BGA LEADERSHIP

STUFF & AWARDS

 

The One and Only, Very Best BGA Leadership Team in the World, BGA Commissioner Emeritus Jim Remler and BGA Commissioner W. A. Pace. All BGA Members are grateful for their Dedication and Leadership! (And sometimes they dress alike.)

BGA Members, it came to our attention, on Friday August 27, 2021, that someone had vandalized a BGA golf cart in the parking lot. With a little investigation we determined that the cart belonged to our own Ken Gerling. If our interpretation is correct, ruby red lipstick was used on the windshield to say, "I wuv you". And then a beautiful red heart was added. Does Ken have a secret admirer? Does Marilyn know about this? We have to protect our Members!

Commissioner W. A. Pace.

Peter and Claire Lindley had a dream!

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Local couple visits every MLB stadium

Journey ends at Texas ballpark

  • Jul 1, 2021 

 

Pete and Claire Lindley at the Texas Rangers’ new stadium, Globe Life Park, in Arlington, Texa

 

How often does an interesting thought enter your mind and you think about it, but do nothing? Even short-term ideas are mostly left untended. But Pete and Claire Lindley had a dream they could not forgo: visiting every single ballpark in Major League Baseball.

Both are avid baseball fans and had season tickets to the Philadelphia Phillies during their many years in Pennsylvania. Early on, when they were still working, business-related travel took them to several venues: Guaranteed Rate Field (Chicago White Sox) and Wrigley Field (Cubs) as they traveled jointly.

When they retired and moved to Citrus Hills 10 years ago, they continued to think about their dream. How farfetched was it? Could they do it?

 

 

As they visited family members throughout the U.S. in the next four or five years, they visited San Diego, Detroit, Houston, Phoenix, Minnesota and Boston. They saw the local baseball team/stadium and purchased a shot glass as a souvenir at each stadium to take home. On one trip, they traveled to visit friends in Ohio and enjoyed games in Cleveland and Cincinnati. They never had a rainout, but did have one game delayed an hour in St Louis.

At this juncture, they only had one more stadium to visit. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed their pursuit of their final stadium at Globe Life Field in Arlington Texas. Finally, on June 22, 2021, they made the trek to see the Rangers play and fulfilled their dream. They had finally visited every major league baseball stadium in MLB. They installed a glass display case to handle their growing collection of shot glasses from each of the stadiums they visited.

At each stadium, they sampled authentic "local" food as another interesting way of remembering the locale and its culture. This included things like perogies in Pittsburgh, Dungeness crab in San Francisco, and the "Rattler" sausage in Texas.

They saw day games, night games, giveaway days, specially honored players (Ricky Henderson, Elvis Andrus) and kids’ days. Their best-rated ballparks were San Francisco (scenery and locale), Pittsburgh (sight lines) and Colorado (sheer beauty). The most memorable occasion was at a day game in Milwaukee where everyone participated in elaborate tailgating hours before game time and welcomed them warmly as strangers. Their travels included planes, cars, trains, light rail, Uber, taxi, subway, and the "T."

Their most exciting events were going to the World Series in Philadelphia, an All-Star Game in old Candlestick Park, and Cal Ripken Jr. breaking Lou Gehrig’s consecutive games played record at Baltimore’s Camden Yards.

Their interesting thought conjured up emotions that stood the test of time and recently became a reality. They are already planning to continue this journey as new stadiums appear on the horizon.

 

Looks like the dynamic duo coordinated their wardrobe.

The 2021 BGA Ringer Tournament

Steve Keen (Absent partner John Keller.) First Place.

Thanks to Commissioner W. A. Pace for this information.

 

 

Here are the winners from the 2021 Ringer tournament.  2 person teams, best ball.

 

Scores ranged from plus one to minus 13.  Sol paid 6 places.

 

1st--John Keller, Steve Keen minus 13.   Holder of Ringer trophy for a year.  

 

2nd--Dave Barber, Sam Stecker minus 11

 

3rd--Jim Hagen, John Erdmann minus 10

 

4th David Flo, Curt Mesler minus 10

 

5th Jerry Pequeen, Joe Skender minus 8

 

6th Don Morrison, Paul Piotte minus 8

 

Closest to pin #3, Sam Stecker,

 

Closest to pin #14 Peter Bockiaro

 

Notable scores:

Don Morrison, 75,

Sol 76,

David Flo 76 (sandbagger),

Dave Hetherington 78,

Ren Marquette 78,

Dave Barber 79,

Foster Panza 78,

Mike Stefani 79

 

Joe Skender had 10 bunker shots....

 

Thanks to all that participated. 

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Guess who forgot his red shirt? Last Friday of the month. 3/26/21 Sol admitted he forgot his red shirt and paid his fine.

Jim Remler forwarded a picture showing Mike Stefani proudly accepting a BGA beer mug from Hose in Grand Cayman.  This was to recognize the only "notable" score in our St. Patrick's day tournament several days ago. Mike was really proud to get this really nice prize that Hose selected for us. Commissioner W. A. Pace.

 


 

BGA St. Patrick's Day 2021

 

The winning team from our St. Patrick's day tourney on Monday, March 21 2021.  

 

They were really proud of the very expensive beer mug with the official BGA logo on the mug.  Hose really did a good job of supplying prizes for this tournament.

 

Congrats to Buzz Fredrickson, John Keller, and Len Ciriello.

Commissioner W. A. Pace. 
 

 

 

"The ST. Patrick's day dress up.  Our man Don Morrison. First Place! 

 

What is not shown here is that Don also had a "pot of gold" taped to the front of his cart that day.

 

Looks like Don spent some time in the dollar store shopping for St. Patricks stuff.

 

Even with all that, someone, not sure who, said that Don should be disqualified because his shoes did not match his outfit.  
Don had on a mundane black pair of shoes....

 

Most likely a jealous competitor complained. " By: Commissioner W.A. Pace.

 

"Members, take a look at the second and third place winners from the St. Patrick's day tourney on Friday, March 12 2021.

 

Thanks to Peter Bockiaro and Ed Ryan.  

 

And congratulations to both...."

Commissioner W.A. Pace.

 

 

"Another photo from Jim Remler of those who dressed up for St. Patrick's day.

 

As Jim mentioned in his e-mail, check out Paul Foss' outfit.  A big club fit for a giant....A hat with a decoration on top.  I think it was a flag pole, but not sure.

Looking at the picture, Steve Keen is the one with a beard.  Dave Beck is on the other side of the big guy looking so
happy.  We need to get a picture of Dave looking happy. " Commissioner W.A. Pace.

Leprechauns?" Commissioner Emeritus Jim Remler.

"THE DOUGHNUT DOLLIES SPREAD SOME LOVING KINDNESS FOR THE BGA PLAYERS.  OUR THANKS TO THE DOLLIES FOR MAKING OUR DAY!

There is a strange looking Dollie in the photo of the Dollies.  Who could this masked person be????

We need to recognize the work that Claire and her Dollies devoted to making this a success and to Peter and Claire for hosting the event in their backyard."

BGA Commissioner W. A. Pace.

 

The BGA Donut Dollies 2021 - Off the 6th tee box on The Oaks 2/26/21.

DON MORRISON SHOWED UP DRESSED AS A FANCY DOUGHNUT WITH SPRINKLES.

The 2021 BGA Sweetheart Classic First Place Winners - Ron Krieger, Sol Asekun and Bruce Cohoon - Minus 14, CONGRATULATIONS! They received a Bouquet of Roses.

The 2021 BGA Sweetheart Classic. - Second Place - Peter Lindley, Charlie Haire and John Erdmann - Minus 11 CONGRATULATIONS! They received Valentine Balloons.

In the 2021 BGA Sweetheart Classic John Erdmann had an Eagle on hole # 13. He was awarded a Bouquet of Roses and a Valentine Balloon. CONGRATULATIONS! John

John Balais was BAD at the 2021 BGA Sweetheart Classic and he was guility of several BGA crimes. 1st. He didn't wear his BGA hat and shirt. Next, he did not have a picture of his sweetheart on his hat or shirt. Then, the Commissioner said he was guilty of a third rule. However he escaped with only a $3.00 fine. Do the Crime Pay the Fine.

Peter Bockiaro arrived late for the 2021 BGA Sweetheart Classic and  was fined $3.00. Do The Crime Pay The Fine.

The 2021 BGA Ryder Cup Classic - A Historic Tie.

 

Pictured below are, Dave Hetherington-(left), Captain of the Geritol Guys and Peter Lindley-(right), Captain of The Wildcats team. Center is Dave Barber, Captain of the 2020 BGA Ryder Cup winning team.

The event was played on January 22-23, 2021.

The result of the two-day event was a tie at 9-9. This had never happened in the 24-year history of the Citrus Hills BGA. Since neither Dave Hetherington, captain of the Geritol Guys, nor Peter Lindley, captain of the Wildcats won, it was declared that neither could claim rights to the trophy for the year 2021. Therefore, Dave Barber, last year’s winning captain currently has possession of the BGA Ryder Cup. (A rumor has floated that Dave and Peter might be asked to play a tie breaker.)

 

Don Morrison BGA Santa # 1 - December 12, 2020.

Ren Marquette BGA Santa #2 - December 12, 2020.

Bruce Cohoon proudly admiring the trophy. Bruce played very hard to win this prestigious award....

Thanks to BGA Commissioner Emeritus Jim Remler for taking the photos and to Commissioner W. A. Pace for sending the pictures to the website.

THE WINNING TEAM FOR OUR COLUMBUS DAY CLASSIC, FRIDAY OCTOBER 9, 2020.

RENNIE ANLLO, DAVE BARBER AND SOL ASEKUN.  MISSING IN ACTION SPURGEON YOUNGBLOOD.

BGA STUFF & AWARDS

BGA Commissioner Emeritus Jim Remler with his creation, a Hole Assignment Board, June 2020 Thanks Jim for all you do!

AND THEN, ON OCTOBER 2, JIM REMLER AWARDED W. A. PACE A PAIR OF, PATENT PENDING, HOLE ASSIGNMENT BOARDS.  A MOST USEFUL ITEM.

BGA Commissioner Emeritus Jim Remler was recalled out of retirement August 28, 2020, to manage the game. Jim Packmayer alleged Jim Remler complained so Jim Packmayer called him a BGA Whiner and awarded him the official BGA Whiner PIN Award.

So There he is, the newest BGA Whiner

THEN, ON OCTOBER 2, BGA COMMISSIONER W.A. PACE AWARDS JIM REMLER THE OFFICIAL BGA WHINER HAT TO GO WITH THE WHINER PIN THAT WAS AWARDED EARLIER. SO NOW, THE BGA COMMISSIONER

EMERITUS IS A BGA WHINER. THIS IS NOT A GOOD THING.

2020 Labor Day Classic Winners Randy Robertson, Ren Marquette, Dave Barber and The Commissioner W. A. Pace, standing in for the fourth who went home. 9/7/20

Bob Feldberg sported his newest creation, a handcrafted  BGA Facemask. It was noted that he would make the BGA Masks available for $19.99, but take advantage of his offer today, August 28, 2020, and he will send you a second one for a reasonable shipping and handling fee.

And then Bob became official.

Joe Skender, voted the Best Looking Senior BGA Golfer of the Year. 9/7/2020 (Even with a mask.) Joe is a Member of the BGA 90 Year Club.

BGA "August Dog Days" Classic is Mickey Mouse Award Day.

Flag Day - The Winners July 3, 2020 John Keller, Jerry Krause, Randy Robertson and John Walton.

Don Morrison shot gross 69 on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 with 7 birdies.Nice going Don!

Flag Day 2020 Bob Keller and cart!

Flag Day Best Dressed July 3, 2020

BGA Senior Day Classic Friday May 22, 2020

Jim Brown, 1st Place 60-70 Group. Nice Award!

Spurgeon Youngblood 1st Place 71-75 Group. Spurgeon wasn't available for picture to receive his award so Commissioner W. A. Pace displays Spurgeon's award.

 

Here is Spurgeon being welcomed recently, by The Commissioner, as a New BGA Member.

Larry Jones 1st Place 76-79 Group. (Check the Award. Made his hair stand on end.)

Sol Asekun 1st Place 80 Plus Group with his Award.

Most grateful credit and sincere appreciation to Foster Panza for the many pictures in our BGA website.

Don Whitehead, April 2021

Sol entertains with the Harmonica - - St. Patrick's Day 2020

Ken Gerling receives his Hole-In-One Award from BGA Commissioner Jim Remler February 2020

Commissioner Jim Remler and his Executive Assistent W. A. Pace with Joe Skender as they welcome Joe into the BGA 90 Year Club. February 2020.

BGA 2020 Ryder Cup Champions, The Ball Busters, Dave Barber Captain

2020 New Members of the BGA Wheaties Breakfast of Champions. Peter Bockiaro, Frank Mazzotta & Neil Messina. (Jim Hagen not pictured.)

2020 New Members of the BGA Hall of Shame. Peter Bockiaro, Neil Messina & Frank Mazzotta. (Jim Hagen not pictured.)

Joe Skender joins the guys for lunch today. 1/10/2020

BGA Christmas Tournament Winners 2019 - W. A. Pace - Andy Terenzi and Jerry Krause.

 

 

The BGA Money Men - Curt Mesler and Ray Boudreau (RIP) pictured 1/3/20 for the New Year.

DON MORRISON - HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY 2020

Howard Pope returned to active golf today. July 19, 2019. Welcome back Howard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks Paul and Debbie,

Paul and Debbie Piotte,

Award For The Very

Best BGA Picnics Always.

 

BGA 4th of July Classic 2019

Low net 2019 Fourth of July Classic, Bob Feldberg

BGA Flag Day Winners 2019

Jim Brown - Clint Wynne

Sol Asekun - Mike Rizzio

2019 Ryder Cup Champions

The Commissioner's Work for The BGA. (A lot of Love and Effort for BGA Members.)

The 2019 BGA-GGF Tournament

BGA Ed Ryan presents flowers to "Golfing Girl Friends" Fran Geyer as Mike Rizzio looks on.

Sam Andrade is leaving the BGA today :-( :-( April 22, 2019 for Rehoboth, MA. to be with Family. BGA Commissioner Jim Remler presented Sam with a book of photos depicting his time with the BGA. Sam was a BGA Member for over 20 years and we want him BACK!

BGA Members hope Sam, and his wife Jenny, will enjoy many Healthy, Happy and Peaceful days in Rehoboth MA.

Contact Us Today!

BGA of Citrus Hill

BGA Commissioner W. A. Pace

Phone: 746-4238

Cell- 352-601-3444

Email wapace@aol.com

BGA Commissioner Emeritus Jim Remler.
Hernando, Florida 34442

Phone: +1 352 527-3596+1 352 527-3596

E-mail: ninthole@tampabay.rr.com

 

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