The season isn’t underway yet, but there has been some scorching golf in the lead-up. A hole-in-one, two best ever scores including Bas threatening to shoot even par off the stick last weekend at Oaty. Look out for when the real stuff starts up!
Though Basil, Leroy and Felix have been excruciatingly close more than once and Leroy has holed out from 120m in the fairway at Barny, no Gent has ever aced a hole in a GWT Major.
Which shot of the 28,513 shots hit in the first five years was the best? Which round of the 304 played was the best round? Which tantrum? Which Leroy giggle? Read on and vote for your favourite moments from the World’s Best Golf Tour.
The first five years (plus a couple of pre-cursor events in 2010/11) of the Gentlemen’s World Tour produced some of the finest golfers in the history of the game. Names that will echo down the years – immortals such as Leroy, Felix, Ian, Cravo, Keithy, Matt L, Mr Sexy, Dr Gaz, Matt C, Stu, and Poolie. Of all of those Legends, Leroy stood tall, but one man stood higher than the tallest Barny bunker – Basil vR.
Betwixt 41 and 43 degrees latitude, Tasmania is far enough South to experience the Aurora Australis.
No one knows for sure why this beautiful heavenly phenomenon plays havoc with the golfing abilities of some members of the Gentlemen’s World Tour whenever they happen to make the Matchplay Masters Final – but it freakin’ does. Only Felix and Ian (who work for the Energy company, Aurora) are immune. And technically Basil as well, coz he’s so good, but the Curse lifts Ian and Felix’s powers so they are unbeatable.
Ian won the first 2 MM Titles, and Felix has won the next 3. No one else has ever won it. This is not luck. This is not coincidence. This is not random statistical chance. THIS. IS. THE. AURORA. CURSE.
GWT Player of the Year
Leroy picked up his 2nd Player of the Year Gong, with another cracker year. He started hot, winning the first two (Bougle and B’n’D). Both victories featured cheeky chip ins from miles away, as per usual. Congrats on another great year on Tour Mr Stevens!
Match play Masters 2016 Final
Felix v Leigh C – both with identical handicaps (14.9)
Royal Hobart Golf Course in light winds (increasing to 20-30km/h) and a sunny afternoon
Felix played a tactical move and put the driver away for the day