Highest ever daily winning score
Having been up all night with stomach issues, the Swede arrived at Le Tronchet looking a little bit worse for wear.
A routine couple of pars and a bogey gave no hint of what was to follow. Playing off a 5 handicap swede played the next 16 holes in 3 under par (gross). he shot a gross score of 2 under par which included a double bogey 6 at the 17th.
This resulted in a magnificent score of 43 stableford points.
This score has been done once before years ago but off a much higher handicap in the twenties. Thus, this performance by Swede now stands as the new record.
Darrell equalled this with 43 points (off a 10 handicap) in 2013
around the Sultan course. he had played the front nine in 26
points and made birdie at ten, then due to some extremely bad
luck, blobbed the 11th. After that it was a struggle, but
nevertheless, a great round.
Best ever final eclectic score 3 / 6
The previous record stood at 29 under par and was achieved on three separate occasions by Cash Till, Tippy and Harry.
Porky smashed this with an incredible 31 under in 2004.
Best ever final eclectic score 4/7 and 5/8
TC achieved 39 under on a five from 8 to count in 2007.
In 2010 Cock achieved 38 under using 5 from 8.
4 from 7 record is 48 under (Winnie 2013).
Worst ever final eclectic score to enter the Hall of Shame
The Baron finished in last place on the 1999 tour at a paltry 1 over
Most consecutive holes played without a blob
(A blob is a score of zero points on a hole).
Tippy managed 57 consecutive holes on the 2003 tour.
Clarkie has set a new standard on the 2004 tour. He made a blob on the 18th at Dinard on Day 2 and then made it all the way through Le Tronchet, Dinard and Freslonnierre finally succumbing on the 17th at Granville. There were one or two dodgy moments that nearly saw the end of the run such as getting down in two for one point from the middle of a bush at the back of the 10th green at Freslonnierre and holing a severe 20 footer down hill left to right on the second at Granville.
This excellent performance sets a new record.
The best we could do on the 2005 tour was Harry who only managed 38 holes and the best in 2006, 2007 and 2008 was Clarkie with 46 holes.
Neal came very close in 2009 but, by taking a blob on the 16th at Des Ormes, he managed just 69 holes. One short. How very irritating that must have been. But we were all very sympathetic.
|Best Total Points scored||Ian||255|
|Only just started monitoring this one, in 2011, for seven rounds of golf playing off six, Ian shot a total of 255 (the par is 252). So, three better than handicap for seven rounds.|
Winnie came close in 2013 shooting
1 over par 251 for seven rounds
Most blobs achieved on one tour
This is a record unlikely to be beaten.
The tour consisted of six rounds of golf, or 108 holes. On the 2000 tour Short Stuff blobbed 32 holes.
Amazingly he never managed four in a row.
The highest total number of blobs achieved on one tour (six rounds) by all of the players combined is 119, also from the 2000 tour. (Well, it did rain quite a bit)
The 2005 tour achieved the lowest total so far at just 76 for the rounds played in France whilst the 2006 tour saw 109 blobs.
Footnote, in 2007 we played 8 games and Cock managed 37 blobs but for the first six games he totalled only 29. Just three short of the record.
In 2008 we played 8 rounds (including the prequel) and the total blobs was 241)
In 2011, 8 players had 91 blobs, Ian the least with 4, Shorts the most with 26.
Tour record for most four pointers
( the total for everyone)
and 2013 tour
The record stands at 22 and was achieved on the 2003
and 2013 tour.
NOTE: 2008 saw the first 5 pointer scored. Short Stuff had come last the day before and so had an additional shot for the 3rd round at Dinard. This meant that he had two shots at the short par three 12th hole. Short Stuff hit a majestic 8 iron to 12 feet and calmly strolled in the putt for a 2 net 0 and five stableford points.
Note: Short Stuff did it again on the 12th hole at Stratford in the preQuel.
Note: Short Stuff did it
again on the 13th at Dunes in Belek in 2013.
Most times a golf ball was struck
Quite a complex one to work out as you have to take all the scores, work out the handicaps and gross it all up.
Despite some valiant efforts, the Baron still holds the average per hole record from the 2001 tour.
He hit the golf ball 658 times.
An average of 6.09 times per hole.
In 2007 Cock had a go at this.
Over eight rounds of golf, he hit the ball 767 times.
An average of 5.33 times per hole.
In 2008 Narrowboat struck the ball 780 times, an average of 5.41 per hole.
Compared to the winner who struck it just 653 times, an average of 4.53
Best Par Threes total for the tour
Because tours have been of different lengths (6 rounds and 7 rounds) we are now only showing the totals for the eight round tours. Winnie has achieved a total of 75 points for the 8 round tour.
Best Par Fives total for the tour
Clarkie achieved 54 points on the 2003 tour. Tippy achieved 57 on the 2005 tour
Least able to participate at all
Bit subjective this one but unquestionably Clarkie was unable to continue after two holes at Clecy in 1996. He threw up on the third tee and had to helped back into the buggy where he passed out. His caring partners that day just left him asleep and continued with the round. Fortunately for him, rain stopped play that day after just five holes and the round was abandoned.
Later that afternoon, after a great Clecy lunch and the unwise purchase of a pink jumper, he had recovered enough to shoot 36 points and win the day. The sun came out and the pink jumper only made it as far as the bin on the fourth tee.
|Shortest time that a new item of clothing was used||T.C.||Val Andre 2009|
|The pink jumper above held this record since 1996, but in 2009, TC bought a new white peak cap from the pro shop, walked to the first tee, took a couple of practice swings, decided he didn't like it, and threw it in the bin before a shot was struck. A new record.|
Best ever Shot of the Day
Omaha Beach 1993
This was later abandoned although, technically, it is still open as a category. It is unlikely that we shall ever witness something better than the shanked shot by Cash Till.
It occurred on the third hole of Omaha Beach. The ball shot over the out of bounds fence, struck a moving bread van and rebounded back into play. (see feedback page where there is a note from the driver of the van)
Longest Putt ever sank
Clarkie achieved a true monster on the 9th hole at Caen in 1999. It was at least 40 yards and was moving like an express train when it hit the back of the hole, jumped high into the air and disappeared.
Longest shot ever holed
Tippy holed a full 9 iron from around 120 yards for birdie on the 5th at Brocton in 2006.
Sadly, no shot, so just three points.
Worst ever score in an individual round
The Baron once scored just 11 points at Freslonierre in 2000
Closest is Short Stuff who accumulated only 13 around St Jean de Monts and Cock who managed just 15 points around La Bretesche in 2007.
Best Consecutive Nine Hole burst
- Darrell||26 points|
From the 7th tee at Le Tronchet
3, 3, 3, 3, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3. A new record and one unlikely to be beaten
or so we thought
Darrell played the
front nine at the Sultan course in Belek
3,3,2,3,3,2,4,3,3, a total of 26 points.
Other Interesting Statistics:
The 2004 tour saw a new record for a final score (using the three from six method) of 31 under par. TC's score of 17 under was in last place. This same score of 17 under was the winning score on the 2001 tour.
The 2006 tour used a 4 from 7 method and the new winning score was 35 under.
The 2007 tour used a 5 from 8 method and the winning score was 39 under
the 2008 tour used a 5 from 8 method and the winning score was 28 under
the 2009 tour used a 5 from 8 method and the winning score was 26 under
the 2010 tour used a 5 from 8 method and the winning score was 38 under
the 2011 tour used a 4 from 7 method and the winning score was 35 under
the 2012 tour used a 5 from 8 method and the winning score was 36 under
the 2013 tour used the 4 from 7
method and the winning score was 48 under