AMVERTON COVE REPORT-31-01-2023

Cannon’s

Jan

Here is my story:

It was a truly great golfing day today. The course at Amverton was in great condition, from tees to greens. The weather was very kind to us, as the sun kept us away most of the time and it became only a bit warmer and humid when we were almost finished.

We teed off with four flights, two three balls, and two full flights. We missed Helmut because he got just outside the island with problems with his car and he had to wait almost two hours before his car could get towed away. Helmut, next time better, and maybe you should think about another car…..?

It was good that we were allowed to tee off at hole 1 and hole 2 because it was very busy at the course. One flight took indeed a long time because they were helped up by a jumbo flight on the second nine.

The scores were good today. Four players ended up with 37 points, but Bernhard won OCB (again….) on count back and took the RM 50 back home. Martin, Diederik, and Chia were the others with 37 points. With these results, Bernhard is the January winner with 75 points (the best 3rd score), followed by Diederik also with 75, and in third place Martin with 73.

The lunch was at the restaurant next to the bridge Kang Guan, with good food and drinks. We had a free lunch today thanks to the contribution from Diederik for his birthday and the generous contribution from Chia, because of the Chinese New Year. Many thanks, guys!!

During our lunch, we also celebrated the Loose Cannon Of The Year 2022. This is based on the monthly performances during the year, where points are given for places one to ten. You can all follow this in much more detail on the blog.

We gave prizes to the top 10, and for the others, we had a lucky draw. Number 10 was Roland, good for a sleeve of balls, numbers 9 and 8 (Mike and Bipan) were not present. Josef with number 7 won a pair of socks. Numbers 6 and 5 (Helmut and David Cheung) were not present. Chia with number 4 won a Loose Cannons 2023 cap. Iain, in the 3rd place, won a bottle of wine. Bernhard was number 2 good for 100 RM and the winner overall for last year, and therefore the Loose Cannon Of The Year 2022 was Ricardo!! He received the trophy with his name on it and a special shirt.

After that, we had a lucky draw between Dave, Hans, Jan, Martin, and Diederik, and the winner was Hans with Pampa’s bottle of wine voucher and the lucky boy was Hans Berger.

Jan

FULL RESULTS TABLE.

AMVERTON WINNER PRIZE CEREMONY.

JANUARY FINAL STANDINGS.

FULL MEMBERSHIP GIFT CEREMONY. CONGRATULATIONS MICHAEL.

LC OF THE YEAR PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY.

PICTURES OF THE DAY.

BUKIT JALIL REPORT-25-01-2023

Cannon’s

We played again at Bukit Jalil, after a long time. In hindsight not a good choice with all the rain we had the last time. The fairways were at several places very wet, and on top of that the greens were very difficult and sometimes fast, sometimes slow. Also on a number of holes, the holes themselves were not very well cut. In other words, a difficult morning. 

But the company was good, and we had a good freshly cooked lunch afterward at the club.

We welcomed Michael for his 4th game, and Iain was back again after being away in the UK.

The condition of the course was reflected in the scores. After a long, long discussion, we agreed that Jan and Bernhard shared the second/third place and Martin was the winner with 33 points. With these results, the January competition standings stay the same as last week, keeping all open to the last game of the month next week at Amverton.

Jan

FULL RESULTS TABLE

JALIL WINNER PRIZE CEREMONY

JANUARY CURRENT STANDINGS

PICTURES OF THE DAY

SPECIAL TEE BOX FOR JOSEF

STAFFIELD REPORT-17-01-2023

Cannon’s,

The weather was great for playing golf this morning. It was foggy on the way to Staffield and indeed a bit of mist was hanging over the course before we started. That disappeared very quickly and a well-maintained golf course was ready to get played on. Good fairways and fast greens on the first nine, slower on the back nine, made it a real enjoyment to play. The greens were quite variable as far as the speed was concerned, which made it not easy to master.

So we had a very good morning with also a variety of scores.

After lunch at the club, we congratulated Hans on his third place with 33 points, Martin was second with 36 points and Bernhard was the winner again with 38 points. Well done again Bernhard!! With these results, Bernhard lead the January competition with 75 points, followed very close by Diederik with 73 and in third place Martin with 69 (nice number!!).

We welcomed Fritz for his 2nd game and thank you, Fritz, for being a member there, because it made our lunch a bit cheaper, and Michael Fenner-Smith for his 3rd game.

Tan played a couple of weeks ago his fifth game and we now welcomed him as a full member of the Loose Cannons, with a bag tag, sleeve of balls, and a cap.

Next week we will play Bukit Jalil.

Jan

FINAL RESULTS TABLE

STAFFIELD WINNER PRIZE CEREMONY

JANUARY COMPETITION STANDINGS

FULL MEMBER GIFT SET FOR OC TAN

PICTURES OF THE DAY

BKT UNGGUL REPORT-10/1/2023

Cannon’s

Always a very pleasant course to play. All holes are really different from each other and it is going up and down all the time. Challenges on both sides of the fairways, be it water, jungle, or OB, make this course very attractive.

The course was well maintained with good tees and fairways, and in particular on the first nine, very fast greens. The second nine had several sanded greens, which were slower but also not easy to read.

The weather was very nice to us, not too hot at all, only the last two holes were very wet as the rain decided to come down. A good lunch at the club finished in the morning.

After lunch, we congratulated Bernhard for being the last year’s December champion. Bernhard was also the winner of the competition during the Melaka away days, for which he got a new LC shirt, bright red!

The winner today was Diederik with 38 points, followed by Bernhard and Mike with 37 points and Josef and Roland with 35 points.

Next week we will be playing Staffield.

Jan

FULL RESULTS TABLE

UNGGUL WINNER PRIZE CEREMONY.

DECEMBER CHAMPION PRIZE CEREMONY

MELAKA CHAMPION PRIZE CEREMONY

PICTURES OF THE DAY

IMPIAN REPORT-03-01-2023

Cannon’s

We had a great day at Impian this morning. Nice weather, not really busy and we could tee off at holes 1 and 10. That saved us quite some time as were with 4 flights. The course was as ever in very good condition, not wet at all, and the greens were very fast causing a lot of missed putts.

We had lunch at East of Highway with only 6 players. We should know that the lunch after the game is effectively part of the game, so we should really make a lot of effort to attend that as well!

The winner on this day was Bernhard with 37 points (not present at lunch), with the second-place split between Ricardo, Diederik, and Marvin all with 35 points. Ricardo, the only one of the three present, won second place on count back.

The third place was a tie between Martin and Michael Fenner Smith with 33 points each, who we welcomed for his second LC game.

Uwe Lukas played his fifth game but unfortunately was also not present during lunch to receive his gift. Also, Marvin Gan played his 3rd game

Next week we play at Bukit Unggul.

Jan

FULL RESULTS TABLE

PICTURES OF THE DAY

SERI SELANGOR REPORT-27-12-2022

Cannon’s,

The last game of 2022 was held at Seri Selangor with a busy morning tee-off and overcast weather. We started on hole 10 with 2 flights in front of our group and in the first 10 holes the pace was reasonable, but after 12 holes all the long waiting started because the jumbo flight had some issues on par 3, and two to three flights starting to waiting for every hole until the 18th. It’s ridiculous how the club allows the jumbo flight to be the first one to tee off and soon or later it will be a big mess and long waiting. Anyway, back to the real golf, the course was nice and surprisingly dry with nice greens but always very tricky. Uwe Lukas played his 4th game and Montano his 3rd game with us. The winner today was Chia with 92 for 34 points, beating Hans Berger OCB followed by Tony Morris and Martin Belderink booth with 33 points. With these results, Bernhard Romahn wins the December competition with 74 points, followed by Martin Belderink with 69 (nice number) :-)))) and in third place Diederik Brinkman with 67 points. With this win, Bernhard consolidated second place in the LCOTY competition with 59 points passing Iain Wise who finished third with 56 points. The LC Player of the Year is Ricardo Castro with a record of 176 points closing an amazing year with four-time first place and six-time second place with a total of 49 games. The fourth of us had a good lunch at the Beer Factory. New year, new life, and hope more members can play more often and make this annual competition even more interesting. 2022 was one of the best years, if not the best year of LC history, with 12 new members, a new sponsor, a new shirt, interesting prizes, and gifts, great away games, good friendships, and an average of 3 flights every week which shows our society is alive and growing every year with new blood, given us the warranty for the future of the LCKL. Happy New Year to all and see you guys at Impian and open 2023 in style.

Cheers

Ricardo

FULL RESULTS TABLE

Pity the winner missed the lunch, so the 50.00 voucher stays in the kitty for the next game.

DECEMBER COMPETITION FINAL STANDINGS.

LCOTY COMPETITION FINAL STANDINGS

CARTOON OF THE MONTH

FINAL HDC IMPROVEMENT TABLE1-10 to 31-12-2022

FINAL MASTER SHEET STATS FOR 2022

PICTURES OF THE DAY

BUKIT KEMUNING REPORT-20-12-2022

Gents,

We teed off on a very pleasant morning with three flights and not too many other players. The first flight was a three-ball and finished after three hours, whereas the other full flights had problems with slow play on the course.

Bukit Kemuning was very wet today. Some parts of the fairways were really flooded and it was easy to lose balls there. Some of the greens were sanded with the consequence that part of it was slow and other parts were very fast. In short, not a course to play in these wet conditions.

The scores were actually very good. Martin equaled his handicap with 36 points but ended third. Bent did it better with 38 points, but the real champion today was Bernhard with a whopping 42 points. A gross score of 81 strokes!! With these results all open to the last day to know who will win the December competition.

We had a good lunch at Gather Gather Kitchen where we welcomed Fritz as a new player for the Loose Cannons (at last!!). Montano played his 2nd game for LC.

Next week we will play at Seri Selangor.

Jan

FINAL RESULTS TABLE.

KEMUNING WINNER PRIZE CEREMONY.

DECEMBER CURRENT STANDINGS TABLE.

WELCOME GIFT TO FRITZ.

PICTURES OF THE DAY.

TASIK PUTERI REPORT-13-12-2022

Gents,

A small group of 1 flight only of the Loose Cannons teed off this morning at Tasik Puteri and we played Puteri and Putera nines. Always a friendly course to play, and so also this morning. The weather was very friendly to us, no sun, no rain, and a bit misty in the morning made it a very good experience.

The course was wet of course, with the present weather, but it didn’t hinder us too much. Every now and then we had to place our balls somewhere else, trying to find a dry spot, but that was OK. The greens were very good, dry, and fast.

Lunch was usual at the club, and the best stf was Marvin but as a guest (2nd game) can’t win, with 37 Stableford points. Roland finished with 34 points in second and claim the winner voucher for the day, Martin had 31 and Jan closed with 29 points.

All in all a good morning out.

Next week Bukit Kemuning.

Jan

FINAL RESULTS TABLE.

PICTURES OF THE DAY.

2022 CHRISTMAS LUNCH AND YEAR REPORT-09-12-2022

Cannon’s

The end of the year 2022 is nearing and it is good to look back and forward. I am taking parts of my presentation which I gave during the Christmas lunch a couple of weeks ago.

The past year, 2022, was again a more or less “normal” year. We could play golf again without too many restrictions and it shows: we played more than 50 games on in total 22 different courses. Ricardo and I tried to do our best to accommodate everyone by choosing partly challenging and partly “easier” courses. In that, we organized a very successful tour in Melaka in December. We had 9 players, played 4 different courses, and had a lot of fun! 

Loose Cannons had also a successful year in that we welcomed 12 new players. A number of them are already full members and have the official LC handicap. It resulted in the fact that we are more and more playing with three flights, and also the attendance for the lunches has increased!

The best player this year is undoubtedly Ricardo, who improved his handicap to 7.

Just to repeat the handicap system: it is based on the average of the best 8 games of the last 20 games played. Every week the new exact and playing handicaps are calculated and used for the following game.

Financially we try to break even, sometimes a bit plus, sometimes a bit minus. We started the year with a very healthy “kitty” and over the whole year, we spent about 600 RM more than we received. That is not a problem as we still have some money left. Apart from the usual costs like green fees and lunches, we welcome new players, and new members with some small gifts, as we do with birthdays. Next to that, we have the weekly winners, monthly winners, and the best player of the year.

The blog has been well visited, with more than 6500 views over the year, from a wide array of countries.

For the coming year, Ricardo managed to get Pampas interested as a sponsor for the Loose Cannons. We should have received a membership card to get the necessary reductions when eating in one of their restaurants.

Ricardo and I decided to take on the convener ship for another year, but 2023 will be the last year for us. We think that the time has come for others to take over. Our experience is that it is doable with two players, as we can take over from each other in case of traveling etc. So volunteers are needed!!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a very healthy and prosperous 2023!

Jan & Ricardo

PICTURES OF THE DAY.