Just after noon on Monday Perangsang called me to say they had “a small tournament” in the morning and our tee time was now 08:40. After protesting, pointing out that we were given a “confirmed” tee time of 08:00 they told me that this was a “last minute arrangement” and there was nothing they could do about it. No apology. As it was then too late to make other arrangements I had to go along with it. Guess what? They lied. There were in fact TWO competitions; both arranged well in advance judging by the banners and other paraphenalia. We finally got started at 09:20 by which time I wished I had stayed in bed. What a bunch of arseholes.
The course was very wet after recent heavy rain and consequently the fairways hadn’t been cut in days and were very long which led to many plugged balls and much time taken up searching for lost balls. The greens were OK but very slow. Glen retired hurt after a few holes and 2 others quit having other commitments.
The winner with 39 points was Andrew Robinson and the runner up OCB was Ian Geekie. The lowest gross was 90 by Andrew and the most golf was played by Ray Funnell & Vincent Vijayan with 109. Andrew is cut 4 and Ian is cut1.
Due to the delay only a small group took M&M at the Annex when I picked up the tab to celebrate my birthday. The surplus will go into the kitty and some of it will go to the Lunch on the 15th.
Regarding the XMAS LUNCH please CONFIRM your attendance ASAP.