As has become a Woodmont tradition, The Keepers will hold our annual First Tee Mentor Outing on Tuesday August 8th from 11 to 3 pm. This is a fun day of “being a grandparent” to 36 wonderful kids who will participate from the Greater Washington DC First Tee Programs. The kids age from 8 to 17 but all share two things in common-they love golf and know how to comport themselves in a golfing environment.
We invite Keepers and All Woodmont Members to be a volunteer/mentor and help us run this awesome event.
Separately anyone can make a donation through their Woodmont account to sponsor a kid for this event for just $50. The full proceeds of these sponsorships will go to a donation to The First Tee Of Greater Washington.
Woodmont Members can support The First Tee programs with a sponsorship donation by clicking below
Keepers and Woodmont Members can participate as a volunteer/mentor by clicking below
The outing begins at 11 am with a series of clinics on the range and in the Sidney Harman Short Game area. Woodmont Staff will run the clinics and all you have to do as a volunteer is be supportive and lend a mentoring hand when needed. A picnic lunch with the kids from around 12:30 to 1:oo in front of the Golf Shop is then followed by some golf when we take them out for four holes of real mentor time on the course. It all wraps up around 3:00 pm.
Some action shots from the 2016 First Tee Mentor Celebration
Come join us for the event…..you will be amazed what this First Tee Program does for these kids and what spending an afternoon with these refreshing young people will do for you.
The next full field Keepers event will be a new one for us as we are always searching for new platforms of golf fun. The Keepers Pinehurst Glenmorangie is a “Pinehurst Scotch” format that blends Scramble and Alternate Shot elements into an entertaining Two-Man Team Kompetition.
You get to choose your partner for this one so think about it who you might want to play with before you sign up.
This event will be played on Sunday August 6th with tee times from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. on the South 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 South 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 with 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 worse ball, and play alternate shot into the hole. This should play rapidly if you limit consultation on the alternate shots to 9 seconds (which is more than adequate for players of Keepers ability).
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 great opportunity to seek some personal golf tranquility and enhance your Kup Standings Position/Sweeps Balances.
Remember you can pick your own partner if you choose….just hit the Glenmorangie Logo below to sign up.
As a reboot of the Keepers 5-Club that got cancelled this week, we are holding “Kasper’s Walk” as an updated replacement version. As is the case with all technology the new and improved version has an updated Operating System and a Reformatted Hard Drive. Keepers management can never leave well enough alone.
This time Keepers will play the front of the North with 5 clubs of their choice. Play on the Odd Holes will be from the Blue Tees and the Even Holes from the White Tees. Those qualifying for the Green Tee Option play the Odd Holes from the Gold Tees and the Even Holes from the White Tees. All players get 100% course handicap from the Blue Tees and play their own ball for low net score.
The new wrinkle is that it is a Two-Man Best Ball Kompetition but you don’t know who your partner is until after you are done. We will konvene after golf in the Men’s Locker TV Room for a Blind Ghost pick of the partners from the Keepers Kap and festive tabulation and posting of the team scores and winners. Dinner off the menu will be available in the TV Room.
This event will be held on Thursday July 27th with a shotgun start at 5:00 PM on the North Course so we all can finish together.
Plenty of Kash Sweeps and Kup Points are on the line.
Prizes Per Man:
Keepers Kash Sweeps: 1st-$100 2nd-$50 3rd- $25
Keepers Kup Points: 1st (150), 2nd (120), 3rd (90), 4th (60), 5th (30)
There will also be a Voluntary Kash Game available for those who want a bit more skin in the game. $10 entry-half the money goes to the charity the other half to prize the top individual net scores for the 9 holes.
Sign up for a fun evening of golf and eventualities by klicking on the Kasper’s Image below.
Our next Keepers X event will be a make-up game on Tuesday Night July 11th with Tee Times from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. For this 9-hole event, at the suggestion of one Zee Adivsor, we will try a new twist on an old Keepers favorite we hold near and dear to our hearts.
The format will be a “Black & Green 5-Club” played on the front of the South with your (5) favorite clubs (one more than the old 4-Club) and 100% of your Back Tee handicap.
But the twist, and why you need the extra club, is that you will play holes 1-3-5-7-9 from the Black Tees and holes 2-4-6-8 from the Green Tees. For those with the Blue/Green Combo Option you will play the odd holes from the Blue Tees and even holes from the White Tees.
The distance adjustment caused by varying teeing position puts a whole new spin on picking your clubs of the day. Do my club choices cover the two par threes (both from a forward tee)…..Do I need driver now since I am playing the tips (so to speak) on the odd holes…..do I really need a putter or can I putt with a field club…..what do I do if I hit it in a sand trap?
All good questions that a thoughtful Keeper must consider.
This is always a fun event and your creative planning on the clubs that will accompany you for the round will be critical.
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
Don’t miss out on this fun and entertaining 9-hole game after work.
Sign up through the Kosher K below.
The next Keepers X full field event-our annual Beat-The-Pro Day-will be played on Saturday June 16th. This is a spine tickling individual virtual match play kompetition against one of the prominent pros playing at The Memorial this year. Each Keeper will pick through our proven random selection process one of eight pro scores from their Sunday round at Muirfield Village matched to par on the North Course.
Maybe you draw Jon Rahm that would be a handful
Using 110% of their handicap it will be a hole-by-hole match against their virtual pro for Stableford-like points. For every hole the Keeper beats his pro he gets 3 points for pushed holes he gets 1 point. The total points for the 18 holes is his Beat-The-Pro score for the day. The kompetition will be played on the bent grass fairways of the North Course with tee times each Keeper requests that Saturday morning through the Woodmont Lottery Tee Time System.
Jordan might be a tough handle if it comes down to making putts
In 2016 aligned with the PGA Championship at Baltusrol the top Kup Points and Kash Sweeps went to Jim “I Can Be Long” Polsky with a 31 point thrashing of Billy Hurley III. Ron “I Like My Green Tee” Edlavitch was second with 30 points against Billy Hurley III as well. Sol “Nothing I Won’t Eat” Gordon was third garnering 28 points against Brooks Koepka.
Top Finishing Keepers Goodies:
1st Place 300 Keepers Points and $100 Kash Sweeps
2nd Place 200 Keepers Points and $50 Kash Sweeps
3rd Place 150 Keepers Points and $25 Kash Sweeps
4th Place 100 Keepers Points and a knuckle five
5th Place 50 Keepers Points and a “atta boy!”
One new wrinkle we do not have a block of Keepers Tee Times for this event.
Once you sign up for the event through the Kosher K below you will make your own grouping and tee time request on the North Course through the Woodmont Website for Saturday morning June 16th some time after Thursday June 8th.
The system, with the help of Keeper Elves, will then give you a tee time for your grouping that morning. You do not have to play with just Keepers…..a scorecard for each Keeper participant will be waiting for you in the shop…….this is gonna be fun…..don’t miss your chance to BEAT THE PRO!!
Keepers Kolor War “Mount Rushmore-The Seventh Inning Stretch” will be kontested on Sunday May 21st with four teams of 10 players representing the characters from the Washington Nationals Seventh Inning Stretch Presidential Races.
In an entertaining Ryder Kup Three-Stage Kompetition, Team Abe, Team Tom, Team Teddy, and Team George 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 Presidential teams will ensue under the careful scrutiny of the Federal Election Kommission. Handicaps in all matches provide a level playing field-80% in the 2-Man Matches and 90% in the Singles Matches.
Festivities begin Sunday morning with the First Stage 9-hole 2-Man Scramble Matches teeing off between 8:00 and 9:00 am playing for 36 team points per match. The same pairings will play the back nine the Second Stage Double 2-Man Best Ball/Worst Ball match so they are effectively two matches going at the same time in each foursome. Each of those matches are played 36 team points so the total available in each foursome is 72 points.
We break to lick war wounds, grab a snack, and a review the team scoreboard situation. The finish is the Third Stage 5-Hole Short Game Skills Matches starting at at the Sydney Harman Short Game Area and the Old Short Game Practice Greens at 1:30. These matches are made up of foursomes of one player of similar handicap from each Presidential squad who will play Almost Skins (7/5/3/1 points per hole) for an available 80 points per foursome. The whole shebang should be done by 2:30 pm.
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 Presidential Bobblehead Trophy for their efforts.
Last year, in the Battle of the Beers 2016, it was the formidable Team Corona Extras-Moe Dweck, John Friedson, Steve Keller, Herbie Cherner, Harry Harrison, Phil Schulman, Monroe Brett, and Chet Levine-who prevailed as the “Top of the Hops”.
Come out and enjoy our raucous day of Keepers Team Kompetition……..Slots are limited so sign up early.
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.