CITCO Grand Prix – results round 8

Many thanks to our sponsors CITCO, this event will take a long time to be forgotten….and thanks to CRAIG FERREIRA for starter duties!

Congratulations to all of the golfers who played last night…..and thanks to RUPERT Nine Points and MARK Eight Points HOUSTON for also adding a certain “je ne sais quoi” to the evening! Weather was excellent and the course was in great condition and the scoring was equally impressive….

DUNCAN played great golf (apart from the par 3’s) and scored a very impressive 20 points….and could not get onto the podium!

On the night JOHAN came home in first place with 22 pts, knocking MERVE into second spot with 21 pts and NICK MONTAGUE winning third place on countback with 20 pts.

JESS hit a monster to take the long drive and JOHNNY SUTHERLAND hit a beauty to claim the nearest to the pin.

Well done to all the prize winners! The handicap committee have been swishing and swooshing all day!

In the RACE TO DUCAL 2010…(for comparative purposes, CRAIG won with a score of 80 points last year).

Up to 83 points is JOHNNY HILL, leading by one point from JESS HAVE – and JESS cannot play in the remaining two events.

MERVE has moved up to third on 79, FRANK SCHLECK MAITRY must have had problems with his chain and remains on 78. CRAIG and BOTTY are hanging on with 77 points, although both players will play the remainder of the season with a 1 handicap! JOHAN is the late mover, he is dangerously sitting on 72 points which includes a 5 pointer!


Nick Monty v Mark Gillies and Johnny Hill v Merve Herneman must get their games played toot sweet otherwise there will be tears…

However, the other semi final is clear….Del Boy representing Scotland will take on Jerry Grbic representing Luxembourg!


ROUND 9 is on August 11th at Canach, and i think Merve or Johan will be our starter…. I may be wrong of course….


KPMG Individuals

Yesterday saw around 20 Frogs compete for the KPMG Individuals title in gorgeous weather and with a Kikouka course in good condition.

Daniel Kaiser came out on top with a massive 42 points (never seen before). Rupert Birch took second place with 37 points winning on countback against Paul Mastroddi.

Longest drive was Johan Terblanche and Alan Botfield…
Nearest to pin: Paul Goes.

Year’s main results have been added to the Hall of Fame.

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

Great start to the season 2009!

Well done Chris Juste, he was an excellent starter for Round 1 of the CITCO GRAND PRIX and the result was lots of golf played in daylight, although a few of the SHRM matchplays went to extra holes….when will night vision goggles become part of this great sport????

Many thanks to Grand Ducal, the course was (as usual) in good condition, and the greens (as always) offered much for the discussions in the bar. The food was excellent and a room with a television was provided so some could watch the big football game. Stirling Albion beat Montrose 3-1 !

Also, many, many thanks to CITCO, SHRM and KPMG for continued sponsorship…and also please note TWO NEW additional benefits of FROGs membership….SPORTS WORLD in HOWALD will offer 12.5% discounts to FROGs, and LEON MARKS (at JUNGLINSTER) will offer 45 minute lessons for EUR 50 (instead of the EUR 60 he charges me).

Only two bad scores were handed in….actually one of these was a 4 pointer for Bernard, which for him is quite a good score, therefore there was only one contender for the WORST SCORE OF THE NIGHT – the practice on Tuesday night obviously didn’t help, did it MR JONATHAN HILL?

On to the main prizes, three players shot 17 points….sadly Duncan Tippin limped home and earned himself 4th place on the night, just outside the prizes.

A good finish from SIMON BAKER helped him to 3rd Place, and two sleeves of FROGs balls AND a glove.

An even stronger finish from AYZO van EYSINGA to take 2nd place and collect a Glenmuir golf shirt and glove.

But on the night, only one person mastered his game and tamed the Ferocious Forest of Grand Ducal…scoring 20 points, and collecting a wonderful PING golf bag…..Mr STEFANO CICCARELLO….congratulations to our leader of the CITCO GRAND PRIX.

AYZO also battered his ball to achieve the LONGEST DRIVE, and JONATHAN BUCKLEY sweetly caressed his tee shot to claim NEAREST TO THE PIN.

Full results

SHRM Matchplay results were:
WOODGE had a walk over Merve Herneman
ANDREW PATON beat Geaorge Mullan 2&1
DUNCAN TIPPIN beat Simon Baker 1st extra hole
RUPERT BIRCH beat Tony Nightingale 1st extra hole
ADRIAN ROADWAY beat Francis Parisis 3&2
DEREK SINCLAIR beat Tim van Dijk 1up
DENNIS ROBERTSON beat Luc de Vet 1up
PAUL GOES beat Stuart Rowlands 2nd extra hole

Current results from SHRM matchplay.

Next event at PREISCH on 13th May….please come forward if you can be the starter…

Sixth CITCO event…

More thunder and lightning stopped some eager FROGs in their tracks, an excellent turnout, and well done Rupert for getting everyone of the first tee, even though some people only played one shot.

Many thanks to our sponsors CITCO, this event will be replayed and an announcement will be made next week – Mervemeister is looking into venues.

On Tuesday evening Mervey Pheonix Herneman beat Mark Gillies on the last hole. He joins Derek Sinclair in the quarter finals.

Tonights matches to get into the quarters saw;
Paton beat Birch 1 up – witnessed by a large group on the 18th (although they might replay their match…?).
Botfield beat Davy 2&1 – witnessed by J Hill.
Jess beat Bart – Bart conceded several times.

Stuart and Russell, Tim and Eyzo, and Craig and Duncan have all arranged their matches – the quarter finals are taking shape – thanks to Bart and S-HRM for their sponsorship.

Next event is Junglinster on the 9th – Steve Brown will be the organiser and i can confirm that no handicaps have been slashed this week due to the weather.

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!


Andrew Paton maintains his lead on 62 points with Rupert Birch is in second place on 61 points with Merve as a more distant third on 57 points. Full leaderboard.

Several interesting matches in the SHRM matchplay are coming up as well:
A CITCO/Dutch clash: Tim van Dijk v Ayzo van Aysinga.
Mark Gillies v Merve Herneman
and Duncan is eagerly waiting for the winner of the match Marco v Craig.
Last by not least: The current leaders of the CITCO tour, Andrew and Rupert, face each other in the match play! Current match play sheet

Results 2007

CITCO Tour Winners 2007

Overall winner: Merve Herneman 89 points
Second place: Marco Bus 88 points
Third place: Alan Botfield 74 points

Individuals champion: Alan Stewart

LAB Pairs champions: Alan Stewart and Alan Botfield

3 club challenge: David Hopwood

Individual CITCO results

Tenth CITCO event
Date: 30 August.
Venue: Junglinster.

1. Stuart Rowlands 20 points
2. Alan Botfield 19 points
3. Colin Fraser 19 points

Longest drive: Alan Botfield
Nearest to pin:

Ninth CITCO event
Date: 1 August.
Venue: Grange aux Ormes.

1. Nick Montague 21 points
2. Marco Bus 21 points
3. Merve Herneman 18 points

Nearest to pin: Marco Bus
Longest drive: Nick Montague

Eighth CITCO event
Date: 25 July.
Venue: Kikouka.

1. Nathan Sneyd 22 points
2. Merve Herneman 20 points
3. Mark Gillies 20 points

Nearest to pin: Mark Gillies
Longest drive: Craig Ferreira

Seventh CITCO event
Date: 18 July
Venue: Junglinster

1. Duncan Tippin 29 points
2. Daniel Kaiser 27 points
3. Keith Darlington 27 points

Nearest to pin: Peter Carter
Longest drive: Richard Geoffreys

Sixth CITCO event
Date: 11 July
Venue: Junglinster

1. Marco Bus 27 points
2. David Winters 25 points
3. Peter Carter 25 points

Nearest to pin: Gerry Mullen
Longest drive: Jess Have

Fifth CITCO event
Date: 20 June
Venue: Kikouka

1. Luc De Vet 18 points
2. Tony Hylton 17 points
3. Dave Cullen 17 points

Nearest to pin: Dave Cullen
Longest drive: Jess Have

Fourth CITCO event
Date: 13 June
Venue: Preisch

1. Jonathan Hill 19 points
2. Phil Woodger 17 points
3. Merve Herneman 16 points

Longest drive: Andrew Paton
Nearest to pin: Rupert Birch

Second CITCO event
Date: 30 May
Venue: Preisch

1. Nick Montague 19 points
2. Duncan Tippin 19 points
3. Jess Have 18 points

Nearest to pin: Steve Kaiser
Longest drive: Jess Have

First CITCO event
Date: 16 May
Venue: Grand Ducal

1. John Buckley?
2. Paul Goes?
3. Virgilio Ranalli

Longest drive: ?
Nearest to pin: ?

Download CITCO results 2007

Results 2006

CITCO Tour Winner 2006

Overall joint winners: Craig Ferreira/Duncan Tippin 76 points
Third place: Alan Botfield 74 points
Fourth place: Nick Montague 73 points
Fifth place: Steve Brown 72 points

Individuals champion: Colin Fraser

LAB Pairs champions: Paul Goes & Jonathan Hill

3 club challenge: Paul Goes

Individual CITCO results
Ninth CITCO event
Date: 31 August.
Venue: Grand Ducal.

1. Ian Davy 20 points
2. Duncan Tippin 20 points
3. Andrea Saura 19 points

Longest drive: Craig Ferreira
Nearest to pin: Alan Botfield

Eighth CITCO event 2006
Date: 26 July.
Venue: Kikouka.

1. Derek Sinclair 23 points
2. Russell Edwards 21 points
3. Rupert Birch 21 points

Longest drive: Jess Have
Nearest to pin: Paul Goes

Seventh CITCO event
Date: 19 July 2006
Venue: Saarbrücken

1. Craig Ferreira 21 points
2. Jess Have 19 points
3. Merve Herneman 18 points

Longest drive: Nathan Sneyd
Nearest to pin: Frank Maitry

Sixth CITCO event
Date: 12 July 2006
Venue: Preisch

1. Franco Mastroddi 22 points
2. Andrew Paton 21 points
3. Jonathan Hill 21 points

Longest drive: Craig Ferreira
Nearest to pin: Jonathan Hill

Fifth CITCO event
Date: 28 June 2006
Venue: Junglinster

1. Steve Brown 28 points
2. Jonathan Buckley 28 points
3. Alan Botfield 27 points

Longest drive: Alan Botfield
Nearest to pin: Luc De Vet

Fourth CITCO event
Date: 14 June 2006
Venue: Preisch

1. Duncan Tippin 17 points
2. Craig Ferreira 17 points
3. Jonathan Hill 16 points

Longest drive: Liam Kerry
Nearest to pin: Paul Goes

Second CITCO event
Date: 10 May 2006
Venue: Kikuoka

Winner: Alan Botfield
Second place: Steve Brown
Third place: Duncan Tippin

Longest drive: Alan Botfield
Nearest to pin:

First CITCO event
Date: 27 April 2006
Venue: Grand Ducal

Winner: Frank Maitry
Second place: Neil Underwood
Third place: Jonathan Hill

Longest drive: Craig Ferreira
Nearest to pin: ?