Come And Meet Us
We have 3 welcome events running for the 2019/20 academic year:
Sports Day - Parade - Weds 25th Sept - 10am-3pm
Taster Session - Bath Golf Club - Thurs 26th Sept - 10am-1pm
Sports Fair - Founders Hall - Tues 1st Oct - 4pm-7pm
Join the Facebook page to keep up to date on information - https://www.facebook.com/groups/365374063530788/
We also have 1st and 2nd team trials on Weds 2nd Oct 1pm at Kingsdown Golf Club (First tee time 2pm). This is for handicaped golfers or those who have the ability to play on the course.
What We Do
The University of Bath Golf Club aims to get more people involved in golf at all levels whether that be through coaching, competitions or matches against other Universities. The University Golf Club uses Bath Golf Club for coaching which is situated right next to the campus. Both University teams use Kingsdown Golf Club for matches, which is only a 25 min bus from Bath Bus Station (City Centre) (X72) or a 10 minute car journey. All students are able to join both clubs at reduced university rates, £320 for Bath GC and £110 for Kingsdown GC for the University year.
We have a squad (made up of a first and second team) which compete in both league and cup team events. There is also the opportunity to play in Individual events to earn the University valuable BUCS points. The first team currently play in the Southern Premier League, which is the top BUCS league and came 3rd last year. The second team is a relatively new team in BUCS and won the league in their first season. This team gives mid single figure golfers the opportunity to play for Bath.
Players selected to play in either of the teams will be required to pay the BUCS fee on top of your £36 membership fee. This entitles you to, weekly gym sessions (with purchase of STV gym membership), weekly Pilates session, Psychology and weekly swing coaching.
For non squad players, there is a £30 lessons fee on top of your £36 society fee (Great deal when a single lesson with a pro would cost £50!!). The coaching sessions will be held down at Bath Golf Club with a healthy mix of sessions on the driving range, the practice greens and some on-course play for top improvers. There will be a choice of three 1 hour lesson slots every Wednesday afternoon between 1:30 and 4:30 and which one you choose is entirely up to you. However, as a rule there will be a lesson slot for absolute beginners, one for intermediates and another for more experienced golfers. (The first of these lessons will start on Wednesday 2nd Oct and will continue every week unless notified).
Society membership can be purchased on this page. The BUCS fee will need to be purchased through the new BUCS play app (all squad members will need to have this before being able to represent the university).
In addition to the coaching available, those that join Kingsdown will have the opportunity to take part in a year long Stableford competition. The points from the Stableford competition will accumulate over the course of the year and contribute to an end of year finale for the University of Bath Golf Championships.
For those who prefer the thrill of match play events - look out for the signups to the annual Bee Sting Championship. This is a scratch knockout tournament for anyone who wants to enter. (If there is enough demand we can also run a handicap knockout event alongside)
Few universities can boast a choice of high quality golf course and extremely low lesson prices. Take the opportunity and join up!
Reasons to Join Us
- Our regular social events can involve round of golf and competitions, pitch and putt in town, or just going to the pub together. There is plenty ways for everyone to get involved and meet other golfers.
- Choice of 2 incredible golf course to join at reduced rates. Bath GC is £320 and on your doorstep, and Kingsdown is only £100 and only a 25 minute direct bus.
- Weekly lessons every week for begginers and intermediates for only £30 a year.
- Weekly gym sessions and psychology, weekly coaching, as well as weekly matches for the 2 teams.