We just could not keep this out of the summer rotation, the Keepers Pinehurst Glenmorangie 2019 is our next full field event. This is a “Pinehurst Scotch” format that blends Scramble and Alternate Shot elements into an entertaining Two-Man Team Kompetition. You can choose your partner for this kompetition so go old school and make a few phone calls before you sign up. If you don’t have a partner sign up alone and we will find you a running mate.
The Pinehurst Glenmorangie will be played on Sunday August 4th with tee times from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. on the New North Golf 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 North 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, 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 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 second annual Pinehurst Glenmorangie we had to tip our tumblers to the team of Marc “Bucket List” Birnbaum and Howard “Stogie” Wollner who squeezed out a one shot victory with a net 65 over three other fairly kompetent teams.
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)
This is a chance to find alt shot nirvana and enhance your Kup Standings Position/Sweeps Balances at the same time.
Remember you can pick your own partner if you choose….just hit the Glenmorangie Logo below to sign up.
For our next weekday event the Tournament Kommittee has thrown an entertaiing bit of blind man’s bluff into the mix. Blind Pairs lets you pick your own partner to play in this 9-Hole Two-Man Team Net Best Ball Kompetition against an opponent to be determined later.
It takes place on Wednesday July 17th with a shotgun start at 5:00 p.m. on the North Course. Getting 80% of your Course Handicap from the tees you are playing, each team plays the 9 holes and puts their net best ball for each hole on the scorecard.
When all the kompetitors are done we will konvene in the Men’s Card Room to sort out the results. All the cards will be thrown into a hat and Vanna will pull the cards two at a time to determine the matches. The cards will then be matched hole-by-hole for 2 points a hole. Each teams 9-hole point total will determine their Blind Pairs score.
Once all the matches are arbitrated the teams with the most points will be your Blind Pairs Winners. Kup Points and Kash Sweeps to the top finishers as indicated below.
Prizes Per Man:
Keepers Kup Points: 1st (150), 2nd (120), 3rd (90), 4th (60), 5th (30)
Keepers Kash Sweeps: 1st $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $25
Dinner will be available from a slimmed down menu provided by the catering folks ahead of the event. We will take your food orders early in the week and your food will be waiting when we konvene in the Men’s Card Room for the Results Session.
Sounds simple enough….just enough mystery to make this loads of fun. Sign up with your partner through the Kosher K below. If you don’t have a partner sign up alone and we will find you a suitable support partner.
Our next Wednesday Night Pick-Up Game will be a delectable team affair on June 26th with assigned tee times from 4:35 p.m to 5:55 p.m. The Keepers will indulge in a 3-Man Team format we call Flap Jacks.
You can assemble three of your buddies for a team and enter them when you sign up below or you can sign up as an individual and we will place you on a team searching for top shelf kompetitive talent. 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 Kash 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 as a Three-Man Team or as an individual hit the Kosher K below.
This year’s Keepers Kolor War “Varmints Revenge” will pay respect to the role these lovable kreatures play in the heart of all Woodmont golfers. The kompetition will be reconciled on Sunday May 19th with four teams of 12 players representing the Crows, the Gooses, the Deer, and the Coyotes in a full day of settling the score.
In a kollaborative Three-Stage Kompetition, Team Crows, Team Gooses, Team Deer, and Team Coyotes will vie for a pot of team Kash Sweeps as well as individual Keepers Kup points. Team Kaptains will be designated from those who sign up and a draft of the four Varmint teams will ensue under the careful scrutiny of the Federal Election Kommission. Handicaps in 2-Man matches provide a level playing field-using 80% for the course/tee being played.
Festivities begin Sunday morning with the First Stage Short Game Skills kompetition at The SID between 8:30 and 9:30. One player from each team will be grouped by handicap level to kompete in 4 short game skills. Each player will will have two shots at each skill target surrounded by koncentric circles worth 3, 2, or 1 point (2 extra points if you hole it). Total points for each player across the four skills will go toward team and individual points.
What follows is each player kompeting with a partner in two nine-hole 2-man Team Matches playing off 6 tee times on each course starting at 9:45. Second Stage is 2-Man Modified Alternate Shot with teammates playing a drive off each tee-selecting the best one-and then playing alternate shot until they hole out. Each hole is worth 4 points for a total of 36 available to a team in each match. Team points for the match will be split between teammates for their individual points in this stage.
Without regrouping the back nine Third Stage Match is 2-Man Best Net Ball with players getting 80% of their course handicap. Once again each hole is worth 4 points for a total of 36 available to a team in each match. Team points for the match will be split between teammates for their individual points in this stage.
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 from matches will be tallied to determine the four team MVPs (top individual point totals) who get 200 Keepers Kup Points and a flashy MVP Medallion. Second and Third MVP for each team will get 100 and 50 Keepers Kup Points respectively.
In the League of Superheros Skirmish of 2018, it was Team Batman-Rick Brecher, Chet Levine, Nelson Cohen, Harry Harrison, Sol Gordon, Len Goldman, Steve Lustig, Billy Burack, Don Fisher, and Keith Eig-that prevailed for top team honors.
Come out and enjoy a raucous day of cheering for your teammates in our Keepers Team Kompetition……..slots are limited to 48 players so sign up now.
The Keepers Kahootz-Alternate Shot Match Play Series is one of our feature events of the year. It is a chance to step out of your comfort zone and prove your mettle in the game the Scots call Foursomes playing true alternate shot with a partner of your selection.
This folkloric kompetition is played over three weekday evenings over two 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 gone. 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 feel the obligation of apologizing to your partner each time you put him in a bad spot.
The scheduled three match nights are May 14th, May 29th, and June 11th.
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.
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 Final 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 Kahootz Alternate Shot Match Play Series champion. The scheduling of the championship playoff will be left open to accommodate the four qualifying teams with a drop dead date of August 18, 2019.
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 based on their finish after the championship dust settles. These ethereal trophies go to the winning team as well.
If you are interested please sign up early….field will be limited to 24 teams.
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Next up from the Keepers Schedule is our traditional Spring Four Club Event on Wednesday evening May 1st. With after work Tee Times from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., this is a 9-hole event where you play the front of the South with four clubs of your choice….and yes the putter is one of the four, unless you intend to “Keith” or “Billy” putt with your Sand Iron or Driver respectively. You get 90% of your handicap and the Blue/Green Tee Option is available for those who qualify.
This is always a fun event and your kritical thinking on club selection for the day is krucial to your success. This might require some on the ground research to determine exactly what four implements will best suit your distances on the front of the South.
Keepers Kup Points to the top (5)-1st 150, 2nd 120, 3rd 90, 4th 60, 5th 30
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 implements. Don’t get shut out of this fun and entertaining 9-hole game after work.
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With a name like “Throwback Threes” you might think the Woodmont Par Three Tournament this year was a compilation of replica holes of Ross, Raynor, Tillinghast, and MacKenzie of the “Golden Age of Golf Course Architecture”. But with holes named after things like Pet Rocks, Flip Hairdoos, Mood Rings, and Bell Bottoms it is more likely to harken back memories of those “Halcyon Days” of your youth.
The Woodmont Par Three has become one of the most popular events of the year as it attracts over 100 participants-men, women, and qualified juniors- to compete in two divisions based on total team handicaps. It will be played on Sunday April 28th with assigned Tee Times between 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
This year the design firm of D & F Associates have fashioned 18 unique Par 3 holes from the Zoysia fields of the South Golf Course. With holes ranging 70 to 190 yards and two sets of tees on each hole, you will find approach angles into the greens from places you could not imagine. You have never seen your course look or play like this….these holes will challenge your creativity and the full array of arrows in your quiver.
Grab your buddies, your spouses, or your kids and assemble your own 4-Person Team to play in this Step-Aside Scramble format. The individual challenge is made slightly easier by the fact that your result does not have to count on each shot. To make the kompetition fun for everyone, we split the field into two flights based on the team scramble handicap assigned to each team. There will be Gross and Net Prizes in each flight once again this year.
As you can see below, it took excellent team play to take home the Monopoly Sweeps in 2018. For the Community Chest Flight the veteran crew of Gene Sachs, Matt Bergman, Andy Friedlander, and Steve Block took the gross prize with 43. The net winner in this division with 42.9 was the team of Joe Scheffres, Mike Bobys, Neal Bobys, and Paul Cohen. In the Chance Flight Rick Brecher, Nathan Greenbaum, Howard Isaacson, and Ron Edlavitch teamed up for 47 to win the gross and the team of Mike Fisher, Bernie Greenbaum, Ronnie Greenbaum, and Peter Jessel finished the “Greenbaum Sweep” and carded 44 to win the net.
Besides the sweeps prizes for all winners, there are serious Keepers Kup Points going to our guys in the top five finishing groups with Keepers. So gather some friends and sign up your four-person squad for Throwback Threes through the Woodmont Golf Registration portal by clicking the Peace Sign below.