Alex – AKA Mr Sexy, Mr Pants, Lexypants, Arnie – comes from a fine northern Tasmanian golfing family (dad is an ‘A’ Grade State champ and sister was a Tas State Junior Womens Representative).
Mr Sexy was a talented junior but could almost be described as an underdeveloped golfing phenomenon, due to chasing his other loves of great waves, partying, hot women and entrepreneurial adventures.
I wouldn’t say he’s wasted his talent exactly, but he has more to give the game of golf than he has so far. And we at the Gentlepersons’ World Tour certainly hope we get to see it!
Tim is another ex-ultimate frisbee champ turned golf nut! Like Felix, Bas, Matt L and other legends of the GWT.
He is among other things: a raconteur; philosopher; wit; statistician; poser of humourous (though unsavory) conundrums; a polymath; tippler; ethicist; humanitarian; ecologist; a vegan; a quiz night whiz and a renowned scoundrel. Oh, and he is a damn fine golfer!
Let’s be honest here, Keith is A LOT more interested in ultra enduro running than he is in golf. He hasn’t been sighted on Tour since a cameo appearance at the 2016 Lonnie Wandererer.
The Wanderer started it all. Our first golf trip in 2010 set the template, or at least got us thinking about a Gents Tour and some Majors when Felix joined us a year later.
The first Wanderererer was played over 63 holes, stroke, with no throwaways. On handicap of course, as all GWT golf is. Subsequent versions count roughly the best half of your total rounds played.
Here’s where the Wanderer has taken us so far – geographically, mentally, emotionally and golferly.
A one day Stableford event, the Bash’n’Dash, is the easiest format of our four Majors. Despite that, it is actually one of the hardest Majors to win, because it attracts the biggest fields. There have been some classic moments over the years.
The Bougle is the most prestigious Major on the GWT. And the most brutal – a multi-day Stroke event at two Worlds Top One Hundred listed golf courses.
Here’s a quick summary of the first nine editions:
Ian picking his magic tee (foreground) while three other favourites do interpretive dance. We love a bit of interpretive dance on the Gentlepersons’ World Tour!
As Defending Champ, Ian had the honour of choosing the course this year, and the timing. He duly sent us to New Norfik in late June. It would be cold. Who would bring the HOT GOLF to burn off the Derwent Valley winter chill?