Olsen in league of his own


Golf from Cafe Kronborg

Thursday, Feb. 16, Crystal Bay

A Flight (0-22)

1st Henning Olsen (15) 39pts

2nd Richard Kubicki (14) 33pts

3rd Brian Gabe (16) 31pts

4th Arne Max Pederson (18) 31pts

5th Peter Bygballe (19) 31pts


B Flight (23+)

1st Jan Badura (27) 33pts

2nd Eddie Glinsek (36) 32pts

3rd Elias Magnusson (23) 30pts

4th Kurt Sandgaard (34) 30pts

5th Ulla Ravn (36) 29pts


Near Pins: C4 Kurt Sandgaard, C7 Peter Bygballe, B4 Eddie Glinsek, B6 Henning Olsen

Long Putts: C9 Brian Gabe, B9 Nick Revell


Cafe Kronborg played at Crystal Bay on Thursday, a day when there were nearly as many count backs as there were prizes.  Despite a mystery tour, courtesy of our driver on the way there, we teed off early and the first group got going before the start sheet had even reached the tee.

We played the C and B Courses, as A is currently closed for renovations.  The greens on C were long and grainy, with many putts coming up short or being grabbed off line by the grain.  The B course greens however were short and slick and in great condition, as to be expected as renovations had been completed on this 9.  The combination of the differing greens was a tough ask and the low stableford scores bore witness to this.

Henning Olsen (left) with Jan Badura (right) and Dave 'The Admiral' Richardson.
Henning Olsen (left) with Jan Badura (right) and Dave ‘The Admiral’ Richardson.

Back in the clubhouse there were many cards with anomalies and many count backs, which took some sorting out.  One issue is something that many of us do – you just agree the stableford totals and put in the card.  Players need to be reminded that you sign to confirm the gross scores only, so if the stableford points are correct but the gross score is wrong you could be disqualified.  The checking of the stableford scores is the responsibility of the organiser.

The A Flight winner was Henning Olsen, the only person to beat their handicap with a sterling 39 points.  He did say he had a good caddie, but those putts have to be hit by the player.  Richard Kubicki came 2nd with 33 points and we then had 4 players with 31 points vying for the next 3 places.  In 3rd and winning the count back battle was Brian Gabe with 18 points on the back nine and 13 points on the last 6 while in 4th place, just missing out, was Arne Max Pederson, also with 18, but with 12 points on the last 6.  Fifth went to Peter Bygballe with 17 points on the back and losing out was newcomer Nick Revell who had 13 points on the back nine.  Nick was a little flummoxed as at the Kronborg the count backs are always done as per the card and not in the order of play, but his consolation was that his long putt held up.

In B Flight Jan Badura took 1st place with a solid 33 points and Eddie “the Eagle” Glinsek took 2nd with 32.  Third and fourth spots were decided on count back with Elias Magnussen and Kurt Sandgaard both having 30 points, Elias taking 3rd place with 15 points on the back and Kurt 4th with 14.  Fifth place was again decided on count back with 2 players having 29 points, Ulla Ravn took it with a count back of 15 points and Steen Habersaat lost out with only 12.