Tour News

+3, 3 and 9 handicappers win last 3 events with Super Major #9 next weekend at Dornick


The FairWay Tour made its bi-weekly Thursday-Sunday swing thru Dallas and Houston with interesting results this past week. On Thursday, Dustin Risdon readied himself for PGA Tour Q School, which starts today, by firing a 5 under par 67 on Brookhaven CC's beautiful greens. The +3 hcp won the event by 2 strokes. On Saturday at Blackhorse South in Houston, Patrick Phillips, a 3.1 hcp, got his first win with a net score of 69.9, identical to the winning score by Risdon on Thursday. And on Sunday, Abdurrahim Kuzu ended his drought with a win at Tierra Verde. The 9 handicap fired a net score of 68 to win the event by 2 strokes as well. The interesting part of these results is the handicaps of these players covered almost the entire range of handicaps used to play the tour! Almost exactly six strokes separated the handicaps of each winner. As I said in my last newsletter, everyone thinks their handicap is too low or that only low and/or only high or only mid range handicaps can win these events. And once again, the truth is, anyone can win a FairWay Tour event if you play a great round. Last time I checked, most tournaments require a great round to be a winner! I think everyone agrees that a 67 gross is a great round...but Patrick Phillips fired his lowest round as a FairWay Tour player after taking some advice from a fellow competitor and getting a putting lesson to shoot a 1 over par 73 at difficult Blackhorse South on Saturday in Houston. And Kuzu fired his 2nd lowest round of the 26 he has played this season to get his first win of the year at Tierra Verde GC Sunday! Come join us next weekend at the FairWay Tour's most popular venue, Dornick Hills CC, for Super Major #9 and your chance to record a "great" round and possible $10,000 payday! We hope to see you there because "If You Don't Tee It Up You Can't Win!"