Berkeley Hills Senior Men’s Golf Association

 

The Berkeley Senior Men’s Golf Association is a golfing organization within the Berkeley Hills Country Club open to all male members age 50 and older.  Starting in 2015, a group of Berkeley Seniors formed a Board to manage a number of senior activities and look for ways to enhance the golfing opportunities for our senior members.  We have representation on the Berkeley Board, Berkeley Golf Committee, the North Atlanta Senior Men’s Golf Association, Senior Tournament Director, Berkeley Senior Match Play Team Captain, Treasurer to manage the Senior Fund, Webmaster to manage the BSMGA Website and other staff to assist and advise.

 

Tournaments:

BSMGA organizes golf tournaments at Berkeley and represents Berkeley in the North Atlanta Senior Men’s Golf Association (NASMGA).  There are 17 participating country club in NASMGA (see their website at nasmga.com).  During the golfing calendar (8 months), eight of the clubs will host a golf tournament at their club.  A portion of the BSMGA annual dues includes membership in the North Atlanta Senor Men’s Golf Association.  One of the assets of NASMGA is that all interclub and match play competitions are managed through their website.

Due to the COVD19 Pandemic, the North Atlanta Senior Men's Golf Association cancelled all tournaments for the 2020 season.  Some of the premier member country clubs to were approached to offer NASMGA members an opportunity to play these courses without the usual food and other services normal for tournaments.  The response was great and 4 Play Day Events were held in the

last 2 months of 2020. Many thanks to St. Ives, White Columns, Big Canoe and Fairways of Canton

for holding these events.

 

Match Play:

 

The NASMGA Match Play schedule for 2021 will be detailed on the www.nasmga.com website.  We anticipate eighteen clubs will participate in 4 divisions, 2 divisions of 5 teams each and 2 divisions with 4 teams each.  Specific dates have not been determined but all matches will be scheduled in the first half of each month (April to October).  Berkeley is in a division with Old Atlanta, Windemere, St. Ives, and Crooked Creek. After all preliminary  matches are completed, 8 teams will qualify for the playoffs.  Teams finishing first and second in the four divisions qualify for the playoffs.  Berkeley did win our division in 2020, made it to the 36 hole Championship Matches.  The first match at Berkeley was won by Berkeley but lost the second match at Fairways of Canton.  The FOC Team won with a larger margin in the cumulative score. Second place wasn’t bad coming in over 16 other teams.  Barry Lakas has agreed to serve as Match Play Captain again this year, and Ed Odmark will serve as Co-Captain.  All correspondence regarding match play should be directed to Barry at brlakas@aol.com.  New members please let Barry know if you would like to join the team.

 

 

For more information about the Berkeley Senior Men’s Golf Association

please direct your inquiry to Jim Andersen at ajimandersen@gmail.com.

 

Social Events:

 

On several occasions during the year, the BSMGA will organize an evening event at the club where members and their wives or significant others are invited. 

 

Buddies Trips:

Each year the BSMGA will organize a buddy’s trip to clubs within driving distance to experience other venues and throw in a little competition.  Past trips included The Sunset Country Club in Moultrie, Southern Hills Country Club in Hawkinsville, Idle Hour Country Club in Macon, Robert Trent Jones Trail in Alabama, and other fine clubs.

 

The Berkeley Senior Men’s Golf Association Board elected the following members:

            Chairman and Treasurer -  Harvey Gammon

            Vice Chairman - Ed Odmark

            Tournament Chairman - Steve Kendrick

            Secretary and NASMGA Assist Web Rep – Paul Spofford

            Assistant Tournament Director – Ed Odmark

            Match Play Co-Captains – Barry Lakas and Ed Odmark

            Communications Director and NASMGA Web Representative – Jim Andersen

            BHCC Golf Committee Rep - Russ Coddington

            Web Master – Rick ODom

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