Fortunately, the Gods were on our side and the rain kept away for most of the evening. The tees, the fairways and the greens were all in excellent condition. So what could stop some really good scoring? Only the infamous waist high rough at Kikuoka where I am pleased to say, we only lost a few members this week. Hopefully, they will have found their way out in time to play next Wednesday.
On the evening there were some Frogs who successfully avoided the rough and scored very well. Chris Juste won with 21 points and, despite sending a very original, heart rendering note to the committee not to have his handicap cut, will now find that the handicap committee has indeed taken no notice of his note and has savagely cut him. Sorry Chris them’s the breaks for a winner with a great score. Johnny Hill came second with an excellent 20 points shooting a gross 1 over and third was Andrew Paton with 18 points.
The NTP was won with an excellent shot from Paul Goes who then sank the putt for his birdie. Longest Drive with an enormous hit was Chris Juste but as he was the winner on the night his prize went to fourth place Stuart Rowlands.
In the matchplay, Bart, having already beaten Ayzo and then Russell, was level with Johan after 9, when on the toss of a coin, Johan won. The pink ball found its way safely back into Bernard’s pocket with a score of 3 points.
For the race to GD the leader board has been shaken up with Johnny now leading with 81 points, followed by Andrew Paton on 76 and then Frank Maitry on 73. Always remember that just one (or even better two good rounds) can easily put you in the top three.
This week our resident best guest Andrew King again won, this time with a score of 13 points. However, at the prize giving the loudest cheer was for one of the Frogs most popular guests Dave Robertson (Dennis’s Dad) who is now the owner and is expected to wear the pink leader’s shirt for the race to GD.
Next Wednesday will be the De Vere pairs to be held at Canach where De Vere will be sponsoring a putting competition after the event, where one lucky Frog will have the opportunity to try and win â‚¬10,000. So please get your teams organised and enter them with Andrew Paton.
A quick thank you to Luc and Dave Winters for organising the meal and for liaising with the hotel so that the meal, value and service are now all at an excellent level.
See you next week.