Result from the Citabel 3 club challenge – Kikuoka – 29 July 2015

Yesterday 22 hardy FROGS members braved the blustery conditions armed with only 3 clubs each, some bacon rolls (top idea, what will our starters come up with next?) and beer or German! red wine kindly offered by our starter, the evergreen Froggosorus Swerve – thanks, Merve! With wind and course conditions verging on the Scottish, early speculation was that the Scots would do well – Dennis did not, Bottie did well to miss a golf society event for the first time in his adult (?) life, but Gregor managed to fly that sexy blue & white flag (I still regret not being able to get that (real) Ryder Cup sweater!).

Imagine the disappointment of Lost Ball Brown when he was told that there wouldn’t be a longest drive, but rather a Leary which NO-ONE won!! I’ve recently been told that words like “abysmal” may not go down too well with some of the more sensitive FROGS (collectively Froggosori Preciosi), but that “shyte” has always been acceptable, so there you have it…. Thanks to Citabel for sponsoring the event again.

Looking at the scorecards tells its own story: consistency certainly isn’t a FROGS strength. In a valiant effort to turn around the gloom that descended over the Lost Continent of Down Under on 29 July 2015, a certain Mark Gillies (aka Froggosorus Antipodea or Froggosorus Vegemitea – often difficult to know the full provenance of these due to their – ughm – breeding habits), fresh from the plane from Bermuda (yes, some have it tough), managed some consistency despite not carrying a putter and came in with 15 points, which (remarkably? maybe not…) was just good enough for the win.

A whole host (6 if I recall) of FROGS managed 13 points, but countback for 2nd and 3rd (or first loser and second loser if you’re from South of the Equator) went to Gregor Dalrymple and Will-I-Am-(not) Heath, each with 14 points. Believe it or not, the prime beneficiary of the FROGS members apparent lack of control (our Aussie friend came close, but alas…) into the wind and the resulting failure of all 22 of us to hit the 9th green in two, was Steve Brown, as lucky loser on 13, beating 5 others on countback.

Colin Fraser managed to hit the green and get his ball inside Chris Juste (I hope that’s the last time I ever have to utter those 6 words!) on another (2nd this year!) rare outing for our Veggie Veteran (aka Froggosurus Verte) – who says that we’re not inclusive! – to win the nearest to the pin and, I think, a smashing orange (though slightly sun bleached) cap. David Hopwood (Froggosorus Bownce) managed an abysmally (I can say that, he’s not a Preciosi) low score to comprehensively win the pink ball, despite gallant efforts by at least two others.

Reminders/upcoming events: next event is on Wednesday 5th of August at Junglinster (you can check event details here: Your starter, Lost Ball Brown, should be in contact soon. The final CITCO event (which will likely include the showdown between Bottie (Froggosorus Deminutus) and Simon the Bakerman (Froggosorus Cookie) for the SHRM Matchplay will be at Kikuoka on the 19th. Also, please support the (18 hole) KPMG Individual Championship which will be held at Kikuoka on Saturday, August 29th – last chance for glory as that will conclude our (golfing) activities for yet another season. A big thank you to all of our sponsors again.

CItabel 3 club challenge

Save the date: annual dinner is likely to occur on November 8th – details to follow in due course!

The last golfing event of the FROGS 2014 calendar took place last Tuesday, with a small field do 12 teeing it up with light bags (I almost said “sacks” but that would be inappropriate and, for most of the membership, inaccurate) for the annual Citabel 3 club challenge. A special thank you to Philippe from Citabel for continuing to support the FROGS (note again the 10 percent discount afforded to all FROGS)! each participants scored a nice, thick Citabel golf towel and there were plenty of prizes to go around and thanks for the beers too, Philippe.

Rob McCorduck acted as our starter and continued the fine tradition of supplying beers on the first tee and added doughnuts (Botty now quietly sobbing to himself for having missed this event) – thanks Rob, great job.

Due to the limitations imposed by a light sack 🙂 some shotmaking was required, with very mixed results (ask Mark Houston how well an 8 iron works in bunkers – likely reply is “about 1 in 8”). There was No need for shotmaking for our intrepid starter – who won longest drive by a whisker – as he was the only one who carried a driver (which he used to good effect doubling for a putter)! Nearest to the pin was a fabulous 5 iron by yours truly to a flag tucked in the back right hand corner of 7 – go me!

Our three guests all played pretty rubbish, with Dougie (who missed the prize-giving) the only one who scored at least 1 per hole, taking top spot with 12 points.

There were many 12s, leading to Dave scratching his head with manual scoring and countbacks, with Mark Houston finally edging out Mauro and Rob for 4th. James King managed 13 for 3rd, with Andrew Paton landing second on 15 points and moi edging it with a 16 playing the last two holes in the dark thanks to Rob’s guest, Stuart, being a wee bit late.

Pink ball, for the second time in succession, went to Danny K (who started really well but lost the plot about two holes before the dark caught up with us).

A big thank you to all members for participating in another great FROGS season where we had great weather (proving that karma, in fact, does not exist), good golf, another excruciatingly close Ryder Cup finish, great ambience and a couple of drinks afterward too.

Please save the date for the annual dinner, last year was a ton of fun and we’re looking forward to another good event on November 8th. Remember, you can bring your significant other and we’ll all be on best behavior (at least early that evening).

Enjoy the (other) Ryder Cup in the mean time!

Kind regards

Results 2013

Overall Citco Grand Prix 2013
1. Stéphane Ayache 93 points
2. Craig Ferreira 82 points
3. Dave Winters 79 points
T4 Ian Doherty and Nick Montague on 78 points

SHRM match play champion: Alan Botfield
Runner-up: Gregor Dalrymple

KPMG Frogs Individual Champion
Andrew Paton
Runner-up: Dennis Robertson

3 Club Citabel Challenge
Date: 21 August 2013
Venue: Canach
1. Craig Ferreira 15 points
2. Ayzo van Eysinga 14 points
3. Gregor Dalrymple 14 points

Tenth CITCO event
Date: 1 August
Venue: Grand Ducal

1. Jess Have 20 points
2. Stéphane Ayache 18 points
3. Graham Paul 17 points

Nearest to pin: Paolo Tarakdjian
Longest drive: Steve Brown
Worst score: Peter Baxter 8 points

Ninth CITCO event
Date: 23 July
Venue: Junglinster

1. Willem van Rooyen 17 points
2. Nick Montague 17 points
3. Neil Underwood 17 points

Nearest to pin: Willem van Rooyen
Longest drive: Willem van Rooyen
Worst score: Daniel Kaiser 9 points

Eighth CITCO event
Date: 17 July
Venue: Canach

1. Stéphane Ayache 15 points
2. Craig Ferreira 15 points
3. Luc De Vet 15 points

Nearest to pin: Merve Herneman
Longest drive: Ian Doherty
Worst score: Andrew Paton 8 points

Pairs (Frank Maitry)
Date: 9th July
Venue: Canach

1. Mauro Giubergia and Andrew Paton on 21 points
2. Tony Nightingale and Simon Baker with 19 points
3. Franco Mastroddi and Steve Kaiser 18 points
Nearest to pin: Jess Have
Longest drive: Phil (Woodge) Woodger

Seventh CITCO event
Date: 2 July
Venue: Junglinster

1. Stuart Rowlands 17 points
2. Stéphane Ayache 16 points
3. Phil (Woodge) Woodger 16 points

Nearest to pin: Alan Botfield
Longest drive: Johan Terblanche
Worst score: Philippe Zimmer 5 points

Sixth CITCO event
Date: 26 June
Venue: Preisch

1. Stéphane Ayache 23 points
2. Dave Winters 19 points
3. Gregor Dalrymple 16 points

Nearest to pin: Steve Brown
Longest drive: Ian Doherty
Worst score: John Sutherland 2 points

Fifth CITCO event
Date: 19 June
Venue: Junglinster

1. Willem Van Rooyen 20 points
2. Craig Ferreira 18 points
3. Dave Winters 18 points

Nearest to pin: Tony Nightingale
Longest drive: Steve Brown
Worst score: Jess Have 4 points

Fourth CITCO event
Date: 5 June
Venue: Canach

1. Stéphane Ayache 20 points
2. Graham Paul 17 points
3. Craig Ferreira 16 points

Nearest to pin: Gregor Dalrymple
Longest drive: Jess Have
Worst score: Rob McCorduck 4 points

Third CITCO event
Date: 22 May
Venue: Preisch

1. Derek Sinclair 18 points
2. Steve Brown 17 points
3. Mark Gillies 17 points

Nearest to pin: Gregor Dalrymple
Longest drive: Jess Have
Worst score: John Sutherland 3 points

Second CITCO event
Date: 8 May
Venue: Canach

1. Simon Baker 21 points
2. Neil Underwood 18 points
3. Ernest Foy 17 points

Nearest to pin: not handed out
Longest drive: Duncan Tippin
Worst score: Mark Phillips 4 points

Best guest: Johann Silighini 16 points

First CITCO event
Date: 24 April
Venue: Grand Ducal

1. Craig Ferreira 18 points
2. James King 17 points
3. Stefano Ciccarello 17 points

Nearest to pin: Bart d’Ancona
Longest drive: Craig Ferreira
Worst score: Bernard Biggar 2 points

Best guest: Chris McKenzie 15 points

Results from previous years