21 Frogs and 5 guests ventured to Junglinster on a rather humid summers evening. The clouds were dark and thunder could be heard way in the distance (way way in the distance) Our starter, Marco, and showing his, as always, sartorial elegance bolstered spirits with fine wine, champagne, beer and some sausage. As Botty said there is nothing like a good bit of Italian sausage.
Play started with a matchplay (NB: please ensure all matchplays are played as per the schedule or risk disqualification) between our very own Lord of Montrose, Dennis, and our Ryder Cup highheedyin, Gregor. They were joined by Neil who had the unfortunate role of running behind the buggy of Lord Montrose.
The groups were tightly packed, each struggling to reach the bar before the rain started. One group, who will remain nameless (Botty, Goes and Mastroddi) saw a flicker of lightning in Belgium and decided on safety first and sprinted walked to the bar.
Dennis and Gregor were closely matched but started to slow up as the pressure mounted. Would the Menace be able to put off our low handicapper enough to secure a victory? Dennis took advantage of his captive audience in the buggy and in his inimitable style managed to get Gregor to agree to:
A lifetime membership of the BCC;
Selling 25 books of raffle tickets for the British Stand;
Establishing a Luxembourg arm of the Montrose Boys FC
Collecting the Merc from the airport car park, do a quick valet and delivering it to his house…
Back in the clubhouse the lightning quick trio had secured ample seating and the stories were, as always, around what could have been… Steve Brown apparently “could have” finished more than just 3 holes but felt the home course advantage was unfair and used his time helping his playing partners. Well done Steve.
Prizes on the night went to:
Longest Drive – Maarten de Groot
Leary – Marco Bus
NTP – Chris Lowe
4th place – 17 points, Rob, where is my fleece, McCorduck
3rd place – 17 points, Jess I Have a fleece
2nd place – 18 points, Luc de fleece is too large Vet
1st place – 18 points. Mark, I still need a fleece, Houston
The Pink Ball was hotly contested but the honours on the night went to Daniel Kaiser [with 6 points, Ed.].
Best guest went to Jarvis Smith.
Finally our Ryder Cup Captain, Gregor, announced the team for the 14th July, the full list I’m sure will be on the website in due course. There was some consternation as no one seemed to know the location of the actual trophy itself. Who had it last? Did it ever get engraved? I’m sure we will hear more on that later…..or perhaps Confucius will have the answer.
The requested dress code for the 14th shows a Scottish hint with the Blue Frogs top and white trousers/shorts being order of the day. Anyone wishing to complete the ensemble with Braveheart facepaint are welcome.
Well done to all who finished the round in such dangerous conditions and thanks again to Marco for starter duties.
I almost forgot, the matchplay on the night was won by The Menace, well done Dennis! [Jess beat Arnaud to move to the semis as well, Ed.]
Look forward to seeing everyone on the 14th!