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?
On Tuesday the 2nd April two spritely gentlemen, Tim Johnson and Basil van Riet gathered up their clubs and wits and headed off to Elderslie GC on a beautiful still crisp Autumnal morning. Little did they know what was about to transpire…..
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.
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.
A massive field of 8 Gents, including Dr Gaz, Matt, Ian and (briefly) Stu – as well as the top 4 in the World – assembled to take on the 2017 Matchplay Masters, presented by the Aurora Curse.
Would the the upper atmospheric ionization effect finally loses its hold on the other Gents this year? Could the Aurora Curse be broken? Not if Felix and his stinky unwashed shirt (for extra luck) have anything to say about it……
This blog captures Gentlepersons’ records in the Matchplay Masters at the courses they’ve played. The big story would be Basil +1 million wins at Huonville, if anyone was foolish enough to play him there.
(last updated after 2019 MM)
Read on below for the course-by-course presentation: