CITCO Grand Prix – results round 8

Many thanks to our sponsors CITCO, this event will take a long time to be forgotten….and thanks to CRAIG FERREIRA for starter duties!

Congratulations to all of the golfers who played last night…..and thanks to RUPERT Nine Points and MARK Eight Points HOUSTON for also adding a certain “je ne sais quoi” to the evening! Weather was excellent and the course was in great condition and the scoring was equally impressive….

DUNCAN played great golf (apart from the par 3’s) and scored a very impressive 20 points….and could not get onto the podium!

On the night JOHAN came home in first place with 22 pts, knocking MERVE into second spot with 21 pts and NICK MONTAGUE winning third place on countback with 20 pts.

JESS hit a monster to take the long drive and JOHNNY SUTHERLAND hit a beauty to claim the nearest to the pin.

Well done to all the prize winners! The handicap committee have been swishing and swooshing all day!

In the RACE TO DUCAL 2010…(for comparative purposes, CRAIG won with a score of 80 points last year).

Up to 83 points is JOHNNY HILL, leading by one point from JESS HAVE – and JESS cannot play in the remaining two events.

MERVE has moved up to third on 79, FRANK SCHLECK MAITRY must have had problems with his chain and remains on 78. CRAIG and BOTTY are hanging on with 77 points, although both players will play the remainder of the season with a 1 handicap! JOHAN is the late mover, he is dangerously sitting on 72 points which includes a 5 pointer!


Nick Monty v Mark Gillies and Johnny Hill v Merve Herneman must get their games played toot sweet otherwise there will be tears…

However, the other semi final is clear….Del Boy representing Scotland will take on Jerry Grbic representing Luxembourg!


ROUND 9 is on August 11th at Canach, and i think Merve or Johan will be our starter…. I may be wrong of course….


deVere Frogs Pairs competition

What a splendid evening…many thanks to Steve K and Mark and Paul for last nights event…an excellent evening of wine, weather and wonderful golf. Fabulous prizes too!

As some of you believe deVere is a golf course company, maybe corporate brochures should be issued – Mark / Paul?

Congratulations to our Golfaholic guests…22pts and winners of the best guest prize!

In the main event though;

Tim Tobin found the centre of his driver, and with a probability of just 0.002547 he also found the fairway….and won himself the Longest Drive prize, well done Tim!
Johan Terblanche hit the centre of his 6 iron at the 7th and then holed an 8 footer for birdie…a deserving winner of the Nearest to the Pin.

The handicaps of the above two golfers must be too high, but am powerless to cut them, needless to say i have a new mission in life!

Some rubbish scores were handed in, but there were five scores in the 20’s…which suggests good golf…

Craig and Nick (lovely couple) managed to secure 5th place, by finishing weaker than Dave Winters and Ian Davy (Ian forgot to thank Dave for contributing at one hole, so i will take this opportunity)….meaning in third place;
Johan and Del Boy Trotter with 20pts.

In second place;
Ian Doherty and Ernest Foy with 21pts.

Winners (for the second time)
Johnny Hill and Paul Goes on 22pts.

I played with the winners and it pains me to say, they played great golf, there said it…proves there is no hard feelings!

Johnny holed a bunker shot at the fourth for birdie, Paul and Johnny then took it in turn to par the other holes…only two bogeys on their card!

Brilliant evening, thanks deVere, the wine on the first tee and after the ninth green should be a regular event!

Two miniature Volkswagen Golfs were handed to Jess Have and Stéphane Ayache…both should have spent yesterday evening at Top Squash – NINE POINTS

See you on Tuesday, when our starter Steve, and past starters Ernest and Willem are due to collect free meals!

Results from round 7 of Race to Grand Ducal

The weather was wet and windy if you teed off early, from 6pm onwards it was lovely though….hope you early golfers have dried out….

Ernest (our starter) took the big prize on countback from Del Boy with 19pts, and Steve Brown collected third prize on 18 pts. Fantastic scoring, the handicapping agency apologise profusely for this outrage, their cards have been marked!

Longest was Jess and nearest was Steve B…well done to the prize winners, and a big thank you to our starter and our beloved sponsors….all hail Citco!!!

Round 8 is 27th July (YES IT IS A TUESDAY) and Craig Lambourghini Ferrari will be the starter….

Current status at the top is;
Jess leads by one point from Frank Maitry with Johnny Hill a little short of the mark….the rest of us have some work to do (Johan – i mean golf) if we are to catch these boys!


Jerry Grbic is thru to the Semis, well done…his 8 points on Wednesday night was more than enough to knock out Johan.

He will be joined by;
Monty or Gillies.
Johnny Hill or Uncle Merve.
Del Boy or Paul Goes.

The SHRM golf balls are certainly producing some excellent scoring, no need for Pro V 1’s next year Bart !

Bart our (quiet, shy and nearly retired) sponsor is offering a chance of a lifetime to the winner, his executive cottage in the wilderness of Newfoundland….suitable for good golfers and flyfisherman, (who have all been knocked out).

The trophy is just a further reward to the all conquering champion, and Monty is bidding for a repeat of his 2009 success.


Next week sees the FROGS / de VERE Pairs event….we have a strong turn out with some more Golfedoutalcoholics threatening to play (I will ensure society handicaps are adhered to)….still some early tee times available, although watch out for wind and rain between 5pm and 6pm!

Thanks to our new sponsors….WOODGE is unavailable to defend his halve of the title, so who can wrestle the trophy from the 8 times champions Steve the Daddy Kaiser? (Not me, am playing with Merve).