Single Elimination-Results

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Click to register for the eventThe first Tuesday Night Pick-Up Game was a flighted kompetition with the Single Elimination format.  Two divisions of Keepers, the American League (handicap indexes of 14 or less) and the National League (handicap indexes of 14.1 or more), competed for Keepers Kup Points and Kash Sweeps in today’s 9-hole event.  Double the money….double the fun!

The format called for playing without a full and diminishing deck.  Each Keeper started out with only 10 clubs and eliminated another club on each tee box. By the fourth hole they were down to 7 clubs, by the ninth just 2!  The results of this competition once again proves that the 14-club limit is totally without meaning in that the range of net scores of the 20 guys playing were only 4 apart.  It also proved that the difference in handicaps does not give members of the higher or lower handicap group any advantage-in fact the Nationals would have beat the Americans if this was a typical blended competition.  The next time someone says they don’t have a chance in one of our competitions because their handicap is too high I will forward them this posting.

The approach the players took to “figuring out what to eliminate” on each hole was varied.  Some flew by the seat of their pants, some used ouija boards, and a few, came with supporting reference material.  Tom Burne had what looked like a regression analysis white paper of a combination of hole lengths, average club distances, wind conditions, and barometric pressures to help in the task.  Apparently that was effective as you will see below.

By the time guys reached the 7th green they were hitting PW’s from 190 (maybe twice), knockdown hybrids from 135, and putting with everything from sand irons to fairway metals trying to eke out one last net par coming in.  Needless to say creativity in conception and execution of shots was at a premium.

In the Senior Circuit Flight there was a three-way tie for first with a net of 37 between Gary “New Knee” Jonas, Chet Levine, and Sky King Lipnick.  Each got 120 Keepers Kup Points and $60 in Kash Sweeps for the finish.  Tied for fourth were Sol “Antlers” Gordon and the Simple Country Dentist Keller with net 39-receiving 45 Kup Points each.

Single Eliminattion Nationals


In the American League Flight it was crowded at the top.  With net 38 there was a five-way tie for first with Tom “Burn Notice” Burne, Moe “The Mish” Dweck, Ron Kleinman, Howard “The Oracle” Wollner, and Kaptin Keith Eig each getting 90 Kup Points and $35 in Kash Sweeps as their cut of the pie.

Single Elimination American

Kool day for all who participated.  Look out for the next Keepers event-Tuesday Two-Ball on May 20th.  It will be Alternate Shot-Pick Your Own Partner. The posting of the event and sign up will be out later this week.

Keeper of the Month/Lead Dog-April 2014

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It what can only be characterized as total Keeper domination, Steve “The Simple Country Dentist” Keller has made The Keepers Sweep in April winning the Keepers Pro-Schmo, Woodmont’s Opening Day, and the Par Three Championship garnering 975 Keepers Kup points, the Keeper of the Month sweeps, and the Yellow Lead Dog Headcover in our first month of kompetitions.

This can best be explained as a reaction to Steve’s disappointing third place finish in his Streamsong Trip in late March. So we have AB Blitz to blame for this circumstance and the resultant vengeance the Country Dentist has plied to the rest of us.

His sidekick Mike “WWW/The Car Collector” Weber is in second with 725 kup points drafting the Doc with wins at Opening Day and the Par Three. They will collect $50/$25 respectively in kash sweeps for the effort.

We are having Steve fitted for a large perrywinkle Kosher K target he will be required to wear the rest of the season.

Par Three-Results

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Woodmont LogoA stunning day of bright sunshine, blue skies, and just enough wind to make one doubt their club selection greeted 70 Woodmont members (36 Keepers) contesting the 3rd, now-to-be-annual-for-sure, Par Three Tournament over 18 unique holes on the North Course.  A four-person scramble format with an MIT calculated team scramble handicap meant it would take a Putt-Putt like score to take home the Woodmont Sweeps and the Keepers Kup Points.

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The signed evidence....a little soiled but none worse for wear
The signed evidence….a little soiled but none worse for wear

The winner’s, by a mere .7 shots net, and these names may sound hauntingly familiar, were The Simple Country Dentist (Doc Keller), Freaky John (Friedson), the Car Collector (Dr. Mike Weber), and Kaptin Keith (THM) Eig.  On the way to 45 gross/40.5 net, they made 9 birdies including crucial ones on Ode to Pine Valley (3rd tee to 4th green), Tree Hugger (8th tee to 9th green-when the Car Collector stiffed it between the tree canopy), Ball Washer (13th old forward tee to 12th green-an impossible pin to get at), and Wooten’s Worry (the last 147 yards of the 15th-where groups were having trouble finding the putting surface of the side hill tee box).







The unheralded group of Mish, Mrs. Mish (Kathy), Bronx Marc (Fink), and Zee-One-And-Only (Allen Zweig) put up a stiff fight with 8 birdies of their own (46 gross/41.2 net).  They rode the putter of Mrs. Mish as far as they could and got very timely execution from the entire roster through the day.  The team minced Oy Vey Korner 2-3-2  on 11 through 13-to get to seven-under but could only manage one more birdie in the last five to come up a buck short.


The bridesmaids....just a handful of flowers....
The bridesmaids….just a handful of flowers….


Today’s top event finishers with Keepers:

1st- Keller-Friedson-Weber-Eig            300 Kup Points each

2nd- Dweck-Fink-Zweig                         200 Kup Points each

3rd- Wollner                                             150 Kup Points

4th- Blitz-Lipnick-P. Cohen-Faigen      100 Kup Points each

5th- A. Levine-Burak                                50 Kup Points each

Great day of giggles and high fives for all that participated.  Special thanks to Mike Thomas and staff for their organization of the event and the D & D design team for once again presenting challenges that Woodmont members never knew existed.

Opening Day-Results

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The Grape Popsicle Invasion was everywhere yesterday with 43 Keepers represened among the 100 plus participants at Woodmont’s Opening Day.  The weather could not have been more ideal with lots of son and sephardic spring temperatures.  The course played hard and fast presenting a full challenge as the organizers wanted.

In the 4-Man Net team competition a group of Keepers repeated as champions with an eye opening net 54 on the New North.  Len Goldman, Steve Keller, John Friedson, and Mike Weber will get 300 Keepers points each for their effort.  The second place in the team net went to a team that included Neal Bobys and Mike Fisher.  There were three teams that tied for third net among Keepers and these teams included among their ranks Marc Fleisher, Artie Aronoff, Richard Haskin, Sol Gordon, and Bruce Ochsman.

The individual net award for the day went to Neal Bobys who shot a 66 on a course that was very stingy on net birdies and very generous on doubles or worse.

The Keepers Rules Education Initiative placed it’s first “in-stall-ment” for Opening Day and there will be plenty more education where that came from through the year.

Keepers Pro-Schmo Results

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The Keepers season got off to a rip roaring start today with our annual Masters Weekend Keepers Pro-Schmo.Masters Logo  Thirty-six guys teamed up with seven of the pros who shot the best rounds in Friday’s second round at Augusta.  The Virtual Pro Partners included Bubba (68), Thomas Bjorn (68), John Senden (68), Jim Furyk (68), Lucas Glover (69), Gonzalo Fdez Castrano (69), and Brandon Grace (69).

Each Keeper played a virtual Best Ball with the pro they picked out of The Keepers Kap, Thomas Bjorn was clearly the desired pick with his 8 birdies in yesterday’s round. But as you will see the winners in the event had a cross section of help from their ghost pros.

The winners in today’s top prize in Keepers Kup Points and Keepers Kash Sweeps were  Steve “Country Doc” Keller/Brandon Grace and Rich “Kojak” Greenberg/G. Fdez Castrano with net 61 on the South Zoysia.  Five pairings tied for third place with net 62.  They were Neal Bobys/Lucas Glover, Chet Levine/Thomas Bjorn, Arnie Miller/Brandon Grace, Jimmy Polsky/Thomas Bjorn,  and Rob “New Boy On The Block” Shesser/John Senden.

(Click to see the full scoresheet of the Keepers Pro-Schmo)

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In the Folds of Honor/Wounded Warriors Player’s Pool Kash Game we played a Stapleford-Like kompetition called Net Pars Or Better.  This charity competition raised $330 toward our annual donation to these two worthy causes.

Without the help of any ghost pros the winners in this kompetition were:

1st- Steve Keller with 22 points

T-2nd Rich Greenberg and Rick Brecher with 20 points

3rd- Arnie Miller with 19 points

There were a Keepers Slew of guys at 17 points (7 guys) who will be replaying a few missed downhill three-footers in their minds tonight.

(Click to see the full scoresheet of the Folds of Honor/Players Pool)

 Some of the happy participants:

PC Cohen-Len The Plumber-Richard Goldstein-Howard "Going" Postal-
PC Cohen-Len The Plumber-Richard Goldstein-Howard Postal
Art "Streamsong" Blitz-Rob "New On The Block" Shesser-Herbie "The Ageless One" Chener-Steve "Flash" Gordon
Art “Streamsong” Blitz-Rob “New On The Block” Shesser-Herbie “The Ageless One” Chener-Steve “Flash” Gordon
Richard Haskin-Neal "Where's My Tee" Bobys-Marc "Bronx" Fink-Howard Isaacson
Richard Haskin-Neal “Where’s My Tee” Bobys-Marc “Bronx” Fink-Howard Isaacson