And they are of and running

A few accidents on the practice laps reduced the field to 35 members and 2 guests on the Grand Ducal Circuit (the short, bumpy and sandy forest track)…

6 players had engine problems….with Marco just making it off the grid with a rather disappoining 5 pts – a lovely pink golf ball and a FROG fly swat is waiting for you!
Patch, Steve K, Dave Winters, Dennis (the Lord of Montrose) and Ian Doherty must have had the wet tyres or….or maybe just lack the talent which the rest of us FROGs have!

Twas a lovely evening, especially for Jess Have…started with a birdie, ended with a birdie, and wasn’t too bad in between…had the Longest Drive, the Nearest to the Pin….and 19pts!
Our first 2010 Grand Prix winner…..and the Land Rover leads the constructors championship at this early stage.

Beaten on the countback was Tim Tobin, the best starter the Frogs have ever had (in 2010)….he even finished in daylight….sadly his entertaining Adolf Hitler impersonation on the last (two shots in bunker) cost him the top podium prize….when Adolf was touring Luxembourg he joined the Golfaholics, not a lot of people know that…..

A whole host of (four) players tied on 18 pts….i did stick to the rules, despite the fact Tony Nightingale came in third, AND he plays off the ladies tees, and probably wears knickers too….
Good news though, as Mark the Gillies didn’t get the prize….neither did Colin Fraser or Jonny Hill….they got a sleeve of Pro V1x’s instead.

Best Guest was a sponsors invite – Hans van de Sanden on 12 pts….obviously not having to supervise me in the office has improved his golf game! Graham Paul narrowly missed out…

Many thanks again to Citco, our beloved sponsors, for giving us a reason to meet up, play golf, eat and drink together….2010 has got off to a great start!

Thanks also to SHRM, our Matchplay sponsors….first results are in….Craig bt Stefano 2&1, Johan bt Luc 1up….thanks also to the tailor of that fine green jacket, worn by Mr d’Ancona himself.

See you on the course,


FROGS-Golfaholics Ryder Cup 2008 – results

The results of today’s match against the Golfaholics was not impressive. We lost 13 1/2 to 3 1/2. However, it was a very enjoyable day of golf with lots of friendly banter and plenty of good golf…

We will be back next year!

Next FROGS outing is the sixth round of the CITCO tour at Junglinster on Wednesday.

Ryder Cup 2008

Sunday will see the FROGS taking on the Golfaholics in the Ryder Cup.

These are the final pairings (Golfaholics mentioned first):

9:00 Dancin’ Tom 3 V James King 4; Paul McClaren 8 V Ross Mackenzie 4
9:10 Tom Walsh 10 V Tim van Dijk 10; Alan Lynch 9 V Jess Have 9
9:20 Chris Alford 9 V Rupert Birch 12; John Molloy 12 V Duncan Tippin 12
9:30 Andy Nolan 4 V Craig Ferreira 5; Ray Fitzpatrick 5 V Alan Botfield 6

9:40 Steve Kinsella 15, Andy Collen 15 V Bart D’Ancona 20, Dave Hopwood 24
9:50 Richard Morris 14, Damien Bushe 14 V Merve Herneman 12, Franco Mastroddi 14
10:00 Tony Savage 21, Dave Kearney 24 V Derek Sinclair 14, Dave Winters 22
10:10 Torben 16, John Grisewood 18 V Steve Brown 10, Phil Woodger 12
10:20 Alain Merker 20, Shane Mullally 23 V Ian Doherty 18, Peter Baxter 10
10:30 Pat Hutchines 21, Duncan McMahon 18 V Paul Goes 18, Jonathan Hill 13
10:40 Vihjlmur Axelsson 24, Kevin Beasley 18 V Luc De Vet 24, Halldor Magnusson 14
10:50 JD 22, Andy Ferns 19 V Marco Bus 20, Paolo Tarakadjian 21
11:00 Chris Savage 20, Hugh Savage 21 V Neil Underwood 24, Bernard Biggar 24

Let’s go get ’em!