BSMGA Senior Weekday Tournaments for 2022:

The BSMGA, and the Club Professional Staff have agreed upon a number of Senior Tournaments (listed below)
usually played during the week to which all seniors are invited.  
Senior Tournaments include white and gold tees players.  This list does not include all regular scheduled Berkeley tournaments which have a “Masters Division” for those seniors who prefer to play from the regular (white) tees.

The vast majority of Country Club members are over the age of 50 and Berkeley is no exception.  A good chunk

of them are still working, but a significant proportion of them are retired.  Stepping forward to the white tees or even further to the gold tees gives seniors an opportunity to challenge the course when the length of the course is

reduced to manageable levels.  Competing on a course more manageable has brought more fun back into these competitions.  Berkeley has further made a decision to conform to USGA rules allowing competitors to play from the tees established for their handicap in the same tournament.  This means players whose handicaps are established from the white or gold tees may compete with players from the blue or player tees.

North Atlanta Senior Men’s Golf Association – 2022 Schedule of  Remaining Tournaments

Polo                 Wednesday      July 27

Brookfield       Monday           August 15

Olde Atlanta    Wednesday      September 21

Big Canoe       Wednesday      October 12

Berkeley Seniors remain active during the course renovation:

Most of our BSMGA members show up on a regular basis to play golf on

the 15 holes open during the renovation at Berkeley.  We manage to

keep on competing, having fun and enjoying the company of our buddies.

Not exactly USGA rules enforcement, but done fairly and equitably.

During the trip around the course, it is quite interesting to see the

evolution of our old course.  We are all impressed with the conversion

of our old greens to Ultra Dwarf Bermuda with larger layouts.  If you

have not been coming out during the conversion, you are really missing

the beauty and efficiency of nature and science.

 

Opportunities to play other courses during the conversion:

The Berkeley Pro Shop has enlisted the help of other courses to

provide reciprocal arrangements for golf.  Other fine clubs including

TPC Sugarloaf, St. Ives, Echelon and the Atlanta Country Club are

accepting Berkeley members and making tee times available.  All

arrangements for these other clubs are made exclusively through our

Pro Shop.  Other opportunities include monthly NASMGA tournaments,

Match Play events, Buddies Trips (like the one scheduled in July at

the Robert Trent Jones Trail course in Prattville and the GSGA “Play

Day” scheduled over the next few months.

 

Results of the NASMGA Match Play against Eagle Watch CC:

Our Berkeley Match Play Team playing its second straight away match

scored 8 points to Eagle Watch 10 points.  Two Berkeley pairings won

their individual matches with two points.  A unique highlight was

Esther Park, Assistant Pro playing in the pro position along with Tom

Harvey in the first pairing.  They halved their match with 1.5 points

each. Match Play Results – first two matches:

 

Match Play Captain Barry Lakas reported: We now stand at 25-29 after

three matches and still very much in the playoff hunt

NASMGA Match Play Schedule for Berkeley Hills CC – 2022

August 24      Olde Atlanta Country Club @ Berkeley

Sept 9            Berkeley @ Fairways of Canton Golf Club

Sept TBD       Fairways of Canton Golf Club @ Berkeley

 

We were able to avoid hosting matches during the months May to August

when our greens will be under renovation.  All results for all three

divisions will be announced on the NASMGA website.

Remaining 2022 Weekday Senior Tournament Schedule :

Due to Greens renovations at Berkeley May through August, no tournaments during that time.

 

Sept 14    Weekday Club Championship - Open to all Berkeley Members over the age of 50.

Oct 19-20  Ringer Tournament                - (Better your first round hole by hole score on the second day)

Nov 30      Senior Santa Claus                 - (Before the weekend December 3 Santa Claus)

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 2022 Registration Form.