Team Stewart takes lead in 2020 season openers

Washington DC’s Pro-Duffers first outing in the 2-Man Team results are in & the championship race is finally underway:

60 golfers.

1 round – (Two Rounds to Go)

1 Championship title up for grabs.

In Silver Spring, MD at Northwest Park Golf Course on June 27 & July 3rd a new, socially distant, era of competitive golf began. Amidst a looming, ever present worldwide uncertainty, 5 dozen Pro-Duffers played 18 holes in the heart of Montgomery County signifying the starting gun to a freshly minted tournament season in the life of the organization after quarantine respite.

The early season leaderboard is set and the team that currently sits at the top is no stranger to the throne. 2019’s crowned champions Team Stewart made a strong showing of prowess, reinforcing their reputation as a dominant force on the fairway, with a collective score of 179, earning them 5 points. The closest encroaching threat to their continued dominion is Team Cox, who are already on track to a repeat 2nd place performance.

After a request for comment from the team captain himself about this promising start to the season, Mr. Marvin Stewart told us:

“14 out-of 17 team members came to play, and it’s the reason we are in first place. My team is ready and willing to take on all challengers in the 2- Man competition this year.”

Only time will tell if we’re witnessing the dawn of a dynasty in the Pro-Duffers 2-Man Team Championship division, but if the results in Round 1 become a regular occurrence, smart money says it’s a possibility that could easily become reality.

The first round of our newly designed “Red Jacket Tournament.” 54 golfers at Hampshire Greens Golf Course.  Instead of our usual Match Play Competition, the 2020 Club Champion will be decided in a tournament comprised of three qualifier rounds, and a championship final that will compete the top 12 golfers (and ties).  The next qualifiers are in  August, and September.  The championship round will be played in late September or early October.

The weekly MBI skins game had some new faces, who were trying to see the course before the 1st Round Red Jacket Qualifier on Saturday.  Money winners, Latta, Hosley, Rowe and Wilmot.

 

1st Round of our 2020 Medal Play Competition.  44 golfers competing in 5 flights.  Congrats to Rick Hyde (SAUNDERS), Frank Sanders (HYDE), Charles Mulzac (HORAD), David Grant (CARR), and Steve Nash (BERNARD) for getting off to a great start.

Recap of our formal Club Play for the 2020 Season.  It was a beautiful day and great fun. 40+ golfers Northwest Park Golf Course, average round was 4 hours 10. EXCELLENT.

 

The DC Pro-Duffers stepped up and gave to the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, DC. The goal was simply, give a donation of at least what you would have spent on a round of golf to help those in need.

Washington DC Pro-Duffers raised $4650 for the Capital Area Food Bank. Join us by donating a round! Capital Area Food Bank, GAR Campaign

We asked some of the duffers to share how they are coping without golf during the shutdown. Join the fun share your picture experience

MBI status

MBI will be on hold until further notice. Practice your putting on the carpet or hardwood, swing in the garage and stay active with daily stretching. Also check-out some of the training aids on the website . Eat healthy and avoid gaining weight. Stay calm and stay connected!!  

MCG COVID-19 Update: 

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Due to rapidly escalating concerns surrounding COVID-19, the state has issued an executive order closing all non-essential businesses, organizations, and establishments in Maryland, effective at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 23rd. Therefore, all MCG golf courses are closed until further notice. During the closure, our golf courses will be secured and safe so that we can return to normal operations as soon as we are able.

We had a great turn out last week for Our first full session of our pre-season “tune-up” 10 people joined the 10am class and 6 fellow duffers attended the 6pm session.  Norbeck Club Pro Mike Brillo, showed us some Driver tips.

  • Setup
  • Swing
  • Grip

One of our members saw a 30-yard Improvement after a couple of swing tweaks

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Golf is a fun game, especially when you know the rules of the game.  Below are links to some great videos to explain the rule changes and the new golf handicap system.