Report Bukit Jalil 2-3 2021

Thanks to Jan for writing the report

First plan was to start with 3 3-balls, but very late Monday evening, Bernhard decided to join, so we started with 10 players. Thanks Bernhard for joining us. The course again was in a good condition, with fast greens on the first nine and a bit slower on the second. The pin positions were on some green very difficult and that took some of us quite some extra putts to get the ball in the hole. The first flight had to wait a very long time until the last flight came in, but after that we had an enjoyable time during lunch. For some of us, preparing lunch took a very long time, but the price/quality is actually quite good there.

We had nevertheless good scores as you can see below. Two players, Josef and Tony, with 36 points and 3 with 37 fighting for the winning place. This was won by Bernhard on count back. Good for you that you decide to join, Bernhard!! The 50 RM voucher is yours.

As this course can also “eat up” balls very easily was true for some of us. Therefore Graham was the winner of the mystery prize for losing most balls. He won a most needed sleeve of balls.

We also could announce the winner of the February competition. Two games only because of the lock down. It was a battle between Ricardo and Jan, but this month Jan was the winner of the month.

We welcomed again John, now for his 3rd game, and Hans for his 4th.

No birthdays to celebrate this time, maybe next week………???

As it was announced yesterday that we can travel between KL and Selangor, we can spread out our wings a bit, and not be restricted to only the courses nearby. I will inform you later in a separate email, where we play next week.

See you all next week,

Jan

Results Bukit Jalil 23-2-2021

Thanks Jan for writing the report and Ricardo for the photo’s. Due to the lockdown there is no monthly competition in February.

We had a great morning golf again. The course was in a good condition. The greens on the first nine were better than the second nine, but overall, it was worth while playing again. It is a good course, challenging and plenty of opportunity to lose balls and still come in with good scores.

The weather was great, a bit warm towards the end. We had two large tables reserved for lunch, and a good lunch, accompanied with some beers tasted very well, although some of us had to wait a while before the lunch was served.

No police checkpoints on the way in, I had two checkpoints going home, but without any problems.

We welcomed Hans for his third game with us. Two to go Hans!!

The scores were respectable. Ricardo was the day winner with 38 points, and Hans the mystery prize winner with the highest gross score !

Last week I forgot to mention that Mike Williams was the January monthly prize winner. He has received his voucher in the mean time. Congratulations , Mike!!

All scores were:

Results The Mines 16 February 2021

Thanks to Ricardo for the photos and Jan for writing the report

Loose Cannons all,

It was a great morning to be able to play again and then at such a wonderful course. With 8 of us, who just managed to stay within the 10 km (or about) to tee off and play at the Mines, a real treat. The condition of the course was great, we could use our buggies (individual !) on most of the fairways, and the greens were of a magnificent quality. Looking forward to coming back again.

The scores were actually very good. It isn’t an easy course, we played off the blue tees, and nobody had a gross score higher than 100. The main prize, a 50 RM MST voucher went to Paul Geddes, who beat his handicap with 2 points. Well done Paul!

The mystery prize, a sleeve of balls, went to Mike Garwood, who beat us all with two birdies. Great work Mike!

All scores and photos are below:

Results – Palm Garden – 12th January 2021

Another “last game before lockdown” 12 members gathered for this event at Palm Garden. Weather conditions were pretty good. Unfortunately due to maintenance the greens were not very good. Let’s use this as an excuse that only 2 players scored their handicap or better. Josef was the clear winner today with 40 points, followed by Ricardo (36) and Dave, Helmut and Mike W all 35 points.Since there won’t be any more games in January we already have a January Winner; Mike Williams.Helmut is now an official member with 5 games. Welcome to the LC’s!

“Last supper” was at East of Highway where we celebrated numerous things. First of all the return and belated birthday (60 years young) of Iain, secondly Tony turning 71 next week. Both a big thanks for your contribution!We handed out the December 2020 medal going to Tony and we wrapped up 2020 Loose Cannon of the year. Despite his long absence Iain still came in as 4th winning the special prize; socks. Tony 3rd and Martin 2nd winning some MST vouchers and Ricardo as LC of the year with a floating trophy and a special golf shirt. Number 10 in the ranking was also eligible for a prize. Josef took that one.As usual the food -ordered by Tony- was very good and accompanied by a few Tigers that went down well. 
Take care everybody and hope to see you all after this lockdown again. Let this be the last one……..Stay safe!

Results

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Results – Kota Seriemas Golf & Country Club – 5th January 2021

After being washed away last week Kota Seriemas fully recovered and the 12 players had a beautiful day of golf (not the scoring…….). We teed off early under a blue sky and playing a golf course in a very good shape given the time of year where most courses are usually very wet and soggy. 

Nobody managed to play his handicap today with Mike Williams as the winner scoring 34 points. Graham came in as number 2 with 31 points surprisingly followed by myself with 30 points after blopping the first 4 holes!We finished around midday, well in time to drive back to East of Highway where 8 members had a very good lunch -ordered by Tony- and number 9 Ricardo had to wait a while before the non spicy stuff arrived. 

Mystery price for today went to Erol for a) enjoying himself on the golf course and b) producing the longest roll on the fairway………We also welcomed 2 guests; Helmut and Hans. For Helmut it was his 4th game already so next time he will be declared an official member of the LC’s.

Next week I have booked Palm Garden at 8:00 am. If we manage to get 4 flights we get a nice rate (10% discount). If it’s only 3 flights we have to pay the normal price (RM 255). So Cannons……………get out of your chair!

Next week we will also wrap up the remaining 2020 topics; December winner and LC of the year 2020.See the results below for both December and total year. We have several prizes available of course for the winner but also random…………

Results

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Results – Bukit Unggul Country Club – 22nd December 2020

For the Xmas game we booked Bukit Unggul. We had 3 flights out and after a smooth registration and the traditional Xmas hat photo on the 1st tee box we all started well in time. The course was in an excellent condition with mostly good fairways and fine greens. The first flight including Tony took off as a rocket and we expected them to be in East of Highway by 10:30 am already. But then they got stuck behind a slow flight on the 2nd 9.

Results

Flight one had all the top rankings of the day with Tony in 3rd place, followed by Helmut 2nd place and Ricardo winning today with an 80/39 score.

The lunch after the game was in East of Highway where Andrew organized some special Xmas arrangements. Andrew briefly memorized the Loose Cannons history and the dear members who are no longer with us. See his special report below. We wrapped up the year that has been a roller coaster for all of us and spoiling many of our plans. But luckily we were still able to play golf most of the time. And we even had our little away trip to JB. It was also good to see Hans attending the lunch. He is on the way back and we wish him a speedy recovery. Same for Andrew who hopes to be back on the course in 2021. As usual we had some very good food and a couple of Tigers did the rest.

A special thanks to the birthday contribution from Graham reaching the 70 milestone! Sorry that you had to receive another one of the LC sleeve of balls that you always seem to shoot into the jungle. Another special thanks to our ball sponsor Siggy, rewarded with a bottle. And to finish; a sleeve of balls for all the lunch attendees.  

Last game next week will be at Kota Seriemas. 
Merry X-mas, Martin

Annual Summary by Andrew Robinson


Dear Cannons
It’s been a funny old year with Covid all around us. But thankfully the Cannons are back out with their sticks and adhering to whatever rules are in place at the various courses. And Malaysia with barely 500 deaths so far has done rather well – UK with double the population approaching 70,000 deaths!

With our regular Xmas lunch venue, the venerable Coliseum, closed for renovations after some prevarication it was decided to have a more muted event in a private room at East of Highway after the regular Tuesday game at Bukit Unggul. 12 Cannons attended all wearing festive headgear – with Graham’s being the most eclectic!We paid tribute to those Fallen Cannons no longer with us, sadly 3 more this year. In chronological order we remember – Murray Preston, Gordon Wingate, Andre Holm, Roger Smith, Ray Funnell, David Hughes, Tom Holmes, Roger McGowan and Enzo Filoni.  Rest in peace gentlemen.

And then it was time to welcome the Virgins – being those Cannons members attending their first Xmas lunch – Helmet. Joseph, Siggi and Martin. Not being able to get them on the bar at the Coliseum we did manage to get them on chairs for a light dusting and serenading by Tony in his own inimitable fashion.And then open season with poppers and whistles – sadly many of the poppers were kaput so a new supplier will be sourced for 2021.

The food was more than adequate in quality and quantity and washed down with much cold Tiger.Martin and Ricardo made two special presentations – one a Certificate to Andrew recognising his long support to the group and reaching 500 games! And the other being a bottle of something nutritious to Siggi for kindly sponsoring balls.And so on to 2021 and  hopefully a vaccine in due time – to give us all a shot in the arm, no pun intended!

Wishing all Cannons, especially those still stuck overseas, a Merry Xmas and a Happy, Safe and prosperous New Year.

King regards,
Andrew Robinson

Photos

Thanks to Ricardo Castro and Martin Belderink for the photos.

Results – Tasik Puteri – 15th December 2020

For the first game after the 2nd lockdown 14 LC’s gathered at Tasik Puteri. This course is normally in good shape but not this time…….. It had been raining heavily so the course was extremely soggy and on top of that the greens were off as well. So that was a bit disappointing. The good news about Tasik Puteri is that they heavily invested in safety; near every piece of water there are lifebuoys now!! WHY?? You can have a swim in between now while playing there…… They better put some more money in green maintenance. Only 3 members played their handicap or more and Tony (37) ran away with the victory today, followed by Mike and Robert both 36. Lunch after the game was at the club with only half of the group attending. We had to handle a few things like the October winner (Martin) and a couple of lockdown belated birthdays; Josef, Ricardo and Helmut all 3 rewarded with a sleeve of balls. Thank you all 3 for your generous contribution to the kitty. Next week we play Bukit Unggul followed by a Xmas lunch at East of Highway. 

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Results – Bangi Golf Club – 13th October 2020

At the last moment some lost cannons found their way back to the group so we ended up with 3 full flights attacking Bangi. I haven’t seen it that busy in Bangi for a long time. Lots of golfers were probably out to play one last game before another lock-down started. Despite all this we were on our way around 8:00 am; playing the blue tees since Bangi is not that long. The course is in a good condition and still improving; very good value for money. Unfortunately flight 2 and 3 were held up by a slow flight that sneaked in on the 2nd 9. It took us at least half an hour more to get around.

Results

We had some decent scores today with a number of players better or close to their handicap. Martin ran away with the money today (90/40), followed closely by Ricardo (81/39) and Tony coming in 3rd (88/38). See all scores below.

The monthly ranking after 2 games is headed by Ricardo and Martin with both 70 points, followed by Tony with 67 points. 

Lunch after the game was at East of Highway. Thanks to Dave for organizing the table and the cold beers waiting for us since he was there already for about 45 minutes. The food is always good there and they didn’t disappoint us. We had a few mystery prizes to forget the lock-down misery. Sleeve of ball for Dave for keeping him waiting so long and also for nearly being killed by Brian on the first hole. Luckily Brian missed a lot of his targets today. Another sleeve for Ricardo since he plays so many times lowest gross. And the last sleeve for Robert playing most gross today. 

Since the lock-down rules are unclear with regard to playing golf (especially the travel restrictions) we have to see whether we can play next Tuesday. The courses are open and have re-established the 1 person/1 buggy rule. A few groups have booked for the coming days to play golf so let’s see what that brings. It looks like we have to go for some trial and error………..I have booked 3 flights at Palm Garden 20 October 8:00 am. If it doesn’t work out I can always cancel. Let’s see………. So who wants to play; names please?

Photos

Thanks to Ricardo Castro and Martin Belderink for the photos.

Results – Tasik Puteri Golf & Country Club – 6th October 2020

The response was a bit disappointing with only 10 players this morning. We took off early and with nobody in front of us the first nine was over before we even realized it. Despite all the rain lately the course was in good shape and we started on Tasik which we didn’t play for a while. The 2nd nine (Puteri) didn’t go that smoothly since a group of beginners was in front of us and also playing from the blue………They let us play through but then we ran into another bunch of amateurs……. It made most of us a bit frolic. On hole 17 our 2 first flights ended up altogether on the T-box again and then decided to play a 6-ball; a bit playful behavior -honoring our society name- that most of us enjoyed. We still finished early. Scores were not great with nobody playing his handicap.

Results

Winner today Jan with 100/32 followed by Ricardo (lowest gross) 89/31. See all results below. Thanks Jan for putting your prize money back into the kitty. We had our September medal winner to celebrate which is Josef thanks to his great performance at Bukit Beruntung early September. Well done!

Ricardo took over the lead in the annual competition from Iain who is still stuck in the UK. Allan holds the 3rd place. Another celebration was Robert Mulliss with 100 LC games. He generously donated money for the beersWe stayed at the club. Lunch at Tasik Puteri is always nice and good value for money and decent prices for beer.

Photos

Thanks to Ricardo Castro and Martin Belderink for the photos.