Results – KGPA – 30th July 2014


Because of the Hari Raya Public Holidays on Mon/Tues 28th/29th July we had to have our weekly game on Wednesday 30th July. This was the trophy game and was held at KGPA.
Although the recent severe haze conditions threatened play, overnight rainfall cleared things up making it a pleasant although humid day. We had 17 players and after the usual inefficient and stressful checkin we all got off on two tee boxes on time. Unfortunately due to the lack of caddies (which were compulsory and part of the package) our last flight were without caddies – apologies for this. We did however not pay for this.
Most of us were finished in about 4 hours although the groups who teed off on the 1st nine were held up by some slow groups ahead. Course conditions were good – the course is being very well maintained at the moment following the fairly recent upgrade. This course is a tough and challenging course and being cow grass always plays long so we did not expect great scores.
After the game we had a pleasant lunch at the Selangor Club Sports Annexe – many thanks to Tony Morris and Andrew Robinson for facilitating our entry.
We did have 3 players breaking their handicap today and the July Trophy winner with an excellent gross 83 and 42 points was Mike Williams – congratulations Mike. Second with 86 and 40 points was Tony Morris (now fully recovered from his recent dengue fever episode). Best gross of the day was Geoff Parslow with a 79 …. and 2 eagles! Full results tabulated below.

All scores have been input and handicaps updated and can be viewed at our online handicap system website :


Next Game – KGPA – Wed 30th July 2014

Next week’s game will have to be played on Wednesday 30th July as Mon/Tue are Public Holidays (Hari Rays) – so we will play on 30th July at KGPA with a starting tee time of 8:30am. This is the monthly Trophy Game for July.
Cost will be RM150 per pax based on special weekday package inclusive of green fees/buggy/insurance and caddy (1 per buggy, compulsory). This rate is very close to that of the TP book so to avoid the usual confusion at registration let’s all stick to this weekday special rate. There will be some carry over with this fee which will go towards lunch.
IMPORTANT – all players will have to show proof of residence for this rate so please bring passport/resident visa/MM2H card/PR card/driving license/business card to show residence status.
Please be at the club EARLY by 8:00am latest as we all know registration at this club can be “tedious”! Many thanks.

Results – Sungai Long Golf & Country Club – 22nd July 2014

Most of us haven’t played Sungai Long for a long time so it was a welcome return to this wonderful course enjoying the special Ramadan green fee rates. The course is in wonderful condition and has even improved from what it was before with upgraded cart paths and flower beds. The greens were really wonderful and the sand in the bunkers soft and very playable.
We had 15 players this morning and after a small confusion over the start time – due to my miscommunication in a second e-mail I sent out (apologies for that) we all got off at around 8:20am. It was rather slow due to some slow playing members in front of our first flight. 
After the game most of us re-convened at the Ken Well Seafood Restaurant closeby for lunch and some refreshments.

The winner today was Andrew Chez who played an excellent round of gross 75 for 42 points (also was the best gross of the day) with Mike Williams second with 35 points. Full results are below:


Next Game – Sungai Long Golf & Country Club – 22nd July 2014

Next week we will play Sungai Long Golf & Country Club – another excellent course that we can take advantage of a good Ramadan rate. I have pre-booked 4 flights at 8:00am and the cost will be RM180 per player inclusive of green fees/buggy/insurance. Caddies will be charged at RM62 for those that wish to have a caddy.
Please be at the club by 7:30am latest for registration/payment.

Results – KLGCC (East Course) – 14th July 2014

15 Loose Cannons graced the fine fairways of KLGCC East Course this morning under great conditions. We all teed off on the back 9 starting on the tricky hole no 10 where our group managed to very successfully find the water at the back of the green.
Course conditions as expected were very good although the greens were running a bit slow – apparently they are letting the grass grow in preparation for an upcoming competition. However they ran extremely true and with the excellent caddies (certainly in our group) this helped enormously with the putting.
We all finished by 12:30 ish and many of us then departed for SID’s pub in Damansara Heights for some lunch and refreshments.
The winner today with a gross of 84 and 38 Stableford points was Stuart Taylor. Second was Jeff Pearce with 36 points (gross of 92). Best gross of the day was Sean Niven with 81.
Full scores detailed below:
There was a special prize today from Stuart Taylor who was celebrating his 100th game with the Loose Cannons – and unknown to all this was to be given to the player who scored closest to 100 gross. The winner was Ray Funnell who scored EXACTLY 100 – well done Ray. 
The funny thing about this prize though was when it was brought out for presentation at SID’s pub for the announcement it was duly noted by our Founding Father (and ex-bar owner!) Mr Mike Smith that the bottle of whisky as presented was not in a virgin state and had in fact been opened. I had grabbed this bottle in the dark this morning from my whisky cabinet thinking it was a full and un-opened bottle … but this was not the case as it transpired. It had been cracked although looked full – only a tiny amount out of the bottle. Obviously embarrassed about this I dully offered the bottle to all attending LC’s and we all duly polished this off with our lunch … thank you very much. Ray Funnel WILL be presented with a new, fresh and virgin bottle of whisky at the next outing. Cheers Ray!!’


Next Game – KLGCC (East Course) – 14th July 2014

Next game will be MONDAY 14th July at KLGCC East Course as Tuesday is a Public Holiday. We have a total of 15 players for MONDAY’s game at KLGCC (East Course) and the flights have been drawn as follows

Please be at the club by 7:45am latest for registration/payment.

Cost will be RM250 inclusive of green fees/buggy/insurance and 1 caddy per buggy (if available). Anyone requiring additional caddy can arrange on the morning.

We are playing the East Course and will play from the white tees. There is an excellent course summary and guide here for those wanting to study the course over the weekend prior to the game:

We had originally planned to have lunch at the Royal Selangor Sports Annexe next door as Tony is a member there but unfortunately as Tony is unable to play due to dengue fever (get well soon Tony!) we will have lunch at SID’s Pub, Damansara Heights which is 5 mins away from the club.

Results – Staffield – 8th July 2014

Conditions at Staffield this morning were perfect – weather clear with blue skies and a light breeze at times – and the course was in very good shape after the many months of green renovation which has taken this venue off the Loose Cannon’s circuit for some time.
We had 17 players today, with 2 late-comers arriving just as the group had re-adjusted flights and were heading off to the 1st tee …. so please a reminder to everyone please arrive in time before the tee-time to allow ample time for registration, payment, etc and if you are running late please send a text or call to inform.
Other than the last 4 ball we were all finished in very good time today arriving back at the clubhouse at just after 11:30am. We took lunch at the club after the game and Brian Stubbs kindly sponsored all the drinks in celebration of his birthday …. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Brian … cheers!
Some good scores as usual at Staffield but the clear winner with an excellent 43 points and gross of 88 (40 gross on the back nine!!) was Erol Akinci .. well done Erol. Second was Stuart Taylor with 84 and 39 points on count back from Robert Mulliss, also 39 points with a gross of 98.
Best gross of the day was Sean Niven (playing off a handicap of 1) with 75.
Full results below: 


Gordon Wingate Memorial Trophy

Congratulations to Brian Stubbs for winning the inaugural Gordon Wingate Memorial Trophy held at Tropicana on 2nd July 2014. He won with a gross of 94 and 39 Stableford points. The day was very successful with 23 participating golfers who played the East 1 and East 2 courses under great conditions. Greens were fast and tricky to say the least.
Nancy Wingate is pleased to announce that a total of RM3,020 was raised for the Malaysian Heart Foundation.
Thanks to all who played and to all of the wonderful contributions of money and prizes which made this event highly successful. We all look forward to next year’s event and a chance to get our name on the trophy.

Next Game – Staffield – 8th July 2014

As Kota Permai are hollow tining all their greens starting next week we WILL NOT be playing Kota Permai. We have now confirmed 5 flights at Staffield next Tuesday at 7:45am. Therefore please be at the club by 7:15 latest for registration and payment. Costs will be cheaper as Staffield has a good Ramadan rate ….. cost will be RM100 for green fees/buggy/insurance. Caddies are available at an extra cost of RM48 for those who want to have a caddy – so I will leave this to individuals to get themselves.
As the usual lunch venue in Mantin closeby to Staffield is no more in operation then I propose we will eat at the clubhouse post game.

Results – Templer Park – 1st July 2014

There were only 12 players at this week’s game, probably due to this time of year when many are away on leave. I was also out of play today as having just had some surgery on my voice box  last week decided to rest up. I will be back next week although running in “silent mode”. However as it was Ramadan there was a special rate for this fine course hence the reason to play here. 
Winner of the day was Tony Morris with a gross of 91 for 35 points. Glenn Sargeant scored 93 for 37 points but as he has as yet an unverified handicap and not played the requisite 5 games so he cannot win unfortunately. Second was Tom Holmes (welcome back Tom!) with 87 for 34 points. Full results below:


Next Game

Next week we will tentatively be playing at Kota Permai, again making use off the special Ramadan rates. Barry Cousins will be booking the flights this Thursday and I will confirm arrangements by email.