Loose Cannons had a very successful 3 day away tour to Malacca from 25-27 March playing at Orna, Tiara Melaka and Ayer Keroh. The Bayview Hotel was used as a base as we did last year. A brief report and photos for each day are included below.
Day 1 – Orna Golf Club
The monthly trophy game was held at Orna Golf Club with conditions hot, dry and windy. Fairways were very dry and hard but the greens were good albeit very tricky. We had 20 players on the day, including Geoff McLaws who came down for the day for the monthly trophy game.
The winner of the day was Andrew Robinson with a great score of 92 for 39 points. Geoff McLaws came 2nd with 80 (lowest gross of the day) for 36 points.
Day 2 – Tiara Melaka Golf Club
Following the monthly trophy game we then had a 2 day competition starting with Tiara Melaka on the first day. The course was in very good shape and well watered in the current dry conditions with good greens albeit a little slow. The weather was very hot requiring players to take on plenty of fluids to make it sound the 18 holes.
Winner of the day was Ted Parslow with 82 for 37 points and second was David Hughes with 86 for 35 points.
Tour Dinner – Bistro 1637 – Jonkers Street
We had a group dinner on the Wednesday evening at Bistro 1637, which turned out to be expensive with a poor selection and quantity of food. However the group did have a good evening helped no doubt by plentiful refreshments and ended up singing along with the local band to round off the evening.
Day 3 – Ayer Keroh Golf Club
The last day of the four was at Ayer Keroh Golf Club – a tough and long course so with an even hotter day and with many players nursing a hangover it was a challenge. Martin Walsh managed to come down and join us for this game so making up a full 5 flight complement of 20 players. We had 3 players who did not finish on the day due to the arduous conditions. he course was fairly green compared to the dry courses of the previous 2 days and again greens were excellent but very tricky.
Winner of the day was Geoff Parslow with 81 points for 35 points and second was Hans Berger with 95 for 34 points.
The 2 day competition was won by Geoff Parslow on count back with a total of 65 points and Stuart Taylor came second also with 65 points. David Hughes was third with a total of 62 points.
There was a large number of prizes for various positions which were presented in the clubhouse following the game.