Our 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.
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.
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.
You can sign up with your partner by emailing email@example.com 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.
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”.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
The 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.
The Keepers once again have sponsored an appreciation kook-out for the Golf & Grounds and Golf Staff. The efforts of Pete’s staff who prepare and maintain our courses plus all the people who run the shop and stage, schedule, and administrate the first tee are instrumental in making our Woodmont golf experience the best in the metro area. Almost a dozen Keepers were on hand to schmooze and eat a bit char-broiled pleasures with over 80 staff members in attendance.
Pete, Adam I, Adam II, Andrew, Dan, among others manned the grills to prepare brats, dogs, burgers, chicken and beef fajitas to go with all the fixins for this great feast. Special thanks to Wanda and Anna who were responsible for shopping and preparing the food, including the superb secret marinate for the fajitas.
For The Keepers community service commitment begins close to home and we are glad to be able to do this special event each year. Woodmont provides a first rate golf course and golf experience to all of our members and we are blessed to have such a committed staff of people supporting this effort every day.
A special shout out to Adam Miller who has been the head guy overseeing the renewal of the South Course for the last few years. He is off to Bethesda Country Club where he will ply his talents as the head honcho of Greens and Grounds…..we wish him the best of luck in his new position.
As is our custom the end of the golf season means one last competitive hurrah in the form of the annual Woodmont Cross Country Event. This is a Four-Man Scramble Competition played this year as a shotgun starting at 10:30 am on Saturday October 29th across the Ghostbuster 11 as assembled by Dweck & Farrell Associates. Mish and Aire scanned the low Montrose foothills on the southern end of the property to discover 11 hidden gems to configure into this fine layout. Five par fours, five par threes, and one par fives make up an array of holes with the distinct feel of the Golden Age to challenge diehard players to play shots they never dreamed of. Fair, hardly…..Fun, certainly……this is a unique event you don’t want o miss.
The format is a step aside scramble with four tee shots on every hole. Each subsequent shot is played by three of the teammates. The player’s whose shot is chosen on the drive will step aside for the next shot and the other three play the approach. The player that has his shot chosen on the approach will now step aside with the first player back in the mix for the third shot on the hole. This continues until the ball is holed. All four guys return to play the tee shot on the next hole. The other abiding rule, to insure full participation in the team result, is that every player must have his tee shot chosen on one of the five par three holes on the card.
A team scramble handicap is calculated by the USGA suggested formula which is a black box calculation if there has ever been one. The team handicap is taken off the gross team score for the eleven holes (total par is 40 on the Ghostbusers 11) and sweeps prizes are awarded accordingly to the top finishers.
This event is open to all Woodmont golfers and you can sign up for this event through the Woodmont Website Golf Event Registration. Forward tees have been provided for gentlemen 70 or over with a 15.0 handicap index or higher and all the ladies in the field.
Only 11 holes? So what……Who Ya Gonna Call?