Keepers Match Play Results 2021

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With a full Keepers schedule once again in 2021, the Keepers Match Play, one of the most statured kompetitions of the year,  returned in a new and expanded version.  We had 96 guys competing in 6 brackets in the Keepers Match Play based on handicap ranges.

Each kompetitor would have to win four matches against their own kind in order to take home a pile of Keepers Kup Points, some serious Kash Sweeps, and this handsome plaque you see represented to the right.

The result was four months of great Keepers Match Play kompetition full of nail biting,  klose calls, and more then our share of extra hole playoffs.  In the end we had six very worthy champions.

Brian Fein Champion

Titleist Tsi Bracket

Winner-       Brian “Moving Violation” Fein        $150 Kash Sweeps and The Plaque

Runner-Up- Howie “The Quiet Assassin” Stein   $75 Kash Sweeps

Steve Lerman Champion

Taylormade SIM Bracket

Winner-       Steve “Lear Jet” Lerman                  $150 Kash Sweeps and The Plaque

Runner-Up- Yale “Truth and Light” Kaplan         $75 Kash Sweeps

Norman Goldberg Champ

Calloway Epic Bracket

Winner-       Norman “Stormin'” Goldberg        $150 Kash Sweeps and The Plaque

Runner-Up- Howard “Stogie I” Wollner             $75 Kash Sweeps

Guy Berliner Champ

XXIO Prime Bracket

Winner-       Guy “Good Humor” Berliner           $150 Kash Sweeps and The Plaque

Runner-Up- Steve “Country Dentist” Keller        $75 Kash Sweeps

Micah Green Champion

Cobra Radspeed Bracket

Winner-       Micah “Acres” Green                       $150 Kash Sweeps and The Plaque

Runner-Up- Neal “Stand Up Putter” Bobys         $75 Kash Sweeps

Herb Kushner Champion

Ping G425 Bracket

Winner-       Herbie “True Shoes” Kushner         $150 Kash Sweeps and The Plaque

Runner-Up- Rick “Orange Line” Cohen               $75 Kash Sweeps

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To make it even further engaging, anyone who lost a first round match was guaranteed a second chance in one of 6 korresponding brackets in our 2nd Swing Match Play-kind of a Bridesmaid’s Kompetition-that allowed them to play on and reach for the bouquet, winning Keepers Kup Points and Kash Sweeps along the way.

Once again what followed was three months of kompetitive matches of players of like kaliber that resulted in 6 more worthy winners.

Titleist 975 Bracket

Winner-       Barry “The Barrister” Haberman       $75 Kash Sweeps

Runner-Up- Andy “Quick Draw” Rodnan               $25 Kash Sweeps

Taylor Burner Bubble Bracket

Winner-       Len “The Plumber” Goldman              $75 Kash Sweeps

Runner-Up- Howard “Golf Club Atlas” Vogel         $25 Kash Sweeps

Calloway Big Bertha Bracket

Winner-       Billy “First Cut” Burak                             $75 Kash Sweeps

Runner-Up- Marc “Digital Subscription” Magazine $25 Kash Sweeps

XXIO 8 Bracket

Winner-       Rusty “Far, Far Away” Minkoff              $75 Kash Sweeps

Runner-Up- Mark “Acute” Engel                                $25 Kash Sweeps

Cobra AMP Bracket

Winner-       Mark “Gold Futures” Futrovsky            $75 Kash Sweeps

Runner-Up- Chet “Multiple Lives” Levine                $25 Kash Sweeps

Ping I3 Bracket

Winner-       Sonny “Chief Blooming Sun” Bloom    $75 Kash Sweeps

Runner-Up- Monroe “Breezy” Brett                         $25 Kash Sweeps

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Kongratulations to our bracket champions and thanks to all 96 of the Keepers who participated in this year’s riveting Keepers Match Play and 2nd Swing Match Play Kompetitions.

Keepers First Tee Mentor Outing 2021

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In keeping with the past tradition, The Keepers will hold our annual First Tee Mentor Outing on Friday August 13th from 11 to 3 pm.  This is a fun day of “being a grandparent” to 35 wonderful kids 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.

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With 35 kids, staff, and volunteers it was a full house for the 2019 First Tee Outing

We invite Keepers and All Woodmont Members to be a volunteer/mentor and help us put on this awesome event.

In the past we have raised over $3,000 to donate to the First Tee Programs of Greater Washington through the generosity of the Woodmont membership.  You can make a donation to sponsor a kid for this event for just $60.   The cost of this event is totally underwritten by The Keepers, so the full proceeds of these sponsorship donations will go to The First Tee Of Greater Washington.

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Woodmont Members can support The First Tee programs with a sponsorship donation by clicking below

Click to Sponsor a kid with a $60 donation to the First Tee of Greater Washington

Once you have registered to make a donation please make out a check to “First Tee of Greater Washington DC” and mail it to Moe Dweck at 6705 Bonaventure Court, Bethesda, MD 20817 

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Volunteer:

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Member Volunteers from the 2019 First Tee Outing

Keepers and Woodmont Members can participate as a volunteer/mentor by clicking below

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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 1:00 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 2019 First Tee Mentor Celebration

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Salieu Sol David Linc Keith and Eugene

Sol Lunch Lecture

Konnors gives goodies to Dimitrios

Special thanks to Steve Keller who will once again chair and run this event and to Konnor Farrell and the Woodmont Golf and Catering Staffs who make this event such a success.

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.

Keepers Pinehurst Glenmorangie 2021

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Our next full field event is the Keepers Pinehurst Glenmorangie 2021 to be played on the North Course on Sunday August 15th with scheduled tee times between 10:05 am and 12:15 pm.

This is a “Pinehurst Scotch” format that blends Scramble and Alternate Shot elements into an entertaining Two-Man Team Kompetition.   You must choose your partner for this kompetition so mend some fences and find a friend to play with before you sign up.

All players are playing from the Gold Tees (there is no Green Tee Option for this event).  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 North Gold Tees.  Team Handicap will be the sum of 60% of the lower handicap partner’s handicap and 40% of the higher handicap partner’s handicap.

Once you finish your round turn in your scorecard to the desk in the golf shop.

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, picking up the other.

D. The person whose shot is chosen steps aside for the third stroke and they play alternate shot 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 worst ball, and play alternate shot into the hole.  This should play rapidly if you limit consultation on the alternate shots to two sentences (which is more than adequate for players of Keepers ability).

What is kool about this alternate shot version is that to win you have to play the Par 3’s well, getting two balls on the green to give your team more opportunities for net birdies or better.  The 5 Pars on the other hand are high pressure seeing that they are shot holes where a net par probably loses a shot to the field.

Event Prizes Per Man:

Keepers Kash Sweeps: 1st-$100, 2nd-$80, 3rd-$60, 4th $40, 5th $20

Keepers Kup Points:  1st (300), 2nd (200), 3rd  (150), 4th (100), 5th (50)

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This is a chance to find your alt shot geshtalt and enhance your Kup Standings Position/Sweeps Balances at the same time.

Remember you must sign up with a partner….just hit the Glenmorangie Logo below to sign up.

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Keepers Three Tee Eighteen 2021

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Three Tees 3The next event of the Keepers Kampaign is our Three Tee Eighteen on the South Course, upsized from our offering last summer. This is an individual kompetition that involves playing the South Course from three different tee boxes-throwing a little variety into the same old course.

We will split the field into American and National Divisions (handicap indexes of 15.0 or lower and 15.1 or higher respectively).  The American guys will play from the Blue Tee on holes 1 to 6, the Black Tee on holes 7 to 12, and the Green Tee coming home on holes 13 to 18.  National players will play from the Green Tee on holes 1 to 6, the Blue Tee on holes 7 to 12, and the White Tee on holes 13 to 18.

American and National players get 100% of their Blue Tee and Green Tee course handicaps respectively.  The event is low net with Keepers Kup Points and Kash Sweeps awarded in each division as shown below.

Once you sign up it is your responsibility to schedule a tee time to be played on the South Course between Tuesday July 20th and Wednesday July 28th.

At the kompletion of your round take a photo of the card and e-mail (moedweck@comcast.net) or text it (301-379-1533) and we will update the scoresheet for the event.

Event Prizes Per Division:

Keepers Kash Sweeps: 1st-$100, 2nd-$80, 3rd-$60, 4th $40, 5th $20

Keepers Kup Points:  1st (300), 2nd (200), 3rd  (150), 4th (100), 5th (50)

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So sign by Wednesday July 14th and give yourself a chance to add a little of spice to your place in the standings.

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Keepers Beat The Pro 2021

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Torrey Pines 2The next Keepers Kompetition is our annual mano-a-mano match between you and a randomly assigned Virtual Pro from the U.S. Open.  The pro’s hole-by-hole scores from the first round at Torrey Pines will be posted to par to the corresponding holes on the North Course.

For your match you get 110% of your course handicap in this kompetition.  For each hole your net score beats the pro you get 3 points, for each hole your net score ties the pro you get 1 point.  The total points for the day is your Beat The Pro Score.

We will split the field into American and National Divisions based on handicap index.  The event prizes Keepers Kup Points and Kash Sweeps to the top five finishers in each division as shown below.

Everyone in the American Division plays from the Gold Tees with 100% of their course handicap.  All National Division players have a choice of playing the Gold or Gold/Green Combo Tees with 110% of the course handicap from the tees they choose.

You could have drawn one of these two red shirts back in 2008

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Once you sign up it is your responsibility to schedule a tee time to be played on the North Course between Tuesday June 22nd and Wednesday June 30th.  The Tournament Kommittee would appreciate it if you would play your round with another Keeper.  Please play your tournament round on the date you schedule-there are no do-overs or restarts.

At the kompletion of your tournament round tabulate your Beat The Pro Score, take a photo of the card, and e-mail (moedweck@comcast.net) or text it (301-379-1533) and we will update the scoresheet for the event.

Event Prizes Per Division:

Keepers Kash Sweeps: 1st-$100, 2nd-$80, 3rd-$60, 4th $40, 5th $20

Keepers Kup Points:  1st (300), 2nd (200), 3rd  (150), 4th (100), 5th (50)

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Please sign up by clicking the Kosher K below between now and Tuesday June 15th at 6 p.m. Once the first round of the U.S. Open is done, we will email the list of those signed up with their event handicaps, Virtual Pro Opponents, and a scorecard to use for the kompetition.

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Keepers Half Sets 2021

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The next Keepers event of this season is an old favorite we call “Half Sets” (a.k.a. 7-Klub) and it will be played with set tee times on Thursday June 3rd between 12:00 and 2:00 pm.  This format is an individual kompetition that asks you to navigate the 18 holes on the Zoysia South Course with a “half set” made up of your choice of your favorite 7 clubs.

Half CowAs is our custom in full field events we will split the field into two divisions-American (Handicap Index 15.0 and below) and National (Handicap Index of 15.1 or higher) and there will be prizing for five low net finishers in each bracket.  Americans play the Blue Tees and Nationals can choose between the Blue or the Blue/Green Combo Tees.  Everyone gets 100% of their handicap from the tees they are playing from.

It is your job to designate your 7 clubs for the day before you head to the first tee and play all the shots of the day with those implements.  Keepers Honor Kode prevails so it is up to you to komply faithfully with the rules of the day.

Success in this event relies on kritical thinking on club selection as you plan for the day.  The par 3’s are likely to draw your attention as you pick your clubs but don’t forget about positioning for the approach shots on the 11 par 4’s….there are lots of those.

You can build a foursome of friends to play with by registering them together through the sign up form below. Anyone signing up with less than four guys or as a single will be grouped by us into foursomes.  Please sign up for the event through the Kosher K link below between now and Thursday May 20th at 6 p.m.

When registration closes we will email you a list of the two divisions with event handicaps, the tee sheet, and a blank scorecard you can use for the event.  Once you have completed your round please tally your Gross and Net Scores and turn in the card at the Golf Shop.

Event Prizing Top Scores In Each Division:

Keepers Kup Points to the top (5)-1st 300, 2nd 200, 3rd 150, 4th 100, 5th 50

Kash Sweeps to the top (5)-1st $100, 2nd $80, 3rd $60, 4th $40, 5th $20

This event challenges you to play outside your komfort zone, but you may be surprised how effective you can be if you pick the right clubs.  Don’t get shut out of this fun-we have a limit of 52 players for this event.

Sign up now through the Kosher K below:

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Keepers Flap Jacks 2021

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Flap Jacks PhotoThe next full-field Keepers event is a delectable old favorite, a 3-Man Team affair, we call Flap Jacks to be played on the South Course between Tuesday May 11th and Wednesday May 19th. 

Kustomize your team by assembling three buddies and enter them when you sign up below.  If you are unaffiliated just email Moe at moedweck@comcast.net and we will place you on a team with others who are searching for komplimentary kompetitive talent.   

For this event Keepers with a handicap index of 15.0 or less will play the Blue Tees with 90% of their course handicap.  Those with a handicap index of 15.1 or more can choose to play the Blue Tees or the Blue/Green Combo Tees with 90% of the course handicap from the tees they choose.

The 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 eighteen 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- $100,  2nd $80,  3rd $40

Keepers Kup Points: 1st (300),  2nd (200),  3rd (150),  4th (100),  5th (50)

Please sign up as a 3-Man team below between now and Thursday May 6th at 6 p.m. Once registration is closed, we will email the list of those signed up with their event handicaps and a blank team scorecard to use for the kompetition.

Lots of Kash Sweeps and Kup Points are available to improve your place in the standings, so sign up as a Three-Man Team by clicking the Kosher K below.

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Woodmont Opening Day Results 2021

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Opening Day, as they say in the AT&T kommercial, is “A Big Deal” on the Woodmont golf scene and the North Course proved to be a quality test for the field in today’s individual and team kompetitions. There were 54 Keepers among the 180 players who participated in today’s golf hoopla and they strongly represented themselves among the folks who took home today’s top prizes.

Mark Engel will add some hardware to his mantel bearing this name as low net for the day.

In the individual kompetitions Mark “Acute” Engel won the Ourisman Trophy for low net for the day with an 86 net 67 and earned 200 Keepers Kup Points for the effort. Don “Starkist” Fisher got 100 Kup Points as low net in the A Flight with an offsetting birdie to his 4 bogies on his way to a fine 75 net 68. Rusty “Far, Far Away” Minkoff returned to shoot 87 net 68 to take low net in the C Flight and 100 Kup Points.

The top finishing teams in the Four-Man Team Net Kompetition were replete with Keepers who earned valuable Kup Points. Three of the four teams who tied for first at 15-under par were Keepers Kombos netting 217 Keepers Kup Points per man.

Alan “Terp Station” Schwartz–Don “Mr. Tell” Greenberg–Ron “Daily Play” Kleinman–Rich “Kojak” Greenberg

Allen “Return To Sender” Zweig–Yale “Truth and Light” Kaplan–Burt “Kuddly Bear” Feldman–Moe “Dog Walker” Dweck

Rick “Pick n” Payes–Jerry “Defibrillator” Leener–Rick “Sweet Man” Sussman–Mark “Acute” Engel

Fourth place among teams with our guys included Mark “Gold” Futrovsky who got 100 points for his team finishing 12-under par.

The fifth place team with Keepers finished 11-under netting 50 Kup Points per man and included Kevin “Bullseye” Bass, Marc “Flash” Fleisher, and Steve “Nitro” Gordon.

Congratulations to all of these guys for today’s fine performance and thanks to all of you who supported this Woodmont event.

Keepers All Star Nine 2021

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All Star NineThe 2021 Keepers Kampaign starts with a low-impact format we affectionately call the “All Star Nine”.  It’s low-impact because you get to play 18 holes on the North Course but only have to kount your best nine-two best net Par 5’s, two best net Par 3’s, and five best net Par 4’s.

For this kompetition we will split the field into American and National Divisions (Handicap indexes of 15.0 or lower and 15.1 or higher respectively).  The event is low net with Keepers Kup Points and Kash Sweeps awarded to the top five finishers in each division as shown below.

Everyone in the American Division plays from the Gold Tees with 90% of their course handicap.  All National Division players have a choice of playing the Gold or Gold/Green Combo Tees with 90% of the course handicap from the tees they choose.

Once you sign up it is your responsibility to schedule a tee time to be played on the North Course between Tuesday April 13th and Friday April 23rd.  The Tournament Kommittee would appreciate it if you would play your round with another Keeper.  Please play your tournament round on the date you schedule-there are no do-overs or restarts.

At the kompletion of your tournament round tabulate your All Star Nine, take a photo of the card, and e-mail (moedweck@comcast.net) or text it (301-379-1533) and we will update the scoresheet for the event.

Event Prizes Per Division:

Keepers Kash Sweeps: 1st-$100, 2nd-$80, 3rd-$60, 4th $40, 5th $20

Keepers Kup Points:  1st (300), 2nd (200), 3rd  (150), 4th (100), 5th (50)

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Please sign up below between now and Thursday April 8th at 6 p.m. Once registration is closed, we will email the list of those signed up with their event handicaps and a blank scorecard to use for the kompetition.

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Keepers Match Play Results 2020

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This year’s Keepers Match Play was a full-fledged five-match handicaped flighted affair.  Each of the five flights represented a tight range of handicaps which meant that in almost none of the four matches it took to win a bracket more than a handful of shots were being given.  This led to lots and lots of nail biting, tension laden outcomes for the participants trying to get a krack at the winner’s kash sweeps and the handsome plaques displayed below.

In the First Tee Flight the final match would have pitted two of our lowest handicaps in The Keepers with Howie “The Quiet Assassin” Stein vs Mike “The Coach” Fisher in an eagerly anticipated match-up.  Unfortunately, due to unreconcilable scheduling issues, the match did not materialize and they decided to call it a tie and split the sweeps.

 

SMGA Flight

Winner-       Yale “Truth and Light” Kaplan   $125 Kash Sweeps and The Plaque

Runner-Up- Allen “Zee” Zweig                        $50 Kash Sweeps

Links To Freedom Flight

Winner-       Burt “Kuddly Bear” Feldman    $125 Kash Sweeps and The Plaque

Runner-Up- Phil “Shomer” Schulman          $50 Kash Sweeps

 

Friends of the IDF Flight

Winner-       Neal “Found My Putting Stroke” Bobys   $125 Kash Sweeps and The Plaque

Runner-Up- Bernie “Cousin” Greenbaum                      $50 Kash Sweeps

Folds of Honor Flight

Winner-       Alan “Terripan Station” Schwartz            $125 Kash Sweeps and The Plaque

Runner-Up- Rick “Father of Sunkist” Cohen                 $50 Kash Sweeps

Kongratulations to our bracket champions and thanks to all 80 of the Keepers who participated in this year’s riveting Keepers Match Play.