Results CITCO round 9 – Junglinster

Again we were lucky with the weather. A warm and sultry evening and the course in good condition with some tricky greens greeted the FROGS. Going down the second and third holes we were serenaded by what sounded like a mating Botty but what actually turned out to be some very loud and frisky cows in the field next to the course.

The results of the golf again reflected that the handicap system is now working well and correctly – thank you Ernest. Thanks to Nathan for being the starter and for providing the beers on the first tee.

SHRM Matchplay
Botty beat Ian Doherty in the SHRM Match play semi final and will face Gregor Dalrymple in the final.

Stefan to play either Frank or David Walker in the Pro shop final before taking on the best of the Golfaholics.

Ryder Cup
We currently have around 26 members available for the match. Johnny will be sending out the match list in the next few days.

Remember our time has come!

Annual Dinner
Please save this date – Saturday 28th September. This is an event with partners so have a word with your better halves and make sure it is in the diary. Luc is organising the evening and will be sending out more information in the next few weeks.

Results (again we had some technical difficulties with the laptop so apologies in advance):

LD: Willem
NTP: Willem

Guests: We had three guests Mark Hollis, Michael Vareika, Gianni Mancuso . Gianni took the best guest prize with an impressive 18 points – another Italian bandit has been born.

We had three players on 17 points so on countback:
1. Willem 17 points ( a clean sweep with all three prizes but he kindly agreed they should be distributed to the 4th and 5th best scores and accepted a friendly smile and handshake)
2. Nick 17 points
3. Neil Underwood 17 points

After 9 rounds, Stéphane remains the runaway leader with Craig still leading the chase in second place. It will need a spectacular final round by anyone to catch Stéphane so is it now a matter of playing for the podium places?

All will be revealed next week.

Pink Ball: Again without the usual contenders it was a very close competition with the winner on 10 points (although strongly disputed) was Botty.

Our next event is on Thursday 1st August at Grand Ducal. The starting duties for this round will be shared between Nathan who will be sending out the emails and Simon Baker who will be in charge of the beers on the 1st.

Nick

Results CITCO round 8 – Canach

A lovely warm sunny evening with the course in good condition provided an ideal evening for some good golf. Unfortunately, there was very little good golf being played by any of the Frogs! The winning score with what we believe to be the lowest ever winner’s score was 15 points [this year, Ed.]. It was said that with scores like this even people originating from NZ might have had a chance… Again we had a very good turn out of members with 26 members and 3 guest players. So a very enjoyable evening. Thanks to Ian Doherty for being starter.

We are moving along in the match play so do please keep to the scheduled dates for the completion of your matches both for the SHRM and golf shop competitions.

A couple of results :
Frank bt Dolby
Ian Doherty bt Merve
Gregor bt Rupert

Ryder Cup
The Ryder Cup will be played on Saturday 3rd August at Kikuoka. Johnny Hill has again very kindly agreed to be our captain and to organise our team. So if you would be available for selection and would wish to take part please contact Johnny direct at hilljo@internet.lu

Annual Dinner
Please save this date – Saturday 28th September. This is an event with partners so have a word with you better halves and make sure it is in the diary. Luc is organising the evening and will be sending out more information in the next few weeks.

Results
LD Ian Doherty
NTP Merve

We had three guests Ray Fitzpatrick, John Molloy and Pat Hutchines. All Golfaholics keen to gather valuable information ahead of the Ryder Cup. In retrospect we should have teamed them up with some of our illustrious pink ball winners – that would have provided them with interesting feedback to take back to the Golfaholics.

We had three players on 15 points so on countback:
1. Stefan 15 points (1 point after 3 holes – 7 points in last three holes)
2. Craig 15 points
3. Luc 15 points

After 8 rounds Stéphane remains the runaway leader with Craig still leading the chase in second place. It is worth noting that Stéphane has already surpassed the previous highest ever tally of points in a season and with his win this week he will again be keeping the handicapper busy. Congratulations Stéphane.

Pink Ball. With the notable absence of several of our usual contenders the ball this week went to Andrew Paton on 8 points who just edged out myself.

Our next event is on Tuesday 23rd July at Junglinster. The starter for this round will be Nathan.

Nick

Pairs 9th July 2013

The competition was sponsored MIXvoip. Many thanks to them for their generosity.

The course was in the best condition that many can remember, fast greens and reasonable rough and with the sunny weather an ideal Frogs evening. We had 16 pairs playing which again was a very good turn out. The starter was Craig who generously provided the beers on the first and who made sure that everyone was teamed up and started on time.

The scores:

NTP Jess
LD Woodge – 285 meters who just edged out Mark Gillies

Pink Ball and tees went to Johnny Hill and Paul Goes with 11 points. Although it should be pointed out that Johnny was injured. We do hope that he makes a full and speedy recovery – nonetheless the pink ball stays with you.

1. Mauro and Andrew Paton on 21 points with Mauro scoring all 21 points! (Andrew did contribute when he matched Mauro’s score on the first)
2. Tony Nightingale and Simon Baker with 19 points
3. We had 4 four teams on 18 points and on a lucky draw Franco and Stevie Kaiser took third place.

Next event is on Wednesday 17th July at Canach where your starter will be Ian Docherty.

Again many thanks to Frank for his sponsorship.

Nick

Results CITCO round 7 – Junglinster

In what should have been ideal conditions for golf and high scores expected the overall results of round 7 were somewhat lower than anticipated. Perhaps the slow, sanded greens or the worse than Canach rough was to blame. Anyway 26 members and one guest seemed to generally enjoy themselves. Thanks to Woodge for starting – maybe the low scores were due to the lack of beers on the first tee.

Both matchplay competitions are behind schedule and both need to be completed before the end of July with no exceptions so get to it.

Pairs sponsored by MIXvoip

Please get your pairs into Craig soonest – he will pair you up if you’re on your lonesome. Tee-offs from 17.30 next Tuesday at Canach.

Ryder Cup

Again get your availability or otherwise into Jonny Hill (but not at his work address now) hilljo@internet.lu

CITCO Round 8

Ian Docherty is your starter for Canach on Wednesday 17 July. Email to come out next week.

The results

We were pleased to welcome back into the fold the Bottmeister fresh from his near level par round last Sunday – shame about the last but he’s available to talk you through it if you’re interested and even more so if you’re not. All he needs is a few scraps of your dinner – at least that’s all it took for him to announce the results this week. He asked me to say he is available for weddings and bar mitzvahs at very cheap rates.

Standard Scratch was 14 – only 5 people beat it shame on the rest of you.

LD Johan
NTP Botty

CITCO

1. Stuart Rowlands 17 points
2. Stephane “The Bandit” Ayache 16 points on countback from
3. Woodge

For the record (as I’m one) the two who scored 15 were Craig and meeeee.

James Holland scored a commendable 14 points as the only guest and was duly rewarded with a fine sleeve of FROGS balls for his efforts.

In the absence of our regulars – does John Sutherland still have his clubs and has anyone seen Bernard – the pink ball almost went to Jess “the man in the suit” Have on 7 points but the clear winner with 5 was Phil Zimmer.

Overall we have a new leader – Stephane on 91 after only playing 5 events, Craig on 82 and yours truly on 76.

For the record Stephane has come down from 13.5 to 5.3 in 5 rounds. A lesson to us all perhaps.

See y’all on Tuesday 9th in Canach.

David