Round 2 of the Citco Grand Prix was held on a mixed evening last Wednesday, with 28 players venturing over the border to play the Luxembourg course in Preisch. Early starters got the best of the sunshine, but probably the worst of the rain. Late starters were greeted on the tee-box by rumbles of thunder in the distance. Nervous glances turned out to be unnecessary as it was just Jess Have swearing his way around the Franco/’Burgish countryside, en-route to gathering up his 8pts.
Thanks to Francis Parisis for performing the starter duties on the night.
Top of the leader-board organized itself neatly, duck-like, all in a row. Johnny Hill and Frank Maitry squabbled over third and fourth, with Johnny taking the spoils on 15pts. Craig Ferreira managed to make a few putts this time, bringing home a tidy +2over and 16pts. The daddy on the night was of course Rob McCorduck, waddling away in front with 17 points. It seems the secret is not to play any golf between seasons, just dust the clubs off & knock it around the course … must be an easy game after all.
The bottom of the table was more Moses-like, all in pairs. Last year’s title winner Stephan Ayache & John Sutherland snuck in together second last, on 7 points. Neil Underwood and David Winters occupied the last berth, reserved for those on 6pts, with Dave being deemed the runt of the litter after a combination of different count-backs and count forwards separating them. The fact he tried to sign for 9 points didn’t factor into the decision at all.
Francis Parisis was also present to receive his pink ball from round one so we look forward to seeing you both tee off the 1st with your pink balls in Canach on the 21st. I am sure your playing partners on the night will not need to remind you of your obligations.
Ernest Foy was the last player to have the right to advance the longest drive marker up the fairway & Steve Kaiser took home the spoils for the Nearest to the Pin, although Daniel Kaiser actually hit the fine shot over the water! Both received very fine IOU vouchers, which can be exchanged for FROGS balls when they arrive. Keith Darby was our best guest on the night, with none able to challenge is 14pts. A sleeve of CITCO balls was there for the victor.
Andrew Paton was the clear winner for smartest pants, Alan Botfield the clear winner for worst.
The slippier greens saw the standard scratch on the night dip to 13pts.
Thanks to our sponsors, CITCO.