CItabel 3 club challenge

Save the date: annual dinner is likely to occur on November 8th – details to follow in due course!

The last golfing event of the FROGS 2014 calendar took place last Tuesday, with a small field do 12 teeing it up with light bags (I almost said “sacks” but that would be inappropriate and, for most of the membership, inaccurate) for the annual Citabel 3 club challenge. A special thank you to Philippe from Citabel for continuing to support the FROGS (note again the 10 percent discount afforded to all FROGS)! each participants scored a nice, thick Citabel golf towel and there were plenty of prizes to go around and thanks for the beers too, Philippe.

Rob McCorduck acted as our starter and continued the fine tradition of supplying beers on the first tee and added doughnuts (Botty now quietly sobbing to himself for having missed this event) – thanks Rob, great job.

Due to the limitations imposed by a light sack 🙂 some shotmaking was required, with very mixed results (ask Mark Houston how well an 8 iron works in bunkers – likely reply is “about 1 in 8”). There was No need for shotmaking for our intrepid starter – who won longest drive by a whisker – as he was the only one who carried a driver (which he used to good effect doubling for a putter)! Nearest to the pin was a fabulous 5 iron by yours truly to a flag tucked in the back right hand corner of 7 – go me!

Our three guests all played pretty rubbish, with Dougie (who missed the prize-giving) the only one who scored at least 1 per hole, taking top spot with 12 points.

There were many 12s, leading to Dave scratching his head with manual scoring and countbacks, with Mark Houston finally edging out Mauro and Rob for 4th. James King managed 13 for 3rd, with Andrew Paton landing second on 15 points and moi edging it with a 16 playing the last two holes in the dark thanks to Rob’s guest, Stuart, being a wee bit late.

Pink ball, for the second time in succession, went to Danny K (who started really well but lost the plot about two holes before the dark caught up with us).

A big thank you to all members for participating in another great FROGS season where we had great weather (proving that karma, in fact, does not exist), good golf, another excruciatingly close Ryder Cup finish, great ambience and a couple of drinks afterward too.

Please save the date for the annual dinner, last year was a ton of fun and we’re looking forward to another good event on November 8th. Remember, you can bring your significant other and we’ll all be on best behavior (at least early that evening).

Enjoy the (other) Ryder Cup in the mean time!

Kind regards

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