’s Golf Club to complete his apprenticeship before taking over as Head Golf Professional at the Belmont Hotel & Golf Club where he served for many years operating as the concessionaire for the entire Golf Operation. Within the Bermuda PGA, Bean has concentrated on the importance of observing our constitution and education. He is an excellent teacher for golf and as a player was an outstanding match player.

Both Honorary Members continue to serve - Morris has helped to galvanize players with an enthusiastic tournament schedule and Bean has committed to organizing educational workshops for members recertification and improvement.

The two Professional names will now be amongst the original trailblazers of the sport, Frankie Rabain, Eardley Jones, Keith Smith, and Kim Swan to name a few.
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