Monday, November 24, 2008

Don Bliss is named Senior Player of the Year by the Missouri Golf Association

Don Bliss, one of the most decorative amateur golfers in the history of Missouri golf, has been named the MGA Senior Player of the year for the fourth time. Bliss who has won four Missouri Amateur Championship titles, had another strong golf season. Bliss got off to a fast start by winning the Senior Division of the Phil Cotton event in early June. He then went on to qualify for match play in the Missouri Amateur and proceeded to make the round of 16. Bliss then qualified for the United States Senior Amateur and made it into the match play portion of the event before being knocked out of the first round. Bliss finished the year by finishing in a tie for 6th in the Missouri Mid Am Championship at the historic Kansas City Country Club. Congratulations Don!!

For all the years results you can check them out

Skip Berkmeyer of St. Louis has been named the Missouri Golf Association’s Player of the year for 2008

Skip Berkmeyer had an outstanding year, not only in the state of Missouri but on the national scene as well. In Missouri, Berkmeyer won the Phil Cotton in early June in Columbia, and was the Runner-Up at the 101st Missouri Amateur Championship at WingHaven Country Club in O’Fallon. He also finished in a tie for 4th at the Stroke Play Championship held at Meadow lake Acres Country in New Bloomfield. On the national level, Skip qualified for the US Amateur Championship held at Pinehurst Country Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina, qualifying for match play and advancing to the round of 32. Then Berkmeyer qualified for the US Mid Amateur Championship in Milwaukee. While there Berkmeyer was the medalist for the two qualifying rounds and was the number one seed and advanced to the round of 32. Skip was one of two players that qualified for match play in both the US Amateur and US Mid Amateur.

“Skip had a solid year from start to finish and has proven that he is one of the top Mid Am players in the US” Scott Hovis, Executive Director of MGA.

This is the third time that Berkmeyer has been named the Missouri Golf Association Player of the Year. Congratulations Skip!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

2009 Senior Series

People always ask the question “why do you change something even when it’s working just fine?” My answer is “how do you know it can’t be better?” That is where we are at with the MGA Senior Series. With the exception of a few bumps in the road, this series has been a great success so far, which is why we want to make the 2009 season that much better. We’ve had players comment to us that the course is either too short or too long, so we have come up with a way for players to chose where they play from. Before the event, players will specify what flight they want to play, this will allow the players to choose how challenging they want to make it for themselves. This will be a better fit for everyone, and will allow the same amount of players a chance to win something as well.

2009 Senior Series

64 and Under - Open Flight - 6500 Yards

64 and Under - Net Flight - 6250 Yards

65 and Over - Open Flight - 6250 Yards

65 and Over - Net Flight - 6000 Yards

Gift certificates will be given to the top finishers in each flight. Points will also be given to the top finishers in each flight for the year end Tour Championship.