The Keepers Registration 2023

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The sixteenth year of The Keepers is in for a bit of a facelift.  We are slimming down the program profile a tinch to make it a bit more manageable but we promise it will still deliver plenty of opportunity for fun with your friends that you have come to expect.

The Keepers Season will be anchored by of our two signature year-long kompetitions, The Keepers Match Play and The Keepers Pairs Alt Shot Match Play.  We will also have five individual full-field Keepers events, about one a month from April through August, with designated tee times featuring innovative formats to be held on Thursday afternoons or Friday mornings.  Our season will konclude with a spanking new 36-man team event called the Keepers Loop Invitational to be held in late September on our new Par 3 facility.  This should bring back festive memories of The Keepers Kolor Wars of years past.

We are increasing the Kash Sweeps payouts for all of our Keepers events, extending prizes to the top 8 finishers rather then the top 5 in each division as has been our tradition.  Most of these events will have separate American and National Divisions based on handicap indexes with separate prizing and all will allow participants the option of playing from two different tees in each division with corresponding event handicaps based on your tee of choice. 

This year there will be kash sweeps paid out for every match win in the two year-long match play kompetitions.  The Loop Invitational will be laden with plenty of kash sweeps winnings for individual as well as team performances.  Overall the Kash Sweeps payouts for the year will be $12,500, up over 20% from last year.

Registration for the two year-long match play kompetitions will go out by email in January and sign-ups for the monthly Keepers Events will be emailed about two weeks before each one.  Kualifying for the Keepers Loop Invitational will be based on your year long performances in all of our Kepeers events-so it will behoove you to play often and play well.

Keepers Kommunity Service Initiatives will continue, supporting charities like The First Tee, Friends of the IDF Vets, SMGA-Wounded Veterans, and Links To Freedom with annual donations.  Closer to home we will support the Woodmont Employees Assistance Program, our annual Greens and Grounds/Golf Staff kook-out, Alzheimer’s Event, and Morgan Pressel Breast Cancer Event.  We hope to add an outside speakers event for our members as well.  

The major change for 2023 is we will no longer have our year-long Keepers Kup Kompetitions.  Though you will be encouraged to play in Woodmont golf events like Opening Day, Member Guest, Two-Man Team,  Senior Championship, Couples Events and the like, there will no longer be Keepers Kup Points for participating or finishing in the top five of these events.  There will no longer be Keepers Kup Points for play in our Keepers events either, strictly Keepers Kash Sweeps for top eight division performers in our events.  This eliminates having to track these Keepers play in these Woodmont events or keep up standings throughout the year.

The Keepers fee for the year remains the same $380, which will be billed to your Woodmont account at the beginning of the 2023 golf season.  This will fund our annual budget that pays for our event prizes and hardware, Keepers Klothing for each member, our support of worthy organizations through our Kommunity Service Initiatives, and other initiatives through the year.  

Please click on The Keepers Gavel below to register your participation in The Keepers for 2023.

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Keepers and Gavel
Click to be a Keeper for 2023

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Keepers Year In Review 2022

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2022 American Kup Trophies

The fifteenth year of the Keepers came to a close in mid-September as Phil Schulman and Ray Thal won the year-long Keepers Kups in the American and National Divisions with late season performances that left the fields shaken and not stirred.  Rich Greenberg and Steve Keller put up strong challenges and will be sipping juleps celebrating with their second place hardware.

2022 National Kup Trophies

As you can read through the Keepers Year In Review link below it was a successful year all around.  We had 122 Keepers playing 18 events playing 800 kompetitive rounds along the way.  Keepers Kash Sweeps in excess of $10,700 were shared by 64 of those guys with over 25 different names appearing at the top of the heap across all the events.  Through our kommunity service initiatives we supported worthy local and national causes with over $15,000 of charitable activity.

Special thanks to Cody Sterner and the golf staff for all the help they provided in running our events through the year.  Most important, thanks to all of you for your enthusiasm and participation in making this Keepers Kampaign another one to remember.  

 

Keepers and Gavel
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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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Registration Is Now Closed

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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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Registration Closed

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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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Registration Is Closed For This Event

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