Race to BMGA Shootout

In October, the top individual player will be crowned, at the 2022 BMGA Shootout. To be invited to this event you need to finish in the top 12 of WNL Player Points or top 12 of BMGA Weekend Cup Points.

Remember – the WNL MVP and BMGA Cup Champion are also awarded $250.00 prize each year!

Here is the list of the current Top 20 Players Player in WNL. Points are based on your 10 BEST scores during WNL play. There is still plenty of time to move up (or down) the list.

Player (WNL Team)Place
Smith, Corey (8)1st
Martin, Jeff (4)2nd
Jordan, Brad (11)3rd
Slivken, Steve (6)4th
Grove, Matt (1)5th
Binenstock, Steve (10)6th
Repinski, Dave (8)7th
Abramson, Frank (1)8th
Grubb, Dan (7)8th
Milbert, Randy (3)10th
Wallace, Bill (15)10th
Fox, Luke (15)12th
Timpone, Frank (9)12th
Hayes, Greg (8)14th
Larson, Greg (6)14th
Mangold, Marty (8)14th
Riggs, Kent (9)14th
Sustad, Mike (2)14th
Wethington, Craig (4)14th
Nelson, Tyler (10)19th
Anderson, Lucas (11)20th
Berg, Eric (16)20th
Gaspard, Chris (15)20th
Hamm, Roger (13)20th
Host, Jeremy (4)20th
Ryan, Michael (7)20th

The BMGA Cup is awarded to the top weekend player. Points are awards based on participating in tournaments and then placing in the top 4 at those tournaments. There are still 4 weekend tournaments to earn points at (2-Person Scramble on July 23rd / Club Championship Weekend on August 6th & 7th / President + Hall of Fame Cup on August 20th / Calcutta on September 18th).

Here are the current top 20 players. To see the full list.

NamePointsPlace
Larry Hahka2751st
Doug Paquette2751st
Stan Hop2751st
Steve Bensen2751st
Dylan Airhart2625th
Larry Larson2506th
Sheldon Silberman2506th
Jeff Martin2378th
Matt Grove2378th
Richard Brynteson22510th
Brad Jordan21211th
Richard Courtney20012th
Curtis Medina20012th
Steve Couture20012th
Ted Roberts20012th
Steve Shellenbaum20012th
Steve Slivken20012th
Chuck Bernardy20012th
Larry Jocelyn20012th
Darin Allen20012th

Week 10 Results (06.29)

Well it’s hard to believe we have already completed 50% of the regular season. After nine weeks of play we have the following division and wild card leaders;

Division Leaders

  1. Basset Creek North – Mid-Round Crisis
  2. Basset Creek South – Bald Man Brewing
  3. Golden Valley East – Who’s Your Caddy
  4. Golden Valley West – Brooky Strong

Wild Card Leaders

  1. Basset Creek Conference – I Like Big Putts
  2. Golden Valley Conference – Range Balls

On the course teams faced off in a week of Division clashes. After completion of play, the results are in.

Team Matches

  1. Brooky Strong wins their seventh match in a row whooping Par then Bar 49 to 31
  2. Range Balls whacks 9th Green at 9PM = 48.5 to 31.5 (Amended)
  3. Fairway 2 Heaven bests I Like Big Putts = 44.5 to 35.5
  4. Foreplay thumps CTB = 44.5 to 35.5
  5. The Loopers end a five-week skid upending Bald Man Brewing = 42.5 to 37.5
  6. Putt for Dough bests Team Hack Attack = 42.5 to 37.5
  7. Mid-Round Crisis edges Last Call = 41.5 to 38.5
  8. Zed Heads trim Who’s Your Caddy = 41 to 39

**Full Standings and Stats Posted Here**

Prize Winners (Paid in BMGA “Chits”)

Low Gross & Low Net ($10.00 per category)

  1. Low Gross – Peter Crane, Kevin Stoner, Dave Suppala, and Jeff Wagner with 37s – $2.50 per player
  2. Low Net – Peter Crane with a 29 – $10.00

Skins ($50.00 per side)

  1. Front 9 – Nick Bellestri – 3 (Net Eagle) on #5, Dylan Cooper – 4 (Net Eagle) on #7, Jeremy Hagen – 4 (Net Double Eagle) on #2, Greg Hayes – 3 (Net Ace) on #4, Greg Hayes – 4 (Net Eagle) on #1, and Brad Soderling – 3 (Net Double Eagle) #3 – $8.33 per winner
  2. Back 9 – Randy Milbert – 4 (Net Eagle) on #11, Kyle Johnsrud – 3 (Net Eagle) on #13, Eric Berg – 3 (Net Double Eagle) on #15, and Jake Waletzko – 3 (Net Eagle) on #18 $12.50 per winner

Nearies ($10.00 per winner)

  1. Hole 1 – Closest to Pin in Two – Matt Payne (Team 14) (Result: “Par”)
  2. Hole 4 – Closest to Pin – Brent Lindstrom (6) (Par)
  3. Hole 8 – Closest to Pin – Dave Schoeller (13) (Par)
  4. Hole 9 – Longest Putt – Corey Smith (8) (Birdie and it was a beauty as seen from the beer deck!)
  5. Hole 11 – Closest to Pin in Two – Justin Wallace (15) (Birdie)
  6. Hole 12 – Closest to Pin – Ryan Johnsrud (14) (Birdie)
  7. Hole 17 – Closest to Pin – Gerald Meier “Liberty” (16) (Birdie)
  8. Hole 18 – Longest Putt – Michael Meyer (5) (Bogey)

The Weekly Rant  

New Member Welcome: Jimmy Buckingham joined the WNL replacing an injured player on the Zed Heads. Welcome Jimmy!

Reminders

  1. Future Hole Closures: We have now had two hole closures during WNL play. If there are future closures, holes will continue to be “halved” so players should write down scores that will ensure a halving of the hole.  For example, Player A is getting a stroke. Player A writes down a 5 and Player B writes down a 4. If there is stroke index differential on the closed hole, players can agree on what score to enter taking into account current handicap, playing conditions, etc.”
  2. If an issue arises on the course during WNL play that could impact the results of your match, please bring the matter to the WNL Director’s (or other BMGA Board Member) attention so we can try to resolve it right away.
  3. Pace of Play is critical to the enjoyment of all. Ready golf is strongly encouraged!
  4. If you move a Prize Pin on the green, please be sure to move it back to its original position so the correct WNL member is awarded the much coveted BMGA Chits.

Handicaps

  • Please post your scores for WNL as they are not entered by the BMGA or Brookview.  Sandbaggers are not appreciated.
  • The WNL Director is not responsible for checking the accuracy of the player’s handicap on the scorecards. Check the GHIN App before teeing off to get your current handicap and adjust it to the Side (Front or Back) and Tees (Member or Gold).

Scorecards  

  • Scorecards should not be altered after being submitted without all impacted players agreeing to any changes to the results.  If agreement cannot be reached, the issue should be brought to the attention of the WNL Director of other BMGA Board Member.
  • Scorecards should be signed by at least one player from each team.
  • Listing of tee times, team numbers and poor addition are ongoing deficiencies.  Come on guys!
  • If someone concedes a hole, please mark an “X.”  This is especially important when both players score a 9 but the hole is conceded by the player who picks up their ball first.

Brookview 2022 Irrigation Project

The following post will be updated as we are made aware of changes on the course with regards to the 2022 Irrigation Project.

Background: The inground irrigation at Brookview is nearly 40 years old. The course made the decision to replace the entire system (regulation and par 3) with a new product. Notable changes include: no more sprinkler heads in the fairways or tee boxes, greens will have two sets – one dedicated to the green and one to the rough, and overall better coverage of the course.

The project is starting in April of 2022 and expected to end in late July / early August.

The BMGA has a local rule for Abnormal Course Conditions for WNL as seen below. Irrigation equipment and the damage done as part of the installation of new or removal of old is considered an Abnormal Course Condition and the player is entitled to free relief for Ball, Swing, Stance, or Line of Play.

Abnormal Course Conditions not marked

  • If a ball comes to rest in or on an area that appears to be Abnormal Course Condition (formally known as Ground under Repair), but is not clearly marked as such, relief may be taken provided the player and his competitor agree that the area is warranted for relief. 
  • The ball may be lifted, without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to the spot where it lay but not nearer the hole.  A ball in the fairway may be dropped in the fairway, a ball outside the fairway must stay outside the fairway.  This rule is not applicable to balls inside a penalty area.
  • This rule is intended for areas of the course that are currently under maintenance by grounds crew, drainage, or irrigation work. This local rule is not designed for areas of the course with poor surfaces, poor grass, etc.

June 29 Update – Hole #10 will be closed this evening. Players should proceed to Hole #11 to begin their match. The Member Tee Box on Hole #3 will be moved up to where the Gold/Red Tee Box is located.

June 15 Update – Hole #1 needs to be closed this evening due to the irrigation project. Players should proceed to Hole #2 to begin their match.

May 18th Update – Crews have finished laying the initial pipe on #1 and #2. Remember that if a sod seam impacts your ball lie, swing or stance you can take free relief for abnormal course conditions.

April 25th Update – Due to construction and maintenance, the Driving Range is closed from April 25th and will reopen on April 29th.

April 22nd Update – Starting the week of April 25th, pipes and other construction equipment will be placed on certain holes for the installation of the primary pipe that runs around the course. Ground is scheduled to be broken the first week of May.

2022 Rotation Results

In what started as a cold and rainy, after a quick 20 minute delay, turned out to be a wonderful day of golf. In the rotation we featured a NET and GROSS division.

In the GROSS Event. First Place went to Jake Waletzko + Nick Hendrikson who shot a sweet +2 over all 17 holes. (Yes, 17 holes…#9 was closed and removed from the event. Each player will receive $45 and 100 BMGA Cup Points.

Second place went to the senior standouts of Larry Larson + Sheldon Silberman with a +6 score. They earned $35 and 75 BMGA Cup Points.

Third place was a MASSIVE tie at +7. Those tied were: Craig Wethington + Jeff Martin, Don Grove + Matt Grove, Forrest Nelson + Steve Hartmann, Matthew Payne + Ramiro Sifuentes. For their effort they will get $10 each and 37 BMGA Cup Points.

In the NET Event. First place went back to those senior standouts of Larry Larson + Sheldon Silberman at -4. Second place was a tie with Dylan Airhart + Wade Warden and Jake Waletzko + Nick Hendrikson. Fourth place was also a tie with Brad Jordan + Nate Jordan and Craig Wethington + Jeff Martin.

On course prizes included:

  • #1 – Kevin Hearnen
  • #3 – Don Grove
  • #4 – Matt Payne
  • #5 – Brad Jordan
  • #7 – Alex Harding
  • #8 – Brad Jordan
  • #11 – Larry Hahka
  • #12 – Curtis Medina
  • #13 – Kirk Williams

Here is a summary of all the winnings. For GROSS and NET the low-non-placing team (i.e. outside of Top 4) in each of the three formats (Scramble, Fourball, Alt Shot) earned $5 each.

PlayersEventPayout (EACH)Points
Jake Waletzko + Nick HendriksonGross$45100
Larry Larson + Sheldon SilbermanGross$350
Craig Wethington + Jeff MartinGross$1037
Don Grove + Matt GroveGross$1037
Forrest Nelson + Steve HartmannGross$1037
Matthew Payne + Ramiro SifuentesGross$1037
Larry Larson + Sheldon SilbermanNet$45100
Dylan Airhart + Wade WardenNet$3062
Jake Waletzko + Nick HendriksonNet$300
Brad Jordan + Nate JordanNet$7.5012
Craig Wethington + Jeff MartinNet$7.500
#1 – Kevin HearnenCTP$10
#3 – Don GroveCTP$10
#4 – Matt PayneCTP$10
#5 – Brad JordanCTP$10
#7 – Alex HardingCTP$10
#8 – Brad JordanCTP$10
#11 – Larry HahkaCTP$10
#12 – Curtis MedinaCTP$10
#13 – Kirk WilliamsCTP$10
Matthew Payne + Ramiro SifuentesLOW Net 1 to 6$5
Darin Allen + Jeffrey OlsonLOW Net 7 to 12$5
Don Grove + Matt GroveLOW Net 13 to 18$5
Brad Jordan + Nate JordanLOW Gross 1 to 6$5
Alex Harding + Brian BeitlichLOW Gross 7 to 12$5
Marty Mangold + Steve MerrimanLOW Gross 13 to 18$5

Metro Senior Teams Crushed at Fountain Valley

The 8 guys representing the two Brookview Metro Senior Teams Drove to Fountain Valley, paid their $16 green fees and were smashed. It was like 41-0 all over again! The nets from the Brookview teams were 75, 75, 78, 78, 80, 80, 80, and 84.

Valley Team scored a total of 2 out of 24 points versus Hiawatha. Those came as a single point on the back nine by @Jim-Sanford and a rejuvenated @Randy-Zedjlik. Getting blanked were @Peter-Steichen and @Dean-Penk.

The Golden Team did not fare much better, losing 7-17. @Ward-Eames was able to manage 1 point. @Gary-Ridout, @Roger-Hamm and @Gary-Scharmer all won 2 each – all on the back 9 : Hamm won on the 18th hole, Scharmer won the back after losing 8 holes on the front.

With 6 weeks left in the season, Valley is in 8th spot with 90 points and Golden is in 10th with 86. For reference, the top five teams are all over 100 points.

Next week we are off for the fourth. In 2 weeks, we play at Daytona where Golden takes on 3rd place Braemar and Valley plays 2nd place Wirth.
We will see if the teams can get more than 7 combined points with a week of rest.

To find out more on the league, see Sheldon or Roger.

Standings | Results

Week 9 Results (06.22)

The BMGA faithful were back at it with a number of very close matches including two matches that ended in a tie.   

Team Matches

  1. Team Hack Attack (3) whacks Foreplay (Team 7) = 50.5 to 29.5
  2. Bald Man Brewing (15) pummels Par then Bar (14) = 47 to 33
  3. Fairway 2 Heaven (2) bests 9th Green at 9PM (9) = 45 to 35
  4. Brooky Strong (4) wins their sixth match in a row besting the Loopers = 43.5 to 36.5
  5. I Like Big Putts (10) over Range Balls (12) = 41.5 to 38.5
  6. Mid-Round Crisis (11) edges the Zed Heads (8) = 41 to 39
  7. CTB (1) ties Putt for Dough (13) = 40 All
  8. Last Call (5) uses only six players to tie Who’s Your Caddy (6) = 40 All

**Full Standings and Stats Are Here**

Prize Winners (Paid in BMGA “Chits”)

Low Gross & Low Net ($10.00 per category)

  1. Low Gross – Howard Hoffman & Mike Sustad with 35s – $5.00 each
  2. Low Net – Richard Courtney and Tyler Nelson $5.00 each

Skins ($50.00 per side)

  1. Front 9 – Kyle Spicer 4 (Net Double Eagle) on #3 and Chuck Bernardy – 2 (Net Ace) on #4. $25.00 per player.
  2. Back 9 – Tory Stellick – 3 (Net Eagle) on #10, Greg Hayes – 3 (Net Ace) on #12, Gary White – 3 (Net Eagle) on #13, and Jim Sherburne – 3 (Net Eagle) on #14. $12.50 per player.

Nearies ($10.00 per winner)

  1. Hole 1 – Closest to Pin in Two – Neal Reykdal (Team 11) (Result: “Par”)
  2. Hole 4 – Closest to Pin – Eric Berg (16) (Par)
  3. Hole 8 – Closest to Pin – Steve Bensen (3) (Three Jack Bogie)  
  4. Hole 9 – Longest Putt – Eric Kelley (14) (Bogie)
  5. Hole 11 – Closest to Pin in Two –Tim Lueder (12) (Birdie)
  6. Hole 12 – Closest to Pin – David Hillesheim (13) (Birdie)
  7. Hole 17 – Closest to Pin – Mike Pokorney (10) (Par)
  8. Hole 18 – Longest Putt –Nick Ward (11) (Par)

The Weekly Rant  

New Request

  • If an issue arises on the course during WNL play that could impact the results of your match, please bring the matter to the WNL Director’s (or other BMGA Board Member) attention so we can try to resolve it right away.

Reminders

  1. Pace of Play is critical to the enjoyment of all. Please be early to your tee time.
  2. BMGA veterans please take the time to welcome new members especially your new teammates! 
  3. Using a Range Finder with the Slope functionality turned on is prohibited under USGA Rule 4.3a (1).  The penalty for violating this Rule is the “General Penalty” (Loss of Hole in Match Play) with repeat violations leading to disqualification. For more information see USGA Rule 1.3c (2).   
  4. If you move a Prize Pin on the green, please be sure to move it back to its original position so the correct WNL member is awarded the much coveted BMGA Chits.

Scorecards  

  • Scorecards should not be altered after being submitted without all impacted players agreeing to any changes to the results.  If agreement cannot be reached, the issue should be brought to the attention of the WNL Director or other BMGA Board Member.
  • After eight weeks of play, some scorekeepers are still unwilling (or unable) to fill in their TEE TIME.
  • Signing a scorecard means it’s supposed to be complete and correct in terms of addition, scores, etc.
  • Scorecards should be signed by at least one player from each team.
  • If someone concedes a hole, please mark an “X.”  This is especially important when both players score a 9 but the hole is conceded by the player who picks up their ball first.

Handicaps

  • Please post your scores for WNL as they are not entered by the BMGA or Brookview.  Sandbaggers are not appreciated.
  • The WNL Director is not responsible for checking the accuracy of the player’s handicap on the scorecards. Check the GHIN App before teeing off to get your current handicap and adjust it to the Side (Front or Back) and Tees (Member or Gold).

Rotation Details

Here are the details of the 2022 2-Person Rotation:

Tee Times: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/8124461237120583545

Format:

Holes #1 — #6   Two-Man Scramble Format

  • Must use each player’s drive at least twice.  
  • “Winter rules” will be allowed within 1 club length of the ball in play, not closer to the hole. Must stay in the same “cut” of grass.

Holes #7 — #12   Fourball Format (a.k.a., Two-Man Best Ball)

  • The team score is the better gross score of the two players.

Holes #13 — #18   Two-Man Alternate Shot Format

  • Player #1’s tee shot is used on the odd numbered holes (#13, #15, & #17)
  • Player #2’s tee shot is used on the even numbered holes (#14, #16, & #18)
  • Each team must identify Player #1 and #2 before the start of hole #13.
  • On each hole players alternate shots, playing the ball as it lies, until the ball is holed-out.
  • Players cannot switch balls during the play of a hole unless the ball is lost or damaged.

On Course Prizes

  • Closet to Pin #4, #8, #12
  • Closet in Two #1, #5, #7, #11
  • Long Drive #3

Brookview Metro Senior teams hold steady against the field

After a few years of no league play, Columbia hosted this weeks Metro Seniors golf league. Having closed several holes for some public works construction, the course is back and in great shape. Everyone reported the greens were in great shape and the weather couldn’t have been better.

The Valley team won their match 16-8 over 9th place Bunker Hills. Both @Marty-Mangold and @Larry-Larson garnered all six points in their matches – Marty with a net 69 and Larry with a net 74. @Ted-Roberts shot a 37 (net 30!) on the front with two birdies to take 2 points but couldn’t beat his opponent’s 41 (net 34) on the back. @Ramiro-Sifuentes came out hot shooting a 38 on the front to get the first two points but fell flat on the back loosing the nine and the match. (Rumor has it he was anxious to make his massage appointment downtown and the match was dragging along and he lost focus!)  The 16 points won by Valley were the second most of any team this week – competition has tightened up between the teams with almost half the teams ending in tie matches.

The Golden Team couldn’t repeat their magic from last week losing 9-15 to Greenhaven.  @Curtis-Medina led the team getting all 6 points with steady play over a struggling opponent. @Doug-Diedrich had a great front nine wining the last 5 holes to take the first 2 points. Unfortunately, his opponent woke up on the back and won the first six holes for the match and and 4 points. @Mark-Steinhauser tied his opponent on the front to take 1 point. His opponent beat him by one stroke on the back. Unfortunately @Forrest-Nelson shot a decent net 74 but gave 5 strokes to a guy who shot a net 68! Forest was blanked.

Half way through the season, Valley is still in 6th place, only 2 points out of 5th and 6 points out of 4th. Golden dropped to 8th, only 9 points behind Valley.

Next week we play at Fountain Valley where Golden takes on 12th place Valleywood and Valley plays 13th place Hiawatha. This should be a chance to make a move back towards the top for both teams.

To find out more on the league, see Sheldon or Roger.

Standings | Results

Week 8 Results (06.15)

On what turned out to be wonderful night for golf (and hanging out on the deck) weather-wise, the first intra-conference matches took place in week 8. When all was said and done here is what occurred!

Team Matches

  1. CTB (1) rips Mid-Round Crisis (Team 11) = 46.5 to 33.5 (Amended)
  2. Brooky Strong (4) continues to roll blasting 9th Green at 9PM (9) = 46.5 to 33.5
  3. Last Call (5) ends a five-match skid by interrupting ForePlay (7) = 46 to 34
  4. Who’s Your Caddy (6) jacks Team Hack Attack (3) = 45 to 35
  5. Putt for Dough (13) gets their first win of the season over the Zed Heads (8) = 43.5 to 36.5
  6. Fairway 2 Heaven (2) over The Loopers (16) = 43.5 to 36.5 (Amended)
  7. I Like Big Putts (10) trims Bald Man Brewing (15) = 40.5 to 39.5
  8. Par then Bar (14) ties Range Balls (12) = 40 All (First tie of the 2022 season)

**Updated Standings and Stats Are Here**

Prize Winners (Paid in BMGA “Chits”)

Low Gross & Low Net

  1. Low Gross – Howard Hoffman with a 34 – $10.00
  2. Low Net – Frank Abramson, Kevin Hearnen, and Paul Olson with 33s – $3.33 per player

Skins ($50.00 per side)

  1. Front 9 – Mike Pokorney with a 3 (Net Double Eagle) on #2. $50.00 to Mike!
  2. Back 9 – Paul Olson with a 3 (Net Eagle) on #13 and Michael Saless with a 4 (Net Eagle) on #10. $25.00 per winner

Nearies ($10.00 per winner)

  1. Hole 4 – Closest to Pin – Dan Kjorsvik (Team 13) (Result: “Par”)
  2. Hole 5 – Closest to Pin in Two – Ben Zurn (13) (Par)
  3. Hole 8 – Closest to Pin – Eric Beitlich (7) (Par)
  4. Hole 9 – Longest Putt – Paul Bryan (2) (Birdie)
  5. Hole 11 – Closest to Pin in Two – Jeff Martin (4) (Three Jack Bogie)
  6. Hole 12 – Closest to Pin – Scott Syverson (4) (Birdie)
  7. Hole 17 – Closest to Pin – Tim Lipanot (5) (Birdie)
  8. Hole 18 – Longest Putt – Wayne Nau (1) (Par)

The Weekly Rant  

Reminders

  1. Using a Range Finder with the Slope functionality turned on is prohibited under USGA Rule 4.3a (1).  The penalty for violating this Rule is the “General Penalty” (Loss of Hole in Match Play) with repeat violations leading to disqualification. For more information see USGA Rule 1.3c (2).   
  2. BMGA veterans please take the time to welcome new members especially your new teammates! 
  3. If you move a Prize Pin on the green, please be sure to move it back to its original position so the correct WNL member is awarded the much coveted BMGA Chits.
  4. Pace of Play is critical to the enjoyment of all. Please be to your tee time early (10 Minutes is a solid benchmark).

Scorecards  

  • After seven weeks of play, some scorekeepers still can’t fill in their TEE TIME. “Really”
  • Players from two teams forgot what team they played on. (Two Cards = four players on each). Kudos for including your handicaps.
  • One player wrote down a 14 for a score.  The max score on a hole is 9!!!! (As in Nine). No wonder it takes us more than 2.5 hours to complete 9 holes 🙁
  • Signing a scorecard means it’s supposed to be complete and correct in terms of addition, scores, etc.
  • Scorecards should be signed by at least one player from each team.
  • If someone concedes a hole, please mark an “X.”  This is especially important when both players score a 9 but the hole is conceded by the player who picks up their ball first.

Handicaps

  • Please post your scores for WNL as they are not entered by the BMGA or Brookview.
  • The WNL Director is not responsible for checking the accuracy of the player’s handicap on the scorecards. Check the GHIN App before teeing off to get your current handicap and adjust it to the Side (Front or Back) and Tees (Member or Gold).