MM Final 2012 – Basil vs Ian at New Norfik

Heretoforwith follows good Sir Basil’s report from The Inaugural Gentlemen’s World Tour “Matchplay Masters” Final ~

Congratulations to the 2012 (1st ever) Masters champion- Ian Hermanis. Won the final 2 up over 18 holes.

It only took him a few holes to warm up and the break from golf due to injury was a good omen.

Highlights

Bas opening with a birdie on the first and following it up with a birdie on the 4th with 2 great irons in close.

Ian with massive blistering drives 280m up the middle on many holes, in fact on one par 4 on the back nine he hit it so far out of sight we never found it.

Ian and Bas both landing on the uphill par 3 (180m) 11th from the tee, and Ian draining the putt for birdie. Bas was starting to shake at the knees after this hole. Ian consolidated to be 3 up with 5 to play. Bas dug deep to bring it back to square after 16 holes with some good mid range putts and a bump and run 5 iron out of the rough that landed 3 feet from the hole.

Ian to his credit stepped up a notch and had par on the last two holes to win convincingly. A cracking 7 iron on the par 3 17th on the green and then drilling another Ian signature drive with a slight fade 280m up the guts on the 18th.

Felix’s quote of the day, “Ian you are losing about 20m with a fade instead of a draw”.

Shit do not give him too many hot tips otherwise he will be hitting in 9 irons to all the par 5’s at the Lost Bougle for his second shots.

Felix shot of the day, driving as far as Ian on the Par 4 13th.

Rob-couple of ripper mid range putts into the middle of the cup.

Leeroy- ability to move the ball both ways off his drive-draw and fade- this will be a great weapon once he dials in his fairway finder up at Barnie.

Well done Ian, rest up and keep the form as we head to Briddy soon.

Cheers

Bas (The Treasurer)

 

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