Port Klang Golf Resort was selected for this weeks game for a number of reasons, namely that we had a report that the course ‘looked to be in good nick’, we have not been there for quite some time, its a TP course, its inexpensive, its a good layout and a serious golf challenge – playing almost 6000 metres off the white tees, its easy to get to and there are excellent nearby seafood restaurants for lunch. Arguably a valid set of reasons? However the announcement of the venue resulted in a plethora of negativity – its too far to go, its too muddy, its a walking course, I dont like turfmates, blah, blah, blah!!
So just 3 golfers took part in the June Trophy Game! It took 40 minutes to get to the course from KL along a staightforward highway, ie quicker and easier than going to Staffield. The course was very scenic, in very good shape and almost deserted. The weather was perfect. It was only RM45 per head all up inclusive individual turfmates with the TP book, and we had an excellent post golf lunch. Words fail me……
The results were:
Andrew Robinson – 92 for 31
Ian Geekie – 108 for 29
Mike Hughes – 120 for 17
Due to the pathetic turnout, the Trophy Game was declared null and void and will be carried over to next week with a recommendation that there are to be no post-game handicap adjustments.
Mike Hughes was back from his UK trip, and a little rusty at the outset – his 17 points were divided between 1 on the first 9 and 16 on the back 9! He was also on a turfmate for the first time…..quite a spectacle until he got the hang of it.
Encik Cousins joined us for lunch and it was flawless – chilli crab, garlic prawns, spicy sotong and so on. Great sea views and with the tide out there were loads of sizeable mudskippers hopping and crawling around on the mudflats. Barry tried to order a few as part of the lunch… And the eatery now sells wine, and so 2 bottles of bordeaux white were soon quaffed.
Next weeks venue will be confirmed in a day or two. Cleethorpes Municipal and Selesa Hills are under consideration…..
Report by Andrew Robinson