We had 23 Loose Cannons this week at Nilai Springs with a tee time booked on 2 tee-boxes at 8:00am. After a tedious and rather inefficient check in process with volumes of paperwork and receipts that fully explain the deforestation in Malaysia we all headed out to our buggies. With 6 flights we had 3 flights aligned for separate tee boxes on Pines and Island nines. However our Flight No 1 decided to not listen to the instructions given and they tee’d off from the incorrect tee box so being the last on that 9 we decided to move over to the Island 9 to tee off. Reaching there we found our 3 flights backed up and then additional 2 balls trying to squeeze in. When asked these 2 balls said they also had a tee time of 8:00am … the same as us. I took the starter to task on this and asked him to sort this out but in the usual Malaysian fashion he did nothing so I needed up taking him to the front desk and complaining …. still nothing happened. This is so typical of Malaysian organisation and very frustrating for anyone trying to arrange a large group like we have. I will be avoiding this course for future games if this is the treatment we get.
So with my blood pressure somewhere in the region of 220/110 our last group eventually tee’d off on the Island 9 at 8:30 or so.
The course had obviously had a lot of rain recently and was rather wet and soggy but the greens were excellent. We managed good time and were not held up further so finished around 1pm.
Most of us then moved onto Dengkil Seafood Restaurant for an excellent lunch and some much needed beer.
The winner today was Mike Smith on count back from Mike Williams. Mike Smith shot a 95 for 38 points with Mike Williams second with 86 for 38 points. Best gross was Geoff Parslow with 83.