Dean & Clegg get the plaudits

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Jon Dean (left) and Gordon Clegg (right) with Dave ‘The Admiral’ Richardson.
Jon Dean (left) and Gordon Clegg (right) with Dave ‘The Admiral’ Richardson.

PSC Golf from The Cafe Kronborg

Monday, March 2, Pleasant Valley – Stableford

A Flight (0-21)

1st Ronnie Ratte (20) 33pts

2nd Carole Kubicki (21) 33pts

3rd Rob Brown (6) 32pts

B Flight (22+)

1st Karen Brown (33) 39pts

2nd Jan Lovgreen (22) 39pts

3rd Marie Jany (27) 38pts

Near Pins: Graeme Lomas, Ronnie Ratte, Carole Kubicki, Dave Richardson

Long Putts: Ronnie Ratte, Kenneth Madsen

Cafe Kronborg played at Pleasant Valley on Monday for the penultimate game of the season.  The course was in good condition, but the greens were showing signs of the course’s popularity with many repaired pitch marks not having had chance to recover.  Putting was therefore somewhat dependant on how many of these were on your line.

The flights played off different tees with A Flight off the blue tees and B flight off the forward white tees and ladies off their usual red tees.

The A Flight winner was decided on count-back with 2 players having 33 points.  Ronnie Ratte was the winner with a sterling 21 points on the back-nine after struggling on the front.  Carole Kubicki was second with a count-back of 15 points, and third was the ever-present Rob Brown with 32 points and a 16/15 count-back over Graeme Lomas.

In B Flight again the winner was decided on count-back with 2 players having 39 points, the best score of the day.  Karen Brown, Rob’s better half, took first place with a count-back of 19 points over Jan Lovgreen’s 17.  Marie Jany was third with 38 points, her best score of the season.

Thursday, March 29, Pattaya C.C. – Stableford

A Flight (0-20)

1st Jon Dean (12) 41pts

2nd Kenneth Madsen (15) 39pts

3rd Richard Kubicki (12) 37pts

B Flight (21+)

1st Gordon Clegg (24) 39pts

2nd Karen Brown (33) 35pts

3rd Jan Lovgreen (22) 35pts

Near Pins: Kenneth Madsen, Ronnie Ratte, Jan Lovgreen, Carole Kubicki

Long Putts: Carole Kubicki, Eddie Glinsek

Cafe Kronborg played Pattaya Country Club Thursday for their final round before many people returned to whence they came to enjoy spring in colder but hopefully less wet climes.

The recent rains had given the course a good soaking and playing off the front nine fairways was like hitting the ball off a water filled sponge.  Bizarrely the back nine were their usual dry and hard self.  The pins were mainly placed on the front of the greens in an attempt to counter the lack of any roll on the fairways, especially on the front nine, which meant overall the course was a reasonable challenge.

Back in the clubhouse the cards showed that scores were pretty good, no-one in the A flight making less than 30 points and the B flight not far behind.

The A Flight winner was Pattaya Country Club specialist Jon Dean who had a superb 41 points, which I guess was pretty exceptional even for him as he took a picture of his card for future admiration.  A disappointed Kenneth Madsen was second with a rock solid 39 points, Kenneth recovering in style from a bad day on Monday.  Third was Richard Kubicki with 37 points, things starting to get a bit tougher for Richard with his new lower 12 handicap.

In B Flight, Gordon Clegg had a sterling 39 points to take first place, his recent excellent scores point towards another impending handicap reduction which will make things a bit harder.  Second and third places were decided on count-back with 2 players having a solid 35 points; Karen Brown finishing the stronger of the two with an 18 point countback to take second place over Jan Lovgreen.