After enjoying Glenmarie Valley Course 2 weeks before we returned again to enjoy the special Ramadan rate and see if we could improve our scores on this beautiful course. We had 14 players this morning and we got started on split tees at 8:00am with Enzo Filoni acting as Convenor with Hans Berger down with the flu.
Weather was good and the course was very nice. Not sure if we managed to improve our scores but it was an enjoyable morning’s golf.
Lunch was at the club after the game …. a poor idea with sub-standard food and exorbitantly priced beers. With 3 good restaurants within 10-20 mins from this club we should in future eat offsite. We were helped however by a kind Birthday donation of RM200 by David Evans and a bonus jug of beer donation from Iain Wise who bet Dave Evans he couldn’t get within a yard of the hole on the tricky 9th green when Dave was off the back of the green on the fringe …… he putted it beautifully and almost holed it!
The winner today was Jason Winter who played to handicap with 36 points, runner up was Enzo Filoni with 35 points. Best gross was Jason Winter with a 79. Full scores below:
With many players away this week on the KLOGS away we had only 3 flights today at Tropicana Golf & Country Resort. We had a later tee off time of 8:21am so there was time for some breakfast.
Our 3 flights started on the West Course then crossed over to the East 1 Course. Weather conditions were hot and humid, no surprises there. The course was in great shape and always a joy to play. The greens were great but well protected by numerous deep bunkers.
We all finished around 1pm and had lunch on at the golfers deck along with numerous cold beers.
The winner this week was Brian Stubbs who had a great round of 94 for 37 points. Runner up was Tony Morris with 90 for 35. Best gross was Geoff McLaws with an 83. Full results below:
With the start of Ramadan here in Malaysia we took advantage of the special Ramadan golf rates and played Glenmarie today at a bargain price of RM160. We had 4 flights and we played the Valley Course which was good for me as I had not played this course now for many years.
Weather conditons were excellent and the course was in great shape although the greens were running rather quickly which caught many players out.
After the game we had planned to have lunch at the club but due to some electrical problems they could do some limited food but unfortunately there was no beer so this was the deal breaker. Those staying for lunch therefore retired to the nearby La la Chong restaurant where multiple cold Carlsbergs were consumed along with some good food.
Winner today was Iain Wise with a score of 97 for 34 points with Stan Constantides taking runner up position with 92 for 33 points. Best gross was Stuart Taylor with 91 and most gross was Roger McGowan with 123. Full scores below :
With the late entry of Jason Winter, we had 5 full flights for the end of April Trophy Game at Kota Seriemas Golf & Country Club. We had an early tee time of 7:30am and we got off on both 9’s at around 7:45am. Weather conditions were cool and overcast and with a sprinkling of rain during a few holes of our first 9 holes it was very cool and pleasant. The course conditions were good and with very few other players on the course, the first groups were finished at around 11:30am.
Lunch after the game was at our favourite East of Highway Restaurant which never fails to please. We had 3 birthday contributions to the kitty today so big thanks and Happy Birthday to Hans Berger, Ted Parslow, and Roger Surieux.
We had a new winner today – having his first Loose Cannons win and for the April medal was Josef Winter with a score of 91 for 37 points.
Runner up was Iain Wise with 95 for 36 points (enjoying revived form with his new beard) and 3rd place was Ted Parslow with 87 for 35 points. Best gross was Jason Winter with an 83 and most golf (best value!) was Roger Surieux with 112. Full results below:
It was with sadness and shock that we heard about the death of Ray Funnell yesterday on 26th April 2019 due to a heart attack. Ray (72) was a long-standing and active member of the Loose Cannons golfing group with a total of 476 games over his many years here in Malaysia.
Golf was his passion and his life and he managed the Loose Cannons group as Convenor for a number of years. Ray also participated in other golfing groups in KL including Loose Cannons, KLOGS, and WIGS and was an active participant in many of the charity golf tournaments in KL.
Ray was also an ardent KLOGGER who played with the KLOGS society for nearly 20 years. In these 20 years, he was twice KLOGGER of the year in 2007 and 2014 and also served on the KLOGS committee and attended several aways.
He will be sadly missed and remembered by his golfing friends from all of the golfing groups in Malaysia.
Condolences and our thoughts go out to Ray’s wife Gretta and the rest of his family at this time.
With 4 full flights we teed off on the first hole around 7:40am after the usual lengthy registration process. Weather was good and the course conditions were pretty good overall. Greens a little slow …. good excuse for the missed putts.
We were finished by 12:30pm then had a good lunch at O&S Restaurant closeby.
The winner today with 91 for 41 points was Iain Wise with Bernard Romahn runner up with 83 (Best gross) for 39 points. Full results below:
In the end seventeen starters, not an ideal numbers considering flight sizes, but that’s how it is some days.
Registration were done in a blink of an eye so we were off to play Putera and Tasik nines before booked time and as many times before the courses were in good shape.
After four hours plus in the sun it was nice to assemble at the Chin Heong Restoran Rawang for a cold beer and nice food.
– winner Allan Wright with 42 points
– runner up Iain Wise with 40 points who just came back from England
– shared third on 39 points; Brian Stubbs, Andrew Robinson and Jan van Driel
– lowest gross Bernard Romahn, 84 strokes
Thanks to Ricardo Castro for all the photos.
An enjoyable Loose Cannons golf day it was at Impian GCC today, weather a bit sticky at first however half-ways we had some cooling breeze. The course was in a good nick despite the heavy downpour yesterday afternoon, some bunkers were wet and soggy, but what to expect.
Yes it took some time, our flight had to wait for putting betting and one flight experienced a local flight having their morning tea break “on the green”
After the game more than half of the players assembled at Crab House Restaurant in Taman Kasturi, the good food were selected by Andrew
Again Ricardo Castro took the prize money with 40 points, he also had the lowest gross with 82 strokes, excellent play Ricardo. He got so excited that he ordered ice-creams for all and two for himself. Shared second were; Mike Williams, Ted Parlslow, Enzo Filoni and Hans Berger with 35 points.
Except for the walking members we were almost alone at Bkt Kemuning, both at the registration and on the course but after an hour or two it was quite few a players. .
Second nine was not ready to play so all four flights teed off from hole one. Course in good shape except for the sanded greens which was all of them. Weather a bit sticky at first however later we got a nice breeze, so overall a nice day out.
All except two came for the post game lunch at Restaurant New O&S Seafood, the food was very good as it usually is there, especially with a cold Tiger to it.
Winner as many times before Tony Morris with 43 points, he had the lowest gross as well with 83. Second Allan Wright 38 and Martin Belderink third with 37 points.