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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!

We fielded over 40 golfers on a great weather day for the round 2 of the 2-man competition, at Enterprise Golf course.  Despite a few challenges due to the course’s condition, we were able to complete the event.

 

 

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 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.

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.

Events

3rd and Final Round – 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.

Second Round of the 2-man Team Play
5 Team Captains set up 2-Man pairs for each of the 3 rounds
3 Best Low Net 2-Man team scores for each round

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.

Second round play. Not to late to make a charge. 5 Flights
• Three Rounds – Stroke Play — qualifiers must play at least 2 rounds

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.

5 Flights
Three Rounds – Stroke Play — qualifiers must play at least 2 rounds
Competition is based on each golfer’s best 2 scoring rounds
Low Gross and Low Net Winners

5 Team Captains set up 2-Man pairs for each of 3 rounds
3 Best Low Net 2-Man team scores for each round

Start the golf season off with the Tune-Up program. A special golf program for members of the DC Pro-Duffers. Norbeck Country Club, Head Pro Mike Barillo will be offering golf tune-up tips on Wednesday morning and evening. You can registered below to attend either session. This is first come-first serve. The class fills up Fast.

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!!

Beginning in 1986, the Pro-Duffers in Washington began to discuss the potential of an outstanding group of professionals and agreed unanimously to focus our attention on a specific goal, and not just merely play golf and socialize. It was decided that a “Memorial Tournament” would be held in memory of our deceased members and at the same time, raise funds to help needy and deserving DC high school students interested in continuing their education.