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!
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.
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?
King Island magic
The King Island trip had been on the agenda for years, but tight budgets and new babies brought a series of postponements. Finally, at the end of April 2019, we got there for a cracking Wandererererer! (the first Wanderer since December 2016).
We were all ready to be blown away – by the golf courses, the stellar play and possibly, the roaring 40’s.
After Rory tanked at Augusta, there are now only
four three two players on Tour with a chance to complete their career Slam in 2019. Spiethy, Phil , Felix and Leroy.
Get out your magnifying glass and check out the winners of the 29 Majors so far!
There are empty spots for 2019’s four Majors, which will complete our first ten years as a Golf Tour. Who will claim those wins? Felix has the Wandererererer, so you just have to imagine the red box up there for him at the moment. Will update this graph when the year is done.