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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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 Finale Event:

Kash Sweeps Prizes for Finale Winners (each division):

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

Keepers Half Smoke Year Long Kompetition:

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 Winners get the 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:

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

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Keepers Kontributions 2019

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A big part of our annual Keepers season is the kommunity service involvement of our organization supporting and promoting worthy causes at home and in our kommunity.  This year The Keepers have supported over a dozen causes through fund raising, outings, and direct donations to the tune of $21,500.

We received The First Tee Spirit Award for our decade long involvement through our Annual First Tee Mentor Outings

 

Over 35 kids and 15 volunteers participated with staff in this year’s First Tee Mentor Outing

 

We had close to 70 employees and members for the Staff Appreciation Kook-Out

Our charitable kommitment begins at home with our annual support of Woodmont activities through the Woodmont Employee Assistance Fund and the Keepers Greens and Grounds/Golf Staff Appreciation Kook-Out.  We also support many of the fund raising efforts of other Woodmont entities with donations and event support for Play For Pink, Alzheimers, and the Women’s Amateur.  Outside of the club The Keepers have raised money for donations to the The First Tee of Greater Washington, Hebrew Home ElderSafe Program, SMGA/Wounded Veterans, Folds of Honor Foundation, Links To Freedom Foundation, and the Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks so much to all of our members for their efforts in supporting the kommunity service initiatives of The Keepers.  We are exceedingly proud of our focus and kommitment to this part of the Keepers Mission each year.

(Click to read the thank you we received for our donation to Friends of Israeli Disabled Veterans)

(Click to read the thank you we received for our donation to Links To Freedom)

(Click to read the thank you we received for our donation to SMGA-Salute Military Golfers Association)

Keepers Last Supper-2019

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The Keepers 12th Season was celebrated with a festive evening of Hot Shoppes Fare and a fascinating presentation by Michael Cumberpatch, the head guy at the Mid-Atlantic Golf Association and the Metropolitan Washington Golf Association.  Besides enthusiastic consumption of the Hamburger Buffet, Teen Twists, Mac n’ Cheese, Root Beer Floats, and Hot Fudge Ice Cream Cakes, the 50 people attending got to hear Michael spin tales about his 20 years of overseeing the USGA Regional Qualifier at Woodmont, the long list of U.S. Opens and Senior Opens on which he has worked as a USGA volunteer, and his charitable work with the U.S. Armed Forces.

Cumberpatch had great slides and stories about his interactions with known and unknown pros during his years working the USGA events.  My favorite was the video he had of Tom Lehman’s fateful shot down the 17th hole at Congressional in 1997.

For the third year in a row Lehman had the 54-hole lead in our national championship. As he stood on the top of the hill at the difficult Par 4 staring down at a green hanging perilously over the water he had to have thoughts that a par-par finish would finally deliver him his first Major Championship.  Even without the accompanying Japanese commentating the agony on his face told it all as his soft draw turned into a petulant hook and the ball would not hold the bank sealing his watery fate.  The last image is Tom standing face-in-hat likely reciting Psalm 23 followed by the Mourners Kaddish.

Michael had lots of recollections to share of his times running the USGA Regional Qualifier at our place.  He had only the highest accolades for the golf and green staff at Woodmont and their ability to host these prestigious events.

We also managed to squeeze in handing hand out the hardware to the deserving winners of this year’s Keepers Kup, Kup Finale, Lead Dog, Alternate Shot Series, and Match Play.  A good bit of needling accompanied the presentation ceremonies.

The Kopper Kups were won by Howie Stein, Rich Greenberg, and Jon Bortz

The biggest haul went to Howie “The Quiet Assassin” Stein who won the Keepers Kup, the Finale Flag, the Lead Dog Trophy, and a Match Play Plaque for winning the Augusta Division in the Keepers Match Play.  But alas Howie could not join us to kollect the loot. Based on his net 62 performance in the Finale, Howie decided to test his game today with the tour pros playing with Artie and Susie Aronoff in the Pro-Am of the RSM Classic down at Sea Island, Georgia.  Not losing his touch Howie shot a tidy 75 to trail his pro Denny McCarthy by 5.  For those who care we will make sure this gets posted as a tournament score.

Howie, Susan, and Artie awaiting the call to the first tee at the RSM Classic at Sea Island

 

Howie Stein and Artie Aronoff won the Finale Event with a pair of mind boggling Net 62’s

Artie “The Sundance Kid” Aronoff you may recall shot the round of his life in the Finale to tie Howie’s Net 62 and grab one of these handsome embroidered flags.

Rich Greenberg accepts his 2nd place Keepers Kup

A former Kup Champion and Runner-up, Rich “Kojak” Greenberg took second in this year’s Keepers Kup with Jon “Majors Only” Bortz taking the third prize.

 

Vintage Alt-Shot Series Trophies in the hands of Howard Wollner and Marc Birnbaum

The Keepers Alt-Shot Series Final Fore went down to the wire once again this year.  Howard “Stogie I” Wollner and Marc “Fine Grind” Birnbaum needed all 27 holes to prevail by a half a point over three pairs of kualified applicants.  These super kool vintage trophies will now fill a spot in their trophy kollections.

 

The distinguished Keepers Match Play Vase went to Barry MInkoff

 

Barry and the booty

Now associated with Joe Namath, Mike Eurozine, and Buster Douglas for most momentous sports accomplishments, Barry “Mr. Klutch” Minkoff accepted the near Wedgewood Vase as the Keepers Match Play Champion for 2019. For the five of us who witnessed it live it was a gritty performance that we will not soon forget.  Howie Stein and Paul “Pablo” Cohen earned their plaques as the Augusta and Bethpage Black Flight Champions respectively.

Paul Cohen accepting the Bethpage Black Plaque for Keepers the Match Play

 

The Keepers received The First Tee Spirit Award for 2019

 

Konnor Farrell, Steve Keller, Steve Lerman, and Moe Dweck accepting the award

Ten years of holding our mentor outing with the kids of The First Tee of Greater Washington has helped form a tight relationship between Woodmont and The First Tee.  The Keepers were designated for the First Tee Spirit Award for 2019 an honor they bestow each year on an individual or group that embraces the principles of The First Tee Organization.  A group of us attended their Core Values Event in October to accept this kool plaque and once again witness the amazing grace and poise of the participant recipients of their annual awards.  The top award for the kids went to someone we know well, Sabrina Stecklein, a recent graduate of WJ and a freshman at the University of Maryland.  Sabrina has attended every one of the Keepers-First Tee Mentoring Outings since 2010.

All-in-all it was a fun evening of celebration.  Congratulations to all the big winners and special thanks to Konnor Farrell and his staff for their excellent stewardship of The Keepers 12th Season.

 

(Click to read Doc Kellers poetic rekall for the 2019 Season)