Cafe Kronborg 09/01



Cafe Kronborg played at Plutaluang Navy on Monday 9th January, where the overnight rain had given the course a good soaking and the lift clean and place rule was upgraded to excavate, lift clean and place.

We played North and West, the better of the 2 courses in my humble opinion, and despite the rains the course wasn’t in bad condition at all and the greens fooled a few people with their quick pace, especially on downhill putts. Early in the round the air was heavy with moisture and shots weren’t going as far as normal, making club selection key.

The scores laid witness to the difficulty of the course and the conditions, with the A flight winners having good scores and the B flight struggling a little. Perfect lies helped somewhat.

There were 2 flights with the A flight 0 to 22 and the B flight 23 and above.

The A Flight winner was Henning Olsen with the best score of the day, a superb 40 points. This overturned his recent form which had seen him struggling in his last few rounds and questioning his ability to play golf (we’ve all been there). He told me he relaxed today and his swing reappeared, ah the power of the easy golf swing. Takeshi Hakozaki was second with a solid 37 points, being the only other person to beat their handicap. Third was Kjeld Ravn with a fine 36 points, hitting the ground running with this being his first game since arriving back. Fourth place was decided on countback with Ronnie Ratte taking the podium with 35 points beating Jesper Rasmussen on countback with 18 versus 15 points on the back.

B Flight victor was Jan Badura with a fine 36 points, the only B flighter to make their handicap. The ever-present Jan Lovgreen came second with 34 points and the ubiquitous Torben Sorensen made 32 to take third place. The countback for 4th place saw Peter Hammond making 31 points with 14 on the back, beating Kai Aabling who had 13.

R & CK


A Flight (0-22)

1st Henning Olsen (16)                    40 points

2nd Takeshi Hakozaki (14)              37 points

3rd Kjeld Ravn (17)                           36 points

4th Ronnie Ratte (17)                       35 points (Countback 18 points, Jesper Rasmussen 15 points)


B Flight (23 & Above)

1st Jan Badura (27)                           36 points

2nd Jan Lovgreen (24)                      34 points

3rd Torben Sorensen (26)              32 points

4th Peter Hammond (25)               31 points (Countback 14 points, Kai Aabling 13 points)


Near Pins

N.3         Jan Lovgreen

N.6         Elias Magnussen

W.3        Thorbjorn Asmundsson

W.8        Mike Allidi

Long Putts

N.9         Kenny Chung

W.9        Kjeld Ravn

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