Arne back with a bang

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Elias Magnusson (left) with Arne Max Pedersen (right) and Dave ‘The Admiral’ Richardson.

PSC Golf from Café Kronborg

Monday, Feb. 25, Pattaya C.C. – Stableford

A Flight (0-24)
1st Arne Max Pedersen (24) 40pts
2nd Jan Lovgreen (24) 35pts
3rd Juha Turku (13) 34pts
4th Peter Bygballe (18) 33pts

B Flight (25+)
1st Elias Magnusson (28) 34pts
2nd Peter Hammond (30) 32pts
3rd Mia Turku (30) 31pts
4th Birgit Jorgensen (31) 29pts

Near Pins: Juha Turku, Kevin Callaghan, Rob Brown (x2).
Long Putts: John Beckman, Ty Anderson.

Cafe Kronborg played Pattaya Country Club on Monday, where the course was in good condition with softer than usual fairways due to rain the previous day. Greens were slick and for the first time in a while the greens on the back nine were as fast as the front.

There were 2 flights with the A flight 0 to 24 and the B flight 25 and above. The A Flight winner was Arne Max Pedersen, with an outstanding 40 points, the score of the day and the only person to beat his handicap. Arne’s first big points haul since his return 3 weeks ago. In second place was Jan Lovgreen with a solid 35 points while Juha Turku took third place with a respectable 34 points.

Fourth place was decided on countback with 2 players having 33 points. Podium regular Peter Bygballe took the spoils with a flawless 18 points on the back, beating Ronnie Ratte who after a storming 20 points on the front cooled off somewhat and only made 13 points on the back.

In B Flight the winner was Elias Magnusson with 34 points while in second was Peter Hammond with 32, Peter starting like a rocket with 20 points on the front but this pace proved hard to maintain on the back.

Not to be outdone by her husband, Mia Turku took third place in B flight with 31 points and fourth place was again decided on a countback, three players having 29 points. Strong finishing Birgit Jorgensen once again won the countback with a flawless 18 points on the inward half, relegating Kurt Sandgaard with 15 points and Steen Habersaat with 14 into also-rans.

Thursday, Feb. 28, Pattavia – Stableford

A Flight (0-23)
1st Peter Bygballe (18) 36pts
2nd Richard Kubicki (10) 30pts
3rd Lotte Boskov (23) 29pts

B Flight (24+)
1st Jan Lovgreen (24) 36pts
2nd Peter Hammond (30) 33pts
3rd Birgit Jorgensen (31) 29pts

Near Pins: Kurt Sandgaard, Henning Olsen, Carole Kubicki, Rob Brown
Long Putts: Dave Richardson, Rob Brown

The society played Pattavia on Thursday and found the course to be an unrelenting beast. The layout was in good condition and the greens not too fast, but on the day it played really hard, with several players seeing good shots come up short and many a short putt missed.

The A Flight winner was Peter Bygballe with a classy 36 points, Peter seems to relish the challenge of this course and usually manages to do well here. Following far behind, taking second spot was Richard Kubicki with 30 points and in third was Lotte Boskov with 29, making her first podium finish since her return 3 weeks ago.

In B Flight the winner was the omnipresent Jan Lovgreen with another great score of 36 points. Peter Hammond had a steady 33 points despite struggling with the dreaded short putts, and third place was decided on a countback with three players having 29 points. Birgit Jorgensen once again won the countback with a strong 17 points on the back nine while losing out were Arne Max Pedersen with 16 points and Karen Brown with 14.