Cafe Kronborg 30/1



Cafe Kronborg played the easily accessible Pattaya Country Club Monday 30th January, only a quick 35 minute journey door to door. We arrived early to what was a very busy course and there was no chance of an early start, as sometimes happens. My heart sank just before tee off as a five ball followed by two three balls went off just before our group and a long slow round was expected. However, it was slow, but not too bad.

The pins had been put in places which made for difficult putting, especially on the front nine, and many a three putt slowed our groups down.

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

The A Flight winner was Kenneth Madsen with 38 points with a countback of 22 points, beating Carole Kubicki into second place also on 38 points, but with “only” 21 points on the back! Brian Gabe was third with 36 points. Ronnie Ratte was fourth with 35 points, beating Kai Aabling on countback with 19 points versus Kai’s 14 points.

In B Flight Svend Gaarde played his last round before returning to Denmark and then on to South Africa and it was his round of the year to take pole position with a sterling 40 points, the best of the day. A big cheer went up when I announced Dave Richardson had at last come out of the doldrums to take second place with 35 points and a countback of 19 points, which beat Gordon Clegg into third place also having 35 points, but with only 15 points on the back. To finish the day of the countbacks, two players had 33 points and Torben Sorensen triumphed with 17 points on the back to claim fourth spot, beating Kurt Sandgaard who only had 15 points. Torben had managed to pick up the right clubs today (no pink bag yet) and did well to finish as the dreaded flu bug was attacking him sapping him of his strength, as it does.

R & CK


A Flight (0-22)

1st Kenneth Madsen (16)              38 points (Countback 22 points)

2nd Carole Kubicki (22)                    38 points (Countback 21 points)

3rd Brian Gabe (17)                          36 points

4th Ronnie Ratte (16)                       35 points (Countback 19 points, beating Kai Aabling with 14 points)


B Flight (23 & Above)

1st Svend Gaarde (28)                     40 points

2nd Dave Richardson (30)               35 points (Countback 19 points)

3rd Gordon Clegg (32)                     35 points (Countback 15 points)

4th Torben Sorensen (25)              33 points (Countback 17 points, beating Kurt Sandgaard with 15 points)


Near Pins

No.5      Brian Gabe

No.7      No one

No.12    Kenneth Madsen

No.16    Ronnie Ratte

Long Putts

No.9      Kenneth Madsen

No.18    Henning Olsen

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