BMGA Hall of Fame

The BMGA is taking nominations for the 2019 Hall of Fame. Attached is the nomination form. Minimum requirements for HOF Inductees include 1) 10 years of membership, 2) Served at least one term on the Board of Directors. There are no other requirements, however, inductees must have demonstrated an extraordinary level of commitment and gone above and beyond the basic level of participation in order to be considered.

Examples of contributions that may be looked upon favorably would include: Served as WNL Captain, Served as a Travelling Team Captain, Served multiple terms on the Board, successfully recruited many new members, high participation in events, sponsorship of BMGA events and activities, etc.

Please submit to a board member or

WNL Week 6 Results

Let’s start with the headline of the night. CONGRATS to Jeff Wagner for his ACE on #17. This is our first hole-in-one of the season and now Jeff waits to see if anyone else makes one to share the pool.

Now, filling in for our fearless WNL Leader as he enjoys the warm’er weather of the Southern US. Here goes:

Weekly $10 Games

  • #1 – Closest in two: Doug Lang
  • #4 – Closest to pin: Dan Kjorsvik
  • #8 – Closest to pin: Stephen Wennblom
  • #9 – Long Putt: Stephen Wennblom
  • #11 – Closest in two: Steve Susich
  • #12 – Closest to pin: Phil Berndt
  • #17 – Closest to pin: Jeff Wagner (ACE)
  • #18 – Long Putt: Jeff Wagner

Side Games

  • Low Gross: Scott Hartmann (35) : $10
  • Low Net: Doug Lang (30) : $10

Net Skins

  • Front: Meyer, Michael – Net 2 #18, Paquette, Doug – Net 1 #12, Scheunemann, Ted – Net 2 #13 ($16.50 each)
  • Back: Engebretson, Bob – Net 2 #5, Gnerer, Nick – Net 2 #3, Tamhane, Rahul – Net 1 #8, Craver, Steve – Net 1 #9 ($12.50 each)

Here are the week-by-week numbers. I don’t have the fancy spreadsheet so I’ll just share this:

Welcome to the new BMGA.ORG

We are always trying to make things better. So today we take off the wraps of a new BMGA website. There are a few things we wanted to make sure you were aware of.

#1 – Player Dashboard. Looking for stats, want to register for the next tournament. Use the Player Dashboard for all of your needs. Want to learn more, than make sure to check out the help page.

#2 – Message Board. It’s better than ever! Plus all of the old content is there. Want to see what everyone is chatting about. Want to talk smack about an opponent before match play? The message board is waiting for you. Not familiar with how they work. Check out the help page for more details.

#3 – Leave Comments. Did you know you can leave comments on posts, like this one? You can now tag people – just like you do on Facebook or Twitter. Make sure to check out the help page for more.

#4 – Always be secure! The new BMGA website comes with full SSL. Don’t know what that means? Don’t worry. It just means you are safer than ever before.

This is just the tip of the iceberg and much more is coming. So stay tuned!

President’s Cup Recap

What a fantastic day for golf.  The sun was out, the course was running smooth and we had green grass everywhere.  Well, there was green grass unless you were playing my golf ball then you could have seen a lot of tree roots, divots and anything but grass.

We had 28 people and four past presidents compete in the tournament.  It was a tight race for 1st and 2nd place and then a big gap.  Ben Zurn and Chuck Bernardy fought a tight race around the course but in the end Ben was able to avoid taking any costly doubles.

1st Place – Ben Zurn (+13)
2nd Place – Chuck Bernardy (+12)
3rd Place – Doug Paquette (+7)
T4th Place – Steve Shellenbaum & Steve Merriman (+6)
NOTE: I don’t have the payout amounts and we will update this post.

In the Past President Flight:

1st Place – Doug Paquette (+7)
2nd Place – Curtis Medina (+4)

On course awards:

CTP #4: Pete Steichen
CTP #8: Steve Shellenbaum
CTP #12: Kevin Stoner
CTP #17: Todd Crandell

Lastly, we had four skins on the course:

Chuck Bernardy (#1), Keven Stoner (#10), Gerald Meier (#14) & Mike Deede (#16)

Senior 8-Man Season Comes to Abrupt End

The Brookview senior 8-man season came to an abrupt end as we were soundly defeated by Majestic Oaks today in the semifinals 9.5-2.5.  Some highlights of the day included the team of Tom Hansen / Gary Ridout earning a split in their match 1.5-1.5.  From what I hear is they made long putts on the final two holes to halve the match.  The team of Larry Hahka / Steve Hartmann fought hard to earn a point in their match.  That’s it for points gained.  The Steve Slivken / Forrest Nelson team ham-and-egged well but lost each side 1 down.  UGH!!!!  The team of Jim Sanford /  Mark Kraus lost their match 3-0.  However Jim fired a 72 only to run into a buzz saw as the eleven time Majestic Oaks Club champion fired a 68 WITH HIS OWN BALL.  Yikes!

It was a fun, memorable season as we won our division, posting a 5-1 regular season.  We subsequently defeated Riverwoods 15-9 in the quarterfinals.  Today, simply, Majestic Oaks was just too good.

Thanks so much to everyone who participated, flipped schedules around, and made the season a success.  I know it is not easy to do, nor always possible.   Next year looks very promising as we add some “young blood” to the team.

-Steve Slivken

Senior 8-man Team takes Commanding Lead in Playoffs

—Dateline Golden Valley—

In the first round of the playoffs, the Brookview Senior 8-Man team took a commanding lead in the home / home total point match against Riverwoods, winning the first round 10 1/2 – 1 1/2.   Playing at Brookview, the BMGA fielded it’s strongest team ever (or at least since I have been involved).

In match #1 Mark Kraus and Larry Hahka won their match 2-1.  In match #2, Tom Hansen and Steve Hartmann dominated 3-0.  In match #3 Forrest Nelson and Mike Deede kicked butt 3-0.  And in match #4 Scott Hartmann and Jim Sanford squeaked out a 2 1/2 – 1/2 victory.

As a team we played very well.  But please check out these individual scores.  Tom Hansen -73, Steve Hartmann – 74, Mike Deede – 75, Mark Kraus – 75, Scott Hartmann – 76 (with an OB on #18), Forrest Nelson – 80.  All from the Member Tees.  Great scoring.  All these players are entered in this weekend’s Senior Club Championship.  Should be fun.  I realize it is a different division, but I would be shaking in my boots if I were Mr. Hoffman, Mr. Hendrickson, or Mr. Supalla.

The return match will be at Riverwoods 8/28 where we will need 2 points out of 12 to secure the round 1 victory.

-Steve Slivken, Captain Extraordinaire

WNL Draft Results

Here are your results of the 2018 BMGA Draft Night Party.  There are some good looking teams on this list but a lot of unanswered questions.  Did WTF do enough to stay on top?  Can Team 13 shake the unlucky number and get out of the basement this year?  Does Young Gunz need a new name?  Will the two father-son duos reign supreme this year?  Did we need more music last night?  All of these questions will be answered soon.  League starts in three weeks!