Results – Kota Seriemas Golf & Country Club – 15th January 2019

img_407615 Loose Cannons players played at Kota Seriemas Golf and Country Club today with a sharp tee off at 7:30am all from tee box no. 1. The course was in fine condition and the pace was good on the front 9 but by the time we did the turn we had a jumbo flight group of 5 players in front who held us up for a number of holes till they let us play through.

Lunch after the game was at East of Highway Restaurant and Tont Morris kindly threw in RM300 to the pot to celebrate his birthday this Thursday … thanks Tony!

Results

The winner today was Stan Constantinides with a score of 93 for 35 Stableford points. Runner up position was shared between Ricardo Castro and Roger Surieux both on 34 points. Best gross of the day was Ricardo Castro with 89. Full scores below:

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Results – Tasik Puteri – 8th January 2019

img_3731After a quick registration we were able to start by 0745 with flights split between Putera and Puteri nines. The course was in good condition with cool cloudy weather making for a very pleasant start, although the Puteri greens were much slower than Putera.

There were few other players on the course so the three ball flight, lead by Tony Morris, were able to finish by 1130, but then missed lunch as the restaurant was still closed. Lunch at Restoran Chin Hiong which was very good and reasonably priced.

Results

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The top scores for the game were:
First – Robert Mulliss with 99 for 43 points
Second – Brian Stubbs with 94 for 42 points
Third – Tony Morris with 87 for 41 points.
Lowest gross – Ricardo Castro with 84.

 

Results – Amverton Cove – 2nd January 2019

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A total of 14 Cannons pitched up at Amverton Cove on 2nd January for the first game of 2019.  Registration was straight forward and we even got a little extra discount for seniors, which was not expected.  So a good start to the day!
A heavy overnight downpour had left the course quite soggy so we had to have buggy on track for the first 9, moving onto the course for the 2nd 9.  We teed off just before 8am from 2 tee boxes with 2 x 3-balls and 2 x 4-balls, and crucially in front of a visiting group of Koreans.  All flights were finished in less than four and a half hours by about 12:15, which is a good pace of play for 4-balls — this should be our target game time.
Today was the first Cannons game using the new 2019 rules – and Roger took advantage of that with a double hit at one of the par 4s.  Searching for a lost ball is now reduced to 3 minutes maximum, but this did not seem to be a problem today.
Overall the course was in good condition with a few squelchy areas due to recent rain, however the greens were super fast which caused some anguish and expletives for most players.
Winner on the day with 39 points and an excellent gross of 83 was Bernard Romahn – the only player to beat his handicap, and he was duly awarded the RM 50 winners prize.  Well done for an excellent round Bernard!  Joint 2nd were Kevin Wiggins and Brian Stubbs with 34 points – who got nout for being 2nd.  Lowest gross of the day was a joint effort of 83 from both Bernard and Jason Winter – well done guys!   We were delighted to welcome back Hans for a trial run of his recovered injuries – but unfortunately that did not work out so well and it’s back to the drawing board for a few weeks — hope it gets sorted soon Hans.
The apres-golf lunch was planned for the Chinese restaurant just across the bridge – however the early finishers found it was closed and made a hastily convened executive decision to relocate to the Selangor Club Kiara Annex.  After various calls and texts and WhatsApp messages, 9 Cannons ended up at the Annex.  Unconfirmed reports came in that Ted and Jason had made their own executive decision to eat at the first available restaurant near the bridge and regrettably they did not join us at the Annex.  Sigi, Johan and Ray already had other plans.
Andrew hosted the lunch with his members card and an enjoyable time was had by all.  Apart from Stan, who was waiting for his Calzoni style pizza for ages and ages — until he realised he had mis-read the menu and it was not available.  Brian Stubbs contributed some beer money on the occasion of his 150th cannons game.  There was a surplus in the cash collected so RM 300 was handed to Hans for 2019 trophys etc and there was no need of a collection for the lunch cost.  The princely sum of RM 77 was left in the kitty and was handed to Roger for next week at Tasik Puteri – look out for Roger’s emails regarding arrangements.
Cheers and Happy New Year!

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Results – Seri Selangor 26th December 2018

Ten players made up of seven regulars and 3 guests, 2 ex work colleagues of mine Andy & Neil and Sigi’s guest Johan teed off on time at Seri Selangor for the December trophy game. The course was in reasonable condition considering the excessive rain we have been experiencing, one or two of the greens had been sanded. Seri Selangor continue to be carry out course improvements.

It should be noted that this is the last game under the present rules as from 1st January 2019 the revised rules apply. Only 3 minutes to look for the ball!!!!!!

After the game we adjourned to Pantai Seafood Restoran where we were joined by our illustrious convener Hans who presented the December Trophy to Dave Evans who managed to accumulate 38 points with his score of 98. Well done Dave.

Sigi was in excellent spirits the new baby having arrived on Christmas Eve. Mother and young Oscar are both well. Consequently the beers and food were all on him. Thanks again Sigi most appreciated.

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Results – Tasik Puteri – 18th December 2018

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We had 3 flights today and 12 players at Tasik Puteri and after an efficient registration we tee’d off early at just after 7:30am on the Putera and Tasik 9”s with our traditional santa hats on for the Xmas game. Weather conditions were really great and relatively cool after all the recent rain. The course was quite wet in patches requiring us to lift and drop on the fairways but the greens were excellent. We finished by just after 12 noon and had lunch on the golfer’s deck. A few Xmas jugs of beer were sunk to get us all in the mood for the festive season.

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Results

The winner today with 83 (best gross) for 38 points was Bernard Romahn beating Stuart Taylor on 86 for 38 points on count back. Full results below:

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Xmas Lunch – Coliseum Cafe – 14th December 2018

The annual Loose Cannons Xmas Lunch was again held at the Coliseum Cafe in KL. We convened in the bar prior to lunch and had the opportunity to honour the LC Xmas Lunch virgins (in this case Julien Hodson Walker) who duly stood on the bar and was annointed with Xmas snow.

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We then moved to the back room for lunch which was the usual routine of party hats, poppers, wine, and bad jokes. Lunch comprised of prawn cocktail starters, steak pie, turkey with trimmings and apple pie and ice cream.

Andrew Robinson, who kindly arranged the event, made a toast to absent friends who are no longer with us prior to lunch; Roger Smith, Murray Preston, Gordon Wingate and Andre Holm. We were joined by our founding father, Mike Smith, who made a nice opening speech to the group.

By the look of all the photos much fun was had by all attendees.

Results – Staffield Country Resort – 11th December 2018

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It was busy at Staffield today as it was a Selangor Public Holiday and many golfers had travelled here to get the normal golf rates as Staffield was in Negri Sembilan where there was no Public Holiday. However we got off at a reasonable time of around 8:20am despite the large crowds and our round was reasonably unhampered.

Weather conditions were good and rather cool due to all the recent rain which was good. The course was in good condition and the greens running rather quickly making you focus on your putting.

After the game we had lunch on the terrace before a rather large rain storm came in.

Results

Our winner today was Mike Williams with an impressive round of 80 for 41 points. 2nd place was shared between Ted Parslow (83/38) and Iain Wise (94/38). Best gross of the day was Mike Williams with 80. Full results below:

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Results – KGSAAS – 4th December 2018

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We had 5 flights this morning and a total of 18 players at KGSAAS. Erol brought along his guest, Mike Fay, to join us today. With an early tee-off of 7:45am we made good progress round the course and we were finished by 12 noon or shortly thereafter. The course was very soggy causing plugged balls in the fairway and difficult shots around the green due to the wet ground but in spite of this we had some good scores.

We all had lunch after the game at the club and a big thank you to Kevin Wiggins who donated RM200 to the pot for his birthday.

Results

Kevin Wiggins was our clear winner today with an excellent score of 88 for 40 points. Runner up was Stan Constantinides with 91 for 38. Best gross of the day was an 83 from Geoff McLaws. Full scores below:

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A Comprehensive Guide to the New Rules of Golf

As of 1 Jan 2019 the USGA and the R&A have announced new rules of golf. Here is an excellent link to a slideshow showing the most significant changes to the rules. All players need to be familiar with these rule changes for the start of the 2019 golfing year.

https://www.golfdigest.com/gallery/a-comprehensive-guide-to-the-new-rules-of-golf

Full golf rules can be read here : https://www.randa.org/en/rog/2019/pages/the-rules-of-golf

 

 

Results – Templer Park Golf & Country Club – 27th November 2018

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The monthly trophy game for November was held at Templer Park Golf & Country Club. The morning was very rainy and it was a much delayed start when our 4 flights eventually tee’d off from staggered tee boxes at around 9:30am or so. The course although wet and soft in many places was in good shape with the greens in excellent condition. Scoring of course under these difficult conditions were down as expected.

We ended up with 17 players due to a miscommunication/miscount by Bernhard who arranged the game but Ray Funnell kindly dropped out to allow 4 full flights to play.

We all finished by around 2pm and had a late lunch at the club. We were joined by our Convenor, Hans Berger, who came along to present the November Trophy award.

Kevin Wiggins kindly donated RM300 to the pot today to celebrate his recent 300th game … many thanks Kevin!

Results

The winner of the November Trophy was Bernie Schobert with a score of 90 for 32 points beating Peter Davies (96 for 32) on count back. Bernie didn’t stay for lunch so he will be passed the trophy later – we all enjoyed the benefits of his RM50 winnings which went into the pot. Best gross of the day was Paul Geddes with an 87. Full scores below:

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