Wednesday’s Inferno Cup competition was, to say the least, interesting. It was a cross between a golf match, an intelligence test and reality show based upon finding your way around a golf course without dehydrating, being eaten by fire-ants or losing sight of Annie’s Mobile Restaurant and Lounge. Like mice in a maze, golfers worked their ways through the challenges that Mike Nichols had laid down for them. It wasn’t easy, but there were no fatalities.
The match format can best be described by the following formula.
The competitors played the same courses, but in different directions (split tees). Half of the competition called for a three man scramble. The other half of the competition called for a single best ball unless of course you were playing a par five in which case you needed two best balls. Handicaps were adjusted to reflect the phase of the moon and current tidal conditions and guys named “Mike” were given special powers that other golfers were denied.
When the space-time travelers emerged from their worm holes, Mike Forde, Mike Nichols and Jim Gabriel came out on top. The victory moved all three of them into the top twenty in the Inferno Cup standings.
Second place went to the team of Skyler Irvine, Sandy Wiener and Scott Hull. The runner-up finish gave Hull enough points to move him to the top of the leaderboard, but there’s still a lot of golf left to play. By the end of the week, forty-one players will have accumulated points in the race for the Cup.