Bangi Golf Resort has been going through some major renovations on the course and although the first phase of cutting back trees and bushes was much needed they have now gone too far and the course looks a major earthquake and hurricane have been through it. It is now very barren and devoid of the many trees it had lining the fairways so it is now very open. It is a shame that this is the case as it is still a nice little course with some interesting holes.
We teed’ off on the Putrajaya and Kajang nines at 8:00am and the course was very quiet so we made good time, well Flights 3 and 4 did, flights 1 and 2 arrived at lunch at Restoran East of Highway 1 hour after us so I have no idea what held them up.
The winner this week was Stuart Taylor with an excellent score of 77 for 45 points. Runner up was Bernard Romahn with 80 for 42 and there was a tie for 3rd place between Aftab Ahmad and Eric van Donselaar, both on 41 points. Best gross of the day was Stuart’s 77. Full results below:
We ended up as four full flights after a pull-out and some late sign-ups.
My suggestion tee-off from blue was voted down in favor of white and looking at the scores it was the right one. Registration was nice and fluent as I penned down the date of birth on the form in advance.
The course was as usual with a mixture of mainly hard fairways, however, the greens grass were uneven and hard like a wire brush
Weather was nice when the high moisture was burned away. Perhaps due to the wind direction, the sky was full of very noisy landing airplanes which you could even hear having a shower
Eleven came for the lunch at Restaurant New O&C Seafood and with leftover after registration, we only emptied the wallet by 50Rm
The winner Paul Collet 38 points, followed by Kevin Wiggins 37 and Jan van Driel 35.
It had been raining overnight so we were not allowed to drive on the fairways and hence it had not been time for raking of the bunkers, so they were a bit hard. We were also a bit unlucky as the greens surface had been machined to minor groves, a bit tricky for putting.Weather was nice and sunny especially later in the round when the sun had burned away the high humidity and we got a breeze.
Two third of the starters joined for the lunch, a nice airy place along the sea with good food and not too expensive. Iain Wise celebrated his birthday with a 200Rm contribution for the lunch, many thanks and Happy Birthday. Rein Le Tan celebrated his return to the Tuesday game by adding 200Rm to the kitty, many thanks and hope to see you more often.
As one assume most of us had some difficulties with the course, despite of that we had two outstanding players;
– Siegmund Maierbrugger won with a better second nine, Ricardo Castro second, both with 38 points, Brian Stubbs third with 33.
Staffield CRB is a bit out from Kuala Lumpur but considering the layout and condition it’s worth the trouble.
A bit hazy at first but later in the game we had a breeze blowing the haze away so were actually playing under the blue sky.
Post game lunch at the club, some had to wait a while for the food but that’s how it can be if one order out of the ordinary.
September champion with 46 points, myself actually, that’s was my first monthly trophy win since I took over this task some years ago.
Second Iain with 42 and third Stan with 39 points.
It was a nice drive up the mountain side and it became as usual colder and colder, only 18 degrees at arrival.
The air was almost haze free at begin with.
It’s about a year ago since when we played Berjaya Hills, it was in really bad condition then. Yesterdays conditions were similar to how it was before it turned bad i.e. greens not too bad, fairway okay and bunkers hard and uneven if not raked and scenery outstanding. We could also hear the gibbons in the background having their morning conversation, very nice.
Post game lunch at Restaurant 126 down in the valley, food good and beers cold but air hazy like KL. Bernard attended and then we suspected he played well and yes he did, won with 38, Josef second 36, and Erol third with 33 points.
Today the 10th of September we LCs played KGSAAS Alam Shah and President nines. We were down to nine players as Kevin has to pullout due to back injury. A lot of other LC were overseas as well.
Alam Shah was in excellent condition and the President almost as good. Weather yeah, less hazy at start more of it when we finished.
Winner of the day was Siegmund Maierbrugger with a score of 85 for 42 after a correction was made to Ricardo Castros’s incorrect score.
Hans Berger hcp 29 – 101/36
Iain Wise 23 – 102/29
Sigi Maierbrugger 19 – 85/42 1st
Josef Winter 21 – 91/38 3rd
Bernard Romahn 14 – 84/37 3rd – Corrected score is 84/38
Eric van Donselaar 28 – 103/33
Brian Stubbs 26 – 104/30
Ricardo Castro 11 – 78/42 2nd and lowest gross – Corrected score is 78/41
Ted Parslow 16 – 89/35
We had a nice lunch at golfers deck after the game and thank you Siegmund and company for the support.
A Tuesday which did not go according to plan;
The clubs administration tried to charge us almost 500Rm more than quoted in the first place, after a few phone calls to a manager they eventually honored the quoted price.
The course was in a good nick except for hole 12 and 13 which were soggy all the way from tee to the green. Some greens were hardly put-able if you were in the wrong place from the beginning. I suppose that’s what the pros mean by placing the ball for a possible birdie.
About 12-ish the lightning was building up in the distance but nothing really happen until it released a thunderbolt over us, immediately the siren came on. That was the end of the game and eleven of us went for the lunch at East of Highway.
It was quite a wide spread how many holes was left among the flights so we, or perhaps it was me, decided to have a lucky draw for the winner, Ted Parslow came out us the winner.
This lightning warning system they have does not make sense as the siren came on after the flash. So I went there today to address our concern. Eventually I got hold of a manager and we discussed it and he admitted that their system may not fulfill the needs of a proper warning system. Its is just a small little yellow box in the reception area.
Tasik Puteri welcomed us for the August trophy game with very good fairways and greens.
We played the Puteri and Tasik nines.
At first a bit cloudy but after a while the sun broke through the clouds and it became a very nice golf day.
It was the first post game lunch at the Chin Hiong new address;12&14, Jalan Pusat BCH
With Hans Berger out with a cold, we only had 14 players today at KGSAAS (or rather SAASGCC) under the careful organisation of Aftab Ahmad. We got off at 7:45am from tee boxes on President and Sultan courses with no holdups to talk about. Course conditions were good and the weather was pleasant. After the game, we had the usual pleasant lunch at the clubhouse.
Our winner today was Ted Parslow with a score of 87 for 37 points, beating Stuart Taylor (84, 37 points) on countback. Best gross was Stuart Taylor with 84. Full results are tabulated below: