Keepers Tuesday Flap Jacks 2017

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Flap Jacks PhotoOur first Tuesday Night Pick-Up Game of the year will be a scrumptious team affair on May 9th with assigned tee times from 4:30 p.m to 6:00 p.m.  The Keepers  will indulge in a 3-Man Team format we call Flap Jacks.  The Keepers Black Box will assemble 3-Man teams from all the Keepers who sign up.  The 9-hole kompetition will be on the North Course Gold Tees with 90% handicaps.

This unique team format counts two net scores on each hole.  On the Odd Holes the team counts their two best net ball scores and on the Even Holes the team’s two not-so-best-ball scores will count.  The total score of the two net balls counted on each of the nine holes is the team Flap Jack Score.

The point is simple….butter that griddle generously because every man’s score has a chance to matter on every hole.

Event Prizes Per Man on winning teams:

Keepers Kash Sweeps:  1st- $50,  2nd $25,  3rd $10

Keepers Kup Points: 1st (150),  2nd (120),  3rd (90),  4th (60),  5th (30)

There will also be a Voluntary Kash Players Pool Game for those who are interested.  The game is net individual score for the nine holes.  Please bring $10 cash if you want in on this game-half goes to the military charity pool and half to prize the top three individual net scores and ties.

To sign up hit the Kosher K below. As a Keeper pick your name from the sign up drop down-click on submit to sign up.

The teams will be fairly created by the time tested algorithms of the Keepers Black Box.  Plan to hang around for dinner as the finishing short order cooks assemble in the Trophy Room.

Klick The K to sign up for this event
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Keepers Alternate Shot Match Play Series 2017

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The Keepers Alternate Shot Match Play Series will celebrate it’s third iteration this spring and summer and you don’t want to miss this opportunity to show your stuff at Alternate Shot.

This awesome kompetition will be three Wednesday Two-Ball evenings over three months where you and a partner of your choice will play 18-hole Alternate Shot matches against other teams playing in the Series.  This is a year-long competition but it is not single elimination so teams are guaranteed of at least three match opportunities over the Series.

Each evening starts at 5:00 in a shotgun start so we can get the 18-hole matches in before the sunlight is done.  Your team will get 80% of the average of your two handicaps on the course each night-Blue Tees on the South and Gold Tees on the North (Blue/Green Option for those who qualify).  This is true alternate shot-one guy drives on the odd holes, the partner on the even holes playing alternate shot all the way into the cup.  It plays very fast as long as you don’t spend time apologizing to your partner each time you put him in a bad spot.

Over three months-we have designated three Wednesday Two-Ball Nights for the Series. The scheduled three match nights are May 24th, June 14th, and July 19th.

You do not have to play all three nights to participate in this Series.

The 18-hole matches will be played for 1 point a hole-a total of 18 standings points available per team. For the purpose of the Series Standings we will only count the two best of three possible Two-Ball standing points performances for each team. This mitigates the effect on the standings if a team misses one Series event. Standings will be maintained and posted on The Keepers bulletin board and on this website.

We will poll the teams the week before each scheduled Series Night to determine who is coming and set the matches accordingly.   Keepers Points Payouts are garnered for the winner of each Alt-Shot Series match (50 Keepers points per man for a win and 25 per man for a tie).

The Series Standings will be based on your teams best two match performances after the three Alt-Shot Series matches-so you only need to play in two matches to have a chance to advance.  The top four teams in the Standings advance to the Final Fore for the championship playoff to determine the Keepers Alternate Shot Match Play Series champion.  The scheduling of the championship playoff will be left open to accommodate the four qualifying teams.

2016 Alt Series Champs-Freaky Friedson and Pablo Cohen

Aside from Keepers Points for each series match win or tie, Keepers Kash Sweeps and additional Keepers Points will be paid out to each team in the Final Fore Playoff based on after the championship dust settles.  These ethereal trophies go to the winning team as well.

The super-kool hardware that goes to the winners
The super-kool hardware that goes to the winners

You can sign up with your partner by emailing  moedweck@comcast.net and we will add your team to the Series Roster.

If you do not have a partner and want to play just email me your name and I will put it into the Keepers Match Making Machine to assign you a pard.

Keepers Pro-Schmo 2017-Results

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Keepers X 2017 got off to a rollicking start on Sunday with 46 members of the band sporting the Keepers Footjoy Fashions and participating in our annual Pro-Schmo.  All the regular culprits were there plus a few fresh faces as well as the kompetition heated up very quickly on the zoysia grass.

Howard “Been Holed Up In Rockville” Wollner teamed with Thomas Pieters on the way to shooting a seismic Net 58 to win the American Division.  In spite of his story of being kooped up with klient columns and rows the last month, there is reason to suspect he has making surreptitious visits to Swing-Tec for off season swing tuning.  Helping Thomas with a natural birdie on the sixth and then a 3-5-4-5 finish down the closing four, Howard skated home to a three-shot win in his division.

There was a four-way tie for second in the American at Net 61 with Len “Still Got Pimento Under My Fingernails” Goldman and Kootch, Steve “Smelled The Azaelas” Keller and Sergio, Artie “Didn’t Have My A Game Today” Aronoff and Brooks Koepka, and Keith “No Language Barrier Here” Eig and Hedeki Matsuyama.  Len and Steve apparently took advantage of some live face time with their Virtual Pards down at The Masters last week to enhance team performance.  Kaptin Keith used some recent A-Team play to ready his game and Artie was Artie just drummin’ out pars on the way to a fine finish.

In the National Division it was Herbie “True Shoes” Kushner with Sergio and Arnie “Can You Read The Bottom Line Please” Miller with Kootch shooting Net 61 to take their grouping top honors.  Drone footage shows an amazing natural birdie on 9 by Herbie as he slipped his hybrid approach up the green opening and rolled it to 5 feet.  His three natural pars in the inward half, including one on the long 18th, were critical in supporting Sergio’s first Keepers win.  Arnie played full Denny’s Grand Slam Beef Fry n’ Egg with Kuchar as he covered his partner’s three bad holes on 1, 3, and 9 with natural pars.

The three-way tie for third in the Nationals at Net 62 was a quasi Bundestag Slam  including Mark A. Goldstein and Martin Kaymer, Hamilton Loeb and Thomas Pieters, and Cary Reines and Martin Kaymer winning sweeps for the Motherland.  Hamilton and Cary are Keepers Freshman who apparently are anxious to mark their territory on the Keepers Kup leaderboard.

The Net Pars or Better Kash Game raised the first $430 toward The Keepers year-end military charity donation and paid out an equivalent amount to seven Keepers who led this kompetition.

Net Pars or Better Payouts:

1st  Len Goldman 22 Points  $120 kash

2nd Howard Wollner 21 Points $90 kash

3rd Keith Eig  20 Points $80 kash

T-4th  Arnie Miller and Paul Cohen 19 Points $50 kash each

T-6th  Phil Schulman and Artie Aronoff 18 Points $20 kash each

Thanks to all who  participated in support of this effort.

Howard Wollner-America Division Winner
Arnie Miller and Herbie Kushner-National Division Winners

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(Click to see the Pro-Schmo Results and Prizing)

Par Three Tournament-2017

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This year’s Woodmont Par Three Tournament will be an electric affair as it will be played on a reinvented 18-hole short course on the North on Sunday April 30th.  This year’s theme is “Short Circuit-Sure To Get A Charge Out Of This One”.

The unique 4-person event is played over an updated Par 54 course-approximately 1828 yards as the drone flies, made up of 18 unique Par 3 holes-the creative output of D & D & W & F Design Associates.  The holes range from 80 to 160ish yards with most playing under 120, so this is an opportunity for players of all caliber to take part in one of the most unique events on the Woodmont Golf Calendar each year.  You have never seen your course look or play like this so don’t miss out on the fun.

It is played as a 4-Person Step-Back Scramble format so the individual challenge is made slightly easier by the fact that your result does not have to count on each shot.  A team scramble handicap increment will be deducted for each group so it is going to take a bunch under par to take home the Net or Gross prizes.  The UL Rating for the course is “Scoring Resistant”.

Precision is required on the Laser Beam 7th hole

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In the 2016 Net competition, Norman Freidkin teamed up with Gary Ratner and Howard and Carol Cohen to take top honors with their team posting an outstanding 38.6 net.  In the Gross competition the team of Marc Birnbaum, Herb Kushner, Howard Wollner, and Andy Lee won with a fine score of 10 under par.

Final Results from the 2016 scintillating Par Three Tournament

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As with all Woodmont events there are serious Keepers Kup Points going to our guys in the top five finishing groups with Keepers.  So corral some friends and sign up your four-person squad for this entertaining competition through the Woodmont Golf Registration portal by clicking the Woodmont Logo below.

Click to register through Woodmont Website

(Click to review the downloadable color yardage book for the event)

(Click to see the event scorecard for hole names and yardages)

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.

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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