On a cold, wet and windy Saturday morning 23 intrepid FROGS, 5 KPMG partners and 3 guests turned up at Kikuoka for the 2016 KPMG FROGS Individual tournament to see who would take home the coveted Ken Reid Trophy.
They were greeted with bucks fizz and croissants provided by our starter Johan and a sleeve of balls and a handful of tees courtesy of KPMG. For many this was to be their only reward of the day.
After expressing total disgust at his plus 1 handicap Craig Ferreira pretty much cleaned up in the prizes.
He won the Ken Reid Trophy for the overall net prize with 31 points, 2 clear of the field in shooting a gross 32 – great golf in the conditions. He also hit the first shot onto the 10th green to 1.40 metres of the pin which no-one could beat.
Runner up was Mark Gillies on 29 who knocked last year’s winner Nick Felfoldi into third place on countback.
As Craig won the best net, the gross prize went to Alan Bottfield, a shameful 6 shots behind Craig. Alan also won the leary on the 18th hitting a pitch 30m to 2 metres from the pin.
The final prize changed hands several times as the favourites all fell by the wayside, although honourable mention should be given to Steve Brown who managed to get one of few drives onto the right fairway. The longest drive eventually going to the smallest person in the field – Fred Sudret.
The prize for the best KPMG golfer went to their organiser Corinna GoldKuhle who showed everyone how to play golf with a magnificent 36 points. Ravi Beegun earning the pink ball with a slightly less magnificent 16 points.
Of the guests Pat Hutchines beat Andy Fearns on countback with 32 points each. For some reason they appeared less than enamoured with their prizes of a new FROGS golf umbrella and green shirt. Can’t think why.
The special prize of a golf lesson and of course a pink ball almost went to Steve Brown and Serge Bijnens who scored 17 and 16 respectively but they were totally outplayed by the 13 points of Colin Cameron.
And so to the 3rd guest. Due to spending most of his life outside Luxembourg this year and probably playing in his only FROGS event of 2016 he decided not to rejoin the FROGS this year and therefore played as a guest scoring 31 points which would have been good enough for second place and instead received the pink ball for the worst guest score. Let that be a lesson to you all.
Grateful thanks have already been passed onto KPMG for their support.