Results – Impian Golf & Country Club – 23rd February 2016


The monthly Trophy Game for February was played at Impian Golf & Country Club with 23 players participating. After a fairly efficient check in and registration we teed off from two tee boxes at 8:00 ++. There was a little confusion over the tees that we should have played from …… Impian normally does not have white tees so the message that was conveyed to the group teeing off from Tee No 1 was play from the Blues ….. but as there were White Tees in play today the groups playing from Hole No 10 apparently used the White Tees.

The course was in great condition and the greens rather tricky and difficult to read. Play was rather slow today as there were a few slow moving groups in front …. as Mike Smith was quoted over lunch he was annoyed at the “slow elderly players in front” …. rather choice coming from our most senior player I thought!

Weather was clear and fresh at the start but became very hot and sticky by the back 9 making it most exhausting.

13 of us had lunch at the restaurant opposite Kenwell Seafood as it was closed and it was on the whole pretty good but not quite as good as Kenwell Seafood. Although the prawns were reasonably priced they were rather small and rather overcooked.


We had two players on 40 Stableford points today but the February Trophy Winner on count back was Geoff Parslow with the best gross of the day of 79 and 40 points from Bernard Romahn with 85 for 40 points. Geoff will be cut 4 strokes. Well done. Full scores below:

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Results – Danau Golf Club – 16th February 2016


With a last minute cancellation from one member we had 22 Cannons today for the game at Danau Golf Club teeing off from two separate tee boxes sharp at 8:00am. Weather was very good with clear blue skies making for a rather hot finish. The course was in good shape … but tough. The rough was ROUGH and the greens very tricky making for more than one 3-putt during our round.

With balls going into the heavy rough made things slow as people looked in vain for their balls. Another rules reminder for players ….. you have 5 minutes to look for a lost ball after which time you should replay your last shot or scratch the hole to maintain your flight time keeping.

However we all finish by 1pm and then headed off for lunch at Restoran East of Highway … our favourite haunt in this part of the country. We had two tables for lunch with 16 attending.


Scores were generally low but our winner today with 38 points and a gross of 100 was Allan Wright. Runner up was Martin Walsh with an 89 for 37 points. Best gross of the day was Andrew Cseszko with an 87. Flight no 5 comprising Bernard Romahn, Roger Surieux, Peter Kenyon and Andrew Robinson failed to submit a card at the lunch venue so they were all recorded a no return. Everyone must remember to submit a card and it is advised that each buggy keep a card so scores can be cross-checked before submission …. don’t rely on someone else to submit the card ….. but this has been said on numerous time before.

Full scores of the day below :

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How Hard is it to Get a Hole in One?

Have you ever wondered what are the chances of getting a hole-in-one …… read this to find out the hard truth.

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hole in one.jpgWe all know someone whose gotten a hole in one before, or maybe you’re one of them. It almost has a mystical allure to it, especially for those who’ve never had one (I’m one of those people). It’s rare, even for tour professionals to hit a hole in one and even more so for average golfers. But just how hard is it to get a hole in one?

Well, if you’re hoping for one in the near future, I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news… According to the chances of an amateur golfer hitting a hole in one are around 1 in 12,750. That means you would have to play 12,750 par 3’s until you finally have an average chance at getting an ace.

If you consider that on a “normal” 18-hole course you only play about four par 3’s a round that means it will take…

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Pebble Beach Golf Club

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Pebble Beach Golf Course, Carmel, California.Pebble Beach Golf Links is a golf course on the west coast of the United States, located in Pebble Beach, California.

Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful courses in the world, it hugs the rugged coastline and has wide open views of Carmel Bay, opening to the Pacific Ocean on the south side of the Monterey Peninsula. In 2001 it became the first public course (i.e., open to the general public for play) to be selected as the No.1 Golf Course in America by Golf Digest. Greens fees are among the highest in the world, at $495 (plus $35 cart fee for non-resort guests) per round in 2008.

Four of the courses in the coastal community of Pebble Beach, including Pebble Beach Golf Links, belong to the Pebble Beach Company, which also operates three hotels and a spa at the resort. The other…

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Results – Kota Permai – 10th February 2016


It’s alway a pleasure to return to Kota Permai Golf & Country Club, one of the best courses in the KL area by far. We took the opportunity to take advantage of the special Chinese New Year Golf Package for this week’s Loose Cannons game with 20 players making up 5 full flights. We got off on two tee boxes at shortly after 8:30 am under beautiful conditions. It was humid and overcast for the first half of the game then it got hotter as the sky cleared. The course was in great condition and the greens fast and with the slopes on some causing a few players to run off the green having successfully reached it! We were back in the clubhouse between 1pm and 1:30pm for lunch on the terrace. Thank you to Barry Cousins who is a member at the club and made the golf booking and the lunch arrangements.


The course played a little harder than it usually does, probably reflective of the tough greens with only two players bettering their handicaps. The winner by a large margin this week with a marvellous round of 97 for 43 points was Glenn Wombwell …. well done Glenn …. cut 4! Runner up was Martin Walsh with best gross of the day of 89 and 37 points. Full results below :

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Results – Kinrara Golf Club – 2nd February 2016


This seemingly straightforward and innocuous little Par 71 course can sometimes eat you up …. and this was one of those days with 20 Loose Cannons failing to conquer this course. Yes it’s a tight little course but today somehow balls were being lost left, right and even centre. The rough was deep and soft and just seemed to eat up balls …. even the fairway seemed to somehow magically camouflage balls making it very difficult to find them. The weather was good and predictably hot and humid as the morning wore on. The greens were in fairly good shape …. the problem appeared to be in reaching them!

We decided to play off the blue tees which is normally a good choice at this course as the white tees are normally located on the red tee boxes making it rather short on many holes. However today we found many of the blue tees were at the back where the black tees normally are making this even tougher than it needed to be.

We managed to tee off from two separate tee boxes and most were finished by around 1pm – then we headed to lunch at Rein Li Tan’s recommended restaurant Restoran Kari Kepala Ikan Tiga– in the darkest depths of Puchong Utama. Some people had problems finding the restaurant and one member didn’t make it due to navigational problems. The consensus (at least on our table) that the food was not that great with the exception of the fish and it also seemed to be a real struggle to get a cold beer …… so perhaps not worth the hike from Kinrara.


The scores today certainly reflected how tough the course was playing with only two members breaking 100. Of note Bernard Romahn managed to score only two points more than the number of clubs in his bag ….. and he actually had the proper number of clubs in his bag this week! The winner today with a measly 32 points was Mike Smith with a gross of 101. Mike is cut 4 for this wonderful performance! Runner ups were the French duo of  Charles Blanchet (97 for 31 points) and Roger Surieux (104 for 31 points). Best gross of the day was Stuart Taylor with 95. Full results below :

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