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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Dr David Grant, 2019 Red Jacket Champion. Five contestants played strong over the two day event. Dr. Grant played steady and strong to overcome his competitors in the final day to win the distinguished Red Jacket Championship.

Five finalist competed and won their individual flights to enter the 2019 Pro-Duffers DC Red Jacket Championship on October 29, 2019. A two-day event, with one winner.

  • Hampshire Greens Golf Course
  • October 28-29
  • Medal Play

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The elected new officers received their oath of office to begin their new terms. President, Vice President, Treasury and Tournament Director

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Three Qualifier Rounds – Stroke Play — qualifiers must play at least 2 round. Eligibility for Final Round will be based on golfer’s average scores from the qualifying rounds played.

Three Qualifier Rounds – Stroke Play — qualifiers must play at least 2 round. Eligibility for Final Round will be based on golfer’s average scores from the qualifying rounds played.