Tour News

An All Scottish Weekend as McAllister Breezes Past the Field of 46, Wins The Tribute with a Net Score of 71.5; Blake St. John Wins Rose Creek with a Net Score of 80.5


Alex McAllister, a native of the British Isles, must have felt right at home Sunday at The Tribute Golf Links in The Colony, TX. On a blustery afternoon with temperatures in the lo 60's and winds gusting past 30mph, the 5.5 handicap followed a front nine 41 with a back nine 35 to take home a first place check of $1750, which was 14X the $125 entry fee for the net division. The scoring was tight as net scores of 72, 72.3, 72.4 and 72.8 rounded out the top 5. For those of you wondering why the FairWay Tour uses decimal points in its scoring, the results of this event offer an explanation...an accurate handicap system should theoretically equalize the playing field, which is exactly what happened Sunday. If the tour had used whole numbers, there would have been a 4-Way tie for first and a 4-way tie for second (actually tie for 5th). We believe it is in the best interest of the players to distinguish a winner at these events and our unique scoring system does just that...congratulations to Alex for being the only player in the field of 46 golfers to break his handicap. In the other event played Saturday at Rose Creek GC in Edmond, OK Blake St. John, a native of Scotland, won a true survival test as winds of 45mph and temperature of 46 degrees made this day truly miserable when you add the cold rain. Blake finished his round and pocketed $500 from the field of 5 players for his efforts. Our next event will be Major #2 April 10-11 at WinStar GC 1 mile north of the Red River. There will be limited space available so register early to receive discounted entry and guarantee your spot in the field.