Meet EGC Mascot – Pietro the pond marshal

Dear members,

Please beware of the new pond marshal in EGC course. He is hard to miss being 30cm tall (or long), like on August 10 when he was out on the 9th green.

The newly cleaned pond in hole 3 has been declared his residence as arranged by EGC course manager Peter Behrmann on the said date.

So dear members, please if you have not been doing so already, please avoid the pond at all cost when you hit your tee shot.

ESTEC Teams Day 22/6/2022- the EGC Golf Clinic

The Director of ESTEC instituted ‘Teams Day’ on Wednesday 22 June in response to the debilitating effect of the restrictions imposed to combat Covid-19 over the last two years and to get some ‘team-spirit’ back into ESTEC. In response to the SSCC’s call for clubs ‘to do something’ in support, the Golf Club suggested a Golf Clinic (though where that name came from I’ve no idea). Anyway, we thought we could put to good use the practice putting area, the
chipping area, the nets and hole 1 and Clare, Joe, Filippo, Ignacio and myself ‘volunteered’ to run the show on the day. Helma had painted some targets on the putting green and Anna had flyers and posters printed. I was in contact with the GolfCentrum Noordwijk for it to give support in the shape of the golf-pro Michael John de Boor. He brought along three bags of clubs, (mid-irons, sand wedges and putters) to more than supplement our own ‘spare’ clubs and balls.

The Clinic was to start at 10:00 and by 10:05 we were in danger of being overrun by
the numbers wanting to give golf a go. Through some sort of divine intervention the cavalry
arrived in the shape of David, Erik and Paul and later Dominico and Stephen. We survived
but we had to expand the real-estate by doing the chipping up onto the ninth green as
Michael John needed the practice chipping area for his basic introduction i.e. holding the
club, the stance etc. etc.

We asked our visitors to sign-in and by 12:00, the closing time of the Clinic, we had
collected about a 100 names. Just from observation, many of our visitors looked potential
golfers and we hope they will join the EGC. We of course impressed on them the value for
money of the membership fee, the almost unrestricted access to the course and our
closeness to the GolfCentrum Noordwijk with its driving range and Toptracer installation!
Altogether a fun day and an experience our volunteers didn’t expect.

Brian Taylor.
Chair, EGC

Dunhill Cup 2021 standings after the 4th round

Saturday June 12th, the 4th round of the Dunhill cup has been played under the sun, with mild temperatures, and with some moderate cross winds.

The Netherlands were sitting that round out. The current leader Italy was playing France, while Germania was playing against Commonwealth

France was in need of a win to stay in contention for the title, and made no prisoner by inflicting a 3-0 defeat to Italy.

On their side Germania were in search of their first win, and secure it at Commonwealth expense in a very tight 2-1 game

Italy 0 – 3 France
Vincent Regis 61 – 67 Raffaele Tosellini
Rafael Lucas 64 – 73 Stefano Capitanio
Anna Carmio 67 – 70 Luigi Fanchi (score off 36)

Germania 2 -1 Commonwealth
Clare Bingham 70 – 71 Klaus Ludwig
Garry Gould 70 – 64 Peter Behrmann
Stephen Durrant 76 – 73 Andreass Obst

The competition is now completely undecided with Italy, France and the Netherlands having 2 win and 1 defeat. The 5th and last round will decide everything!

Current standings

RankParticipantPlayedRemainingMatch W-LSet WinsPts
1France312 – 1636
2Netherlands312 – 1529
3Italy312 – 1525
4Germania311 – 239
5Commonwealth401 – 3549

All results can be seen here: https://challonge.com/egc_dunhill_2021

Last round on Saturday June 26th with France vs Germania and Netherlands vs Italy