Report Citco Round 8 Junglinster 18 July 2012

The golf Gods smiled on us to provide a clear evening with no rain and a course that was in good condition. This provided the conditions for some excellent scores. Thanks to Paul Goes for being starter.

The clear winner on the night was Hoppy with a great score of 23 points. In second place was Mark Houston with 20 points and in third place was Botty with 18 points. The nearest the pin was won by Paul Goes and the longest drive with a great shot, was won by John Brophy.

There were three guests, Nathan, Mauro and Quentin with Quentin winning with a score of 19 points and that with a scratch on one hole and playing off below scratch ! We are looking forward to having Quentin in the Ryder Cup team.

The pink ball had a number of competitors but it was Joe Lister who took the honour this week. The race to Grand Ducal is being led by Johnny Hill who extended his lead by a further four points. He is now on 85 points, Andrew Paton on 78 points and Paul Goes jumping out of the peloton and now on 77 points.

A special thank you to Jess for all his work on redesigning the website, to Mark Gillies and the team at AMS for hosting the site and to Will for providing the excellent photos. Do please have a look at the site www.frogs.lu and let Jess know any other suggestions / comments that you might have.

Thanks also to our two birthday boys, Craig and Johnny for the beers.

See you all for round 9 at Preisch on Wednesday 1st August where the starter will be Jess.

Nick

Photos from the outing at Junglinster on the 18 July 2012

[singlepic id=148 w=320 h=240 float=left] A slide show of William Heath’s pictures of you is available here. I have to say that some of them are quite astonishing! The webmaster is still working on a photo gallery solution were the pictures will be placed. As Will couldn’t be omnipresent, you haven’t all been captured…

Big thanks to Will for the pictures!

Update: here are the pictures… but I know that it is not the ideal solution…

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Thanks to our web host AMS FinSoft

[singlepic id=7 w=320 h=240 float=right]As webmaster I would like to thank Mark and his team at AMS FinSoft for their continued support and help with our web site.
As you can see, a new site design has been implemented. It is a bit different, but the usual stuff is still here and in the same places.
This version of the web site will allow us to upload some photos of those memorable or no so memorable moments on and off the course. Should you wish to provide the webmaster with snapshots, please make sure that you send your pictures at the highest resolution.
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CITCO round 7 – 3 July 2012 at Junglinster

A slightly humid but glorious evening greeted the FROGS on their round 7 Citco outing at Junglinster with a large turnout of 40 players. The course was in excellent condition although the recently sanded and fertilised greens did provoke a few comments about the pleasant waft and constant need to clean balls.

Despite the almost perfect conditions, scores were contained – the stress of the competitions combined with the need for rest and holidays or are we just …. golfers?

On the night, Peter Myners turned in the best score of 20 points, followed closely by Paolo T on 19 (definite revision of his handicap is required – his claims to be playing very rarely have already been rejected), third on 17 points was David Naughton.

The precious pink ball was decisively won by Neil Underwood with 2 points with single figure performances also put in by Bernard and… Botty! A special mention to Tony Whiteman who diligently played all twelve holes with his pink ball, won in the last round, only to then lose the ball on the approach to the last hole in a tree. Luckily, the group behind found Tony’s ball so that he can now continue the pleasure of playing with it in round 8.

Longest drive was a monster effort by our Danish Viking, Jess, who completed the hole in style with a birdie. Nearest to Pin on the tough 4th with the pin at the back of the green was Peter Myners but, as the winner of the night’s competition, he graciously gave up his prize to our fourth placed player, Hoppy.

We had three guests, Mark Phillips, Mauro and Quintin: Quintin was the best guest with an excellent 16 points.

The SHRM matchplay saw the completion of the group stages with Paolo T outdoing Dave Winters 2 and 1 and John Brophy coming out on top of Botty (only in a golfing sense) 3 and 2. So bring on the semi-finals of Johan against John and Merve against the Italian bandit (who, Merve, will be much less of a bandit by the time you meet up)!

The Race for GD saw no major upheavals: Johnny Hill remains out in front on 81 points, with Andrew “Pantaloni” creeping up on him with 78 followed by Stuart Rowlands on 74 points.

Thanks to Woodge for his excellent and entertaining organisation as starter and thanks to all our sponsors for their support.

The next outing is back at Junglinster on Wednesday 18th July with Paul Goes as your worthy starter – as long as he gets the day right!

Two dates for your diary: Saturday 1st September Ryder Cup and Saturday 6th October the Individual competition in the morning with the annual dinner and prize giving in the evening. This information and much more including some fine photos of FROGS (will appear soon) in action can be found on our website: http://www.frogs.lu/

Andrew