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2017 Season to begin soon

Hello all.

BMGA will open registration on noon CT on 25January.  We will accept registrations through 24March at 4pm.   An application form will be on this site beginning at noon on 25Jan.  There will be instructions on the form on how to submit.

Some info:

Wednesday Night League – nine hole matches played on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer.  16 week season, with the week of the 4th off.  You’re scheduled to play at least 11 of the 16 weeks, and generally guys who are available to play each week can find sub opportunities to get more weeks in.  Individual matches, but team standings, playoffs, etc.  Our Wed teams are 11 members and 8 play on any given Wed.  You can join as a single or bring friends along.   Typically we have a draft for team captains to fill their team up.  Each captain can keep 7 of their 11 players.  Those players cut and new guys end up in the draft pool.  If you wish to play with a buddy, we can make that known to the captains during draft night.  There are 16 teams of 11 players each : 176 members max.

Weekend Tournaments – we run 10 weekend tournaments throughout the summer of varied format.  We usually get 40-60 players for each event and pay out prizes, provide free beer/sodas, manage scoring, etc.  You can play in however many you want – 0, some, all – whatever.  You pay for each one individually but must be a BMGA member AND a Brookview patron.  There is no maximum membership

If you join league, you join for the season.

Cost:  We think this is a good value.

$70 annual BMGA member fee.  Required for both Weekend Tournies and WNL.

$290 – WNL fee.  Covers your greens fees for all Wednesday night matches.  Does not include cart

$42 / weekend tournament, $84 for each of the 2 2-day events.

$135/$100 GV-SLP Res/Non-res Brookview patron rate including handicap service.  Paid directly to Brookview golf, required for all members.

So all in it’s ~$460-$500 for WNL.

What you get:

Weekend tournaments include prize payouts equal to $12/player (which is included in the $42 event fee).  Also includes free beer/sodas after the event paid from the BMGA membership fee.

Wednesday night league includes weekly, as well as season long prizes, free beer/soda all season long (budget permitting), par 3 social, 4 food nights.

As a Brookview patron you also get a number of benefits including preference on tee times, discounted rates for non-league play, proshop discounts, etc.

 

Order or preference for membership goes:

1)      Golden Valley residents

2)      Returning members

3)      Board Member referall exemption (1 per board member, 9 max)

4)      New members on first-come-first-served basis.

After getting through #s 1-3, there are usually only a dozen or so spots available to new guys, which are usually filled within the first week or so.

 

2016 BMGA Banquet Trophy Presentations

2016 WNL winners

2016 WNL winners

2016 BMGA CUP Roger Hamm

2016 BMGA CUP Roger Hamm

2016 WNL MVP Chuck Bernardy

2016 WNL MVP Chuck Bernardy

2016 Sr. Club Champion - Scott Hartmann

2016 Sr. Club Champion - Scott Hartmann

2016 Shootout Winner Brian Beitlich

2016 Shootout Winner Brian Beitlich

2016 Individual Match Play Winner Roger Hamm

2016 Individual Match Play Winner Roger Hamm

Hole-in-One Winner - Steve Shellenbaum (Hole 12)

Hole-in-One Winner - Steve Shellenbaum (Hole 12)

2016 2 Man Match Play Champs: Andy Kim & Trent Mayberry

2016 2 Man Match Play Champs: Andy Kim & Trent Mayberry

The Banquet presentation

WNL FINALS!!

15 days after the WNL Finals, the post is finally here!!  Last year's runner up, Drawshank Redemption vs. this year's Cinderella story, WTF.  Up for grabs? This trophy:

the-hardware

and eternal glory... and $35 in chits, per player.

WTF was off to a slow start, while Drawshank was pretty steady after Match 1.  Match 1 was Josh Mueller & Phil Berndt (Drawshank) vs. Dick Koppy & Nate Host (WTF).  Mueller fired a net 35 against Koppy's net 38 taking home 6 points.  Berndt fired a net 36 against Host's net 40 taking home 7 points.  13 to 7 after match one in favor of Drawshank.  The trend continued after Match 2. Meder fired a net 34 with a double bogie on the last hole, while his opponent Joe Larson fired a net 36. Meder took home 6.5 points. Maday played without error in the first 5 holes, then came back to earth on the final four, but still shot a net 32 against Mayberry's net 37.  Maday took home 7 points, and after the first two matches, Drawshank was up 26.5 to 13.5.

WTF tried to turn things around in Match 3. Peyer, net 35, overtook Hengel, net 37 and Riggs needed almost all of his net 31 to take down Osborn's net 33.  WTF took home 12 to Drawshank's 8.  Coming into the final group, Drawshank was up 34.5 to 25.5.  Chris Garcia and Rob Wise put up net 35 and net 36 respectively, but couldn't overcome the deep hole they were in. Mike Ryan fired a net 37 and Matt Pacyna finished up with a net 32. After the dust settled, Drawshank avenged their second place finish from last year, and took home the title, winning 45.5 to 33.5 over WTF.

Congratulations to all this year and make sure to put the year-end banquet on your calendar.

Congratulations Drawshank Redemption!: semi-finals-win

finals-win

Josh Mueller (captain); Mark Hengel; Phil Berndt; Ben Raak; Mark Osborn; Brandon Meder; Matt Pacyna; Dough Maday; Mike Ryan; Barry Nelson; and Jon Cassens (not pictured).

Shootout Summary

We had an awesome day for the shootout. 24 guys showed up and brought their A-Game. After nine holes we had 9 guys secured for the back nine and 3 guys had a chip off for the final spot. Howie Hoffman took that down and rounded out the final 10 players of - Beitlich, Berg, Nestvold, Mangold, Grove(Matt), Hoffman, Hop, Monogue, Brower(Richard) & Hamm. (Ryan and Hamm won't the nearies respectively on 4 & 8)

 

Once on the back the back nine, the play was phenomenal and we had 6 chip offs needed on 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, & 18. Hamm went out first, followed by Brower(by a mere 2 inches), followed by Monogue, followed by Hoffman, followed by Grove, followed by Mangold(who squarely hit a tree on his 3rd shot), followed by Nestvold (an elimination by only 14 inches) and then we were down to 2 on 18 - Berg & Beitlich.

 

Both of them hit outstanding drives right down the middle leaving themselves less than 100 yards in. Berg approached first and stuck it to 8 feet followed by Beitlich hitting the front of the green to 35 feet. Beitlich's putt went inside Berg's to 5 feet. Berg lipped his birdie leaving Beitlich with sliding 5 footer for the tie, which he promptly drained to force a shootout champion chip off.

 

Berg went first with a beautiful chip to 8'9"....Beitlich had the pressure on him and followed with an awesome chip as well. It was obviously going to be a close measurement....however after the tape was pulled Beitlich was 8 inches close and prevailed as the 2016 Shootout Champion! For the day Beitlich and Berg respectively shot gross 75 & 76.

Shoot Out Field is Set!

Hi all.  Below is the shootout field.  We are teeing off at noon this Saturday.  We should be finishing up the front at about 2:30
All are welcome to watch the players come in and see who makes the cut.
Follow along on the back 9 and cheer on your favorites in Ryder Cup fashion!

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Calcutta Update

The 2016 Calcutta has come to a close. It was a great day of competition as expected. The weather was perfect!

We had a come from behind victor....

1st Place - Broyer/Kadue B - 198

2nd Place - Hamm/Nelson - 199

3rd Place - Mangold/Nestvold - 201

4th Place - Kim/Mayberry - 203

5th Place - Diedrich/Brower Rob - 209

 

Hole Prizes -

Long Putt #3 - Larry Hahka

Nearie #4 - Trent Mayberry

Nearie #8 - Brad Kadue

Closest in 2 shots #11 - Kelly Gallagher

Nearie #12 - Ted Roberts

Long Putt #15 - Tom Nestvold

Nearie #17 - Craig Wethington

 

There were 8 skins awarded, each earning $50. Dick Koppy has those winners.

 

Calcutta Round 1 Update

Here is the tee sheet for the 2nd round on Sunday: calcutta-round-2-tee-times

 

Here is a brief overview of the first round of the Calucutta.

We had a great day of competition in the first round after the auction on Friday night.

We have 3 teams tied at the top with net -13 (59) - Mayberry/Kim, Diedrich/Brower & Peterson/Peyer

Kadue B/Broyer are in 4th place with a net -10 (62) and in 5th place is Doherty/Supalla at net -9 (63)

Several teams are right behind them and will be great day tomorrow to see the race to the finish.

There were skins awarded today for $97.50 each

Hole #1 - Peterson/Peyer

Hole #4 - Gaasedelen/Millman

Hole #8 - Brower Ro/Diedrich

Hole #11 - Crandell/Kraus

 

Todays event hole prize winners are:

Long Putt #2 - Stanhop

Nearie #4 - Trent Mayberry

Closest in 2 #6 - Andy Kim

Nearie #8 - Jason Lunetta

Nearie #12 - Andy Kim

Long Putt #13 - Doug Diedrich

Nearie #17 - Forrest Nelson

Calcutta Details

The teams have been chosen and set....the tee times have been assigned. It's time to start thinking about the auction on Friday the 16th....

The teams are listed below along with the tee times. See everyone on the 16th!

NOTE: the handicaps for the event WILL BE CACLULATED OFF THE 9/15 REVISION!!

calcutta-tee-times

calcutta-teams

2-Man Match Play Re-Cap

The season long 2-Man Match Play came to a close on Labor Day. 64 guys, on 32 teams, entered the field in May and over the course of the past 4 months, it was dwindled down to 2 men and 1 team! There were a large number of close matches all summer along with some big margin wins. Koppy/Sjoblom took the EAST bracket and were up against the WEST bracket winners of Kadue/Wolosyn in the semi-final. Kadue/Wolosyn advanced themselves to the championship match with their 3&2 victory. Towey/Hamm won NORTH bracket and faced off against the SOUTH bracket winners (and 2-time defending champs) Kim/Mayberry. Kim/Mayberry advanced themselves to the finals again by winning the 18th hole for their 1 UP victory. On Labor Day, the 2 teams squared off for the championship and for the THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR, your champions are KIM/MAYBERRY. Congratulations to Andy and Trent!

 

The prize chits for all the match winners and opening weekend hole prizes have been submitted to the pro shop and will be available this weekend. The final tournament bracket is attached.

 

Look forward to seeing everyone compete in the 2-Man Match Play next year!

 

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Semi-Final Round, WNL Playoffs

Thirty-two of BMGA's bravest stood toe-to-toe and 16 withered away, while 16 move on for the title.  Top seeded Drawshank Redemption took on fifth ranked CTB and second-seeded WTF took on last year's champs, Young Gunz. Matt Pacyna and Phil Berndt kicked things off for Drawshank, with an early win, 10.5 to 9.5 over Steve Latham and Don Grove of CTB. Ben Raak and Mark Hengel, of Drawshank downed Kugler and Stacy Sundet of CTB 13.5 to 6.5, putting Drawshank in a good position, 24 to 16 after the first two groups.  Meder and Doug Maday, of Drawshank, withstood a strong challenge from Matt Grove and Joel Longo, of CTB winning 12 to 8.  The final pairing was Barry Nelson / Mike Ryan (Drawshank) vs. Wayne Nau / Joe Wrecza (CTB).  Nau and Wrecza put on a strong showing winning the final match 11.5 to 8.5, but Drawshank, needing only 4.5 to secure the win, moves on: 44.5 to 35.5. Every member of Drawshank Redemption will recieve $30 in chits for their victory.

Second seeded WTF dared to challenge the defending champs, Young Gunz.  Dick Koppy and Kyle Haab of WTF dropped a bomb on Ramiro Sifuentes and Neal Reykdahl of Young Gunz, scoring 16 points.  This following Koppy & Haab's 18 point bomb on the final week of the regular season.  Andy and Trent of WTF had plenty of firepower in their own right scoring 14.5 points over Nick and Chris of Young Gunz.  Needing only 10 points from the last two groups, WTF was resting easy. Nick Shultz (Young Gunz) took on Joe Larson (WTF), and the pair split getting 4.5 points each for their teams. Brad Jordan (Young Gunz) took 6.5 more points yielding only 3.5 points to Erik.  WTF needed only 2 points out of the last group, and predictably, they got it. Nate and Chris of WTF took 11.5 points over Kelly and Vince.  WTF moves on winning 50 to 28. Every member of WTF will receive $30 in chits for their victory.

Second-seeded WTF will take on top-seeded Drawshank Redemption on Wednesday September 14th for the crown. Drawshank, finishing 2nd place last year, has an eye on redemption (pun intended) while WTF, scoring 57 points in the final week of the regular season and another 50 this week, seeks to ride the hot hand to victory.