New year – new format

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Golf from Café Kronborg

Thursday, Jan. 5, Silky Oak – 4P Scramble

Cafe Kronborg golfers started the new year with a scramble competition instead of the regular stableford format.

This was a tight competition enjoyed by all, with only one team breaking net 60 and less than 7 shots separating the remaining groups.  We played at Silky Oak whose quirky layout was well suited to a scramble competition, and all teams had at least one member with the firepower to clear the daunting water carries.

After a multitude of questions, some valid, some bizarre, the competition got off without a hitch and surprisingly when the cards came in nearly all were legible and correctly filled in.

The winning scramble team (from left) Richard Kubicki, Carole Kubicki, Karen Brown and Rob Brown.
The winning scramble team (from left) Richard Kubicki, Carole Kubicki, Karen Brown and Rob Brown.

The winning team were the pre-tournament favourites, having the lowest handicap and consisting of Rob & Karen Brown and Richard & Carole Kubicki with a hot 57.5 net.  Although their round started ominously with a bogey, they fought back to one under for the front side and then put the after burners on, with 6 birdies and 3 pars on the back nine.

In second place with a solid 60.8 was the Danish group of Torben Sorensen (who has lived in Canada for many years), Kai Aabling, Peter Bygballe and Jan Lovgreen.  Third was a three-ball of Henning Olsen, Jan Badura and Thorbjorn Asmunsden with 65.1.  It was nice to see a three ball making the grade as with one less player it’s that bit harder, especially as they told me that one of their members had found the water carries impossible.

Near pins went to Thorbjorn Asmunsden (No.3), Carole Kubicki (No.6), Kenny Chung (No.8), Henry Wong (No.14), Torben Sorensen (No.16)

It was a fun day and we’re planning to have another scramble in February as there were several requests to do it again before the end of the season.