The Vieder brothers swept both the team competition and the individual competition in the B’nai B’rith Golf League this past summer.
Featured photo courtesy of Gary Klinger
The Vieder brothers dominated the B’nai B’rith golf league this summer.
Adam Vieder and Ryan Vieder won the team championship. Jeff Vieder won the individual championship and finished in second place in the team standings with Mitch Cohen.
Adam and Ryan tied for second place in the individual standings.
That’s not a bad haul for the first season the brothers played in the league.
Jeff has a regret, though.
“I really focused on the team competition. I wanted to beat my brothers,” he said. “For me, winning the individual championship was secondary.
“Are the three of us competitive with each other? Of course. Will we talk about the golf league season? We will. At some point. It’s still fresh right now.”
The brothers joined the league through a connection Jeff and Ryan have with league organizer Gary Klinger.
They bowl with Klinger in the Brotherhood-Eddie Jacobson B’nai B’rith league and used to play softball with Klinger in the former B’nai B’rith league.
“It was fun playing in the golf league. It was a good group of guys,” said Jeff, who considers himself a better golfer than bowler.
“I haven’t quite figured out bowling yet,” he said.
Adam, 33, is the youngest of the three Vieder brothers. He lives in West Bloomfield and is an emergency room physician.
Jeff, 36, of West Bloomfield, owns an insurance agency.
Ryan, 38, of Farmington Hills, is employed by an online custom apparel and merchandise firm.
They each graduated from North Farmington High School, but they graduated from different colleges. Adam went to Michigan State; Jeff went to Walsh and Ryan went to Michigan.
This was the seventh year for the golf league and the sixth at the Links of Novi. Golfers play nine holes weekly.
There were 10 two-man teams this season and three substitutes.
“It was a great season for competition and camaraderie,” Klinger said. “Ten is a nearly perfect number of teams. Maybe we could have one more team, but it’s already dark and cold late in the round at the beginning and end of the season.”
There were 14 weeks of competition this season. Only one week was rained out.