The USGA and R&A show some heart with changes to the Rules of Golf

The USGA and R&A have revised some golf rules commencing 1st January 2016 …. the key ones being :

  1. Ban on the anchored putting stroke
  2. Withdrawl of Rule on Ball Moving After Address (Rule 18-2b)
  3. Limited Exception to Disqualification Penalty for Submission of Incorrect Score Card (Rule 6-6d)
  4. Modification of Penalty for Single Impermissible use of Artificial Devices or Equipment (Rule 14-3)

Full details can be read here.

Results – Impian Golf & Country Club – 27th October 2015

Conditions were good this morning for the October Monthly Trophy game at Impian Golf & Country Club. We had 18 players with Sigi taking up a last minute position when Ren Li cancelled. The course has been seen in better shape and again we played off the blue tees as the white tees seemed to have now disappeared from this course. Greens were good although some were a little bare in patches and inconsistent.

After the game we adjourned to the reliable Ken Well Seafood Restaurant for an excellent lunch and drinks kindly sponsored by Ted Parslow celebrating his 100th Cannons game. Thank you Ted!


Scores were relatively low this week and the October Monthly Trophy winner with 37 points and a gross of 84 was Stuart Taylor. Runner up was Bernard Romahn with 36 points on count back from Paul Geddes also on 36 points. Best gross of the day was Andrew Chez with an 82. Full results below :



Results – Nilai Sparings Golf & Country Club – 20th October 2015

Fourteen players teed off at 8-00am at Nilai Springs, Bernhard being a late drop out because of the haze, the Germanic contingent was however reinforced by the presence of a Huns Berger (that was what the registration recorded him as).
We played the Island and Pines nines both being in very good condition, the scoring however did not reflect this. 
Twelve people attended a very enjoyable lunch at Restoran East of Highway, where good F & B was troughed by all.
The winner was Ted Parslow with  a score of 82 for 38 points beating the runner up Allan Wright on count back. The lowest gross was Geoff McLaws with a round of 80.

Full results :


Results – Kinrara Golf Club – 13th October 2015

Fourteen players including three of the unwashed who were less vocal than the previous week teed off in slightly hazy conditions. The golf course was in reasonable condition and we teed off at 8-00am on the first nine. Several players complained about the shortness of the course playing from the white tee boxes, it is a shame that their scoring did not reflect this.
The winner on the day was Brian Stubbs with a gross of 89 for 44 points continuing his recent good run.  Runner up was myself with 42 points. Best Gross was Andrew Chez with a good score of 74 which included 5 birdies and eagle putts. Stuart is back later this week and several players are probably due a handicap haircut.
An enjoyable lunch attended by 8 players was taken at Restoran East of Highway.

Results – KGSAAS – 6th October 2015

Thirteen gentlemen and five unmentionables teed off in slightly hazy conditions. We teed off at 8-00am and played the Sultan and Presidents nines with a two tee box start. Both nines were in reasonable condition for this reliable track. The scoring however was not good.

The winner on the day was an unmentionable with a gross of 89 for 38 points. Runner up Allan Wright, well done Allan. Best Gross an unmentionable with a tally of 81. Following the rumour that the unmentionables would be paying for lunch and drinks, only 2 of them attended the lunch.
An enjoyable lunch was taken at the clubs Chinese restaurant spoilt only by the slightly dodgy fish, however the 11 attendees managed to consume 550Rm worth of beer.
Full results :

Results – Staffield Golf Resort – 29th September 2015

5 Full flights teed off on time on the Northern and Western courses, in thank goodness light haze at Staffield GC. The course was in excellent condition, although the greens were a little slow but consistent. 

The winner with an excellent 76 for 41 points was Geoff Mclaws. Well done. In second place was Brian Stubbs, 96 for 38 points who I watched “snatch defeat from the jaws of victory”  in the last 4 holes. In spite of the motivation from Allan threatening to throw him in the lake…..

Full results below:

11 players adjourned to the East of Highway for an enjoyable lunch. Service was unfortunately much slower than usual. We said goodbye to Alan Mc as he is now on his way back to S.Africa. He very kindly paid for the beers.