Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Additional Team Members Announced for The Kiva Cup

Retired Kiva Cup Legend Jammy Erwin and new Team Europe Captain Hawk announcing the blind draw for Singles in the 2012 Kiva Cup, a much revered Cup tradition.  James "Boogie" Stewart and Andy look on in amusement.

The Proper Forum has learned the identities of the new members of Team USA and Team Europe to fill out the 10 man rosters for the 16th Annual Kiva Cup. Sources close to new European Captain Kevin "Hawk" Halcomb have indicated that Hawk has brought in David Kyatt and and Scott "Hal" Sutton to round out his roster.  Attempts by The Proper to reach Hawk were unsuccessful due to his ongoing tour of the great Scottish Links courses in preparation for this year's Cup.

Longtime USA Captain James H. "Jim" Hartsell, released this statement from the Team USA headquarters in South Pittsburg, TN:  

I am very pleased to announce that we are bringing back Sam Thompson of Decatur, Alabama and Robert "Bobby" Huffman of Birmingham, Alabama to Team USA. Both are hard-noised competitors and have been a part of victorious Team USA sides in the past. The move to 10 man teams is great for the future of the Kiva Cup and we look forward to a match of great sportsmanship and intense competition. I have nothing but the utmost respect for Captain Hawk and his love of the game. He is a true Cup legend and I'm sure this Cup will be one of the best ever.

The inaugural Kiva Cup was held in late November 2003 and consisted of 4 man teams. Team Europe members were: Brian Burnett, Kevin "Hawk" Halcomb, Sean "Chappy" Halcomb and Richard L. "Dalton" Huguley. Team USA members were: Mark J. Skiba, James L. "Jammy Erwin, Chief Hartsell and Jim Hartsell.  The Cup expanded to 6 man teams in 2006 and then to 8 man teams around 2010. 


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

THE KIVA CUP EXPANDS TO 10 MAN TEAMS

Former USA Team Member Sam Thompson is rumored to be returning to Kiva Dunes.

In a shocking and surprising move, the 16th Annual Kiva Cup to be held November 1-5, 2018, will be expanded to 10 man rosters. Negotiations between Team Europe Chief Operating Officer Kevin "Hawk" Halcomb and Team USA Executive Vice- Captain Jarrod "JROD" Jackson had been ongoing for several months. An agreement was finally reached last week, much to the surprise of long time USA Captain James H. "Jim" Hartsell. "I think this is great for the future of the Cup. The move from 4 to 6 was important, as well as the historic move to 8 man teams. However, the move to 10 gives the Captains many more possibilities for the Throw Away Matches."  

Team Europe hold a 9-3-2 all time advantage over Team USA in The Kiva Cup, with the Fake Cup of 2017 going to Team Alabama.


Monday, November 6, 2017

TEAM ALABAMA WINS THE 15th ANNUAL KIVA (BLUE-GREY) CUP, 13-7

 Skiba prepares to throw out matches at That Place




















THURSDAY BEST BALL MATCHES 

Hawk/Jim        2 UP     Skiba/Brian
Boog/Meels     4 & 2    Brick/Donnie
Luke/Garrett     AS       Sean/Andy
JROD/Collie    5 & 3    Chieftain/Son

Total: Alabama 3.5   Ohio .5

2 Friday Best Ball Matches made it to the 18th




















FRIDAY BEST BALL MATCHES

Hawk/Jim        5 & 3     Chieftain/Brian
JROD/Collie    7 & 6     Donnie/Son
Boog/Meels        AS      Skiba/Sean
Luke/Garrett     1 UP      Andy/Brick

Total: Alabama 7    Ohio 1

JROD in Death Valley in Alt Shot




















FRIDAY ALTERNATE SHOT MATCHES

JROD/Jim          AS       Sean/Brian
Andy/Skiba       3 &1     Collie/Garrett
Hawk/Luke       3 & 2    Chieftain/Son
Boog/Meels        AS       Brick/Donnie

Total: Alabama 9    Ohio 3

Hawk with the strike on 15 in Singles




















SATURDAY SINGLES MATCHES

Skiba                4 & 3      JROD
Jim                   4 & 3      Chieftain
Andy                5 & 4      Garrett
Brick                3 & 2       Luke
Boog                 2 UP       Brian
Hawk                4 & 3      Sean
Donnie              5 & 4      Meels
Collie                6 & 4      Son

Total: Alabama 13    Ohio 7

Meelum approves





















INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

Hawk     4-0-0     4 pts
Jim         3-0-1     3.5 pts
Colls  3-1-0     3 pts
Boog      2-0-2     3 pts   
Skiba      2-1-1     2.5 pts
Andy      2-1-1     2.5 pts
JROD     2-1-1     2.5 pts
Luke       2-1-1     2.5 pts
Meels     1-1-2      2 pts
Brick      1-2-1      1.5 pts
Sean        0-1-3     1.5 pts
Don         1-2-1     1.5 pts
Garrett     1-2-1    1.5 pts
Brian       0-2-2      1 pts
Chief       0-4-0      0 pts
Sonny      0-4-0      0 pts

We hope to see Zac back in action in 2018