This made the local news yesterday. From http://www.sacbee.com/2012/08/22/4746690/working-the-honor-systemgolf-counts.html:
In a regional qualifier for the Audi Quattro Cup, a worldwide handicap tournament whose regional winners earn an expenses-paid trip to the national final [at Pebble Beach], Granno and Pappas played lights out. In the "selected drives" format in which each player tees off, and then alternate hitting shots after the preferred drive is selected until the hole is completed, they posted a 1-over-par 73.
Taking their handicaps into consideration and the Stableford scoring, that translated to 45 points. That total would have won, or been within a point of winning, almost every other qualifier in the country.
"We played phenomenally well," Pappas said.
They finished second at Catta Verdera. A distant second.
Dave Featherstone and John Paul Vandersluys shot an 11-under 61. Taking their handicaps at the time – a 6.5 for Featherstone and a 14.4 for Vandersluys – into consideration and the Stableford scoring, that translated to 58 points.
58 points in Stableford scoring is 22-under. That's net eagles on all 4 par 5s and net birdies on the 3s and 4s. A perfect (net) round.
It gets better:
Turns out, the same pair also won last year's Catta Verdera Quattro Cup qualifying trip – to Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. Featherstone and Vandersluys also won last year's local qualifier for the ESPN National Golf Challenge, which provided a trip to Las Vegas.
While winning three of the most lucrative prizes available to area handicap golfers in the past year seems improbable in competitions designed to make all teams equal, Featherstone said the trips are not a particularly big incentive.
"I play Pebble all the time," he said. "It's not that big of a deal with me. I just play golf and write the scores down..."
Hmm, what did the twosome playing with Featherstone and Vandersluys have to say about their amazing play?
So one "no comment", and one apparently not qualified to comment because he doesn't have an established handicap? (Which was contrary to the rules of the competition.)
Interesting. There are some reader comments in that article from folks who were there playing in the tournament that are rather interesting as well.