Report – CITCO round 3 – Preisch – 24 May 2017

17 Frogs and a guest were met by Starter Hoppy on the 1st tee of Preisch in perfect weather conditions….at this stage all were looking forward to some great golf and good scores (ha). Hoppy laid on the beers (Richard) and went that bit extra with gin and tonic…fantastic! Just the start the FROGS needed on a very hot evening. There was some consternation on the first when it was noted by some of the more “detailed focused” FROGS that the handicaps seemed to have changed since the last round (no names here Peter B). In the end it was a point well taken as due to a computer blip there had been some overzealous reductions.

The golf, unlike the Europa league final, was a game of 2 halves for a number of players. Steve “the bomb” Brown was +1 after 6 and then managed to scratch the last 3 holes… Hope that slice is fixed for the next matchplay Steve. There was a similar story for Ayzo our “don’t watch the final as it will be 2-0 to Ajax” Dutchman. He hit some fantastic shots in the opening 5 holes to take Nearest the pin, quote “beating Dennis by a mile”. He continued his good form staying level par until the 5th where his golf slowed down somewhat. It was also where he joined the party in front after having had to play solo due to late cancellations… luckily there is nothing more trustworthy than a Dutch tax lawyer.

The Preisch greens were in very good condition but scoring was not quite as good as anticipated. The standard scratch for the night was 15 and Congratulations go to Simon Baker as the winner of the evening, with a very fine 16. He was closely followed by a cluster of FROGS on 15 points with Peter Baxter taking 2nd on countback, followed by Steve Kaiser, Ayzo, Jess and Joost.

The other prizes on the night went to Ayzo and Jess for NTP. The Leary went to James and LD to Craig……

The best and worst guest went to Martin Shapiro with 9 points.

Last but not least the Pink ball … as always this was hotly contested but in the absence of Frank, Steve B took the honours with 8 points.

The next round is on 31 May at Junglinster where Neil Underwood will be your starter. Good luck.

Results from the KMPG FROGS Individuals 2017

On a glorious May’s morning 28 exultant FROGS, two comperes of the esteemed offices of KPMG, and one lonely guest, wandered o’er the vales and hills of Kikuoka like a host of golden daffodils…. A FROG could not but be gay, in such a jocund company.

Daniel Kaiser met us at the first tee to send us on our merry way with KPMG golf balls an enchanting aperitif which was voraciously quaffed. Thank you Dan.

Competition was strong for the Ken Reid Trophy and some good golf was evident.

Best and worst guest, Ian Jones with 32 points, wandered home lonely as a cloud with a pink ball proudly held in the air gleaming in the spring sunlight. The most honest golfer prize (pink ball FROGS) went to Frank Maitry with 19, Frank we trust you’re honest enough to utilise the prize on your next outing. Corina Goldkuhle with 31 points was awarded the prize for best KPMG participant followed by Ravi Beegun on 20.

Nearest the pin was accomplished by Andrew Paton with a fine shot. Johan Terblanche secured the longest drive on the 9th hole and Nick Felfoldi won the Leary on the 18th, although there was some confusion as to whether a Leary was awarded for closest to the pin in two shots or three, leading some contenders to “not even try” with their third shot! Nice try. Best Gross prize went to the tenacious Alan Botfield with an impressive 35 points.

Dennis Robertson continues strong form with 34 points to take 5th place behind his compatriot Andrew Patton taking 4th place with 35 points.

However kudos and rewards went to Simon Baker taking 3rd spot with 35 points, Colin Cameron took second place with 36 points missing out narrowly on countback to our esteemed winner Gregor Dalrymple with 36 points, rounding out a good day for the Scots. In a poetic acceptance speech Gregor exclaimed he would always recall this victory as he sat on his couch in pensive mood: “And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils”… Well done Gregor.

The next Citco event will be in Preisch on Wednesday 24th May.

Kind regards,