We were again lucky with the weather and enjoyed a very competitive eveningâ€™s golf. The tees were forward which made the approach work a bit easier but the vagaries of the greens caught out many of the players. We had a very big turn out, nearly 40 players. Thanks to Jess for performing the starting duties this week.
The winner on count back with 20 points was Rupert with Steve Knowles second. James King came third with 19. Fourth place went to Stuart Rowlands who pipped Marco Bus on a count back with 18 points. The nearest to the pin was won by Ernest with an excellent shot that finished up only 30 cm from the hole – yes he got the birdie ! With all this good scoring the standard scratch score was 17 points.
The pink ball was even more competitive than usual as the BBI (Bernard Biggar Index) was registering as on vacation. There were some notable low scores with Botty, Ernest, John Sutherland and Jess all vying for the prize. However, it was Steve Brown with a score of 10, who showed that even a score in double figures is no longer safe, who won the treasured pink ball.
In the SHRM matchplay, in a match that came down to the last putt on the last green Johan beat John Brophy one up and now goes through to the final.
We had four guests playing: Mark Phillips, John Caulfield, Jean Baptiste and Nathan. Nathan won the best guest prize with a score that looks as though he has been training with the Chinese ladies swimming team such was his improvement from his last round with the Frogs. He scored an incredible 27 points which we think is a record score over 9 holes at a Frogs event.
The race to Grand Ducal is very much on as our leader Johnny Hill with 85 points, is now being chased down by Woodge on 82, Johan on 81 and both Frank and Stuart on 80 points. Frank has appealed (Japanese Olympic style) against his points claiming a 82. The jury is investigating and may reach a decision before the next event. As Frank can’t play the next event can those near the top please get more than 82 to avoid the jury having to work.
Our next events are as follows :
Wednesday 22nd August Grand Ducal 3 club competition
Thursday 30th August Grand Ducal CITCO round 10
Saturday 1st September Ryder Cup – do confirm with Johnathan Hill if you would be available for selection.
Enjoy the holiday time.