Keepers Pro-Schmo 2017

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We celebrate the opening of the Keepers X Kampaign for 2017 with our annual Keepers Pro-Schmo on The Accounts Free Day, Sunday April 16th.   Keepers will be playing in a low impact Two-Man Best Ball with a Virtual Pro score from Sunday’s final round at Augusta.  Play begins with assigned tee times starting at 8:30 with 90% handicap from the Blue Tees on the South Course.

The Blue/Green Combo Tee option is available to players whose Handicap Index plus their Age is greater than or equal to 92.  Booty for winners include Kash Sweeps to the top three and Keepers Kup Points for the top five finishing net team scores.

Using the time tested Keepers Random Eight Selection methodology players pick one of (8) pro partner’s scores from Sunday’s round at Augusta. The Pro’s hole-by-hole score is posted to par on the South Course and they play a virtual best ball between the Pro Partner’s gross score and the Keeper Schmo’s net score on each hole.

2016 Pro Schmo Scoreboard

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There were 43 Keepers in the field when Dave “Newbie” Benson snuck up on everyone teaming with J.B. Holmes for a net 59 to win top honors.   In an early season hint of what was yet to come, 2016 Kup Winner Moe “Kommish” Dweck came in second shooting net 60 with Henrik Stenson, who himself used this as a stepping stone to win his first major at the Open Championship later in the year.

Dave Benson was all smiles at the Schmo in 2016

There will also be a voluntary Players Pool Kash Kompetition-Pars or Better-for those who are interested in a side game.  As is our tradition half the money in the Players Pool goes to fund our Folds of Honor/SMGA Wounded Veterans/Israeli Defense Fund Veterans kontributions at the end of the year.

Jump start your year with some Keepers winnings….sign up for the event by clicking the Kosher K below.

Click To Sign Up For This Event

Keepers Klothing 2017

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Keepers X HatJust back from the Runway Ramp Reviews in Europe, The Keepers fashion operatives have assembled samples of the Footjoy Spring Performance Lines that will make up the Keepers Klothing Kollection for 2017.

This year’s kollection will include (2) Short Sleeve Performance Polos-one solid navy with white stripe trim and one navy/gray space dyed print-and the Keeper’s choice of  a  1/2 Zip Long Sleeve Navy Pullover or a 1/2 Zip Vest Solid Navy Vest.  The two over pieces have contrast trims in the zipper and the collar for a smart match with the short sleeve tops.

Besides the new Keepers X hat, every Keepers will get a Footjoy golf glove with an attached magnetic Keepers Kosher K ball marker.  Anyone can choose to get both 1/2 Zips and simply pay a additional $48 for the second piece or supplement their personal inventory of golf gloves for the year by paying $13 a piece for extra gloves (an $18 retail value in the shop).  Please indicate if you want the additional stuff when you verify your sizes.

All the Footjoy fashion pieces come from the performance section of the Footjoy Spring Catalog and should fit generously like the similar pieces from 2016 Keepers Under Armour Kollection.  All are available in S, M, L, XL, 2XL.  The glove comes in the standard sizes of Regular Small, Medium, Medium/Large, Large, Extra Large, and Double XL as well as the same sizes in Cadet for those us with shorter pointers.

Footjoy Short Sleeve Solid and Space Dyed Polos (you get both of them)

Space Dye and Stripe Trim Solid Navy SS Shirts
Space Dye and Stripe Trim Solid Navy SS Shirts

-Solid is ProDry Performance smooth pique in navy with white stripe trim on collar and placket

-Space Dyed is ProDry Performance Lisle with a self-collar

-Double-stitched seams throughout

-Exclusive ProDry Fabrtication wicks away moisture

-Provides excellent UV sun protection

-Easy Care Polyester Fabric with virtually no wrinkling or shrinkage

-Anti-Microbial Finish helps eliminate odor

-White Keepers Logo Left Sleeve and Woodmont Tinker-Toy Logo on Left Chest

 

 

 

1/2 Zip Long Sleeve Pullover with stand up collar
1/2 Zip Long Sleeve Pullover with stand up collar

Footjoy Long Sleeve Solid 1/2 Zip Pullover

-Solid Easy Care Performance Fabric with 5% Spandex in navy

-White trim in the zipper with sapphire blue trim in the neck

-1/2 zip with stand up collar, ribbed cuffs, and gathered waist

-Comfortable fit for layering

-White Keepers Logo left sleeve

 

 

 

 

 

 

Footjoy 1/2 Zip Solid Vest

1/2 Zip Vest will work over the solid and space dye shirts
1/2 Zip Vest will work over the solid and space dye shirts

-Solid Easy Care Performance Fabric with 5% Spandex in navy

-White trim in the zipper with sapphire blue trim in the neck

-1/2 zip with stand up collar and gathered waist

-Comfortable fit for layering

-White Keepers Logo left chest

 

 

 

 

 

 

Footjoy QMark Golf Glove Keepers Ball Marker
Footjoy QMark Golf Glove with Keepers Ball Marker

 

Footjoy QMark White Golf Glove w/Ball Marker

-Soft Cabretta leather

-Flexible knuckles and ventilated fingers for comfort

-Keepers Kosher K ball marker magnetically attaches to its outside flap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For your convenience we have sample sizes in all four clothing items in S, M, L, and XL in the golf shop until early January so you can stop in and try them on.  We also have the full selection of sizes of the golf gloves to try on as well.

Please verify the size selections for your items from the Keepers Klothing  2017 line and let us know so we can update our order with your preferences.

You can email Konnor at   cfarrell@woodmontcc.com

Keepers Last Supper-2016

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Keepers and GavelThe Keepers celebrated our ninth year with 40 members and staff friends enjoying a lavish buffet of Hot Shoppes Kuisine.   The fare included Mighty Mo’s, Teen Twists, Onion Rings, Orange Freezes, Root Beer Floats, and, of course, Hot Fudge Ice Cream Cakes.  Awards were passed out, we had a poetry reading, and Trillium Rose and Brian Levenson ran an informative Q & A on the subject of mental management preparing for and playing the game.

It was a fun evening of reminiscing and giving each other a hard time.  Exit polls showed there were no hanging chads and no disputed results we care to mention.

Catering provide the full Hot Shoppe Experience
Catering provided the full Hot Shoppe Experience
The Town Hall konversation was about managing your mind
The Town Hall konversation was about managing your mind
The Kup Hardware
The Kup Hardware
Alternate Shot Series
Alternate Shot Series
Year-Long Match Play Plaques
Year-Long Match Play Plaques
The Kommish With The Kup
The Kommish With The Kup
Moe Dweck and Ron Hirschel Kup Finale Winners
Moe Dweck and Ron Hirschel Kup Finale Winners
Neal Bobys...The Lead Dog
Neal Bobys…The Lead Dog
Freaky Friedson Alt Shot Series Champ (Partner Paul Cohen on excused absence)
Freaky Friedson Alt Shot Series Champ (Partner Paul Cohen on excused absence)

 

Len The Plumber with the Match Play Championship Plaque
Len The Plumber with the Match Play Championship Plaque
Nobel Laureate Doc Keller with some poetic injustice
Nobel Laureate Doc Keller with some poetic injustice

 

Keepers Golf & Grounds/Golf Staff Appreciation Kook-Out 2016

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The Keepers
The Keepers

The Keepers once again have sponsored an appreciation kook-out for the Golf & Grounds and Golf Staff.  The efforts of Pete’s staff who prepare and maintain our courses plus all the people who run the shop and stage, schedule, and administrate the first tee are instrumental in making our Woodmont golf experience the best in the metro area.  Almost a dozen Keepers were on hand to schmooze and eat a bit char-broiled pleasures with over 80 staff members in attendance.

Pete, Adam I, Adam II, Andrew, Dan, among others manned the grills to prepare brats, dogs, burgers, chicken and beef  fajitas to go with all the fixins for this great feast.  Special thanks to Wanda and Anna who were responsible for shopping and preparing the food, including the superb secret marinate for the fajitas.

For The Keepers community service commitment begins close to home and we are glad to be able to do this special event each year.  Woodmont provides a first rate  golf course and golf experience to all of our members and we are blessed to have such a committed staff of people supporting this effort every day.

Sampling the fare....Kreig, Sussman, and Doc Keller
Sampling the fare….Kreig, Sussman, and Doc Keller

 

Desserts as well caught the attention of Brian and Zee Bop
Desserts as well caught the attention of Brian and Zee Bop

 

Full plates for everyone
Full plates for everyone…….
......plenty to go around
……plenty to go around

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A special shout out to Adam Miller who has been the head guy overseeing the renewal of the South Course for the last few years.  He is off to Bethesda Country Club where he will ply his talents as the head honcho of Greens and Grounds…..we wish him the best of luck in his new position.

Woodmont Cross Country 2016

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As is our custom the end of the golf season means one last competitive hurrah in the form of the annual Woodmont Cross Country Event.  This is a Four-Man Scramble Competition played this year as a shotgun starting at 10:30 am on Saturday October 29th across the Ghostbuster 11 as assembled by Dweck & Farrell Associates.   Mish and Aire scanned the low Montrose foothills on the southern end of the property to discover 11 hidden gems to configure into this fine layout.  Five par fours, five par threes, and one par fives make up an array of holes with the distinct feel of the Golden Age to challenge diehard players to play shots they never dreamed of.  Fair, hardly…..Fun, certainly……this is a unique event you don’t want o miss.

#4 Peach Basket-a short pitch across the pond int #3's side door
#4 Peach Basket-a short pitch across the pond into #3’s side door

The format is a step aside scramble with four tee shots on every hole.  Each subsequent shot is played by three of the teammates.  The player’s whose shot is chosen on the drive will step aside for the next shot and the other three play the approach.  The player that has his shot chosen on the approach will now step aside with the first player back in the mix for the third shot on the hole.  This continues until the ball is holed.  All four guys return to play the tee shot on the next hole.  The other abiding rule, to insure full participation in the team result, is that every player must have his tee shot chosen on one of the five par three holes on the card.

#5 Jenner from 7th tee to 8th green-gives you alternative approaches..the conventional down the fairway dog leg left or have the kishkas to take it straight over the top of the environmental area
#5 Jenner from 7th tee to 8th green-gives you alternative approaches..the conventional down the fairway dog leg left around the bunker or have the kishkas to take it straight at the flag peeking through the trees on the left, over the top of the environmental area

A team scramble handicap is calculated by the USGA suggested formula which is a black box calculation if there has ever been one.  The team handicap is taken off the gross team score for the eleven holes (total par is 40 on the Ghostbusers 11) and sweeps prizes are awarded accordingly to the top finishers.

#9 Kemo Sabe-after a blind drive up into the 11th fairway it is a full metal carry across to the 10th green
#9 Kemo Sabe-after a blind drive up into the 11th fairway it is a full metal carry across to the 10th green

 

This event is open to all Woodmont golfers and you can sign up for this event through the Woodmont Website Golf Event Registration.   Forward tees have been provided for gentlemen 70 or over with a 15.0 handicap index or higher and all the ladies in the field.

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Only 11 holes?  So what……Who Ya Gonna Call?

(Click to see the full color Ghostbusters 11 Yardage Book)

 

Keepers Kup Finale 2016-Results

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It has been eight years in the making but the Kommish, Moe Dweck, has validated his inaugural Keepers Kup victory from 2008 with a win of the 9th Keepers Kup Finale earning him a second book end Kopper Kup as the winner of the Year Long Keepers Kup Kompetition.

Shooting an impressive 80-Net 69 he tied with Ron “Where Have You Been All Year” Hirschel who shot 100-Net 69 for the Silver Kup as the co-winners of the Keepers Kup Finale today on the North Course.  Finishing third in the Finale was Arnie “20-20” Miller who shot 84-Net 70.

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Moe was breathing rarefied air all day as he shot 39 on the front with a sweet birdie on 6 and then came home in 41 on the back with 6 pars against a couple of troublesome double bogies down the last three holes.  The putter was particularly sharp as he sunk three ten footers for par on 11, 12, and 14 taking only 31 putts on the day with no three-putts.

Hirschel had a bit of his own magic going after a middling 53 on the front, he came back with a strong 47 on the back including a clutch birdie to a very tough pin on 13 and a par-bogie finish on the last two holes to seal the deal.

For the Year Long Keepers Kup Kompetition itself, finishing second behind The Kommish was Neal “Lead Dog” Bobys followed by Rich “Searching For Chemical Balance” Greenberg in third and Marc “Iron Man” Birnbaum in fourth.   Len “The Plumber” Goldman’s net 71 was fourth in the Finale Event, helping him finish 5th in the Kup followed by Hirschel who moved from 30th to 6th in the standings with his showing today.  The 7th and 8th spot in the Final Kup Standings belonged to Howard “Stogie” Wollner and Steve “I Am Getting Used to 13” Keller respectively.

Final Kup Standings and Prizes:

1st  Moe Dweck   Net 69   1st Kopper Kup, T-1st Silver Kup, and $575 Kash Sweeps

2nd Neal Bobys   NP  2nd Kopper Kup and $350 Kash Sweeps

3rd Rich Greenberg  Net 76  3rd Kopper Kup and $250 Kash Sweeps

4th Marc Birnbaum  Net 75  $175 Kash Sweeps

5th Len Goldman  Net 71  $125 Kash Sweeps

6th Ron Hirschel  Net 69  T-1st Silver Kup and $175 Kash Sweeps

7th Howard Wollner  Net 75  $75 Kash Sweeps

8th Steve Keller  Net 72  $50 Kash Sweeps

Arnie Miller Net 70  $25 Kash Sweeps for 3rd in the Finale Event

(Click to see the full result sheet from today’s Keepers Kup Finale)

We raised another $645 through the generosity of those who participated in our 50/50 Raffle today to benefit our annual donation to the military charities.  There were four winning tickets picked by the lovely Susan, each winner took home $150 in cash.

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The smiling Mish....he had goals this year!
The smiling Mish….he had goals this year!

Special thanks to Konn-Aire Farrel (a.k.a. Luis during soccer season) for his ardent hard work in handling The Keepers business all season.

 

Keepers Alternate Shot Series Final 2016 Results

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Scottish TamThis year’s Final Fore of the Keepers Alternate Shot Series pitted an eclectic group of pairings against each other in a round-robin three 9-hole series of matches on the North Course to determine our finest foursomes team for 2016.

Right out of the gate Marc “Feel The Burn” Birnbaum and Howard “Stogie” Wollner lit it up winning three of the first four holes on the way to a commanding 6 to 3 win in the morning match against the Cherner Automotive Team of Stewart and Herbie.

The other match in the first nine was a hard fought draw at 4.5 points each between the teams of John “Freaky” Friedson and Paul “Bam Bam” Cohen and Neal “Lead Dog” Bobys and Eddie “On His Game” Cohen.

Flipping matches for the second nine the tide turned quickly as Birnbaum-Wollner’s flint could not find it’s spark and their fortunes were reversed by the Bobys-Cohen team that ran the table winning holes 12 thru 16 on their way to a 6 to 3 romp.  The Automotive Group found their smooth idle and ground out a 5.5 to 3.5 win over Freaky-Bam-Bam winning 2 of the last 3 holes on the back.

The Cherners pondering the work left to be done in the final session
The Cherners pondering the work left to be done in the final session

With a break for some Gatorade and bananas after two rounds the score stood: 

Bobys-E. Cohen  10.5   Wollner-Birnbaum 9    Cherner-Cherner 8.5   Friedson-P. Cohen 8

The deciding nine was back on the front of the North and the Cherner Automotive-Bobys/E. Cohen match was a see-saw battle but the Cherners got the upper hand in the middle holes to build a 4 to 2 lead in the match.  A split on points over the last three holes was enough for the Cherners to win the match 5.5 to 3.5 and create a first place tie at 14 points with Neal and Eddie.

So it came down to whether Feel the Birn and Stogie could rediscover their mojo and find a way to get to 14 to reach a playoff.  Freaky and Bam-Bam would hear none of that.  They made 5 pars and a birdie on holes 2 through 8 to storm from the back of to pack with a 6.5 to 2.5 win and steal the top spot with 14.5 points.  Game-Set-Match to the Blues Brothers.

Nothing like drafting the field....Paul and John come from behind to win it all!
Nothing like drafting the field….Paul and John come from behind to win it all!

The final tally:

1st Place  Friedson-P. Cohen   14.5 Points    $150 Sweeps   150 Kup Points

T-2nd      Bobys- E. Cohen         14 Points        $90 Sweeps      90 Kup Points

Cherner-Cherner        14 Points        $90 Sweeps      90 Kup Points

4th          Birnbaum-Wollner     11.5 Points     $50 Sweeps       50 Kup Points

 

(Click to see the Alt Shot Series Final Scoresheet)

Congratulations to all four teams for their stellar Foursomes play through the Alternate Shot Series.  Special thanks to Konn-Aire Farrell for his adept administration of the Final Fore Matches.