Baechli blitz at Bangpakong

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Golf from Cafe Kronborg

Monday, March 20, Mt. Shadow (white tees) – Stableford

A Flight (0-20)

1st Takeshi Hakozaki (13) 36pts

2nd Mike Alidi (4) 35pts

3rd Ronnie Rattee (17) 34pts

4th Kjeld Jurgensen (19) 31pts

 

B Flight (21+)

1st Jan Johansen (30) 32pts

2nd Jan Nielson (22) 31pts

3rd Gordon Clegg (30) 29pts

4th Peter Hammond (26) 28pts

 

Near Pins: 5th Mike Alidi, 17th Takeshi

Long Putts: 9th Henning Olsen, 18th Kjeld Jurgensen

 

Cafe Kronborg golfers played Mountain Shadow on Monday where we had both good and bad news.  The good news is that we heard Dave Richardson had been discharged from hospital and is now on the road to recovery.  The bad news came from Mountain Shadow itself, which was in a literal shadow and gave us a thunderstorm for about an hour!

We all know that nobody should play in thunder and lightning and I always thought the golden rule in such conditions is to exit the course quickly by taking shelter at a drinks hut or the clubhouse if it is close by.  I was in the first group and with others we sheltered in the drinks hut after the 12th green.  When the storm had passed we played our last 6 holes in reasonable conditions but on completion of our round we discovered to our surprise that 6 players had abandoned their rounds and taken early showers!

Takeshi Hakozaki, who had more than six holes to play when we were able to resume, scored 20 points on the back-nine to win the A Flight, thereby illustrating what we know already – namely that most courses in this area drain very quickly and players should not panic when there is a rain delay.  In our small field today the 6 no-returns resulted in only 4 of the remaining golfers not winning prizes.

Walter Baechli.
Walter Baechli.

 

Thursday, March 23, Bangpakong (yellow tees) – Stableford

A Flight (0-22)

1st Walter Baechli (17) 46pts

2nd Kjeld Jurgensen (19) 44pts

3rd Takeshi Hakozaki (12) 38pts

4th Ronnie Rattee (17) 26pts

 

B Flight (23+)

1st Jan Johansen (30) 45pts

2nd Gordon Clegg (28) 42pts

3rd Karl Better (32) 41pts

4th Graham Buckingham (26) 40pts

 

Near Pins: 4th Kjeld Jurgensen, 13th Walter Baechli.

Long Putt: Peter Hammond.

 

On a very hot day the Kronborg golfers made the long but worthwhile journey to the immaculate Bangpakong golf course.

The golf today was hotter than the weather with Walter Baechli taking the A Flight with a magnificent 46 points.  Second place was Kjeld Jurgensen two points behind, third place Takeshi Hakozaki was eight points behind and to our surprise fourth place was twenty points behind – Walter scored 26 points just on his back nine alone!

In the B Flight you had to have 40 points just to take fourth place and Jan Johansen with his 45 points took first place from Gordon Clegg, who tried to clobber us again with 42.  Walter and Gordon share the same excellent golf coach and that has clearly paid off for them.

Takeshi Hakozaki (left) with Jan Johansen.
Takeshi Hakozaki (left) with Jan Johansen.