2-Person Scramble Results

We dodged what was supposed to be rain in the morning and it ended up just being really hot! In our third year of running the 2-Person Scramble tournament, we had 52 players on 26 teams playing in a single NET and GROSS event.

First place players will take home $50 and 100 BMGA Cup Points. Second place is worth $40 each and 75 BMGA Cup Points. Third place is $25 per player and 50 BMGA Cup Points. Fourth place is $15 per player and 40 BMGA Cup Points.

In the Gross Tournament there was some surprise. In first place was Brad Jordan + Howard Hoffman at -8 including an eagle on 15! Second place was Erik Swanson + Kelly Gallagher at -7. In a tie, broken using USGA Card, third place went to Nick Hendrikson + Zach Kamerer at -4. And fourth place to Ben Wolfe + Craig Wethington.

In the Net Tournament, some new names and a lot of similar names. Ben Wolfe + Craig Wethington -4 gross resulted in a tournament setting -11 Net for first place. Brad Jordan + Howard Hoffman takes 2nd place at -8 Net (and Gross). Erik Swanson + Kelly Gallagher and Matthew Payne + Steve Couture were tied at -7. Using cards again, Swanson/Gallaher take 3rd place.

For on course prizes paying out $10 each:

  • #1 – Matt Payne
  • #4 – Dan Grubb
  • #8 – Ramiro Sifuentes
  • #9 – Steve Couture
  • #11 – Ramiro Sifuentes
  • #12 – Kirk Williams
  • #17 – Larry Hahka
  • #18 – Darin Allen (longest putt ever!!!)

Top 12 in BMGA Cup Points after this weekend

  1. Matt Payne
  2. Steve Couture
  3. Steve Shellenbaum
  4. Jeff Olson
  5. Richard Brynteson
  6. Stan Hop
  7. Sheldon Silberman
  8. Brad Jordan & Zach Kamerer
  9. Matt McClernan & Ramiro Sifuentes
  10. (12th) Ted Roberts

In the horse race betting. Larry Jocelyn was the big winner with $300. Those who still need to see me are:

  • Ben Peterson $32 Gross
  • Greg Donahue $25 Gross
  • Howard Hoffman $38 Gross
  • John Bulduc $12 Gross
  • William Guthrie $191 Net
  • Ben Wolfe $40

Week 12 Results

Week 11 Rain out will be played Sept 8th with a catch? Yes if we happen to be rained out again and its a conference play week we will be making up the conference week instead of week 11. Sunlight will be an issue so we will only make up one rainout this season.

This week is sponsored by Dylan Niska.

2’s and 3’s look great on your scorecard, but they look even better on your mortgage statement.  

Mortgage rates remain at historically low levels, with 30 year fixed rates back under 3%.

If you would like to know if you could benefit from a refinance, reach out to BMGA member Dylan Niska (NMLS# 342545)  at Tradition Mortgage (NMLS #286998).

If you do business with Dylan you will receive Brookview credit of $150 and BMGA will receive $100!

Contact info below:

Dylan Niska, CRMS, MMS                                                 

Vice President/Partner – Tradition Mortgage

Tradition Companies 
7601 France Avenue S, #170 
Edina, MN  55435
Office Telephone:  (952) 252-4680
Mobile: (612) 396-7272

Company NMLS #286998 Individual NMLS #342545

New guy of the week is Lee Orwig on team Hack Attack. Lee was one of the first sponsors I was able to secure for the scorecard and he wasn’t even in the league yet. If your looking for a personal injury attorney Lee is your man. I was excited last week to finally run into him on the deck. I’m afraid I was concentrating more on the tater tots than asking questions so if you see Lee say Hi and introduce yourself.

Games: I left the game cards at the barbershop I’ll fill it in Monday morning…..

Closest to the pin on #1 in 2 Luke Fox $10

Closest to the pin on #4 Jeff Martin $10

Closest to the pin on #8 Paul Rust $10

Longest Putt on #9 Luke Fox $10

Closest to the pin on #11 in 2 Lee Orwig $10

Closest to the pin #12 Ben Zurn $10

Closest to the pin on #17 Jeff Mirviss $10

Longest Putt on #18 Kirk Williams $10

Low Gross: Michael Manion (34) $10

Low Net: Alex Harding (31) $10

Front 9 Skins: Jeff Martin a 2 on #4 net 1, Kevin Stoner 4 on #2 net 3, Mike Saless a 4 on #7 net 2 ($16.50 Each)

Back 9 Skins: Mike Saless a 4 on #10, Randy Zejdlik a 4 on #14, Steven Haik a 3 on #13, Ben Zurn a 2 on #12, Ben Zurn a 2 on #17, Andrew Nymo a 3 on #11, and Tim Barnas a 3 on #18 ($7 each)….

The battle lines were drawn…

Brookview Golden (BG) vs Valley (BV) in the big Metro Senior head to head matchup. One year ago it was a 12-12 draw at Fountain Valley. This year, new teams, one new captain and the match was at Valleywood.

In the A slot, @Tom-Hansen takes on @Pete-Steichen and is giving 2 strokes. They halve the front side for 1 point each – then Tom manages to win the back and the match. Final : BG 5 – BV 1 Great golf by both with Pete at net 74 and Tom net 75.

In the B match, @Steve-Slivken of BV takes on @Steve-Shellenbaum of BG. Again, they spit the front 9, because of a missed putt by Shellenbaum. Shellenbaum (net 75) then puts the sleeper hold on and takes the back 9 and match. Final BG 5 – BV -1

At this point the Golden boys are feeling great – up 10-2 with 2 matches remaining. BV — “not so fast my friend”.

Match 3 it’s @Jim-Husink (BV) vs @Daniel-Peters (old one) (BG). Again – third match in a row they split the front 9. Husnik (net 76) buries Peters winning the final 9 and the match. Final : BV 5 – BG 1.

In the final match it’s @Randy-Zejdlik (BV) vs @Dan-Olson (BG). Again, the opening 9 is halved. In a battle of attrition (both battle-weary net 82’s) Randy takes the homeward 9 and the match. Final : BV 5 – BG 1.

The end result was another damned tie 12-12. Matches went 5-1 / 5-1 / 1-5 / 1-5.

The 12 points dropped BG further back from first place university. They are now 9 points behind first, but hold on to second by 10 over Braemar.
BV did move up in the standings 2 spots all the way to 4th position! They jumped over With and Daytona. BV is just 6 back of third.

Standings | Results

To find out more on the league, see Sheldon or Roger.

2-Man Scramble Details & Horse Race Betting

The weather is going to be hot, dry and should lead to a lot of great scores this weekend.

A few notes for this weekends tournament:

Tee Sheet can be found here: 2021 2-Person Scramble Event :: Tee Sheets (golfgenius.com)

Horse Race Betting is ready to go. If you have never done a horse race bet before, you are betting if the team will finish 1st (Win), 2nd (Place) or 3rd (Show).

Place your wager online, head over to https://forms.gle/3B8Vntbg3HrHcsRJ7 and fill out the form. You can also bet in-person all night long after WNL play. This is a cash event. If you have questions email me at dj@brynteson.info.

Tournament Rules

1. Remember, each person must use a minimum of SIX (6) drives for the round to count.

2. Through the green, “winter rules” will be allowed within 1 foot of the ball in play, not closer to the hole. A ball in a hazard, must be played from within the hazard, unless relief is taken per the applicable USGA rule(s).

3. Each team is entered into both the NET and GROSS tournaments at the same time.  You can win both!

HORSE BET RACING IS COMPLETED!!! A few notes about the below results. Odds are rounded to a whole number – the spreadsheet is the authority for payout. Odds are based on win bets. Place and show pay out less of course. Lastly, remember that in the event of a tie for 1st, 2nd or 3rd the tie breaker will be: A) Chip Off if all players are available – if not – B) USGA Tie Breaker Method.

GROSS: Total Amount Bet = $392.00

  • 3-2 Nick Hendrikson + Zach Kamerer
  • 2-1 Kelly Gallagher + Erik Swanson
  • 4-1 Howard Hoffman + Brad Jordan
  • 21-1 Larry Hahka + Doug Paquette
  • 23-1 Richard Brynteson + Tory Stellick
  • 43-1 Forrest Nelson + Kevin Stoner
  • 111-1 Steve Hartmann + Mark Kraus
  • 223-1 Matt McClernan + Ramiro Sifuentes
  • 223-1 Tom Hansen + Steve Slivken

NET: Total Amount Bet = $1,003.00

  1. 5-1 Ben Peterson + Nick Ward
  2. 8-1 Curtis Medina + Ted Roberts
  3. 10-1 Christopher Gaspard + Christopher Herzig
  4. 10-1 Darin Allen + Richard Courtney
  5. 10-1 Jeff Mirviss + Cory Smith
  6. 14-1 Matt McClernan + Ramiro Sifuentes
  7. 17-1 Sheldon Silberman + Brian Egan
  8. 22-1 AJ Cleland + Kirk Williams
  9. 24-1 Steve Couture + Matthew Payne
  10. 27-1 Richard Brynteson + Tory Stellick
  11. 27-1 John Bolduc + Ben Zurn
  12. 34-1 Forrest Nelson + Kevin Stoner
  13. 34-1 Chuck Bernardy + Roger Hamm
  14. 39-1 Nick Hendrikson + Zach Kamerer
  15. 39-1 Stan Hop + Steve Shellenbaum
  16. 45-1 Tom Hansen + Steve Slivken
  17. 55-1 Larry Hahka + Doug Paquette
  18. 55-1 Steve Hartmann + Mark Kraus
  19. 279-1 Howard Hoffman + Brad Jordan
  20. 279-1 Ben Wolfe + Craig Wethington
  21. 279-1 Steve Bensen + Paul Yakshe
  22. 279-1 Jeffrey Olson + Dean Penk
  23. 279-1 Dan Grubb + Larry Jocelyn
  24. 279-1 Kelly Gallagher + Erik Swanson
  25. 279-1 Richard Koppy + Dan Olson
  26. 279-1 Brent Nordstrom + Randy Zejdlik

2021 BMGA Year-End Banquet

Please note we are planning to have the year-end banquet at Brookview on Friday, October 29th. We will be working with the club about capacity limits, so at this time it is unknown if guests will be invited.

More info to come as we get closer, and hopefully we’ll be able to bring our better-halves and kiddos to help celebrate a great year of golf.

Land O’ Lakes Legends Classic

There is an inaugural LPGA Champions Tour event happening August 5th-7th down at Meadows of Mystic Lake. Y’all should be signed up for the Club Championship on the 7th/8th, but if you have some free time that Thursday (Pro-Am) and/or Friday (day 1 of the 2-day tournament) it may be worth checking out and helping support women’s golf.

Details and ticket info can be found at https://www.thelegendstour.com/land-o-lakes-legends-classic

Brookview Shines Bright at the 70th MPGA Senior PubLinks Championship

The 70th MPGA Senior PubLinks was held on July 17-18 at Eastwood Golf Club in Rochester. It was a great weekend of weather and competition. The course was in excellent condition and the greens were perfect and running fast. If you are down in the Rochester area and have the chance to play, I highly recommend checking Eastwood Golf Club out for a round.

There were only two Brookview members competing this weekend, but they are prominent members, Ramiro Sifuentes and Roger Hamm. Our boys represented Brookview with accolades.

Ramiro competed in the Net 1 flight. He got out of the blocks on Saturday in round 1 with a flying start carding a opening 9 1-over 36 gross, that included 2 birdies and a double on the 9th. He carried his great play onto the back nine carding a 2-over 38, with another 2 birdies and another double. This tallied to a gross 3-over 74 gross (66 net) and his career low round placing himself with a 6 shot lead after day 1. He was also the only competitor in the net 1 division to card an under-par net round the entire weekend. His second round was played well in line with the rest of the field carding an 83 gross (75 net) and extended his lead and becoming the 2021 MPGA Senior Net 1 Champion with a 1-under net total and a seven shot victory. Congratulations to Ramiro and the WNL needs to congratulate him!!!

Roger was in the Net 2 flight. His opening round 87 (net 75) placed him in the middle of the pack and 10 back after day 1. However, Roger came back with a vengeance in round 2. He had an opening 9 6-over (Even Net) and flew up the leaderboard to 4th place. He then stepped on the gas on the back nine carding a 3-over (4-under net) for huge day 2 rally shooting a 79 (67 net) moving himself into 2nd place where he finished. He was also 1 of only 2 guys to shoot an under par net round in the flight for the weekend.

Metro Senior League teams have mixed results at Green Haven – Big match next week!

The Brookview Golden team took on their second place rivals – the University Team at Greenhaven Golf Club on July 16th. Unfortunately, they were not able to keep pace losing 10-14 allowing the University team to move back into first place by 2 points. The Valley team had a positive day winning 17 points from Chomonix who only brought two players. The win keeps the Valley team in the same place (6th) in the standings but only 3 points out of third place. The Valley teams trails the Golden team by 16 points setting up an important head-to-head match next week at Valleywood.

With two missing opponents for the Valley team, @Marty-Mangold and @Richard-Courtney were “playing the card” meaning they had to win one more hole than they lost (to net par) on each nine and the match (with an adjusted handicap.) Marty got all six points playing from the short tees but Richard got tripped up on the front nine with a tie – just too many double bogeys. He came back strong on the back to win 5 points for the match. @Jim-Husnik had a strong game with a net 71 vs a net 69 to win all 6 points. But @Ted-Roberts got skunked losing to a net 72.   

Golden captain @Roger-Hamm shot a nice net 71 but could only tie the front nine for 1 point against a net 68. Roger seems to have his competition playing their best against him! @Ramiro-Sifuentes did not fair much better getting only 2 points shooting a net 76 vs a net 73. Some pretty good golf – just not going the way the team wanted in a first place match. @Doug-Paquette also shot a net 71 wining the front and the match for four points while @Doug-Diedrich lost the front nine and came back strong to win the back and tie the match for 3 points with both players shooting a net 75.

So the big question for the week: Should the Valley team take a sucker punch for the Golden team to score big and vault into first place? Not a chance – expect this week’s match at Valleywood to be very competitive. Bragging rights between the teams!
Standings | Results

To find out more on the league, see Sheldon or Roger.

Fourball Results

In what was supposed to be a day with lots of rain, Saturday ended up being one of the best Saturday’s of the summer. In our second year of running the Fourball (best-ball) tournament, we had 52 players on 26 teams playing in a single NET and GROSS event.

First place players will take home $50 and 100 BMGA Cup Points. Second place is worth $40 each and 75 BMGA Cup Points. Third place is $25 per player and 50 BMGA Cup Points. Fourth place is $15 per player and 40 BMGA Cup Points.

In the Gross Tournament, Erik Swanson + Kelly Gallagher took first place by shotting a steady -7 (65) – finding 7 birdies and no bogeys on the tournament. In second place was the team of Richard Brynteson + Zach Kamerer with a -2 (70). They found a way to overcome a +2 through 4 holes. Third place went to Forrest Nelson + Steve Hartmann at E (72). Fourth place goes to Kirk Williams + Nick Hendrikson with a +1 (73).

In the Net Tournament, Christopher Gaspard + Christopher Herzig took first place with a -10 (62) including a net Ace on #17. In second place was the team of Stan Hop + Steve Shellenbaum at -8 (64). There was a tie for third place at -7 with Jeffrey Olson + Steve Couture, Erik Swanson + Kelly Gallagher and Dan Peters + Daniel Peters. Each player with receive $20 and 22 BMGA Cup Points.

For on course prizes paying out $10 each:

  • #1 – Kelly Gallagher
  • #4 – Ryan Rogers
  • #8 – Kelly Gallagher
  • #9 – Nick Hendrikson
  • #12 – Steve Shellenbaum
  • #17 – Steve Couture
  • #18 – Matthew Payne

A look at the BMGA Cup Point Standings. Remember, the Top 12 are invited to the Shootout in October to crown the top BMGA Player.

  1. Steve Shellenbaum
  2. Matthew Payne
  3. Steve Couture
  4. Jeff Olson
  5. Richard Brynteson
  6. Stan Hop
  7. Larry Larson, Sheldon Silberman, Carson Walker
  8. (Tied 10th) Ramiro Sifuentes, Matt McClernan