CAFÉ KRONBORG 07/11
PSC CAFÉ KRONBORG GOLF – THURSDAY 7th NOV 2013
PLUTALUANG GOLF COURSE – EAST AND SOUTH COURSES
EVENT – “BJARNE BIRTHDAY BASH”
Bjarne Nielsen of the Café Kronborg celebrated his 55th birthday by hosting his annual “Bjarne Birthday Bash 4 person scramble event” golf day at the testing Plutaluang golf course. Ten groups, made up of over ten nationalities, were signed up to ensure that there were plenty of eager teams challenging to have the best fun that only scramble events can offer to all golfers alike.
The only pressure that one needs to overcome on a day like this is to get your must three tee shots out of the way and several golfers were noted consuming many beers or rums to calm the nerves prior to teeing off and indeed throughout the day!
Playing the east and south courses off the white tees proved a good challenge however many teams managed several birdies resulting in lower overall scores than was had last year. The greens were a bit slow, as is common on this course, and some tees required a hammer to bed your tee into the ground but the presentation of the course in general was commendable.
We teed off 20 minutes earlier than our anticipated close to 11am start time with the weather both hot and also overcast at times. A few spots of rain were initially felt however the concerns of all were allayed as the heavens behaved and all teams were able to complete their rounds without rain delays or interruptions.
Once the golf was over it was back to the Café Kronborg for drinks, presentations by Dave Richardson “The Admiral”, tall stories galore and of course the salubrious buffet dinner that the Nielsen family and staff provide and which everyone took full advantage of.
This included absolutely the tenderest beef and ham, delicious Thai cuisine and salad and delightful desert and fruit.
The team winners of the outing were Daryl White, Richard Stedman, Danny Medd and Kiwi Bill Marsden with a Nett 59.5
Second place getters were Noodle Nual Russel, Nalinlee Surya, Ian Pickles and Wulle Mercer with Nett 61.5 who narrowly defeated the team of Mike Winfield, Stu Rifkin, Niels Hansen and Jan Lovegreen who had Nett 61.7 and thus relegated to third spot.
1st WITH GROSS 67, HANDICAP 7.5 AND NETT 59.5
DARYL WHITE (US), RICHARD STEDMAN (UK), DANNY MEDD (UK) AND BILL MARSDEN (NZ)
2nd WITH GROSS 68, HANDICAP 6.5 AND NETT 61.5
NOODLE NUAL RUSSEL (THAI), NALINLEE SURYA (THAI), IAN PICKLES (CAN) AND WULLE MERCER (SCOT)
3rd WITH GROSS 69, HANDICAP 7.2 AND NETT 61.7
MIKE WINFIELD (US), STU RIFKIN (AUS), NIELS HANSEN (DEN) AND JAN LOVEGREEN (DEN)
E2 – RONNIE RATTE (NOR)
E5 – JAN BANDVRA (DEN)
S4 – NIELS HANSEN (DEN)
S7 – NOODLE NUAL RUSSEL (THAI)
Thanks to the PSC for providing plenty of lucky draws ensuring that everybody went home with something and many thanks also for the prizes supplied by Café Kronborg.