Results – Bukit Kemuning – 7th November 2018

12 Loose Cannons played a very soggy Bukit Kemuning Golf & Country Resort today, as Tuesday was Deepavali.  Despite tee-ing off at ~7.30am, because the course was apparently heavily booked, the 3 flights were taken to the short par 3 Hole #13 and Flight 1 teed-off from that hole.  However, the starter took the other 2 flights on to #14 so they both teed-off from that hole, putting flight 1 behind the other 2 flights !  This was then compounded when we crossed over to #1 where other flights were waiting, so that another flight was introduced between our flights 3 & 1.  Anyway, we eventually all finished around the same time, after a rather slow round.

After heavy overnight & recent rain, the lower parts of the course were very water-logged, with a lot of standing water, and some bunkers were more like lakes. However further rain, which threatened towards the end of the round, held off so the more elevated parts of the course, played later, were generally drier & better.

Despite these conditions, scoring was generally good.   The winner today, celebrating his birthday, with a lowest gross of 81 for 40 points, was Ricardo Castro. Second was next week’s convenor, Martin Belderink & third, the late Bernard Romahn!

Ten of us then adjourned to our regular O&S Seafood restaurant, where we were joined by Barry Cousins, now sadly retired from regular golf.  The restaurant was very busy, presumably post-Deepavali, so the food was a bit slow to arrive.  Luckily the beer arrived much more quickly and overall the meal was relatively inexpensive, and helped by a Rm200 birthday contribution from Ricardo (thanks !).

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Results – KGSAAS – 30th October 2018

All 18 players managed to turn up on time for an early tee-off for the October Trophy game at KGSAAS on a cool and thankfully dry morning — thank you from the Temporary Convenor.
We welcomed back Andrew Robinson and Charles Blanchet after prolonged absences.  Check-in was a breeze – they are well organised here and easy to work with, and flights had been emailed to them in advance.  Sigi very generously paid the full fees for his flight and donated his partners fees towards the lunch bill — thank you very much Sigi !!!!
The course was not too busy and we were away well before 8am with split flights on the President and Sultan nines.  The weather soon became steamy and humid, and there was a lot of moisture on the greens and fairways.  Overall the course was reasonable considering it is the wet season – and all courses are currently a bit soggy.  Greens were fairly true and the fairways playable.
Most flights finished around mid-day with one flight delayed to 12:50 after being caught behind a couple of slow groups.
Attention Stuart – for the handicap record – Andrew Chez and Peter Barker played off the blue tees.  All others played whites as usual.
Winner on the day with 37 points was Ricardo – well done to him – the only player to beat his handicap.  Hans Berger joined us for lunch and presented Ricardo with his Trophy.  Second place was Bernard on 35 points and third was Stan with 34 points – well done guys.  Lowest Gross was 83 by both Andrew Chez and Ricardo, and most exercised was Dave.
14 cannons stayed for lunch washed down by some very welcome jugs of cold beer.  Bernard, Berni and Tony stayed for a while at lunch, but Ray unfortunately had to quit the golf after 9 holes due to flu/fever symptoms.
The surplus funds from the morning, coupled with Hans’ members discount card, covered the whole of the lunch bill, which led to raucous cheering and a few shouts from the cheaper seats of “we love Sigi”!

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Results – Tasik Puteri – 23rd October 2018

In the end we started with 15 players.. One drop out late Monday afternoon.

Teed off early  at 0740 from 2 tee boxes. Putera and the Tasik 9.  The weather was good , light cloud and a little breeze. The course was a little wet in places after the deluges of the past 24 hours and buggies were on track. All considered the course was in good condition. Greens were good although the Putera greens had been fertilized and a little slower.  13 players stayed for lunch at the club and a few jugs were consumed.

The winner on the day and with the lowest gross of 78 was Bernie Schobert with 45 points. There was a light hearted discussion regarding his H/ Cap…..!  The next 4 players were all within 1 point.

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Results – Bukit Jalil – 16th October 2018

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15 LC’stook on Bukit Jalil yesterday and it turned out to be a very pleasant day’s golf.General agreement was that the course was in good condition despite the recent heavy rains with the greens running much truer than Seri Selangor last week.
Our smooth operator Ricardo helped to get us away very quickly and efficiently for a 2 Tee Box Start and also used his legendary negotiating skills to reduce the starting prices for us all significantly,leaving a nice kitty for lunch.Great job Ricardo.
Winner on the day was Ricardo himself with 83/37 just edging out Iain on countback  with 96/37. Kevin and Martin closely followed with 90/36 and 86/36 respectively
Hans is still on the treatment table so if you guys want a game next week somebody is going to have to step up to the plate and organize

Results

Ricardo   12  83/37
Iain        25  96/37
Martin W 14  86/36
Kevin      18  90/36
Brian       28 101/35
Sigi         17   91/34
Tony        20  94/34
Martin B   23  98/33
Dave E     28 103/33
Kaz          20   95/33
Mike W     13   91/31
Graham    26  103/31
Ted           13  92/30
Stan          19 102/25
Jan            24 108/24

Results – Seri Selangor – 9th October 2018

18 LC’s got away in good time on a pleasant day for golf.Unfortunately Jan came down with flu late on Monday night.Get well soon Jan. Whilst Enzo unfortunately forgot to put his Alarm Clock on !!! and never made it
There seemed to be mixed thoughts about the condition of the course with Paul’s group in particular being very critical of the Greens.Personally I am always happy to play there (very convenient for most of us,and Registration reasonably easy etc) although we go there knowing in advance that for most of us it is going to be very tough course to play
Scores reflected that Seri Selangor was the winner on the day with nobody able to play to handicap. Kevin was the winner with 34 points,just nudging out a big chasing pack of Ray,Paul G,Iain,Dave E and Bernie all on 33
8 of us made it to Pantai Seafood where we enjoyed a good lunch ordered by Iain with lots beer to wash it down.
Next week all being well we will probably be at Bukit Jalil where I will be expecting everybody to be on their A Game and nothing less than 40 + points by the winner !!!

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Kevin  18  96/34
Ray     32  107/33
Paul G   9  84/33
Iain     25  100/33
Bernie  14  89/33
Dave E 29 104/33
Stan    19   95/32
Tony    20   96/32
Erol     29   108/31
Kaz      19   98/31
Peter D 20  98/30
Brian S  29 106/30
John L   12  92/28
Bernhard 13 94/27
Peter M  32  113/27
Ted        13  95/26
Martin B 22  105/25
Paul C    19   104/25

Results – Tasik Puteri – 2nd October 2018

11 of us played the Tasik and Puteri Nines today.The weather was perfect for golf and the course itself in very good condition,the only complaint being that the pace of the greens was very difficult to judge and resulted in numerous 3 puts. An early 7.30 start meant that we were all back in the Club House by 11.30 and ready for beer and makan at our usual Chinese Restaurant

Of course Murphy’s Law dictated that when we got to the Restaurant it was closed for the day so 7 of us trundled off to Pantai Seafood where under Tony ‘s expert guidance a fine lunch was had by all, made even better by Iain’s generous contribution of 200.00 to celebrate his 58th Birthday,CheersIain !!!

Winner on the day was Tony,with Dave, 2nd and Stan and Peter Joint 3rd

Results

Tony 18 92/36
Dave 30 104/34
Stan  18 93/33
Peter M 32 107/33
Erol   28 104/32
Iain   25 101/32
Jan    24 100/32
Kevin 18 94/32
Ricardo 12 88/32
Enzo  23 101/30
Sigi    17 96/29

Results – Amverton Cove & Island Resort – 25th September 2018

 

IMG_2550We had 3 full flights today at Amverton Cove for an earlier teeoff at 7:30am. The course was in good condition and very quiet so we got off and around the course rather easily, finishing at about 12:00 noon., apart from our 3rd flight who were somewhat later.

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We had lunch after the game at the usual restaurant just over the bridge as you leave the golf club.

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Results

The winner of today and the September Trophy winner was Bernard Romahn with 82 (best gross) for 40 points.

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Runner up was Peter May with 104 for 36 points. Full results below:

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Results – Impian Golf & Country Club – 18th September 2018

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It was a wet and rainy start this morning at Impian Golf & Country Club delaying our tee off till around 8:30am. Even then the rain continued for a good 5 holes or so …. and then cleared … and then rained again on the 2nd nine for a few holes. On the positive side the course conditions were very good and the weather very cool with all the rain. We had 3 flights today and 2 of the flights finished by around 1:30pm and the other flight slightly later as they had been further delayed due to a rain stop. After the game 5 of us had a good lunch at the Crab House Restaurant in Taman Kasturi.

I have photographed some strange things on many golf courses but today there was something REALLY strange … a fish … a very large half-eaten fish in the rough at the side of the fairway on the par 5 17th hole. Can only think a large bird of prey such as a large eagle had dropped this.

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Results

Our winner this week was Erol Akinci, fresh back from a long vacation, with 99 for 37 points, beating Stuart Taylor (84 for 37 points) on count back . Best gross of the day was Stuart Taylor with 84. Full results below:

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Results – Berjaya Hills Golf & Country Club – 12th September, 2018

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Berjaya Hills Golf & Country Club is wonderfully located in the hills north east of KL offering scenic views and cool weather. It can be a real pleasure to play up here …. but not today. The course has been sadly neglected and with almost a total lack of maintenance the course is a total disgrace. Tees are shoddy, uneven and dug up in places, the fairways are untidy with many dug up areas due to wild boar activity, bunkers are very messy and in need of repair and re-sanding and the greens are potholed and patchy making putting a random lottery. The 17th green was totally sanded with large piles of sand at the edges of the green making it very difficult to make your approach and to putt.  The hole itself was totally misshapen and ragged as shown below:

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All in all very shoddy so I do not think we will be returning to this course for a long time unless the management get their act together to fix all the problems.

We had 5 flights today and we managed to tee off on separate holes to try and speed up play. Most players got round in a reasonable time and after the game we drove back down the hill to Kampong Tinggi to our old favourite 126 Restaurant.

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Results

The winner was Tony Morris with a score of 94 for 34 points. There were 3 runners up all on 32 poiunts; Ricardo Castro, Stan Constantinides and Bernard Romahn. Best gross was Ricardo Castro and Paul Geddes with 87. Full scores below:

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