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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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(Click to see who has registered for The Keepers for 2023)

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

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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 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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Keepers Ham n’ Egg 2022-Results

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Today’s Keepers Ham n’ Egg on the South Course, a.k.a. A Little Piece Of Arizona, was a hot and steamy affair as 22 teams battled tough pin positions trying to bring home the bacon and some Keepers Sweeps as well.

The team of Bobby “Jack Lalane” Fogel and Neal “I Found My Putting Stroke” Bobys proved to be a formidable force shoot Net 67 to take first prize of $120 Kash Sweeps and 300 Kup Points per man.  Both playing off the Blue/Green Combo they shot gross 81 and 85 respectively, separating from the field on a 4 birdie stretch on 10, 11, 14, and 15.

Second Place was shared between the teams Allen “Return To Sender” Zweig and Burt “Kudley Bear” Feldman and Rich “Kojak” Greenberg and Alan “Terp Station” Schwartz who shot Net 71.  Zweig-Feldman karded 3 birdies in a row on 4, 5, & 6 and finished with an eagle 3 on 18.  Team Greenberg-Schwartz went birdie-eagle on 4 & 5 and birdied 16 & 18 in the klosing stretch.  Each guy got $90 in Kash Sweeps and 175 Kup Points for the effort.

Fourth alone went to the team of Bernie “Finding His Stride” Greenbaum and Glenn “The Pastry Chef” Streidel with net 73 to win $60 in Kash Sweeps and 100 Kup Points.

There was a crowd of teams at Net 74 tying for Fifth-Rick Cohen-Rick Brecher, Rick Payes-Richard North, Barry Haberman-Keith Eig, and Jim Reznikoff-Sol Gordon-who took home $20 in Kash Sweeps and 25 Kup Points per man.

Ham n Egg Results Chart

Thanks to everyone who participated in today’s Keepers Ham n Egg.

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Keepers Ham n’ Egg 2022

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Our next full field event is on Friday July 22nd where you can team up with a partner of your choice and test your grilling compatibility in the Keepers Two-Man Ham n’ Egg format.  This is an entertaining game where you and your partner count your net score on every other hole.

Ham and Egg Rules:

It starts out that the Ham (Pard A) score counts on the odd holes and the Egg (Pard B) score counts on the even holes.  But there is a twist (with The Keepers there is always a twist). Twice during the round, if circumstances warrant it (maybe Pard A left three in a row in the bunker and it is a Ham hole),  before you get to the next tee you can “flip” the order and use the partner’s score instead.  Once you do that the Ham n’ Egg score sequence changes from that point on.  You can only flip to save your bacon twice during the round so flip carefully….it is like saving your purchased mulligans….you might need it on the 18th hole.

Two flips……use them wisely…..

There will be morning tee times on the South Course from 8:00 to 10:00 am using 80% of your individual handicap playing for the Low Net Team Score for 18 holes. Those kurrently designated American Division can choose to play Blue or Blue/Green Combo Tees.  Those kurrently  designated National Division can choose to play Blut/Green Combo or Green Tees.

You can pick your partner if you choose when you sign up through the Kosher K below.  If you do not have a partner in mind when you sign up, Watson will be glad to make a pairing for you from others unattached.

Ham and Egg Winners 2018
Birnbaum and Wollner were the winners in 2018 with net 65!!

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Prizes for the top five finishing teams (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)

The field is limited to 24 teams (48 guys) so sign up soon.

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Keepers Beat The Pro 2022-Results

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US Open Logo 2022This year’s Keepers Beat The Pro pitted 51 Keepers against a randomly selected Virtual Pro’s score from the first round of the U.S. Open at The Country Club in, our fair city, Boston, MA.  Guys got 110% of their handicap in these head-to-head matches and, as it turned out, some needed it more than others.

Jimmy “Boom-Boom” Poslky dusted Dustin “LIV” Johnson for 29 points winning 8 holes along the way to take first place in the American Division.  Arnie “20/20” Miller took down the Englishman Justin Rose for second scoring 27 points with a four hole run from 5 through 8 on the North which included a net eagle and two net birdies.  Third place was Don “Starfish” Fisher outplaying the U.S. Open Champion Matt Fitzpatrick with 25 points. Starfish took 4 of the last 5 holes in a late rush to a back door third.  As you can see below a flock of four scored 24 points to tie for fourth in the American.

American Division Winners

Beat The Pro American Results

Stealing against koach’s sign, Eddie “First and Third Nobody Out” Cohen jumped the National Division with a harrowing performance of 33 points winning 9 holes against Rose.  Nary a sand bunker did he visit all day on the rugged North which is why Justin only took three holes against him.  Playing superbly with 32 points against Jon Rahm, Steve “So What Are We Playing For” Keller took three of the first four on the Spaniard and never looked back taking second in the Nationals.  Richard “North By Northwest” North took down Xander Schauffle shooting a net 66 for 30 points and third place.  Alan “Terp Station” Schwartz, Nelson “Nellie” Cohen, and Harry “The Komeback Kid” Harrison took fourth and fifth places respectively to fill out the money in the National Division.

National Division Winners

Beat The Pro National Results

Thanks to all who participated in this event….the Ham n’ Egg is just around the corner so man your spatchulas.

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Keepers Beat The Pro 2022

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US Open Logo 2022Our June Keepers Kompetition is the annual mano-a-mano match between you and a randomly assigned Virtual Pro from the U.S. Open.  The pro’s hole-by-hole scores from the first round at The Country Club-Brookline will be posted to par to the corresponding holes on the North Course.

For your match you get 110% of your course handicap in this kompetition.  For each hole your net score beats the pro you get 3 points, for each hole your net score ties the pro you get 1 point.  The total points for the day is your Beat The Pro Score.

We will split the field into American and National Divisions based on handicap index.  The event prizes Keepers Kup Points and Kash Sweeps to the top five finishers in each division as shown below.

Everyone in the American Division can choose to play from the Gold or Gold/Green Combo Tees with 110% of their course handicap.  All National Division players have a choice of playing the Gold/Green Combo or Green Tees with 110% of the course handicap from the tees they choose.

For those of you who need a frame of reference, last year’s top prizes went to Steve “Lear Jet” Lerman in the American Division who scored 31 points on Rory McIlroy and to Alan “Terp Station” Schwartz who torched Jon Rahm (pictured below) for 31 points in the Nationals.

If you draw a match with this guy it would be a load…

Rahm Winning 2021 Open

 

Once you sign up it is your responsibility to schedule a tee time to be played on the North Course between Saturday June 18th and Saturday June 25th.  The Tournament Kommittee would appreciate it if you would play your round with another Keeper.  Please play your tournament round on the date you schedule-there are no do-overs or restarts.

At the kompletion of your tournament round tabulate your Beat The Pro Score, 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-$120, 2nd-$100, 3rd-$80, 4th $60, 5th $40

Keepers Kup Points:  1st (300), 2nd (200), 3rd  (150), 4th (100), 5th (50)

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Please sign up by clicking the Kosher K below. Once the first round of the U.S. Open is done, we will email the list of those signed up with their event handicaps, Virtual Pro Opponents, and a scorecard to use for the kompetition.

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