Welcome to the 2018 BMGA Golf Season. We will start our registration on January 24th at 8AM and it will finish at March 21st at 4PM. Submission of an application does not guarantee a place but remember priority to the league is: Golden Valley Resident, Returning Member, Board Exemptions and New Members.
Back last summer (you recall a summer, yes)? Larry Jocelyn was nice enough to take action photos of those that played in the 3ball (Calcutta event). Those images take 2 GB to store and we had a hard time finding a place for them to live...until now.
Here is a public access Google location where you might be able to see some awesome swings.
The 2017 Shootout was held on Saturday. It was a gorgeous day for the event.
After the front nine was played by the 24 qualifiers, the back nine field of 10 began to take place. There was not a chip off for the turn, and the cut line ended at an net even par 36. Making the turn were, Steve Couture, Jason Lunetta, Stan Hop, Wayne Nau, Ermin Cicic, Richard Brower, Pete Steichen, Jim Hegedus, Don Grove and Roger Hamm.
Nau was eliminated on #10 after a chip. Lunetta fell on #11 with a double. Richard Brower lost a 3-way chip-off on 12. Steichen, eliminated on 13, left even before the group behind him finished...he know it was over after an 8. Hegedus missed a short putt on 14 to force a chip off and was eliminated. Hamm had a rough go on 15, and after an 8, was eliminated. Grove gave himself some left side trouble on 16 (even played 7 for a shot), and was eliminated with 10. #17 saw some drama as all 3 players went to a chip-off shootout...2 solid chips to by Hop and Couture (4'6" and 4'1") eliminated Cicic.
Both, Hop and Couture were receiving strokes on 18 so it was an even duel on 18. Great drives were hit by both, and the 2nd shots ultimately determined the winner. With Hop just off the green in the rough on the right and , and Couture well right and short sided. Couture was unable to get up and down and finished with a bogey. Hop hit a decent chip, but left himself a knee knocking 4 foot slider for par.....DRAINO....STAN HOP WINS THE 2017 SHOOTOUT!!!
We had a great season of completion in both the single man and 2-man match play events.
Even with weather hiccups we all felt this year, I want to thank all the participants in both events for keeping everything on schedule and getting the matches completed as they were supposed to and kept everything on track.
SINGLE MAN MATCH PLAY RE-CAP
The single man match final pitted Dave Supalla against Steve Broyer. Dave and Steve chose to hold the final at The Meadows. Dave Supalla had a great day and finished his round with a 74, and with great day like that, he was able to close out the championship with a 5&4 victory to become the 2017 Individual Match Play Champion - Congratulations Dave!
Here are the final brackets and prize report for the single man tournament.
The 2-Man Match Play saw the teams dwindle down to Deede/Rogers versus Bolduc/Egan. Egan played a great round in the President's Cup the day before the 2-Man final and the family team of Deede/Rogers took a brief 3 week hiatus for a vacation before being able to schedule the final match. However, the break of play certainly seemed to help them and Egan couldn't carry his play in the President's Cup into the final. Deede/Rogers performed exceptionally in the final and won the match in the same fashion as the single man with a 5&4 victory. Congratulations Mike Deede and Ryan Rogers!
Here is the final 2-Man Match play bracket and prize report.
That's right, WTF (Where's The Fairway) is your 2017 BMGA Wednesday Night League Champions!
Captain Andy Kim and his squad finished runner-up in 2016 and came back to have a strong 2017 season - WTF finished the regular season with the most points (635) and on a 6 week winning streak. After a bye in round 1, they kept rolling with a win in the semi-finals and then last night won the Championship 43-37 over CTB.
Matt Grove and his CTB team had a good run, also winning the final 6 weeks of the regular season and 1st two rounds of the playoffs as a wildcard. They put up a good fight in their loss last night, but came up short to a white-hot WTF team. It was good to see that they were all smiles for their final selfie of the season.