Results – Seri Selangor – 22nd September 2020

A great day to play golf. The weather was very nice to us, not too much sun. The course was a bit soggy on some places, not a surprise after the rain last day. For the rest the course was in good condition, a couple of greens were sanded, but even so very fast. It is a challenging course. When the ball is in the rough, it is not that easy to get it out in a decent way. But a good course, not too far away to travel and easily accessible. So worth while repeating.

Results

The scores were very respectable, although no one equalled or played better than his handicap:

Martin won, (after his long holidays in Langkawi) on count back from Bernhard.Yes, personally I had a lot of problems with the course, which I played for the first time…………….

We had a good lunch in Lavaa, a new restaurant for a couple of us. Also this was a good experience.The mystery prize was for Ricardo with two birdies. Shared with paul, but as Paul was last weeks winner, the choice was for Ricardo.

The monthly competition is led by Josef with 78 points a large margin from Jan and Allan with 71 and Martin with 69. Don’t worry we still have one week to go!Next week we will have our trip to JB with 3 interesting and undoubtedly challenging courses. See you all there!!

Photos

Thanks to Ricardo Castro for the photos.

Results – Nilai Springs Golf & Country Club – 15th September 2020

Today we welcomed back Paul Geddes, for the first time in Loose Cannons for a long time! Welcome Paul!! He paid us back with a voucher which saved us quite some money on the green fees…👍

The course itself was in a very good condition. We played Mango and Pines, with a difference in the speed on the greens, but for the rest it was very nice to play there. The weather was very good to us, only when playing the last hole the sun came out, which made it hot, but that was only for one hole! If only the management could manage the flights on the course better. I don’t see the purpose of jumbo flights, in particular when they are in between other flights. The cross over from hole 9 to hole 10 gave a lot of waiting time, and of course that took the rest of the game a bit down.

Results

Not so much for Paul, because he had the lowest gross score with 87, which ended him up in the 3rd place with Allan, both with 33 points. The 1st and 2nd place with 34 points went to Tony and Jan, where Jan won on countback on the last nine.


The mystery prize was for Paul. He won the real and only Loose Cannons cap, because he just came back and his generous donation for the day.

Photos

Thanks to Ricardo Castro for the photos.

Results – Amverton Cove Golf & Island Resort – 8th September 2020

A beautiful day to play golf on a beautiful and excellent golfcourse! That is in short the summary of today’s Loose Cannons (with a small group) outing. The weather was certainly with us, not too much sun and a regular breeze to cool down even further. Now we know why so many of us are going to an island!The course itself was in a pristine condition.

We teed off from the blue tees a bit earlier than agreed because there was nobody on the course anyway. Why we couldn’t tee off earlier than 8.30, don’t ask me. The girl behind the counter didn’t know either…..Anyway, the greens were in an excellent condition, and also the fairways. The course was dry, so that gave an extra roll to the balls. sometimes very welcome, sometimes not, because suddenly water came into play!

We enjoyed lunch in I Suka, for the LC’s a newcomer. Certainly worth while to keep this in our list. A better quality food, and sitting at the same water as the other one.

Results

Siggy was the only one playing better than his handicap. He mastered the course best of us.

The mystery prize this week was for Brian and earned a sleeve of balls. He had the lowest gross on the first nine. The fact that he ended on the shared third place, says a lot about his second nine 😁.

The monthly prize is headed by Jan (69), followed by Brian (67) and Allan (65). But still a long way to go, another 3 games!

Photos

Thanks to Ricardo Castro for the photos.

Results – Bukit Beruntung Golf & Country Resort – 1st September 2020

Way up North this time to Bukit Beruntung, for many of us a new experience. And it was a pleasant one. Most LC’s agreed that this course is worthwhile playing again. Arriving there is quite impressive since the club house is a bit of a royal experience with the size of the palace of Versailles We started early morning before 8:00 am; smooth registration, perfect weather and nobody in front of us.

The course is good quality and not always easy with some narrow challenging fairways. Most greens run well and true. Besides that it is very good value for money with a green fee of only RM 75, including some drinks.

After the game we had lunch in Chinese restaurant “Full Moon”. Also worthwhile repeating. Good food at reasonable prices. Our beer manager Brian was very active today securing the cold supplies aka Tiger.

Results

The winner today showed some supernatural powers and a drugs test has been requested: Josef with one of his best games ever 85/45. Second place today Allan with a fine 97/38, followed by Jan with 95/37. See full list below.

We wrapped up August and presented the monthly medal to winner Hans. He also got a sleeve for playing most of his shots on the buggy track today. 
Iain is still leading the annual ranking after August but since he is in the UK right now and not playing, Ricardo is now catching up with him; both 54 points. Mike W follows with 44 points. See full list below. 

Photos

Thanks to Ricardo Castro and Martin Belderink for the photos.

Results – Tasik Puteri – 25th August 2020

We were supposed to play Bukit Beruntung but ended up at Tasik Puteri instead. I will come back to this later……. 4 flights starting early in the morning without caddies this time, since they had a big tournament going. The weather was great and the course reasonable but not so great. Some greens were really sandy and others quite bumpy. There is room for improvement. We all got around fairly quick and with some good scores as well.

Results

Winner today ocb Hakan with 97/42, followed by Bernard 81/42 and Tony 85/41. 

We also have a monthly medal winner; Hans Berger. Well done with 2 very good games!

And he won something else as well……………. We don’t normally do COTD but this was a special occasion.

As I said before we were supposed to play Bukit Beruntung. Hans called them last Tuesday to make a booking. 3 days later I found out that there was no booking at Bukit Beruntung; grrr…?!! idiots……stupid…👹grrr and more…… On Monday Hans gets a call from Bukit Unggul about a booking the next day…………. Turns out he called the wrong Bukit…….So he earned a sleeve of special balls for this performance. These are the first ones with a LC logo on it supported by our sponsor Siggy. Thanks a lot Siggy!!

Photos

Thanks to Martin Belderink and Ricardo Castro for the photos.

Results – Kota Sieramas Golf & Country Club – 18th August 2020

Another beautiful golf day at Kota Seriemas. 12 members made their way to the deep South of KL to play some golf. A little after 8 am we took off. Unfortunately the first 2 flights were positioned behind a group of local clowns who caused a considerable delay most of the morning. The 3rd flight starting at hole 1 was about 30 minutes faster than the other 2 starting from 10. Other than that the course was in very good shape as always and a pleasure to play and also the weather conditions were very pleasant.

We also welcomed back a few of our “lost in lock down” members; Aftab and Josef. Aftab managed to escape Trumpistan but will leave us soon again to continue his life in Istanbul. Josef finally worked his way out of Germany.

Lunch was at East of highway where we also celebrated another milestone; Brian’s 200th game with the Loose Cannons. A generous donation supported the beer bill. Thanks Brian. Erol took the mystery prize for playing most golf.; a sleeve of balls. 

Results

The money today went all the way to Portugal. Let’s hope they spend it wisely; Ricardo winning with 82/38 and also playing lowest gross. Shared 2nd Bernard and Brian both 37 points and Dave continuing his good golf flow with a 3rd place scoring 98/36. See all results below.

The monthly ranking hasn’t changed with Graham and Dave still leading with both 81 points, closely followed by Ricardo and Brian. It’s hot at the top. Decision next week!!

Photos

Thanks to Ricardo Castro for the photographs.

Results – Bukit Unggul Country Club – 11th August 2020

3 flights started a little before 8:00 am on their journey through the home of the eagles. Unfortunately we ended up with only 11 players since Paul Geddes’ email server decided to block all golf related messages and thus he was not aware of his expected attendance at the Tuesday game. The course was in good shape and the dark clouds decided to drop their contents somewhere else so we had a dry round.

Lunch after the game was at our regular East of highway; always reliable and they did not let us down. 

Results

Some of our members did extremely well today and Dave’s practising at BU the last weeks paid off big time taking the money today with a 90/45 score. Our senior Swede Mr Berger followed with a very nice score 95/44. 3rd place Graham 92/39. See all scores below. 

The monthly medal so far is a battle between Dave and Graham both 81 points, followed by Ricardo and Siggy both 73 points. 

Photos

Thanks to Ricardo Castro and Martin Belderink for the photos.

Results – Staffield Country Resort – 4th August 2020

12 LC members gathered at Staffield this morning. It’s a good course to play during the wet season and that proved to be right again today. Only downside: the greens were not in great shape. Weather helped a lot to make it a very pleasant round of golf and we all got back around midday. Highlight of the day…………Mike shot a hole in 1 on West number 8 so the F&B bill for the day was more than covered as well as his whiskey and beer stock for the coming months. He had to do some paperwork to secure the ringgits. Well done Mike and an exciting moment.

Surprisingly the mystery prize for today was the 1st hole in one of the day and Mike was rewarded with the beautiful LC’s cap. A welcome back to Graham who also played his 100th game for LC’s today good for some contribution to the kitty that we will spend wisely next week. A LC’s towel was his reward. Thanks Graham!

Results

The July medal was handed out to Martin Belderink as a reward for 2 good games last month. Winner today Graham with a nice 92/42, followed by Mike and Ricardo both 41 and Brian with 40 points. See all results below. 

The July medal was handed out to myself as a reward for 2 good games last month. 

Photos

Thanks to Ricardo Castro and Martin Belderink for the photos.

Rules of Golf – Nearest Point of Relief

With the recent Covid-19 restrictions and the situation where most courses are now classifying bunkers as GUR this requires the player to take the nearest point of relief from the bunker. This has caused a lot of confusion as how to determine this point so this video we made today highlights the process the player should go through. Thanks to Peter Davies for a great explanation.

Results – Palm Garden Golf Club – 28th July 2020

No rowing and plowing this week. Palm Garden was in excellent shape (as always) and the weather was also very friendly to us today. Thanks to some late entries we had 3 full flights going out around 8:15 am. With a start from 2 different t-boxes it all went smoothly and some discount vouchers and the MST golf card discount helped us to get a good rate as well. 

Also a welcome back to Jan after nearly six months being expelled from Malaysia, trapped in the land of coffee shops that sell no coffee, tulips and clogs.

 8 players wrapped up the day in our favourite restaurant East of highway. Always good food and some nice cold Tigers. 

Results

Winner today was Tony Morris with a nice 88/38 OCB beating Siggy 91/38 followed by Mike Garwood 82/37. See all scores below.

The monthly medal stays with your convener winning best 2 July games with total 84 stbf, followed by Tony with 79 and Iain 75. 

The annual ranking is still headed by Iain, followed by Ricardo and Mike Williams. Given Iain’s escape to the UK it might be difficult to defend his position in the coming period. Mike Garwood played his 5th game today so a welcome to the Loose Cannons.

The Mystery prize today was scoring the last par. Hole 18 it was with both Paul and Robert winning a sleeve of balls

Photos

Thanks to Ricardo Castro & Martin Belderink for the photos.