Results – Palm Garden Golf Resort – 29th April 2013


A very enjoyable day was had by all on this beautiful, and very well maintained course. The fairways were in excellent condition and the rolling greens were very true, as always. 

4 Full flights , with Mike Han joining the 4 th flight,to make a 5 ball. Great having Mike back with the LCs , and many thanks for his help in arranging the game and for paying for the beers. Much appreciated.

The birthday weekend…. Ted on Sunday, and Hans and Alan on Monday. Hans very generously paid for lunch and Alan provided 4 sleeve of balls. Thank you both and happy birthday. No singing like at Ted’s … shame. 

The winners of the sleeves. 

Lowest Gross Geoff Mclaws, 84

1 st place Andrew Robinson

5 th place ocb( from Ray Funnell) Iain Wise

9 th place Mathew Katakis

The winner on the day, (with his high handicap) was Andrew Robinson with 94 for 42 points. Cut only 6. Andrew is now away for the next 3 weeks.  Have a safe trip.  Even using the bonus points I could not separate Kevin Wiggins, 87, for 39  and Bernard Rohman 90, 39 , so a convenor decision, cut them both by 1 …!!  Gordon escaped the cut because of less bonus points.  



Next Game – Palm Garden Golf Resort – 29th April 2013

Next Monday 29th April we are playing at Palm Garden. Players have been confirmed and we have 4 full flights. Please be at the course by 0720 hrs for a 0745 hrs tee off.  Costs are confirmed at 222 RM / person, which includes compulsory caddies.  Great to have Mike Han joining us, “temporarily retired LC”, who has helped us with this very good offer. 

The following week there is no Loose Cannons as a result of the Charity Golf Day at KGSAAS.   

Results – Bukit Unggul – 23rd April 2013


And a good time was had by all.  9 Pairs teed off on time in very pleasant conditions , with a 4 point start. The club had organised the bags and buggies well and the ladies enjoyed their fruit platters and welcome drink, courtesy of the LCs . 

The match was based on better ball stableford.   Efforts were made to try and get the handicaps and the pairings to provide close matches.  This was achieved with the match being all square at 4 1/2 games each. On total aggregated handicaps the ladies achieved 9 more points…!!

The ladies winning pair with 47 points was Camilla and Nancy. Camilla recording a gross of 75…. The men’s winning pair was Paul and Mathew with 50 points. 

Full results below:

Next Game – Bukit Unggul – 23rd April 2013

Next week is the inaugural challenge match between LEGS and the Loose Cannons. The ladies so far have 18 players, with the match initially set at 8 pairs each. So please guys we at least another 2 players. 10 flights have been booked at Bukit Unggul with a tee off time at 0830. Be at the club by 0745 hrs please. 

Results – KGSAAS – 16th April 2013


23 players turned out in excellent golfing conditions, got hotter later on, and we played the Alam Shah and Presidents 9s. The president 9 has recently been reopened and the greens were very ” new” and sandy, and compared to Alam Shah very slow. 

The winner on the day, Erol Akinci with 94 for 44 points, which after the cut of 8 brings his h/cap to more normal levels… Second place was Kevin Wiggins with 86 for 43 points, on count back from Andrew Robinson. Kevin cut only 1. Lowest gross was Geoff Mclaws with an excellent 78.

It was Andre’s last game with us , for a while, as he is going back to Scandanavia . He kindly donated 4 sleeve of balls for the NTPs.  

The winners were:

Hole 2  Gordon Wingate  4 metres

Hole 8 Vincent Vijayan 2.5 metres

Hole 11Erol Akinci  16 metres

Hole 15 Geoff Mclaws

Also Taffy, after not such a good trip this year, with his health issues,leaves us for the cold fairways of N. Wales.   We all look forward to both of you returning back to LC s and KL as soon as you can.

We also welcomed Hans Berger’s son Tommy who joined us on the day.



Next Game – KGSAAS – 16th April 2013

6 Flights have now been booked for KGSAAS for April 16th. Tee off 0745 hrs. Please be at the club by 0720 hrs latest.    Any changes or additions please let Ray Funnell know as soon as you can, by mail or sms to 012 20 30 510 by Monday 15th 1100 hrs latest.

2 more players would be great. First come first served….

It is Andre’s last game with us , for a while, as he is going back to Denmark. He is kindly donating 4 sleeve of balls for the NTPs.

Results – Melaka Tour – 9th to 11th April 2013

2 Day Competiton – Ayer Keroh & Tiara Melaka – 9th & 10th April

Ayer Keroh – 9th April


All arrived on time at Ayer Keroh and we teed off at 1015 hrs. Pleasant conditions, tree lined course, and even crocodiles basking on the lake banks.!!   But the course is getting a little tired, with the second 9 also having very heavily sanded greens, which made putting a bit of a lottery. The scores reflected the challenges of the course on the day.

All participants bought prizes along to be distributed during the 2 days of the competition. Handicaps for the competition had been levelled and assessed, hopefully to give all a chance. 

Winner on the day was Bernard ocb from Kevin with 89 for 35 points, (Bottle of wine). 6th place Andrew 104, 27 points (bottle of wine) and 10th place was the very heavily favoured Ray , who as a result, scored 121 for 15 points….(box of balls). 


Mister Potato sponsorship signs were seen all over the golf course …. of course in the snack shop there were none to be found

Smiling now … maybe not later

Loose Cannons prepare to head off to 1st tee

Bernard takes on some fluids

Smiling Ted

Kevin as always smartly turned out for the big event

Erol blasts his drive off on the 1st

The Loose Cannons Southern Tour Team at Ayer Keroh Golf Course, Melaka

Vincent tees off on 1st hole

Glen putts looked on by caddy

An array of signs at a tee box with again a high emphasis on Mister Potato

The viking Hans heads off on the 1st

Glen prepares for the par 3 over water

Bernard overshoots the green but is dry

The beautiful scenery of Ayer Keroh

Bernard doing some gardening

Tip toe through the tulips with Glen

Glen and Bernard waiting on the tee box

Glen watches as Bernard’s ball heads to the jungle

Stuart’s ball lies in the rough … but not for long

Bernard assesses the situation

9th hole at Ayer Keroh

Bernard blasts off on the second 9

Glen drives on a tricky par 4 through a corridor of trees

Some of the greens on the back 9 were rather poor because of heavy sanding

Mister Potato continues his marketing campaign

An elevated view at one of the tee boxes as Bernard and Glen prepare to tee off

Glen moves a small “loose impediment”

The back 9 became a little boring and some of the holes were very similar

Gong time …. watched carefully by Mister Potato

Another heavily sanded green

Short par 3 close to finish

Glen recovers well from the rough

Bernard shows his prowess in the sand

Glen making his final push at the end of the round

A tricky shot close to a tree for Glen

Finishing hole at last

A well guarded green on par 3

Glen pitches up to yet another sanded green

View back down the par 3

Panorama view of par 3 hole

Dinner – 9th April 

For the evening’s frivolities, Andrew, who had meticulously planned the evening’s cuisine, deftly directed everyone to the planned restaurant, only to discover that the establishment did not allow or serve alcohol…!!  Very quickly we moved onto alternative location, where a good evening was had by all. Andrew was quickly renamed Nyonya Robinson” which I’m sure will stick for some time to come.

Andrew Robinson recommended the best Nyonya restaurant in Melaka for dinner …. unfortunately it was dry and didn’t even allow us to consume our own wine
Dejected Loose Cannon’s at the Amy Heritage Nyonya Restaurant realising there was no alcohol! By this stage Mr Robinson’s face was ashen gray at the prospect that he couldn’t consume his wine.

Dinner at a Chinese seafood restaurant after a failed attempt to eat at halal dry Nyonya restaurant. Mr Andrew Robinson now renamed “Nyonya Robinson”
After dinner some LC’s headed for some additional refreshments at Hard Rock Cafe

Tiara Melaka – 10th April

Tiara Melaka was in great shape – our golf not so


Teed off at 1015 hrs at Tiara, for the second day of the competition. The course was in excellent condition, the greens were as usual challenging, and everyone enjoyed their day’s golf, on an easier course. Scores were much better. 

The leaders, after the first day, in the third flight, were on the 18th with one of three possible winners. Kevin, as usual creeping quietly up, with Hans leading by 3 points, from Bernard. Then the drama…( see pic). Hans’s drive lodged between 2 trees, took a penalty shot, and then proceeded to put his next shot into the greenside bunker…and…. 

The winner on the day .. Bernard 84 for 39 points, (bottle of wine), Ray was 6th (bottle of wine), with Erol 10 th (bottle of wine). Ted P also had 84 which included 3 birdies, 5 pars and rather too many 3 and 4 putts…!!


Today’s sponsor is Hi-Rev

Glen blast off on 1st tee

Andrew complete with hangover tees off to clear the cobwebs

The leading group of 4 prepare for their final push in the 2 day competition

Andrew gets his head down and starts to play some great golf

Glenis about to hit this ball into a bunker and cause a small debate over the use of a rake

The greens were tricky and fast but played true

A short par 3 with trouble in front

Mister Potato again was out in full marketing force at Tiara Melaka

A great par 5 with the green over water – Stuart managed to put 2 balls in here
Andrew recovering from an awful tee shot

Some great water features on this course

We cannot get away from Mister Potato

Andrew heads for trouble on this difficult par 4

Sometimes it pays to “take time to smell the flowers”

The 9th hole

Par 3 over water

The group behind us in trouble in the water

An interesting hole with two options on how to head to the green – I chose the wrong option!

Glen plays cautiously which pays off

Glen heading home

Andrew is in full swing today and feeling better again

Andrew got into a little trouble on this hole from recollection
This is where Hans Berger’s ball ended up after his tee shot at the 18th hole!
Andrew throws up a lot of sand from his bunker shot – unfortunately the ball rolled back into the bunker

Panorama at Tiara Melaka

Final Results

Full aggregated results are attached for the 2 day comp.

1st place : Bernard 74 points. Trophy + Wine

2nd place : Kevin 73 points Box of balls

6th place : Ted 61 points ( ocb ) Vincent. A very professional looking golf cap

10th place Ray 51 points. Prize to next in line Erol / Glen

An excellent  Nyonya dinner (discovered by accident), at Bistro 1673 on Jonkers Street was thoroughly enjoyed by all, including the good band.


Loose Cannons Golf Day – Orna – 11th April


Normal Cannons game, handicaps and rules played at Orna GC. As at Ayer Keroh, the course and clubhouse were looking a little tired. The course was busy with touring Koreans, but we managed to tee off slightly early, but without the booked caddies. Bernard was suffering from the previous evening’s excesses and as a result gave everyone else a chance…

Jeff who has been vociferously complaining about his high handicap, during recent weeks, has at last corrected it….!! An excellent round of 91 for 48 points, resulted in a cut of 12, beating Andrew who had a 95 for 41 points . Cut 1. 

We were lucky with the weather for all 3 days. Everyone got on well together, all returned home safely , and a good time I believe was had by all. 


Panorama at Orna Golf Club

Getting ready at 1st hole on the east Course

Kevin immaculately turned out again for this outing

The Ozzies scowling at the poms

Jeff tees off on 1st hole, East Course
Panorama of 1st hole, East Course

Tricky greens again today

Ted shows how to hit a great shot from the bunker

The undulating fairways at Orna

Ted on the dance floor

Kevin hits a great shot out of the bunker – unfortunately it’s Stuart’s ball!

A great par 5 where almost everyone had trouble

Panorama of par 5

Decisions … go for green or play safe

Ted hits off on par 3 over water

9th hole, East course

9th hole, East Course

Island green par 3 on West Course

Kevin tees off on island green par 3

Everyone made the green and parred this hole

Kevin’s shorts need some vertical hold adjustment

Beautiful houses beside golf course

Ted coming to grips with his putting

Jeff continues his accumulation of points


Orna is a great design but needs a little more TLC

A blue kingfisher stands guard

Ted fluffs his drive

Jeff heads down the last hole on the West Course with over 40 points already in the bag

Panorama at Orna Golf Club


Next Game – Melaka Tour – 9-11 April, 2013

Next week will be the Loose Cannons Melaka Tour over 3 days from 9th April to 11th April. The following courses are scheduled for this 3 day tour:

Ayer Keroh Golf Club

Tuesday 9th April – Ayer Keroh, tee off at 1015hrs
Wednesday 10th April – Tiara, tee off at 1030hrs
Thursday 11th April – Orna, tee off at 0930hrs

Orna Golf & Country Club

All these courses are in the TP book so please remember to bring this on the trip. Also please will all payers bring a small prize, apron RM50, for the prize giving. There will be a trophy for the winner of the 2 day competition.

The first two days will be a 2 day competition using aggregated Stableford scores. The winner on the first day will be cut by the Stableford difference between himself and second place and the same for second to third places. 10th place will be increased by the Stableford difference between himself and 9th place and the same process for 9th to 8th place.

Tiara Melaka Golf & Country Club

Handicaps and flights for the first day of the 2 day competition will be as follows:

Flight 1
Vincent Vijayan 28
Hans Berger 23
Erol Akinci 23

Flight 2
Bernard Rohman 16
Glen Wombwell 28
Stuart Taylor 16

Flight 3
Ted Parslow 16
Andrew Robinson 23
Kevin Wiggins 19
Ray Funnell 28

Accommodation for the 3 days will be the Bayview Hotel in Melaka and Andrew Robinson is arranging dinners for the two evenings we will be there.

Day 3 of the tour at Orna will be the normal Loose Cannon’s day with current LC handicaps.

Results – Bukit Unggul Country Resort – 2 April 2013


Bukit Unggul is a regular course for many LC’s as it used for Friday and Sunday golf groups where some of the LC also play, come sun come rainy season one sort of feels comfortable going there, it’s a great place. 

Thirteen of us today and today’s winner both gross and points was the man from Wales David Hughes 83/41 cut five, second Kevin Wiggins 40 cut one and most golf today had Ian Dickson 127.


Was puzzled by the sign at the 8th tee …. then we saw the damage done to the 8th green in picture below

Perhaps a Valentine message for someone’s heart throb of a caddie …. any confessions??

After seeing this sign I held back

Bernard gets ready to tee-off on the 17th hole …… with cigarette no 17 in his mouth