I played Kinrara a few weeks ago and it was dry and well maintained. Today was a slightly different story – with the heavy rain of the last 2 days the fairways and rough were wet and soggy. On top of this there appears to have been no cutting of the rough or greens so the combination of the wet and the heavy grass made it tough going today.
We had 22 Loose Cannons players today so another good turnout for this course which has not been played by Cannons for a long time. The clubhouse has been renovated as have the changing rooms and showers making it very pleasant compared to what it was before. We got off at almost right on our designated tee-time of 7:45 from two tee boxes.
We decided to play off the blue tees today as the whites were effectively next to the red tees. For most holes this was good although on a few holes there was quite a distance between the whites and the blues making those holes a bit longer/tougher.
The fairways were fairly good but wet in places due to the rain, the rough was very heavy as mentioned before and the greens slow as they had not been cut.
One interesting observation I noted on hole number 13 was two of the drains at the side of the fairway had been covered by an air-conditioning panel – made it look like the course had air-con installed …. bizarre!
After the game most of us took lunch at the Restoran 8 Road in Puchong which was very good and excellent value – another one to retain on the books for when we play either Kinrara or perhaps Bukit Jalil.
The winner today was Ted Parslow with a gross of 79 and 38 points – well done Ted! Second was Andrew Chez with 82 and 35 points. Best gross of the day was Jason Winter with 77. With Ted and Jason responsible for the design of this course I believe their valuable inside knowledge must have helped in their top places today!
Full results in the table below: