10th ESA Cup

10th ESA Cup, Zimmerner Golfclub, Groß Zimmern, Germany

The 10th ESA Cup took place this year on the
Zimmerner Golfclub, 15 km east of Darmstadt. Organised by our ESOC colleagues,
this year’s tournament saw 28 players battle it out on this hilly golf course.
For most of us it was a 5-hour drive from the Netherlands taking place on the
18-19 May, 2018. ESTEC put up 3 teams composed of 4 players each, while ESOC
came also with three teams, ARES had two and one single brave player, Mark
Kidger showed up for ESAC.

Our ESTEC teams came well prepared. Most playing
a practice round the day before, we started the first day with top scores.
David Binns took the lead on the first day and also had the longest drive. Alex
Jeanes came in second on the day and Sascha Ricken third. After the first day,
we all relaxed to a nice dinner organised at the golf club.

We continued the next day, and by 17:00 it was
all over. The scores were in and we all awaited anxiously for the final result.
The top scorers over the two days were:

In third place:
ESTEC C with Kjeld Hjortnaes, Tony Rosmalen, Klaus Ludwig and Salim
Ansari having scored a net Stableford of 192.

In second place: ESTEC A came in with David
Binns, Alex Jeanes, Vincent Regis and Erik van Ginkel with a net Stableford
score of 206.

And the top prize went to ESTEC B with Ignacio
Aguilar Sanchez, Raffeale Tosellini, Anna Grethe Hjortnaes-Pedersen and Rafael
Lucas Rodriguez with a net Stableford of also 206, but with a top single
Stableford score of 42 achieved by Ignacio.

ESTEC won the ESA Cup decisively for a fourth
year running and has now beaten all three establishments on their own turfs!
Next year, it is our turn to host the ESA Cup and to continue to defend our
long-standing title! Well done ESTEC Golfers!

Salim Ansari