Results – Nilai Springs – 17th Oct 2017

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There were 12 players confirmed for today’s game at Nilai Springs but due to a last minute pull out we only had 11.

We played the Mango and Island 9’s and made good time with no holdups all the way round. On the first 9 holes (Mango) the greens had not been cut and were very slow …. but the back 9 (Island) the greens were much much faster causing a big change in putting tactics for everyone.

Weather was good and we were all finished by just after 12 noon. Lunch was at the clubhouse verandah. We had to send back the initial two jugs of beer which were mildly cold … and exchanged these for some nice cold Carlsberg bottles on ice. Luckily these were taken off the bill.

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Results

No outstanding scores today – the winner was Siegmund Maeirbrugger with a 91 for 36. Runners up were Aftab Ahamd and Eric van Donselaar both with 35 points. Best gross was shared between Siegmund Maeirbrugger, Martin Walsh and Bernard Romahn, all with 91. Full results below:

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Batam Away – 10th-13th October, 2017

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Eight of the ordinary LC’s went to Batam this week to play Palm Springs, Terring Bay and Batam Hills and the good part flying away, it’s just a short convenient trip with Malindo Air from Subang Airport.

 

Our first stop was at Palm Springs which was like a homecoming for me as I used to be member there when I was living in S’pore. They have added New Resort Course since I left so they operate 36-holes now, it’s a nice place and highly recommended but very busy over the weekend. The course can handle a heavy downpour well as it’s built on sand. See report issued for results.

 

Wednesday being the first day of the two day Batam Competition we played Terring Bay, also familjiar to me from my S’pore times. It has some very nice holes along the sea. One could sort of notice that the business is not as good as it used to be.

 

The final day we played Battam Hills a new experience for me. A very nice club house with Egypt decorations on the walls and nicely manicured plants along the fairways. It has a few challenging narrow fairways holes combined with wide opened. The last two courses are also very nice to play but cannot handle water as good as Palm Springs.

We stayed downtown Nagoya at Hotel – Harmoni Batam conveniently located next to Masale Village, a very good place for a few nights.

Batam and specially Nagoya has developed nicely over the years, it’s a lot more traffic though, the main roads are good and the always present motorcycles are well behaved compare to what we are used to.

 

Results

 

As I suspected with the form Bernard has shown lately he won with 36/40 = 76 points, followed by Ted 34/37 = 71 and Martin Walsh 37/32 = 69. It goes to show that one need a lower handicap to be competitive over two days or more.

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Correction …… Glen Wombwell’s score at Tering Bay on 11th October should be 105 for 35 points ….. and Ray Funnell’s score at Batam Hills on 12th October should be 117 for 21 points. This has been corrected in the master spreadsheet and the handicap records.

We had an incident/discussion the first day about Preferred Lie, we all know about that rule “closely mown area through the green” but this happen to be on another hole then we played on. My judgement then was that it’s based on the type/condition of the grass that counts, not on which fairway you are.

 

It was a very nice trip and I especially thank Bernard for volunteer for ‘money bag man’ it helped easing the task.

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Last night seafood dinner and enjoymentPar 3 hole 7 Palm Course ovelooking the sea towards S'por

 

Results – Palm Springs GCC, Batam – 10th October 2017

On our first day on Batam we played Palm Springs GCC Resort and Palm nines. A bit unlucky as it started to rain cats and dogs when we arrived from the airport. We were in doubt that we actually could play but after about two hours we begin to see Singapore on the other side so we went out.
Despite all the water that came down the fairways were in good condition some bunkers were damaged though. We just managed to finish it before it became too dark.
We all enjoyed Palm Springs GCC and they have two more nines to play.

Results

How did it go:
– winner Bernard 38
– second Ted 37
– third Glen 34
– lowest gross Ted and Bernard 84
– most gross Ray 110
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Results – Monterez Golf & Country Club – 10th October 2017

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While the Batam Away group were heading off for 3 days of golf in Indonesia the stragglers arranged a game here in KL. Registration this morning at Monterez was easy and was helped financially by a very good deal if using Maybank or CIMB debit cards where we could get a rate of RM68 per player for that flight. Thanks to Allan Wright and Stan Constantinides we got cheap rates for 2 flights. Normal rates were RM106 so all in all a good deal.

As expected Monterez was quite moist given the recent rain and its tendancy to get wet easily. However apart from a few plugged balls on the fairways the course was generally in good shape and the greens very good. The slopes on the greens and the pin positions however made it quite tricky. Weather was good but did get a bit hot near the end of the round.

We had an excellent lunch after the game at the nearby Choong Foong Seafood Restaurant and lunch was well washed down by many cold beers kindly aided by a kind RM200 input from Paul Geddes for a recent birthday. Happy Birthday Paul!

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Results

The winner today was Stuart Taylor with 81 for 41 points. Runner up was Peter Davies with 91 for 39 (on count back from Kevin Wiggins with 83 for 39). Best gross of the day was Paul Geddes with an 80. Full results below:

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Results – KGSAAS – 3rd October 2017

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We played at KGSAAS today on the President and Sultan 9’s. Course was in fairly good shape although the fairways seem to need some attention with cow grass growing through and what looked like tiny daisies growing on the 9th hole of the President 9. They have been cutting back the trees and the rough quite extensivle so the course looks very tidy now. Weather was also great and we got round in good time by around 12:30pm with lunch taken at the club.

Welcome to our guest today … Niall Murray … introduced by Emlyn Jones.

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Results

The winner today was Roger McGowan with 94 for 39 points. Runners up were jointly Kaz Takita with 95 for 38 and kevin Wiggins with 86 for 38. Most golf was David Evans …. full results below.

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Results – Kota Seriemas Golf & Country Club – 26th September 2017

 

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The monthly trophy game for September was held at the scenic Kota Seriemas Golf & Country Club. Although the early morning weather looked very doubtful with a large band of rolling dark clouds coming in over the course it cleared up quickly and the conditions were very pleasant all the way round. The course was in good condition and we all got round fairly quickly with the first 2 groups finished and in the restaurant by 12:30pm.

The after game lunch was at Loon Sing Restaurant which tends to be expensive for what it offers and it would probably be just as well to head back down the road to East of Highway Restaurant in future.

Many thanks to Iain Wise who donated RM200 to the kitty to celebrate his recent 200th game.

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Results

The winner of the monthly trophy for September was Kevin Wiggins with an excellent 82 for 43 points (even par gross 36 on his back 9!). This is now a back-to-back win for Kevin who is truly back in form, his handicap dropping over the last few weeks from 19 and now down to 16 after this game. Runner up was Ricardo Castro with 82 for 41. Bets gross of the day was Geoff McLaws with a 79 and most golf was Ray Funnell. Full results below:

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Results – Seri Selangor – 19th September 2017

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We returned to Seri Selangor after a long period where they were renovating the course. There have been some improvements but it is really far from ready with scruffy fairways, dug up areas and some extensive GUR area around some greens. The greens were very good however apart from hole no 18 which is now a temporary green as they work on the proper green. So we may have to leave it a while till we return here.

We had 4 full flights and got off from 2 tee boxes sharply at 8:00am. After the game we had lunch at our regular Pantai Seafood Restaurant which was very good.

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Results

The winner this week was Kevin Wiggins with a great round of 84 for 42 points which is a really good score at this course. Runner up was Allan Wright with 37 points on count back from Tony Morris also with 37 points. Best gross was Geoff McLaws with an 80 and most golf was Dave Evans with 113. Full scores below:

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Results – Staffield Country Resort – 12th September 2017

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With a last minute entry we eventually made 12 players and 4 full flights. It was a beautiful morning and we tee’d off on the Northern and Southern 9’s at 8:00am sharp. The course was in very good condition and the weather stayed clear all morning for us to finish. By 12:30 we were back in the clubhouse for a lunch and some refreshing beers on the terrace.

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Results

With the best gross of the day (77), Geoff McLaws was our winner today with 39 points with Ted Parslow and Kevin Wiggins runners up with 36 points. Full scores below:

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Results – Danau Golf Club – 5th September 2017

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There were only 3 flights this week for our outing at Danau Golf Club. We all set off at 8:00am sharp from the 10th tee over the difficult terrain of Danau – nothing much has changed with heavy thick rough making it difficult finding balls and playing from – best policy was to try and stay on the fairway. The greens were in good condition however albeit a little tricky with the slopes and the hole positions.

Weather was good and although the skies darkend near the end of the round we got finished before the rain came in later. It is a tough course and most players confirmed it was not one of their favourite courses.

We welcomed a new player today – Eric van Donselaar – introduced by Emlyn Jones. We hope to see him again.

Lunch after the game was at Restoran East of Highway which was excellent as usual.

Results

Kaz Takita was the winner today with 97 for 36 winning on count back from Hans Berger with 98 for 36 – well done Kaz. He didn’t make lunch so his winnings went into the pot to pay for lunch … cheers Kaz!

Best gross of the day was Stuart Taylor with 93 and most golf was Martin Belderink. Full results below:

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Results – Palm Garden Golf Club – 29th August 2017

The monthly trophy game for the month of August was played at Palm Garden Golf Club and with some golf vouchers gathered from the last game there we had some discount (well some of the players did!). We had only 4 full flights this week and got off from two tee boxes promptly at 8:00am.

The course was in very good condition and is always a joy to play here with beautiful fairways and excellent greens. From the white tees the course is short so making some birdie opportunities for a few players. The weather was kind as well and was actually a bit cooler than normal.

After the game we all had lunch at the club restaurant with their excellent fish and chips being a firm favourite.

Results

IMG_5233The winner of the August Trophy was Andrew Cseszko with an excellent 76 for 39 points with Ray Funnell runner up with 101 for 38 points. Best gross of the day was Andrew with his 76 and our Convenor, Hans Berger, got the most golf award. Full results below :

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