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					TOM TOUR 2006 NOTES

Abbreviations

       AB – Andy Boxall
       AK – Andrew Keites
       AS – Antin Swemmer
       CH – Chris Huelin
       DB – Dan Burchell
       DO – David Oliver
       GG – Guy Gothard
       HJ – Hugo Jacques
       IM – Iain McInnes
       JB – James Birch
       JJ – Justin Jouan
       JK – Julian Kett
       MV – Matthew Vincent
       PC – Paul Camara
       RL – Rob Leader
       SB – Steven Bowen


Day 1 – travelling


UK representative of Caddiechicks.com escorted us from Gatwick to Heathrow.

Met George Kean at Jersey airport (he wished us well).

Tour Pooh II

25 hours elapsed between waking up on Thursday 9th and going to bed the same day in
Arizona (7 hours behind)


Day 2 – TPC of Scottsdale

TPC of Scottsdale is the first (official) course played on Tom Tour that is a regular on either
the US PGA or European Tours.

AB – apart from the inaugural Tom Tour round (1999 Rocksprings Ridge, won by HJ), no
one has won on their Tour debut.

First trip to Van Golf Shop.

AB – equalled the Tour record of 1 under par for the par 3 holes during a round. Joint record
holders are AK, CH, HJ, GG, JB, JJ, JK & SB.

For the first time in 36 rounds, JB failed to make a birdie.
Day 3 – Sunridge Canyon

Arguably the best breakfast of the Tour.

JB – birdie on 12th hole was his 100th on Tom Tour.

CH / GG – lost their first 4 ball match in their fourth game.

JB – 4 birdies on the back nine. Beat the record of 3 jointly held by JB & SB.

JB – equalled his own record of 2 under for the back 9.

CH – by birdying the 2nd hole, equalled the best gross score of 3 under for a 6 hole stretch.
Record jointly held by JB & SB.


Day 4 – Greyhawk

Rock music on practice ground.

Meal at Phil’s Grill – best on Tour.

The great dilemma – Adam Scott’s golf swing of a 1 inch c*ck. DO chose the swing as he has
a 1 inch c*ck already.


Day 5 – WE Ko Pa

First Tom Tour round on an Indian Reservation.

The pairings draw resulted in the 4 ball teams represented the “room” partners – roombet.com
originated by AS & HJ.

GG – achieved 5th eagle in Tom Tour history (previously in chronological order IM, JK, MV,
& HJ), and third ever 5 point hole (JK & HJ)


Day 6 – Troon North Monument

AS – The Holy Grail, double figure hang time on driver (10.5 seconds).

For the first time, both 4 ball matches were halved.

Outback Steakhouse, JB’s successful bar mat flip of 37 edged out HJ.


Day 7 – Troon North Pinnacle

AB, CH, HJ & JB – comprised the lowest match combined handicap total of 2 (scratch, 2, 2
and +2 respectively) – therefore the highest quality 4 ball ever.

JB – scored 3 at 3 consecutive holes equalling record jointly held by AK, GG, HJ & SB.

DB – from zero to hero
Day 8 – The Boulders

AB – snapped shaft of 7 iron, in anger, attempting an Excalibur motion (refer nicknames
section).

DB – measured highest swing speed on the monitor at Vans Golf Shop.

JB – with 9 consecutives holes scoring 4 or better broke the record of 8 jointly held by DO,
JB & JK.

GG – played his 50th round with a handicap lower than actual handicap.


Day 9 – Gold Canyon, Dinosaur

First ever Tom Tour car crash in car park at golf course.

Sven fell asleep on the way to the course and we ended up in an industrial estate.


Day 10 – Talking Stick

First instance of 5 Toms scoring the same score in one round.

For the third time in tour history (previously Pine Needles 2002 and Belas 2005) all 8 Toms
had handicap adjustments).

JB – ended the tour with 7 top 3 results in 9 rounds equalling the record of GG.

JB – ended the tour with an average real handicap score of 33 thus joining DO & GG as
record holders.

JB – won the 2006 Tom Tour, his 3rd victory in total


Course Ranking

Following a ballot, the courses played on the 2006 TOM Tour were ranked thus:-

       1       Grayhawk
       2       We Ko Pa
       3       Gold Canyon, Dinosaur
       4       Troon North Pinnacles
       5       Sunridge Canyon
       6       The Boulders
       7       Troon North Monument
       8       TPC Scottsdale
       9       Talking Stick

Grayhawk was voted best course by 5 out of the 8 Toms, We Ko Pa picked up the remaining 3
top votes.

General comment is that there was no weak courses and the top 6 especially were great
courses.
Quotes

“Where is Birchy ?” “in the Pilots Shots Bar”.

Déjà vu – “its like a Harry Hill convention”.

HJ – “expecting a Bon Jovi Tour Bus with hot tub” GG – “ended up getting a Connex reject
that Keitsey has probably had written off” AS – “Shedex”
 “is there a problem with the rental car” “Yes with the wing mirror, the car is lying on it”.

“some of the security guards must be lesbians and have a great time frisking the women
passengers” “just to annoy them, if the machine goes off, walk straight towards the female
security guards”

“it will bring me back to the field if the greens are hollow tined.”

“I do not know much about cricket but that is definitely out”

“That was an Elaine Carver”

“That was a Sly Stallone (Over the Top)” “A Jackie Stallone, an ugly over the top”

AS – “Can I have Eggs your way without the eggs”.

“Wheatlands on Acid”

AB – “Stop the car”

And the best quote of the tour by DB, (in voice of Ting Tong) – “Chris, how are the hybrids?”

Byrnsisms:-

         “That man is a slob”

         “Thieving c*nt”

         “You can’t trust anyone”

         “I can’t hit it left”

         “Hold the club in a vice like grip”
Nicknames
    Lawrence (of Arabia)

    Willy Wonka

    Timmy

    Keith Prowse)

    Lazerus

    The English Patient

    Hash Hish Dave

    King Wedge

    The Gray Hawk

    The Grinch

    Yakusa San

    Siegfried & Roy

    Milfhunter

    Alf

    Kenneth

    Victor Meldrew

    Alladin (the flying duvet)

    Brucie
4 Ball records of all Toms


       GG / SB – 100% (3 out of 3)
       GG / MV – 100% (2 out of 2)
       AB / CH – 100% (1 out of 1)
       AB / DO – 100% (1 out of 1)
       AB / GG – 100% (1 out of 1)
       AS / DB – 100% (1 out of 1)
       AS / DO – 100% (1 out of 1)
       AS / HJ – 100% (1 out of 1)
       AS / JB – 100% (1 out of 1)
       DB / DO – 100% (1 out of 1)
       JJ / SB – 100% (1 out of 1)
       RL / SB – 100% (1 out of 1)

       …………………………………………………………………………………………

       JB / JJ – 88% (3 ½ out of 4)
       HJ / JB – 86% (6 out of 7)
       DO / JJ – 83% (5 out of 6)
       JB / SB – 83% (2 ½ out of 3)
       CH / GG – 80% (4 out of 5)

       IM / JK – 79% (5 ½ out of 7)
       AS / DO – 75% (1 ½ out of 2)
       GG / IM – 73% (8 out of 11)

       AK / JB – 67% (6 out of 9)
       AK / MV – 67% (2 out of 3)
       DO / SB – 67% (2 out of 3)
       IM / SB – 67% (2 out of 3)
       CH / IM – 67% (2 out of 3)
       AK / JK – 64% (4 ½ out of 7)
       GG / HJ – 64% (4 ½ out of 7)

       JB / JK – 63% (2 ½ out of 4)

       CH / DO – 58% (3 ½ out of 6)
       AK / HJ – 58% (3 ½ out of 6)
       DO / JB – 58% (3 ½ out of 6)
       JJ / JK – 57% (4 out of 7)
       GG / JB – 50% (5 out of 9)
       DO / GG – 55% (5 ½ out of 10)

       …………………………………………………………………………………………
DO / HJ – 50% (5 out of 10)
IM / JB – 50% (3 out of 5)
CH / JB – 50% (2 ½ out of 5)
HJ / JK – 50% (2 out of 4)
CH / HJ – 50% (2 out of 4)
AK / SB – 50% (1 ½ out of 3)
IM / RL – 50% (1 ½ out of 3)
JK / SB – 50% (1 ½ out of 3)
MV / SB – 50% (1 ½ out of 3)
HJ / RL – 50% (1 out of 2)
JB / PC – 50% (1 out of 2)
AK / CH – 50% (1 out of 2)
AB / AS – 50% (1 out of 2)
AB / DB – 50% (1 out of 2)
DB / JB – 50% (1 out of 2)
JB / RL – 50% (½ out of 1)
IM / PC – 50% (½ out of 1)
AS / CH – 50% (½ out of 1)

DO / JK – 43% (3 out of 7)
AK / IM – 40% (4 out of 10)
JK / RL – 40% (2 out of 5)
HJ / JJ – 40% (2 out of 5)

DO / IM – 36% (4 out of 11)
HJ / IM – 36% (2½ out of 7)

AK / DO - 33% (3 out of 9)
AK / RL – 33% (1 out of 3)
JJ / RL – 33% (1 out of 3)
AK / GG – 32% (4 ½ out of 14)
GG / JK – 30% (1 ½ out of 5)

DO / MV – 25% (½ out of 2)
IM / MV – 25% ((½ out of 2)
IM / JJ – 25% (1 ½ out of 6)
AK / JJ – 20% (1 out of 5)

CH / JJ – 0% (0 out of 1)
JB / MV – 0% (0 out of 1)
AK / PC – 0% (0 out of 1)
DO / PC – 0% (0 out of 1)
CH / PC – 0% (0 out of 1)
HJ / PC – 0% (0 out of 1)

AB / HJ – 0% (0 out of 1)
AB / JB – 0% (0 out of 1)
AS / GG – 0% (0 out of 1)
CH / DB – 0% (0 out of 1)
DB / GG – 0% (0 out of 1)
DB / HJ – 0% (0 out of 1)
DB / JB – 0% (0 out of 1)
DO / RL – 0% (0 out of 4)
GG / RL – 0% (0 out of 5)
GG / JJ – 0% (0 out of 6)

				
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