Individual Match Play

Our second weekend tournament is ready to kick off. On May 30th we will have our opening weekend event.

The bracket can be found via Golf Genius and will be linked on the home page at all times.

Tee times for those playing can be found via the Tee Sheet on Golf Genius. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on the first tee starting at 6:30 AM.

If you are still interested in playing in the Individual Match play please reach out to me at golf-at-brynteson.info and we will get you scheduled.

At the conclusion of each match make sure to e-mail me the results so I can update the online bracket.

Brookview Teams Have Mixed Results in Metro Seniors

Bunker Hills hosted week two of the Metro Seniors League. Our two Brookview teams had mixed results. The Brookview Valley team amassed 19 out of a possible 24 points to jump in the standings. Tom Hansen, Gerry Meier, and Jim Husnik won all 6 points in their matches. Marty Mangold couldn’t hold onto his early lead and salvaged a hard fought point in his match.

The Brookview Golden team had a rough day. But they will come back strong. The team of Steve Susich, Chuck Bernardy, Ted Roberts, and Doug Diedrich battled hard but could only record Doug’s 2 points.

Congrats to Tom Hansen, who shared medalists honors with a flawless 73.

Results: http://metroseniors.org/weekly-results

Standings:  http://metroseniors.org/current-standings

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Hey guys, well this weeks scorecards were definitely not anything to brag about. Please remember first and last names, if you don’t know your team number any chance you can figure it out by week 3. Also there about 7 guys who have yet even purchased their patron card let alone their GHIN. This league is handicapped so that puzzles me a little.

One Scorecard per foursome Please!!! We have a limited amount of cards this season. Sorry if you have to use your phone or maybe get a scorecard from under the door of the clubhouse. Leave my scorecards to the 1 person scoring the 4 some. Please call anyone out if you see them grabbing a card just for themselves.

Games…. The team with the most points Mid-Round Crisis… $10 dollars per guy.. Brad Jordan, Nick Schultz, Greg Donahue, Nick Hendrickson, Neal Reykdal, Erik Swanson, Nick Ward, Ramiro Sifuentes…

Low Net $10 Bill Wallace 32

Low Gross $10 Alan Johnson 34

Net Skins Front: $12.50 Stephen Wernblom with a Real Eagle on #2. Nice! Don Grove #1 3, Luke Kannel #3 4, Ross Johnson #6 3

Net Skins Back: $12.50 Brent Nordstrom #10 3, Michael White #18 4, Dave Bialke #17 2, Zach Kamerer #15 3

Metro Seniors kick off 2020 season with 2 teams from Brookview

dateline – 17May- Columbia GC
The Valley team, captained by @steve-slivken played against a rejuvenated Fountain Valley team. @Jim-Sanford, @Stan-Hop, @Jim-Husnik and @Randy-Zejdlik could only manage 10 points out of the 24 max. Randy led the way with 5.
The Golden team, captained by @roger-hamm played against a tough Braemar squad. @ramiro-sifuentes, @doug-maday, @doug-paquette and @ted-roberts could only grab 8 points. This group was led by rookie @ramiro-sifuentes and his 5 points.

To find out more about the league, check out the traveling teams page or visit metroseniors.org. If you are over 50 and wish to play in a fully handicapped competition on Friday mornings, contact @steve-slivken or @roger-hamm

Week 1 Results (Sponsored by Bald Man Brewery)

Hey guys well for our first ever socially distancing round of Wednesday night league, that went really smooth. Thanks! Hopefully later this Summer we can actually hang out and have a beer.

The cards were perfect! Thanks for filling out last names as well and of course the much needed team numbers. For those of you have yet to download the USGA Ghin app your doing yourself a disservice. It’s quite handy and it will tell you what your handicap is for 9 holes Member tees in a flash. If there were any errors it was people not knowing their handicap.

Weekly Winners this week!

Low Net $5 Each Jesse Doughty & Jeremy Host (32)

Low Gross $10 Nick Schultz (34)

Team Most Points $10 (Team members who played) Putt for Dough

Roger Hamm, Tory Stellick, Dan Anderson, John Bolduc, Tom Bischel, Dan Kjorsvik, (Niska, and Schoeller… ) These 2 didn’t have a first name. There first names must be really long?

Skins Gross

Front $25 each: Dan Grubb 3 on #5 , Nick Schultz 3 on #7

Back $16.50 each: Alan Johnson 3 on #18 , Brad Jordan 4 on #16 , Patrick Burrage 2 on #12

2-Man Match Play Bracket

Below is the 2-Man Match Play bracket. A few reminders as we start this year-long tournament.

  1. You, as players, are responsible for setting up all tee times. There is NO opening weekend play for the 2-man match play this year. Please try your absolute best to schedule these as fast as possible.
  2. We have 74 players (37 teams!!!). It is the largest opening bracket we have had that I can remember. As such, there are a handful of round 1 matches or play-in-matches or the-computer-picked-you-sorry matches.
  3. When you matches are complete, you need to e-mail me so I can update the bracket. The dates on the bracket are when we would like those rounds completed prior to, get the first rounds in ASAP please.

If you believe you see any errors with pairings, you are missing, etc. please let me know ASAP.

View Bracket Online via Golf Genius

View PDF Bracket

Updated Course Handicap

As we get prepared to enter our first week of league the board thought it was important to remind all players of a few items. We also wanted to share news about the 18th hole.

Member Tees

For all league events, WNL and Weekend Tournaments, we use the Member Tee Shortened. This consists of a combo of Blue and White tees. Here is your list to remind yourself:

Front: #1 (Blue), #2 (Blue), #3 (White), #4 (Blue), #5 (Blue), #6 (Blue), #7 (White), #8 (White), #9 (Blue)

Back: #10 (White), #11 (Blue), #12 (White), #13 (Blue), #14 (White), #15 (Blue), #16 (White), #17 (Blue), #18 (White)

18th Hole

If you have not had a chance to play at Brookview this year you will discover a new White Tee box. This is set approximately 40 yards back from the previous tee box. With that, it means we have a new slope and rating for 2020. Below is the new course measurements and member tee handicap breakdown.

I would aim a little more to the right when teeing off from #18 now. Carrying the trees is a little more difficult.

Find all course handicap breakdowns via the MGA.

BMGA Start Date May 13th!

Today the board received the go ahead from Brookview to start play on Wednesday May 13th, week 2 of our schedule. Due to the 1 week delay we will play the week of August 26th which was previously being held as a rain-out date. We are planning to move the week 1 match-ups to August 26th, pending any rainouts during the season and if those are division match-ups.

The changes we mentioned in the previous post will be enacted, with a potential exception on scorecards. We are hoping to find a way to have a stack on 1 and 10 tee for use. Players will still need to send in a photo of the final card to both team captains.

Thank you for your patience as we worked through everything to get our season started as soon as we could, and very large thank you to Brookview staff working with the City of Golden Valley to give us the go ahead!!

Until we hear more from the Gov. there will not be any hanging out after our rounds. (This may change between now and May 13th.) We are waiting to hear if beer /food will be available for us and how that will be handled.

Thank you,

2020 BMGA Board

2-Man Match Play Registration Open

Registration for the 2020 2-Man Match Play tournament is now open. Registration will remain open through May 9th at Noon. You can register as a single or note your preferred partner. YOUR PARTNER NEEDS TO REGISTER AS WELL.

There is NO PAPER registration for this event. To register you can do one of the following:

#1 – Go to https://members.bmga.org and login. Once there, on the right side you will see 2020 Tournaments and you can choose to the 2-Man Match Play and register. Cost for the event is $12 to cover tournament payout. You will take care of all money with the course. If you cannot login please e-mail me so we can resolve/reset your password.

#2 – E-mail me (Richard) at golf@brynteson.info and let me know you wish to register for the 2020 2-Man Match Play Tournament. Let me know if you have a partner in mind. You will need to pay $12 via Venmo to @BMGAGolf

Please note we will be observing a few social distancing changes for 2020 until further notice:

#1: Rakes are not in the bunkers. It is play as it lies. Be nice, clean up after yourself when done in a bunker.

#2: The bracket will be ONLINE only. You will need to e-mail me promptly at the conclusion of your match so I can update the bracket.

Thanks,

Richard Brynteson
BMGA Weekend Event Coordinator

2020 WNL UPDATE

2020 WNL Members,

While we were unable to be together tonight for the spring social the board got together for a board meeting tonight with Ben Disch, Brookview’s manager, giving us an update on what we are able to do.  The board and Ben agreed the number one goal is to get the league in and started as soon as possible. 

We are planning for a May 6th start date for league play, however it is up to the City of Golden Valley attorney to give Ben the go ahead for leagues to play at Brookview.  Ben is working very hard and pushing to allow all leagues at Brookview to move forward. Captains will be creating schedules with a May 6th start date as week 1 and playing for 16 weeks.  With social distancing in mind and limiting common touch points we have modified league rules:.

1)  There will be no rakes in bunkers, which might create lies that are worse than expected, however we will “Play it as it lies.” Please be courteous to other players and smooth out the sand as best you can with your foot.

2) There will not be scorecards available when we tee off.  Captains will send out scorecards and we will post them on the website to be printed by individuals at home. A player from each group should keep a card for the foursome.  At the end of the round both teams must take a photo of the card and submit their scorecard to their captain.  The captains on both teams will review and submit the scorecard to the league.

3) All nearies, longest putts, and closest to the pin in 2 games will not be used.  Instead the money that was awarded to those games will be paid out to the team with the high point total each week.  The 8 members who played that week will receive $10 each

4) The hole in one prize will be in play this year. The cups are being installed upside down to limit common touch points which can cause a ball to pop out of the hole.  For a Hole in One to be counted it must remain within the cup.  

5) Food sales and beer are still up in the air.  Given our league runs over dinner time, members should plan accordingly.  We may also be limited on staying at the course afterwards to “socialize” even if at a safe distance.  We’ll work with the course to determine safe and appropriate options as more information becomes available.

Many people have asked about the checks they have sent in.  We started to hold off on cashing checks until we knew more.  While we are still in limbo, but planning/ hoping for a May 6th start, we will not cash the remaining checks until we know the league will move forward.  In the event we are unable to play WNL all summer, we will refund all payments. 

We hope everyone is excited for us to get going as a league with these modifications and will play honorably given the conditions we are under and the adjustments we need to make.  Please be checking the website www.BMGA.org frequently or your email to stay updated on the league.  This is the most effective way for us to communicate to 176 players.

Weekend events will also be moving forward, with minor updates to come later this week.

Thank you,

2020 BMGA Board