Cafe Kronborg 21/12

BUCKINGHAM WINS THE CHRISTMAS FAYRE AT BANGPAKONG

CAFÉ KRONBORG AT BANGPAKONG 21st DEC 2017

Cafe Kronborg played their Christmas Fayre at Bangpakong on Thursday for the prized Alec Chilcott Trophy. Everyone was a winner as the usual prizes were replaced by an entry fee of a wrapped golfing gift, with everyone picking a prize in the order of the results, a concept started by Alec, a former golf chairman. Thanks to the PSC for providing the trophy.

The journey up to Bangpakong took a bit longer for one bus as we had a driver who unusually took it very steady. On the plus side this meant the suspension had time to do its’ job and the resultant ride was therefore quite smooth.

The golf course, as always, was in good condition. The greens were tightly mown, giving a slightly faster pace than usual and exposing the normally hidden grain. This meant that putting was not easy and quite a few three putts were made by all. Therefore the top stableford scores on the day were not the usual forty plus points.

With the Alec Chilcott Trophy being vied for there was only one flight.

Graham Buckingham was the winner with a fine 38 points, beating yours truly Richard Kubicki into 2nd place on countback. Graham having 14 points on the last 6 holes compared to my 13 points. In 3rd place was Svend Gaarde with 37 points on his last round of the season, Svend no doubt ruing a blob on the final hole. In 4th spot was Michele Sancillo with 35 points and the low gross of the day. Fifth place was decided on countback, Gordon Clegg victorious over Daryl Evans, both having 34 points, but Gordon having 8 points on the last 3 compared to Daryl’s 5 points.

A fun day was had by all and the journey back was long, but the gentle swaying of the slow moving mini bus rocked most of its passengers into a welcome slumber shortening the journey by 20 minutes or so.

Dave, Carole and I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and would like to welcome old friends and new to join the group at the Café Kronborg in the New Year.

R & CK

Result

1st Graham Buckingham (24)       38 points (countback 14 points on the last 6 holes)

2nd Richard Kubicki (14)                  38 points (countback 13 points on the last 6 holes)

3rd Svend Gaarde (28)                    37 points

4th Michele Sancillo (8)                   35 points

5th Gordon Clegg (25)                      34 points (countback 8 points on the last 3, beating Daryl Evans who had 5 points)

Near Pins

No.4      Rob Brown

No.7      Carole Kubicki

No.13    Rob Brown

No.16    Gordon Clegg

Long Putts

9th Ronnie Ratte

18th Gordon Clegg

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