Golden Team snags first place – Both Brookview teams have a great day at Daytona

The Brookview Golden team had an outstanding day against Hiawatha on July 9th at Daytona Golf Club winning 21-3 and while passing the University team to take first place in the league of 16 metro teams. The Valley team also had a good day winning 19-5 over Green Haven and moving up to 6th place. The Valley teams trails the Golden team by 23 points.

For the Valley team, the 18th hole proved pivotal: @Chuck-Bernardy won the back nine and the match on the last green to get 4 points in a tough match against an opponent with a 1 handicap! Chuck shot a net 75 but won the holes he needed to come back after losing the front nine. @Steve-Slivken shot a nice net 73 against a net 70 but won enough holes to take all 6 points. @Larry-Larson copied Chuck’s success with a tie on the last hole to tie the back nine and win the match due to his 1-up win on the front for 5 points. Captain @Sheldon-Silberman also followed Chuck’s lead by winning the last hole for a 2-up win for the back and the match to gain 4 points.

Everyone won for the Golden team. @Stan-Hop swept all 6 points with a net 71 against a 3 handicapper on a bit of an off day. @Dan-Peters shot a net 69 grabbing another 6 points and walloping his opponent. Not to be outdone by his teammates, @Chris-Reuter shot a net 67 after struggling a bit on the front nine for a tie and then rolling on the back for the win and picking up 5 points. Captain @Roger-Hamm shot a net 73 against the day’s medalist who shot 75 (net 73) but Roger was able to win the back and the match for 4 points. The sizable win advanced the Golden team into first place in the league with a narrow margin of 2 points over the University team. Golden takes on University in a key match next week at Green Haven.

The 4-7th place teams are all within a 3 points of each other. The competition is pretty exciting as teams jockey for position. The Brookview teams are representing us well against the other 14 teams.
Standings | Results

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

16-man Team Runs Into Buzzsaw

Thanks to everyone who was able to come out at play on somewhat short notice. The Brookview 16-man team travelled to take on the boys from New Prague Golf Club on June 27th. The day did not go as planned. The boys from New Prague used their home course knowledge and easily dispatched of the Brookview squad 17.5 – 6.5.

Only two groups on the day were able to pull out the win. The Sustad/Grove duo took 2.5 points and the Gallagher/Krasen combo was able to nab 2.0 points. The other 6 squads were only able to muster 2 points collectively. Shot of the day goes to Kelly Gallagher who almost made an albatross on the par 5 – 13th hole and instead had to settle for a tap in eagle.

There were 7 skins awarded on the day:

Sustad/Grove – 2 on #7

Lueder/Kraus – 3 on #8

Manion/Towey – 4 on #11; 2 on #12

Gallagher/Krasen – 3 on #13

Swanson/Jordan – 3 on #15

Hendrikson/Grupa – 3 on #17

We are still alive for the playoffs with our final match taking place on Sunday, August 1st at home against Braemar. The top 2 teams in each division will move on to the playoffs so if we win, we are in.

Week 10 Results

July 1st is known as Bobby Bonilla day, well June 30th is now know as Charlie Morse day. Talk about a round that will never be forgotten and will be talked about for years to come. A 7 for 9 handicap, Charlie manages to be 4 over after 7 holes. On #8 he puts his tee shot less than a foot from the pin. On #9 he drops his 2nd shot (90 yards) into the cup for an eagle. -3 under on the last two holes. Congratulations Charlie and yes you got a skin for #9 oh and Low net, oh and closest to the pin on #8.

The new guy of the week will be postponed since I broke my phone and the picture wasn’t in the cloud. This week we have off so I’ll see you guys next week.

Closest to the pin on #1 in 2 Darin Allen $10

Closest to the pin on #4 Sheldon Silberman $10

Closest to the pin on #8 Charlie Morse $10

Longest Putt on #9 Erik Swanson $10

Closest to the pin on #11 in 2 Brian Beitlich $10

Closest to the pin #12 Paul Bryan $10

Closest to the pin on #17 Steve Couture $10

Longest Putt on #18 Dave Repinski $10

Low Gross: Erik Swanson (35) $10

Low Net: Charlie Morse (37 net 30) $10

Front 9 Skins: Charlie Morse 2 on #9 net 1, Ryan Brunt 3 on #7 net 2, ($25 Each)

Back 9 Skins: Jay Steffenhagen 3 on #11 net 2, Nate Jordan a 4 on #18 net 2, ($25 Each)

Fourball Details

The 2021 Fourball is scheduled for July 10th. Here are the key details:

Format: Both players will play their own golf balls throughout and the lower net score between them on each hole counts as the team score. This is an 18-hole tournament.

Players must hole out all putts for a score to count. A player may pick up on a hole but the partner must then finish the hole. If both players on a team fail to hole out on a hole, the team will be disqualified from the tournament.

Rules: USGA rules shall govern all play. Per USGA recommendation, 85% of handicaps will be used of each player. Max of 11 stroke differential between playing partners.

Payouts: The top 4 in the NET and GROSS flight will earn BMGA Cup Points and chits.

Tee Sheet:

Skins Sign Up:

Week 9 Results

1st Half of the BMGA is in the books. Each of the 4 divisions has a competitive race going.  The new guy of the week is Alex Harding  He is originally from Iowa.  He was drafted by Darin Allen early in the draft for reasons that are unknown. I talked to the young lad on Wednesday and he had just won his first match of the season 6-4. He is looking forward to many more wins this season so watch out. Guys checkout the standings on the points scored on the spreadsheet to see where you are tracking for the Shootout Tournament. Good Luck in the 2nd Half.

Games $10 Each

Closest to the pin in 2 #1 Steve Shellenbaum

Closest to the pin #4 Brian Notvedt
Closest to the pin #8 Tim Lueder

Longest Putt #9 Jim Husnik

Closest to the pin in 2 #11 Ryan Johnsrud

Closest to the pin #12 Nick Hendrikson

Closest to the pin #17 Gary Scharmer

Longest Putt #18 Stan Hop

Low Net $10  3 way Tie so I picked one, Luke Fox (31)

Low Gross $10 Howie Hoffman (34)

Front 9 Net Skins ($25 Each) Don Grove 2 on #8 net 1, Carson Walker 2 on #4 net 1

Back 9 Net Skins ($16.50 Each) Chris Gaspard 3 on #12 net 1, Dan Roberts 4 on #18 net 2, Jeremy Hagen 5 on #16 net 3

Metro Seniors Battle at Fountain Valley

In a far-away land the Brookview Valley team took on the host, Fountain Valley and were able to come up with a split versus the home field team. Brookview Golden took on a talented Gross team and was able to come away a winner.

For the golden team, @Steve-Shellenbaum shot a nice net 76 and was able to halve his match for 3 points versus a net 74. It was a close one as one putt on each side made a big difference. @Tom-Hansen shot a 78 (one off medalist) and won the 2nd 9 and the match after dropping the front side and came home with 4 points. @Dan-Olson grabbed all 6 versus a struggling opponent and @Chris-Reuter, on a tight schedule, grabbed 5 points with his net 75. The final was 18-6 for a great win with points for everyone.

The Valley team had mixed results. Two guys were shut out and two swept their opponents. @Steve-Slivken, through his chipping woes, managed a net 74 and won all 6 points @Jim-Husnik also got all 6 points with his net 76. Unfortunately, both @Randy-Zejdlik and @Jim-Sanford were skunked. The final was a 12-12 tie.

The Golden win closed a gap with first place University, where only 5 points separate them. Wirth (20 points) made a move up T2 with Golden.
Valley dropped from T6 to solo 7 with their tie. Coming into the picture, and jumping up 4 spots is Braemar that had a perfect 24 point week, body slamming Columbia that sank from 5th to 9th with a big 0.
Standings | Results

Next week we are off for the 4th. On July 9th we play at Daytona where Valley takes on Greenhaven (8th place) and Golden matches up versus Hiawatha (10th place).

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

Week 8 Results

What a week in Golf. No new guy of the week because I wasn’t there to take a picture this week. CTB reclaimed their #1 spot this week with a huge 52.5 win to leapfrog our great sponsor Bald Man Brewery. This week CTB play the hottest team in the league Putt for Dough. A 7 week win streak is on the line for PFD who are so desperate to put their names on the trophy! Hack Attack who desperately, needs a huge win faces off against last place (But their grinders) Foreplay. Another great match up will be Who’s your Caddy playing Last Call. Last Call is led by Bob Boufford who has had a career making season so far. Good Luck Guys….

Closest to the pin on #1 in 2 Nick Hendrikson $10

Closest to the pin on #4 M. Steinhauser $10

Closest to the pin on #8 Michael Meyer $10

Longest Putt on #9 Nick Hendrikson $10

Closest to the pin on #11 in 2 Paul Tharp $10

Closest to the pin #12 Tom Nestvold $10

Closest to the pin on #17 Matt Grove $10

Longest Putt on #18 Tom Scheunemann $10

Low Gross: Matt Grove & Zach Kamerer (35) $5 each

Low Net: Matt Grove (yup) & Jesse Rask (31) $5 each

Front 9 Skins: Dan Gregorich a 4 on #3 net 2, Eric Beitlich 4 on #7 net 2, Nick Bellestri 3 on #6 Net 2, Chris Herzig a 3 on #8 net 1, Luke Kannel 5 on #2 net 3. $10 Each

Back 9 Skins: Dylan Airhart 3 on #11 net 2 $50

Rotation Results

You could not dial up a better weather for a morning of golf. The good scores did not result in any super low scores. In 2020, our winning score was -5 under.

In the Gross Flights, the champions will take home 100 BMGA Cup Points and $40.00 per person. Second place receives 75 BMGA Cup Points and $27.50 per player. Third place will take home $17.50 per person and 50 BMGA Cup Points. (Unless there was a tie and it’s noted below.)

In the Championship Flight, there was a tie for first place with an even par (72) with Jake Walezko + Nick Hendrikson and Mark Kraus + Tom Nestvold. Each player will take home $33.75 and 87 BMGA Cup Points. A tie for third place at +1 (73) between Forrest Nelson + Tom Hansen and Richard Brynteson + Zach Kamerer. Each player will receive $8.75 per player and 25 BMGA Cup Points.

In the first flight, there was a tie at +3 (75) between Chris Wrecza + Joe Wrecza and Matt McClernan + Ramiro Sifuentes and the same amounts below ($33.75 and 87 BMGA Cup Points). Third place goes to Carson Walker + Matthew Payne and each earn $17.50 and 50 BMGA Cup Points.

The second flight, your champion was Martin Peyer + Marty Mangold at +9. Second place, went to Steve Couture + Steve Shellenbaum and third place to Larry Larson + Sheldon Silberman.

In our net flight, we only award the top team with $15 each. That goes to Chris Wrecza + Joe Wrecza at -7.

For on course prizes:

  • #1 – Richard Brynteson
  • #3 – Howard Hoffman
  • #4 – Joe Wrecza
  • #7 – Ben Zurn
  • #8 – Gary Scharmer
  • #9 – Gerald Meier
  • #11 – Steve Slivken
  • #12 – Steve Shellenbaum

Let’s take a quick look at the top 12 for BMGA Cup Points. Remember, the top 12 are invited to the Shootout in October for the top BMGA Player of the Year.

  1. Matthew Payne
  2. Carson Walker
  3. Steve Couture
  4. Jeffrey Olson
  5. Steve Shellenbaum
  6. Larry Larson & Sheldon Silberman
  7. Marty Mangold
  8. Martin Peyer
  9. Kevin Monogue
  10. Ramiro Sifuentes & Matt McClernan
  11. Ted Roberts & Jeff Martin

Metro Senior League teams have mixed results at Hiawatha

Reversing last week’s results the Brookview Golden team was hot and took down the team from Green Haven 18-5 and shot themselves back into 2nd place, only ten points behind the first place University team. The Valley team, playing against the first place team lost 9-15, falling one place to 6th place of the 16 teams. The two teams continue to proudly represent Brookview’s BMGA across the Metro Senior League

The Golden team started out steady but put their collective foot on the pedal with all four players winning their back nine matches. @Gary-Ridout and @Stan-Hop each shot net 73 while @Daniel-Peters and @Chris-Reuter each shot a net 76! It is surprising they didn’t win all the points! Gary and Chris were able to tie the front and win their back nine and matches. Stan’s opponent struggled while Stan was solid and took all 6 points. Dan’s opponent had a great day shooting a net 74 and squeaking out a few more holes than Dan.

The Valley team battled the University team. @Peter-Steichen had a great round shooting a net 70 but was run over by a train named Skip Schultz, the league coordinator and University team captain who shot a gross 69, net 65. He had the best score of the day. Still, Peter only lost by one hole on the front and one hole on the back. Sometimes life just isn’t fair! @Dean-Penk also shot a net 70 and feels like he should have done better than tie the front nine. He came back strong and won the back and the match for 5 points. @Chuck-Bernardy had a close match losing the front nine and winning the back nine and tying the match for 3 points. @Richard-Courtney had a tough day but was able to scratch out a tie on the back to pick up one point against an opponent that shot a net 73.

Next week Fountain Valley hosts. Golden takes on 12th place Gross and Valley takes on the 11th place hosts. Both teams are eying the July 23rd match when they play each other at Valleywood.

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

Brookview 16-Man Team Cruises to Victory

The Brookview 16-man team defeated the boys from Fountain Valley 22-2 on Sunday, June 6th. The weather was hot and the wind was strong but we were able to win all 8 matches on the day. 6 of the teams were able to sweep and get all 3 points and the other 2 teams won their match 2-1.

The course played challenging at times, especially those holes into the wind. The hole location on 4 was pretty dicey in the back left corner of the green. It yielded some three putts as well as some putting it off the green. Holes 16-18 played dead into the wind and yielded no birdies on the day.

All the teams put in steady performances on the day. Individually, Perry Jacobson went out and birdied 3 out of the first 5 holes and his opponents weren’t able to recover. Mike Manion threw in an eagle on #2 (not good enough for a skin as Brad Jordan also eagled) and a few more birdies on the front 9. There were only 2 skins on the day: Manion/Sustad birdie on #8 and Brynteson/Swanson birdie on #15.

Our next match takes place on Sunday, June 27th at New Prague. We are both 2-0 on the season and we have the slight advantage having 36 total points to their 30 points. The winner of this match is guaranteed to make the playoffs so let’s bring our A game boys.