Results – Rahman Putra – 27th April 2010

A total of 15 Loose Cannons members and 1 guest turned up for this week’s game at Rahman Putra. The course was in excellent condition, especially the greens and the weather was fair so no excuses for bad golf … think again …. Rahman Putra is a tough little course and this was reflected in the scores and results posted.

PLAYERS/RESULTS AS BELOW:-

Andrew Robinson 94 31

Benhard Romahn 105 26

David Hughes 90 33

Hans Berger 96 32

Ian Geekie 104 34

John Preston 101 25

Klaus Kretzschmar 101 32

Mark Baker 94 29

Michael Hughes 119 20

Mike Smith 96 34

Ray Funnell 102 26

Raymond Keys 111 21

Stuart Taylor 102 24

Tony Morris 98 28

Winner of the day and monthly trophy winner was Ian Geekie (cut 4) with runner up Mike Smith (cut 1) both with 34 points. Lowest gross was David Hughes with 90. I brought along a guest, Allan McNicoll, who managed to win the prestigious “most golf award”.

Also … spotted on the course today was what I thought was the leftovers from Hans Berger’s breakfast fruit platter …. but it was only some palm oil seeds!!

Additional Photos from Klaus
“No Photos now” he said. If he had said nothing we would have never thought of it!!!!
He is not wearing his kilt so one can only assume that this is (at least) his second shot!!!!

Next Game – Rahman Putra Tuesday 27th April 2010




Heads up Cannons
The TROPHY GAME next Tuesday, 27th April 2010, will be at RAHMAN PUTRA.
Tee off at 08:00. Be there by 07:30 LATEST.

Although he doesn’t say so, I am sure Mike would wish you to inform him if you intend to play!!

This is not a TP course, but the beer is cheap and the food is quite good, so I assume results announcement & M&M will take place at the Club!

Kelab Rahman Putra Malaysia is indeed one of the most unique club in the country. It was established through envisaging a club fostering admirable and commendable social consciousness, goodwill, community spirit and healthy living through active sports and recreational participation.

This 36-holes golf course that spreads over 279 acres of land is interlaced with some 30 acres of shimmering lakes and reflects golfing experience at its utmost grandeur. Enhanced with natural landscape, undulating terrain, out-crops, bunkers and dips, the course poses a unique challenge for golfers of all standards.

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Results – Danau Golf Club – Tuesday 20th April 2010

12 souls braved a wet and very soggy Danau Golf Club and the scores reflected the difficulty of this track, made more so by the conditions and the spiteful positioning of some of the pins. The course was in reasonable condition considering the overnight rain and the greens were firm, true and quite fast but this is a tough golf course.

Ray Funnell was the clear winner with 37 points (5 on one hole) from David Hughes with 30 points. David also recorded the best gross of 94 with the most golf played by Michael Hughes.

Only 6 players went on to the RSC annex for lunch which was disappointing and that small number plus the fact that we were 3 full flights and Ray forfeited his winnings meant that there was a healthy surplus of RM212.

We may consider playing Danau again next leap year.

Loose Cannons Southern Tour

There has been some discussion regarding the proposed Southern Tour to Johor. So that we can best gauge the most popular date for this please let Mike Smith know what dates when you CANNOT join the tour. The proposed tour will be in JUNE or JULY. 
In September / October we may try to arrange a tour to Batam or Bintang if there is sufficient interest.

Results – Nilai Springs – 13th April 2010

14 players (12 Cannons & 2 guests) turned out for the Nilai Springs game which is OK considering that a few regulars were holidaying with the family and a couple of others were sick. NS was in good condition with the greens on the Pines 9 much faster than the Island 9. Hot and very humid conditions got the better of several players including Klaus who complained bitterly about the weather saying he “completed the last few holes like a zombie” but still managed to return his handicap!

The clear winner with 42 points was Rein Le Tan, clearly rejuvenated now that his gearbox is performing well. Rein Le, you are cut 6 strokes. Runner up was guest Siegie with 37 points but the member R/U was Klaus with 36 points. Cut 1 stroke. Someone made the comment that they couldn’t remember this ruling being applied in the past. Well, we are not in the past so get used to it.

The lowest gross was our other guest Frances with an excellent 85.

This was the last Cannons game this year for David Hughes and we wish him bon voyage back to the frozen north. David donated a bottle of Black Label to the winner.

The M&M bill came to a modest RM545 and after all the cash in hand was donated (including Rein Le’s winnings) everyone coughed up RM20. The change plus RM160 which I owed (because I came out without my wallet) means that a hefty RM180 goes into the kitty. We will need to spend some of this soon.
Many thanks to Klaus Kretzschmar for the photographs.

Next Game – Nilai Springs GC – 13th April 2010

The next Loose Cannons game will be at Nilai Springs GC on Tuesday 13th April and as usual tee off will be at 08:00am so be there at 7:30am latest. This is a Top Premier course so bring your TP books.

David Hughes has kindly donated a bottle of JW Black label for the winner – this is David’s final game before he returns to UK.

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Results – Tasik Puteri Golf & Country Club – 6th April 2010

After a slow start due to congestion on the first tee boxes the Loose Cannons 5 flights (total of 17 players) got under way under pleasant conditions. Course conditions were good and the greens were all in very good condition. Later in the morning however things did get rather hot and humid.

An excellent lunch was subsequently enjoyed at Equatorial Restaurant on the outskirts of Rawang with a surprisingly few bottles of beer consumed (4)! Not like the good old days of 24 bottles plus. 
Winner of the day was Benhard Rohman who shot a gross 92 with a massive 46 points (cut 10 strokes) and runner up was John Preston with 37 points (cut 1). Best gross was Tony Morris and worst gross was Glen Wombwell.