Results – Staffield Country Resort – 25th July 2017

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The Monthly Trophy game for July was held at Staffield Country Resort with 5 full flights of 20 players. We all started on the Southern 9 at 8:00am sharp and followed this by playing the Western 9.

The course was in good shape overall and the weather cool and overcast for most of the round. We had a short 20 minute stoppage due to thunder and lightning after about 7 holes. After the game we had lunch at the clubhouse and the prize ceremony.

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Results

IMG_4680The winner of the July Monthly Trophy was Bernard Romahn with an excellent 82 for 42 points making it his 3rd consecutive win …… perhaps time to re-invoke the “Mike Smith Penalty Rule”! Second place was tied between Stan Constantinides and Stuart Taylor, both on 40 points, with Stan getting it on count back. Best gross of the day was Geoff McLaws with an excellent 77. Most golf was won by Peter May with 114. Full results below:

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Results – Bukit Unggul – 18th July 2017

We had 5 full flights at Bukit Unggul today and welcomed our new member Brian Buckley on his first official game (he did play at the Golf Charity Match but this was not scored).

2 notable senior moments this morning …….

  1. Paul Geddes made a detour in the morning on the way to golf (as he had “plenty of time”) to go to an ATM machine only to get stuck in bad traffic on his return trip to the club ending up being late and having to pay the RM20 fine …. just as well he went to the ATM!
  2. Stan Constantinides arriving early at the club in the dark made a wrong turn and drove down the buggy track to the golfer’s terrace area …. just as well he has a small car!

We started on split tees on time at just before 8:00am and it was our Highest Gross Winner from last week, Martin Belderink, who kicked off the game with an honoroury exploding ball shot on the 10th tee!

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The course was in better shape than I have seen for a while and the greens were very good although some still had a lot of sand on them. Some tee boxes need to be attended to however ….. and of course as usual the showers after the game were stone cold.

We had lunch at the club after the game with 18 people attending.

Results

The winner today was Bernard Romahn with 82 for 42 points and runner up was Kevin Wiggins with 88 for 38. Best gross today was shared by Bernard Romahn and Mike Williams, both with 82. Full results below:

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The update to the Convenor’s Mini Competition as as below:

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Results – Nilai Springs – 11th July 2017

After the heavy thunder and rainstorm overnight it was a welcome relief to find good conditions at Nilai Springs today, with only a few soggy patches on the course. The rest of the course was in good shape but I have to say that the revised convex shaped greens on the Island Nine are terrible posing a few problems to the players to keep the ball on the green.

We had 12 players today making 3 full flights. We welcomed guest Paul Collett having his first game at Loose Cannons since his recent arrival back to Malaysia.

The course was very quiet so we all got off on time at just before 8:30 and had a pleasant lunch at the club post game. Many thanks to Brian Stubbs who was celebrating another large birthday and kindly donated to the pot …. Happy Birthday Brian.

Results

Close scores at the top of the board this week but our winner was Bernard Romahn with a 90 for 35 points. 3 players were all on 34 points but 2nd on count back was Reinli Tan with 97 for 34 followed by Ricardo Castro with 87 for 34 in 3rd place.

Best gross of the day was Ricardo Castro with an 87 and most golf of the day went to Martin Belderink with 111.

Full results below:

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Our part-time Convenor, Ricardo Castro, had a few extra prizes today to add a little “spice” to the day’s golf and he has also kindly proposed a mini competition over the next 6 weeks he is at the helm with prizes for the best performing golfers over this time. The results to date for this Convenors Mini Competition are as follows:

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Results – Tasik Puteri- 4th July 2017

There were 5 full flights today for our first game of July at Tasik Puteri. We played the Tasik and Puteri 9’s and got off almost without a delay …… only small hiccup was on saddling up in the buggies Kevin Wiggins could not find his clubs … he eventually checked his car and there they were …. as on his arrival at the club they had taken out his daughter’s small set of clubs instead of his ones. We should have insisted he played with those!

The course was in good condition and quite dry making it conjusive for some good scores. Greens were on the slow side.

We had planned after the game to have lunch at Restoran Chin Heong Rawang in Rawang but as the chef was sick we stayed on at the club and took lunch there …. apart from the very late arrival of my kung po chicken dish all went well.

Results

It was a close call at the top of the table today with Roger McGowan winning) on count back) with 95 for 41 points from Kevin Wiggins with 86 for 41 points. Erol Akinci put in a good round with a 95 for 40. Best gross was Geoff McLaws with an 82 and worst gross of the day was Graham Cadman with a 116. Full results below:

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Results – Kota Seriemas – 28th June 2017

We all arrived in good time for the June monthly medal as there were not many cars on the roads being the first working day after the Hari Raya Puasa holidays.

The lower handicappers teed off from hole 10, ordinary mortals from hole 1 and into the sun, but not to be worried we found our balls.

Our putting suffered a bit from the not fully recovered greens after the Ramadan course maintenance, the other part of the course were in very good conditions.

The winner of the June monthly medal were David Evans with 98/38, runner up me with 95/36, second runner up Ray Funnel 105/33.

Lowest gross, yes it should be one of the single handicapper shouldn’t and it was “long time no seen” Jason Winter with 83, Erol Akinci had the most gross with 107

All except two could make it to Restoran Loon Sing for the lunch and prize giving ceremony, personally I think the food were better last time.

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Correction … Dave Evans score should have been 97 for 38 points.

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Moneymans early arrivalRendang, Lemang, Dodol and People at the clubThe winner David with his fans

Results – Sungai Long – 20th June 2017

It was not too many golfers in the morning and lucky us for that, as we were busy trying to get hold of our, yes exactly Reinli Tan, who was fully a sleep despite two alarms he said. He eventually showed up some time later.

Unfortunately we had to tee-off from hole one as second nine was not open yet.

Despite the morning rain the course was in excellent conditions and especially the greens, which were fast and had some holes with pin-placement on the borderline of put-able.

Lowest gross, even we had another 7-handicapper on the field, Geoff McLaws shoot a good 80 and the most golf ….yes Allan again.

Second runner up myself with 98/33, runner up Geoff McLaws 80/35 and the winner was Ricardo Castro with an excellent 82/40.

Unfortunately I hit a bird on hole five, the air and fairway was like full of feathers, eventually it took off over the pond and landed dead on the fairway as it looked from distance. If that was not enough Kewin Wiggins killed one bird on the road leaving the course. Not a good day for birds.

We welcome Enzo Filoni to Loose Cannons, a good golfer who I’m sure will be up there competing for the 50Rm and the monthly medal.

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Results – Kota Permai – 13th June 2017

Course were in a very good condition and it’s nice to play, although I wish their registration was as good.
All three flights teed-off from hole one and it all worked out smoothly.
The outstanding winner of the day were Geoff McLaws with 72/43, second Bernard Romahn with 86/40 and third came Kevin Wiggins 92/35.
Quite a lot of players were around 100 but none of us beat Allan Wright. (Stuart, you will have full result later).
Our usual Chinese restaurant were not open, so we had our lunch at the club and it were as good as one can expect from a club like this, except for the fish and chips.
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Results – Glenmarie – 6th June 2017

Another lovely day on the golf course, this time Glenmarie GCC Valley course with Loose Cannons and in the end last night we became full four flights. As expected the course were not busy and signing in saddling up and out on the course worked smoothly.

The course were in a very good nick and the few times I have played Glenmarie, the Valley course has always been my favorite and no difference today as it has a nice mixture of challenging and perhaps relaxing holes coupled with very nice large greens.

So how did it go;

– Bernard Romahn took the money with 87/39 and I think this course fits Bernards game

– Ricardo Castro came second with 85/37

– Iain Wise came third with 95/37, with as niot good second nine

– Lowest gross 85 were shared by Geoff McLaws and Ricardo Castro

– Allan Wright had no competitor at all for the most gross

– Tony Morris five-putted the par three hole fifteen after an excellent tee shot

We had the lunch at the clubs restaurant, food were good, Carlsberg beer tasted as it should but the service a bit slow but it’s Ramadan after all isn’t it.

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Results – Palm Garden – 30th May 2017

A different Tuesday game for us as we were the only players on the course as it looked like, I suppose the maintenance was the main reason. Other different reasons were that we played the second nine twice but to make it more interesting we played the first nine from white and the second from blue, quite a big difference as we had three holes from black tee-boxes as well, most of us enjoyed it id not all.

Martin Belderink just came back fully rested from a week in Kuching without golf and he had his best game ever with 91/43 well ahead of us others and I completed it at the back-end with 110/21, other results as below.

The second nine, which is named Bismark after a palm plant in Madagascar, was in a good nick except the pin placement on hole sixteen which caused many extra puts or just f…….t.

Other things to be mentioned from the day are;
– David happen to hit his female caddie between the boobs when practicing his chipping, with a little bit hands on massage it worked out okay I have been told
– after teeing off on Hole sixteen Paul’s flight mates asked where is your ball Paul, he had it in the pocket …..back to the tee
– Ted had an episode as well on hole fifteen, I forgot that but what I remember after sharing a whiskey after his birdie, I played much better for a short while, should have taken one more sip I suppose.
Martin and David have had their birthday this month and with their 200Rm each contribution, many thanks chaps, it was enough with a little pocket money from float to cover the cost.

As a compensation for the inconvenience playing the same nine twice we received complementary 18-holes green-fee vouchers. Must be used within three month, I suggest we use them the later part of August.

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Results – Amverton Cove – 23rd May 2017

Just a few players requires a short report doesn’t it;
– When we assembled for a shat (Editor : not sure if this was meant to be a chat or a shit) and a small bite early morning we were more or less alone at the club

– Course were in good condition through out

– Dark clouds were threatening at first but having played four holes or so the sun dominated the sky, luckily we had a nice breeze to cool us down a bit

– After five six holes the locals had arrived and the course were quite busy

Kaz Takita won with 98/34 closely followed by Ray Funnel with 105/33

And as usual when we play Amverton Cove we had a good lunch at the Chinese restaurant immediately to the right after the bridge.

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