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 has approached some of the premier member country clubs 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. Many thanks to St. Ives, White Columns, Big Canoe and Fairways of Canton for holding these events.

 

Match Play Competitions:

The NASMGA Match Play schedule for 2020 is detailed on the www.nasmga.com website. 

Eighteen clubs will participate in 3 divisions of 6 teams each.  Berkeley is in the Masters Division

with Polo, Brookfield, Olde Atlanta, Fairways of Canton and Indian Hills.  After a delayed start for

the 2020 season, each teamwill complete 4 matches, two home and two away.  Once the reduced

schedule has been completed, 8 teams will qualify for the playoffs.Teams finishing first and second

in the three divisions qualify and two third place teams scoring the most points will qualify as

wildcards.

 

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 / 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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