The short 11th at Tasmania GC. Into the wind every time.
The 2018 MM got off to a slow and wet start, with defending champ Basil struggling to find anyone brave enough to play him, Leroy pinging a hammy, and then a huge storm knocking out Kingston Beach Golf Course for a month or two – which meant that three time Champ Felix stayed in the sheds til June.
It also saw the introduction of the new Fairness in Handicapping initiative, which will allow for greater competitiveness from the high handicappers, and hopefully see them snagging their first Majors soon.
Leroy was off to a flier at Bothwell, but couldn’t quite turn it into a top ten GWT hot round
Lets start off by saying, Basil and Jig have all of the top ten hot rounds between them off the stick, but if we do it on handicap then everyone else gets a look in!
So here they are, the Top Ten Hot Rounds in GWT History (on handicap):
Basil marking his ball on the magical 18th hole at Royal Hobart, the penultimate moment in his seven year quest to win the Slam.
The jewels in the crown of the Gentleperson’s World Tour are it’s four Major tournaments : the Lost Bougle, Wanderer, Matchplay Masters and the Bash’n’Dash.
Unlike other inferior golf tours, the GWT’s Majors test players across a number of formats : Stroke, Stableford and Matchplay. To achieve the slam you need to master them all.
One name on the GWT is synonymous with masterful golf – and that’s BvR.
It wouldn’t have mattered what FIHCOT decided, Felix still would’ve lost this particular hole to Matt Crawf in the 2014 MM Final.
The Fairness in Handicapping Committee of the Gentlepersons’ World Tour (FIHCOT) recently met. After prawn cocktails and shots of tequila, the esteemed Gents cast their learned eyes over the matters to hand, namely, the efficacy of the current handicapping system for the Tour.
The finest golfers on the Planet, getting ready to tame Huonville GC. (LtoR) Cravo (insert), Leroy, Felix, Ian, Gaz, Darvy and Basil.
It was the highest performance B’n’D ever – in fact six of the seven Gents shot a high enough stableford score to have won previous editions. Ian and Leroy both shot their best ever rounds off the stick, and Bas was amazing as always. But no one could match the power and precision of the Herminator and his B’n’D record 41 points. Read on for how it happened.
With (at least) one more baby due this year, the Gentlepersons’ World Tour had some scheduling issues to consider in laying out the Majors for 2018.
The Committee also had to take into account the packed 2019 schedule when planning the 2018 roster.
At the Gentlepersons’ World Tour, every Gent strives to bag Major trophies. Whilst we all love nailbiting finishes, let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to have the comfort of an easy 28 shot Bougle win like Basil had in 2012/13?
Who creams the opposition when they triumph? Who just scrapes over the line? Read on to find out.