Results – Bukit Kemuning Golf & Country Resort – 16th January 2018

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I am always puzzled as to why Bukit Kemuning Golf & Country Resort has the word “Bukit” as there is not much bukit in the course being a very flat and generally boring course. However despite that we had a rather pleasant morning at this course with 19 players heading off from tee box 10 due to a competition starting on tee box 1. There was not much run on the course due to the recent rain and some of the greens were rather slow. The weather was wonderful and cool making it a pleasant round.

I had the pleasure of playing with our newest member Vince Main who I believe has been misspelling his name. Having hit his ball numerous time into the water drain hazards today I believe his name should be Vince Drain!

We had lunch post game at the New O&S Seafood Restaurant in Bukit Kemuning which was good (thank you to Barry Cousins for the ordering!).

Results

The winner today (on count back) and on a real winning streak with 3 back-to-back wins now was Hans Berger with 100 or 36 points. Runners up also with 36 points were Andrew Robinson and Iain Wise. Best gross of the day Was Niall Murray with a 79. Bernard was recorded as a No Return due to lack of card submission. Full results below :

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Results – Amverton Cove – 9th January 2018

IMG_698920 players arrived at Amverton Cove but with heavy rain coming down play was delayed until 9:30am when 19 of us (minus Barry Cousins) decided to brave the wet fairways. Surprisingly the course was in good shape even after so much rain and as long as you could keep on the fairways the going was good. The greens were in good shape and running fairly true. With the cool weather after the rain it was a generally pleasant morning.

After the game we had lunch at the seafood restaurant just over the bridge on the way back from Carey Island where the food was the usual poor quality unfortunately. Kevin Wiggins kindly put in money for his birthday and with a large carryover from our registration there was nothing else to pay after the lunch.

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Results

The winner this week was Hans Berger (who also won last week!) with an excellent 91 for 45 points. Runner up was Stan Constantinides with 87 for 43. Best gross was Niall Murray with a 79. Full results below:

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Results – Tasik Puteri – 2nd January 2018

Rein Li Tan and Stan Constantinides fell sick over night reducing the starters to twenty two for our first game of 2018, yet a very big turn-up. We welcomed three new players; Jan van Driel, Vince Main and Gregory Walsh.

Weather was perfect for golf and we played the old nines Puteri and Putera, however the course in general was not as good as we have been used to in the past.

After the game seventeen turned up for lunch at the asked for; Restoran Chin Heong Rawang.

Results

– winner Hans Berger with 94/43 (my best game for well over sixth month)

– runner up Kaz Takita with 92/41

– third Tony Morris 86/39
– lowest gross Ricardo Castro 85

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Photos (courtesy of Ricardo Castro)

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Results – Kota Sieremas Golf & Country Club – 26th December 2017

IMG_6831For the last game of the year and our trophy game for December we played at the beautiful Kota Sieremas Golf & Country Club. 15 players turned up after the post Xmas celebrations and we all got off on the 1st tee around 8:00am. Weather conditions were very good and the course was in very good shape. The greens were a little damp and slow over the first 9 holes but by the back nine the greens had dried out and were running faster. Play was speeded up as we could take the buggies on course (for an extra fee of course!)

After the game we had lunch at Restoran Loon Sing at the other side of Nilai and close to the highway. The lunch food was not the best but we managed to get out without breaking the bank as this restaurant can be expensive if you choose wrongly.

Results

The winner of the December Trophy was Peter May with a score of 104 for 36 points. Runner up was Kaz Takita with 101 for 32. Best gross of the day was Niall Murray with an 83. Full results below:

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Results – Impian Golf & Country Club – 19th December 2017

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The pre-Christmas game was played at Impian Golf & Country Club with 23 players attending adorned in the traditional Christmas headgear. It was a later start today with an 8:30am tee off and it was slow going especially for the first 3 flights off the first nine who got held up a lot by a very slow group in front. However the weather was good and the course was in great shape.

After the game we had lunch at Kenwell Seafood Restaurant which was really good – we need to alternate between Kenwell and the restaurant opposite in future when playing at this side of town.

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Results

The winner this week was Tony Morris with an excellent 85 for 41 points with Allan Wright and Erol Akinci runners up with 40 points. Best gross of the day was Niall Murray with an 83. Full results below:

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Loose Cannons Xmas Lunch – Coliseum Cafe – 15th December 2017

IMG_6594We held our traditional Loose Cannons Xmas Lunch at the usual venue of the Coliseum Cafe on Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman in KL on Friday 15th December. As per normal procedure we all met in the bar for pre-lunch drinks and had the extra touch of some santa hats to wear for the occassion. Everyone brought a bottle of wine and our Chief Somelier Richard Moss inspected these bottles and decided on which bottle was the worst one; in this case it was the one brought by Peter McGowan and he was fined the normal RM50.

We adjourned to the rear restaurant where our table awaited us and the usual festivities ensued after a welcome address by our Convenor, Hans Berger, and a toast to absent friends, Murray Preston, Gordon Wingate and Andre Holm.

During the lunch of prawn cocktail, roast turkey, beef pie and apple pie with ice cream everyone participated by telling a joke or singing a song.

The slideshow of photos below sums up the day.

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Results – Nilai Springs Golf & Country Club – 12th December 2017

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Conditions at Nilai Springs Golf & Country Club were good as 23 players headed off on the Island and Pines nines this morning at just after 8:00am. The course was in good condition but as usual the upturned concave greens on the Island nine caught out many players. We finished by around 1pm and most of us stayed for lunch at the club and the prize ceremony.

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Results

The winner this week was David Savage with an 88 for 38 points – he didn’t stay for lunch so his prize money was kindly donated to the pot. Runners up were Andrew Cseszko and Glen Wombwell both with 37 points. Best gross of the day was Andrew Cseszko with a 78. Full results below:

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Results – Bukit Kemuning – 5th December 2017

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We had 5 full flights today at Bukit Kemuning Golf & Country Club. We got off sharply at 8:00am from two tee boxes under good weather conditions. The course was in fair condition but there were quite a few bare patches on the fairways (as indicated by a notice in our buggies) and also some re-turfed areas around some of the greens which were GUR. The greens were also a little patchy and bumpy.

After the game 16 of us took lunch at the New O&S Seafood Restaurant in Kota Kemuning with some excellent food pre-ordered by Barry Cousins.

Results

The winner this week was Bernard Romahn with an excellent round of 79 for 41 points. Joint 2nd place was Bernie Schobert with 82 for 40 points and Aftab Ahmad with 91 for 40 points. Best gross of the day Was Niall Murray with a 78 and most golf went to David Evans with a 108. Full results below:

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Results – Staffield Country Resort – 28th November 2017

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The monthly medal for November was held at Staffield Country Resort with a total of 28 players attending. We all got off smoothly on the North and South nines at 8:00am. Weather was overcast and cool making it a pleasant morning and with the usual good course conditions was a joy to play.

We had lunch at the club post game which was good but the beer a tad on the expensive side.

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Results

The winner of the November Trophy was Geoff McLaws with a score of 77 for 38 points on countback from Siegmund Maeirbrugger who had 89 for 38 points.

This is a corrected results after reviewing the handicaps and finding that an incorrect handicap of 25 had been used initially for ReinLi Tan when he was declared the winner after the game. His handicap should have been 23.

I managed to contact Geoff McLaws to tell him the changed result and as chance would have it he was having a drink with ReinLi so they managed to do a handover of the trophy from ReinLi to Geoff. ReinLi told me he had alread spent the RM50 on beer. The pictures below tells all!!

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The corrected final results table is as below:

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Best gross of the day was Geoff McLaws with 77.

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Results – Bukit Unggul Country Club – 21 Nov 2017

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We had 20 players today for the weekly Loose Cannons game at Bukit Unggul … good turnout perhaps as Tony Morris was celebrating his 400th game with a large drinks contribution at the after game lunch …. it certainly wasn’t because of the quality of the course. I know I have criticised Bukit Unggul before …. so let me continue …..

Two words ….. Goat Track …..

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The course was in very poor shape with shocking greens which had been recently hollowtined and sanded, the usual messy fairways, bare tee boxes and numerous areas dug up and ruined by wild pigs. There seems to be no attempt by the golf course management to address even the simplest of issues with large holes in the course as shown below …..

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as well as the very basic maintenance for the tee areas …..

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and of course the greens were a complete shambles covered with sand and with numerous bumps and holes …..

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Even the holes were completely messed up …. poorly cut with uneven, bare, raggedy edges.

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On Hole No 12 the complete green had been dug up with only a small temporary green in front (apparently!) …. of course our group didn’t even spot the temporary green as the childish clowns in the flight in front (Cousins/Wise/Robinson/Morris) had moved the flag onto the dug up original green … thanks lads …. very sporting! We couldn’t even spot the temporary green without the flag.

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After the game we had a good lunch at East of Highway Restaurant with 16 players attending and much cold beer flowing.

Many thanks to the kind contributions into the lunch/drinks pot from Tony Morris (celebrating his 400th game with Loose Cannons) and from Ray Funnell celebrating his birthday.

Results

The winner today was Charles Blanchet with an excellent score of for 86 for 41 points. Runner up was Stan Constantinides with 89 for 39. Best gross was Charles Blanchet with his 86. Full scores below:

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