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.
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.