Report – CITCO round 3 – 18 May 2016 – Kikouka

Quite a few FROGS and 1 guest – welcome Jens Buch, turned out to test the Kikuoka lottery of cored greens. From the results it would seem that most FROGS prefer playing on them to normal greens.
Thanks to our starter Richard who generously supplied some corporate Redbridge beer as a tee gift making a change form the usual tees/caps etc…, now available in various hostelries in Luxembourg see their website

Star of the night was Graham Paul for a first ever FROGS hole in one (at least as far as any one could remember) who hit a 3 wood onto the 7th and somehow the ball ended up in the hole. Many congratulations Graham – who enabled us to celebrate his skill by buying beers all round. Photos and a video can be found here.

Standard Scratch for the night was 15.

For the second week in a row Fred Sudret won with 21 points and again also claimed the longest drive. We would introduce drug testing for FROGS if we didn’t think that most would fail. He now leads the overall by 11 points and his handicap has come down from 9.7 at the beginning of the season to 5. We seem to have seen this before from his best mate Stephane a couple of years ago.
In second place, winning a three way countback on 18 points was Danny Kaiser who also sported an impressive FROG belt buckle which we may look into for next year’s clothing.
Third place went to an unlucky Jonny Hill who warmed up for Arizona with a one over par 9 holes which could easily have been level. Fourth was Paul Goes and in spite of getting 4 points for his hole in one, Graham could only hit 17 in fifth place although this earned him the longest drive hand-me-down due to the single prize rule.
Nearest the pin went to Paul Goes and the leary to Jens Buch.

Jens also received a pink ball as the worst guest even with his score of 17 points – unlucky. We hope to see more of him this year.

Just missing out on the pink ball with 7 points were Gerry Mullen and Gregor Dalrymple. Jonny D put up a spirited challenge with his 6 points but lost on worst countback to a former Kikuoka Club Champion playing off 1.5. Take a bow Russell Edwards.

In the Stibbe Matchplay Will Heath beat Dennis 3 :1 and there were walkovers for Jonny D and Mark Gillies. Please keep up to date with your matchplays – there are still a few first round ties to be completed.

The next FROGS event is the 4th round of the CITCO Grand Prix at Junglinster on 1 June. A started volunteered on Wednesday but I’ve forgotten who. The usual mail will be sent out shortly though.

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