Metro Seniors continue ‘meh’ season.

It promised to be a beautiful Friday morning on the grounds of historic Les Bolstad golf course at the UofM.

The Valley team took to the fairways to take on Fountain Valley. In a day of feast and famine, they had two 0-point and two 6-point outcomes for a 12-12 tie. In an uncharacteristic round, Jeff Towey did not find his game and was swept 0-6. Dean Penk, vying for team MVP, drops a net 69 and wins all the points 6-0. Doug Paquette continued with solid play with a net 70 also won all the points with a 6-0 drubbing. Unfortunately, anchor man Randy Zejdlik was off his game and was shut out, losing 0-6.

The Golden team did not fare well versus 3rd place Gross. Steve Slivken dropped the front 9 and the back 9 went down to the last hole where he almost dropped the birdie on the 409 yard par 4 finishing hole. With his gimmie par he was able to win the back 9 for 2 points. Roger Hamm won the front side 1 up and was 1 down on the back. He also parred 18 with a great up and down from over the green to win that hole and the match and a tie on the back 9 for a 5-1 victory. Stan Hop admitted that he forgot how to putt on the front 9 and lost that 3 down. He improved on the back by 9! strokes but even that was only good enough for a back 9 split and a 1-5 loss. Dan Olson lost the front 9 on the 9th hole and was even on the back through 13 before the pot holes knocked the wheels out of alignment. Dan lost 0-6. The team finished with a 8-16 loss.

Valley gained a spot to 12th place overall with their split and Golden dropped to to 9th.
Current Standings  This week’s results

Next week we play at Greenhaven course where Valley plays 2nd place Wirth and Golden will hope to get better versus dead-last Como.

WNL Week 7 Recap (6/5/24)

Despite the lightning, hail, and downpour, all groups were able to finish their rounds and I didn’t hear of anyone using their putter as a lightning rod. I was also pleasantly surprised how dry the cards were kept.

Score Cards: Score card commentary is being minimized based on performance. Keep doing the following:

  • Ensure your tee time is on the card
  • Check handicaps before teeing off
  • Fill out the tee box field with either Blue/White (B/W M) or Gold (G)
  • 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 – Theo Scheunemann, Dave Repinski (33) ($5 each)
  2. Low Gross – Howard Hoffman, Dave Supalla (34) ($5 each)

Net Skins ($50.00 per side)

  1. Front 9 – Brent Nordstrom (eagle on 2); Tom Scheunemann (eagle on 3); Lee Hulkonen (eagle on 4) ($16.67 each)
  2. Back 9  – Dan Gregorich (eagle on 18); Joe Christianson (eagle on 11) ($25 each)

Nearies ($10.00 per winner)

  • Hole 1 – Closest to Pin in Two – Neal Reykdal
  • Hole 4 – Closest to Pin – Matt Grove
  • Hole 8 – Closest to Pin – Chris Tietz
  • Hole 9 – Longest Putt – Barry Scharmer
  • Hole 11 – Closest to Pin in Two – Howard Hoffman
  • Hole 12 – Closest to Pin – Todd Olson
  • Hole 17 – Closest to Pin – Theo Scheunemann
  • Hole 18 – Longest Putt – Matt Hadley

Metro Senior Teams have split success on another wet Friday

Wirth Golf course was plenty wet before the start and additional rain didn’t help. Lift, clean and place helped but finding a non-flooded stance was a challenge. Golden held their own with an 11-9 win over the three-player team from Valleywood. The Valley team took it on the chin with a 7-17 shellacking by the 1st place University team.

Dean Penk was the bright spot for the Valley team shooting a great net 74 and skunked his opponent for 6 points. Mark Steinhauser and captain Sheldon Silberman were both shut out, each with uncharacteristic net scores of 87. Emmy Yates came through with 1 point tying the front nine when his opponent pulled two shots in the trees and water on number nine.

The Golden team faired a bit better but could have done more damage. Playing in the D spot, Gary Scharmer was playing the card as he had no opponent. Unfortunately, Gary did not have a good day shooting a net 83 and only got the minimum 3 points. Rahul Tamhane also struggled on the wet course with net 85 and was skunked. Steve Silken shot a very nice net 70 but was only able to win the front for two points against his opponent’s net 73. Mark Deede came through for the team with a sweep of 6 points on the strength of a net 74 when his opponent just could not get things going in the wet conditions.

Valley dropped to 13th place overall and Golden held at 7th.
Current Standings  This week’s results

Next week we play at the University Les Bolstad course where Valley plays 8th place Fountain Valley and Golden will tackle 3rd place Gross.

Lone Ranger Results

Playing on yet another soggy weekend, ten teams took to the task to claim the 2024 Championship of the Lone Ranger. If you haven’t played this event yet, put it on your 25 schedule. It’s fun, frustrating and a great time cheering for your mates.

Brynteson/Hoffman/Jocelyn/Paulsen played early and were leaders in the clubhouse for a long time at -12. The only team that could catch them were Slivken/Steichen/Silberman/ Courtney. Catch them they did, with THREE net birdies on #17 (2 natural). Then #18 happened. They could not manage to get 3 net pars to stay at -12. A single net bogey on a Lone Ranger hole sunk them to 2nd. A great finish indeed.

Full results are here.

Finishing in the money.
On Course Prizes
Net Skins (top) Gross Skins (bottom)

Week 6 WNL Recap (5/29)

Brookview was looking lush and green on Week 6, but WNL dodged the rain for another beautiful night in Golden Valley.

Score Cards: Scorecards were good, with only 1 card missing the tee box. Looking to eliminate this section of the recap going forward.

  • Hole Max: A reminder, per the League Guide, if you reach 8 strokes and you have not yet holed out, you are to pick up your ball. If this happens (or you concede your hole outside of a given putt) please mark an X on your scorecard for the hole. This is new for this year and helps scorekeeping in Golf Genius. It is also in line with the new USGA handicap guidelines for holes that are not finished.

The League Guide (which Roger has memorized) calls out if you hit the hole max the best you can do is tie the hole (if both you and your playing partner hit the max). Regardless of your handicap.

Food Specials: Week 6 was the first night of the new 316 WNL food specials.

  • Each week there will be one $10 food option.
  • It will rotate between:
    • BLT w/ chips (5/29, 6/19, etc…)
    • Boneless Wing Basket (6/5, 6/26, etc..)
    • Wrap w/ chips (6/12, 7/10, etc…)

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 – Brad Soderling, Rick Monro (34) ($5 each)
  2. Low Gross – Erik Swanson (35) ($10)

Net Skins ($50.00 per side)

  1. Front 9 – Dan Roberts (eagle on 5); Ryan Brunt (double eagle on 6) ($25 each)
  2. Back 9  – Val Nde (eagle on 13); Sam Casey (eagle on 18) ($25 each)

Nearies ($10.00 per winner)

  • Hole 1 – Closest to Pin in Two – Erik Swanson
  • Hole 4 – Closest to Pin – Ken Hanson
  • Hole 8 – Closest to Pin – Jeff Towey
  • Hole 9 – Longest Putt – Theo Scheunemann
  • Hole 11 – Closest to Pin in Two – Matt Payne
  • Hole 12 – Closest to Pin – Brian Egan
  • Hole 17 – Closest to Pin – Michael Saless
  • Hole 18 – Longest Putt – Noel Jacobson

Naz Reid (Wolves in 7)

WNL Week 5 Recap (5/22/24)

Lots of wind this week, and many, many wet spots! We played a shortened back nine as the fairway on #14 was still flooded from the overnight 2.75 inches of rain. We also shuttled players from the tee to the fairway on #5 as the pond covered the bridge entrance. Overall, the course was pretty playable considering the conditions. The greens were still rolling fast and the pace slowed a bit this week with the front finishing around 2:30 but the back ending at 2:45. Keep up with the group in front!

Score Cards: Lots of great looking cards this week! Everyone had tees properly identified. However, there was still one card missing a last name. Several folks played with incorrect handicaps so if you see a different point score than what you had on your card, check your own and your opponents handicaps – the system automatically adjusts. There were numerous addition errors as well. When you don’t get these things right, we have to manually check for correct data and it takes extra time.

  • Tee Box: We had no cards that were missing the tee box. Continue to mark if you’re playing Blue / White (members) or Gold to help ensure we’re applying the correct handicap
  • Tee Time: every card had the correct tee time. Having your tee time on the card helps to ensure we have all of the cards at the end of the night.
  • Hole Max: A reminder, per the League Guide, if you reach 8 strokes and you have not yet holed out, you are to pick up your ball. If this happens (or you concede your hole outside of a given putt) please mark an X on your scorecard for the hole. This is new for this year and helps scorekeeping in Golf Genius. It is also in line with the new USGA handicap guidelines for holes that are not finished. We had a lot of X’s this week!

The League Guide (which Roger has memorized) calls out if you hit the hole max the best you can do is tie the hole (if both you and your playing partner hit the max). Regardless of your handicap. There was one card with a 9 versus a 10. They should have picked up after 8 strokes and called it a tie!

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 – Peter Steichen (34) ($10)
  2. Low Gross – Howie Hoffman (35) ($10)

Net Skins ($50.00 per side)

  1. Front 9 – Brian Sutton (eagle on 6); Brian Egan (eagle on 9) ($25.00 each)
  2. Back 9  – Phil Berndt (gross eagle on 14) ($50.00)

Nearies ($10.00 per winner)

  • Hole 1 – Closest to Pin in Two – Neal Oestreich
  • Hole 4 – Closest to Pin – Corey Smith
  • Hole 8 – Closest to Pin – Chuck Bernardy
  • Hole 9 – Longest Putt – no card
  • Hole 11 – Closest to Pin in Two – Perry Jacobson (3″!)
  • Hole 12 – Closest to Pin – Chuck Kugler
  • Hole 17 – Closest to Pin – Pete Steichen
  • Hole 18 – Longest Putt – Greg Donohue

2 Man Match Play underway

On Saturday the Chase to the Crown for the 2 man match play teed off.

For full results see Golf Genius – click on results: LINK
(also available on the right-side menu)
3 matches went into extra holes:

  • Jon Von Eschen & Brent Lindstrom took 20 holes (after tying the match on 18) to beat Stan Hop & Chuck Bernardy.
  • Michael Saless & Luke Rajkowski won the 18th to send it into overtime, only to get beat on the 19th hole by Christian Tietz & Michael Huhn.
  • In similar fashion, Eric Berg & Gerry Meier won the 18th to go into extra holes only to exit after 19 courtesy of the Jordan Cartell.
Match Results
On Course Prizes
Skins

Metro Seniors Split at Columbia

Playing on a fast course with lightning greens and difficult pins the metro seniors ground their way around the course to 1 W and 1 L.

Brookview Valley took on a solid Greenhaven squad. Jeff Towey, making his first Sr start tied the front 9, but couldn’t gain momentum on the back 9 and dropped the match 1-5.
Veteren Chuck Bernardy also struggled and managed to get shut out. Ramiro Sifuentes dropped the front 9 and managed a split on the back also losing 1-5.
Randy Zejdlik, anchorman, shot a net 78 and managed a sweep of all 6 points. Total was 8-16 loss.

The Golden team took on the undefeated and first place University team. Jim Stetler, making his debut, halved the front 9, won the back and the match by winning 5 of the last 6 holes and took away a 5-1 lead.
Roger Hamm tied the front side by losing #9 and then tied the back side and the match by losing #18 for a 3-3 tie.
Dan Olson, not his normal self, lost 4 of the first 5 holes. He managed to win the first 3 on teh back 9 and secured a 2nd 9 win, but lost the match for a 2-4 loss.
Larry Jocelyn, playing in his second match (first was a 6-0 win), stepped on the gas and never let up. Larry won 6 holes to his opponent’s 2. He walked off with another 6-0 drubbing. Final tally was a 16-8 win over a solid squad.

Valley is in 12th place overall and Golden is in 7th.
Current Standings  This week’s results

Next week we are off. We return to play at Wirth on May 31 where Valley takes on University and Golden will tackle Valleywood.

WNL Week 4 Recap (5/15/24)

Week 4 is in the books! The greens were rolling fast and the pace continues to be good. It’s hard to believe we’re over 20% of the way through the WNL season. There is still plenty of time for teams to work their way up the standings.

Score Cards: Lots of great looking cards this week! Both low scores (sorry Howie and Richard) and completed fields.

  • Tee Box: We were down to only 2-3 cards that were missing tee box. Continue to mark if you’re playing Blue / White or Gold to help ensure we’re applying the correct handicap
  • Tee Time: Also, down to only 2-3 cards that were missing tee times. In fact, they may have been the same 2-3. Having your tee time on the card helps to ensure we have all of the cards at the end of the night.
  • Hole Max: A reminder, per the League Guide, if you reach 8 strokes and you have not yet holed out, you are to pick up your ball. If this happens (or you concede your hole outside of a given putt) please mark an X on your scorecard for the hole. This is new for this year and helps scorekeeping in Golf Genius. It is also in line with the new USGA handicap guidelines for holes that are not finished.

The League Guide (which Roger has memorized) calls out if you hit the hole max the best you can do is tie the hole (if both you and your playing partner hit the max). Regardless of your handicap.

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 – Randy Milbert (31) ($10)
  2. Low Gross – Mike Manion (35) ($10)

Net Skins ($50.00 per side)

  1. Front 9 – Erik Pederson (eagle on 2); Dean Penk (eagle on 4); Randy Milbert (eagle on 7) ($16.67 each)
  2. Back 9  – Paul Olson (eagle on 14): Daniel Kjosvik (eagle on 15): Tom Aamot (double eagle on 18) ($16.67 each)

Nearies ($10.00 per winner)

  • Hole 1 – Closest to Pin in Two – Jeremy Host
  • Hole 4 – Closest to Pin – Richard Brynteston
  • Hole 8 – Closest to Pin – Marshall Rosner
  • Hole 9 – Longest Putt – Matt Haws
  • Hole 11 – Closest to Pin in Two – Joel Longo
  • Hole 12 – Closest to Pin – Dan Kjorsvik
  • Hole 17 – Closest to Pin – Andrew Gruber
  • Hole 18 – Longest Putt – Tom Aamot

Hall of Shame Nominee #2

  • Who is Brian?
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  • What tees did you play?

WNL Beer Program and Schedule

Sharing a reminder of the WNL beer program for 2024. Also including the current beer schedule for the remaining weeks of the year.

WNL Beer Program:

  • The first keg each week will be the remainder from the following week. (if any is left)
  • There is 1 light and 1 craft / domestic beer selection each week.
  • The kegs are tapped one at a time to keep the line moving and ensure later groups access.
    • The light and craft / domestic order alternate each week.
  • Glass sizes are 12oz to reduce waste.

Reminders:

  • The patio bar remains full service.
    • Additional beer, cocktail, & wine selections are available by cash, credit, and Brookview credit “chits”.
    • Nonalcoholic beverages are also available.
  • Food ordering and servers will return to the patio when 316 seasonal staffing allows.
  • Food is 10% off with Brookview membership.
  • An 18% service fee is included in the BMGA beer prices. This is not applicable to food orders or alternative beverage purchases at the patio bar.

2024 WNL Beer Schedule: