Morris and Bean elected as honorary BPGA members
Brian Morris and Cornell Bean were elected as honorary members of the Bermuda PGA during the recent Annual General Meeting on Thursday at Ocean View Golf Club.
At the end of the meeting it was put forward to nominate and accept Morris and Bean as honorary members of the association for their work 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. Brian and Cornell 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 Club, having previously served in the same capacity at Belmont Hills.
In addition, to being a class A golf professional, Brian was also trained in 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.
Roy said: “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. Brian has helped to galvanise players with an enthusiastic tournament schedule and Cornell has committed to organising educational workshops for members recertification and improvement Congratulations to both PGA professionals.”
The Bermuda Professional Golfer's Association was founded in 1968 by a group of Golf Professionals to foster the game of golf in Bermuda.
• Brian Morris and Dwayne Pearman shared medal honours in the Bermuda PGA medal tournament at Ocean View on Thursday after both carded scores of 72 to finish one stroke ahead of Scott Roy.
•The Bermuda Four-Ball Championships will be taking place at Port Royal Golf Course today and tomorrow.
Jarryd Dillas and Damian Palanyandi will be defending their title against a very competitive field. The Ladies champions, Linda Down and Katrin Burnie will also be playing and hoping to retain their title.