Events

Keepers Last Supper

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Keepers and GavelThe Keepers Last Supper celebrating the seventh year of The Keepers was attended by 32 Keepers and Staff Friends at Mykonos Grill in Rockville on November 19th.  The evening included delectable Greek food, Keepers awards, and some Q & A with George Solomon, former Sports Editor of the Washington Post.

Full metal meal with all the fixins
Full Greek delicacies with all the fixins
Cocktails before the dinner
Cocktails before the dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Plenty of the regular Keeper suspects were on hand, joined by Mike Thomas, Pete Wendt, Trillium Rose, Brice Busse, and Andy Heiberger from the golf staff.

Awards were given out to the Match Play Champs, Lead Dog, Keepers Finale Winners, and Keepers Kup Winners in the normal ceremonial fashion.

Smiling KeepersDistinguished Guests

Steve Keller the Lead Dog
Steve Keller the Lead Dog
Moe and Billy B the Match Play Runner Up
Moe and Billy B the Match Play Runner Up

 

Kup Winner Len The Plumber-2nd PC Cohen-3rd Neal Bobys
Winner Len The Plumber-2nd PC Cohen-3rd Neal Bobys

 

 

 

Guest speaker George Solomon ran a spirited Q & A
Guest speaker George Solomon ran a spirited Q & A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Through the generosity of The Keepers and donations of individual members The Keepers are making a donation of $1800 in memory of our departed good friend Gary Jonas who passed away this fall.  Gary was a charter member of The Keepers, an active participant in all of our events, and a valued adviser when it came to Keepers Kommunity Service initiatives.  His memory will be a blessing to The Keepers as long as we are at this.

 

Our good buddy Gary Jonas
Our good buddy Gary Jonas

Woodmont Cross Country Tournament

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SouthwickWith the leaves falling and the temperatures following 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 9:00 am on Sunday October 26th across the Southwick Twelve as curated by the Dwinkoff Design Group.   Ben and Bill have moved no earth but “discovered” 12 hidden gems among the fields of zoysia on the south end of the property.  Five par fours, five par threes, and two 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 approach to 50 Shades of Grey from the fifth fairway to the third green supports a variety of possibilities
#3 50 Shades of Grey from the fifth fairway to the third green supports a variety of approach possibilities.

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 twelve holes (total par is 45 on the Southwick Twelve) and sweeps prizes are awarded accordingly to the top finishers.

#6 Sid's Sideboard is 165 year carry from the 9th tee to the back pin on the Harmon Short Game Practice Green
Sid’s Sideboard #6 is a 165 year carry from the 9th tee to the back pin on the Harmon Short Game Practice Green.  Yes that tree on the right is an issue.

This event is open to all Woodmont golfers and you can sign up for this event through the Woodmont Website, limited to 48 players.  If you want to designate your team members submit a list to the golf shop by end of business  on Tuesday October 21st so tee groupings can be established.  A detailed yardage book outlining the challenge will be emailed to all participants by the 23rd to give them adequate time to plot their strategies of attack for Sunday’s event.

Only 128 yards from beside the pond on 12 to #12 Pete's Porch will take good judgement in picking the right stick for the task at hand.
Two stories up, 128 yard carry from beside the pond on 12 to #12 Pete’s Porch will take good judgement in picking the right stick for the task.

 

Why 12 holes?  If it was good enough for Old Tom at Prestwick it is good enough for us.

(Click to see the printable Yardage Book For The Southwick Twelve)

Keepers Kup Finale

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Keepers KupThe Grand Daddy of them all, The Keepers Kup Finale, our richest payday of the year will be held on Saturday September 27th for 18 holes of net kompetition to determine the Keeper Golfer of the Year.

After the Rusty Reset of the season long Keepers Kup Standings as of September 22nd it will be a no holds bar fight for the right to hold the prestigious Kopper Kup.  The top eight players in the Keepers Kup Standings at the end of the day will collect generous sweeps with kopper vessels going to the top three in the final standings.  There is also the day kompetition which awards a silver kup to the winner of the Keepers Kup Finale event along with sweeps to the top three finishers in Saturday’s round.

After the reset the top five in the standings kontrol their own destiny-if they win the Finale they win the Keepers Kup.  The top fifteen in the standings going in can win the Keepers Kup with a little help from their friends.  Anyone playing in the Finale has a chance to move up into the top eight and kash in on the generous money sweeps for the year long kompetition.  Just ask Stewart Cherner and David Ruben who made seismic moves during the Finale to enrich their sweeps accounts the last two years respectively.

Year Long Keepers Kup Prizes:

Kopper Trophies for the top three in the Keepers Kup Standings

Kash Sweeps- 1st $500, 2nd $350, 3rd 250, 4th $175, 5th $125, 6th 100, 7th $75, 8th 50

 

Keepers Kup Finale Prizes:

Silver Trophy for low net of the day

Kash Sweeps- 1st $100, 2nd 50, 3rd $25  (3 low nets of the day)

 

Charity Events:

Folds of Honor 2SMGA LogoSeparately we will have two Folds of Honor/SMGA Players Pool opportunities for kash prizes.  In both half the money goes to the charities and half goes to the winners.

 

There will be a Keepers Kallaway Kompetition-you drop your worst par three, worst par four, and worst par five from your gross scorecard of the day and get 75% of your handicap toward your Kallaway score.  $20 entrance fee to this kompetition remitted the day of the event.  Top three Keepers Kallaway scores win kash.

Separately we have a 50/50 raffle with three winning raffle tickets being picked from the Keepers bowl by Vanna Jo Busse.   The tickets are $12 each or 3 for $30-buy as many as you want.  Remember half the money goes to the charities.  You do not have to be present at the Finale to play the 50/50 raffle-if you want in on this you can mail a check made out to “The Keepers” to the Commish and he will mail you back your raffle tickets.

Don’t miss out of the fun….sign up through the Keepers Kosher K below.

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Handicap Championship Results

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Woodmont LogoThe Woodmont Handicap Championship held today included the participation of 27 Keepers representing over half the field.  The two tied at the end of regulation, getting a generous 100% of their current USGA Handicaps, with a net score of 67 were a pair of Keepers from either end of the handicap rainbow-Mike Fisher and Rick Brecher.  In a gripping four hole playoff Rick Brecher prevailed to get the crystal and the top sweeps prize.  The rest of the top five slots were also dominated by Keepers with Micah Green, Ronnie Greenbaum and Marc Fink cashing in on the sweeps.  Congratulations gentlemen….great showing.

The Keepers Kompetition in the Handicap Championship was a flighted Keepers events with 12 Keepers in the American Division (handicap indexes of 14 or less) and 15 Keepers in the National Division (handicap indexes of 14.1 or more).  There were cherished Keepers Kup Points given to the top five finishers in each of the divisions.

In the American Division the winner was the very talented Mike Coach Fisher who shot a gross of even par on the New North with 5 shots off his 3.5 index for net 67.  Second was the straight driving Marc The Bronx Bantam Fink with a 83 gross/71 net.  Third was Len The Plumber/Drivin That Train Goldman who also dominated the center sprinkler line off the tee with a 86 gross/73 net.  Artie Aronoff took 4th with gross 88/74 net and Rich The One With No Hair Greenberg took 5th, in spite of a one car pile up on #5, with gross 85/75 net.

In the Senior Circuit National Division the winner was the enigmatic Rick Left To Right Brecher who shot a scintillating 91 gross/67 net.  Second was Micha It’s Been A Long Time Since We’ve Seen Ya Green with a wonderous 88 gross/69 net.  Third by himself, and this is starting to be a trend, was Ronnie Clean Green Greenbaum with 99 gross/70 net.  A small coffee clutch tied for fourth at net 75 including Bill Artz, Monroe The Professor Brett, and Steve The Country Dental Practitioner Keller.

(Click to see the full results and points payouts from the Handicap Championship)

 

Attman’s Keepers Koupon

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Attmans Corned BeefIn conjunction with our Tuesday Night Attman’s Aces Down Keepers Pick-Up game the folks at Attman’s have graciously invited you to scratch that deli itch with a 20% off Keepers Koupon at Attman’s Deli in Cabin John Shopping Center.

Bring the grand kids or friends and enjoy some fine cardio cuisine with a 20% discount off your entire check between August 26th and September 2nd.  Thanks so much to the people at Attman’s for supporting our Attman’s Aces Down event.

Just click on the Kosher Style Keepers K below to get to the printable coupon.

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Tuesday Keepers-Attmans Aces Down

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Attmans Deli LogoOur Keepers Tuesday Pick-Up Game on August 26th introduces a newly discovered format rumored to have been created by guys up in the Baltimore area-hence we have decided to call it Attmans Aces Down.  This is a three-man team 9-hole event with tee times are between 4:45 and 5:30 on Tuesday August 26th.  Team members play with 80% of their course handicap.

The concept is simple, if you concentrate.  Each team will count toward their total Attmans Aces Down score 15 net scores to par made by the team members over the 9 holes played (there are 27 net scores for 3 guys over 9 holes for those trying to tabulate this).  The team must decide after each hole, before they tee off on the next hole, which of the net scores to par for that hole count toward their team total.  Once a team tees off on the next hole they no longer can choose any scores from previous holes.

The total to par of the 15 net scores chosen is the team score for the event.  Every team member must have at least 2 net scores counted and no team member may have more than 7 net scores counted toward the total.

The Keepers Shitach Komputer will make the team assignments in a typically fair and equitable manner or by blind draw if it get’s confused.  So throw caution to the wind and sign up for the inaugural Attmans Aces Down event by clicking the Kosher K below.

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Keepers Ham n’ Egg

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The last full field Saturday Keepers event of the year will be on August 2nd with morning tee times.  The format will be the short order Two-Man Ham n’ Egg menu offering where you and your partner count your net score on every other hole.

For example it starts out that the Ham (you) score counts on the odd holes and the Egg (him) score counts on the even holes.  But there is a twist (would we expect anything else in a Keepers concoction). Twice during the round, if circumstances warrant it (maybe you left three in a row in the bunker and it is a Ham hole), you can “flip” the omelet and use your partner’s score instead.  Once you do that the Ham n’ Egg score sequence changes from that point on.  You can flip back if need be only one more time during the round so you have to flip carefully….it is like saving your purchased mulligans.

The kompetition is low net score for 18 holes-80% handicap for each guy-and you can pick your grilling partner if you choose.  Sign up by hitting the Kosher K and, if you want to designate your Ham ‘n Egg partner, e-mail moedweck@comcast.net and we will align your pairing as requested.

Keepers Kolor War-Hot Shoppes Revival

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This year’s edition of Keeper’s Kolor War celebrates the Kulinary Doo-Wop Era with a Hot Shoppes Revival.  Freshen your palate and join us in this year’s 27-hole team kompetition on Saturday July 19th as a member of the Hot Fudge Ice Cream Cakes, Orange Freezes, Teen Twists, or Mighty Mo’s.

The event will be played Saturday morning at 7:30 to 8:00 am with back-to-back nine-hole two-man formats, followed by a Hot Shoppes themed lunch and a final afternoon nine at 1:oo.   Four teams of six to eight players will compete in 9-holes of alternate shot match play first-each hole is worth 2 points for an available 18 points per foursome.  The second nine, same partners, will play a double best/almost best ball match so there are effectively two matches going at the same time in each foursome.  36 points available for each foursome in the second stanza.  After lunch foursomes made up of one player from each food group of similar handicap will play Almost Skins (7/5/3/1 points per hole) for an available 63 points per team.

The members of the winning team get $100 Kash Sweeps per person with $50 Kash Sweeps per person for the runner-up team.  Individual points from matches will be tallied with the top five individual finishers getting 300, 200, 150, 100, and 50 Keepers Kup points respectively.  There is no entry fee for the event so all the winnings are net.

Come and help us celebrate the revival of an institution from our youth that actually started in 1927 (that would be Herbie Cherner’s youth).  This is always a fun and spirited event, even without songfest.  Slots are limited so sign up early or miss out on the Might Mo special sauce opportunity.

(Click on the Kosher K to sign up for the event)

The original weight watchers dessert
The original weight watchers dessert
Where the Mish got his familiar name
Where the Mish got his familiar name
Names have been changed to protect the innocent
Names have been changed to protect the innocent

Tuesday Keepers Almost Skins

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The Keepers Kup race turns the half mile pole and starts to head for home.  The next leg begins on the 8th of July when we will hold our next Tuesday Night Nine-Hole Pickup Game.  The format is the always popular Almost Skins where we will group the kompetitors together with similar handicaps to play a net 4-man match for points.  Each hole is worth 7-5-3-1 points respectively to the guys who have the best to worst scores on the hole.  This is similar to the format played in the Woodmont-Woodholme-Suburban Tri-Club event in October.  Tee times will be between 5 and 6 pm on a course yet to be determined.

There are Keepers Points to the top five Almost Skins scores of the day and Keepers Kash Sweeps to the top three.

 

Tuesday Keepers/Young Guns 4-Club

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On Tuesday June 24th The Keepers and Young Guns will run a collaborative afterwork 9-hole 4-Club event with tee times from 5 to 6 p.m.  The teams will be blended members from the two groups playing a net best ball with 90% of their handicaps.  The 4-club format is always fun where each player will designate 4 clubs they can use during the round (no sharing clubs between team mates)-the putter is considered a club if you choose to take it with you. This takes a little forethought in picking your implements so plan accordingly.

Entry fee is $10 kash per man-all the money will go to pay off the top three winning teams.  There will also be Keepers Kup Points to the top five finishing Keepers.

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