Cafe Kronborg 06/02
KURT CRUSHES THE COURSE
CAFÉ KRONBORG AT PLUTALUANG NAVY COURSE 6th FEB 2017
Cafe Kronborg played at Plutaluang on Monday 6th February, the challenge being the tougher North and West 18 and boy they did not disappoint, with the greens running so fast that some downhill putts ran off the greens no matter how soft they were hit.
We teed off early and it was a bit of a rush for the early groups, no time to practice the putting before we were exposed to the pool table green speeds. I must say the greens were in really good condition probably the best I have ever seen them and putts held their lines really well.
Lack of basically trained caddies was an issue, 2 of our four caddies were clueless. This sometimes happens when the Navy courses are busy and I do wish they would use some of the Navy recruits who play a bit of golf instead of raiding the local villages and ground staff. Having said that one of the trained caddies began to assist my flagging gardener caddie and this stopped the round from being spoilt.
Back in the clubhouse the food was excellent and the organiser was discombobulated by the multitude of countbacks. The presentation had to be rewound and redone as the second placed A flighter had somehow been missed. Apologies to Michele Sancillo as his 4th place prize was promptly snatched back and alas his imminent return to Spain had to be empty handed.
There were 2 flights with the A flight 0 to 22 and the B flight 23 and above.
The A Flight winner was yours truly, Richard Kubicki with 39 points, the best score I’ve had in a good few weeks. After a steward’s enquiry Henning Olsen was second with 38 points. He was a bit confused as to why he had been missed in the first run of the presentation, nearly as confused as the organiser! Kjeld Ravn was third with 34 points, beating Kenneth Madsen into fourth place on countback, with 18 points on the back compared to Kenneth’s 15.
In B Flight Kurt Sandgaard had the score of the day with a stellar 42 points, shouts of did he play the right course were heard when his score was announced. Well done to Kurt for a great score on a tough course. In second place was Torben Sorensen with 33 points, Torben’s name has now burned itself into my laptop screen as it is always there. Peter Hammond had 32 points, after having a great first nine he fell away a bit on the back, but still managed to get into the winnings. Fourth place was decided on countback with 3 people having 31 points. Daryl Evans took fourth place with 12 points on the last 6, beating Elias Magnussen who had 9 points on the last 6. Gordon Clegg also lost out with only 11 points on the last 18, due to a senior moment when 3 of their group played off the wrong tees in the middle of the round and each incurred a 2 shot penalty.
R & CK
A Flight (0-22)
1st Richard Kubicki (14) 39 points
2nd Henning Olsen (16) 38 points
3rd Kjeld Ravn (17) 34 points (Countback 18 points)
4th Kenneth Madsen (15) 34 points (Countback 15 points)
B Flight (23 & Above)
1st Kurt Sandgaard (35) 42 points
2nd Torben Sorensen (25) 33 points
3rd Peter Hammond (25) 32 points
4th Daryl Evans (23) 31 points (Countback 12 points on the last 6, beating Elias Magnusson with 9 points on the last 6 and Gordon Clegg with 11 points on the last 9)
N3. Gordon Clegg
N.6 Peter Hammond
W.3 Kai Aabling
W.8 Ronnie Ratte
N.9 Henning Olsen
W.9 Brian Gabe