Keepers Travel Gallery

The Keepers Logo continually wends it’s way around the planet as our faithful travel with friends and spouses to distant destinations in pursuit of one more check-off from the personal travel bucket list.

This gallery celebrates the seeding of the Keepers Word to new, potentially unrevealed bastions of Keeperdom.  It is amazing how appropriate Keepers Klothing has proven to be in all climates and ecosystems as you can witness below.

Here is some digital mud in your eye!!

We start with a random kollection of “singles” those smile for the kamera one-offs to mark the digital ground that one of us has been there.  Occasionally Keepers get to difficult to reach venues in their eternal wanderings.

(If you want to any image as a Keepsake just right click on it and pick ‘Save Image As’ to download to your PC)

Len The Plumber and the Missus heed the warning at Bethpage Black-September, 2016

 

Pablo Cohen and his paid advisor walked Pine Valley-July, 2017

 

Keepers glove on display with Howard Vogel on the 4th at Pacific Dunes-July, 2017

 

 

 

Len The Plumber on an exploratory trip to that golf destination in Machu Picchu…Llama with Keepers Windjacket-July, 2017

 

Included some market research for Keepers Klothing offerings…maybe an Alpaca sweater or this kolorful sombraro are a real possibility for 2018-July, 2017

 

Stewart Cherner, in the Keepers Footjoy Long Sleeve circa 2017, overlooks the first fairway at 13,000 feet on Mt. Eigor, Switzerland.  Ball flies 18% further at this altitude-September, 2017

 

Cherner Associates LLC in high altitude training in Switzerland for their upcoming 3rd konsecutive appearance in the Keepers Alt Shot Series Finals-September, 2017

 

The Kommish, with The Little Lady, sports one of the many “Keepers Stripes” at the first hole at Kapalua’s Plantation Course-December, 2011

 

Allen “Return To Sender” Zweig kasts his shadow on the kavernous 15th at Black Diamond Ranch in Florida-January, 2012

 

Small group includes John “Freaky” Friedson, Mike “The Kar Kollector” Weber, and Steve “The Humble Country Dentist” Keller at The Boulders in Arizona-May, 2013

 

Always looking to experience the newest entries-Rick Brecher, Steve Keller, and Sonny Bloom at Streamsong in a previously uncharted part of Florida-March, 2014

 

Proof that Keepers play in anything-including hail the size of Pro V-1s at Blackwolf Run in Wisconsin-Craig Goodman, Mark Binstock, Arthur Blitz, and Rich Sussman-July, 2014

 

Taking in the full grandeur of Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California-John “Freaky” Friedson, Mike “Https:” Weber, Steve “Press When Your Pissed” Keller, and Jim Fuhrman-April, 2015

 

 

Spectacular look down the 16th at Pete Dye’s La Quinta Mountain Course behind Len, Lisa, and friend-January, 2016

 

Rick Brecher needs the Keepers Zero Restriction vest as chilly dusk comes to the picturesque Arizona desert in 2016

 

Over the years we have had official Keepers Trips as well a more informal buddy trips with lots of Keepers in tow.  They never fail to deliver spreading the visibility of the Keepers logo in its many manifestations.

 

Whistling Straits Wisconsin 2008

First official Keepers Trip was fifteen of the early adopters-August, 2008

 

Red and Blue Team Keepers Shirts-Josh Tremblay, Moe “Mish” Dweck, Bobby “Founder” Cohen, and Robert “L” Cohen-August, 2008

 

We met up with all the locals….some were more persistent than others-August, 2008

 

Three Pete Dye Courses on the dance card-the 10th on The River-August, 2008

 

Here is the splendific view up the 11th at The Irish-August, 2008

 

Billy goat Keepers traverse the Postcard Par 3 17th on The Straits-August, 2008

 

Sand Valley, Kohler, and Erin Hills Wisconsin 2017

Ten years later six Keepers on a Wisconsin buddies trip…Joe Baldinger, Jimmy Polsky, Billy Burak, Steve Lustig, Rusty Minkoff, and Barry Minkoff-July, 2017

 

Rusty Minkoff and Flash Philipson steering their own at the new Sand Valley-July, 2018

 

Steve “Fidel” Lustig with his ever present Havana at The Irish-July, 2017

 

Joe “What are we playing for” Baldinger donning the “original” Keepers Kap at The Irish-July, 2017

 

Only photographic evidence that Jimmy “The Tripmeister” Polsky came along-July, 2017

 

Billy Burak in his consumer comfort zone..so many shelves to fill..so little time-July, 2017

 

Real food….on golf trips men play golf, eat, and sleep….and then repeat…July, 2017

 

Buddies in arms at Erin Hills-Billy “First Cut” Burak and Alan “Lowl” Levine-July, 2017

 

Startling wildness of Erin Hills…..host of the 2017 U.S. Open…..July, 2017

 

Alan Levine works on a recovery at Erin Hills-July, 2017

 

USGA Museum New Jersey 2009

Eight Keeper Historians visited the USGA Museum in Far Hills along with some side golf at Somerset Hills, Hamilton Farm, and Ridgewood-April, 2009

 

Took more precision to get eight bags in this van then eight Keepers-April, 2009

 

The Band included Stewart Cherner, Rusty Minkoff, Keith Eig, Bobby Cohen, Billy Burak, Bruce Ochsman, Moe Dweck, and Josh “Our Fearless Leader” Tremblay-April, 2009

 

Besides rooms and rooms of amazing golf artifacts and memorabilia the museum had a very old fashioned putting green with authentic period putters to try out-April, 2009

 

Tremblay, Eig, Cohen, and Ochsman strike the period poses during the vintage putting kontest-April, 2009

 

Kinloch Golf Club 2009

Keepers first visit to Kinloch Golf Club outside of Richmond-Moe Dweck, Tom Burne, Howard Wollner, Josh Tremblay, Bobby Lipnick, Rusty Minkoff, Alan Levine, Allen Zweig-August, 2009

 

Spectacular presentation on this Lester George design looking up at the 6th green across the environmental area below-August, 2009

 

The Halfway House features a unique Char-grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Delight-August, 2009

 

Par 5 9th crosses the mishugas twice on the way up to the clubhouse-August, 2009

 

All Keepers Trips feature fine culinary moments like bar-b-que ribs at Allmans-August, 2009

 

And of course dessert….real Soft Serve from the vintage Electrolux at Carl’s in Fredricksburg-August, 2009

 

Other Golf Destinations 2009-2010

Posing with The King at his Pennsylvania haunt at Laurel Valley-Alan Levine, Josh Tremblay, Rusty Minkoff, and Moe Dweck-September, 2009

 

Rest of the mishpacha Steve Lustig, Nick Flickinger, Steve Keller, and Alan Marx-September, 2009

 

Laurel Valley clubhouse displayed endless Arnie memorabilia like this photo of Arnie and Jack as pards in the National Four Ball in 1970

 

An autumn day trip up to Wilmington Country Club-Jon Minkoff, Josh Tremblay, Steve Keller, Nick Flickinger, Rusty Minkoff, Billy Burak, and Moe Dweck-October, 2009

 

Keepers long weekend down at Donald Ross’s Pinehurst playing all the numbers #2, #4, #7, and #8-Norman Freidkin, Bruce Ochsman, Sol Gordon, Nick Flickinger, Moe Dweck, Billy Burak, Rusty Minkoff, Allen Zweig, and Alan Levine-November, 2009

 

Sol Gordon striking the winning post with Payne and Billy Burak-November, 2009

 

Moe Dweck and Rusty Minkoff being a bit more respectful of the champion-November, 2009

 

Eclectik group of Keepers did an overnight to Saucon Valley in Northern Pennsylvania whose Old Course hosted the Women’s and Senior U.S. Opens-David Dorn, Rich Sussman, Steve Bernstein, Billy Burak, Sol Gordon, Arthur Blitz, and Moe Dweck-August, 2010

 

This fearsome threesome of Sol Gordon, Billy Burak, and Moe Dweck toured the Grace Course together-August, 2010

 

PGA Merchandise Show and Bay Hill 2012-2015

Trips each January to Orlando with staff to attend the PGA Merchandise Show have given a number of Keepers the opportunity to witness the madness of golf product development and sales up close and personal

 

It starts each year with Demo Day which is held on the spacious practice grounds at Orange County Golf Club outside of Orlando.  This is an opportunity to test drive every new club being introduced or even contemplated for the next year.

 

Rick Brecher and Billy Burak on the ground for Demo Day-January, 2015

 

Lots of photo opps with the sponsorship stars-Arthur Blitz and Jesper Parnavik chumin’ it up at the Cobra Demo tent-January, 2015

 

Things move inside to the 100,000 plus square foot Orlando convention center where Alan Levine and Billy Burak can try and buy some of the cutting edge range finders not in the stores yet-January, 2015

 

The Kommish discovers Deron, his twin brother from another mother, at a Golf Recovery Footwear booth….who even knew there was such as golf recovery footwear-January, 2015

 

All the stars are out and glad to share embrace with their fans of all ages….Kathy meets her virtual god-son Jordan just three months before she got to cheer him on in person to his first Green Jacket in April-January, 2015

 

Because our guy knows a guy we get to enjoy the hamish warmth of Arnie’s Bay Hill Golf Club and Lodge which is a special experience all it’s own-February, 2013

 

Arnie and Winnie Palmer’s fingerprints are everywhere in this place.  Many Keepers actually got to shake hands with the King and exchange pleasantries-February, 2013

 

We are talking Latrobe Old School..how about a men’s locker room where the gin tables and the bar are in the same space as the lockers and showers-February, 2013

 

Even the culinary offerings are totally unique…breakfast is not breakfast as usual at Arnie’s Place-January, 2012

 

Let’s not forget Arnie’s Bay Hill Course, which hosts the Arnold Palmer Invitational each spring.  The wharf hole, the Par 5 5th, is a pure Arnold risk and reward affair-February, 2013

 

The Kommish, Little Lady, and Troy our golf guide of the Bay Hill Course-February, 2013

 

Ko Samui Island Thailand, 2013

Chet Levine, one of our more adventurous Keepers, took a speedboat detour off his cruise ship in Southeast Asia, to experience a tropical golfing oasis at the Santiburi Samui Golf and Beach Resort on Ko Samui Island in Thailand-April 2013

 

Shown here with his valued caretaker, wearing traditional Keepers sanctioned caddie garb, whose knowledge of every inch of the course proved invaluable-April 2013

 

Besides normal on course duties, like shielding their players from insidious UV rays, these women reminded  them to beware of snakes and other creatures that foreigners would not typically expect to encounter while searching for a wayward Titleist-April 2013

 

There were moments of glory-this Keepers celebration move, following a prodigious drive that led to one of Chet’s two birdies of the day, shows that some communication can reach across all language barriers-April, 2013

 

Pebble Beach 2015

Steve “The Kroupier” Keller kalculating the trash from the floating crap game at Pebble Beach-August, 2015

 

Kaptin Keith Eig and his lead scout at Pebble Beach…check out he color of the surf-August, 2015

 

From the patio overlooking the 18th at Pebble Beach-Bobby Lipnick, Mike Weber, Steve Keller, Chris Niceley, and Lenny Goldman-August, 2015

 

Mike “World Wide” Weber searching for “service” at land’s end at the 17th at Pebble-August, 2015

 

The full troupe…Lenny Goldman, Steve Keller, Mike Weber, Mark Binstock, Chris Niceley, Keith Eig, Bobby Lipnick, and John Friedson-August, 2015

 

 

Across The Pond-Scottish Highlands 2o13

Trips to the  Scottish Highlands in the north often begin at the Second Home of Golf-Royal Dornoch. Dressed in appropriate Keepers gear-Barry Minkoff,Billy Burak, Moe Dweck, Rusty Minkoff, Michael Koslow, Jimmy Polsky, Jon Adler, and Richard Philipson-July, 2013

 

Dornoch was the childhood home of Donald Ross and it in many ways provided a plethora of design features, like crowned greens, that he later introduced in America-July, 2013

 

On to Castle Stuart near Inverness..the Art Deco Clubhouse sits like the bridge of an ocean liner overlooking a dramatic terraced links design created by Gil Hanse-July, 2013.

 

Looking down the approach to the 18th you can see it had been a dry and parched summer in Scotland and brown was the new green.  Mickelson had his links golf epiphany just a week prior winning the Scottish Open in a dramatic playoff on this hole-July, 2013

 

 

This troupe is all smiles having just walked off the 18th-Billy “Long Pants” Burak, Jimmy “The Tripmeister” Polsky, Richard “Flash” Philipson, and Moe “Kommish” Dweck-July, 2013

 

Then Royal Aberdeen where we encountered the Texas A & M Ladies Pilate Squad working the first tee-July, 2013

 

As you can see our travel manager James was pleased with this unexpected extra curricular development….as was every male within a drive and a four-iron-July, 2013

 

At Cruden Bay we found all the teeth links golf could provide-fog, a wee bit of rain, some wind, and, of course, the gorse-July, 2013

 

Chiilin’ with an Iron Bru after some mano-a-mano shopping at the Carnoustie Golf Shop-Rusty Minkoff, Jon Adler, Jimmy Polsky, and Barry Minkoff-July, 2013

 

We did eventually get out to play the “hardest links course on the planet”….Rusty with the Chiropractor’s Delight Bunker Shot on the 6th hole-July, 2013

 

We paused for a respectful moment of silence at the edge of the burn wall commemorated appropriately for John Van De Velde infamous escapade in the 1999 Open Championship-July, 2013

 

Moe and Billy have outlasted the Barry Burn with the help of local consultants-July, 2013

 

The Kommish listening intensely to youthful advice contemplating a 22-degree hybrid into the 17th at Crail Golf Links-July, 2013

 

With the Ladies British Open coming the next week we could not play the Old Course but we walked it….Billy Burak, Rusty Minkoff, and Moe Dweck muggin’ just shy of the Swilcan Bridge-July, 2013

 

We did find time for burgers and shakes at Ziggy’s, an Americanized institution, in St. Andrews-July, 2013

 

Scotland, 2017

Gary Faigen’s trip to Scotland began in East Lothian on the coast of the North Sea just south of Edinburgh.  He and his college buds walked the hidden gem at North Berwick which included the original Redan Par 3, so often copied around the world.  Here they are standing on one of the many hills at Gullane where the Scottish Open was played in 2016.  Kevin Riordan, Gary Faigen (in Keepers All-Weather Vest), Chuck Tauck, and Jim Shepard at Gullane 2-July, 2017

 

The troupe headed north to St. Andrews where you see Gary modeling our 2015 Peter Millar Keepers Textured Stripe Shirt while standing just above the mayhem that konstantly exists on the first tee of the Old Course.  Old Course Hotel in the distance-July, 2017

 

Any trip around the Old Course is not komplete without a number of visits to the koncealed and challenging bunkers strewn throughout this famous links.  To his admission, this is one of the few that Gary actually avoided-July, 2017

 

After a day playing Jean Van De Velde’s nightmare, the Carnoustie Golf Club an hour north of St. Andrews, they made the long journey west to Machrihanish Golf Club, one of the truly remote links destinations beyond Glaskow on a strip of land across the Firth of Clyde, fronting the Atlantic Ocean.  This is one destination rarely visited by American tourists.  Gary is maintaining body warmth with the 2016 Keepers Under Armour ensemble of the reversible vest and long sleeve sweatshirt-July, 2017

 

A splinter representation of the group-Gary Faigen, Stuart Yaguda, and Chuck Tauck-at Machrihanish.  Check out this horizon and the rich blue color of the sky and the raging sea behind them-July, 2017

 

Ireland, 2017

Guy trips to southwest Ireland seek more moderate temperatures and conditions…these guys found neither…but with Keepers layers prevailed..at Lahinch-Arnie Miller, Phil Schulman, Steve Keller, John Friedson, Craig Goodman, Mike Weber, Chris Niceley, Arnie Miller-June, 2017

 

At Lahinch the tradition is to check out the goats to know what the weather will be…these guys apparently were desperate for some sunshine..Chris Niceley, Phil Schulman, Arnie Miller, Lenny Goldman and John Friedson molesting the goat, Steve Keller, Craig Goodman, and Mike Weber-June, 2017

 

Low pressure systems persist at Doonbeg-Lenny Goldman, Craig Goodman, Mike Weber, Arnie Miller, Steve Keller, Chris Niceley, John Friedson, and Phil Schulman-June, 2017

 

Dedicated Keepers in arms at Ballybunion…Arnie “20/20” Miller and Mike “World Wide” Weber-June, 2017

 

Len “The Plumber” Goldman lifting one in the finest Irish tradition while Phil “Shul” Schulman checks his pixels…both are looking sharp in the Keepers UA fleece long sleeve from 2016 Keepers Kollection-June, 2017

 

Reassembled at Arnie’s Tralee Golf Club-Keller, Goodman, Miller, Friedson, The King, Goldman, Schulman, Weber, and Niceley-June, 2017

 

Before entering Troll Land that makes up the back nine at Palmer’s Tralee Steve Keller looks like kool and kollected pondering this approach-June, 2017

 

Arnie “The Aviator” Miller, wearing the 2017 Keepers Footjoy Long Sleeve, stands on the tee at the first of the Troll Land Par 3’s on the back nine at Tralee…..this is the same hallowed ground that created a “singular moment” for another Keeper Jim “I Didn’t Travel Across The Ocean To Lay Up” Polsky back in 1999.

 

Dooks Golf Club is a hidden treasure along the Ring of Kerry…these Keepers have on the full revue of Keepers Kaps to protect their heads from that sliver of sunshine developing over their shoulder-John Friedson, Steve Keller, Arnie Miller, Len Goldman, Mike Weber, Craig Goodman, and Phil Schulman-June, 2017

 

Just a short harrowing ride further down the Ring of Kerry brought the guys to Waterville Golf Links…..in full all-weather gear they understand where the place got it’s name-Arnie Miller, Mike Weber, Len Goldman, Phil Schulman, and John Friedson brave the elements once more-June, 2017

 

Many of these trips end tiptoeing across the daunting cliffs of Old Head Golf Links on the southern coast.  Wait a minute those are shadows….the sun is actually out!!  “Freaky” Friedson, “Plumb Bob” Goldman, “Two Step” Miller, and “Kar Kollector” Weber hold firm against the breeze trying to cast them over the edge-June, 2017

 

With the Old Head Lighthouse and the Atlantic over their shoulder, the more sanguine party of Keepers includes Chris “Distinguished Guest” Niceley, Craig “The Traditionalist” Goodman, Phil “Have You Heard the One About” Schulman, and Steve “The Tour Planner” Keller-June, 2017

 

Two steps headin’ for the door…. or the airport…..June, 2017

 

Monterey 2017

A small group of guys ventured to the Monterey Coast of California to take in a small rota of some of the most scenic courses California has to offer.  Here is the postcard view of the Shore Course at the super private Monterey Peninsula Golf Club, one of the host courses of the A T & T Pro-Am each February-September, 2017

 

The early morning round at Monterey Peninsula, with the marine layer still hovering, had Allen Zweig, Don Rogers, and Alan Schwartz sporting Keepers all-weather gear-September, 2017

 

How things change rapidly in this coastal ecosystem…the pristine look down of the jagged coastline off the back of the fourth tee at Spyglass Hill that afternoon-September, 2017

 

Looking the other way down this tricky dogleg left, you see some of the guys walking into the narrow alcove that shelters this Par 4 green-September, 2017

 

What a difference 4 hours makes….stripped down to fighting weight for the afternoon at Spyglass Hill.  Steve Lustig, Dave Nearpass, Allen Zweig, and Don Rogers above the Par 3 third with attack implements in hand-September, 2017

 

Now at Pebble Beach…here is the view of Jack Nicklaus’s remastered 5th hole

 

From the tee box on 5 the majestic Par 5 6th stretches out on the coastline above the Pacific Ocean

 

The look down the iconic short pitch 7th at Pebble…could be Sand Wedge or 4-iron depending on the day’s breezes off the Pacific

 

First Tee at Pebble Beach….Dave Nearpass, Alan Schwartz, Allen Zweig, Don Middleburg, Steve Lustig, Don Rogers, Ross Hechinger, and Jerry Fox

 

Apparently they ran into celebrities from all the ages….

 

They even found time for reflection with youth on the tranquil dunes above Spanish Bay

 

We hope you have enjoyed this little photographic prance through the Keeper’s decade.  This is always a work in progress so feel free to kontribute more images to the kause.

If you have any photos in your Keepers garb from trips with family or friends please email them to

moedweck@comcast.net

and the Travel Gallery Review Board will consider them for inclusion in this kollection.