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Golf Fundraiser To Be Held At Belmont Hills

Golf Fundraiser To Be Held At Belmont Hills

A fundraising golf tournament will be held at Belmont Hills Golf Course on Saturday [February 3] to help fund an upcoming Bermuda UK & Ireland Golf Links Society event on the island. Kim Swan, a former PGA European Tour player, co-founded the Bermuda UK & Ireland Golf Links Society with Englishman Andrew Smith, a PGA professional, last year. The... Read more of this article

Column: Port Royal Events, Growing & More

Column: Port Royal Events, Growing & More

[Opinion column written by Kim Swan & Jayson Jackson] In this our second collaborative article called The Doghouse Series discussing the Bermuda Government Golf Courses, we talk about successfully hosting international events while battling the annual emergence of a dreaded weed on golf greens that spends the winter but dies out when warmer temperatures... Read more of this article

Swan Applauds APGA Bermuda Championship

Swan Applauds APGA Bermuda Championship

Kim Swan served as an honorary starter for APGA Bermuda Championship, saying “this tour is a great way to provide opportunities in a sport where minority and marginalized communities require greater exposure, financial support, and outreach.” A spokesperson said, “The rescheduled APGA Bermuda Championship got underway at Port Royal... Read more of this article

Swan & Smith To Launch Golf Links Society

Swan & Smith To Launch Golf Links Society

Kim Swan and PGA professional Andrew Smith have announced the launch of the Bermuda UK & Ireland Golf Links Society to promote Bermuda as a golf destination to United Kingdom and Ireland golfers. A spokesperson said, “A new golf society is being launched to bolster the awareness of golfing in Bermuda among the millions of golfers in the United... Read more of this article

Column: Two 15-Year-Old Golfers In 5 Years

Column: Two 15-Year-Old Golfers In 5 Years

[Written by Kim Swan ] The 5 year history of the Butterfield Bermuda Championship has provided unparalleled opportunities for local golfers beyond measure. I am overjoyed that today we have a PGA Tour event in our country and that we have a unique relationship to allow Bermudians to qualify to compete in the PGA Tour event. The co-founders, former Tourism... Read more of this article

Swan “Elated” By Public Viewing Areas At Golf

Swan “Elated” By Public Viewing Areas At Golf

This year’s Butterfield Bermuda Championship has two new public viewing spots on hole #3 and hole #15, and Bermuda Government Golf Course Chairman Kim Swan is ecstatic to have two public viewing areas – especially on the third hole – saying it ”warms my heart because it embraces the spirit of public golf that Port Royal Golf... Read more of this article

Swan Backs Protégé Betschart To Shine

Swan Backs Protégé Betschart To Shine

[Written by Stephen Wright] Kim Swan believes “cool customer” Oliver Betschart will not be fazed when he tees off in the first round of the Butterfield Bermuda Championship at Port Royal Golf Course tomorrow [November 9]. Arguably the island’s greatest-ever golfer, Swan first coached Betschart as a five-year-old, chopping down an adult club... Read more of this article

Highlighting Port Royal As It Hosts PGA Tour

Highlighting Port Royal As It Hosts PGA Tour

[Written by Kim Swan & Jayson Jackson] Now celebrating 53 years, Port Royal Golf Course is on the threshold of hosting our 5th Butterfield Bermuda Championship on the PGA Tour and what an exciting experience it is for our Bermuda Government owned and operated public golf course. Clearly the vision of our forefathers to introduce Port Royal as a... Read more of this article

Swan Marks Bermuda Open Victory Anniversary

Swan Marks Bermuda Open Victory Anniversary

Kim Swan, a former PGA European Tour Player and three-time Bermuda Open Champion, is celebrating the anniversary of his 1983 Bermuda Open victory. A spokesperson said, “Kim Swan has revealed that he is celebrating an important milestone to encourage seniors in Bermuda to continue to set goals, dream of success, and use their experience and still... Read more of this article

Kim Swan Reflects On Golf, History & More

Kim Swan Reflects On Golf, History & More

Kim Swan is reflecting on a major milestone not only for him, but for Bermuda’s golfing history. A spokesperson said, “Kim Swan has taken some time to reflect on a major milestone in Bermuda’s golfing history. While the Bermuda Open Golf Championship has fallen off of the Bermuda golf calendar, its significance for Bermuda as a missing... Read more of this article

Port Royal Golf Course: “Public Golf At Its Best”

Port Royal Golf Course: “Public Golf At Its Best”

[Written by Kim Swan & Jayson Jackson] Playing host to iconic sports celebrities over the past few days has brought home how significant Port Royal Golf Course is to showcase Bermuda at its best; we often take for granted what a magnificent asset this government-owned golf course truly is for our island home. It is a PGA Tour championship golf course... Read more of this article

Kim Swan Returns To Golf Coaching At Belmont

Kim Swan Returns To Golf Coaching At Belmont

Golf coaching with Kim Swan will be resuming at Newstead Belmont Hill Golf Course. Kim Swan said, “As some of you will be aware I have been overseas a great deal over the past few months this year, assisting with an urgent family matter. I thank you for the understanding and support during this time. “I have resumed private coaching/teaching... Read more of this article

Golfer Kim Swan Reflects On Championships

Golfer Kim Swan Reflects On Championships

[Written by Stephen Wright] Bermuda golfer Kim Swan has responded to comments criticising his performance at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, insisting the “haters” have reawakened his fighting spirit. Arguably the best golfer Bermuda has ever produced, Swan planned to retire after the PGA Tour event at Port Royal Golf Course but has shelved... Read more of this article

Kim Swan Gets Sponsor Exemption For PGA Golf

Kim Swan Gets Sponsor Exemption For PGA Golf

The Butterfield Bermuda Championship announced today it has extended the tournament’s first sponsor exemption to Kim Swan, who will make his Butterfield Bermuda Championship debut, which returns to Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, October 27-30. A spokesperson said, “One of the Butterfield Bermuda Championship objectives is to continue to... Read more of this article

Column: Debate Ideas And Not Personalities

Column: Debate Ideas And Not Personalities

[Opinion column written by MP Kim Swan] I read the recent comments from former Premier Cannonier with great interest. I had hoped that he would be bringing forward a vision from the OBA on tourism or any other issue critical to the elevation of the condition of our people. It would have been refreshing to hear their perspective and that we would be... Read more of this article

Kim Swan Coaching At Newstead Belmont Hills

Kim Swan Coaching At Newstead Belmont Hills

After leaving his teaching role at Port Royal Golf Course, golf professional Kim Swan is currently teaching at the Newstead Belmont Hills Resort. The former PGA European Tour Player, former President of the Bermuda PGA, and the current Bermuda PGA Secretary, said, “As the Chairman of Bermuda Government Golf Courses, we recently reorganized our senior... Read more of this article