WNL Week 12 Recap (7/17/24)

A picture-perfect night for Bald Man Hot Summer Nights and Coors Lights on the patio. With only 6 weeks left, we’re getting into the playoff push.

Scoring:  All scores have now been entered and posted to your GHIN.

Team Results: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/10414042410068789156

Note: 6.5 points from Team 9 are not currently reflected in the weekly standings due to Kam Hanson playing 2 rounds. The 6.5 points have been added to the standings below and will be updated in the aggregate Golf Genius scoring next week.

Team Standings: 

WNL Individual Standings: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/10414042410941204389

Weekly Prize Results (Paid in Brookview Credit):

Low Gross & Low Net ($10.00 per category)

  1. Low Net – Dave Bialke (31) ($10)
  2. Low Gross – Dave Supalla (33) ($10)

Net Skins ($50.00 per side)

  1. Front 9 – Doug Paquette (eagle on 1); Thomas Nestvold (eagle on 7) ($25 each)
  2. Back 9 – Paul Yakshe (eagle on 12); Brett Notvedt (eagle on 14); Neal Oestreich (eagle on 18) ($16.67 each)

Nearies ($10.00 per winner)

  • Week 11 Hole 9 – Lee Haulkonen
  • Hole 1 – Closest to Pin in Two – Doug Paquette
  • Hole 4 – Closest to Pin – Dave Schoeller
  • Hole 8 – Closest to Pin – Scott Syverson
  • Hole 9 – Longest Putt – Peter Crane
  • Hole 11 – Closest to Pin in Two – Pat Hoffman
  • Hole 12 – Closest to Pin – Mike Ryan
  • Hole 17 – Closest to Pin – Dylan Johnson
  • Hole 18 – Longest Putt – Dave Supalla

Hall of Fame Scorecard: I don’t think I’ve ever seen a -7 on one hole by a group (3 eagles and a birdie)! Congrats to this crew for the hole 5 domination.

CIT Fourball has surprising results

In a rain/lightning interrupted and shortened event (15 holes) the full field (52 players across 26 teams) had an interesting go of it.

In the Gross division, Richard Brynteson & Luke Rajkowski held on to a one stroke victory over Howie Hoffman & Brad Jordan. Richard & Luke managed a 1 under front 9 versus the level par from the chasers, and that was the difference maker.
Rounding out the top finishers were 3rd place at +1, Larry Hahka & Doug Paquette and a three-way tie for 4th at +2 with Roger Hamm/Gerry Meier; Stan Hop/Steve Shellenbaum; Pete Steichen/Sheldon Silberman.

The Net division was also a close finish with many of the same names as above. Hahka/Paquette with a 1 stroke win at -9 over Brett Nybo & Dylan Johnson. Nybo/Johnson had a 3 stroke lead at the turn but stumbled on 13 and 14 to slip back.
Third place at -7 was Steichen/Silberman and in a four-way tie for 4th place at -6 were: Conner Paulson/Charlie Morse; Meier/Hamm; Brynteson/Rajkowski; Hop/Shellenbaum

Full results including skins and on course prizes can be seen here:
https://bgc-2024citfourball.golfgenius.com/pages/10315266233041209246
Or you can see this big-ass report

Too bad we had to shorten it as the final 3 holes could have been a difference maker with the results so tight.

Our weekend events have been very full, so remember to sign up for the next event, the Tupperware 2 person scramble on July 27th.  Registration ends July 19th.

Metro Seniors finally get a dry day but can’t capitalize

After two rainouts and a week off it was sure nice to finally have some nice golf weather!!  I think everyone that played would agree it was a beautiful day to play, especially with the golf course being all ours with a shotgun start.  Most groups finished in just over four hours. 

Things are sure tight at the top now.  Only a four point spread from first to forth place.  However, the BMGA teams are not in the top four. In fact, they are in the bottom four places in the 14 team league.

Some call Daytona “dogleg Daytona” for plethora of dogleg fairways. That and the primarily domed greens presented some challenges for our players. Competing against Hiawatha, The Valley team played some good golf with net scores in the low 70’s for three of the players. Unfortunately the Hiawatha team did even better. Ted Roberts was swept when his opponent shot a net 67! Mark Steinhauser finally got on the board with 4 points winning the front nine and the match 1-up. Captain Sheldon Silberman birdied two holes but could not beat a net par. He did well to win the last three holes to tie the back nine for 1 point. Randy Zejdlik shot a net 74 while his opponent was hot and cold. Randy won the back and the match for 4 points. Hiawatha won the match 15-9. Valley dropped a spot to 13th place.

The Golden team dropped from 7th place to 11th place with a lackluster 6-18 performance against forth place Columbia. Jim Stetler earned 2 points shooting a net 73 loosing to a net 72 in a close match. Rahul Tamhane started hot on the front nine winning the side and carrying over enough points to take the match and earn 4 points. Rahul shot a nice net 69 but his opponent stayed right with him shooting a net 71. Jim Sanford and Steve Couture struggled – a lot – and were skunked.

Current Standings  This week’s results

Next week we play at Valleywood where Golden takes on Hiawatha looking for revenge for their treatment of Valley this week. Valley takes on last place Como hoping to get some big points and move up a few spots.

WNL Week 11 Recap (7/10)

Once again, we didn’t let the weather on a Wednesday get the best of us. Appreciate everyone showing up on the adjusted time and keeping things moving to get the round in.

Sponsor of the Week / Sponsor Minute: Back by “popular request”, this spot is open to plug our gracious BMGA sponsors. Please send me your copy or we’ll revert to Brad Jordan (or ChatGPT) to say something fun about your business.

Handicaps: Hate to be a broken record, but…

  • There continues to be an uptick in handicaps on the scorecard that don’t match what is in GHIN. (especially when the back is playing shortened)
    • GHIN is the source of truth when it comes to handicap, not what is on the scorecard.
    • This can come into play when determining putts to give on a hole you may or may not be getting strokes on.
  • Best Practice: Check you and your playing opponents handicap to ensure they’re up to date.

Scoring:  All scores have now been entered and posted to your GHIN.

Team Results: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/10414042410068789156

Team Standings: 

WNL Individual Standings: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/10414042410941204389

Weekly Prize Results (Paid in Brookview Credit):

Low Gross & Low Net ($10.00 per category)

  1. Low Net – Matt Payne (31) ($10)
  2. Low Gross – Erik Swanson; Howard Hoffman; Matt Payne; Mike Manion (36) ($2.50 each!!!)

Net Skins ($50.00 per side)

  1. Front 9 – Matt Payne (eagle on 6) ($50)
  2. Back 9 – Frank Timpone (eagle on 10); Philip Barlow (double eagle on 15); Frank Abramson (double eagle on 11); Andrew Gruber (eagle on 16); Brent Nordstrom (eagle on 13); Ben Drews (eagle on 12) ($8.33 each)

Nearies ($10.00 per winner)

  • Hole 1 – Closest to Pin in Two – Jeff Mirviss
  • Hole 4 – Closest to Pin – Mike Gomez
  • Hole 8 – Closest to Pin – Brian Beitlich
  • Hole 9 – Longest Putt – Missing
  • Hole 11 – Closest to Pin in Two – Kevin Monogue
  • Hole 12 – Closest to Pin – Nick Hendrickson
  • Hole 17 – Closest to Pin – Joel Longo
  • Hole 18 – Longest Putt – Steve Binenstock

WNL Week 10 Recap (6/26/24)

Scoring:  All scores have now been entered and posted to your GHIN.

Handicaps:

  • There continues to be an uptick in handicaps on the scorecard that don’t match what is in GHIN. (especially when the back is playing shortened)
    • GHIN is the source of truth when it comes to handicap, not what is on the scorecard.
    • This can come into play when determining putts to give on a hole you may or may not be getting strokes on.
  • Best Practice: Check you and your playing opponents handicap to ensure they’re up to date.

Team Results: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/10414042410068789156

Team Standings: 

WNL Individual Standings: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/10414042410941204389

Weekly Prize Results (Paid in Brookview Credit):

Low Gross & Low Net ($10.00 per category)

  1. Low Net – Mark Lange (30) ($10)
  2. Low Gross – Erik Swanson (36) ($10)

Net Skins ($50.00 per side)

  1. Front 9 – Brian Beitlich (eagle on 3); Tom Robinson (eagle on 4); Theo Scheunemann (eagle on 5) ($16.67 each)
  2. Back 9 – Andy Czech (eagle on 17); Doug Paquette (eagle on 13); Greg Hayes (eagle on 11); Peter Crane (eagle on 15); Tom Bischel (eagle on 16); Tom Scheunemann (double eagle on 18) ($8.33 each)

Nearies ($10.00 per winner)

  • Hole 1 – Closest to Pin in Two – Stan Hop
  • Hole 4 – Closest to Pin – Tom Robinson
  • Hole 8 – Closest to Pin – Kent Riggs
  • Hole 9 – Longest Putt – Chris Gaspard
  • Hole 11 – Closest to Pin in Two – Mike Gomez
  • Hole 12 – Closest to Pin – Mike Deede
  • Hole 17 – Closest to Pin – Ryan Brunt
  • Hole 18 – Longest Putt – Tom Scheunemann

Rotation Results

After a lot of shuffling, we were able to hold the Rotation and had 29 teams compete in both the gross and the net events. It was a slog and a slug fest. Full results are posted here: LINK

In the Net event it was trying to hang on for dear life in those last 6 holes of alternate shot.

  • There was a 3 way tie for fourth place at 7 under par:
    • Nde & Monro stumbled coming home with +5 in the last 6 but finished in the money
    • K Hanson & Rosner had 2 net eagles and a -3 finish
    • Payne & Berndt had a solid last 6 at -2
  • There was a 2 way tie for 2nd place just 1 stroke ahead at -8:
    • Gaspard & Bolduc played 15 -18 at -5 to shoot way up the leader board
    • Beitlich & Grubb were solid all day
  • The Champs at -9 were going to be hard to beat with 2 gross eagles (#2, #9) are Richard Brynteson & Howard Hoffman

In the Gross event it wasn’t even close if you paid attention to the last bullet point above. Howie and Richard were -4 in the scramble, -2 in the best ball (their only stumble a bogey on 8) and -1 in the alternate shot. Their total of -7 was a 6 stroke victory.
In a 3 way tie for second at -1 were: Beitlich/Grubb; Payne/Berndt; Jordan/Swanson

On course prizes – except hole 8 – if you know where it is, please capture it.

On Course Prizes.

Notes: last fall year the board adopted the “Richard Brynteson rule” as brought forth by Richard. That rule states that a player that wins chits in multiple flights/events in a single tournament is only eligible to win the chits & points in 1 of those flights/events. The chits they win is the highest of the ones available.
In this event this happened 3 times:

  • Hoffman / Brynteson: First place in Gross & Net
  • Payne / Berndt: T4 in Net and T2 in Gross
  • Beitlich / Grubb: T2 in both

This complicated the payouts. The prizes that could not be given out was added up and then re-allocated evenly to all those that finished in the money (places 1-4 in both). Therefore, what you see in the link above may not be what was listed before. What is in the link above in now correct using the method described.

Please note that this rule does not apply for the club championship(s) as each championship is considered it’s own stand alone tournament.

Lastly, I hope you noticed the new bench on #16. Larry Larson will be forever remembered by the BMGA and Brookview faithful.

Larry Larson’s bench on 16
“Love you Man” was a standard Larson sign off.

Shootout Status: Are you in or are you out?

The BMGA season will wrap up on Sunday, October 6th with the BMGA Shootout. For those who are not familiar with the event, it is the end of season culmination event where we will crown our 2024 Championship Player of the Year.

This is a qualification event, where the top 12 players in WNL and top 12 players in weekend BMGA Cup points earn their spot. After 9 holes, the lowest 10 net scores advance to the shootout where one player is eliminated per hole until there is only one remaining.

WNL Players earn their spot with the points accumulated through the season. Taking the best 10 scores. Weekend players earn points through tournament results.

Let’s look at where we are so far:

Wednesday Night League

You can follow along by checking out the Player Standings page. Remember, it is a best 10 scores determines your placement. Here are the top 20 as of today!

Weekend BMGA Cup Points

Every tournament has a Season Points page were you can follow along. Here are the top 20 as of today!

There is still A LOT of time to move to the top 12!

WNL Week 9 Recap (6/19/24)

We’re shockingly already at the midway point of the season! Wednesday continues to be the best night of the week for golf in the Twin Cities. Hoping the trend continues for the back half of the year. 

Did I miss @brookystrong trending last weekend?

Handicaps:

  • There continues to be an uptick in handicaps on the scorecard that don’t match what is in GHIN. (especially when the back is playing shortened)
    • GHIN is the source of truth when it comes to handicap, not what is on the scorecard.
    • This can come into play when determining putts to give on a hole you may or may not be getting strokes on.
  • Best Practice: Check you and your playing opponents handicap to ensure they’re up to date.

Score Entry:

  • There are a handful of cards each week where the 9-hole scores is off a stroke or 2… 
  • While the computer “does the math” having the total score is helpful to ensure the numbers were entered correctly into the computer.

Scoring:  All scores have now been entered and posted to your GHIN.

Team Results: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/10414042410068789156

Team Standings: 

WNL Individual Standings: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/10414042410941204389

Weekly Prize Results (Paid in Brookview Credit):

Low Gross & Low Net ($10.00 per category)

  1. Low Net – Ken Hanson (32) ($10)
  2. Low Gross – Eric Fryc, Michael Ryan (37) ($5 each)

Net Skins ($50.00 per side)

  1. Front 9 – Brad Soderling (eagle on 1), Daniel Kjorsvik (eagle on 2), Mick Krause (eagle on 4), Ben Drews (eagle on 5), Brian Wright (eagle on 7), Marty Stillman (eagle on 8) ($8.33 each)
  2. Back 9  – Jake Waletzko (eagle on 16), Tom Scheunemann (eagle on 17) ($25 each)

Nearies ($10.00 per winner)

  • Hole 1 – Closest to Pin in Two – Brad Soderling
  • Hole 4 – Closest to Pin – Eric Fryc
  • Hole 8 – Closest to Pin – Marty Stillman
  • Hole 9 – Longest Putt – Wayne Nau
  • Hole 11 – Closest to Pin in Two – Jared Britton
  • Hole 12 – Closest to Pin – Rick Monro
  • Hole 17 – Closest to Pin – Nick Ward (made the putt)
  • Hole 18 – Longest Putt – Tom Lipanot (birdie)

Metro Seniors Enjoy a Great Day at Green Haven

The Green Haven course is in excellent shape and the greens were rolling true. This worked out well for the BMGA Golden Team, but not so much for the Valley team.

Competing against Wirth, The Valley team, with a shortage of A players struggled to gain 7 points. Ted Roberts swept his missing opponent by shooting a net 70 taking all six points in the match. Captain Sheldon Silberman played well with a net 74 but could not beat a net 69, loosing on the last hole of each nine and getting skunked. Doug Diedrich’s struggles continued with a net 83 and 0 points while Doug Paquette shot a nice net 72 that was just not enough against a net 71. Doug tied the front nine for 1 point. The 17 points Wirth garnered vaulted them into 1st place in the league. 

The Golden team jumped up a couple places in the standings to 7th but is still 25 points out of 1st. Playing against the last place Como team they took care of business with a 13-11 win. Dave Repinski stumbled a bit on the front nine shooting a 44 and loosing down-4. He came back strong on the back shooting a 39 and winning up-1 for 2 points. Steve Shellenbaum did not have his best stuff and lost the front down-2. He hung close on the back for a tie but only 1 point for the match. Dave Bialke, in his first Metro Seniors win, shot a net 69, coming back on the front with a dramatic match tying par on #9 and going on to win the back shooting a 42 and winning up-2 taking 5 points for the match. Not to be outdone, Richard Courtney shot a net 70, tied the front by hanging on the last two holes and going to a 2-up win on the back with four pars giving the team a 13-11 win.

Current Standings  This week’s results

Next week Valley hosts the league at Brookview where they play the Golden team. It could get ugly!

WNL Week 8 Recap (6/12/24)

Back to back weeks dodging the weather to get all of the rounds in.

Hole in One Alert: Shout out to Richard Brynteston on your Hole in One earlier this week! While it didn’t happen at Brookview or a BMGA event (the hole in one pot remains above $5k) it’s still quite the accomplishment!

BMGA @ the US Open: Brooky Strong is making a push to get trending during the US Open this weekend. BMGA alumni Craig Wethington will be sitting behind the 17th green Saturday yelling “Brooky Strong” after the first putt of each golfer who either has the lead or tied for the lead when playing 17. Follow along on their Instagram (@brookystrong) and show your support! With only 3 followers currently, they’re going to need some help to get trending…

Score Cards: We slipped a bit this week on the Tee Box being filled out correctly.

  • Tee Box: Continue to mark if you’re playing Blue / White or Gold to help ensure we’re applying the correct handicap
  • Handicaps: Had a few handicaps that didn’t quite match. Once again remember to check you and your playing opponents handicap to ensure they’re up to date.
  • Total Score: When adding up your totals don’t feel shy in using the calculator on your phone.
    • There are a handful of cards each week where the 9-hole scores is off a stroke or 2… 
    • While the computer “does the math” having the total score is helpful to ensure the numbers were entered correctly into the computer.

Scoring:  All scores have now been entered and posted to your GHIN.

Team Results: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/10414042410068789156

Team Standings: 

WNL Individual Standings: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/10414042410941204389

Weekly Prize Results (Paid in Brookview Credit):

Low Gross & Low Net ($10.00 per category)

  1. Low Net – Philip Barlow, Matt McClernan, Dan Roberts (33) ($3.33 each)
  2. Low Gross – Mike Manion (35) ($10)

Net Skins ($50.00 per side)

  1. Front 9 – Gregg Larson (eagle on 1), Brian Notvedt (eagle on 2), Nick Gnerer (eagle on 5) ($16.67 each)
  2. Back 9  – Michael Salles (double eagle on 15), Gary Scharmer (eagle on 14), Adam Thom (eagle on 10) ($16.67 each)

Nearies ($10.00 per winner)

  • Hole 1 – Closest to Pin in Two – Greg Larson
  • Hole 4 – Closest to Pin – Bill Carlson
  • Hole 8 – Closest to Pin – Greg Donahue
  • Hole 9 – Longest Putt – Dan Peters Jr
  • Hole 11 – Closest to Pin in Two – Wayne Nau
  • Hole 12 – Closest to Pin – Gerry Meier
  • Hole 17 – Closest to Pin – Doug Zuck
  • Hole 18 – Longest Putt – Doug Zuck