Keefe Gorman currently serves Merrill Lynch as a managing director of investments. When he is not playing this role at Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman enjoys spending time with his wife and children, and playing golf.
Golfers rank few prizes above the ace, more commonly known as the hole in one. Robert Mitera achieved what was arguably the most impressive hole in one in golf history during a 1965 round at the Miracle Hills Gold Club in Omaha, Nebraska. Mitera drove the ball more than 440 yards to record the longest known hole in one at the 10th hole. The flag was not visible from the tee, and Mitera only realized his feat when he reached the green and was informed of it by another golfer.
Another record holder is Mancil Davis, with the largest number of professional aces, logging 51 total hole-in-one shots over the course of his PGA career. As for Jake Paine, he became the youngest recorded player to achieve a hole in one on a 65-yard drive at age three, while Harold Stilson of Boca Raton, Florida, made a 108-yard ace at the age of 101 to become the oldest recognized player to achieve a hole in one. There are also a number of records involving players who have made multiple aces in close succession. For example, professional golfer, Craig Thomas, aced two of three holes during a practice round at the Metropolis Country Club in White Plains, New York.
M. Keefe Gorman works as a wealth management advisor at Merrill Lynch, where he is the managing director of a wealth management team. Prior to working for Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman spent more than a decade competing on the US Pro Mogul Tour and the US Pro Ski Tour.
Professional moguls, a discipline of freestyle skiing that involves a short run down a steep, bumpy hill, includes a judging panel of seven individuals who evaluate a run in terms of turns and air time. A competitor’s total run time is also taken into account when compiling a final score. Half of a run’s score (up to 15 points) is based on turns, which are carefully monitored by five of the seven judges. Turns can be judged in a number of ways, including the competitor’s ability to stay in their initial fall line and maintain proper moguls form while initiating turns. Carving, absorption, and extension are all taken into account as well.
Each moguls run requires the athlete to perform two jumps. Form and degree of difficulty are taken into account when scoring these jumps, resulting in a maximum 7.5 points when the two remaining judges’ air scores are averaged. Speed, the final scoring component, is scored based on a predetermined pace time, or the average time it takes to complete a course. If a rider matches the pace time exactly, they will score 5.625 of a possible 7.5 points. A perfect score in all three categories will result in a final run score of 30 points.
Throughout his career as a financial advisor, Keefe Gorman has garnered accolades such as placement on Barron's Best 100 Brokers of 2005 and Top 100 Advisors of 2004 lists. Active in his community, Keefe Gorman has sat on the board of directors for the Rotary Club of Ithaca Sunrise since 2010.
Located in upstate New York, the Rotary Club of Ithaca Sunrise serves as a branch of Rotary International. As one of 34,000 clubs around the world, this unit follows the “service above self” philosophy espoused by Rotarians across the globe. Meeting every Thursday at 7:30 A.M. at the Royal Court Restaurant, the entity adopted the “Sunrise” portion of its name due to these early morning get-togethers.
Throughout the year, the Rotary Club of Ithaca Sunrise participates in numerous projects that aid its neighborhood as well as people around the world. In June 2013, Gorman talked to the Ithaca Times about one of his group's recent endeavors in South America: inspired by the lack of adult language training programs in Ovalle, Chile, Rotary International developed an English language laboratory there. Thanks to the group's remarkable infrastructure, which allows for local clubs and districts to match the amount raised by the areas being helped, the Rotary Club of Ithaca Sunrise eventually managed to acquire more than $25,000 for the cause, starting from an initial donation of just $1,500.
Michael Keefe Gorman, a broker with Merrill Lynch, serves a geographically diverse group of individual investors, businesses, and non-profits from his office in Ithaca, New York.
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