Results CITCO round 6 – Preisch – 28 June 2017

Whilst our largely untouchable committee probably meant well by kicking off with the bright idea that the winner of each event should take responsibility for the related subsequent write up, there was always going to be a tiny danger that some loud mouthed, rambling idiot who knows absolutely nothing about golf might just slip in with a thoroughly unexpected victory on the first day it was introduced…And where would that leave things, we wonder?

As your incredibly generous starter, my strategy was rather simple. The general idea was to challenge the usual balance of abilities by shovelling as much alcohol and nibbles down the throats of those individuals who I perceived to be the most likely threats to a comfortable victory on the night. Anything to upset the usual routines in fact. Craig, Dennis and David were early arrivals so I managed to work on them gently at the bar beforehand. Keith too but he’s completely useless at golf so he doesn’t really count. So that was four Froggie boys pretty much sorted. Frank refused to join us preferring to practice alone. Worrying. Certain players take their golf rather seriously of course. As assortment of goodies was made available at the first tee – most of them fairly unhealthy of course – but with copious amounts of reasonably decent champagne on offer, I maintained a quiet confidence. They’ll surely take the bait. Take as much as you like, chaps. Relax and enjoy the moment. Have another. Longest drive on the first. Would the startegy work? Frank likes a bit of quality. He’s that type of a bloke. Having been persuaded to tuck in to the Moet quite gleefully, Frank was first to up and away. A solid sideways drive into the adjacent fence and out of bounds. Have fun, Frank! A wave and a genuine smile. A perfect return on the investment. ‘Just what the doctor ordered. Next please. No need for me to watch the golf too closely from this point forward…

And so it progressed…In fairness, there were some areas of resistance. For example, Gregor and Arnaud flatly refused to participate in my get drunk quick scheme. Slightly annoying. Maybe try some of the cocaine laced salami instead, chaps? Yes? Perfect. Have a nice round and see you later.

As you can probably tell, I could go on and on about similar nonsense for longer than you could be bothered to keep awake but even I’m starting to get slightly bored so let’s move on. Golf was played. The weather held out nicely. 18 players in total. Standard scratch respectfully high at 17 points. Rob and David went through in the AKD Matchplay face offs disposing of Jess and Paul respectively. Craig, who looks more like the 70’s series Catweasle character every week, won nearest the pin, longest drive and rather greedily, the Bijnens beer leary as well whilst Jess picked up the other longest drive award. Gregor came 2nd with 19 points, Nick 3rd with Rob, Neil, Craig and Marco following along. Latest overall standings and Matchpaly status is attached. Best guest was Richard on 12 points and worst was Keith on 3 points. Andrew collected the pink ball with 8 points, scraping ahead of Botty on 9 and Frank on 11. Bla bla bla.

In the end, it was pretty much business as usual last night with the same old suspects largely dominating the prize giving ceremony at the local restaurant and as such, there are very few material surprises to report on in amongst the overall results. Oh yes. Another deserved win for yours truly of course – that’s now one in a row, I believe – but frankly, who really cares? Certainly not me. Golf is an odd sort of game, isn’t it? People of limited ability are effectively rewarded for being rubbish hence this ridiculous result. For this reason, I would prefer to clsoe by taking the opportunity to offer a few simple observations rather than focus overtly on golfing performance matters.

So…In no particular order…

1. Citco is a wonderful sponsor and their continued involvement is genuinely appreciated by all Frogs.
2. All sponsors are truly super doopa in fact.
3. Frank stayed for drinks and dinner. Blimey. Well done that man!
4. Everyone paid exactly the right amount of money for the golf – perfect!
5. Everyone settled their food and drink bills correctly. Not a cent over or under. Unbelievable.
6. Maybe we get too bogged down in organising start times and playing partners. Why not just turn up between x and y time and go out with whoever is around? This would help the social element of Frogs, I think.
7. Neil is always happy and smiling. We like that.
8. Jess is Danish. Life is good.
9. Marco might organise a Frogs trip to Venice to play some golf. Go for it, Marco! The last time we went away, you needed time in hospital to recover but it won’t be like that, Bart is no longer around!
10. Next Frogs event in Junglinster next Wednesday evening.
11. There are plenty of interesting and amusing characters within the Frogs grouping. Keep it up!

Are we there yet? Probably. Can I go now? Good.

Tony.

Results CITCO round 5 – Preisch – 14 June 2017

As Meatloaf said, “It was a hot Summers night…” and then he drivelled on and on about wolves and red roses or something, well in the FROGs it’s about alcohol, order of merit and pink balls….and food.

”Twas the fifth Citco Grand Prix event of 2017 and we traveled en masse to France to play France (what do you call a large gathering of FROGs…apparently it’s not a F*ckwit of FROGs although that’s what Mr Nightingale was uttering when the prize giving was revised for a fourth time)…no one was caught by traffic cops on this occasion!

Three Matchplays were played, Marco lost, Dennis lost and Houston had problems finding his space shuttle on the last, and subsequently lost…Rob, Botty and Billy Baxter were the fortunate winners moving further into the AKD Matchplay Comp.

Prize giving was a shambles, but we kind of got there in the end…

Pantaloni Andreone and Maaaarten de Grooooot were writing their names on all the pieces of paper but were rubbish at putting the ball in the hole so they won the novelty beer and wine prizes, this enabled fourth and fifth placed people to also get alcohol and these fortunate hackers were Graham Paul and Johan Terblanche!

Top three on the night were separated by one point, 18 pts from the Evergreen Franco took third place, Colin Cameron who was briefly declared the winner with 21 pts was honourable to declare his score was “only” 19 pts…and was soundly beaten on countback by the ONE known in the Golfaholics as the “Fattest of all FROGs” Botty Botster Botfield who had a lovely evening with Dennnnnis and Maaaaaaaarten for company!

Pink ball was more hotly contested in the corrected scores with Capo Paolo the Stallion putting in a slightly better score than The Kaiser Chief – yes, that’s right Steve Kaiser maintains his “in the prizes” run for another week!

We also had guests, but only Keith Darby stayed for prize giving and his 16pts got him into the prizes, well done Keith!

We had a tremendously talented starter for this event, HE can grow his hair longer than Paul Doesn’t Goes and Duncan Singapore Sling Tippin…but sadly he cannot escape his past…Mark Houston is still a Fifer!

Order of Merit taking shape as follows;

Jess has adjusted the scores so he still leads 🙂 on 75, Old Man Baxter is just a point behind, 67 pts is third place and it’s ZZ Top looking to make a move up the charts if Sandrine let’s him out….

Next event is coming soon, don’t be shy, show us yer pie…

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.
Mark

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,
Rob

Results 2017

CITCO Grand Prix
1. Rob McCorduck 82 points
2. Nick Felfoldi 80 points
3. Tony Nightingale 79 points
T4 Jess Have & Craig Ferreira 78 points

AKD Match play champion
Alan Botfield
Runner up: Peter Baxter (3&2)

Bijnens Leary champion
Steve Brown

Tenth CICTO event
Date: 9 August 2017
Venue: Grand Ducal
1. Steve Brown 18 points
2. Luc de Vet 18 points
3. Dennis Robertson 16 points

Nearest to pin: Luc de Vet & Peter Baxter
Longest drive: Russell Edwards & Mark Gillies
Bijnens leary: Marco Bus
Worst score: Colin Cameron 6 points

Ninth CICTO event
Date: 9 August 2017
Venue: Kikuoka
1. Tony Nightingale 19 points
2. Daniel Kaiser 19 points
3. Craig Ferreira 18 points

Nearest to pin: William Heath & William Heath
Longest drive: Craig Ferreira
Bijnens leary: Daniel Kaiser
Worst score: Colin Cameron 6 points

Eighth CITCO event
Date: 26 July 2017
Venue: Junglinster
1. Tony Whiteman 19 points
2. Rob McCorduck 16 points
3. Peter Baxter 15 points

Nearest to pin: Arnaud Bouteiller & Ayzo van Eysinga
Longest drive: Jess Have
Bijnens leary: Arnaud Bouteiller
Worst score: Gerry Mullen 8 points

Seventh CITCO event
Date: 5 July 2017
Venue: Junglinster
1. Marco Bus 18 points
2. Gregor Dalrymple 17 points
3. Maarten de Groot 16 points

Nearest to pin: Gregor Dalrymple (hole in one) & John Sutherland
Longest drive: Mark Houston
Bijnens leary: Steve Brown
Worst score: Tim van Dijk 6 points

Sixth CITCO event
Date: 28 June 2017
Venue: Preisch (France)
1. Tony Nightingale 19 points
2. Gregor Dalrymple 19 points
3. Nick Felfoldi 18 points

Nearest to pin: Craig Ferreira & Craig Ferreira
Longest drive: Jess Have
Bijnens leary: Craig Ferreira
Worst score: Andrew Paton 8 points

Bijnens 3 club challenge
Date: 21 June 2017
Venue: Kikuoka
1. Paul Goes 15 points
2. Simon Baker 14 points
3. Colin Cameron 13 points

Pink ball: Gerry Mullen 7 points

Fifth CITCO event
Date: 14 June 2016
Venue: Preisch (France)
1. Alan Botfield 19 points
2. Colin Cameron 19 points
3. Franco Mastroddi 18 points

Nearest to pin: Maarten de Groot & Andrew Paton
Longest drive: Maarten de Groot
Bijnens leary: Andrew Paton
Worst score: Steve Kaiser 9 points

Fourth CITCO event
Date: 31 May 2017
Venue: Junglinster
1. Daniel Kaiser 18 points
2. Rob McCorduck 18 points
3. Frank Maitry 17 points

Nearest to pin: Arnaud Bouteiller & Frank Maitry
Longest drive: Johan Terblanche
Bijnens leary: Mark Gillies
Worst score: Gerry Mullen 1 point

Third CITCO event
Date: 24 May 2017
Venue: Preisch (Luxembourg)
1. Simon Baker 16 points
2. Peter Baxter 15 points
3. Steve Kaiser 15 points

Nearest to pin: Ayzo van Eysinga & Jess Have
Longest drive: Craig Ferreira
Bijnens leary: James King
Worst score: Steve Brown 8 points

KPMG FROGS Individuals Championship 2017
Date: 13 May 2017
Venue: Kikuoka

Winner: Gregor Dalrymple 36 points
Runner-up: Colin Cameron 36 points

Nearest to pin: Andrew Paton
Longest drive: Johan Terblanche
Leary: Nick Felfoldi
Worst score: Frank Maitry 19 points

Second CITCO event
Date: 10 May 2016
Venue: Kikuoka
1. Jess Have 18 points
2. Mark Phillips 16 points
3. Peter Baxter 15 points

Nearest to pin: Alan Botfield and Dennis Robertson
Longest drive: Jess Have
Bijnens leary: Merve Herneman
Worst score: Frank Maitry 3 points

First CITCO event
Date: 28 April 2017
Venue: Kikuoka
1. Nick Felfoldi 21 points
2. Dennis Robertson 20 points
3. Jess Have 18 points

Nearest to pin: Neil Underwood
Longest drive: Arnaud Bouteiller
Bijnens leary: Nick Felfoldi
Worst score: Frank Maitry 7 points

Results from previous years