Loose Cannons All,
Fourteen of us assembled at KGSAAS this lovely cool morning for the usual Tuesday play. The course played as one could expect after the heavy rain on Sunday a bit soggy and wet here and there, but greens were as good as we have known them to be during the dry season.
At the top of the ladder with 42pts was Hans Berger and cut 6, closely followed by Aftab on same points but with one point less on the back-nine, Aftab cut 1.
John Laidley as expected had the lowest gross with 79 (41 pts) and the most golf had Allan McNicoll with 123.
Hans Berger commented “Being a member I should perhaps not comment but I reckon the food at the restaurant has improved and by observing what presently happens at the course, the President nine is subject for green resurfacing, one would think the three nines will stay.”
– Intake; 12 x 160 non-member + 2 x 100 member + 12 x 20 extras = 2360
– Expenses; Green fee 1676 + M&M 548 + winner 50 = 2274
– Kitty = 86 Rm
Hans Berger, pro tem Convenor, tees off on the Sultan’s Nine
Barry, Tony and Ted chit chat before tee off
Ray Funnell’s nose fits exactly into Allan McNicoll’s neck profile … very strange!
Andre and Alan from “Red Cap Team” look serious
Klaus looking quietly confident
Alan Holgate tees off on the 1st
The Sultan’s Nine has a few holes with carefully concealed water hazards such as this one on the 2nd hole
Looking back down the par 5 2nd hole on the Sultan’s Nine
Aftab with his local knowledge of the course puts on the undulating green of the 2nd hole
The course is well maintained and the greens were in excellent condition – fast but true
Another water hazard transverses the 7th hole fairway
The last 3 holes on the Sultan’s Nine were a little challenging
A view up the fairway on the 1st hole of the Alam Shah’s Nine
Klaus preparing to putt – his putting was excellent today with many long putts dropping
Caddies were compulsory – our caddies were pretty good but I heard some mixed views from some other players about their caddies
Ted Parslow blasts one away
The Shah Alam mosque can be seen in the background here looking back down our 16th hole on the Alam Shah’s Nine
Our 4-ball comprised Aftab Ahmad, Ted Parslow, Klaus Kretzschmar and Stuart Taylor
Ted looking pleased with himself after a birdie on the 2nd last hole
… and sharing his joy with his caddy
Aftab deciding on club selection for the final hole
Arriving at the 18th hole green with the clubhouse in the background
A happy bunch of LCs at their lunch
Alan Holgate pours himself a much needed refill of the amber nectar
Andre tucks into his chicken curry. The chicken curry was a popular dish for lunch … so much so that we thought they had run out given the time Mike Smith had to wait on his order
Allan McNicoll describing each of his 123 shots in detail to Ted Parslow who looks on in awe!