Results – Impian Golf & Country Club – 28th July 2015

This was the monthly trophy game for July and we had 3 full flights with one guest. Weather was very good and the course was in great shape although most people complained about the slow greens.  The white tees were not present today so we all played off the blue tees with the exception of Andrew Chez who used the rear black tees.
Shot of the Day goes to Stuart Taylor who was inaugriating his new 56 deg sand wedge and the first time he used it was on the 9th hole where he played the very first virginal shot with this club and hole the ball for a sandy birdie!
We were not unduly held up and were back in the clubhouse around 12pm or after. Mike Smith had decided that given the usual traffic congestion on the way to the usual Seafood restaurant we would head over to East of Highway Restaurant for lunch. It was ironic that Mike missed the SILK turnoff and then spent a full hour to find his way eventually to the restaurant were everyone sees was safe installed partaking of the amber ale.
Thanks to Allan Wright for sponsoring the final batch of extra beers!
The winner today for the July Trophy (and his very first Cannons win) was Allan Wright with 38 points and a gross of 96. Well done Allan. Runner up was Rein Li tan with 37 points and a gross of 90. Bets gross of the day goes to Andrew Chez with an 85. Full results below :

Results – Tasik Puteri Golf & Country Club – 21st July 2015


It was a beautiful, still and slightly overcast morning at Tasik Puteri with 13 players heading out onto the Puteri and Putera nines – should have been 15 but we had a no-show from ReinLi Tan. The weather was cool for the first nine holes but it soon warmed up for the back 9. The course was playing well and in good condition, the greens had been hollow tined but were running very well.  The tee boxes however were in much need of cutting and repair. With 3 x 3-balls and 1 x 4 ball we were finished within 4 hours then headed to the usual restaurant back on the road to Rawang for food and drinks.
There were some good scores today with over half the field shooting to handicap or better. In 3rd place was Brian Stubbs with 39 points (gross 97), 2nd place was Allan Wright, 40 points (gross 94), but the clear winner was Stuart Taylor with an excellent 44 points (gross 78) equaling his best round to date which was just shot last week at Bangi. Best gross was Stuart Taylor with 78. Full results tabulated below :


Results – Sungai Long Golf & Country Club – 14th July 2015

Taking advantage again of the good Ramadan rate we played at Sungai Long again with 14 Loose Cannons turning up for the morning’s fun. The course was in great shape with excellent greens.  The weather was overcast and muggy. 
Welcome to our two new guests today; Cameron McAinsh and Kevan Bartley – we hope you can join us on a more permanent basis.
Lunch was at the nearby KenWell Seafood Restaurant in Balakong which was as always excellent.

The winner today was Stuart Taylor with an excellent round of 80 (42 points). Runner up was Andrew Chez with 38 points and best gross of the day of 78. 3rd place was Rein Li Tan with 35 points, gross of 93. Full results below:


Results – IOI Palm Garden – 7th July 2015

16 golfers played IOI Palm Garden in excellent weather; some finding this beautiful course harder than others as can be seen by the scores. 
Registration was simple and efficient and we all got off on the 10th in good time. Due to the heavy early morning rain buggies were restricted to the cart path for the first 5 holes which was not appreciated by our returning friend Ray Funnell, but thereafter it was buggy on fairway. Welcome back Ray.
This is truly a gem of a golf course and a delight to play. Congratulations to it’s creator, our own Ted Parslow, and to the management of Palm Garden and it’s manager Brandon Chin, on a job well done. Considering the course is only 3 years old it is already very mature.
Thanks also to Reinli (which phone should I use next) Tan for rounding up some of his golfing friends to swell the numbers. They were a pleasure to play with and will be welcomed back.
Despite a couple of non playing Cannons mailing their reservations about the cost, all those playing today thought it money well spent. The lunch was good (albeit a little slow) and much amber nectar was downed making it a very enjoyable 19th hole. Making use of the Ramadan offers we will hopefully play another of the premier courses next week. The Mines is the preferred choice but watch this space for confirmation.
Of note was our winner Geoff McLaws trip to Retoran East of Highway where he duly organised the table and ordered beer before the penny dropped and he checked his email before returning to the club, beer in hand. 
The full results.

Player H/C Gross Points Position
Mike Smith 23 101 30  
Ray Funnell 23 102 29  
John Laidley 11 86 33  
Tom Holmes 15 85 38  
Glen Wombwell 27 112 23  
Allan Wright 27 99 36  
Geoff McLaws 9 76 41 1
Andrew Chez 7 82 34  
Brian Stubbs 27 108 27  
Ted Parslow 12 87 33  
James Tan (G) 21 114 16  
Reinli Tan 20 90 38 3 OCB
Jeff Lee (G) 15 89 34  
Anthony Tan (G) 22 87 39 2
Peter May 24 121 11  
Keith Robson (G) 24 111 21

Gordon Wingate Memorial Trophy – Tropicana Golf & Country Resort – 1st July 2015

The 2nd Gordon Wingate Memorial Trophy golf competition was held again at Tropicana Golf & Country Resort with 6 flights teeing off on the East 1 and West 9 nines at just after 8:00am. There were golfers from the Loose Cannons group, The FRID’ Eggs group, the ladies LEGS group and some friends of Nancy who came from Dubai.
Course conditions were good albeit a bit of a mixed bag between the two nines played. The East 1 course had obviously recently had the greens hollow tined and were quite bumpy and somewhat slow. Even the fairways were not in their usual immaculate condition. The West course however had lightning fast greens which caught everyone unaware. 
Weather was good and everyone was back in the clubhouse by just after 1pm in time for the lunch held at the Spring Garden Chinese Restaurant. Nancy Wingate made a thank you speech followed by the presentation of the prizes and raffle ticket winners by Peter Davies.
Many thanks to all he participants for this annual competition and a big thank you to all those kind donations of money and prizes for the day. Any excess monies will be donated to the Malaysian Heart Foundation, a charity chosen by Nancy Wingate.


Best Team Stableford : Peter Davies, Stuart Taylor, Brian Stubbs, Glen Wombwell (126 points)

NTP Hole 3 : Paul Geddes

NTP Hole 8 : Rebecca Wood

NTP Hole 12 : Stuart Taylor

NTP Hole 17 : Peter Davies

Longest Drive Men : Brian Stubbs

Longest Drive Ladies : Rebecca Wood

3rd Place : Paul Geddes (37 points)

2nd Place : Brian Stubbs 39 points)

Winner : Merete Dahl (42 points)

Full Results


Results – Templar Park – 30th June 2015

Only 7 LC’s played the June Trophy Game at Templer Park today which was  a pity because the course was in good condition save for some of the bunkers that had recently been re-sanded and were very soft. The weather too was great for golf and since there were few people playing, we were round in good time. But once again this course was the winner as can be seen from the scores below.

Paul Geddes          87 / 36

Allan  Wright          103 / 33

Mike Smith             99 / 32

Andrew Chez         88 / 24 OCB

Bernhard Romahn 98 / 24

Roger Surieux       122 / 22

Brian Stubbs          116 / 19

Hopefully Ray will be back on the course next week and will arrange a suitable ‘Ramadan’ venue.