This year’s Beat The Pro Saturday Keepers pitted 34 Keepers against a bevy of Virtual Pro’s and their scores from the PGA Championship at Baltusrol last week. Eight pro scores from 2 under to even par were chosen from Sunday’s final round and the Keepers used the proven Blind Email Random Selection Process to pick their opponents for today’s match. The Keepers got 110% of their handicap on the South Course in a Stapleford Scoring event-they got 3 points for each hole where their net score beat their pro and 1 point for each hole they tied.
At the end of the day Jim “Where Is The Fairway” Polsky managed to up and downs from everywhere on his way to shooting an 81 and scoring 31 points to wax Bobby Hurley III and take top honors in the event. Second went to Ron “You Still Got Room For Me” Edlavitch whose 30 points also bested Bobby Hurley III. Sol “Where Have You Been” Gordon returned from a prolonged Keeper’s hiatus to beat Brooks Koepka with 28 points and take third place. Fourth was last year’s Beat The Pro winner Eddie “I Really Like This Format” Cohen who had 27 points against Bobby Hurley III. There were five guys who tied fifth with 26 points-Bill “#1” Artz, Dave “In The Money” Benson, Mark A. “Ma Man” Goldstein, Alan “The Hanging Judge” Levine, and Rich “Of Rich and Monica” Sussman.
Rumor has it that Billy Hurley III tried to skype in around 1 p.m. trying to press on all matches but couldn’t get a Wi-Fi connection.
Beat The Pro Winnings:
1st Jim Polsky 300 Keepers Kup Points $100 Kash Sweeps
2nd Ron Edlavitch 200 Keepers Kup Points $50 Kash Sweeps
3rd Sol Gordon 150 Keepers Kup Points and $25 Kash Sweeps
4th Eddie Cohen 100 Keepers Kup Points
Tied 5th Bill Artz, Dave Benson, Mark A. Goldstein, Alan Levine, and Rich Sussman 25 Keepers Kup Points
The Players Pool Cash Game was our rigorous Low Net Nine which tally’s the guys net scores on the hardest 9 holes on the South (handicap holes 1 to 9). Ron Edlavitch torched the field with a net 30 score to win first place money of $120. Jimmy Polsky took second with net 34 to win $90. Third money went to M.A. Goldstein with net 35 for $60 and fourth went to Marc Fleisher at 36 earning him $40 cash back.
Through the generosity of the 31 guys who participated in the Players Pool today we raised another $310 toward our year-end donation to the military charities.
Next Keepers event is a Thursday Night nine hole event on August 18th. Keep an eye out for the e-mail announcement over the next few days.