Bunker Hills Senior Men's League 2020
New Feature: Net Handicap table is published on the Members page
Message from Dave Boettcher, President 2020
Welcome to the Bunker Hills Senior Men's Golf League (League or BHSML). Our goal is to organize and conduct competitive golf experiences and promote new and lasting friendships within the competitions. In addition, the League is active with other golf associations which promote the sport in Minnesota. We are privileged to call Bunker Hills Golf Course (BHGC) our home course since 1994.
The League was established soon after Coon Rapids built the municipal course. The course has gone through several changes to become the course we are familiar with today. BHGC has hosted several PGA and Senior PGA events along with MGA events and is a popular venue for other state and local tournaments along with corporate events. Tim Anderson, Director of Golf Operations has guided the course to several improvements and the seniors have benefited greatly. Dan Sainio, Assistant Golf Professional has led the way in making our competitions successful events.
Our League is open to men 55 years and older. We have between 85 and 100 members and add 5-10 new players each year. We play 18 hole rounds on Wednesday mornings. We normally start play in May and play through September. Stroke play is our normal competition by flights, culminating with the League Championship in August. Four tournaments are normally scheduled during the season. Formats are determined by the Board of Directors and teams are random draws. In addition to weekly Skins games (net and/or gross), the League has two optional competitions; Match Play and a Season Points Race. More information on these are found on the web site. We adhere to the USGA Rules of Golf and BHSML local rules in all play.
The League utilizes the Minnesota Golf Association (MGA) to establish and maintain handicaps. This enables League members to participate in MGA sanctioned events. The League has also provided volunteers for events held at BHGC including the latest being the Minnesota State High School Tournament.
We continually look to improve the golfing experience for our members. Examples are new tournament formats and the new optional competitions. We are also looking to improve league communications by more extensive use of the Web, E-mail, and text messaging to replace the tried and true paper and US Mail of our youth. This year our new web site (BHSeniorGolf.com) was developed to more easily convey League information.
We look forward to another great year.