Gentlemen, as we get ready for the first round of competition for the RED Jacket, I would like to announce that we will be having a Calcutta in conjunction with the finals of that competition. As you may remember, there will be three rounds of golf (best two of the three scores) with the top 12 (and ties) that will play for the RED jacket.

The Calcutta will be part of the final 12 competition. I have explained below how a Calcutta works .Once we know who the final 12 are (late September/early October) we will hold the auction and finalize the bidding prior to the final round. Meanwhile you may want to pay close attention to the three rounds that precede the final round to help inform your strategy.

I will be delivering “expert” comments after each round and providing “Mel’s” odds. For example , I will be noting who is hot and who is not, strong and weak parts of golfers game and much more. You will not want to miss this critical information.

The first tip is that it is VERY difficult to win the Red Jacket more than one time, so, odds of a repeat are slim. Sorry David Grant, Bobby Dibble, Bill Hall etc. You start off at 25-1 odds. Tip number two is that someone who has played in the MBI has a good chance to take it all, odds are 4-1 a Red jacket will hang in one of their closets.

 

HOW THIS CALCUTTA WORKS:

Each potential RED Jacket winner (12 guys) will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. The winning bidder then “owns” that Golfer for the tournament and in the event “his golfer” wins ( the Red Jacket)——the winning bidder receives the winner’s share of the purse. Golfers are allowed to buy themselves and in the event that they are out bid they can buy back from the winning bidder up to 1/2 the ownership in themselves. There is normally a minimum starting bid which in this case is $50.00 and bids will increase by minimums of $10.00. The total pot ( the sum of all of the bids for all of the 12 golfers)  will be divided 70% to the winner and 30% to the second place finisher.

Example—each of the 12 golfers are bid on ( all 12 do not HAVE to be bid on) and the total bid is $1,200. The person who “owned the Red Jacket winner would win 70% of the $1,200 ($840) and the 2nd place   owner would get $360.

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.

 

MBI Is BACK, “The weekly skins game” kicked-off another great round of golf and fellowship at Northwest Park Golf Course. Money winners were Sanders, Latta, Lightfoot, Blackwell, and L. Bailey.

 

 

 

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.