The society was set up in 2016/17 and is still getting on its feet, it currently has 18 active members and made up from staff at Bolton College and of the UoB.

As the joining of the UoB and the College has now been completed, the society will change its name to Bolton’s Academia Golf Society (BAGS).

Members of the society have a variety of handicaps ranging from 5 to 28, with some that play weekly to those that only get out on society days.

The society generally gets out once a month on a Friday and plays for a monthly prize, an annual tournament and an annual trophy.

A yearly subscription of £5.00 supports the online facility used to manage players, tournaments and monthly outings.

The first outing of the season is due on 26 October and is planned to be an all-day event at Shrigley Hall. This is generally made up of a 9 hole texas scramble followed by lunch then 18 hole stableford.

Dates are already planned for the coming year:

2018/19 outings
Friday 26 October Shrigley Hall From 9:00 all day
Friday 30 November Bolton 11:30
Friday 4 January Harwood 11:00
Friday 22 February Whitefield 11:00
Friday 29 March Stand 1:00
Friday 26 April Shaw Hill From 9:00 all day
Friday 31 May Turton 12:00
Friday 28 June Bury 12:00
Friday 26 July Bolton Old Links 12:00
Friday 30 August Hopwood From 9:00 all day


Prices of each day vary depending on location & format and range from £25 to £55 which include the prizes played for each month which include:


1st place

2nd place

Nearest the pin X 2

Wooden spoon

Lost ball




Should anyone be interested in joining the society ready for the start of the season in October please contact Mark Burgoyne at ku.ca1590954232.ccno1590954232tlob@1590954232enyog1590954232rub.k1590954232ram1590954232

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