That’s a wrap! Best & Worst of the first 5 years* of the GWT

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Two champions, Felix and Basil, sharing the joys of the GWT (and Felix’s bucks)

Which shot of the 28,513 shots hit in the first five years was the best? Which round of the 304 played was the best round? Which tantrum? Which Leroy giggle? Read on and vote for your favourite moments from the World’s Best Golf Tour.

Best Shot of the first 5 yearswas it:

  • Felix pumping it onto the green on the par 4 12th at Barny in the 2014/15 Lost Bougle; or
  • The very next hole hitting it to 2ft on the par 3 13th; or
  • Basil’s immaculate 5 wood into the wind onto the 5th at Lost; or
  • Basil’s drive on the green on the par 4 3rd at Lost; or
  • Lewah sticking it to 1ft on the par 3 on the Mornington Wanderer; or
  • Lewah burning the cup and just missing hole-in-one with his shot into the 5th at Barny; or
  • Lewah holing it from 120m out at Barny; or
  • Felix driving it over the bunker on the 4th at Barny;
  • Ian nailing his approach to 1ft on the 9th hole of Round Robin MM at Claremont 2016;
  • Cravo hitting it dead at the pin on 13 at Barny and stopping 2ft short; or
  • other

 

Best Round of the first 5 yearswas it:

  • The very first round of Gentlemen’s Tour History, Cravo 9 under at Smithton; or
  • Felix 3 under at Portsea on the Mornington Wandererer (tougher courses, lower handicap); or
  • Jig 4 under at RACV Cape Schanck at Mornington Wanderer (even lower handicap); or
  • Ian 2 under to beat Basil in the first MM at New Norfik; or
  • Bas 4 under at Kingston Heath on the Wandererer; or
  • Basil and Ian both about 5 or 6 under on the warm up day at Lost Farm

 

Best Tantrum, was it:

  • Cravo’s hat throwing, fist-shaking, Gods cursing, screamer (no swear words though) on the 8th at Barny after 4 duff chips in a row in the 2014/15 Bougle, or
  • Felix’s course-damage bunker destruction rampage at Lost Farm, or
  • Stu chucking his club and storming off up the hill, then doing a burnout out of the carpark at New Norfolk following a narrow loss to Cravo in the Round Robin MM 2016; or
  • Cravo’s C words and club throwing on the 18th at Lost when he was 2 back and topped a couple of drives 5 metres into the bushes to effectively hand Lewah the trophy; or
  • Keithy giving Basil the stinkeye and an F-word spray for touching his clubs; or
  • other

 

Best Leroy Giggle, was it:

  • When Felix hit his divot about 10m further than his ball at the 10th at Woodrising on the 2014 Wandererer; or
  • When Jig penalised Bas 2 shots for hitting his buggy at the Mornington Wandererer; or
  • The look on Basil’s face when Alex (Mr Sexy) ate all of Basil’s ice-cream at the Barnbougle restaurant; or
  • After Cravo’s mega cursing the Gods tanty on the 8th at Barny (or any other Bougle tanty he has thrown over the years!); or
  • After Basil’s 5 putt at the Dunes on the Mornington Wandererer?; or
  • (help me out here Leroy…)

 

Best Quality Runaway Title Winwas it:

  • Basil’s 28 shot knockout at the 2012/13 Lost Bougle; or
  • Cravo’s 11 Under total which translated to a 13 shot smashing of Lewah and Bas at the first ever Wandererer; or
  • other

 

Most Demoralising Leroy Hole-out from off the green, was it:

  • Lewah’s perfect 9 iron from the apron at the 72nd hole of the 2014 Wandererer for birdie to pip Felix by 1 shot; or
  • His chip-in for bogey from about 30m away on the 14th at the 2016 Bash’n’Dash to show Stu he hade no hope of winning; or
  • His 9 iron from 120m on the 18th at Barny for birdie, just to show the whole Gentlemen’s Tour who was Boss; or
  • His casual, didn’t mean to as he couldn’t see the pin, bunker shot to win Best Shot at the 2015/16 Lost Bougle; or
  • Rubbing Felix’s nose in it at the Round Robin 2014 Matchplay Masters by chipping in from 30m on the 8th at Kingston and reminding Felix how he’d lost the Wanderer that year

 

Worst Hole, was it:

  • Alex taking 29 shots to get it in the hole at the 92m Par 3 7th Toms Little Devil at Barny; or
  • a lot of other horrible hacks by any Gent you care to name

 

Biggest Controversy, was it:

  • Bas getting talked into illegal warm-up holes for himself, Lewah and Keith at the 2015 Bash’n’Dash due to a pushy friend and some miscommunication on times (Keith, Lewah, Bas went on to finish 1st 2nd & 3rd); or
  • Cravo penalising Felix 2 shots when Felix walked on his own ball at their Round Robin MM match at New Norfik (should’ve been either one shot or “don’t worry about it mate”); or
  • Felix getting his personal trainer pregnant; or
  • Lewah getting the blame for stealing the flag from the 1st hole at Barny(!); or
  • Cravo arguing for (and getting) a chance to replay his ball on the 8th tee at Barny when Lewah answered his mobile in Cravo’s backswing and then later going on to answer his own mobile when other people hit and then say “if you can’t beat em, join em”; or
  • Alex arguing for (but not getting) a “Gentlemen’s average score” rather than his 29 for Tom’s Little Devil; or
  • Bas and Cravo fiercely debating the merits of their own Best Shots one year at the Lost Bougle (which led to a change of the voting rules so that nominees could not vote or advocate!); or
  • Bas disallowing Lewah’s new handicap at the Wandererer (Lewah had played a Comp round prior which would’ve taken his handicap out 1 shot, but it hadn’t gone into Golflink yet) and Bas going on to beat Lewah by less than that per round over the Tourney; or
  • Felix arguing that his ball that went in the dam shouldn’t be a penalty as it crossed yellow pegs (as well as red pegs) at Riverside in the 2016 Wanderererer

 

Biggest Choke, was it:

  • Cravo blowing a 10 shot lead in the final round at the 2015/16 Lost Bougle; or
  • Lewah being basically unable to hit the ball for the entire front 9 of the 2013 MM Final to give Ian a massive 5Up lead; or
  • Matt Crawf missing some very very short putts on the front nine at the 2015 MM Final to allow Felix to go 5Up; or
  • Cravo playing absolute rubbish for about 12 holes of the 2016 MM Final against Felix; or
  • other

 

Best Tussle for the Title, was it:

  • Bas and Felix going head to head all day at Barny for the 2015 Lost Bougle; or
  • Bas and Felix duking it out all day for the 2014 MM Final; or
  • Bas and Ian pummelling each other and Norfik into submission in the 2012 MM Final
  • Bas, Cravo and Ian all square on the 18th tee at Tasman BnD and 2 man playoff after; or
  • Keith and Lewah at the Longford BnD, taking it to a playoff; or
  • other

 

Biggest Clutch Moment, was it:

  • Lewah’s chip-in for bird on the last hole of the 2014 Wandererer to beat Felix by a shot; or
  • Basil’s fairway splitting drive on the 18th at Barny when he had only a one shot lead over Felix playing the final hole of the Lost Bougle; or
  • Cravo draining a massive 10m downhill swinger to force a playoff with Bas at the 2013 Bash’n’Dash and then draining a 4m curler for par on the first playoff hole to snatch the title; or
  • Ian sticking his approach to 1ft on the 9th hole of his Round Robin MM against Lewah in 2016 for bird and a 1Up win; or
  • Matt Crawf chipping in with a flop shot off a skinny lie on the 9th hole of his Round Robin MM against Cravo in 2015 to square the match and claim a half point; or
  • Ian parring the last at Norfik against a rampaging Basil to claim the 2012 MM Title; or

 

Most Futile, though Excellent Round, was it:

  • Bas and Ian killing Lost Farm, but on the practice day; or
  • Felix shooting 1 under at Lost Farm in the final round of the 2015/16 Bougle; or
  • Cravo shooting 1 under at Woodrising in the 2014 Wandererer; or
  • Felix massacring it with 3 under at the Mornington Wanderer but not being able to back it up; or
  • Jig going 4 under one day at the Mornington, but having no throwaways made life tough; or
  • Cravo obliterating Dr Gaz 5 and 4 in the 9 hole Round Robin stages of MM 2016 but Gaz not finishing his matches so it didn’t count; or
  • Cravo going 1 under at Barny, then 2 over at Lost to grab a 10 shot lead at the 2015/16 Bougle before coughing it up on the final day; or
  • other
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