a wonderful way to end our 2020 golf program with The President’s Pic 4. The Weather was great, and of course, the club’s camaraderie was outstanding @ Argyle Country Club. 50+ golfers, competing for their respective teams for this one last time.
Hall and Blackwell Dominate Record Breaking Calcutta
Bill Hall, a 4-1 favorite by Vegas odds, won the RED JACKET. As a result, first place money, nearly $1,400, was won by noted master odds maker Dr. D.W. Ace Blackwell, who had purchased the rights to Mr. Hall. Dr. Blackwell split the first-place prize money with Mr. Hall who had bought back a 50% stake in himself.
Second place, ($584), resulted in a three-way tie—owner Steve Hill (Larry Banks), owner Rob Day (Bill Lightfoot) and owner Gary Smith (Wayne Smith). Each of the owners will receive $194 and settle up with their golfer as appropriate under terms and conditions not made public.
The inaugural Calcutta far exceeded expectations with the number of entries ,22, and a record pot of nearly $2,000. A 90-minute Zoom call by 16 hopefuls produced non stop bidding and smack talking of epic proportions.
As predicted by Dr. Blackwell, one of the regulars in the MBI finished in the money, Bill Lightfoot. (hint: play the MBI). Also, two 4-1 golfers finished in the money and one won it all. (hint: trust Dr. Blackwell’s odds).
Calcutta participants demanded that a Calcutta be a part of the Red Jacket tournament going forward. Organizers had no comment ,however, it is almost certain that odds are in favor of it happening!
22 golfers qualified for the inaugural championship tournament at Manor Country Club. One golfer recorded a net (2) under par to win this years Red Jacket.
2018 Club Champion, William “Bill” Hall, is our New 2020 Club Champion, and has earned his second Red Jacket.
Team Stewart ends the 2-Man Season victorious
Washington DC’s Pro-Duffers 2-Man Team results are in – Team Stewart goes back to back – the dynasty continues.
At Hampshire Greens Golf Course in Silver Spring, Maryland on September 26th, 2020 history was made. On a dreary day, with a low of 45°, Pro-Duffer championship hopefuls took to the fairways and took their swing for glory and bragging rights until the next season. This outing completed the third and final round of the 2-Man Team Competition, bringing the struggle to a resounding close. When we last left, Team Stewart’s dynasty chances were under fire and pressure from two other teams fast on their heels. One that even secured a temporary first place lead by 1 point. But maybe it really is true what they say: when you’ve been there before, it makes a difference.
The golden, glowing Team Cox that we saw last round was nowhere to be found out on Hampshire Greens. In round 3 they came in dead last with 1 point. Total. Only one duo under their banner broke 70 strokes – their consistent powerhouse Powell/Sanders weren’t enough to save them with a laudable 65 net score effort. It was just not enough.
Team Boone had a chance for another uptick in performance as well, having scored 4 points in the last round, but they returned to the standard they set in the first outing of the season. Team Smith had a good day, tying this round for first with Team Stewart, but there was too much ground to cover – they were out before the first tee left the box.
We asked the question, and Team Stewart answered in ice cold blood. Not one 2-Man team in the stable shot above a 75. They absolutely mowed the competition. And with less than stellar performances from the other two teams in the running, no one seemed to stand a chance.
After a request for comment captain Stewart wanted us all to know:
“It was a team effort that brought new & old roster members together, and we were willing to step up to the challenge.”
The Pro-Duffers 2-Man Team Championship season has come to an end. The chips and the dip go to Team Stewart, once again. And you can be sure, there’s only going to be one thing on every Pro-Duffer’s mind all of the off season.
Round 3 of the Final 2-man team results have been tallied. Congratulations to Team Stewart for successfully defending their 2019 win. In this hard-fought season, five teams competed in three very competitive rounds. Kudos to our newest Team Captains, Larry Smith and Reggie Boone, for putting together great teams and adding great drama to our competitions. Teams Cox and Boone tied for second-place honors.
The 3rd. round Qualifier was concluded on Saturday, Sept 19 to see who will compete for the 2020 Club Championship. To qualify for the Championship Tournament, golfers had to play in at least 2 of the 3 rounds. Their best two rounds would be used to determine who plays in the Finals on September 30th. Congrats to the following duffers who came out to play:
Ron Hosley – net 69
Frank Sanders – net 64
Larry Smith – net 70
David Grant – net 62
Larry Banks – net 61
The Field Is Set For The Red Jacket!. You May Not Be In It-BUT You Could Win It! Below Are My Expert Commentary & Odds.
Dr. DW ACE Blackwell,
World Renown Probability Guru
|Banks, Larry||4*1||Top qualifer, high hdcap,PRESSURE too much??|
|Mathis, Vincent||4*1||Rookie,but can go low. Was the low net,but can a Rook win?|
|Hill, Steven||5*1||Cagy veteran. Has ups and downs Which one shows up?|
|Grant, David||6*1||Previous winner can he repeat–odds not good|
|Sanders, Frank||3*1||A player– each round was lower, a natural jock.Could be a load|
|Carnes, Terry||6*1||Improved each round, good handicap may be dangerous|
|Holsey, Ronald||5*1||Plays year round,steady game can get hot.Will he?|
|Kanda, Louis||5*1||Still water runs deep. Makes no mistakes. A stealth player.|
|Moss, Roy||7*1||High handicap. Spells trouble in final round.|
|Nash, Steven||8*1||Improved each round but need more gas in the tank|
|Bailey, Lance||4*1||Dangerous Mango Man, new driver,can go real low. Has a shot to win|
|Martin, James||4*1||Coming off IR, has the skills but is all of the rust off? Close but no cigar|
|Bailey, Kwame||6*1||Big hitter, good genes but can he break though? Can blow up can go low??|
|Day, Robert||8*1||Up and down, mid handicap, sneaky good. If he gets hot who knows|
|Hall, William||4*1||Past winner, a natural gambler, ice veins. Can go real low but will he?|
|Smith, Wayne||7*1||Steady game and a high handicap could cause trouble if he is on|
|Blackwell, Mel||6*1||Driver/wedge and a hole in one. Has a shot if he is on. Do not sleep on him|
|DeLorme, Gilbert||7*1||Will lull you to sleep and win do not under estimate. Up and down game|
|LaRoche, Calvin||5*1||Past winner, so a proven winner, lightning rarely strikes twice in same place|
|Lightfoot, William||6*1||LONG ball hitter and then?? Deceptively good if on he is to be watched|
|Sanders, Charles||7*1||A lefty can Phil win?? NOT. But be careful he can fool you and has a big handicap|
|Smith, Larry||7*1||Once in a Blue Moon,this year it is October not September.But he is here for a reason|
Saturday at Northwest golf course will be tense and exciting for over 50 golfers as they compete for the 12 plus ties spots to move to the CHAMPIONSHIP round.
THERE ARE 3-4 locks to make it and then the door is wide open for anyone who can post a low score. Every stroke is magnified and could be the one or not!!!!
See the below odds and expert commentary by world famous oddsmaker
Dr. DW ACE BLACKWELL.
ONCE THE FINAL FIELD IS SET WE WILL BE HOLDING A CALCUTTA! MORE ON THAT LATER.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL AS YOU WILL NEED IT!!!!!!
|PLAYER||Odds To Make The Final 12||Comments|
|STEVE HILL||1*1||POOLESVILLE WENT LOW|
|LARRY BANKS||1*1||POOLESVILLE WENT LOW|
|VINCE MATHIS||2*1||POOLESVILLE GREAT BUT ONLY ONE SCORE|
|WAYNE SMITH||2*1||POOLESVILLE GREAT BUT ONLY ONE SCORE|
|BILL HALL||2*1||ALMOST A LOCK|
|LANCE BAILEY||3*1||HARD TO BEAT THIS GUY NEW DRIVER|
|ROY MOSS||4*1||WENT LOW AT PVILLE|
|TERRY CARNES||5*1||IS HE CONSISTENT UNDER FIRE|
|CHARLES SANDERS||5*1||CAN A LEFTY WIN?|
|BILL LEWIS||5*1||STEADY 2 ROUNDS CAN HE DO AGAIN?|
|AL EDWARDS||7*1||ONE LOW SCORE TAKES 2|
|MARVIN GUNN||8*1||ONE LOW SCORE TAKES 2|
|RON HOLSEY||8*1||ONE LOW SCORE TAKES 2|
|BILL LIGHTFOOT||8*1||ONE LOW SCORE TAKES 2|
|WAYNE SMITH||8*1||ONE LOW SCORE TAKES 2|
|KWAME BAILEY||8*1||ONE LOW SCORE TAKES 2|
|EVERYONE ELSE||10*1||SOMEONE WILL GET HOT AND MAKE IT|
Team Cox picks up in 2020 Rd. 2, while Stewart drops 1st spot & falls behind
Washington DC’s Pro-Duffers 2nd round 2-Man Team results show some big shifts in movement. Is Team Stewart losing nerve?
47 Pro Duffers in sunshine yellow, stormed the fairways at Enterprise Golf Course on Friday August 21st in Bowie, MD, to continue the second round of play in the championship 2 Man Team competition. With a high of 82°, and precarious course conditions, it was a fairly uncomfortable end of summer slog across 18 holes in Prince George’s County. This outing completed the second leg of this season’s race to the finish line, a crowned champion, and bragging rights until the next season begins. When we last left, Team Stewart, last year’s champion, made a statement that hinted at the chances of beginning a dynasty.
But that dynasty thought is now in imminent jeopardy. Team Cox shined with extraordinary performances from team partnerships like Powell/Sanders, who shot the lowest score of the day (62), as well as Blackwell/Hill & Malachi/McGlockton only finishing one stroke behind. The leaderboard paints a much more disparate picture than the one we saw last – Team Cox is in the lead at 9 points overall. And while Team Stewart is only one point back, they finished Round 2 in third place behind Team Boone, with the second lowest score on the day. Is that really representative of championship play?
After a request for comment detailing his thoughts about this shift in the leaderboard, Mr. Courtland Cox, team captain, told us:
“The two man team play is one that enhances the value of being a ProDuffer member. It allows for golf partnerships that would not ordinarily occur and the members of the various teams to experience a unique relationship. I am proud of my team’s accomplishment on Friday. There’s still a ways to go, but we will be doing all we can to bring home another championship.”
With only one round of play left in the Pro-Duffers 2-Man Team Championship division, it’s still a tight race. But if the results in Round 2 are any indication of the future, Stewart might be on the edge of a cold front while Cox is just warming up. Stay tuned!