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.
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.
Match Play Competitions:
Sixteen of the NASMGA clubs field a match play team. Those 16 teams are divided into 4 sub-groups. Each club will participate in matches with the three other clubs in their group both home and away. The top two team in each sub-group enter the play-offs to decide the ultimate champion club. Each match involves 12 players from each team, broken into 6 flights each containing two golfers. Each two man team plays a match with two members of the other team applying full handicaps. The first pairing incudes the low stroke index “A” player and a member of the professional staff at each club. The next 5 teams are in ascending order in handicaps. Scoring includes one point for each nine holes won and a point for the total. Three points for each team for a grand total of 18 points at stake.
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, 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 Captain – Barry Lakas
Communications Director and NASMGA Web Representative – Jim Andersen
BHCC Golf Committee Rep - Russ Coddington
Web Master – Rick ODom