Welcome to the Bunker Hills Senior Men’s League (BHSML). Our goal is to organize and conduct competitive golf experiences and promote new and lasting friendships through League competitions and activities. 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.
Bunker Hills is a municipal course, built by the city of Coon Rapids in 1968. 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.
We have between 85 and 100 members and play on Wednesday mornings. We normally start play in late April and play through September. Stroke play is our normal competition by flights, culminating with the League Championship in August.
Each week, we also conduct a Net Prize Pool event ($5 buy-in) with payouts to top 5 and ties in each of 4 flights.
Four tournaments are normally scheduled during the season. These are team-based events with a mix of competitions.
The League has 5 optional competitions: Gross Prize Pool, Skins games (net and/or gross), Match Play, Season Points Race, and 2-Man Team Best Ball.
We adhere to the Rules of Golf and local rules in all play.
The League utilizes the Minnesota Golf Association/ USGA GHIN system to establish and maintain handicaps. Our scoring service, Golf Genius, communicates all league scores directly to GHIN, eliminating the need for members to double enter scores.
Historically, we have welcomed 5-10 new members a year. In the Covid years of 2020 and 2021 we added over 30 new members, bringing our membership to an historic high of 105. We have a goal of adding another 10-15 members this year.
We will continue to improve league communications by more extensive use of our website (BHSeniorGolf.com) and weekly emails. We look forward to another great year.