CITCO report round 7 – 18 July 2018 – Junglinster

What a beautiful evening it was!

First of all, thanks to our starter Maarten, who clearly knows how to organize things. 22 FROGS members and 4 guests were welcomed with a good layer of “huzarensalade”, which is probably the best of Dutch cuisine you’ll ever experience, followed by a shot of nice old Dutch “jenever” and a draft beer. And on top of that a cold beer for during the round, which I’m sure everyone finished before reaching the tee of the second hole. I like this Burgundy style start of our rounds and challenge every next starter to be as original in their choice of food and drinks on the first tee. Just make sure it contains alcohol…

The whole evening seemed to be dominated by many elements of the Dutch culture. Before going to the first tee, I went to the driving range to warm up, but of course without “jetons” for the ball machine. Fortunately Steve B was there. I went up to him and asked how it works here with getting practice balls. The trick worked: he offered me his card so I could buy balls… without spending a dime… I owe you a beer for that Steve!

The round itself was a dream, the course in good condition… or did I hear complaints about the greens…? Anyway, they worked for me… and for Ayzo (another Dutchman – I think we outnumbered every other nationality yesterday), who sank every putt within 4 meters. Junglinster is in my view a course where you leave your Driver in your bag, except maybe for one or two holes. Nevertheless, I did hear many trees being hit around me, by those who couldn’t resist.

I always like seeing so many staying for dinner, like Wednesday evening, and I also say this as a representative of our sponsor. Drinks and dinner after the round are at least as important, and at least as much fun, as the round itself. It is that combination that makes the FROGS. And as a bonus we were treated bottles of a nice Rosé – thanks Craig, much appreciated, hope you had a nice Birthday evening!

The results:

Bijnens LEARY: Jess
NEARY: Maarten, who also scored well, despite the starter stress
LONGEST DRIVE: Jess too

The Undersigned – 16 points (to which I agreed with mixed feelings….)
Paul G – 15 points
Maarten – 15 points
Andrew – 14 points
Craig – 14 points

And then there is the unavoidable Pink Ball, which surprisingly went to one of our best players: Bottie. And also surprisingly, our leader Steve B, whose goal it was to get rid of his worst round of this season, was also in the race for Pink Ball with the same 9 points as Alan (and Rob), but based on countback (I think?) got away with it. Guest Pink Ball went to Paul Cornet, who hopefully didn’t have too much of a traumatic experience joining us.

AKD Match Play: the Final is known! The semi-finals were close matches: Paul G needed 10 holes to beat Dennis, and Craig beat Jess 1up by winning the 9th hole.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Frogmittee and Jess, on behalf of the players and the sponsor, for all the work they are doing. That sort of work is needed to keep a group like ours going, but these volunteers don’t always feel appreciated, partially caused by unawareness among our members, of the amount of efforts behind the scenes.

Three more rounds to go…..hope to see the same number of players as in the first 7 rounds. We are having a nice season so far, in good spirits…cheers!

Tim

CITCO report round 6 – 4 July 2018 – Junglinster

Dear all,

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.

Colin Cameron teeing off

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!

Report CITCO round 7 – Junglinster – 5 July 2017

?Buongiorno,

?What a difficult task I had today! Not only express myself in a language which is not mine but to do it the week after Nick’s? [it was Tony, Ed.] fantastic report … but l’ll fight the perfidious Albion!

The sun was still high and the sky when our brave frogs jumped on Junglinster ?golf course? to play the round 7th of the 2017 CITCO Grand Prix. The players were welcomed by our starter Rob “the cowboy” and his generous offer of cheeses, salami, beers etc.
Thank you Rob and well done!

At yesterday event the 7th of the 2017 edition played 19 Frogs and they were quick enough to play all the 12 holes in bright light.

Only one AKD match play was played, Craig defeated Francis 3&2 (Francis….are you Dutch, don’t you?).

Gregor, our international glorious champion (background of heavenly music..) holed the 9th hole in one shot and generously and consequently offered a round of beers to all of us.

Thank you Gregor and well done! (background of heavenly music..)

Coming to the competition :

First of all many thanks to our sponsor CITCO.

Standard scratch was 14…quite low specially compared to the last event were it was 17.

Slow greens the reason?

?Probably, ask Craig his opinion on Junglinster greens.?..?

Nearest to the pin 4th Hole : Gregor (background heavenly music..)

Nearest to the pin 11th Hole: Jonny the kiwi

Bijnens Beer Leary : Steve

Longest Drive, 2nd Hole: Mark Hugues (background of pipes music..)

Best and worst guest: Martin

And finally the real winners:

1st) Marco 18

2nd) Gregor 17 (background heavenly music..)

3rd) Maarten 16

4th) Rob 15

5th) Craig 15

6th) Francis “the Dutch” 15

7th) David 15

Hard fight yesterday for the pink ball but Tim “the real Dutch” prestigious manager of our generous sponsor was good enough to outperform himself with an unrivalled 6 points.

? ?Pink ball: Tim

Watch out the Citco leader board where some players with only four events played are in the top ten…

Next event the will be the 26th of July at Kikuoka. See you all? there.

Marco

Results CITCO round 4 – Junglinster – 31 May 2017

Another fine evening for the FROGS Citco Round 4 at Junglinster on Wednesday evening. 28 hopeful competitors were met at the first tee by our starter Neil Underwood with outstanding, ice-cold, ferry-procured Swedish beer… thanks Neil. The Swedish beer no doubt contributed to restoring group testosterone levels to their pre-Spring norms, thank heavens, resulting in impressively Viking-esque attacking golf… the daffodils were deflower and the course was suitably pillaged.

Two nearest the pin prizes were up for grabs: Arnaud Bouteiller brutally attacked the 9th hole to take nearest the pin there, while Frank Maitry muscled in on the 4th.

Two antipodean plunderers customarily wreaked havoc on foreign shores: Mark Gillies will be Learily skulling that large bottle of Bjinens Beer for his efforts on the 2nd, while Johan Terblanche plans to slice the top off that bottle of Champagne with a great Viking sword….

This weeks’ top pillagers were:

4th place Maarten de Groot

3rd place Frank Maitry on 17pts

2nd Rob McCorduck on 18pts?

and in 1st place… I predict a riot… Daniel Kaiser claimed Chief golfer of day on 18pts

Several AKD matches were played and to be honest I can’t remember the results, but you can have a look on http://www.frogs.lu/index.php/matchplay/ once updated by our industrious website director Jess Have.

The Pink Ball was courted by Alan and Richard, but ultimately went to Gerry Mullan, clearly the most risk-taking and aggressive member of our posse of wild, hairy, tailless amphibians… narrowly missing out on the all-time PB record, long held by an esteemed countryman, will be biting the head off a live chicken before teeing off with his prize at the next outing, which will be Citco Round 5 on Wednesday 14 June at Preisch.

Best regards,
Rob

Round 6 of CITCO Grand Prix at Junglinster

Marco Bus came out the winner on the hottest FROGS night yet claiming first place with 19 points. Runner-up was Neil Underwood and Woodge took third place.
Franco Mastroddi was nearest to pin on the 9th and Frank Maitry longest hitter on the 8th.
The leaderboard is tightly packed, but with no new leader as far as I could see.
The handicap committee will provide us with the updated handicaps, scores etc. shortly. Finally thanks to the starter Willem van Rooyen who spent a long time in the sun 🙂

Race to Ducal – round 5

Round 5 took place at Golfclub Saarbrücken. 19 Frogs played a course in great condition.

Winner was Dave Winters on 17 pts with Craig Ferreira as runner up on 16 pts. The night’s starter, Jonathan Hill, took advantage of Alan Botfield’s absence and soared into the lead of the Race to Ducal by scoring third place and 16 pts.

Nearest to pin was Craig Ferreira and longest drive Dave Winters. Dennis Robertson claimed the worst score with 7 pts.

The updated leaderboard will be posted shortly.

Next event is in two weeks the 29 June at Junglinster.

Results 2010

CITCO Tour Winners 2010

Overall: Jess Have 86 points
Second place: Frank Maitry 84 points
Joint third place: Jonathan Hill and Merve Herneman 83 points

KPMG FROGS championship:
Winner: Frank Maitry 32 points
Runner-up: Derek Sinclair 31 points
Third place: Duncan Tippin 31 points

3 club challenge champion 2010
George McMullen

De Vere Pairs champions 2010
Paul Goes and Jonathan Hill

Tenth CITCO event
Date: 16 October
Venue: Canach
1. Frank Maitry 19 points
2. Jess Have 18 points
3. Craig Ferreira 18 points

Longest drive: Frank Maitry
Nearest to pin: ??

Ninth CITCO event
Date: 11 August
Venue: Canach
1. Bart d’Ancona 20 points
2. Derek Sinclair 17 points
3. Ian Davy 17 points

Eighth CITCO event
Date: 27 July
Venue: Junglinster
1. Johan Terblanche 22 points
2. Merve Herneman 21 points
3. Nick Montague 20 points

Longest drive: Jess Have
Nearest to pin: John Sutherland

Seventh CITCO event
Date: 14 July
Venue: Kikouka

1. Ernest Foy 19 points
2. Derek Sinclair 19 points
3. Steve Brown 18 points

Longest drive: Jess Have
Nearest to pin: Steve Brown

Sixth CITCO event
Date: 29 June
Venue: Belenhaff

1. Marco Bus 19 points
2. Neil Underwood 17 points
3. Woodge 16 points

Longest drive: Frank Maitry
Nearest to pin: Franco Mastroddi

Fifth CITCO event
Date: 16 June
Venue: Golfclub Saarbrücken

1. Dave Winters 17 points
2. Craig Ferreira 16 points
3. Jonathan Hill 16 points

Longest drive: Dave Winters
Nearest to pin: Craig Ferreira

Fourth CITCO event
Date: 26 May
Venue: Kikuoka

1. Jerry Grbic 20 points
2. Frank Maitry 18 points
3. Neil Underwood 17 points

Longest drive: Steve Brown
Nearest to pin: Tony Nightingale

Third CITCO event
Date: 26 May
Venue: Kikuoka

1. Johan Terblanche 16 points
2. Jonathan Hill 16 points
3. Peter Baxter 16 points

Longest drive: Stefano Ciccarello
Nearest to pin: Andrew Paton

Second CITCO event
Date: 12 May
Venue: Kikuoka

1. Simon Baker 20 points
2. Willem van Rooyen 18 points
3. Dennis Robertson 17 points

Longest drive: Daniel Kaiser/Alan Botfield
Nearest to pin: Gareth ?

First CITCO event
Date: 27 April
Venue: Grand Ducal

1. Jess Have 19 points
2. Tim Tobin 18 points
3. Colin Fraser 18 points

Longest Jess Have
Nearest to pin: Jess Have

Results from previous years

Results 2009

CITCO Tour Winners 2009

Overall: Craig Ferreira 80 points
Second place: Alan Botfield 79 points
Third place: Ian Doherty 78 points

LAB Pairs champions 2009:
Steve Kaiser and Phil Woodger

KPMG FROGS championship:
Winner: Daniel Kaiser 42 points
Runner-up: Rupert Birch 37 points
Third place: Paul Mastroddi 37 points

Three club challenge
David Hopwood

Tenth CITCO event
Date: 28th August. Venue: Grand Ducal
1. Ian Doherty 18 points
2. Steve Brown 18 points
3. Mark Gillies 17 points

Nearest to pin: Ian Davy
Longest drive: Alan Botfield

Ninth CITCO event
Date: 12th August. Venue: Canach.
1. Tim van Dijk 17 points
2. Franco Mastroddi 14 points
3. Paul Goes 14 points

Nearest to pin: ?
Longest drive: ?

Eighth CITCO event
Date: 29th July. Venue: Junglinster.
1. Andrew Paton 22 points
2. Adrian Roadway 21 points
3. Bart d’Ancona 20 points

Nearest to pin: Ian Doherty
Longest drive: Luc de Vet

Seventh CITCO event
1. Adrian Roadway 22 points
2. David Winters 21 points
3. 18 Chris Brown points

Nearest to pin: ?
Longest drive: ?

Sixth CITCO event
1. Ian Davy 17 points
2. David Hopwood 16 points
3. Bart d’Ancona 16 points

Nearest to pin: Nick Montague
Longest drive: Mark Gillies

Fifth CITCO event
1. Alan Botfield 18 points
2. Mark Gillies 17 points
3. Luc de Vet 17 points

Nearest to pin: Frank Maitry
Longest drive: Mark Gillies
Worst score: Craig Ferreira (very few points)

Fourth CITCO event
1. Frédéric Sudret 20 points
2. Daniel Kaiser 19 points
3. Colin Fraser 19 points

Nearest to Pin: Dennis Robertson
Longest Drive: Steve Brown

Worst score: Paul Goes 6 points

Third CITCO event
1. Frank Maitry 19 points
2. Mark Gillies 17 points
3. Tim van Dijk 15 points

Nearest to Pin:
Longest Drive:

Second CITCO event
Date: 14 May
Venue: Kikuoka

1. Nick Montague 17 points
2. Stavros Evangelakakis 17 points
3. Craig Ferreira 16 points

Nearest to pin: Dennis Robertson
Longest drive: Derek Sinclair

First CITCO event
Date: 23 April
Venue: Grand Ducal

1. Stefano Ciccarello 17 points
2. Ayzo van Aysinga 17 points
3. Simon Baker 17 points

Longest drive: Jonathan Buckley
Nearest to pin: Ayzo van Aysinga

Results from previous years

Results from round 6 of the CITCO Grand Prix 2009

Here are the results from last night…a big thank you to our sponsors CITCO…without whom the fabulous prizes would not be so fabulous !

The winner of the illuminous yellow golf bag was….with 17pts…..Mr Ian Davy.
The winner of the t-shirt was…with 16pts….Mr Hopwood.
Third place and a voucher was…with 16pts….Mr SHRM d’Ancona.
Nick Montague won the Nearest the Pin and Mark Gillies hit the monster drive…

Last place had to go to Tim Tobin, aren’t rules stupid, the more deserving winner would have been Tony Sportsman Nightingale both managed 7 pts !

Thanks to Paul Goes who acted as starter and then lost to Mr SHRM d’Ancona in the BART Matchplay….2&1….at least he got a free meal !!!

Dennis Robertson, another sponsor, is sitting on top of the Order of Merit, but it is wide open this year….4 events remain !!!

I need a volunteer for starters at Junglinster on the 15th and 29th July….don’t be shy !!!!

Full results