Tim J smashed the stuffing out of the Challenge Tour in early 2018, earning his way to the Big Leagues of the Gentleperson’s World Tour.
Basil’s 25m bomb birdie putt on the last hole last year seems to have broken the Curse! This year’s Final has no Aurora employees in it, despite Felix and Ian giving the round robins and playoffs a good shake.
By a whisker, it would be the first non-Felix Final for 5 years.
Consequently, a double Leigh battle was set for Royal Hobart at the end of September, with the winner to claim their first MM title and their personal Grand Slam, following on from The Great Basil being the first to achieve the remarkable feat last year.
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.
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):
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.
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.