2017 Results

2017 IH&WGC Results – Four Seasons Nevis, West Indies ... PRESS RELEASE: 3/6/17

The thirty-third anniversary INTERNATIONAL HUSBAND & WIFE GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP was celebrated in style and splendor at the magnificent Four Seasons Nevis during the week of February 27 – March 5, 2017.

Four Seasons Nevis presents the “Four Seasons Experience” on a magnificent Island setting “under-looking” a lush green volcano and “over-looking” the aqua blue Caribbean. This “Best Beach Resort Award” winning Four Seasons presents a fun golf course with spectacular views and several exciting “risk/reward” birdie holes. Over the thirty-three Championship years, golfing couples from thirty-two states, Great Britain, Canada, Mexico, Trinidad, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have competed for the Gross and Net Championships.

The Net Championship was very competitive with six teams closely bunched in position to win going into the final round. Donna & Jim Sweet, from Fernandina Beach, FL, charged from five strokes back to win the 2017 Crown with scores of 61-62-59 (182). Defending Champions, Debi & Tom Sutton, from Amelia Island, FL moved up to second place with scores of 64-58-62 (184). Gail & Ken Kavanaugh, from Seabrook Island, SC shot scores of 65-56-64 (185) to claim third place. Anne & Con Constandis, from Johns Island SC, won the Diamond Flight trophy. Elise & James John, from Blue Bell, PA, won the Emerald Flight. Mary & Lynn McCann, From Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, won the Ruby Flight. Carole & Joe Goodwin, from Atlanta, GA, won the Sapphire Flight.

The Gross Championship was hotly contested by three-time Champions, Barbara & John Wellard, from North Bay, ONT Canada and five-time Champions, Lisa & Michael Justice, from Johns Creek, GA. The Wellards lead by one stroke after the 1st round and extended the lead to seven strokes by the second hole of the final round. The Justices charged back to get within three strokes but The Wellards finished like true Champions to win by 6 strokes. The Wellards shot rounds of 78-74-74 for a thirteen over-par 226 total. The Justices finished second with 79-78-75 (232). Louise & Jack Gavin, from N. Wales, PA finished third with scores of 82-81-80 (243). Bonnie & Neil Negrin, from Marietta, GA, won the Silver Gross Flight “Charles Cup” with scores of 75-82-89 (246).

Alfina & Andy Capelli, from Kiawah Island, SC, were presented the “Smyth” Anniversary Award. Joe Goodwin, from Atlanta, GA, won the “Cleverly” Award. Gail & Ken Kavavaugh, from Seabrook Island, SC, were awarded the “Walker” Cup. Bob Lovett, from Marietta, GA, earned the coveted “Yarrington” Trophy.

For information on the thirty-fourth annual, 2018 International Husband & Wife Golf Championship, at a site and date soon to be announced, please check our web site or contact tournament directors Kathie and Bill Johnstone:


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