PSC golf from Café Kronborg
Monday, March 25, Bangpra – Stableford
Bangpra was our challenge for the first time in 6 months due to the high season pricing. We had a swift check-in and went off the first tee 5 minutes early under very hot conditions, with a wind just short of a gale coming up at the turn to make it even hotter. The course was in fine shape with hard and fast greens and the monkeys were only sighted behind the 9th tee.
The course was fully booked which made for a very slow round of 4 hours and 50 minutes and along with the heat it made it not too pleasant of a day.
Welcomes went out to Ernst Hansen, Leif Claussen and Alex from Denmark and we said goodbye to Torben Sorensen, back to Canada, and Eddie Glinsek, back to America.
Two flights today with the cut at handicap 17 and Richard Kubicki topped the A Flight with 35 points ahead of Arne Max Pedersen in second, Torben Sorensen third and Doug Maiko in fourth. It was a double win for the Kubickis as Carole won the B Flight with 34 points to finish five clear of Henrik Aagaard and Eddie Glinsek in second and third respectively, while Jan Lovgreen completed the podium in fourth on a count back from Dave Richardson.
A Flight (0-17)
1st Richard Kubicki (13) 35pts
2nd Arne Max Pedersen (13) 34pts
3rd Torben Sorensen (17) 29pts
4th Doug Maiko (13) 28pts
B Flight (18+)
1st Carole Kubicki (25) 34pts
2nd Henrik Aagaard (19) 29pts
3rd Eddie Glinsek (33) 29pts
4th Jan Lovgreen (19) 27pts
Thursday, March 28, Treasure Hill – Stableford
Thursday saw a small, but elite, band of golfers head off to a steamy Treasure Hill, where we were met by a virtually empty course. We tee’d off half an hour early and most groups played millionaire’s golf, having no-one in front or behind them. As a result the round was a spritely 4 hours and 15 minutes.
The course, as always this year, was in superb condition with the greens demanding respect at a stimp reading of 10.
Back at the club house, announcements started with the very sad news that Boon, the Cafe Kronborg’s long time mini bus driver, had passed away on Monday night. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends. Most of us have fond memories of Boon’s ingenious driving skills, making extra traffic lanes where there weren’t any and making straight-on arrows bend into right turns. He will be sadly missed.
Farewells were said to people leaving Pattaya to escape the craziness of Songkran, including The Kubicki’s, Arne Max Pedersen, Lotte Boskov, Leif Kirkegaard and Elias Magnusson.
There were two flights, 0 to 17, and 18 and above with 3 places in each.
A flight was won by Richard Kubicki with the score of the day, 40 points. In second place was Arne Max Pedersen with 31 points and in third was Lotte Boskov with 29 points, beating Niels Hansen on count back.
B flight was topped by Carole Kubicki with 33 points. In second place was Elias Magnusson with 31 points and third was Mike Winfield with 30 points.
So the Kubicki’s managed to do the A & B flight double win for the second time this week. Those that know them are not surprised, because they know this kind of form always comes at the end of their trip.
A Flight (0-17)
1st Richard Kubicki (13) 40pts
2nd Arne-Max Pedersen (13) 31pts
3rd Lotte Boskov (17) 29pts
B Flight (18+)
1st Carole Kubicki (25) 33pts
2nd Elias Magnusson (19) 31pts
3rd Mike Winfield (22) 30pts
Note: Due to the Songkran Holidays the next golf from the Cafe Kronborg will be on Monday 22nd April, where we head off to Bangpra.