Cafe Kronborg 4/1



Cafe Kronborg played at Pleasant Valley on Thursday 4th January, where the course was very busy due to it being the first round after the New Year festivities. However the round was further slowed to a snails pace by the presence of a dreaded 5 ball, waiting on every shot and multiple groups waiting at the tee boxes was the norm for the day. Five hours to play 15 holes is way too slow to be pleasant.

The journey went well for those of us with Thai drivers who could read the signs warning of the changes to the exits due to the imminent opening of the Toll booths. One of our merry band did a 30km detour before getting to the golf club, this being made more stressful as they were in the first group and were transporting the clubs of people in the second group. All turned out well in the end, with the rush turning into a plod once on the course.

The course was in pretty good condition and the organiser in his wisdom decided to play the A flight off the Blue Tees and the B flight off the White Tees. Needless to say the A flight somewhat struggled off the Blue’s. Surprisingly maybe, as PSC has this 6,353 yard course with a slope of only 68!

Back in the clubhouse the cards told the true story, with the scores being as expected, the A flight struggling and the B flight creaming it.

There were 2 flights with the A flight 0 to 23 and the B flight 24 and above.

The A Flight winner was Richard Kubicki with a solid 37 points and he was the only A flighter to beat their handicap. Second and third place was decided on countback with both Brian Gabe and Rob Brown having a respectable 33 points. Brian took second place with 18 points on the back, beating Rob into 3rd who had 14 points.

In the B Flight Carole Kubicki, the other half of the Kubicki family, took first place with the best score of the day, a superb 41 points and a welcome return to form for Carole. Never far away from the prizes, Jan Lovgreen took second place with 39 points. Graham Buckingham took 3rd place with 38 points, continuing his winning form, still high from his A flight victory at Tropical Golf yesterday.

The journey back thankfully was direct and without any enforced detours. It would be great if our excellent local papers would give us non Thai reading people details of how the exits along the 7 and its’ frontage roads can best be used for getting to the local golf courses.

R & CK

A Flight (0-23)

1st Richard Kubicki (14)                   37 points

2nd Brian Gabe (19)                          33 points (Countback 18 points)

3rd Rob Brown (10)                          33 points (Countback 14 points)


B Flight (24 & Above)

1st Carole Kubicki (25)                     41 points

2nd Jan Lovgreen (24)                      39 points

3rd Graham Buckingham (24)       38 points

Near Pins

  1. Andre Van Dyke

Long Putts

  1. Jan Badura

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