Back by popular demand, the next full field Keepers event will be the Keepers Pinehurst Glenmorangie 2018. This is a “Pinehurst Scotch” format that blends Scramble and Alternate Shot elements into an entertaining Two-Man Team Kompetition.
You get to choose your partner for this one so think about it who you might want to play with before you sign up.
This event will be played on Sunday August 5th with tee times from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. on the South Course. 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 for the tees he will be playing. Team Handicap will be the sum of 60% of the lower handicap partner’s handicap and 40% of the higher handicap partner’s handicap.
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 with picking up the other.
D. From the third stroke on they play alternate shot, based on who hit the last shot they choose, 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 worse 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).
In last year’s inaugural Pinehurst Glenmorangie we had to raise our glasses to the team of Marc Birnbaum and Herbie Kushner who torched the field by six shots on their way to a 9 under par net 62. They shot an unbelievable gross 75 with 9 gross pars and 3 birdies, including a one-under across the critical Par 3s.
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)
This is a great opportunity to seek some personal golf inner peace and enhance your Kup Standings Position/Sweeps Balances.
Remember you can pick your own partner if you choose….just hit the Glenmorangie Logo below to sign up.
The Keepers have decided it would be appropriate to name this First Tee Mentor Outing in honor of the memory of our good friend Arthur Blitz. To Arthur the community service aspect of The Keepers was paramount in his mind and his enthusiasm for this particular event every year was resolute and infectious. We cannot help but think fondly of his smiling face and grandfather hugs of the kids as we continue the tradition of the First Tee Mentor Outing in 2018.
In keeping with the our tradition, The Keepers will hold our annual First Tee Mentor Outing on Wednesday August 1st from 11 to 3 pm. This is a fun day of “being a grandparent” to 36 wonderful kids from the Greater Washington DC First Tee Programs. The kids age from 8 to 17 but all share two things in common-they love golf and know how to comport themselves in a golfing environment.
As we have in the past, we invite Keepers and All Woodmont Members to be a volunteer/mentor and help us put on this awesome event.
Last year when we raised over $2,000 to donate to the First Tee Programs of Greater Washington through the generosity of the Woodmont membership. You can make a donation through your Woodmont account to sponsor a kid for this event for just $50. The cost of this event is totally underwritten by The Keepers, so the full proceeds of these sponsorship donations will go to The First Tee Of Greater Washington.
Woodmont Members can support The First Tee programs with a sponsorship donation by clicking below
Keepers and Woodmont Members can participate as a volunteer/mentor by clicking below
The outing begins at 11 am with a series of clinics on the range and in the Sidney Harman Short Game area. Woodmont Staff will run the clinics and all you have to do as a volunteer is be supportive and lend a mentoring hand when needed. A picnic lunch with the kids from around 12:30 to 1:00 in front of the Golf Shop is then followed by some golf when we take them out for four holes of real mentor time on the course. It all wraps up around 3:00 pm.
Some action shots from the 2017 First Tee Mentor Celebration
Come join us for the event…..you will be amazed what this First Tee Program does for these kids and what spending an afternoon with these refreshing young people will do for you.
The field of Keeper short order cooks kompeting in today’s Ham and Egg Kompetition faced some really Bobby Flay performances by the top three finishers.
Playing on a hot but clear day on the North Course Marc, “I am not shopping for a putter anymore” Birnbaum and Howard “Stogie” Wollner threw a well done side of hash browns on the plate with a sizzling Net 65 Ham and Egg score. They had 4 birdies in the first 10 holes without using a Flip but a bogie on the 12th looked like it might be their undoing. They steadied with a birdie on 15 and then put the foot to the mat with a birdie on 17 and a 3 for 2 eagle on the new 18th, using their second cherished Flip. Going 4-under the last 4 holes they post what would be the winning score of 65 as the first group in.
The Fisher Bros. (Mike and Don) put real pressure on them on the way to a second place net 66. Using their first Flip wisely on the Par 5 3rd, Mike made an eagle net double eagle to fire up the grill. They employed their second Flip two holes later to use Don’s net birdie on the Par 5 5th. Coming down the stretch, they made net eagle on the 15th and birdied the 17th to get to 66 and second place money.
Dave “My game is back” Wexler and Jim “Security” Ackerman played klassic Ham and Egg golf with net eagles on 5 and 10 to go with net birdies on 1, 3, 14, 17, and 18 taking third place with a net 67.
The teams of Arnie Miller-Rich Sussman, Harry Harrison-Kolman Apt, and Steve Lustig-Joe Baldinger tied 4th with a net score of 2-under 70.
The Kup Points and Kash Sweeps per man are indicated on the Results Chart at the top of the page.
In the Players Pool Kash Game it was an individual low net kompetition. Howie “I won’t ask that again” Stein shot a fine net 68 to take home the top prize of $80. Marc Birnbaum and Rich “Rounding into form” Sussman were second at net 70 for $60 kash each. Tied third at net 71 were Jim Ackerman, Jon “Now you see your partner, now you don’t” Bortz, and Harry “Swagger” Harrison for $30 kash each. We raised an additional $310 for our Military Charity Players Pool through the Kash Game.
Thanks to all the guys who participated in today’s kulinary adventure.
Our next full field event is on Sunday July 15th where you can team up with a partner of your choice and test your grilling compatibility in the Keepers Two-Man Ham and 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.
There will be morning tee times on the North Course from 8:00 to 10:00 am using 80% of your individual handicap playing for the Low Net Team Score for 18 holes. 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.
We will also have a Voluntary Players Pool Kash Game, so bring $20 kash if you are interested. Top five guys, Individual Low Net for the day, with kash prizes.
Kompacted to fit into a Tuesday evening, our annual team event, the Keepers Kolor Skirmish, was waged on the South Course. The three Superhero Teams scratched out 18 holes of Almost Skins (5-3-1), no strokes given kompetition, against opponents of equal skills in pursuit of team points for Kash Sweeps and some very kute Bobblehead Trophies for individual MVPs on each squad.
Team Batman, led by a 67 point MVP Performance of their fearless leader, Rick “I’m in it for the long haul” Brecher took the day with a convincing 562 point total in the team event. They got strong support from Billy “Down to under 250 shirts” Burak, Don “You can forget about that other Fisher” Fisher, Nelson “Keep an eye on me” Cohen, and Chet “In pursuit of yellow” Levine, who grabbed 60 points or more in the team win. They earned $50 each in Kash Sweeps for the effort.
The second place team with 546 points was Superman, kaptained by Eddie “Klark Kent” Cohen, who used a stellar 66 point MVP Performance by Jimmy “Boom Boom” Polsky to give ’em something to worry about’. Fine play by Neal “I’ll Be There” Bobys and Craig “Better than good” Goodman helped the Men of Steel take home $25 Kash Sweeps a man.
The Keepers Kup Points go to the top three individual point performers on each of the Superhero Teams. The lead MVPs get the always handsome Bobblehead Trophy and 200 Kup Points per man and the second and third place get 100 and 50 Kup points respectively.
Team MVP Results:
Rick Brecher Trophy and 200 Kup Points
Billy Burak 100 Kup Points
Nelson Cohen and Don Fisher 50 Kup Points each
Jimmy Polsky Trophy and 200 Kup Points
Neal Bobys 100 Kup Points
Craig Goodman 50 Kup Points
Ron Greenbaum and Paul Cohen Trophy and 200 Kup Points each
Ron Kleinman 100 Kup Points
Steve Lustgarten 50 Kup Points
The Players Pool Kash Game generated another $240 toward our year-end Military Charities Donation. Top five individual points across all teams took home the kash.
Players Pool Kash Winnings:
1st-67 Points Rick Brecher $70 Kash
2nd-65 Points Billy Burak $60 Kash
3rd-64 Points Neal Bobys $50 Kash
T-4th-63 Points Nelson Cohen, Don Fisher, Craig Goodman $20 Kash
Thanks to all 30 guys who made the evening success. Special thanks to Dale Baker for stepping in for one our our guys and Konnor Farrell and Jake Thompson for putting on the show.
This year’s weekend Keepers Kolor War was cancelled due to seasonably inclement weather conditions. We have brought back a slimmed down version of our annual Team Kompetition called Keepers Kolor Skirmish to be played on Tuesday June 26th starting at 3:30 pm. This will be a shotgun start beginning at 4:00 pm which will allow all kompetitors to finish at one time so we can chow down and kalculate the results of the team and individual kompetitions.
Depending on sign up it will be three or four teams representing our boyhood super heros. The teams will be kompiled by the Tournament Kommittee based on the handicap indexes of all the entrants in proper handicap rotation to insure team balance. Kaptains will be selected from each team based on leadership karacteristics and a small bit of kommittee bias.
The kompetition of the day will be threesomes or foursomes of one representative from each team of similar handicap playing the Almost Skins format. If foursomes, each hole the guy with the lowest score gets 7 points, second gets 5 points, third gets 3 points, and fourth gets 1 point (5-3-1 if we play threesomes). Total points for each player is his contribution to the Team Total and it is his individual total as well.
The winners booty…..members of the winning team get $50 Kash Sweeps per person with $25 Kash Sweeps per person for the runner-up team. Individual points will be tallied to determine the team MVPs (top individual point totals) who get 200 Keepers Kup Points and a Team Bobblehead Trophy and Bronze MVP Medal for their efforts.
Last year, in Keepers Kolor War-Battle of the Mount Rushmore Presidents, it was the Team Teddy-Mike Fisher, Norman Freidkin, Paul Cohen, Kaptain Howard Wollner, Artie Aronoff, Ronnie Greenbaum, Ronnie Rosenberg, Bill Artz, Bob Cook, and Jimmy Polsky-that won in a sweep with 504 electoral votes….there were no hanging chads!!!
Come out and enjoy our raucous after work evening of Keepers Team Kompetition……..Slots are limited so sign up early.
Our next full field offering will be held on Saturday June 16th with our annual Beat The Pro Klassic. This is unique individual virtual match play kompetition against one of the prominent pros playing at The Memorial this year. Each Keeper will pick through our proven random selection process one of eight pro scores from the Sunday rounds at Muirfield Village matched to par on the North Course.
The kompetition will be played on the bent grass fairways of the North Course with tee times each Keeper requests that Saturday morning through the Woodmont Lottery Tee Time System. You do not have to play that day with only Keepers, just make your tee time with your regular group on the North Course and we will take care of the rest.
Maybe you get into a fling with you-know-who?
Using 110% of their handicap it will be a hole-by-hole match against their virtual pro for Stableford-like points. For every hole the Keeper beats his pro he gets 3 points for pushed holes he gets 1 point. The total points for the 18 holes is his Beat-The-Pro score for the day.
Even with 110% Handicap picking Rory would present a sizeable personal challenge
In 2017 Jimmy “Bam Bam” Polsky made it a two-peat for this event when he lashed Marc Leishman for 36 points to win the American League division. Jimmy did the same thing to Bill Hurley III in 2016 for top honors. “Horses for Courses” so to speak. Don “Thank You Koach Fisher” Rogers won the National League division when he dominated Hideki Matsuyama with a 31 point showing.
Top Finishing Keepers Goodies In Each Division:
1st Place 300 Keepers Points and $100 Kash Sweeps
2nd Place 200 Keepers Points and $50 Kash Sweeps
3rd Place 150 Keepers Points and $25 Kash Sweeps
4th Place 100 Keepers Points and a knuckle five
5th Place 50 Keepers Points and a “atta boy!”
Please Note: We do not have a block of Keepers Tee Times for this event.
Once you sign up for the event through the Kosher K below you will make your own grouping and tee time request on the North Course through the Woodmont Website for Saturday morning June 16th which will be available starting Wednesday June 6th.
The system, with the help of Keeper Elves, will then give you a tee time for your grouping that morning. You do not have to play with just Keepers…..a scorecard for each Keeper participant will be waiting for you in the shop…….this is gonna be fun…..don’t miss your chance to BEAT THE PRO!!