North Atlanta Senior Men’s Golf Association – 2020 Schedule of Tournaments

Cancels all Tournaments for 2020 - Play days are scheduled.

All of the 8 scheduled tournaments for 2020 have been cancelled to comply with government retrictions

related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The last 3 events on the NASMGA schedule included Crooked Creek,

Country Club of Roswell and Windemere.  None of the clubs are equipped to handle 90-100 golfers while

still maintaining social distancing, individual carts, meals and have the appropriate number of staff to pull

these events off.

NASMGA Play Days

The results were as follows: A number of clubs have offered to host a limited number of  golfers on their course. 

If you wish to play in any of these Play Day events, you must be a member of the Berkeley Senior Men’s Golf Association.  Future events include Fairways of Canton on November 18th, sign up is available. The cost and number of players will vary.

Match Play:

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.  Berkeley was scheduled to play its first match against

Polo Golf and Country Club on April 15.  That match has been cancelled and rescheduled for a date in

September.  The next match in May against Olde Atlanta has been cancelled.  The schedule has been shortened

to 4 matches, two home and two away  Dates are as follows:

      September 16         Berkeley at Polo - WON by BHCC 9.5 - 8.5  Berkeley wins the Division.

 

      October 14           - first playoff against Polo at Berkeley - Berkely wins 10.5 to 7.5

 

      November 5           Berkeley at St. Ives - Semi Final Match

 

Match Play Captain Barry Lakas reported “Congratulations to the BHCC Sr. Match Play team. We beat a very good Polo CC team in the first round of the NASMGA playoffs this afternoon. The final score was Berkeley Hills 10.5 points- Polo 7.5 points. Notable performances were the teams of Harvey Gammon/Rick O'Dom, and

Ed Odmark/Paul Dillon taking all three of their points with the teams of Bob Beebe/PaulWhite  and

Jim Andersen/Hugh McGonagle taking two out of three points.

Great playing guys!”

 

The match was very exciting and the winning result wasn’t sure until the final.  After the first four flights were completed, Berkeley was trailing 5.5 to 6.5.  Ed Odmark and Paul Dillon added 3 points to our total bringing us up to 8.5, still a half point short of a tie. But the last flight of Jim Andersen and Hugh McGonagle came in with the

final 2 points giving us the win.  We knew that the Polo Team wanted very badly to win after last month’s reversal of their winning score in September.  Special thanks to Shawn McKinnon and the pro staff for their work in

getting the match ready to go at the last minute.  Also, thanks to assistant pro Drew Lagan for playing in the pro position and shooting a 72!  Well done.  NASMGA has determined that Berkeley will play a very tough St. Ives in

the semi-finals.  St .Ives accumulated 55 points during the abbreviated preliminary season, the highest of all 18 teams in the match play program.  The match is scheduled November 5 at St. Ives.

 

Go Berkeley!

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Barry Lakas and Ed Odmark are Match Play Co-Captains.  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.

 

For individual membership, check with the Berkeley Pro Shop for a 2021 Registration Form.

Other Golfing contacts for seniors:

The Georgia Senior Golfers Association www.gaseniorgolf.org,

The Southern Seniors Golf Association www.southernseniorsgolf.com

The Georgia State Golf Association www.gsga.org

Berkeley Hills Golf contact ajimandersen@gmail.com

 

are available to you. 

 

For more info contact the senior board here at Berkeley.

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