Warner takes route sixty-six


PSC Golf from the Cafe Kronborg

Monday, Nov. 15, Greenwood – Stableford

Thirty-six golfers assembled at the Cafe Kronborg eagerly anticipating what lay ahead.  Today we were playing the B and C nines at Greenwood from the white tees.  The first group teed off at 0950 hours and completed the round in four hours and fifteen minutes.

The weather was fine and the course in good condition whilst the short rough in front of the greens provided its usual challenge.

On our first nine on the B side the greens were medium paced while on the flipside, read C nine, despite being sanded and looking like you would need a caravan of dromedaries to traverse them, the greens were quicker than the disappearance of a politician’s election promise.

In the A Flight Bill Plath was the only player to equal his handicap with a score of thirty six points which was assisted by holing a one hundred yard pitch shot on the first hole on the C side.  In second place was Mike Gosden with thirty five points, relegating Owen Walkley to third on the same score and in fourth spot was Tommy Janssen with thirty four points.

In the B flight Joe Vanderwegen returned thirty five points and was given a standing ovation which was only second to the one he received when he addressed The Thailand Haemorrhoid Association last July.  Second place went to Tarnutzer Kaspar with thirty two points whilst Neil Allison on the same score finished third.  Steen Jerne slotted into fourth spot on twenty seven points.

Graham Buckingham, who is still unhappy as a result of Queen Elizabeth sending him half a telegram when he turned fifty, scored thirty three points to take the C Flight from Dave Richardson on thirty one points.  Andy Makara handed in thirty points for third spot and Jean Claude Lhoste, who posted twenty eight points to finish fourth, commented that one of the easiest shots in golf is a chip into the bunker.

As can be seen from the results the course was harder than Chinese arithmetic.

At presentations we welcomed Morten Nielsen from Denmark, Hafliger Erwin and Tarnutzer Kaspar from Switzerland and Ralf Nilsson and Tommy Jansson from Sweden.

A Flight (0–16)

1st Bill Plath (16) 36pts

2nd Mike Gosden (10) 35pts

3rd Owen Walkley (13) 35pts

4th Tommy Janssen (4) 34pts

B Flight (17-23)

1st Joe Vanderwegen (23) 35pts

2nd Tarnutzer Kaspar (22) 32pts

3rd Neil Allison (20) 32pts

4th Steen Jerne (19) 27pts

C Flight (24+)

1st Graham Buckingham (24) 33pts

2nd Dave Richardson (24) 31pts

3rd Andy Makara (32) 30pts

4th Jean Claude Lhoste (24) 28pts

Near pins went to Owen Walkley on B2, Neil Allison B5, Neil Allison C3 and Tommy Janssen on C6

Long putts results went to Jean Claude Lhoste on B9 and Joe Vanderwegen on C9.

Deefa the Dog happily accepted generous donations to charity and those who contributed are sincerely thanked for their contributions.

Thursday, Nov. 18, Phoenix –Monthly Mug

Thirty two golfers left The Cafe Kronborg at 0810 hours and headed to Phoenix Golf Club arriving twenty minutes later.

Today we were played the Mountain and Ocean nines and the leading group who teed off at 0910 hours finished in four hours and forty minutes.  The weather was oky koky and the course in good condition.

The monthly Mug was won by Jeff Warner with a superb net 66.  He generously rang the bell back at the bar which resulted in a couple of long retired pugs’ eyes lighting up like Newfoundland rock lobsters at the thought of just one more round.

In the A Flight Mike Allidi with a net 70 took out first place from Graham Porteous on net 72.  Brendan Byrne returned a steady net 74 to edge out the ever smiling Bill Plath on a count-back.

The B Flight saw Kasper Tarnutzer hand in a net 74 to edge out Andy Makara on net 75, who lamented that his brain tuner was somewhere between stations.  In a tight finish for the minors, Graham Buckingham finished third on net 77 relegating Jean Claude Lhoste to fourth spot on a count-back.

Sadly Warren Holland and Jan Lovgreen missed a placing with net 78’s.

Monthly Mug

1st Jeff Warren, net 66

A Flight (0–18)

1st Mike Allidi (4) net 70

2nd Graham Porteous (7) net 72

3rd Brendan Byrne (18) net 74

4th Bill Plath (16) net 74

B Flight (19 +)

1st Kasper Tarnutzer (22) net 74

2nd Andy Makara (32) net 75

3rd Graham Buckingham (24) net 77

4th Jean Claude Lhoste (23) net 77

Near pins went to Mashi Kaneta Ocean 5, Mike Allidi Ocean 7, Per-Olav Baarli Mountain 4 and Brendan Byrne on Mountain 8.

Long putts resulted in Peter Hammond on Ocean 9 and Patrick Poussier on Mountain 9 being successful.

Thanks again goes to Bjarne and his team at The Cafe Kronborg for their generous support which is much appreciated.