Just like many other Golf4Fun’ers, I woke to the sounds of rain on the shutters last Sunday morning. A quick check of the radar settled me – the prognosis was good and by 10:30am the clouds might not have dissappeared but at least the heavy rain would have passed. A short one hour drive to Emmental and we arrived at the “Sekretariat” to be greeted with a warm welcome by Marianne and her team.
The 47 hopeful starters at Round 6
And so the Golf4Fun’ers arrived, on time, ready to do battle with the rolling hills of Emmental Golf Club. Originally a 9 hole course, which was converted to an 18 hole in the past few years – I can confirm they have done an excellent job even if I will admit a few scary moments on the hairpin bends in the golf cart as I whizzed around grabbing snaps of the rounds in progress.
Mid Round Snack Munchies courtesy of Evelyn and Koru Louge and Cafe
While I kept myself busy at the first tee, Charlotte, Dawn and Robyn laid out the provisions for the hungry golfers at the halfway house between holes 8 and 9. Many thanks to all of them for their help on the day, as well as Mark for his eagle eyed review of the scorecards, Siegi for his terrific apero impressions and Daniel for all those details which just made the day so much smoother!
The helpers enjoying a relaxing break and glass of wine by wine sponsor Fin Bec Fine Wines who again provided a great selection of wines for the wine tasting event.
Scores counted, ranking list finalised, all that was left to do was announce the winners and award the spoils. And there were a few to give away as usual. Alexandra choose a TaylorMade standbag as her choice for winning 1st prize in the Ladies Brutto category, while Andrea took home a one months membership at Holmes Place for her brutto scoring. On the mens side, Marc bageed 2 lift passes for Savognin Bergbahn while new joined Strahil took home a 100.- CHF voucher from Sibler.
The Brutto category victors
1st place in the Netto 0- 17,9 category went to Peter who choose the half hour lesson with Swiss PGA Pro Brian Murphy as his prize, Jay bagged 2nd place and the Golf Butler voucher which he’ll be using on our upcoming trip to Belek, while Siegi was back on form coming home in 3rd and winning 2 ski passes for Savognin BergBahn.
Netto category 0-17,9 winners Peter, Jay and Siegi
New joiner Marc choose the Victorinox golf tool as his prize for winning first place in the Netto 18 – PR category. 2nd place Peter decided on a visit to Golfpoint Urdorf while Richard choose the shares in Fritz Nolan AG for his placement in 3rd place. Patrick won a great 1 hour simulator voucher for up to 4 persons at GolfNow – very handy for our monthly visits to GolfNow during the winter months to take on some of the Ryder Cup courses
Netto category 18 – PR winners Marc, Peter, Richard and Patrick
Patrick conquered the longest drive and together with Peter who was victorious in the fight for nearest to the pin, they both took home Victorinox Golf tools. A beaming Francesca won a 50.- CHF voucher for Unique for her efforts in the Ladies Longest Drive contest which was hotly competed by Andrea and Nina. Such a lot of Birdies, 13 in all, Mark and Peter getting 2!
Special category prize winners
Other winners on the day included: Georg won dinner for 2 at Krishnaas Indian restaurant, Haukit a handy voucher at Unique and Mark got a day out at Golfpoint urdorf. Thomas won the draw for the FinBec Back Nine Challenge taking home 2 bottles of Heida Burt and Francesca, Jacques, Marco and Erich all took home 2 sleeves of balls sponsored by Neiss Bucher Architects GMBH
But special mention has to go to Myriam who scored a fantastic 40 points and went home with not only a new HCP of 34, but a TaylorMade standbag for being the highest PR scorer on the day and Victorinox golf tool for grabbing 5th place in the Netto 18-PR category.
Myriam being awarded her TaylorMade standbag and other spot prize winners on the day
So with round 6 and Emmental now just a memory, the leaderboards remain unchanged at the top. However there are six great prizes still to be won on each leaderboard – 9-iron set from TaylorMade, bike from Raleigh, SWISS Golf Traveller membership, 200.- CHF voucher from Sundrani, tickets for the Arosa comedy festival this winter, 100.- CHF voucher from Sundrani.
And even if you’re not in pole position to win one of those great prizes, then the prize raffle which will take place as part of the season final prize giving Apero has lots of great prizes to give away also – 1 years membership at Holmes Place, 2 (European) Flights with SWISS (max value 800 CHF), 1 night for 2 persons at Valsana 4* hotel in Arosa, TaylorMade Pure Lite Stand Bag, TaylorMade Stratus 3.0 Stand bag, Victorinox Golf Tool, Unique 50.- CHF Voucher, Orelli Fuselli 50.- CHF Voucher, Dinner for 2 at krishnaa’s Indian Restaurant.
And of course we will have all the usual round prizes to give away as well – its looking like it will be long evening on Saturday 21st September – I hope you can join us!
And of course that E-Bike still remains unclaimed – no hole-in-one just yet this season – now there’s a challenge for the season final!
Nora O’Sullivan, Organizer, Golf4Fun