Here’s an incomplete record of Matchplay Masters Round Robin reports that I’ve dragged out of our Vault, housed deep within a mountain in the Swiss Alps. Unfortunately we lost a few reports that were stored up against our aged gruyere cheeses and are now green piles of mould.
What remains is worth a read for the many thousands of GWT scholars out there, and for the players themselves to relive some of the old matches that have probably been forgotten.
Hello Esteemed Gents,
It has reached that time of year again where we do battle for the Match Play Masters, this year presented by the Aurora Curse.
A foggy start at the Bothwell Bash’n’Dash
The 2017 Bash’n’Dash was held in the last days of Autumn, with a high quality field headed to the oldest golf course in the Southern Hemisphere – Ratho, at Bothwell.
A stellar line up of the Golfing World’s brightest stars nominated to contest the year’s 2nd Major. Leroy was back to defend his victory at Tarraleah last year; past winners Bas & Cravo were back for another crack; and Felix and Ian were searching for their first ever capture of the Auld (Mother’s Day) Mug.
Who would prevail on this largely unknown layout – the oldest in the Southern Hemisphere? Find out more, with the Treasurer’s Report below……………….
The Gentlemen: Handicaps: Felix (+20?), Leroy (+20?), Cravo (+18), Basil (+10)
The first ever Bash’n’Dash was played over 18 holes at Barnbougle in the Winter of 2012. The Committee initially considered 18 holes + a number of novelty holes (opposite handed, blindfolded, kick and a throw etc) but ruled that out as too whimsical.
Bridport turned it on with a cracker of a day, but who would bring the golf fireworks?
Two champions, Felix and Basil, sharing the joys of the GWT (and Felix’s bucks)
Which shot of the 59,371 shots hit in the first ten years was the best? Which round of the 654 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.
*(Note that this blog will include Majors from 2019 and the 2019/20 Lost Bougle to round out the 10 years)
The first ever Lost Bougle was a brutal 4 day stroke Event, which Leroy won with skied drives hitting fairways, followed up by laser irons into the hearts of greens. Just like a laser golf robot – it was incredible.