The North Atlanta Senior Men’s Golf Association (NASMGA) has completed
the first seven tournaments. Berkeley hosted the September Tournament
on Wednesday, September 25. Tournament Chairman Paul Spofford provided
the following report:
There were 80 signed up to play and all 80 showed up on
time...awesome! We had great weather...course in good shape despite
the ongoing drought...and some tough pin positions!
Everyone was happy with coffee/bagels/ donuts before play and an
excellent buffet lunch after play. We played everything "down" and
putted out everything unless out of the hole and still finished in
4:15 to 4:30. We paid out the top seven (7) positions plus four
closest-to-the-pin awards. We had 15 BHCC players and the BHCC
1st Place Team...Bill Stanhope was their A player...119 (-25)
3rd Place Team...John Cahill...121 (-23)
4th Place Team...Harvey Gammon was their A player...121 (-23)
5th Place Team...Hugh McGonagle...121 (-23)
6th Place Team...Rick O'Dom was their A player...121 (-23)
Closest to the Pin #11...Bill Stanhope at 5'-6"
A scorecard regression from the #1 handicap hole was used to break the ties.
Our six winners were offset by those who tried to be good hosts...Ted
Wyerman was the A player for the next to last place team at 131
(-13)...and Ray Meyer and I were on the team at 132 (-12) announced as
Berkeley seniors had twice as many participants as any other club -
good since we were the hosts. The tournament ran smoothly thanks to
Head Pro Shawn McKinnon’s assistance with pairings and scoring along
with the rest of the pro shop staff...and special thanks to Barry
Lakas, Russ Coddington, Steve Kindrick, and John Cahill for their
assistance with checking in the players and helping with other
North Atlanta Senior Men’s Golf Association – 2019 Schedule of Tournaments
Hosting Club Date Start Time Format
Big Canoe 10/21/2019 10:00 AM Individual Stroke Play
Eagle Watch 12/09/2019 10:00 AM 2 man team competition
There are 17 participating Country Clubs in the North Atlanta Senior Men’s Golf Association. Sixteen of the clubs have match play teams. The teams were divided into 4 divisions with each team playing the other three from the start of the season with both home and away matches. The top two teams in each division go on to the playoffs. Each match has 12 players from each team playing in 6 flights with two from each team playing a four-ball better ball with two players from
the opposition. Each match is worth 3 points, one for the front nine, one for the back nine and one points for the total. Ties are worth ½ point.
Match Play Captain Barry Lakas provided the following report:
Berkeley was in the division that included Brookfield - 61 points; Olde Atlanta/Windemere - 60.5 points; Berkeley - 52.5 points; Crooked Creek - 44.5 points. In the final match against Olde Atlanta/Windemere, the score was Crooked Creek- 9.5 and BHCC- 8.5. Not bad for an away match. Notable performances this season- Mike Black taking a whopping 11.5 points; Tom Harvey taking 8 points; Dean Nejame taking 7.5 points; and Paul White taking 7 points. Good playing guys.
Thanks for playing and we'll hope for better results next season!
Berkeley Tournament Results:
Ringer Tournament on September 4 and 5. Twenty two players signed up and played both days. Each player posted a score on September 4 and had a second chance to improve that score on September 5. Ed Odmark was the winner with an outstanding score of 61 net, three players were tied for second with a score of net 64. They were Bill Cowles, Bob Newsome and Paul White. Ted Wyerman was alone at net 65 claiming 5th place. Lots of fun and enjoyed by all.
Other Senior Golfing Opportunities
The Georgia State Golf Association www.gsga.org are available to you. For more info contact the senior board here at Berkeley.
Come out and participate in the scheduled tournaments, the week day tournaments, the Senior Interclub Tournaments, and Senior Match Play. Questions to