Keepers Half Smokes Playoffs Results 2020

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Once the smoke had cleared two Keepers, Jimmy “Boom Boom” Polsky and Neal “Found My Putting” Bobys, prevailed in the Two-Phase Half Smokes Playoffs and stood atop of the American and National Divisions respectively.  They had to grind out top level performances on both the Zoysia and the Bent to claim the soon to be cherished Keepers Half Smoke Headcover Trophies and a pile of Kash Sweeps.

In the opening stanza Barry “Making This A Habit” Haberman led the Americans with a fine Net 69 on the Zoysia followed by Kevin “Bullseye” Bass with Net 70.  In the Nationals four guys tied first with Net 70 including Neal, Rick “Mr. Persistence” Cohen, Marc “The Bronx Bantam” Fink, and Burt “Kuddly Bear” Feldman.

This set the table for an interesting pair of Half Smokes Standings going into the final phase. 

Bobys and Cohen were in a virtual two-man race for top honors in the Nationals with no one else left within striking distance.  Kuddly Bear, who had been hovering in third in the Nationals, pulled a Bill Belichick maneuver with his fine play down the stretch by sinking his index below the 15.0 level in early September and switching into the American Division for the final phase to claim the top spot.  It was a mere 5 point advantage, with Boom Boom and Allen “Mr. August” Zweig hot on his heels, but Burt set himself up as the man to katch.

In the first two days of the Bent Phase on the North, Jimmy ground out a fine 39-43-82 and used his 13 shots to set the bar in the Americans at Net 69.  Volleys were fired with Burt posting a fine Net 70 on the final day to tie second with Rick “I Am Gonna Get Paid” Payes, including birdies on 13 and 18.  But Burt fell a shot short of tying Jimmy for first in this phase and relinquished his slim lead to finish second in the standings.  Mr. August lost a bit of his mojo with the change of seasons  and fell just out of the top five in the Bent Phase but held on to the #3 spot in the American Standings for the year.

On the Nationals side Steve “Nitro” Gordon did what he has done a number of times in Keepers kompetitions this year quantum leaping the field shooting a kareer round.  He was one over on the Par 3’s and made an unlikely birdie on the 17th of the North on the way to a 7-Under Net 65 to lock up the phase first spot early in the week.  A couple of Net 69’s by Harry “Sifford” Harrison and Rusty “The Itinerant One” Minkoff took second in the Nationals Bent Phase.  In the head to head Neal’s Net 70 tied fourth and he held on to eak out the year-long victory over Mr. Persistence” by 165 points.

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Results Of The Zoysia Phase 

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Results Of The Bent Phase      

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With all the maneuvering done the final year-long standings in each division looked like this.

(Click to see the 2020 Keepers Half Smokes American League Final Standings)

(Click to see the 2020 Keepers Half Smokes National League Final Standings)

Winners Shares:

American Division

1st Jimmy Polsky 1385 Points  $200 Kash Sweeps and Keepers Half Smokes Headcover Trophy

2nd Burt Feldman 1265 Points $150 Kash Sweeps

3rd Allen Zweig  1005 Points $125 Kash Sweeps

4th Yale Kaplan  915 Points $75 Kash Sweeps

5th Don Fisher 905 Points $50 Kash Sweeps

 

National Division

1st Neal Bobys 1320 Points  $200 Kash Sweeps and Keepers Half Smokes Headcover Trophy

2nd Rick Cohen 1155 Points $150 Kash Sweeps

3rd Steve Gordon 850 Points $125 Kash Sweeps

4th Eddie Cohen  675 Points $75 Kash Sweeps

5th Mark A. Goldstein 585 Points $50 Kash Sweeps

 

Kongratulations to our winners.  We want to thank all the Keepers whose enthusiasm swelled the ranks of our Kreative Keepers Virtual Kompetitions since June making this 13th Keepers Kampaign something to remember.

Keepers Half Smokes Playoffs 2020

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The final chapter of the Keepers Year Long Half Smokes Kompetitions with be in the form of a Two-Phase Half Smokes Playoff Series.  Two rounds of net medal play with 90% course handicaps played over a three-week period in September with Kash Sweeps and Half Smokes Points awarded to top finishers in the American and National Divisions (Handicap indexes of 15.0 or lower and 15.1 or higher respectively).

There will be no coasting to the championship in this format-no point resets as we have done in the past but plenty of points and sweeps available to high finishers in each phase so anyone kurrently in the top 15 of their division in the Half Smokes Standings has a shot of winning or sharing in the pile of Kash Sweeps.

Zoysia Phase-South Course round to be played between Tuesday September 8th and Thursday September 17th.

Bent Phase-North Course round to be played between Tuesday September 22nd and Thursday October 1st.

Once you sign up it is your responsibility to schedule a tee time for each phase round on the appropriate course in the designated time frame.

At the kompletion of each phase round tabulate your net score and take a photo of the card and e-mail (moedweck@comcast.net) or text it (301-379-1533).  We will update the Live Scoresheet for the event through this posting as the scores come in.

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Half Smokes Playoff Prizes:

Zoysia and Bent Phase Winners (each division):

          Kash Sweeps: 1st-$100, 2nd-$50, 3rd-$25

          Half Smokes Points:  1st (300), 2nd (200), 3rd  (150), 4th (100), 5th (50)

Year-Long Half Smokes Winners (each division):

          Kash Sweeps: 1st-$200, 2nd-$150, 3rd-$125, 4th-$75, 5th $50

          Half Smokes Headcover Trophy for each division winner

So sign up for the Half Smokes Playoffs through the Kosher K below and we will email out Scorecards and Updated Event Handicaps before each phase begins.

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Registration Is Closed For These Events

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Click to See Results Zoysia Phase 

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Click To See Results Bent Phase

Keepers Oscar Mayer Pro and Two Schmos 2020

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You will want to hop aboard the Weiner Mobile for the final leg of the Keepers Hot Dog Summer Series-the Oscar Mayer Pro and Two Schmos event.  This is a three-man kompetition that involves you, a fellow Keeper schmo, and a Virtual Pro playing 18 holes on the zoysia fairways of the South Course in a two net best ball format.

Your pro will be one of eight top finishers from this past week’s PGA Championship at Harding Park whose final round hole-by-hole score to par will be filled in on your South Course Scorecard.    On each hole the two net best balls of the schmos and their virtual pro will count toward the team total.

Everyone plays from the Blue Tees except those who qualify for and choose to play the Blue/Green Tee Option.  The event is low net with Half Smoke Points and Kash Sweeps awarded to the top five teams as shown below.

When you sign up please indicate your fellow schmo of choice and pick a number from 1 to 8 for your Virtual Pro Assignment.  The Keepers Virtual Random Matchmaker Cheetah, who is best known for bringing together Tarzan and Jane of silver screen fame, will make the shitachs based on your random number selection.  It is your responsibility to schedule a tee time for your team to be played on the South Course between Tuesday August 25th and Wednesday September 2nd.

At the kompletion of your round sum your two net best balls across the 18 holes and take a photo of the card and e-mail (moedweck@comcast.net) or text it (301-379-1533) and we will update the scoresheet for the event.

Event Prizes Per Player:

Keepers Kash Sweeps: 1st-$50, 2nd-$30, 3rd-$20

Keepers Kup Points:  1st (150), 2nd (120), 3rd  (90), 4th (60), 5th (30)

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So sign up now for one last chance to better your position in the Half Smoke Points Standing.

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Click To See Live Scoresheet

Keepers Hebrew National All Star Nine 2020

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As indicated it will take all premium cuts to win the third event in the Keepers Hot Dog Nine Summer Series-the Hebrew National All Star Nine.  This is an individual kompetition that involves you playing 18 holes on the championship North Course and choosing your best net nine-two Par 5’s, two Par 3’s, and five Par 4’s.

For this one we will split the field into American and National Divisions (Handicap indexes of 15.0 or lower and 15.1 or higher respectively).

Everyone plays from the Gentlemen’s Gold Tees except those who qualify for and choose to play the Green Tee Option.  The event is low net with Half Smoke Points and Kash Sweeps awarded in each division as shown below.

Once you sign up it is your responsibility to schedule a tee time to be played on the North Course between Tuesday August 11th and Wednesday August 19th.

At the kompletion of your round tabulate your All Star Nine and take a photo of the card and e-mail (moedweck@comcast.net) or text it (301-379-1533) and we will update the scoresheet for the event.

Event Prizes Per Division:

Keepers Kash Sweeps: 1st-$50, 2nd-$30, 3rd-$20

Keepers Kup Points:  1st (150), 2nd (120), 3rd  (90), 4th (60), 5th (30)

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So sign up now and add a little hot mustard and sweet peppers to your life in an effort improve your position in the Half Smoke Points Standing.

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All Star Nine Scoresheet 2020

Keepers Ball Park Franks Odd and Even Nines 2020

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The second event in the Keepers Hot Dog Nine Summer Series is a Two-Man Team kompetition called the Ball Park Franks Odd and Even Nines.   In this format two partners play the South Course and alternate whose net scores count on each hole.  The players indicate whose scores will count on the Odd Holes and whose scores will count on the Even Holes before they start…no switcheroos allowed during the round.

Players will get 90% of their Blue Tees Course handicap unless they are eligible for the Blue/Green Combo Tee Option where they will have a choice to give up a few shots to play from the combo tees.  The event is low net with Half Smoke Points and Kash Sweeps awarded to the top finishers across all the players kompeting.

Once you sign up it is your responsibility to schedule a tee time to be played on the the South Course between Tuesday July 21st and Wednesday July 29th.

At the kompletion of your team’s round take a photo of the card and e-mail (moedweck@comcast.net) or text it (301-379-1533) and we will update the scoresheet for the event.

Event Prizes Per Man:

Keepers Kash Sweeps: 1st-$50, 2nd-$30, 3rd-$20

Keepers Kup Points:  1st (150), 2nd (120), 3rd  (90), 4th (60), 5th (30)

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So grab a partner sign up now for a chance to improve your position in the Half Smokes Point Standings.

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2020 Odd and Even Scoresheet

Keepers Nathans Three Tee Nine 2020

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The first event in the Keepers Hot Dog Nine Summer Series is the spicy Nathans Three Tee Nine.  This is an individual kompetition that involves you playing the front nine of the South from three different tee boxes-so the pressure rachets up the deeper you get into the round.  We will split the field into American and National Divisions (Handicap indexes of 15.0 or lower and 15.1 or higher respectively).

The American guys will play from the Green Tee on holes 1, 2, and 3, the Blue Tee on holes 4, 5, and 6, and the Black Tee on holes 7, 8, and 9.  National players will play from the White Tee on holes 1, 2, and 3, the Green Tee on holes 4, 5, and 6, and the Blue Tee on holes 7, 8, and 9.

Every player in the division plays the same tee marker sequence with 100% of their Blue Tee course handicap as it corresponds to the even number holes on the front nine of the South.  The event is low net with Half Smoke Points and Kash Sweeps awarded in each division as shown below.

Once you sign up it is your responsibility to schedule a tee time to be played on the front nine of the South Course between Thursday July 16th and Wednesday July 22nd.

At the kompletion of your round take a photo of the card and e-mail (moedweck@comcast.net) or text it (301-379-1533) and we will update the scoresheet for the event.

Event Prizes Per Division:

Keepers Kash Sweeps: 1st-$50, 2nd-$30, 3rd-$20

Keepers Kup Points:  1st (150), 2nd (120), 3rd  (90), 4th (60), 5th (30)

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So sign up now and give yourself a chance to add a little bit of relish and onions to your Half Smokes Point Standing.

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2020 Three Tee Scoresheets

Keepers Half Smokes Year Long Kompetition

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As you all know our Keepers Season has been had all the furniture moved about by the Kovid Pandemic that has so significantly changed our day-to-day lifestyle.  As a result we will only be able to have about half of the Woodmont Golf and Keepers Golf Events that usually make up our schedule and feed our year-long Keepers Kup Kompetition.

So we have decided to replace the Keepers Kup with something a little less ambitious but equally tantalizing that we are calling the Keepers Half Smokes Kompetition.  Similar to the Kup this will be a season long kompetition fed by the points you earn from the Keepers Events we are able to sponsor in this abbreviated season, there just won’t be as many of them as we are used to.  Points are awarded for participation in these events and to the top five finishers as is our kustom.

The big difference is, that unlike the Keepers Kup which determines one overall winner at the end of the year, we are fashioning the Keepers Half Smokes to identify the two year end points kings based on two divisions- the American and National-which represent Keepers with Handicap Indexes of up to 15.0 and 15.1 and higher respectively.  The standings for these two divisions will be posted on the this website through the season as each of our events are concluded.  Just click on the “Keepers Half Smokes Standings” link on the right column of the website home screen.

Wouldn’t this delectable adornment look good on your trophy shelf at year’s end?

 

At the end of the year we will have a Keepers Half Smokes Finale with additional major points on the line.  After which those at the top of the divisional Keepers Half Smoke Standings will be crowned the Half Smoke Champions for the year.  Unlike the Keepers Kup Finale there will not be a reset of standings points before the finale event

The Keepers Half Smokes Headcover shown above will be given to the winner in each division and there will be serious Kash Sweeps for the top five finishers in both divisions.  Here are the Kash Sweeps on the line at the end of this road.

Keepers Half Smokes Playoff Prizes:

Half Smoke Points and Kash Sweeps Prizes for Zoysia and Bent Phase Winners (each division):

1st 300 pts, 2nd 200 pts, 3rd 150 pts, 4th 100 pts, 5th 50 pts

1st Place $100,  2nd Place $50, 3rd Place $25

Kash Sweeps Prizes for Half Smokes Winners (each division):

1st Places $200, 2nd Place $150, 3rd Place $125, 4th Place $75, 5th Place $50

1st Place Keepers Half Smokes Headcover

We have a bevy of Keepers events planned between now and the end of the year so build up your point inventory by participating and give yourself a chance to be a Keepers Half Smoke Champion for 2020.

Keepers Kount 2-3-4 2020

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The next event on this year’s Kovid Schedule is a new one we call Keepers Kount 2-3-4.  You assemble your own Four-Man team for this kompetition and schedule a tee time to be played on the South Course between Wednesday July 8th and Wednesday July 15th. You must designate all four of your team members when you sign up so make some calls.

The format revolves around the sum of a particular number of net scores or each hole depending on the par for that hole.  The team score kounts the 2 best net scores on the Par 5’s, the 3 best net scores on the Par 4’s, and all 4 net scores on the Par 3’s.

The effect of a bad individual number is mitigated in that, according to USGA promulgation, your individual maximum score on a hole is a net double bogie.  Each player gets 80% of their Course Handicap from the tees they are playing.  Most will play the Blue Tees but the Blue/Green Tees are available to those who qualify.

Once you finish your round just take a photo of the card and e-mail (moedweck@comcast.net) or text it (301-379-1533) and we will update the scoresheet for the event.

Event Prizes Per Man:

Keepers Kash Sweeps: 1st-$100, 2nd-$50, 3rd-$25

Keepers Kup Points:  1st (300), 2nd (200), 3rd  (150), 4th (100), 5th (50)

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So gather up a group of your Keeper Buddies and sign up for this unique event through the Kosher K below..

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2020 Kount 2-3-4 Scoresheet

Keepers Pinehurst Glenmorangie 2020

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Our next full field event is the Keepers Pinehurst Glenmorangie 2020.  This is a “Pinehurst Scotch” format that blends Scramble and Alternate Shot elements into an entertaining Two-Man Team Kompetition.   You must choose your partner for this kompetition so go old school and make a few phone calls before you sign up.

You make your own tee time for the Pinehurst Glenmorangie between Wednesday June 17th and Monday June 22nd on the South Golf Course.  Everyone is playing from the Blue Tees (there is no Green Tee Option for this event).  There is a team handicap calculated with the USGA Formula for these type of events and it is based on each partners 80% course handicap on the South Blue Tees.  Team Handicap will be the sum of 60% of the lower handicap partner’s handicap and 40% of the higher handicap partner’s handicap.

Once you finish your round just take a photo of the card and e-mail (moedweck@comcast.net) or text it (301-379-1533) and we will update the scoresheet for the event.

The rules are quite simple:

A. Both golfers on the team hit drives.

B. They walk forward to their balls, but then switch balls for the second shot.  Partner A hits Partner B’s ball, Partner B hits Partner A’s ball.

C. After the second shot they compare the results and select the ball to play on, picking up the other.

D. The person whose shot is chosen steps aside for the third stroke and they play alternate shot until the ball is holed.

E. Strokes on each hole are applied based on the team handicap to get a Net Score.

That is the Keepers Pinehurst Glenmorangie-hit drives, switch balls for the second shot, pick up the worst ball, and play alternate shot into the hole.  This should play rapidly if you limit consultation on the alternate shots to two sentences (which is more than adequate for players of Keepers ability).

As we saw last year, what is kool about this alternate shot version is that to win you have to play the Par 3’s well, getting two balls on the green to give your team more opportunities for net birdies or better.  The 5 Pars on the other hand are high pressure seeing that they are shot holes where a net par probably loses a shot to the field.

In last year’s third annual Pinehurst Glenmorangie it was a hotly contested kompetition with the team of Bobby “The Ageless Wonder” Fogel and Neal “The Wonder” Bobys  squeezing out a one shot victory with a net 64 over Allen “Zee” Zweig and Yale “Ivy League” Kaplan.

Event Prizes Per Man:

Keepers Kash Sweeps: 1st-$100, 2nd-$50, 3rd-$25

Keepers Kup Points:  1st (300), 2nd (200), 3rd  (150), 4th (100), 5th (50)

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This is a chance to find alt shot nirvana and enhance your Kup Standings Position/Sweeps Balances at the same time.

Remember you must sign up with a partner….just hit the Glenmorangie Logo below to sign up.

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Keepers Kovid 7 Klub Challenge 2020

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We begin the Keepers 2020 Kampaign with a unique event in keeping with the spirit of the kurrent konditions.  It is called the Keepers Kovid 7 Klub Challenge which asks you to navigate the 18 holes on the New, New North Course with a “half set” made up of your choice of your favorite 7 clubs.

You get 100% of your course handicap on the North and can play your round between Wednesday May 27th and Sunday May 31st.  You do not have to play with other Keepers-make your own tee time and play with anyone you like.

As is our custom in full field events we will split the field into two divisions-American (Handicap Index 15.0 and below) and National (Handicap Indext of 15.1 or higher) and there will be prizing for low net finishers in each bracket.

It is your job to designate your 7 clubs for the day before you head to the first tee and play all the shots of the day with those implements.  Keepers Honor Kode prevails so it is up to you to komply faithfully with the rules of the day.

Success in this event relies on kritical thinking on club selection as you plan for the day.  The par 3’s are likely to draw your attention as you pick your clubs but it is the approach shots on the 10 par 4’s that probably matter more.

Please sign up for the event through the Kosher K link below between now and Tuesday May 26th at 6 p.m.  Since we do not have a block of tee times for the event, it is up to you to make your own tee time request on the North Course through the Woodmont Tee Time System.

When registration closes on Tuesday we will email you a list of the two divisions, what tees you are to play from, your course handicap from that tee, and a blank scorecard you can use for the event.  Once you have completed your round please tally your Gross and Net Scores, shoot a photo of the card, and email or text the image to me to post on the event scoreboard.  You can email me at moedweck@comcast.net or text me at (301) 379-1533.

Event Prizing Top Scores In Each Division:

Keepers Kup Points to the top (5)-1st 300, 2nd 200, 3rd 150, 4th 100, 5th 50

Kash Sweeps to the top (3)-1st $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $25

This event challenges you to play outside your komfort zone, but you may be surprised how effective you can be if you pick the right clubs.  Don’t get shut out of this fun-register through the link below and then put in your tee time request on the North Course for play from May 27 through May 31st.

Sign up now through the Kosher K below:

Registration for the event is closed

 

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Click Keepers Gavel Below To See Who Is Registered For the Keepers Kovid 7 Klub Challenge:

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