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  • fyrdog9
    1,536 Posts
    Sun, Jul 10 2022 1:07 PM

    As we plow our way through the season, the Duffers are qualifying in bunches each week to take part in the ODR-FedEX Cup TOUR Championship, starting in August.  Thirty members (plus ties) in season-long points get to go to the FedEX St. Jude Classic next month.  Eleven so far have guaranteed themselves a spot in the post season and are shown below.

    If you'd like to take part in the ODR-FedEX Cup TOUR in the 2022-23 season, you have to be a member!  Come check out the club, and if you are looking for something (or, something new), give us some consideration!

     

    fyrdog9

    Tournament Director

    The Old Duffers Retreat

     

     

     

  • fyrdog9
    1,536 Posts
    Mon, Aug 1 2022 9:21 AM

    I'm expecting the PGA to release the 2022-23 FedEX Cup TOUR schedule sometime in the upcoming days.  Some of the events are already announced.  I've roughed out the tentative season schedule for the ODR-FedEX Cup TOUR.

    Here are some dates to keep in mind (subject to change):

     

    First event:   Fortinet Championship, September 10-18, 2022 (we'll play Olympic)

    ODR Member-Member Tournament:  December 10-18, 2022, four different courses! NO ODR-FedEX Cup points awarded, each winning team member gets a virtual trophy!  You get to pick your own partner, you can play your rounds separately, and the event is handicapped.

    The Players Championship:  March 4-12, 2023

    The Masters:  April 1-9, 2023

    PGA Championship: May 14-22, 2023

    US Open: June 10-18, 2023

    OPEN Championship:  July 15-23, 2023

    ODR-FedEX Cup TOUR Championship:  August, 2023, dates TBA

     

    If you'd like to participate in the season-long ODR-FedEX Cup TOUR, you first must be a member of our Country Club!  Click on our club home page to see what we're all about! We are one of only SEVEN WGT Country Clubs with a Club Level of 22 or 21, and we are a very active, yet relaxed, Club; we only ask that you play a minimum of once a week, and we welcome, but don't push for or require, Clash participation. 

    Our Club Owner, CRowan, runs a Discord (voice only) 9-hole team game mornings at 8:00 am and evenings at 7:00 pm US Central Time, seven days a week. Captains draw their own three-or-four Duffer teams each event.  Most of the Club Officers regularly participate, so it's always a good place to throw out ideas and thoughts.

    If this sounds like it might be a good fit for you, just ask!

     

               fyrdog9, Tournament Director

     

  • fyrdog9
    1,536 Posts
    Mon, Sep 5 2022 12:19 PM

    Congratulations to the 2021-22 ODR-FedEX Cup Champion:  CRowan!!!

     

    The 2022-23 ODR-FedEX Cup TOUR season starts Saturday, September 10, with the setting of the Fortinet Championship.  We closely follow the PGA's actual FedEX Cup TOUR, starting each 4-round, 9-holes per round (18 holes for Majors and Playoffs) tournament eight days before the actual TOUR's final round.  There are bonus points events (all four Majors, the TPC, and the WGC events), and we do one Closest to the Hole points tournament (the Zurich Classic of New Orleans).  In addition, this year, there are two special, non-points events:  The Presidents Cup (a CTTH elimination event) and the ODR Member-Member Tournament (pair up with your favorite Duffer, and you play a better ball handicapped event).  Next years playoffs start on August 5, 2023, at the FedEX St. Jude Championship.

     

    If this sounds like a good time, check us out and consider joining!

     

     

    fyrdog9

    Tournament Director

    The Old Duffers Retreat

     

     

  • fyrdog9
    1,536 Posts
    Wed, Oct 19 2022 2:43 AM

    The Duffers are less than two months away from the Second Annual ODR Member-Member Tournament.

    This is a handicapped, four-round, event where two Duffers pair up (your partner is your choice) to play a better ball tournament at four different courses.  Each member of the winning team gets this personally-engraved virtual crystal trophy to keep forever and ever:

     

     

     

    The only requirement to enter a team is to be a member of the Old Duffers Retreat!  If this sounds like a fun tourney, consider giving the Duffers a shot.

     

     

    fyrdog9

    Tournament Director

    The Old Duffers Retreat

     

     

     

  • fyrdog9
    1,536 Posts
    Sat, Feb 25 2023 9:40 AM

    The Old Duffers Retreat was founded by it's original owner, Saltyoldtar, on December 5, 2011.  Salty ran this incredible country club for many years before retiring from ownership, and handing the reins over to ronniebjannamon.  Ronnie also successfully oversaw our group before passing the torch to CRowan, who is our present Club Owner.

     

    Sad news to report.  Our second owner, ronniebjannamon, passed away on February 17.  This leaves a huge hole in the hearts of all of our members; Ronnie was a very active golfer, and quite the cut up in Discord during our daily group games.  We all miss him very much.

     

    Please say a prayer for ronnie and his family, and if you can, play a round in his honor.  In memoriam.....

     

  • fyrdog9
    1,536 Posts
    Sun, Mar 26 2023 4:00 PM

    The "ronniebjannamon Texas Open" is now underway at the Old Duffers Retreat.  This regular stop on both the PGA Tour and the ODR-FedEX Cup TOUR has been renamed (on our tour) to honor our recently-passed former club owner, as the event is played at the TPC San Antonio, which is a couple hundred miles from Ronnie's home town.  Our tournament winner gets the usual ODR-FedEX Cup points, but also gets their name on the perpetual trophy below.  It's a very small way that we can honor the memory of our friend.

     

  • fyrdog9
    1,536 Posts
    Sun, Jul 9 2023 11:24 AM

    One third of the entrants for the ODR-FedEX Cup TOUR Championship starting with the FedEX St. Jude Classic on August 5th have guaranteed their spots by accumulating enough ODR FedEX Cup points over the course of the season to qualify.  We're adding more each week, until we fill out our thirty participating playoff Duffers!!

     

  • fyrdog9
    1,536 Posts
    Tue, Aug 1 2023 1:04 PM

    The Old Duffers Retreat would like to interest you in our Country Club.  Here are the highlights:

    1) We do live games on Discord every day at 8:00am and 9pm Central Time.  Our owner, CRowan, sets these up daily, and this team event with your fellow Duffers is a lot of fun.

    2) While we encourage you to participate in the Country Club Clashes, we don't push you to do so, and it is total optional. Many of our members do play, and we usually finish right around 100th place, give or take.

    3) For the sixth straight year, I will be running the ODR FedEX Cup TOUR season that mirrors the PGA's season week by week.  Participants accumulate points each tournament, and those are totaled for the playoffs which run three weeks in August.

    4) We also have a Ryder Cup Team Event at the custom Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, and an ODR Member-Member tournament in December.

     

    If this sounds interesting to you, and you'd like to get in on the fun, please contact our owner, CRowan, for details!  I'll even make you a custom ODR badge like mine below once you join.

     

    fyrdog9

    Tournament Director

    The Old Duffers Retreat

     

  • fyrdog9
    1,536 Posts
    Sun, Aug 13 2023 4:16 PM

    We are less than one month away from the start of the new ODR-FedEX Cup TOUR season.  If you want to participate all year for the extremely valuable cartoon trophy, now's the time to get in!!

     

    Also, later in September, we'll have the ODR Ryder Cup event, at the custom Le Golf National course.  It's a team tourney, and a ton of fun.

     

    fyr

     

  • fyrdog9
    1,536 Posts
    Wed, Apr 24 2024 6:09 PM

    The Club Owner and Directors of the Old Duffers Retreat have met and decided to honor our Founder and first Owner, SaltyOldTar, by naming an ODR FedEX Cup TOUR event in his honor, and awarding a trophy - in addition to 500 FedEX Cup points -- to its winner.  The SaltyOldTar 3M Open will be played at PGA National from 7/20-28.  This event will be played in Salty's honor every year.  And, the winner will be awarded this trophy.

     

    From the Owner, Directors, and all of the members, thank you Salty, for making this Country Club what it is today.  Your efforts will never be forgotten.

     

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