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BGA Adult-Child event will conclude the 2014 season

On Oct. 18, at the Short Course at Oxmoor Valley, the BGA will host our third annual Adult-Child event. 

Sign up by choosing Schedule in the top left corner of this page, followed by Tournaments and then scroll down to the event to register.

Hope you can play! The event is open to the first 36 teams who sign up.

 

 

Thomas Luther wins 2014 BGA Junior Championship

 

Many of the top 96 players from the season-long points lists across five age groups teed it up Aug. 4-5 in the Birmingham Golf Association's Junior Championship at Hoover CC.

Boys and girls, ages 10-17, are eligible for this junior tour, with children qualifying for the championship based on their play throughout the summer in six (of 20) events, out of almost 300 members.

Erika Allen of Berry won the season long points list and the championship in the girls, 10-17, nine-hole division. It was her second year in a row to win the season long points list. Mary Katherine Horton was second in the championship, with Mary McLaurine Trammell third.

Erika Allen

The 10-11 age division was won by Robert Davidson of Birmingham, who also won the overall points list. Srijan Meesala was second, with Gordon Sargent third.

 

 

Robert Davidson

 

Austin Coggin of Vestavia won the 12-13 age division championship, with Reynolds Lambert second and Ken Goforth third.

 

 

Austin Coggin

 

Frankie Wade Jr. of Hoover won the 14-15 championship, with Chris Hughes second and Chase Romanstine third.

 

 

Frankie Wade Jr. 

 

Thomas Luther of Birmingham won the 16-17 age division and overall championship in a playoff over Oak Mountain's Zack Holton. Wade was also in the playoff as ages 14-17 are eligible for the overall championship title. After all three players shot 147 totals, Luther won the playoff with a birdie on the first playoff hole, No. 18.

Blake Schambeau was third in 16-17.

 

 

Overall champion Thomas Luther

 

Overall points winners for the season went to: Erika Allen (Girls, ages 10-17, nine-hole division); Robert Davidson (10-11); Matt Stuart (12-13); Stewart Miller (14-15); and Conley Miller (16-17). Miller also won the Hudson Cup, donated by the well known Hudson family of Jasper, as the winner of the 16-17 age division.

 

 

BGA Junior Tour concludes with 2013 championship 

Conley Miller, overall champion, proudly holds the Elbert S. Jemison trophy.

The Birmingham Golf Association Junior Tour featured 20 one-day events, and almost 290 players, from late May to late July. The top 96 finishers, spread across five age groups, qualified for their two-day Junior Championship, which was contested Aug. 5-6 at Shoal Creek.

The following children placed in the top three in the season-long points lists:

Girls, 10-17, nine-hole division

1st Erika Allen

2nd Grace Wann

Tied-3rd Rhea Nathan

Tied-3rd Erin Hartwiger

 

10-11

1st Will Patrick

2nd Ryan Eshleman 

3rd Gordon Sargent

 

12-13

1st Matt Stuart

2nd Austin Coggin

3rd Ethan Hagood

 

14-15

Tied-1st Frankie Wade Jr.

Tied-1st Harrison Mink

3rd Spencer Hollon

 

16-17

1st Trey Hanvey 

2nd Canaan Mularski

3rd William Walker III

 

Click here to see photos of the season-long points winners.

 

The following children placed in the top three in their age groups in the championship:

 

Girls, 10-17, nine-hole division

1st Grace Wann

2nd Rhea Nathan

3rd Caroline MacVicar

 

10-11

1st Ryan Eshleman

2nd Gordon Sargent

Tied 3rd Will Patrick

Tied 3rd Evans Gross

 

12-13

1st Dylan Ford

2nd Austin Coggin

3rd Ethan Hagood

 

14-15

1st Harrison Mink

2nd Trey Rose

3rd Jake Awbrey

 

16-17

1st Conley Miller 

2nd William Walker III

3rd Trey Hanvey

 

Click here to see photos of the BGA Junior Championship top finishers in each age group.

 


Feel free to contact BGA Executive Director Ian Thompson with any questions via email:

ithompson@bgagolf.org

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Steven Groover and Lance Goodson win Mid-Amateur division in Metro Amateur; Del Wood and Mark Miller win Senior Division 

The Birmingham Golf Association's Metro Amateur Championship, a two-man best ball tournament open to residents of seven counties in and around Birmingham, was played April 5-6 at Hoover Country Club.
    The Mid-Amateur Division was won by Lance Goodson and Steven Groover, who shot rounds of 68-67--135, for a nine-under-par total. Goodson, a former Alabama State Amateur champion and collegiate player at Vanderbilt, partnered his good friend Groover, who played for Auburn.


Lance Goodson, Steven Groover


    Their two-day total saw them win by three from overnight leaders Vic Kyatt and Jake Nolen (66-72--138). Four teams finished tied third on 139.

    The Senior Division was won by the same 135 score, which was posted by Del Wood and Mark Miller, who shot 65-70. They won by three from defending champions Earle Bidez and Jon Golden (68-70--138) and overnight leaders Frank Vines and Jim McDaniel (64-74--138).

Mark Miller, Del Wood

Click on the tournament schedule to the upper left to view all the results.

BGA Hall of Fame inductees 2014 class

 

 

Hall of Famers gathered for the 2014 induction ceremony

 

    Also on Saturday night, in conjunction with the Metroa Amateur Championship, the Birmingham Golf Association inducted Buford McCarty, Luther B. (Barney) Lanier and John Gibbs into their Hall of Fame, making their 66th, 67th and 68th inductees. The BGA was formed in 1965, so this class of inductees represents it's 50th class…quite the milestone.

 


  Buford McCarty


    McCarty is the Executive Director of the Alabama Golf Association, based in Birmingham, as well as the Executive Secretary of the Southern Golf Association. He has run the AGA since 1986 and has directed its continued growth and watched it go from strength to strength under his watch.
    He has worked closely with the United States Golf Association on a number of projects including the development of the GHIN (Golf Handicaps and Information Network) system and TPP (Tournament Pairings Program).
    He was a recipient of the Joe H. King Award from the AGA in 2009. This is the AGA's highest award and received the USGA's Ike Grainger Award two years later for 25 years of service to the USGA.
    "What an honor! I didn’t get started with golf until after college and then settling in Birmingham in the late 60’s. At some point after that I was made representative to the Birmingham Golf Association Board by my club and as a result the BGA became a huge influence in my golf life. Now to look at those who are in the BGA Hall of Fame, people I grew up in the game admiring and respecting, and to think I am going to be a part of that is almost overwhelming," McCarty said.
    He is a member of Hoover Country Club.

 


   

Luther B. (Barney) Lanier


    Lanier has long been associated with the game of golf in Alabama and the Country Club of Birmingham.
    A fine player in his own right, he has competed in three U.S. Amateur Championships (1982, '83 and '84), won the 1971 BGA Junior Championship and has won the Country Club of Birmingham Invitational.
    He has served on numerous Alabama Golf Association committees, and was AGA president in 1997-98. He has also served various roles at the Country Club of Birmingham including chairman, as well as chairing multiple golf course renovation committees at the club over the years.
    "I am very surprised and humbled to be recognized with this honor. To be included on a list with Charley Boswell, Elbert Jemison, Joe King and so many others is very special indeed," Lanier said.
    Lanier is a member of the Country Club of Birmingham.