Results of round 4 of the CITCO Grand Prix 2010

Final visit to France for 2010 saw Mr Bernard Injured Biggar take over the starter duties…out of 40 plus members who claimed they would turn up the 33 who actually did were fortunate to play in decent summer weather…see the results

Jerry Grbic won with 20 points got cut him three shots…well done Jerry!

Frank Maitry won 2nd place with 18 pts…..but Neil Underwood took the prize with 17pts – rule about attending prize givings i think is 12, c paragraph iii)

Which means third place was Neil, who took the second place prize, resulting in Ernest Foy taking the third place prize also on 17pts.

Nobody was upset that Tony Nightingale also had 17pts and didn’t get a major prize (ha ha ha), ah feck…how did he win Nearest the Pin????

Steve Big Hitter Brown won the longest drive….all because his son didn’t play!

Thanks to Citco our sponsors…fabulous prizes and congrats to all prize winners!

As for the SHRM matchplay… all results are final. Most interesting match of the night was Alan against Merve… With Merve winning 1 up ūüôā Results

A note on score cards, stableford points and handicaps

i) Handicaps are generally provided every week. I spend about 12 minutes after each event fixing the handicaps. Use the handicaps which are provided, you cannot decide your own handicap, i get to do that, and if you dispute your handicap you will be cut one shot if you were correct and two shots if you are incorrect. Democracy doesn’t work.

ii) This is a good one by the way…stableford points, and how this internationally recognised system works.

If there is no one in your group who understands how to score, wait for a clever player to turn up, otherwise ask someone clever after the round to help teach you.

There are errors which we pick up almost every week…we are human and we all make mistakes…invading Iraq was a good idea but we either respect international law and the recognised scoring system..otherwise we write down scores and throw the card in the bucket…your call? Invading Engerland would be my preferred choice, law sucks!

It’s really quite easy, women use this scoring system, children use it, and so to do the French…if you can’t figure it, membership will be opened up to your wives!

Remember to sign up with Jonny Hill for the away day next week at Saarbr√ɬľcken!

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,


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

Halfway stage results from the CITCO Grand Prix 2009

Delayed information as the webmaster was not informed…

Quoting Mr Botfield:
“Well done to all participants in Saarbrucken last night…what a fantastic meal….well done Jonny Hill for an excellent trip !!!!

Last night was the half way stage of the CITCO Grand Prix (see attached leaderboard, yep it’s Botfield on Top)….many thanks to our beloved sponsors, it’s brewing up for another tight end of season battle and even Mr Biggar is still in the hunt….come on everyone, fantastic prizes and honours are still up for grab for all of us underachievers (that’s how Bart refers to us all)…..

Botfield found some form and scored 18 pts, narrowly beating Gillies 17 and Luc (also 17) into 2nd and 3rd place…with Frank (Nearest the Pin) leaving before the prize giving and Gillies winning the shortest ever Longest Drive, these prizes were subsequently awarded to Dennis (16) and Winters (15)…will give a sleeve of FROG balls and maybe a glove too to Frank next time out !!!

Last place went to the man who lost his wallet, Mr TIM TOBIN with 8 pts, but given his state of distress about the lost wallet, it was tempting to name and shame the 2nd worst player of the night (MR CRAIG FERREIRA “phone number deleted”) but of course the rules of this society means that i can’t give out that information…

A clean sweep of the only guest prize was performed with an amazing 18 pts from Serge Bijnens, who was suitably rewarded with a FROGs t-shirt and balls and in addition a one and half stroke cut to his handicap !!! Welcome back Serge !!!

No more FROG events in June, but unhook those caravans…round 6 of CITCO Grand Prix is on July 1st at Preisch and it will NOT be played on the German 9 !!! Round 7 is set for Junglinster on the 15th and Round 8 also Junglinster on the 29th !!!

In between we have the famous “LAB Pairs falling out with your partner if he is called Steve Brown” competition at Canach on 22nd) (Steve, will you be my partner again this year?) Sort yourself into pairs, you still have a few weeks to ditch one another…also the RYDER CUP will be held at Canach on the 25th…the FROGS have won it ONCE and it has been played for at least three times….it is our DESTINY….FREEDOM YA BAS !!!!
Sorry a wave of patriotism has swept me of my feet and filled my eyes with tears….maybe just hayfever…back to normal now…

Finally in the SHRM matchplay, one result from last night saw Botfield beating Gillies on the last hole…see schedule attached and get your ties played very soon as it is the holiday season coming up !!!!

Anything that i have forgotten is nothing to do with ignorance…but if it is due to sheer arrogance, then i don’t apologise for that !!!”

Full CITCO results

SHRM matchplay results