Jordan takes home top honors in Shootout

Jordan – Putting for the victory!

Another perfect weekend was dialed up for the last tournament of the season. After a tight opening nine holes (you needed a Net 37 to make the chip-off) we saw a fun and exciting back nine. After all the chip offs and fun, Brad Jordan – People 1st Flight Champion – added another trophy to his list for 2020 by winning the Shootout.

Our opening nine holes left us with a six-person chip-off for the final five spots. This eliminated HoF Curtis Medina on the chip-off. On #10 we had a withdrawal to eliminate Nick Hendrickson.

On hole #11, Tom Nestvold had some unfortunate luck and found himself scoring a seven after dropping one into the water. On #12, Kirk Williams had an untimely 3-putt to drop him out of the running.

On #13, we have our first back-nine chip-off with Ramiro Sifuentes and Marty Mangold. Both has amazing chips within 9 feet, but Ramiro was just outside and was eliminated. Unfortunately for Marty, he may have used all his mojo on the chip-off and found water on #14 and was eliminated.

On #15, we had our first five-way chip-off. Tournament manager gave them the full length of the green to work with and unfortunately Stan Hop at 13 feet was eliminated.

On #16, Sheldon Silberman hit just about every tree down the right side but still had a chance to push a chip-off with a short 4 footer but missed. On #17, Doug Paquette was eliminated via chip-off coming across the green.

That setup the 18th hole between Jordan and Steve Shellenbaum. Jordan hit what had to have been a 320+ drive leaving himself only a short 40 yard chip shot into the 18th green. Steve went through the fairway, into the hazard, took his medicine and punched up the green leaving himself 12 feet to make net par, which unfortunately didn’t go down. This left Jordan with a 2 putt for a par victory.

Paquette collects Individual Match Play Honors

In what was considered to be the marquee match-up in the Individual Match Play bracket, Doug Paquette faced off against Club Champion, Howard Hoffman in the honors of being the #1 Match Play Player of the year.

In what was a tight but one-sided event, Doug won 3 & 2. After the round, “Even the best players have an off day.  I was fortunate to play Howie on his ‘off’ day.  He’s still the best we have and a 100% class player.” Paquette said.

Congrats to everyone who played in the largest Individual Match Play even in a long time!

BMGA Shootout is Set

Our final event of the season is set for our top 24 players. The event is on October 10th starting at 12:00 PM (Noon). The tee sheet is:

Shootout Event Portal :: Tee Sheets (golfgenius.com)

This tournament is open to all observers. If you are not qualified for the tournament but want to come out and cheer on your favorite golfers, come on out, and see who will be crowned as the top BMGA Player of 2020.

Those who qualified:

Brad Jordan, Brian Beitlich, Chuck Bernardy, Curtis Medina, Don Grove, Doug Paquette, Jeffrey Olson, John Bolduc, Kelly Gallagher, Kent Riggs, Kevin Monogue, Kirk Williams, Marty Mangold, Nick Hendrikson, Ramiro Sifuentes, Richard Brynteson, Richard Schostag, Roger Hamm, Sheldon Silberman, Stan Hop, Steve Couture, Steve Shellenbaum, Ted Roberts, Tom Nestvold

Roberts – Kjorsvik Win Big in Calcutta

With windy course conditions and some big numbers posted managed to navigate through the crazy both-ball final nine with a posted -1 score. This got them into an alternate shot playoff with Hamm and Stellick.

With two solid drives from Ted and Roger, Dan put his team just off the front of the green. Then Ted hit a chip to within 4 inches and a one-putt par was good enough to win.

3rd Place went to Peterson / Gahn. 4th Place Bernardy / Hop. 5th Place tie to Hagen – Krause, Meier – Hallfin.

Calcutta Tournament Info

Team Pairings

Team List. The below is the final team list. Handicaps have been locked in.

The above guide has your locked in individual handicaps. Remember, we will take 85% of your handicap and that will be applied individual handicap.

Auction & Horse Race

The Auction will occur at Brookview, on the upper-deck at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, September 23rd.  The timing should work so those who are playing in the playoffs will be able to attend.  A few notes about this:– Max capacity on the deck is 36 people.  Therefore, when we reach capacity, we will ask teams to have only ONE PERSON on the deck so we can remain at capacity numbers.– There are LOTS of teams.  28 of them.  Should have been 26 but I screwed up, so now there are 28 – and I apologize in advance for the last nine holes – it’s going to be slow!  That means the draft MUST BE FAST paced.  We love people hanging out and having fun.  If you are being loud and disruptive during the draft, we will ask you to head down to the patio and continue your conversation.  That also means you should come prepared with the plan.

During the auction we will also be taking Horse Bet information as well.

Skins

We will be having a skins game this weekend.  There will be two pots, the first 18 holes and the last 9 holes.  Cost is $10 for Gross / Net or you can pay $20 and get into both skins pools.  If for some reason there are NO skins in the final 9 holes, that money will be moved to the first 18 hole skins pot.

To register for skins use this form: https://forms.gle/KG4YYWhHLkXzaxNw6

Tee Sheets & Format

Reminder, the tournament is on SUNDAY, September 27th.

Tee sheets are now available for both rounds here: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/6726657575745537623

If I did it correctly, you will play with different people in the first 18 vs the last 9 holes.  The tee times are two shot-gun starts at 8:00 AM and 1:30 PM.  Most groups are threesomes and the goal is to get around the course quickly.  As part of the tournament, you will receive 2 drink tickets and a meal ticket.  We MUST start the second nine by 1:30 PM so we do not goof up the public tee sheet.

The first 18 holes you will NOT play with your partner.  It is a best-ball and a single score between the two players will count towards your final score.  The last 9 holes is Both Balls will count towards the final score.  All players will use 85% of their USGA Handicap.

President’s + HoF Cup Results

On what was supposed to be a cold and rainy morning turned out to be just perfect for had 42 players who played.

In the Gross Flight, there was a tie for first place with Zach Kamerer (72) and Howard Hoffman (Past Pres.) (73) who finished at +3. They receive $62.50 and 87 BMGA Cup Points. Third place went to Richard Brynteson (HOF) (74) at -1. 3rd Place takes home $45.00 and 50 BMGA Cup Points.

In the Net Flight, there was a tie for first place with Matt McClernan and Kirk Williams finishing at +11. They also receive $62.50 and 87 BMGA Cup Points. In 3rd place was Ramiro Sifuentes at +9. He receives $45.00 and 50 BMGA Cup Points. 4th place went to Tory Stellick at +7 receiving $35.00 and 25 BMGA Cup Points. 5th place goes to Cory Smith at +6 and receives $25.00.

In our President & Hall of Fame Net Flight. First place went to Richard Brynteson at +5 and receives $45.00. Second place went to Hall of Famer Curtis Medina at +2 ($25.00).

President’s + HoF Cup

Weekend events are from a month-long break since the Club Championship as we enter the President + Hall of Fame Cup. This year we feature two returning President’s/Hall of Fame members back to the league and six current members who are Past Presidents or Hall of Fame Members.

Tee times for this event can be found here: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/6696646061026494200

We will feature ten players in the Gross Flight, ten players in the Past Presidents-HoF Flight and thirty-four players in the Net Event. Rest assured; we are paying out at least five deep this weekend.

Warm up your putters. The only question now is, who will match Dustin’s -20 in stableford points?

Sifuentes & McClernan named 2-Man Match Play Champions

The two man championship was played on Sunday August 30 on a top ten weather day between the team of Dan Grubb/Brian Beitlich (both 8 handicaps) and Ramiro Sifuentes/Matt McClernan (10&16 handicaps).  

The BMGA sent along it’s cub reporter who wrote back:’

The first hole was solidly won by Brian who two putted for par.  The second hole was halved with pars but on the third hole, Dan made birdie for the win.   The Dan/Brian team made par on #4 for a 3 up lead.  The teams halved #5 and on number #6 Ramiro made birdie for the win.  The seventh hole was won with Matt making net par for the win.  Dan/Brian were up 1 going into the 8th which was halved and so was the 9th. 

On number 10 every player made bogey but Matt was getting a shot so his net par made the match tied.   Dan/Brian came back with a par on #11 for the win and then Dan made his second birdie on #12 for a 2 up lead.   On #13 Ramiro made his birdie putt (second for the day) for the win.   And followed that up with a par on #14 for the win and making the match a tie going into #15.   Brian made a birdie on #15 to have his team go up 1 headed into #16.   But with Ramiro getting a shot and making par on 16, the match went back to a tie.  On 17 with a middle right pin position, Dan hit his tee shot to the far left of the green but then drained his 45 footer for his third birdie of the day.  More importantly, his team was going into 18 one up.   Only Ramiro had a decent tee shot to the green on 18 but pulled his approach in the weeds behind the green.  Both Dan and Brian made bogey and it was all up to Matt to extend the match.  He had a 13 foot, net par, uphill putt to extend the match.  

Bam!   He made it to extend the match.  Extra holes!   The teams decided to play #10 and Matt hit his approach 15 feet above the hole.   He then drained the downhill putt for a natural birdie and Team Ramiro Sifuentes/Matt Mcclernan were declared the champions.   It was a great and friendly match.  Both teams played well.   

Hansen comes from behind to win big

Starting Sunday two strokes behind, Tom Hansen found his swing and his laser focused irons to shoot a 71 on the second day to finish five strokes better than first round leader Perry Jacobson. 3rd Place went to Forest Nelson, 4th place to Steve Hartmann and 5th Place to Steven Houtz.

In the net flight, Doug Paquette won by three strokes with a net 74-71. Stan Hop added to his money-bank with a second place tied with Chuck Bernardy. In a fourth place tie, Jim Sherburne and Roger Hamm were +5.

In the Super-Senior Net event. Doug Paquette won with a -1 to win the flight by three strokes over Dick Koppy.

1st place paid out $125.00 and 200 Cup Points. 2nd place $95.00 and 120 Cup Points. 3rd Place $65.00 and 75 Cup Points. 4th Place $30 and 50 Cup Points. 5th Place paid out $15.00 and 30 Cup Points. Players in ties will see combined and lower winnings.

1st Place Super-Senior paid $55. 2nd Place paid $40.

Hoffman for the three-peat

After the winds had come, the trees had fallen, we were given maybe the two best days of golf. Scoring on Saturday was hard and the pins got tricky on Sunday.

Howard Hoffman scored his third consecutive club championship title and eighth overall by shooting an even par 71-73 over the two days. He held off Alan Johnson 75-70 to win by one stroke. In third place was Eric Swanson at +2. Zach Kamerer finished in fourth place at +10.

In the first flight, Brad Jordan drove the green on hole #9 (started on #10) to make birdie and win the flight by one stroke over Justin Wallace. The top 5 was rounded out with Perry Jacobson (3rd), Tory Stellick (4th) and Mike Gomez (5th).

In the second flight, nearly every player shot better on day 2. Chuck Bernardy started with a two-stroke lead and added to it to win the flight by 4 strokes over Gary Rideout. Tied for 3rd was Steve Slivken and Roger Hamm. 5th Place ties were given to Kevin Monogue and Ramiro Sifuentes.

In the Net, 3rd Flight, John Bolduc lead wire to wire with a two stroke victory over Doug Paquette. 3rd was Stan Hop, 4th Jim Sherburne and 5th Sheldon Silberman.

1st place paid out $125.00 and 200 Cup Points. 2nd place $95.00 and 120 Cup Points. 3rd Place $65.00 and 75 Cup Points. 4th Place $30 and 50 Cup Points. 5th Place (except Champ Flight) paid out $15.00 and 30 Cup Points. Players in ties will see combined and lower winnings.