Keepers Kup Playoffs Zoysia Phase 2022-Results

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Keepers KupThe Keepers Kampaign came to a glorious konclusion on a beautiful Indian summer day on our North Course as we witnessed kompelling play across a field of 40 kompetitors.

Two worthy champions were krowned today, Phil “Moses” Schulman and Ray “You Can Call Me..” Thal, who dominated their American and National Divisions respectively over the last two months of the season.

Phil Schulman Kup and Lead Dog
Phil has his hands full with media appearances based on very konsistent performances across all genres this year.
Ray Thal Kup
Ray klearly takes to the kompetitive kauldron as witnessed by his stunning performance in the Bent Phase to put a hammer lock on the National’s Kopper Kup

The American Division filled out the top five spots with Rich “Kojak” Greenberg, Barry “The Barrister” Haberman, Arnie “20/20” Miller, and Len “The Plumber” Goldman.

Keepers Kup American Division 2022

The Nationals saw drama down to the wire as Steve “So What Are We Playing For” Keller slid into second place followed by Neal “I Found My Putting Stroke” Bobys, Alan “Terp Station” Schwartz, and Arthur “Getting The Hang Of This” Dubin.

Keepers Kup National Division 2022

The Zoysia Phase fostered only three guys breaking par today so it took focus and a hot putter to bring home the Kup Points and Sweeps for the final event.

In the American Division Arnie “20/20” Miller and Moe “Kommish” Dweck bested the field by 5 shots on the way to a pair of Gross 81-Net 69’s to take top honors.  Arnie slammed his foot to the floor in the final lap with birdie-birdie-par on the last three holes.  Moe put an early round hiccup behind him carding a birdie and ten pars and playing one-over for the last six holes.  Allen Zweig and Phil Malet tied third with Net 74 and Marc Birnbaum, Paul Cohen, and Rick Payes klosed out the American money with Net 75.

Zoysia Phase American Results 2022

Steve Keller knew what he was playing for as he won the National Division by 5 furlongs with a Gross 81-Net 67.  This was an end-to-end performance with pars on the first three and last three holes and a total of 11 pars and a birdie worthy of top money.  Steve Gordon and Mark A. Goldstein took second with Net 72s, followed by a troupe at 73 that included Ray Thal, Neal Bobys, Bobby Fogel, and Alan Schwartz.

Zoysian Phase National Results 2022

Kongratulations to our Keepers Kup Champions and the top finishers in the two divisions as well as our winners in the Zoysia Phase.

Special thanks to Cody for all of his efforts across the year in helping herd the kats and administer our Keepers Season.

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Keepers Kup Playoffs Bent Phase 2022-Results

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Keepers KupThe kompletion of the first phase of the Keepers Kup Playoffs officially brings us to the final turn and the home stretch drive for the two Kopper Kups.  The second phase will determine the final rankings and prize/kash sweeps payouts in year-long Keepers Kup Standings.

In the Bent Phase American Division it was a very tight race for the top five spots.  Barry “The Barrister” Haberman handled his business with an eagle on 3 and birdies on 5 and 6 on this way to a fine Gross 76-Net 68 to win the division by a kouple of shots.  Alan “Lowl” Levine took second with an impressive Net 70.  There were four tied at Net 71 including Artie “The Sundance Kid” Aronoff, Marc “Fine Grind” Birnbaum, Jeff “My Aim Is True” Cossman, and Peter “Through The Looking” Glass to share third.

Bent Phase American Results 2022

The National Division was a fireworks show with the top five finishers all in the 60’s.  The brightest of them all was Ray “You Can Call Me..” Thal who karded a kareer Gross 77-Net 66 to take top honors.  After a slow start on the first three Ray birdied 4, 5, and 6 for a front nine trifecta.  Adding another birdie on 13 he then hit every green and took two putts coming down the last four holes even par.  Second went to Bobby “Jack LaLanne” Fogel who shot a superb Net 67.  Two tied third as Burt “Kuddly Bear” Feldman and Steve “Nitro” Gordon came in with Net 68s.  Tied fifth at Net 69 were Neal “I Found My Stroke” Bobys, Arthur “Getting The Hang Of This” Dubin, and Mark “Acute” Engel.

Bent Phase National Results 2022

There are only 18 holes left to determine the final rankings in the American and National Divisions-kompelling stuff!!!

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Keepers Pairs Match Play Results 2022

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PairsThe Keepers Pairs Match Play was an add to our schedule this year.  We took 40 Two-Man teams and had them competing head-to-head in 5 brackets based on handicap ranges.  As with our Keepers Match Play this kompetition was single elimination-win your team goes on, lose your team goes on sabbatical.

Each team would have to win three matches against like kompetition in order to take home the Keepers Kup Points,  Kash Sweeps, and a sporty trophy yet to be determined.

The result was four months of Keepers Pairs Match Play fraught with anxiety, deep exhales, and knuckle high fives.  At the end of the day five championship teams were still standing.

Bortz Stein

Seminole Bracket

Winner-       Howie Stein-Jon Bortz                      $100 Kash Sweeps each and The Trophies

Runner-Up- Brian Fein-Don Fisher                      $50 Kash Sweeps each

Dweck Goldman

Royal Liverpool Bracket

Winner-       Moe Dweck-Len Goldman              $100 Kash Sweeps each and The Trophies

Runner-Up- Don Greenberg-Rich Greenberg     $50 Kash Sweeps each

Schulman Miller

National Golf Links Bracket

Winner-       Phil Schulman-Arnie Miller              $100 Kash Sweeps each and The Trophies

Runner-Up- Peter Glass-Lew Selis                       $50 Kash Sweeps each

Green Benson

L.A.C.C. Bracket

Winner-       Dave Benson-Micah Green              $100 Kash Sweeps each and The Trophies

Runner-Up- Alan Schwartz-Mark Engel              $50 Kash Sweeps each

Greenbaums

Royal Lytham/St. Annes Bracket

Winner-       Bernie Greenbaum-Ron Greenbaum   $100 Kash Sweeps each and The Trophies

Runner-Up- Rick Brecher-Mark A. Goldstein           $50 Kash Sweeps each

Click Here To See The Detail On The Pairs Match Play In Any Bracket

Kongratulations to Bracket Champions and thanks to all 80 Keepers who made this kompetition hum.

Keepers Kup Playoffs-Zoysia Phase 2022

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Keepers Kups 2021Well it all comes down to this…one more round for a chance to add this shiny hardware to your bookshelf. 

One round of net medal play using 90% course handicaps with Kash Sweeps and Keepers Kup Points awarded to top finishers in the American and National Divisions and all the extras for the top finishers in the Year-Long Keepers Kup Kompetitions.

In spite of the name the Zoysia Phase will be played on the North Course Friday September 9th with scheduled tee times between 8:05 and 10:25 am.  Americans play the Gold or Gold Green Combo Tees-Nationals play the Gold/Green Combo or Green Tees.

Sign up for the final event of the Keepers Kampaign by clicking on the Kosher K below.

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Keepers Kup Playoff Prizes:

Zoysia Phase Winners (each division):

          Kash Sweeps: 1st-$120, 2nd-$100, 3rd-$80, 4th $60, 5th $40

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

Year-Long Keepers Kup Winners (each division):

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

          Kopper Keepers Kup Trophy for each division winner and runner-up

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Keepers Match Play Results 2022

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The Keepers Match Play, one of the prestige events on our kalendar, had 96 guys competing head-to-head in 6 brackets based on handicap ranges.  This kompetition was single elimination-win you go on, lose you are done.

Each kompetitor would have to win four matches against their own kind in order to take home a pile of Keepers Kup Points, some serious Kash Sweeps, and this handsome plaque you see represented to the right.

The result was four months of great Keepers Match Play kompetition full of anxious moments,  near misses, and more then our share of extra playoff holes.  In the end we had six very worthy champions.

Match Play Cossman Oakmont 2022

Oakmont Bracket

Winner-       Jeff “May Aim Is True” Cossman        $150 Kash Sweeps and The Plaque

Runner-Up- Howie “The Quiet Assassin” Stein      $75 Kash Sweeps

Match Play Polsky Bandon 2022

Bandon Dunes Bracket

Winner-       Jimmy “Here and There” Polsky                               $150 Kash Sweeps and The Plaque

Runner-Up- Stewart “Remember Why We Are Here” Cherner     $75 Kash Sweeps

Match Play Schulman Pinehurst 2022

Pinehurst Bracket

Winner-       Phil “Moses” Schulman                     $150 Kash Sweeps and The Plaque

Runner-Up- Len “The Plumber” Goldman            $75 Kash Sweeps

Match Play Thal Pebble 2022

Pebble Beach Bracket

Winner-       Ray “You Can Call Me…” Thal                        $150 Kash Sweeps and The Plaque

Runner-Up- Dave “Got A Game Of His Own” Benson      $75 Kash Sweeps

Match Play Bobys Riviera 2022

Riviera Bracket

Winner-       Neal “Found My Putting Stroke” Bobys       $150 Kash Sweeps and The Plaque

Runner-Up- Alan “Terp Station” Schwartz                       $75 Kash Sweeps

Match Play Dubin Oakland Hills 2022

Oakland Hills Bracket

Winner-       Arthur “Getting The Hang of This” Dubin         $150 Kash Sweeps and The Plaque

Runner-Up- Eddie “Double Steal” Cohen                             $75 Kash Sweeps

Click Here To See The Detail On The Match Play In Any Bracket

Kongratulations to our bracket champions and thanks to all 96 of the Keepers who participated in this year’s riveting Keepers Match Play Kompetition.

Keepers Kup Playoffs-Bent Phase 2022

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Keepers KupThe home stretch of the Keepers Year-Long Keepers Kup Kompetitions will be a Two-Phase Keepers Playoff Series.  Two rounds of net medal play with 90% course handicaps played over a three-week period into September with Kash Sweeps and Keepers Kup Points awarded to top finishers in the American and National Divisions.

It will be a tough row to hoe on the way to a 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.  Anyone who gets on a heater over the next two phases has a shot of sharing in the pile of Kash Sweeps and a long shot at The Kopper Kup.

Bent Phase-North Course round to be played between Tuesday August 30th and Wednesday September 7th.  Americans Gold or Gold Green Combo Tees-Nationals Gold/Green Combo or GreenTees.

Zoysia Phase-North Course round to be Friday September 9th with scheduled tee times between 8:05 a.m. and 10:35 a.m.  Americans Gold or Gold/Green Combo Tees-Nationals Gold/Green Combo or Green Tees.  There will be a separate sign up for the Zoysia Phase through a later posting.

Once you sign up it is your responsibility to schedule a tee time for the first phase round on the North Course in the designated time frame-please play with at least one other Keeper.

At the kompletion of your Bent 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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Keepers Kup Playoff Prizes:

Bent and Zoysia Phase Winners (each division):

          Kash Sweeps: 1st-$120, 2nd-$100, 3rd-$80, 4th $60, 5th $40

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

Year-Long Keepers Kup Winners (each division):

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

          Kopper Keepers Kup Trophy for each division winner and runner-up

So sign up for the Keepers Kup Playoffs through the Kosher K below and we will email out Scorecards and Updated Event Handicaps before the Bent Phase begins.

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Keepers Pinehurst Glenmorangie 2022-Results

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Glenmorangie Logo 2Every year about this time we send out friends to play in a Pinehurst Scotch alternate shot format and hope they remain as such after they are done.  19 teams kompeted in this year’s event and there were some sterling two-man performances that held the day.

The team of Marc “The Bronx Bantam” Fink and Richard “The Barrister” Goldstein K.O.ed the field with a 6 birdie 1 Eagle performance shooting Net 35-33-68 on the North Course to take the top prize.  The first eight holes they just had it on cruise control but starting at the 9th they reeled off 3 birdies in four holes to get themselves under par.  Adding an eagle on 15 and a birdie on 17 it was clear sailing to the finish line.

Second Place went to Don “Mr. Tell” Greenberg and Alan “Terp Station” Schwartz who shot net 70 in a roller coaster performance with thrills and spills.  A double bogey on 1 put a bad taste in their mouth, but from 3 through 9 they karded 4 birdies and 2 eagles to shoot net 31 going out.  All four hands firmly on the wheel they guided it home with 39 on the back to lock down second place.

Tied third at Net 71 were the teams of Rich “Sweetman” Sussman and Mark “Acute” Engel and Marc “Fine Grind” Birnbaum and Howard “Long Ball” Wollner.  Tied for 5th with Net 72 were the duos of Ron “Eight Days A Week” Kleinman and Alan “Lowl” Levine and Mark “The Historian” Miller and Mike “I’m Buying” Selis.

Pinehurst Results List

Thanks to Cody and the gang for running this event today.

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Keepers Pinehurst Glenmorangie 2022

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Up next is the Keepers Pinehurst Glenmorangie 2022 to be played on the North Course with lottery tee times on Sunday August 7th.

This is a “Pinehurst Scotch” format that blends Scramble and Alternate Shot elements into an entertaining Two-Man Team Kompetition.   Please choose your partner for this kompetition-mend some fences and find a friend to play with before you sign up.

All players designated American Division are playing from the Gold Tees and all players designated National are playing Gold/Green Combo Tees.  There is a team handicap calculated with the USGA Formula for these type of events and it is based on each partners course handicap for the tee they are playing.  Team Handicap will be the sum of 60% of the lower handicap partner’s course handicap and 40% of the higher handicap partner’s course handicap.

Once you finish your round turn in your scorecard to the desk in the golf shop.

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).

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.

Event Prizes Per Man:

Keepers Kash Sweeps: 1st-$120, 2nd-$100, 3rd-$80, 4th $60, 5th $40

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

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

Once you have signed up for the event by clicking the Glenmorangie logo below, we will build the foursomes for the event and submit them to the Woodmont Lottery System for tee time assignments that day.

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Keepers Ham n’ Egg 2022-Results

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Today’s Keepers Ham n’ Egg on the South Course, a.k.a. A Little Piece Of Arizona, was a hot and steamy affair as 22 teams battled tough pin positions trying to bring home the bacon and some Keepers Sweeps as well.

The team of Bobby “Jack Lalane” Fogel and Neal “I Found My Putting Stroke” Bobys proved to be a formidable force shoot Net 67 to take first prize of $120 Kash Sweeps and 300 Kup Points per man.  Both playing off the Blue/Green Combo they shot gross 81 and 85 respectively, separating from the field on a 4 birdie stretch on 10, 11, 14, and 15.

Second Place was shared between the teams Allen “Return To Sender” Zweig and Burt “Kudley Bear” Feldman and Rich “Kojak” Greenberg and Alan “Terp Station” Schwartz who shot Net 71.  Zweig-Feldman karded 3 birdies in a row on 4, 5, & 6 and finished with an eagle 3 on 18.  Team Greenberg-Schwartz went birdie-eagle on 4 & 5 and birdied 16 & 18 in the klosing stretch.  Each guy got $90 in Kash Sweeps and 175 Kup Points for the effort.

Fourth alone went to the team of Bernie “Finding His Stride” Greenbaum and Glenn “The Pastry Chef” Streidel with net 73 to win $60 in Kash Sweeps and 100 Kup Points.

There was a crowd of teams at Net 74 tying for Fifth-Rick Cohen-Rick Brecher, Rick Payes-Richard North, Barry Haberman-Keith Eig, and Jim Reznikoff-Sol Gordon-who took home $20 in Kash Sweeps and 25 Kup Points per man.

Ham n Egg Results Chart

Thanks to everyone who participated in today’s Keepers Ham n Egg.

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Keepers Ham n’ Egg 2022

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Our next full field event is on Friday July 22nd where you can team up with a partner of your choice and test your grilling compatibility in the Keepers Two-Man Ham n’ Egg format.  This is an entertaining game where you and your partner count your net score on every other hole.

Ham and Egg Rules:

It starts out that the Ham (Pard A) score counts on the odd holes and the Egg (Pard B) score counts on the even holes.  But there is a twist (with The Keepers there is always a twist). Twice during the round, if circumstances warrant it (maybe Pard A left three in a row in the bunker and it is a Ham hole),  before you get to the next tee you can “flip” the order and use the partner’s score instead.  Once you do that the Ham n’ Egg score sequence changes from that point on.  You can only flip to save your bacon twice during the round so flip carefully….it is like saving your purchased mulligans….you might need it on the 18th hole.

Two flips……use them wisely…..

There will be morning tee times on the South Course from 8:00 to 10:00 am using 80% of your individual handicap playing for the Low Net Team Score for 18 holes. Those kurrently designated American Division can choose to play Blue or Blue/Green Combo Tees.  Those kurrently  designated National Division can choose to play Blut/Green Combo or Green Tees.

You can pick your partner if you choose when you sign up through the Kosher K below.  If you do not have a partner in mind when you sign up, Watson will be glad to make a pairing for you from others unattached.

Ham and Egg Winners 2018
Birnbaum and Wollner were the winners in 2018 with net 65!!

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Prizes for the top five finishing teams (per man):

Keepers Kash Sweeps:  1st $120, 2nd $100, 3rd $80, 4th $60, 5th $40

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

The field is limited to 24 teams (48 guys) so sign up soon.

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