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.
The end of March is that time of year when our members make a commitment for another full year with the Berkeley Senior Men's Golf Association. During the previous year, we lost 4 members, one left Berkeley, two no longer play golf and only one decided to drop out. We consider a 98% retention rate a vote of confidence in what we are doing to provide our golfing members recognition and expanded golfing opportunities. In addition, we already picked up additional new members to increase our membership for the ninth straight year. We have already conducted two Berkeley Senior Tournaments, One NASMGA Tournament at Berkeley and one Match Play. Read in the "Latest News" section for those results.
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. The website is located at "nasmga.golfgenius.com".
One of the favorite activities of the Berkeley Senior Men’s Golf Association is participation in the North Atlanta Senior Men’s Golf Association Match Play Program. Berkeley Seniors have done well in this competition including playing for the Championship in 2020 against Fairways of Canton CC and coming in 2nd. The NASMGA 2023 schedule of match play is available. Barry Lakas and Ed Odmark are Co-Captains. They will send out the schedule and ask current members to reconfirm their participation for 2023. New members need to check off the Match Play question on the 2023 Registration Form available in the Berkeley Pro Shop. Any Questions may be directed to Barry Lakas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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, Brasstown Valley Resort, McLemore Golf Club and other fine clubs.
The Berkeley Senior Men’s Golf Association Board elected the following members:
BHSMGA Board for 2023
President – Jim Andersen…plus Membership and website support
Treasurer – Harvey Gammon
Match Play Captain – Barry Lakas…Ed Odmark as Assistant Captain
Communications – Russ Coddington (not including website)
Golf Committee Rep – Ed Odmark
Scribe and Tournament Chair – Paul Spofford
Web Master - Rick ODom
For more information about the Berkeley Senior Men’s Golf Association
please direct your inquiry to Jim Andersen at email@example.com.