Report from Casa4Funds Frogs Individual Championship

Casa4Funds Frogs Individuals 2018
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Hello gentlemen !!

Yesterday we played the Individual Championship and our thanks for this lovely and pleasant day go the sponsor Casa4Funds represented by Arnaud.

At 9 o’Clok we had smooth start thanks to:

– the starter Johan
– a delicious breakfast
– the course in perfect condition
– the sun which shined bright in the clear blue sky
– the hot sticky weather that maybe favoured golfers coming form southern Europe used to “tropical climate conditions”

Talking about results:
– Starting from gross, the winner was James with 28 points who scored one point more than Craig.

– A special mention should go to Arnaud who closed the round with a remarkable 76 !! However, being a sponsor he kindly left the stage to other players.

– Moving to the net scores, James was ranked third with 30 points, number two on the chart “il Maestro”… Marco and the winner was Mauro… the student becomes the Master.

To complete a “glorious” day for Italian golf Francesco Molinari close the third round on the first place in Wentworth (Craig, I apologize if might not pronounced it correctly, I hope at least the spelling is correct). It seems that the world is changing drastically because Italy is “gaining ground in golf course” and loosing it in soccer field; apparently we will attend the World Cup on TV from the couch.

Concerning contest prizes:

7th Marco
12th Natham

2nd Steve
11th Nick

18th Jess

Last prize pink ball, the honour was for Martin Shapiro with 13 points.

The “Ch’ti” Richard won best guest and pink ball awards at the same time

Finally, a special thank to one star “Goodyear” Chef John who cooked delicious fish and chips.

Thanks to everyone e alla prossima !


PS: JFYI writing this email took me exactly the same time as playing 18 holes… David, I hope you appreciated my efforts.

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,

Report from the 2016 KPMG FROGS Individual Championship

On a cold, wet and windy Saturday morning 23 intrepid FROGS, 5 KPMG partners and 3 guests turned up at Kikuoka for the 2016 KPMG FROGS Individual tournament to see who would take home the coveted Ken Reid Trophy.

They were greeted with bucks fizz and croissants provided by our starter Johan and a sleeve of balls and a handful of tees courtesy of KPMG. For many this was to be their only reward of the day.
After expressing total disgust at his plus 1 handicap Craig Ferreira pretty much cleaned up in the prizes.

He won the Ken Reid Trophy for the overall net prize with 31 points, 2 clear of the field in shooting a gross 32 – great golf in the conditions. He also hit the first shot onto the 10th green to 1.40 metres of the pin which no-one could beat.

Runner up was Mark Gillies on 29 who knocked last year’s winner Nick Felfoldi into third place on countback.

As Craig won the best net, the gross prize went to Alan Bottfield, a shameful 6 shots behind Craig. Alan also won the leary on the 18th hitting a pitch 30m to 2 metres from the pin.

The final prize changed hands several times as the favourites all fell by the wayside, although honourable mention should be given to Steve Brown who managed to get one of few drives onto the right fairway. The longest drive eventually going to the smallest person in the field – Fred Sudret.

The prize for the best KPMG golfer went to their organiser Corinna GoldKuhle who showed everyone how to play golf with a magnificent 36 points. Ravi Beegun earning the pink ball with a slightly less magnificent 16 points.

Of the guests Pat Hutchines beat Andy Fearns on countback with 32 points each. For some reason they appeared less than enamoured with their prizes of a new FROGS golf umbrella and green shirt. Can’t think why.

The special prize of a golf lesson and of course a pink ball almost went to Steve Brown and Serge Bijnens who scored 17 and 16 respectively but they were totally outplayed by the 13 points of Colin Cameron.

And so to the 3rd guest. Due to spending most of his life outside Luxembourg this year and probably playing in his only FROGS event of 2016 he decided not to rejoin the FROGS this year and therefore played as a guest scoring 31 points which would have been good enough for second place and instead received the pink ball for the worst guest score. Let that be a lesson to you all.

Grateful thanks have already been passed onto KPMG for their support.

Results from the 2015 FROGS KMPG Individual Championship

Champion Mr Felfoldi
Almost 30 valiant FROGS turned up for the final event of the 2015 season: the KPMG FROGS Individuals played in memory of the late Ken Reid, one of the founding fathers of the Society.

And in the midst of this gathering, Jonny Hill went into battle with Simon Baker to decide who would be the SHRM 2015 Matchplay champion.

It was a very warm day!And it was hot! But, apart from the heat, conditions were ideal: little wind and the course in excellent condition having been softened just enough by the recent rain.

Botty, our starter, maintained the high standards set by the 2015 vintage through his excellent coordination of his assistant, the little Brunette helper, and delivered to us excellent bacon butties and some very healthy orange juice on the first tee. He then spent the next hour and a half putting up with a constant stream of FROGs comments on how he had managed to get that dent on his fine car — something that wasn’t there when he left his car in the car park earlier that morning.

Fred with his consolation prizeGiven that on this rare occasion, we were playing all 18 holes: LD and NtP were set on the second 9. A monstrous effort by Chris Juste secured him the ‘Top FROG’ award for the LD (showing the benefit of eating one’s greens) while Peter (no more pink shorts) Baxter showed us all what we should be doing on a Par 3 to win NtP and got the birdie to boot. Dave Winters thought he had the leary won on the 18th missing the eagle by 20cm until our beloved starter missed it by just 2cm.

Runner-up Mr BaxterThe results were close with the FROGS actually showing that they can play this course well, especially in light of our interesting exchanges after the Ryder Cup. It should not be forgotten that most of our FROGGIE handicaps are considerably lower than our real club handicaps.

5th and 6th were tied on 32 points place respectively but on count back Jess Have had to settle for 6th, Will Heath for 5th, Andrew Paton shot 33 for 4th place on his own. Fred Sudret, on only his second outing, was 3rd with 34 points edged out of 2nd place by Peter Baxter on count back.

On 35 points, the winner and the 2015 KPMG FROGS Individual Champion is Nick Felfoldi.

Best gross scoreThe prize for best gross went to Alan Botfield, who managed to forget all the comments on his car and produce a solid round of 78 shots beating Craig and Nick who both shot 80!

We had two guests and our friendly Golfaholic interloper, Pat Hutchines with 33 points bested Chris Edwards.

Most honest Golfer...Having lost out on the pink ball at the last CITCO event, Duncan Tippin on 19 points was definitely not going to be outdone this time especially as KPMG offer the prize as ‘Most honest golfer’, although he only won it on reverse count back from Graham Paul with Simon Baker, Stuart Rowlands and Colin Cameron also pushing Duncan close.

Many thanks to KPMG for its sponsorship and the generous prizes including golf balls offered to all those who did not win a prize.

And, let us not forget in the midst of all this, a tight battle was taking place to decide the 2015 SHRM Matchplay champion: and it ended on the 9th with Jonny ‘Bacon Butty’ Hill defeating Simon Baker on the final hole to win 1up. Congratulations to the champion and the runner-up! Our thanks to the sponsor, SHRM!

One last thing…

Only one gathering remains for 2015 and that is our Annual Dinner. Information on the date and venue will be sent out shortly.
Botty the man

KPMG Frogs Individual results 2013

Results from today’s championship over 18 holes:

Andrew Paton (champion)
Dennis Robertson
Jonny Hill
Fred Sudret
Macro Bus
Simon Baker

Craig Ferreira 28 points
Nick Montague
Mark Gillies

LD: Steve Browne
NTP: Mark Gillies
Leary: Fred Sudret
Best dressed: Michael Faulkner
Shortest Drive: Darren Judge
FROGS pink ball Neil Underwood
Best Guest: Ravi Beegun
Guest pink ball: Alain Piquet

In the xxxx award Phil Woodger as he’s leaving for the UK

Full table:
Player Name H’cap Gross Nett Points
Andrew Paton 6 82 76 33
Dennis Robertson 17 85 69 33
Jonny Hill 4 75 71 31
Ravi Beegun 36 106 72 31
Stephane Ayache 11 81 71 31
Nick Montague 4 82 78 30
Fred Sudret 22 70 54 29
Marco Bus 14 86 73 29
Craig Ferreira 0 80 80 28
Merve Hernemann 12 79 69 27
Daniel Kaiser 11 71 62 26
Mark Houston 14 98 84 26
Michael Faulkner 18 94 77 26
Simon Baker 21 82 64 26
Darren Judge 26 101 76 26
Mark Gillies 9 85 76 25
Rupert Birch 12 61 53 25
Frank Maitry 5 76 71 25
David Winters 13 76 66 24
Luc De Vet 16 70 57 23
Paul Goes 12 77 68 23
Jess Have 4 77 73 23
Phil Woodger 7 86 79 22
Derek Sinclair 7 97 90 22
Steve Paul 25 99 76 19
Steve Brown 6 56 53 19
Graham Paul 8 99 91 18
Alain Piquet 24 87 69 17
John Li 19 97 80 16
Neil Underwood 20 85 70 15