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.
Basil’s first win, which started a reign of terror where he won four Majors from five consecutive starts. 33 points was plenty enough on this day to smash the rest of the field. Leroy, Cravo and Felix sank a beer or two and went back out for another nine holes after and totally killed it, but alas, far too late.
Still in the midst of Basil’s tyranny, this one had Ian, Bas and Cravo all level for stableford points standing on the 18th tee. Bas outplayed the other boys tee to green, but Cravo smashed in a 10m downhill swinger to force a playoff, on 33 points apiece (while Ian burnt the edge to miss out). Again Bas did it best tee to green, but Cravo holed another long putt, leaving Bas with a 2m curler to extend. Couldn’t hole it, so Cravo won.
In the wind and cold and rain Cravo put on a masterclass, racking up 40 points for a three shot win over (who?) Basil again. Felix also put in a great run, featuring back to back four pointers, finishing third.
The length of Longford tested us all out, but Leroy and local lad Keith managed it best, both accumulating 33 points to go to a playoff. Leroy hit nice shots on the playoff hole and got terrible bounces, whilst Keith nailed the door shut with a firmly struck clutch putt. He has never been back to defend, so we effectively have two defending champions every year!
The thieving ravens stole three balls on the first hole! Cheeky. Leroy and Ian both chipped in from miles away on this day. Stu made a great eagle and mounted the best charge at Leroy’s lead, but stumbled on the 17th. Leroy rolled home with 37 points to claim the mug comfortably.
Keeping it in the highlands, Leroy again the front-runner, but Basil did what he does best, which is play awesome when it counts. Standing on the last tee Bas had a slender lead on Leroy, which forced some risky decisions from Leroy which didn’t pay off. Basil 35 points wins the day.
Leroy was up near the top for the fourth year in a row, and shot his equal best score off the stick (+10) to post 38 points. Too bad, so sad, as Ian blitzed it with his best ever score too for a whopping 41 points and the win.
2019 New Norfolk
On the icy winter greens of Norfik, Mr Sexy led the way, but there was some quality golf being played by Ian, TJ, Bas, Felix and Cravo (Leroy forgot to wake up). Cravo shot one of his best ever scores to reach 39 stableford points and a 2 shot win over Mr Sexy.