Cafe Kronborg 20/02



Cafe Kronborg played at Bangpakong on Monday 20th February, where the course was immaculate, the greens were running at a lovely pace and the weather was perfect. Good scores were expected and the group did not disappoint.

We left on time and our journey went really well, being at the U turn at the entrance to the golf club within an hour, only to be greeted by a policeman waving us straight on. A U turning truck had been broadsided by another truck and blocked the road. As we drove to the next U turn past 1km of back to back traffic which we had to join, our tee time suddenly looked in doubt. The guys who went in cars had differing experiences, one who spoke fluent Thai was allowed to pass the carnage and another had missed the next U turn and had to go even further back. However, we all still managed to get to Bangpakong on time.

The course was at its’ best and the greens were not too fast and not too slow, which suited everyone.

Back in the clubhouse cards bore witness to some great golf played by a lot of people and if you didn’t beat your handicap you had little hope of a prize, even with 5 placings in both flights!

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

The A Flight winner was Kai Aabling with a return to form and a superb 42 points. Second was Brian Gabe with an impressive 40 points and 3rd was Peter Bygballe with a solid 39 points. Fourth and fifth was decided on countback with 3 players having 37 points. Kenneth Madsen was 4th with 22 points on the back followed by Jan Lovgreen in 5th with 20 points on the back. Losing out was Daryl Evans who only had 18 on the back.

In B Flight Gordon Clegg had the score of the day with an amazing 46 points, no doubt the handicap secretaries knife awaits. Kurt Sandgaard had 39 points to take second place and in 3rd place was Jan Badura with 38 points and his second consecutive podium place. Torben Sorensen’s absence from the winners enclosure did not last long as he took 4th place with 37 points. Fifth place was decided on countback with 3 players having 34 points, the only below handicap placement. Newly arrived Hanne Erbs took 5th with 18 points on the back, with Graham Buckingham’s and Carole Kubicki’s 17 points on the back falling short of the mark.

The journey back thankfully was quick and without incident.

R & CK


A Flight (0-22)

1st Kai Aabling (22)                           42 points

2nd Brian Gabe (16)                          40 points

3rd Peter Bygballe (19)                   39 points

4th Kenneth Madsen (16)              37 points (Countback 22 points)

5th Jan Lovgreen (22)                      37 points (Countback 20 points, beating Daryl Evans with 18 points)


B Flight (23 & Above)

1st Gordon Clegg (32)                      46 points

2nd Kurt Sandgaard (34)                 39 points

3rd Jan Badura (27)                           38 points

4th Torben Sorensen (25)              37 points

5th Hanne Erbs (32)                          34 points (Countback 18 points, beating Graham Buckingham and Carole Kubicki who both had 17 points)


Near Pins

  1. Kenneth Madsen
  2. Kenneth Madsen
  3. Peter Bygballe
  4. Gordon Clegg

Long Putts

  1. Kai Aabling
  2. Brian Gabe


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