Metro Seniors Playoff Finale…………Sooooooooo Close!

This week’s author is the Brookview National Historian, @Marty-Mangold himself.

The Metro Seniors wrapped up the season on Friday at famed Oak Marsh in Woodbury.  The Metro Seniors League is made up of 16 teams from across the Twin Cities.  Brookview has two teams who have been climbing the ladder all season.  In the playoff matches, second place Brookview Golden went head-to-head with first place University.  To claim the title, Brookview Golden would need a miraculous day and beat University by a score of at least 21-3.  Impossible you say?  Brookview Valley started the day in fifth place and was looking to finish on a strong note as well.  Scores below for each player are gross/net and points won.  Results….let’s start with the appetizer:

Brookview Valley vs Green Haven

Slivken: 91/80 – The combination of a bad day and a hot opponent sent Steve to the Pepto Bismol.  0 points. 
Mangold: 81/72 – Marty’s opponent had to bow out due to COVID, thus forcing him to play against the highly competitive “scorecard.”  Mangold took inspiration from a line in the movie Remember the Titans.  ”Run it up Herman…leave no doubt.”  6 points.  
Penk: 77/67 – Dean was the iceberg and his opponent the Titanic.  6 points.
Zejdlik: 100/76 – It was just another day at the office for Randy.  Send out invoices, collect money, three-hour lunches and check off another victim.  6 points. 

An 18-6 victory pushed Valley past Theo Wirth by one point to finish in fourth place.  

Now to the entrée! Brookview Golden vs University

Sifuentes: 82/75  – The recent state champ was up two with three to go for the 2 points on the front , but unfortunately lost the front-side.  Ramiro rebounded nicely and won the back and overall.  4 points. 
Hamm: 82/71 – The captain had a solid day, sweeping the leg of his opponent, forcing him to beg for mercy.  6 points.  
Shellenbaum: 75/64 – Steve treated the course like a Steinway piano and put together a masterful performance.  However, his opponent had a great front and dropped a 10-footer on #9 to claim the 2 points.  Steve rose to the occasion and carved him up like a turkey at Thanksgiving the rest of the way.  4 points.
Hop: 81/68 – Verne Gagne isn’t the only one with a sleeper hold!  Stan lured his senior opponent to sleep with that silky smooth swing.  No contest….tap out.  6 points.  

The final tally was 20-4…falling just one point short of the miracle.  As Three Dog Night would say….one is the loneliest number.  The title came down to one putt, one hole, one stroke and one hot day.  A valiant effort by Brookview Golden and a second place finish.  My suggestion to team Golden… stiff martini…..well maybe two!

There were also some on-course events and skins Friday.  Brookview fared well!  Richard Courtney, Roger Hamm, Randy Zejdlik and Steve Shellenbaum all won some money for skins or one of the events.  

It is amazing that some of the teams can’t even field a team of four players at times.  Brookview not only has two teams, but both teams finished in the top four!  What a fun season and great performances by both teams.  A huge thank you to Roger Hamm and Sheldon Silberman for stepping up as captains.  It is always more work than people think.

Several Photos were taken courtesy of Sheldon : All the pics are here: LINK

All Standings during the year All Results during the year

See you next year! – BNH

Metro Senior Teams start the season off with a bang.

The Metro Senior 16 week long season started on Friday at Gross.

The Brookview Valley Team had an impressive 17-7 win over the Oak Marsh team. Getting all 6 points were @Steve-Slivken and @Dean-Penk. Captain @Sheldon-Silberman split his match and took 3 home while @Larry-Larson was in a tight one (tied stroke play) but was only able to grab 2 points.

The Brookview Golden Team took advantage of captain @roger-hamm’s absence and went on an absolute tear, smoking the Como team 21-3. Winning all 6 points were @Stan-Hop, @Steve-Shellenbaum and first-timer @Ward-Eames. @Dan-Olson was in a tight match and split it 3-3.

After 1 week the Golden team is tied for first and the Valley team is in 7th out of a 16 team league.

To learn more about the league, check out the website or speak to one of the captains mentioned above.
Full standings here Full results here Season Schedule here

BMGA Metro Seniors

All, if you are 50 or over and wish to play on Friday mornings, the BMGA has an opportunity for you. We run 2 separate teams in the Metro Seniors Golf League.  This is fully handicapped Match play at area courses and runs for 16 weeks.

You can read more about our team and some information here: You can see all of the information, including the 2021 schedule on the Metro Seniors Website here:

No one can play on both teams during the season,  The captains have decided to have a core team each and the remainder of the players are in a pool that both teams can use.  This gives people in the pool the opportunity to play for either team when the opportunity arises.  This works best for those guys that can play once or twice a year.

Sheldon Silberman and Roger Hamm are the team captains.  If you have an interest, please contact one of them.  Sheldon is at and Roger is at

Sheldon and Roger held a draft of everyone that played more than 2 times last year. There will be a supplemental draft for anyone responding to this email that would like to play more than twice. 

If you want to play, but not more than twice, contact a captain, and we will make sure that you are noted in the pool.

The teams from the preliminary draft of guys that played more than twice are as follows – with the supplemental draft (as noted above) to follow:

Team Valley (Sheldon Silberman)

Chuck Bernardy
Richard Courtney
Jim Husnik
Larry Larson
Marty Mangold
Ted Roberts
Jim Sanford
Sheldon Silberman
Steve Slivken
Peter Steichen
Randy Zejdlik

Team Golden (Roger Hamm)

Doug Diedrich
Roger Hamm
Tom Hansen
Stan Hop
Dan Olson
Doug Paquette
Steve Shellenbaum
Ramiro Sifuentes

Metro Seniors notch 2 more wins at Phalen

The Valley team takes out Chomonix 15-9 and moves up two spots to 6th place. Dan Peters and Sheldon Silberman sweep their opponents and pick up 12 points. Jim Sanford kicks in 3 points and Gerry Meier runs into a net 69 opponent and is blanked.

The Golden team beats Wirth 16-8 and closes the gap to 10th place to just 3 points. This was a great team effort with Doug Paquette and Ted Roberts leading the way with 5 each. Richard Courtney added 4.

Special congratulations go to rookie Mike Manion for winning medalist honors with his 71. Mike also added 2 points for the Golden team win.

Next week is the final match when Valley will play 5th place Bunker Hills and Golden will play 12th place Gross. Check out for more.

Metro Seniors rack up 2 wins @ Braemar

The Golden team, led by Chuck Bernardy (78G/69N) took all 6 points, Ted Roberts (73N) took 6 and Doug Deidrich (78N) also swept his opponent and took 6. Richard Courtney came up short in his match and was shut out. Golden defeated Chomonix 17-7.

The Valley team took down Gross 18-8 with all 4 players contributing. Tom Hansen (79G/77N) took 4 of the 6 points, Captain Steve Slivken (82G/73N) took all 6 points, Stan Hop (88G/75N) took 5 and Dan Olson (91G/75N) split his match with 3.

The Valley team is in 7th for the season and closing on the 6 spot held by Bunker Hills and the Golden team jumped up one to 12th. Follow all the action at

Metro Sr Teams split at Brookview

The Brookview Valley team hosted this week on a great day for golf. They beat a good University team 15-9. Of course captain @Steve-Slivken was there with his clipboard, bullhorn and stopwatch to ensure everything went smoothly

The Valley team was led by Tom Hansen and Sheldon Silberman with 5 points each (6 max). Stan Hop chipped in 4 more and Marty Mangold fresh off his 60th birthday found just won with his net 76.

The Golden team lost a close one to Oak Marsh 11-13. Ted Roberts and Roger Hamm each took 4, while Doug Maday kicked in 3 with his split match. Steve Susich did not have his best stuff and was blanked versus a net 73.

Next week we play at Gross. Check out all the results and standings at and if you are interested in playing and are over 50, contact Steve Slivken or Roger Hamm.

Metro Seniors Split at Green Haven

The Valley team lost a close one 11-13 to Daytona @Jim-Sanford and @Stan-Hop led the way with 5 points each. Unfortunately @Steve-Shellenbaum and @Randy-Zedjlik could only muster 1 point total.

The Golden team won handily 16-8 over Valleywood. @Doug-Maday led the way with all 6 points and @Richard-Courtney came away with 5. @Pete-Steichen and @Doug-Diedrich also contributed with 5 total. No one was shut out, leading to a great team victory.

Brookview Golden jumped 2 spots in the standings to 13th and are crawling back. Brookview Valley is currently tied for 7th. 21 points separate the teams.

Next match is at Valleywood where Brookview Valley plays the host team and Brookview Golden plays Fountain Valley. Track all the action at

Metro Senior Teams go head to head in epic match.

At the Fountain Valley course in the Metro Seniors league, the heavily favored Brookview Valley team took on the Brookview Golden team. Each match is worth 6 points.

In the A match, @Chuck-Bernady for the Gold Team lost to @Tom-Hansen of the Valley team 2-4.

The B match was Valley team captain @Steve-Slivken taking on Gold Team stalwart @Doug-Maday. Maday blanks Slivken 6-0 with his net 75.

The C match featured first-timer @Matt-McClernan for the gold team vs Valley team veteran @Gary-Ridout. Ridout shoots net 73 and takes 5 of the 6 points.

The final match was @Ted-Roberts of the Golden team and @Dan-Peters of the valley. They split the match 3-3

The end result was a 12-12 draw.
The next match is July 10th at Daytona. For more information, contact Roger Hamm or Steve Slivken and check out

Metro Seniors Continue Slide

At Chomonix today, the metro Seniors came up short. The @steve-slivken led Valley team played vs Braemar and ran up against a net 72, 71, 73 and 68. Somehow @Jim-Sanford managed 3 points and a split match. Alas, the only points that the Valley team could manage as @Gary-Ridout, @Jim-Husnik and @Sheldon-Silberman all were blanked.

The Golden team fared a little better in their match versus Gross. @Ramiro-Sifuentes continued his bid for rookie of the year honors with 5 points. @Doug-Maday was blanked by a net 73 while @Bob-Boufford netted 4 of the 6 points and @Ted-Roberts managed 2.

Next week is at Hiawatha where the Golden team takes on Green Haven and the Valley team tackles the home course crew.

Stay informed with the standings and results at If you are 50 or older contact Steve Slivken or Roger Hamm about competing in these fun Friday morning events.

Metro Seniors take 2 W’s at Wirth

The Brookview Valley team took an important win against a team from Oak Marsh. @Tom-Hansen, @Steve-Slivken, @Gary-Ridout and @Steve-Shellenbaum fought mightily and took 14 of the 24 points, with Mr. Shellenbaum leading the way with a perfect 6 pack. Valley is now in third place in the league.

Brookview Golden team turned their season around while playing against Como. @Ramiro-Sifuentes, @Ted-Roberts, @Doug-Diedrich and @Richard-Courtney represented well taking 13 of the 24 points. Ramiro and Ted each took the perfect 6 pack.

Ramiro’s net 70 was the best net of the day amongst the two teams. To keep an eye on standings and results as the season progresses, go to

This week, Brookview Golden hosts at Brookview. Tee times start at 8:00 if you want to come out. The Golden team plays University and the Valley team takes on Bunker Hills.