Results – KGSAAS – 20th March 2018


We had an earlier start today at KGSAAS with 4 flights teeing off from the Sultan and President 9’s. The course was in good shape and the weather hot and humid. Even aftre some heavy rain this week the course was in good condition. We were all back in the clubhouse by around 12 noon and had a good lunch on the terrace along with quite a few cold beers. Bernard Romahn and Aftab Ahamd who were celebrating birthdays kindly donated to the kitty making it a happy lunch …. thanks guys!


The winner this week was Iain Wise with a score of 94 for 38 points and the runner up was Stuart Taylor with a score of 89 for 35 points. Best gross was 88 shot by Ricardo Castro and Martin Walsh. Full scores below :

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Melaka Away – 13-15 Mar 2018

Have sort of recovered from the Melaka Away golf tour 2018.

It was truly nice three days and thanks to Mike Smith local knowledge we experienced two new excellent eateries; The Curly Tail located not far from the Jonker Street and Pampas Sky Dining on top of the Swiss Gardens Residence located just a few steps from our excellent hotel Ramada. Three of us ordered Pork Knuckles at The Curly Tail, it was stated as small on the bill, it was XXXL, only our Dutch participant managed to finishing it. Melaka from above at night it’s impressive with the new Hilton Hotel in the distance along the shore line.

We played Ayer Kerohs Govenor and Ghaffar nines as our normal Tuesday game and with its 6200 metres from white it’s not a pushover.
– Winner Stan Constantinides with 95/34

– Second Martin Walsh with 93/30
– Third Hans Berger 104/29

Orna was our selection for day one Melaka Away 2018. We started with the North course which we may have not played before, it’s only 2565 metres. Yeah perhaps it lacked a bit of maintenance but for me anyway, very nice to play. Second nine we played the West Course it’s some 300 metres longer and more challenging.

The second day Malaka Away was held at Tiara Melaka, I think the better of the three golf courses in Melaka and they are all located just a few km’s apart.
The three flight was sorted as per the first days results;
– flight 1, Martin Belderink, Ray Funnel and Ian Wise
– flight 2, Roger McGowan, Hans Berger and Stan Constantinides
– and the leader-board with Mike Smith, Martin Walsh and Ricardo Castro

The point span going into the last day here was from 25 to 38.
We begun with the Lake nines (2735 metres), and it was in a very good condition with ample grass on the fairways and very god greens. Woodlands (2854 metres) was our second nine, also very good but lacked grass on the fairways on some of the dense forest areas holes. I would like to suggest that they should cut every third tree or so to get some air in, it’s terrible hot there.

We had a few very good scores this last day and a few whom may feel a bit disappointed.

– winner like last year Martin Walsh with 79 points (nine points more than he had 2017 but then we played Ayer Keroh)
– second Martin Belderink 72 points with an excellent 87/43 today
– third Ricardo Castro with 71 points
See below for details

The winner received a box of good Callaway golf-balls and all could take a pick from the golf-courses caps and towels as a memory, all payed from our kitty.
I suppose we all reflect a bit on our experience and results; mine are the three nines I played best and like the most; Ayer Keroh’s Ghaffar, Orna’s North Course and Tiara Melaka’s Lake with an average point of 19.33 per nine.

Food for thoughts; perhaps for the next Melaka Away each of us should select in advance which six holes per course I will use for the total away point calculation.


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Results – Templer Park Country Club – 13th March 2018


With the main Loose Cannons group away to Malacca for 3 days tour there were 8 of us wanting to play here in KL so we played at the beautiful Templer Park Country Club. It was a stunning morning with bright blue skies but of course it was hot and humid. Even after the heavy rain of yesterday the course was in great condition and with few people playing it was to be a fairly quick round, at least for the first flight!

We had lunch after the game at the club which is a little expensive but very good.

As well as being the winner today, Geoff McLaws was also the loser ….. his mobile phone taken from the open buggy on the 18th hole by a monkey!! be careful guys and lock your valuables away.



The winner was Geoff McLaws with a round of 76 for 38 points with Stuart Taylor runner up with a 92 for 32 points. Full results below:

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Results – Impian Golf & Country Club – 6th Mar 2018

We had 5 full flights at Impian this week starting a little later at 8:30am (once the Convenor eventually arrived) and got off from two tee boxes. The weather was very hot and extremely humid and along with the very slow play we encountered made for a very exhausting 5 hour round of golf.

The course was in very good condition as it usually is although the greens were maybe on the slow side. We finished after 1:30pm so by the time we got to the restaurant and ordered lunch it was almost 3pm when we ate.

Lunch and drinks were very kindly sponsored by Kaz Takita who was celebrating his big 70th birthday – a very Happy Birthday Kaz! Thank you very much.


The winner was Kaz Takita with an excellent round of 89 for 42 points. Runner up was Niall Murray with an 80 (best gross of the day) for 33 points. Full results below:

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La Bodega Golf Classic – Tropicana Golf & Country Resort – 13th April 2018

Screen Shot 2018-03-07 at 9.39.23 AMPlease find details for the La Bodega Golf Classic on Friday 13th April at Tropicana Golf & Country Resort. This year one of the two charities La Bodega is supporting is the Myanmar Education Centre and they need the sponsorship money to keep the school open for the 60 children attending. If you want to play follow the instructions on the flyer attached or if you wish to make a donation or provide a prize please contact Tiggy Munnelly (

Results – Kota Seriemas Golf & Country Club – 27th February 2018


The Monthly Trophy Game was held at Kota Seriemas Golf & Country Club with 5 flights, 20 players and one guest. The course was relatively quiet so we got way sharp at 8:00am under wonderful conditions. The course was in good condition generally but we did notice that the tees were very dry and bare and the greens were not as good as before.

After the game we retired to the Loon Sing Restaurant close to the highway for lunch and the prize ceremony.



The winner of the February Monthly Trophy was Stan Constantinides with a score of 92 for 38 points just beating the runner up, Stuart Taylor, on countback who shot a 85 for 38 points. Well done Stan!!


Best gross of the day was Niall Murray with 80 and most golf was David Evans with 120 strokes. Full results below:

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Results – Amverton Cove – 20th February 2018


IMG_7773There were 16 players this morning for our game at Amverton Cove and we started from 2 tee boxes ta 8:00am. The weather was good although it got very hot and humid by the back 9. The course was fairly quiet (other than the noisy caddies!) and we made good time around the 18 holes. The course was in better condition and the fairways seemed to have more grass on them now.

After the game we had lunch at the club which was surprisingly good – beer in cans only – but no one seemed to go thirsty!



The winner today was Bernie Schobert with 84 for 39 points on count back to Stan Constantinides who came 2nd with 90 for 39 points. Best gross of the day was Jason Winter with 78. Full results below:

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Results – Bangi Golf Resort – 13th February 2018


Last time we played Bangi they had been doing a lot of maintenance work on the areas around the golf course so it was somewhat disappointing today to see the state of the course. The greens were bad, uncut and slow with numeorus patches and almost all of the bunkers have been left in a bad state and all with GUR signs. Looks like the maintennace budget has finished.

However the weather was great as our 5 flights headed out on the Putrajaya and Bangi nines. This course is generally rather short even from the blues so some good scores were expected.

We had lunch after the game at the regular and excellent Restoran East of Highway where 11 of us enjoyed a good lunch and plenty of amber ale to counteract the dehydration of the game.



There were some very good results today with 8 players shooting on the 40’s (Stableford Points). Our winner was Ricardo Castro with a 79 for 42 points. We had 3 runners up on 41 points; Bernard Romahn, Roger Surieux and Enzo Filoni. best gross was Niall Murray with a 78 which could have been 2 or 3 shots better had he not driven his ball OB on the very last hole. Full results below:

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La Bodega Golf Classic – Tropicana Golf Club – 13th April 2018

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The La Bodega Golf Classic event, 2018 will be held on Friday, April 13 at Tropicana Golf & Country Club. This year we will be supporting two charities, Myanmar Education Centre and Positive living community. Both charities have difficult financial situations and need to fundraise money towards their daily running and for the children. La Bodega will be donating a proportion of the competition fees towards these two deserving charities so please support the golf event by putting April 13 in your diaries. More details on both the event and the charities will be sent to you in due course.